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The Death of “Word of Mouth”?

December 22, 2011


The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently posted a report entitled Where people get information about restaurants and other local business.  Here is just a quick picture of what they found. “Some 60% of adults say they get news and information about  local businesses other than restaurants and bars. When they do:  47% say […]

Video Games Pay Attention!

December 21, 2011


For a number of years now I have been hugely interested in the video game market.  I am, at best, a casual player.  I do play Angry Birds, but I do not own a game console or play games on-line.  For me at least, the explosion of the video game industry started just as I […]

What Happens After the Recession?

December 15, 2011


In The Huffington Posts series on the recession’s impact on culture, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ President Michael Kaiser offers his voice and wisdom on the subject.  He begins by stating that, “while this recession is certainly having an impact, I believe it gets a disproportionate share of the blame for the problems […]

Chastising Audiences. Good for Audience Development?

December 13, 2011


I recently read an article in The Huffington Post about Kevin Spacey, an actor and artist whom I hold a high level of respect, chastising audience members during his performances of Richard III.  The article stated that “several incidents have occurred at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney where Spacey has sought out unruly audience members, but rather […]