Julia Wolfe receives Pulitzer Prize

Composer Julia Wolfe this week received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her piece Anthracite Fields, an oratorio about coal miners and their families. Commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, it was premiered last April at a concert for Bang on a Can All-Stars, the music collective that Wolfe co-founded. Wolfe marks the second composer from the collective to win a Pulitzer; David Lang, also a co-founder, won in 2008 for his choral work The Little Match Girl Passion.

Plans for new NFL stadium in St. Louis revealed

A new NFL stadium is being planned for downtown St. Louis, architectural plans of which were presented on April 22 by the task force appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. The plans were presented to NFL executives and a committee of team owners at the league’s NY headquarters.

The task force was represented by co-leads Dave Peacock and Bob Blitz, developer’s representative John Loyd, and HOK vice president and design principal Eli Hoisington.

The field would include retractable seating in the corners to accommodate a FIFA-regulated field, allowing the stadium to double as a soccer field.

You can view aerial depictions and a video fly-through on the HOK website.

IAVM announces 2015 Venue Connect keynote speakers

The 2015 International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) will hold their annual conference Venue Connect this August in Baltimore.

Three keynote speakers have been selected: Betsy Myers, who served as a senior advisor to President Obama’s election campaign, will speak about women in leadership; former Navy Seal and MBA Curt Cronin will lead sessions about building teams and leadership; Jason Roberts returns again as closing keynote speaker.

Early-bird registration ends May 1st. Visit the VenueConnect website to learn more.

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