Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.18.14

The Under-resourced Nonprofit Sector – Crisis or Chimera? Source: Field Notes | Published on 2014-02-18 The Invasion of San Francisco, and Intellectual Property Source: CultureCrash | Published on 2014-02-18 Jamming with Mozart from MTT to Perm Source: Condemned to Music | Published on 2014-02-19 Potato Bravo Source: Out There | Published on 2014-02-18

Should We Keep Children Out Of Museums?

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“At one time the answer was simple: keep them out. The pleasures of a museum and a gallery are beyond them, so they’re bound to be bored, or inappropriately excited by the joys of running up and down the polished floors.”

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Streaming Now To Be Included In UK Singles Charts

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“In the UK, music streaming increased by 33.7% in 2013 and now accounts for nearly 10% of revenues from recorded music. In the last year 7.4 billion songs were streamed via premium or ad-funded music services.”

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Has The News We Follow Displaced Literature?

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“Following the endless turbulent commentary on Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen, and the commentary on the commentary, you could be forgiven for feeling that literary art, as Trilling defined it, has been largely displaced by life—or, at least, by the pictures of life ceaselessly produced by the all-powerful media—as the realm in which we lose […]

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Hip Hop Group Puts Its Back Catalog Online (For Free). But There’s Just One (Or Two) Problems…

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“While it’s understandable for any artist to want to be able to make their classic works available for new audiences on the formats that young consumers especially are using, it’s unlikely that De La Soul actually controls the rights to the music they’re giving away, so they could be putting themselves at significant legal risk.”

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We’ve Replaced One Myth Of An Artist For Another

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“We’ve done away with the ridiculous Outsider Saint. But we’ve replaced him with a Servant whose primary task is to make us feel good about ourselves, either through the work itself, or through the way the work (or the artist’s personal life) allows us to grandstand.”

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Lorne Michaels, the Kingmaker of Comedy

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“His name is barely known in households outside the media elites of New York and California. Yet Michaels has enjoyed a career so wildly successful as to see him named ‘comedy’s most important man ever’ by The Hollywood Reporter.”

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Dick Cavett Remembers Sid Caesar

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“Sid Caesar is a mysterious and com­plex man who seems to have been sin­gled out by the gods to set two all-time records, one of dubious and unenviable distinction: to have set the high-water-mark for sustained comic brilliance over a long period of years, and to have in­gested enough booze and pills to kill the […]

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Remaking ‘Breaking Bad‘ in Spanish

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“There was, for one, the problem of the RV. Motor homes are very rare in Colombia, hence the old school bus that serves as Walter and Jose’s roving meth lab. And Colombian lawyers don’t market their services with over-the-top TV ads … [so] Saúl Bueno hosts a late-night talk show – Cuéntele a Saúl.” (But […]

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You Know What We Forget to Teach Music Students? Happiness

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Holly Mulcahy: “One of the most important things being overlooked at music schools is practicing, maintaining, and cultivating happiness. Happiness is habitually pushed aside until an individual’s ideal goal or job has been achieved. With many musicians and artists I know, there is often an unspoken ‘law’ that individuals deprive or deny themselves of happiness […]

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