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Have We Forgotten How To Use History?

From Arts Journal

"What has become problematic is the assumption that general historical knowledge, an informed consciousness of our past, is the essential framework for Western civilisation. It is the decline of history in this sense that lies behind the heated debates about the teaching of history at school and university." Standpoint 08/13 ... Quick Read

High School Students Descend On Broadway

From Arts Journal

Each student has come to New York having won a regional award for a specific performance. They arrive prepared with a song from that show to perform, not to mention their costume in tow. A group of coaches--this year that included the musical theater performers Liz Callaway and Leslie Odom Jr. who, yes, was on "Smash"--split them into groups where they create medley around their songs, much like the openers on "American Idol." The Wall Street Journal 07/03/13 ... Quick Read

Is Pandora Paying Musicians Too Little (Or Too Much?)

From Arts Journal

"A million spins on Pandora might be equivalent to a single play on a large FM station. If major market FM stations paid the same rates as Pandora, based on audience, some would be paying thousands of dollars for every song they played." Wired 07/02/13 ... Quick Read

Why Handwriting Matters

From Arts Journal

" Typing is file retrieval, remembering where a letter is. With handwriting, you create the letters anew each time, using much more complex motor skills." National Post (Canada) 06/27/13 ... Quick Read

Marin Alsop injures wrist, cancels conducting engagements for July

From Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director had an accident Monday night at her hotel in Brazil. ... Quick Read

Docos back at AACTA awards

From The Australian

DOCUMENTARY categories will be reinstated to the AACTA Awards due to "substantial industry demand” and “ongoing discussions" with the sector. ... Quick Read

Fabulous Finn to helm the Ring

From The Australian

LYNDON Terracini has appointed a fast-rising conductor to take the helm of the Melbourne Ring cycle, following the resignation of Richard Mills. ... Quick Read

Mysterious tale of alien beings

From The Australian

ALIENATION also appears to describe the standoff between its writer Lachlan Philpott and Perth Theatre Company. ... Quick Read

Appealing cello-piano dialogue

From The Australian

THE egalitarian nature of the musical partnership between a cellist and a pianist was clearly demonstrated by this program. ... Quick Read

Smart farewelled at a simple ceremony

From The Australian

JEFFREY Smart was farewelled last Wednesday from St Pietro Apostolo, the local Catholic church near his house. ... Quick Read

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