Here’s Hoping Some Good Comes From All Of The Klinghoffer Hoopla


The opening night for the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Death of Klinghoffer came and went. The protesters dissented and few even attempted to disrupt the performance albeit, fortunately, to no avail. If nothing else, the media storm attached to this particular performance will hopefully serve as the high water mark for John Adams’ embattled work and from here on out, protests will drift away to nothing more than occasional “remember …

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Some Amazing Design Tools To Improve Accessibility

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Toward the top of any good arts marketer’s tech resource list is, which published a fantastic article yesterday by design consultant Cathy O’Connor about design accessibility for online content. In short, there are some astounding tools available that help you simulate what users with one or more visual impairments experience when visiting your online platforms. O’Connor provides plenty of stats to help realize this is an aspect of design that …

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Click. Click. Done. Sign Up For The ArtsHacker Launch


ArtsHacker is marching steadily toward an early December launch and you can now sign up for the official launch notice (and maybe just a few special sneak peeks). While you’re at it, get your social on and connect via Twitter and Facebook where you can leave a question or topic suggestion for one of the ArtsHackers.

A Sad Day: Stephen Paulus Has Died

Fifteen months after suffering a stroke composer Stephen Paulus passed away on 10/19/2014 and the field is better having him been a part of it. In addition to being a gifted and successful composer, Paulus was a genuine entrepreneur composer who was decades ahead of his time and generously shared his time and wisdom with fellow composers. In addition to a 23 year tenure as an American Society of Composers, Authors …

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Downfall. Orchestra Style.


In what might be one of the funniest things to hit the field since Ryan Gosling, Arts Administrator, an orchestra version of the long running Downfall meme hit YouTube on 10/11/2014. If you aren’t already in the know, the Downfall meme is a series of videos based on the climactic scene from the 2002 German film Der Untergang (Downfall), a movie about Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, recounts …

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