Top Posts From AJBlogs 01.19.14

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That Beautiful Place Where Playing Music And Playing Games Converge

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“When these so-called ludomusicologists hear selections from the sonic oeuvres of Nintendo or Bungie, they detect strains of creative genius on a par with Tchaikovsky’s allegros. And they’re on a mission to ensure that videogame music is accorded the same respect as Hollywood film scores.”

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Savior Of The Brighton Philharmonic Moves On

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“Brighton Philharmonic said general manager Judith Clarke had had left, five months after the orchestra came within two weeks of closure” and Clarke raised £70,000 from fans.

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The Time Of The Golden Movie Producer Is Over

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The 1990s were “a time when the film business was flush with cash, to entice their first occupants into production deals. Studios regularly gave producers millions of dollars a year as part of so-called ‘on the lot’ agreements. In exchange, they got the right of first refusal on any project the producer generated. Life is […]

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Set Collapses On Theatre Audience In London

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“Fuerzabruta’s website describes the show as a ‘mind-blowing, heart-pounding international theatrical experience.’” The set collapse injured three audience members and one of the performers.

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Is Ellen The Successor To Oprah?

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Oprah Winfrey left a huge hole in the talk-show world when she decamped for her own network. But is Ellen DeGeneres, who’s about to host the Oscars, the heir to that crown – or a different phenomenon entirely?

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When WILL We Have A Machine That Can Predict Bestsellers?

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“This kind of book, Archer wrote, is ‘not favorable toward sex, lust and passion, bodies described, marital relationships or remote natural settings. It also doesn’t like emotional expression. What it does like are middlebrow thematics. Education, law, travel, money, cities, technology, childhood relationships, history and dining out’ are all wise subjects to cover ‘if you’re […]

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