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Reinventing the Wheel, or Break Down the Walls

January 26, 2012


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 […]

Not All Bad Behavior is Committed by the Young

January 17, 2012


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


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]