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Classical Music, The YouTube Symphony And Neo-Liberalism

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:02:38 +0000

(image) "By combining economic and cultural discussion with interpretations of musical sounds, I have tried to reveal some of the ways new music—its composition, performance, and reception—has been shaped by assumptions drawn from neoliberal dictums. More importantly, I have attempted to argue that when classical music (or any other beloved art form or practice) is pragmatically […]9460447.0011.202-00000001

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The Engine Behind New Orleans' Jazz Fest That Keeps It Alive

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:35:41 +0000

(image) "In late April and early May, people in bars and restaurants and in the streets wish each other a happy Jazz Fest in the same tones as "Merry Christmas." Nightclubs book special events for the nights after and the days between the two festival weekends; social and professional groups throw their own parties and gatherings. […]second-line-parade-2017-jazz-fest---jacqueline-marque_custom-05cf8f0f6df96d19cff8bf53f11a03625139924b-s1500-c85

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Here's What TV Actors In Hollywood Make

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:01:21 +0000

(image) Among the winners in the past year on the drama side were Robert De Niro, who is in line to receive an eye-popping $775,00 per episode for the untitled Amazon drama series from director David O. Russell. Other big gainers include “Shameless” stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy and the “Ozark” duo of Jason […]tv-stars-salaries-revealed

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Dance Movement Psychotherapy Is A Thing

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:32:18 +0000

(image) "DMP recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression. DMP is a relational process in which client and therapist engage in an empathic creative process using body movement and dance to assist integration of emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual aspects of self."whatisdancem

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Russia Detains Prominent Theatre Director

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:31:30 +0000

(image) The director, Kirill S. Serebrennikov, leads the Gogol Center, one of the most prominent and progressive artistic venues in Moscow. He is accused of working with accomplices to misappropriate 68 million rubles, or $1.1 million at current exchange rates, that had been awarded to Studio Seven, a theater production company he led.23russia-arrest-master180

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Is The Biggest Festival In The World (Is That A Problem?)

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:01:40 +0000

(image) Some locals worry that the festival is becoming an open-air museum paralyzed by tourists. “There is a debate about whether it’s too big and the city can sustain it,” said Donald Wilson, who is in charge of culture for the City Council. “But it’s not going to become a hollow museum like Venice. It’s too […]17Edinburgh1-superJumbo

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Casting Directors Demand Recognition From Broadway League

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:31:46 +0000

(image) "As one of the most labor-intensive industries in the city, Broadway production is a union shop for actors, stage hands, musicians, directors and choreographers, authors and others. The casting directors, who are seeking to negotiate a union contract as members of Teamsters Local 817, have had no luck so far getting the League’s labor committee […]img_1201-e1503336038107

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UK Report: Investment In Arts And Economic Benefits For Communities

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:01:33 +0000

(image) The findings demonstrate “positive and strong relationships” between investment in culture, sport and heritage and positive economic impacts for local places, although the report notes that the precise mechanisms through which this influence is exerted require further investigation.empowerment_sculpture_-_lincoln_uk

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The Dangerous Mythologies About Utopian Cultures

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:12 +0000

(image) The idea of a group of people untouched and unblemished by modernity encouraged social scientists to see them as a control group when it came to asking questions about whether humans have an original nature that has been somehow sullied by civilization. Among the most popular questions are ones about the human capacity for violence […]170820-moss-utopian-society-hero_u3rkbi

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How The 16th Century Created The Template For Classical Music

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:01:19 +0000

(image) It would seem rather that the Catholic church has, literally, called the tunes in western music history. Virtually all notated repertories before the Reformation came from Catholic Europe and the church continued to produce many of the great glories of Renaissance music during the first century of reformation. Even William Byrd, arguably the greatest English composer […]5108

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Liberation From Cable TV? We're Not Really Quite There Yet

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:34:49 +0000

(image) Cutting the cord is absolutely right for some people. Lots of people, maybe. But it's not that cheap, and it's not that easy, and there's not much hope of improvement on either front any time soon.CableBundle-FINAL

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Why Shouldn't We Be Able To Download Everything On The Internet?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:00:22 +0000

(image) What studios and labels should fear is something that makes downloading more convenient. The VCR and the DVR both upended the industry by letting people record a show and watch it later. Both won landmark lawsuits ruling that their existence amounted to fair use, that people could record programs and manage them on their own terms. Someone will come along […]Streaming_Oddjob

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Claim: Architecture Degree Will Be The Law Degree Of The 21st Century

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:31:50 +0000

(image) "I think creative thinking, in a business sense, has incredible value. My colleague here, Ewan Branda, has said that the architecture degree will be the law degree of the 21st century. He’s basically saying that this degree will open doors in the way that the law degree did last century, in politics and elsewhere."la-1502865472-onlldc027o-snap-image

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USC's Enormous Expansion: Disneyland Meets Hogwarts (But Without The History)

