Wonderful news from Atlanta!
Wonderful news has been received from Atlanta - the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has re-appointed their music critic, Pierre Ruhe, as one of two "reporter/critics" in the reorganization of the staff of the paper...
I believe that the managers of the newspaper responded positively to the public concern that consistent and competent music criticism not be eliminated from the paper. Newspapers are all trying to adapt themselves to these changing times, and they all have to think carefully about what they do and how they do it. To me it has always been clear that while some members of the younger generation find their news in places other than daily newspapers, the leadership of most communities still count on their local newspapers to provide them with the important information they need to be contributing citizens. I am delighted that the Journal-Constitution has recognized this and by reappointing Mr. Ruhe as a music critic will preserve thoughtful criticism as a consistent part of its community coverage of the arts. I hope that all of us involved in the arts will celebrate this decision, and express our gratitude to that newspaper. Now let us hope that the folks in Minneapolis and at New York Magazine are paying attention.
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Terry Teachout on the arts in New York City
Andrew Taylor on the business of arts & culture
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Laura Collins-Hughes on arts, culture and coverage
Richard Kessler on arts education
Douglas McLennan's blog
Dalouge Smith advocates for the Arts
Art from the American Outback
For immediate release: the arts are marketable
No genre is the new genre
David Jays on theatre and dance
Paul Levy measures the Angles
Judith H. Dobrzynski on Culture
John Rockwell on the arts
Jan Herman - arts, media & culture with 'tude
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Howard Mandel's freelance Urban Improvisation
Focus on New Orleans. Jazz and Other Sounds
Doug Ramsey on Jazz and other matters...
Jeff Weinstein's Cultural Mixology
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Fresh ideas on building arts communities
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Exploring Orchestras w/ Henry Fogel
Harvey Sachs on music, and various digressions
Bruce Brubaker on all things Piano
Kyle Gann on music after the fact
Greg Sandow on the future of Classical Music
Norman Lebrecht on Shifting Sound Worlds
Jerome Weeks on Books
Scott McLemee on books, ideas & trash-culture ephemera
Wendy Rosenfield: covering drama, onstage and off
Chloe Veltman on how culture will save the world
Public Art, Public Space
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John Perreault's art diary
Lee Rosenbaum's Cultural Commentary
Tyler Green's modern & contemporary art blog