Stop The Comment Noise

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WordPress is great…until it isn’t. The good news is most of those shortcomings are pretty easy to work with if you know your options. Moreover, most of them tend to be holdovers from the days when WP was primarily a blogging platform. Case in point: comments. For most orchestras using WordPress as their publishing platform, the comment functionality is a pretty low priority if not entirely unnecessary. But there it is …

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For The Fourth Straight Year, White House Proposes Gutting Arts Funding. Here’s What You MUST Do About It.

Trump: Get The F!ck Out

It’s easy to get lulled into compliance and think that just because the White House has been waging an unsuccessful war on gutting arts funding, that we can let the resistance slide. Opera America gets the award for the first service org to send out an action alert to constituents warning about the proposed 2021 budget and the Trump administration’s desire to completely eliminate: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) …

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Lemons to Lemonade

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In the wake of last week’s post examining how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting arts and culture organizations, there are some instances of turning lemons into lemonade. The 2/6/2020 edition of the Boston Globe highlights how the Boston Symphony is redirecting the time it would have been on tour in China to a series of community based events. …players are heading out into the community for a series of pop-up chamber …

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Feel Good Friday. Seriously, It Only Takes Nine Minutes.

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Just a fun pointer today to an article in the 2/4/2020 edition of classicalfm.com that examines a new report from the British Academy of Sound Therapy that apparently quantifies the amount of time it takes the average person to experience a therapeutic effect from listening to music. Their study, Music as Medicine, tested 7,581 participants and found that 89 percent believed music to be essential for their health and wellbeing, so there’s no doubt …

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Calling All Pennsylvania Arts Orgs

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Americans for the Arts, with generous support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, opened registration for free 2-day marketing bootcamp trainings. There are even travel stipends available, what’s not to love?!? In an effort to reach more organizations across Pennsylvania and ensure access to quality, relevant marketing, and audience building training, A4A redesigned their Arts Marketing Initiative to include broader access, supported by digital engagements, to create a wider network …

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