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:02:52 +0000

(image) Christopher Hawthorne: "With its Gothic ornament, peaked arches and 150-foot clock tower, the complex is a fantasia of just-add-water heritage, equal parts Disneyland and Hogwarts. Even more striking, the Village barely pretends to have the courage of its neo-trad convictions. Once you walk inside any of the buildings it becomes clear that the Gothic exterior […]la-1503256754-0yuwsgpwu9-snap-image

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A £35,000 "Fake" Constable Is Authenticated As A £2 Million Original

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:31:55 +0000

(image) "We were able to trace it back through various owners... right back pretty well to the brush of Constable himself. We found it in a sale sold by his son after his death which was a real slam dunker."_97466001_0565f79f-1e34-423b-b66f-faeda0423221

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Toronto International Film Festival Declares: Our Future Isn't Necessarily Film

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:02:36 +0000

(image) “Our main product used to be film,” it says in a new five-year strategic plan, presented this week to TIFF board members. “Now, our main service must be transformative experiences through film.” Used to be film? Isn’t that like the Toronto Blue Jays saying their main product used to be baseball?piers-cameron.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x724

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Court To Determine: Is A Chihuly Really By Chihuly?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:31:41 +0000

(image) These are painful days for Dale Chihuly, as he winds down a long career facing a challenge that stabs at the heart of any artist: his originality. Mr. Chihuly emblazoned his signature on the world by working and rethinking the vocabulary of glass as art. Physical challenges and scars compounded the difficulty of that path.22chihuly2-web-blog427

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This Summer's Movie Box Office Is Dramatically Down. But There's Good News?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:02:33 +0000

(image) Movie ticket sales in North America are running roughly half a billion dollars behind last summer’s box office, making this one of lowest-grossing summers in years. The 12.4 per cent downturn comes at a critical juncture for Hollywood, with constantly swirling fears about the impact of streaming, television and the bazillion other entertainment options out […]home-climb.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x452

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Theatre Wants To Let Non-Theatre-Attenders Help Determine Its Programming

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:45:11 +0000

(image) "Called the Visionari scheme, the initiative is looking for 20 people who are "regular, irregular and importantly non-theatre attenders". The advisory group will spend a year learning about the theatre through workshops led by the venue's staff. After the initial year the group will begin to guide, challenge and inform programming decisions at the theatre."2-Exterior-After-credit-De-Matos-Ryan2

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The Glossaries That Define Africa

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:31:22 +0000

(image) "When African writers get together on our own, we talk about glossaries. These additions to the main text, often vetted, if not entirely decided, by publishers, are crucial to how it will be received by readers. But when African writers talk about glossaries, we don’t just exchange tips. (How long? How comprehensive? By whom?) We talk […]ivory-coast-french

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Intergalactic Culture: Here's How Voyager's Golden Record Was Made

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:15:50 +0000

(image) Etched in copper, plated with gold, and sealed in aluminum cases, the records are expected to remain intelligible for more than a billion years, making them the longest-lasting objects ever crafted by human hands. We don’t know enough about extraterrestrial life, if it even exists, to state with any confidence whether the records will ever […]download

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Our Universities Have Lost Their Way And Are Facing Crisis. Let's Get Back To Basics - Like Teaching

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:01:57 +0000

(image) Universities have been growing for a decade, but most of the resources fuelling that growth have gone into expanding university administration, not faculty. One US study found that between 1975 and 2008, the number of faculty had grown about 10% while the number of administrators had grown 221%. In the UK, two thirds of universities now […]5052

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How Big Tech Took Over Our Culture And Subverted Democracy

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:45:59 +0000

(image) Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple—Europeans refer to the group simply as gafa—didn’t eliminate the gatekeepers; they took their place. Instead of becoming more egalitarian, the country has become less so: the gap between America’s rich and poor grows ever wider. Meanwhile, politically, the nation has lurched to the right. In Franklin Foer’s telling, it would be […]170828_r30415

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Ugly Incident At Teen Event At Atlanta's High Museum Stirs Charges Of Racism

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:31:50 +0000

(image) "Driven by a climate of mistrust and doubt, many questioned the sincerity of the letter written by Rand Suffolk, Nancy & Holcombe T. Green, Jr., Director of the High Museum. How could this happen at the High? Why were the police called on this young man? Surely there was no need for the violence, and […]High_Museum_of_Art_-_Atlanta_GA_-_Flickr_-_hyku_11-1

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Director of Development - Cultural Non-Profit

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:37:06 +0000

Based in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is a cultural institution with a global reach and impact.

Study: How Our Creativity Changes As We Get Older

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:02:26 +0000

(image) "How does the ability to come up with unusual ideas change as we grow older? Does it begin to flag in adolescence? Before then? To investigate these questions, we and our colleagues recently conducted several experiments, which we relate in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."20gray-master768

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How To Encourage And Support Canadian Content? Cut Budgets?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:31:35 +0000

(image) "As streaming services erode the broadcasting business model and render Canadian content regulations less effective, critics have accused the industry of fighting over who gets the best deck chair on the Titanic... But cutting the money that TV producers can get from broadcasters for their best work seems an odd way to encourage them."download

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