Today’s Top AJBlog posts 12/20/13

To Be (a charity) or Not To Be, That is the $40 Billion Question

Lincoln Center offers the country’s longest-running free outdoor festival. Photo: Nils Olander Editor’s Note: With “Comments We Can’t Ignore,” we addressed the need to more effectively… [read more]

Source: Field Notes | Published on 2013-12-20

The naked cellist is born again… on Facebook

Charlotte Moorman was a cellist who made her name by taking off her clothes in the interest of avant-garde music. She was most closely associated… [read more]

Source: Slipped Disc | Published on 2013-12-21

Collapsing Three to Make a Fourth

Tere O’Connor’s  Bleed, premiering on BAM’s Next Wave Festival,  is built on the bones of three previous works. Tere O’Connor’s Bleed. Foreground (L to R):… [read more]

Source: Dancebeat | Published on 2013-12-21

Michigan Governor Suggests State Funds Could Go Towards Detroit Institute Rescue

The “Grand Bargain” is gathering momentum. In comments to the Detroit News editorial board yesterday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder revealed that he “wouldn’t be close-minded”… [read more]

Source: Culturegrrl | Published on 2013-12-20
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Why Books Will Always Beat Technology


The sky has fallen on literature so many times that we can be forgiven for approaching the latest round of digital doom-saying with some skepticism of our own. For all the protestations that “it’s really different this time,” sometimes it seems like people just get off on prophesying gloom.

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