Canada’s Richest Theatre Prize Goes To ‘Theatre hacker’ Olivier Choinière

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“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.”

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Why Has Innovation Become A Religion?

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“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 as demigods. And so their tales are ultimately as simple, as explicit in their lessons, as a sacred text.”

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Ten Classic Parodies Of Classical Music

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Parodies, comedy and wry comment; classical music as object of fun.

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Smithsonian Turns To Private Funding To Supplement Its Budget

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“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.”

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The End Of Traditional TV Networks?

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

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Nielsen’s Plan To Measure Ratings For All Media

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“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 it takes.”

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Composer John Adams Reflects On “Klinghoffer” Controversy

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“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.”

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“Death Of Klinghoffer” At Met Starts With Shouts, Ends With Cheers

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“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.”

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Paris Opera Ejects Audience Member In Muslim Face Veil

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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.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Back In The Black After “A Remarkable Year”

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“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.”

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Composer Stephen Paulus Dead At 65

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“[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.”

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Memphis Symphony Musicians Agree To 38 Percent Pay Cut

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“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.”

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Troubled Times Or No, Here’s A New Orchestra Taking Shape And Growing

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“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.”

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Ten Things We Should Change In Classical Concerts

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“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 there are many unspoken ‘rules’ and conventions at classical concerts that we often accept quietly and which make the experience of classical concert worse than it should be.”

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Drawing The Disappearing Bookstores Of New York

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Bob Eckstein offers watercolor-style portraits, with anecdotes, of the likes of Coliseum Books, Scribners, Shakespeare & Co., and Forbidden Planet.

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The Aromas Of Books (An Infographic)

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A chart explains the chemistry behind the smell of new books – and how it changes as books get old.

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Vogue Goes To The Paris Opera Ballet

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Benjamin Millepied himself hosts the visit, with no less than Annie Leibovitz taking the pictures.

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Orlando’s Arts Center Is Late And Over Budget, But At Least The Lawsuit Is Settled

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“Contractor Balfour Beatty Construction and the center’s managers have blamed each other, and now the parties have signed a settlement agreement to avoid legal claims that would likely top $25 million. The agreement settles the dispute by paying Balfour Beatty another $9.5 million.”

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The Medium Is Still The Message, Even After 50 Years

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“Fifty years ago, Marshall McLuhan published Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Assessing all media that came before television and predicting all that would come after, he argued that we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” Yet, after half a century, lots of folks who spout the aphorism still know nothing of his work. (audio)

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How To Put Your Graffiti Tag On Insanely Expensive Art Without Actually Damaging It

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“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)

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Will The Networks’ New Streaming Services Eventually Devour Each Other?

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“Do I get Netflix, HBO, CBS and Showtime?”

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Even Iggy Pop Can’t Make Any Money From Streaming Music

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“If I had to depend on what I actually get from sales I’d be tending bars between sets.” The 67-year-old rock legend also says that electronic devices “estrange people from their morals and also make it easier to steal music than pay for it.”

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King Kong Vs. Godzilla In The Art World: Ron Perelman’s Feud With Larry Gagosian

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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.”

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Harvard Will Finally Get A Theatre (And Dance) Major. Will Princeton Ever Cave?

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“We have so many students who are active in the arts and are trying to figure out how to make that a core part of their experience, and this does that.”

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Suni Haru, Who Sacrificed Her Career To Help Other Asian American Actors In Theirs, Dead At 75

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“To her Philippines-born parents, dismayed that she had participated in a public protest, Haru said, ‘How else can we let people know that here’s discrimination in the theater?’ she wrote in “Iron Lotus” her 2012 autobiography. ‘You’ll see, someday I’ll make a living acting.'”

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Paul Krugman Is Deeply Over Amazon And Its Defenders

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“The desirability of new technology, or even Amazon’s effective use of that technology, is not the issue. After all, John D. Rockefeller and his associates were pretty good at the oil business, too — but Standard Oil nonetheless had too much power, and public action to curb that power was essential. And the same is true of Amazon today.”

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Learning Narrative From Your Pet Wolf

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“Depending on the details I selected, the story could be comic or sad. My parents could be painted as reckless or heroic. I could accept one teller’s version over another. I could create my own. Fiction, through fabrication, finds the truth that real life tends to cover up.”

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