Creative Arts Center of Dallas receives Hillcrest Foundation grant!

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, and they are not slowing down! CAC plans to capitalize on the momentum built during Celebration 50, a year-long series of events during 2016, by implementing the Institutional Capacity Building Initiative. A first priority in expanding organizational capacity is reconfiguring the customer [...]

Favorite Moments with John Holiday

Working with John Holiday, countertenor, as his publicist over the last several years has been an exciting journey. These are a few of my favorite moments.

…an impressive young countertenor, John Holiday, brought a bright virile voice to an aria from Handel’s “Guilio Cesare,” conducted by Pacien Mazzagatti.”Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Holiday featured [...]

Operation Valentine

Working on Operation Valentine with the Hughes Family Tribute Center was so much fun! We worked with 14 retirement and assisted living centers and collected more than 400 hand-made Valentines to send to U.S. troops overseas and distribute to veterans at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Here’s a look at Operation Valentine 2017!

“Star-making performance by countertenor John Holiday as Caesar”

BroadwayWorld.com counted John Holiday as one of their 2015 Gifts that Keep on Giving

Operation Valentine

A veteran of both Korea and Vietnam wrote the names of the wars in his valentine. A woman wrote she was a veteran, too, and thanked the brave soldiers. Such were the messages in the hand-made valentines by the residents of Sonoma House meant for U.S. soldiers deployed overseas.

The purpose of these valentines is [...]

Client One of Only TEN Selected for the Chi Omega Christmas Market 2015

DME Exchange of Dallas was selected as one of only TEN beneficiaries by Chi Omega Christmas Market 2015. Christmas shopping was never so much fun! The Chi Omega Christmas Market offers a unique one-of-a-kind shopping experience with 175 merchants showcasing gifts for every age including holiday décor, women’s clothing and accessories, home [...]

Charleston Post & Courier features John Holiday

The Charleston Post & Courier featured John Holiday during his successful run during the USA Spoleto Festival 2015. Wildly successful run, I should say, since the article headline reads, “John Holiday steals the festival,”
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150531/PC2106/150539872

The Post & Courier produced a companion video of John for this story. I think it portrays the life of [...]

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Miller Consulting clients receive Bloomberg Philanthropies grants

Two Miller Consulting clients recently received two-year grants from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen nearly 300 small- and mid-sized organizations within six cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Through the two-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will offer $30 million of unrestricted [...]

Texas Health Resources Foundation Platinum Sponsor

Texas Health Resources Foundation teed up as the Platinum Sponsor for The 8th Annual Ray Darby Charity Classic Golf Tournament benefiting DME Exchange of Dallas, http://www.dfwdmeexchange.org/

Houston Chonicle features John Holiday

Houston area native, John Holiday, is quickly establishing himself as a signer on the rise in the opera world.
http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/fortbend/news/article/Rosenberg-resident-debuts-new-opera-6287167.php

Upcoming performances are scheduled at Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York; Krakow, Poland; Versailles, France; and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

KUSC interviews John Holiday

John Holiday, a third prize winner at Plácido Domingo’s 2014 Operalia Competition, is quickly establishing himself as a signer on the rise in the opera world. Debuting at the Los Angeles Opera in Barrie Kosky’s acclaimed production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as the Sorceress, John seduced audiences and critics alike. Southern California’s KUSC [...]

Tips for Picking the Right Event Venue

Picking the right venue for your event can be trickier than just basing the decision on location or price. Gather all the details you need to make the best decision using this handy questionnaire.

EVENT Venue Questionnaire

John Holiday rocking the opera world

John Holiday is rocking the opera world! Fresh off an impressive New York City performance, />http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/arts/music/julius-rudel-gala-benefits-city-opera-revival-hopes.html?_r=0/> international performances are scheduled in Krakow, Poland and Versailles, France. Upcoming performances stateside are scheduled at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina; the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York; the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; [...]

Glass at The Rosewood Foundation

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/news.php/

A beautiful fused glass exhibit representing four generations of Caroline Rose Hunt’s family graces the Rosewood corporate headquarters. Truly gorgeous when viewed in person! Funding from The Rosewood Foundation has been key in the growth of the glass art instruction at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas.

What Makes a Good Story?

Some of my favorite suggestions for crafting an effective media release. Plus, I love talking about the needlepoint feature!

What Makes a Good Story?

Fundraising Success in 2014 for DME Exchange of Dallas

Annual Report 2014

DME Exchange of Dallas serves a unique need in Dallas. They collect gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and home hospital beds, refurbish and sanitize the equipment and then distribute it free of charge to Dallas County residents who have a financial need, no health insurance or [...]

Climate Change and the Carmelites

A unique perspective on climate change, “http://carmelitengo.org/carm_special_issues/environment/carm_perspective/position%20statement.2.pdf/

The Carmelite NGO, affiliated with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), uses this access as an important opportunity to speak on behalf of the millions who are feeling the effect of climate change such as farmers, fishermen, the poor and the marginalized. Carmelites believe climate [...]

Editorial Services provided for Carter Financial Management

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Carter Financial Management, led by president Bill Carter, provides a collaborative, client-centered approach to wealth management building on trusted, long-term relationships to more effectively invest each client’s wealth according to their unique needs and objectives. I love editing their newsletters. It’s an economic and investing lesson every time.

John Holiday debuts with the Los Angelos Opera

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-la-opera-review-20141027-column.html”

What a way to debut!! New client, John Holiday, countertenor, debuted in the Los Angelos Opera’s production of Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. The Los Angelos Times wrote of John’s singing, along with fellow countertenors G. Thomas Allen and Darryl Taylor, “… this is a trio of vibrant, flexible, funny Baroque singers who [...]