NY Lawmakers Avoid State Government Shutdown
Lawmakers have averted a potential state government shutdown, passing Gov. David Paterson's emergency extension bill. It will allow New York to continue operating without a budget. Jun 15, 2010
What's in the Mozart Effect?
Among the advice proffered when I was pregnant with my son was the thought that playing Mozart (and placing headphones on my planet-sized belly! ) would help my unborn baby’s brain development.May 18, 2010
Are Choreographers’ Styles Immediately Recognizable?
The New York Times dance critic Roslyn Sulcas is absolutely correct when she says, “Although we don’t think about it much in daily life, the way someone moves is as distinctive as a v... Apr 29, 2010
Ticket Sales Move Online, Get More Expensive
Once upon a time (when I was in college), the best way to get good tickets to a hot concert was to bundle up, sit outside the theatre overnight and wait for the box office to open. Th... Apr 26, 2010
"Revisals" Vs. Revivals: Changing Musicals' Original Playbooks
There's an article in today's Wall Street Journal that gave me pause. It talks about how some producers and directors of musical theatre are tinkering with many musicals' original pla... Apr 21, 2010
Georgia Budget Shortfall Could Put Arts Funding in Jeopardy
As with many states across the country, lawmakers in Georgia are facing a big budget shortfall. One of their proposals to help close the gap would eliminate the Georgia Council for th... Apr 20, 2010
Is There a New Paradigm for Publically Subsidized Arts Organizations?
Do state-subsidized arts companies have a bigger responsibility to present great art or to sell tickets to the tourists who make up a good chunk of their audience? Apr 19, 2010