Seeing Broadway While Brown

“I’ve written for every reputable publication in town. For as long as I’ve been attending theater in the city, my name and brown skin have made me the target of bullies and racists. I’ve been asked if I’m with the catering staff at theater critics events, been chastised by… [Read More...]

Bookstores Are Awesome. Should They Charge Admission?

Why not monetize the intangibles? The Strand, and stores like it, could charge an admission fee. Something token, like a dollar. For a buck, you’re granted access to everything the store has to offer. You can browse to your heart’s delight. There’s no pressure to make a purchase. And, if… [Read More...]

Karen Kain To Retire From National Ballet Of Canada

The announcement comes nearly 15 years after Kain assumed the creative reins in 2005 and 50 years after joining the company as a dancer in 1969. Kain commissioned and acquired 65 works for the company, and is directing and staging a new “Swan Lake” in June 2020. – Toronto Star [Read More...]

A Star Architect Who Recycles And Rebuilds For Those In Need

Shigeru Ban, a designer of houses and visitors’ centers and condominiums and towers, is perhaps more famous as a designer of emergency shelters, for people suffering from earthquakes and floods, for people escaping violence and genocide. For them, he has employed a signature material — recycled paper tubes of variable… [Read More...]

Theatre Ontario To Close After 48 Years

The organization works with theatre companies and professionals at all levels, including amateur, professional, and educational, with advocacy, education, and training, and has run many programs to that end, including the Talent Bank, and Summer Theatre Intensive. – Ludwig Van [Read More...]

TO Live is seeking a “Vice President of Marketing & Communications”

Reporting to the President and CEO, this executive position provides leadership in the realization of the organization’s marketing and communications department with a mandate and key responsibility to reach tickets sales goals, maximize net revenues from marketing campaigns; and to maximize the TO Live corporate brand (communications). Vice President of … [Read More...]

The Lewis Prize for Music – Letter of Interest Open

Champions and leaders of community youth music programs are heroes. The Lewis Prize for Music celebrates mentors who empower and inspire young people to use music as a force for good. The Lewis Prize for Music is excited to announce the opening of its inaugural awards process. At the core… [Read More...]

YouTube Captions Suck. Now A Campaign To Fix Them

Proper captions should not only fit the right words to a video’s audio content—a feat that automation struggles to achieve—but also use correct grammar and punctuation, describe sounds like the eerie creak of a door or the crackle of gunfire, and differentiate between speakers so deaf audiences know who’s talking… [Read More...]

Faculty – Arts Administration

Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month faculty position in the Department of Arts Administration beginning August 2020. POSITION: Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month faculty position in the Department of Arts Administration beginning… [Read More...]

Prejudging The Movies – When The “Buzz” Gangs Up

“Today, the forces of entertainment marketing, social media and grievance culture are increasingly colliding, with the casualty being the movies themselves. Why wait to actually see “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating project about Jimmy Hoffa and the mob, when you can start fact-checking it months before… [Read More...]

Study: Political Values Influence Food Choices

“New research suggests that the divergent moral values underlying our polarized politics can influence our judgments even in a presumably non-partisan arena such as diet. The study finds that both liberals and conservatives perceive a food product as less healthy if the advertising pitch fails to align with… [Read More...]