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Reinventing the Wheel, or Break Down the Walls

January 26, 2012

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Michael Mauskapf ‘s article Cracking the Orchestra Nut: Challenges and Models for the Future (January 12, 2012) found online at: ArtsFWD offers a nice snapshot of the challenges facing today’s Symphony Orchestra and offers few a points of consideration: rethinking governance, engaging communities, and leveraging technology. While this was a fairly solid piece of writing I could not help but think […]

What Just Happened?

January 19, 2012

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There are many articles about it now in the news.  Here is one from the New York Times (January 18, 2012).  The article talks of the two now infamous bills, Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect I.P. Act, being pushed through congress by the movie and record companies led by former Senator turned lobbyest Christopher […]

Not All Bad Behavior is Committed by the Young

January 17, 2012

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I am sure by now you have read the New York Times article, “Ringing Finally Ended, but There’s No Button to Stop Shame” by Daniel J. Wakin (Published: January 12, 2012).  He reports, “The unmistakably jarring sound of an iPhone marimba ring interrupted the soft and spiritual final measures of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 at the […]

Arts Participation, or What is Old is New Again

January 4, 2012

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This weekend I read the new report commissioned by the James Irvine Foundation entitled Getting In On the Act: How Arts Groups are Creating Opportunities for Active Participation conducted by WolfBrown. “It draws insights from more than 100 nonprofit arts groups and other experts in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. The report presents a new model for […]

The Death of “Word of Mouth”?

December 22, 2011

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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 […]