Good News About The Negotiation Process

Amid a season filled with real and potential negotiation strife, there are still a number of instances where the collective bargaining process is being implemented without undue friction. One recent example is the Westchester Philharmonic negotiations which concluded at the onset of 2009. What makes this particular negotiation worth examining is the fact that not only did it bridge the period before and after the economic downturn but the process included …

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A Useful Look At Access and Affordability

The 2/2/2009 edition of the New Yorker published an intriguing article by Alex Ross who took it upon himself to find out how much live classical music he could consume in New York City on a budget of $100. As it turns out, it was quite a bit thanks in part to some fantastic free offerings throughout the city. On the other hand, the majority of Americans don’t live in a metropolitan area that offers as much variety as NYC, but Ross’ article serves as an enormously useful launching point for this discussion…

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Star Trek II:The Opera

I don’t know if anyone has ever investigated any potential link between opera and Star Trek fans but after watching the 1/25/2009 episode of Robot Chicken it might be a worthwhile effort (if you don’t already know what Robot Chicken is, it takes too long to explain – just go here). Leave it to the creative duo of former ToyFare Magazine editor Matthew Senreich and actor Seth Green (you know, Dr. …

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The Premios Dardo Award

Thanks to Daily Observation’s blogmaster (and Oregon Symphony Assistant Principal Violist), Charles Noble, for selecting Adaptistration as one of the five blogs to receive a Premios Dardo Award. I’m not entirely certain what a Premios Dardo Award is and even a Google search didn’t offer much additional insight. Nevertheless, from what I gather, it is something like a chain award and a fun way for an individual to recognize five blogs he/she finds useful…

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How To Make Your Own Article Archive

We’ve all likely encountered it before, you remember reading an article somewhere several weeks ago but when you go looking for it, it seems to have disappeared. Wouldn’t it be easy if all of your culture related articles were archived in one, convenient location? Sure, but that’s not going to happen any time soon. That is, unless you do it yourself and the good news is that it’s easier than you think. Here’s how you do it…

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