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Visual ArtsTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:39
Can An Art Biennial Fix New Orleans?

“Conceived in 2006, one year after Hurricane Katrina, the biennial was created with lofty goals. Billed as a kind of saviour of the struggling city, it was founded by the curator Dan Cameron “on the principle that the art of our time can play a significant role in the revitalisation of an important US city”, […]Source: The Art Newspaper

Visual ArtsTue, 21 Oct 2014 06:44
How To Put Your Graffiti Tag On Insanely Expensive Art Without Actually Damaging It

“It’s resourceful, at least: Instead of going straight for the million-dollar works, an especially DGAF graffiti artist used the reflective surface of a Koons piece by spray-painting the white Whitney wall next to it. All the better to selfie with.” (includes video of incident)Source: New York Magazine

Visual ArtsTue, 21 Oct 2014 06:01
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King Kong Vs. Godzilla In The Art World: Ron Perelman’s Feud With Larry Gagosian

Perelman, one of the top art collectors on the planet, says that art, “a beautiful thing”, has “been sullied by an ugly business [and] needs to be fixed.” Mega-dealer Gagosian’s side says that Perelman is a “notorious bully” who’d rather file “meritless litigations … [than] pay what’s owed.”Source: The New York Times

The WorldTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:49
Fort Wayne Philharmonic seeks Director of Development

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development is responsible for the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of all overall fund-raising programs consistent with The Phil’s needs and goals.Source: Fort Wayne Philharmonic

IdeasTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:43
Dwindling Newspaper Sales Echo Through Economy
Information Is Power (How We Go To War?)

“Global information warfare is not virtual. It is mostly latent; that is, it is in the world but not experienced as part of the world. It is a war without shadows. You cannot see it, and you cannot hear it; it happens silently every day, can hit anyone anywhere, and we can all be its […]Source: The European

WordsTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:33
The Realities Of Writing In The Age Of Citizen Critics

“Everyone is a critic. Everyone’s got a soapbox. And the worst fate for a writer isn’t being attacked … it’s being ignored.”Source: The New Republic

TheatreTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:50
Canada’s Richest Theatre Prize Goes To ‘Theatre hacker’ Olivier Choinière

“What’s distinguishes the Siminovitch Prize from other honours is that it is not just a reward for an individual play or production, but an investment in an artist at a time in mid-career when they often hit financial hurdles.”Source: The Globe and Mail (Canada)

IdeasTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:44
Why Has Innovation Become A Religion?

“I’ve decided that the champions of innovation-speak are as confused by the subject as anyone. To them, technology is a thing with a life of its own. And it can evidently only be understood via the ministrations of a class of reverent spiritual adepts, duly catechized in treating its essence as holy and its creators […]Source: Bookforum

MusicTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:51
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Ten Classic Parodies Of Classical Music

Parodies, comedy and wry comment; classical music as object of fun.Source: The Guardian (UK)

IssuesTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:44
Smithsonian Turns To Private Funding To Supplement Its Budget

“In an era of tighter federal funding the Smithsonian is increasing its private fundraising efforts to pay for its stepped-up ambitions at its sprawling network of museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and research centers, one of the largest collections of museum and research centers in the world.”Source: The New York Times

MediaTue, 21 Oct 2014 14:01
The End Of Traditional TV Networks?

“Eventually cable will follow bunny ears into the basement of dead technology, and online TV will be called something else: plain old TV.”Source: Wired

MediaTue, 21 Oct 2014 13:45
Nielsen’s Plan To Measure Ratings For All Media

“The new ratings, Nielsen says, can rank an online video next to a podcast next to an article. Unlike television or radio, the internet isn’t a medium that funnels just one format. The aim of Nielsen’s new ratings is to create a context to figure out what people care about online, regardless of what form […]Source: Wired

PeopleTue, 21 Oct 2014 13:21
Composer John Adams Reflects On “Klinghoffer” Controversy

“Classical music is the slowest-moving boat in the world. Maybe it is a good thing, if it means what I’m doing has meaning.”Source: The Wall Street Journal

MusicTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:56
“Death Of Klinghoffer” At Met Starts With Shouts, Ends With Cheers

“The major accomplishment of this powerful, mesmerizing production … is to effectively dismantle the suggestion that the work is anti-Jewish and trivializes a brutal act.”Source: Deadline

IssuesTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:54
Paris Opera Ejects Audience Member In Muslim Face Veil

Officials at the Opéra-Bastille asked a woman seated in the front row, a tourist from the Persian Gulf area, to either remove her niqab or leave the theater after some cast members refused to begin the second act while she was there.Source: The Telegraph (UK)

MusicTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:17
Philadelphia Orchestra Back In The Black After “A Remarkable Year”

“Since the Philadelphia Orchestra exited bankruptcy more than two years ago, several key financial indicators have brightened. Obligations associated with the orchestra’s Chapter 11 settlement have been paid off, income from concerts is growing nicely, and annual fund-raising is improving more than nicely.”Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

PeopleTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:56
Composer Stephen Paulus Dead At 65

“[His] voluminous output ranged from the operatic, oratorio and symphonic to choral hymns. His opera The Postman Always Rings Twice, written in 1982 for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, was popular with regional companies and universities.”Source: The Star-Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

MusicTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:50
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Memphis Symphony Musicians Agree To 38 Percent Pay Cut

“Memphis Symphony Orchestra musicians on Monday formally agreed to accept a one-year, 38 percent pay cut in an attempt to help the financially struggling performance arts organization reduce expenses as it works toward the goal of balancing its budget.”Source: The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

MusicTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:43
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Troubled Times Or No, Here’s A New Orchestra Taking Shape And Growing

“With more orchestras declining than thriving, classical music audiences can be forgiven for thinking the brand new Pennsylvania Philharmonic is a mirage.” Especially since it’s performing in towns – Pottstown, York, Bethlehem, and the like – “that can’t always support a professional group.”Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

MusicTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:36
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Ten Things We Should Change In Classical Concerts

“I often find myself sitting in a concert thinking I would never be here were it not for professional interest. This is a real shame, because to sit down in a concert hall and not do anything else other than listen for two hours is a great and quite radical experience in our lives. But […]Source: Baldur Brönnimann


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