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Female Conductors Aim to Break "The Last Glass Ceiling"

Female Conductors Aim to Break "The Last Glass Ceiling" | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Picture a sprawling orchestra tuning up. That dissonant yet somehow warm cacophony emanates from the stage. Suddenly, a hush comes over the room as the conductor enters and proudly bows before the audience.
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Just How Much of Musical History Has Been Lost to History?

Just How Much of Musical History Has Been Lost to History? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Valuable original recordings and rare tapes have vanished over the years—a process that Jack White and the National Recording Preservation Foundation are looking to stop.
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Movement as Medicine

Movement as Medicine | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

MOVEMENT AS MEDICINE seeks to share these stories. -- emotional and physical traumas of dancers and non-dancers alike. This series offers portraits of the power of movement for survival, for artistry, and for medicine.

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When history makes great theatre

When history makes great theatre | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
As Miss Saigon returns to the stage, what are the problems and pitfalls of staging a play set during an historical event?
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Home taping didn’t kill the music industry, but it did change it forever

The cassette tape was introduced to the music-buying public 50 years ago last week.
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Online, Mozart in Background Boosts Women’s Attractiveness

Online, Mozart in Background Boosts Women’s Attractiveness | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
But a study finds men are more likely to be judged as good-looking if heavy metal is used as background music on their homepage.
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What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like?

What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Cookie Marenco's record label sells super high quality downloads, and people buy them.
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After Nearly a Century, Wax Cylinder Music Gets a New Release

After Nearly a Century, Wax Cylinder Music Gets a New Release | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Good news obsolete technology fans, the first cylinder music release in nearly a century is out today.
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The Pervading Influence of Uncle Tom's Cabin in Pop Culture

The Pervading Influence of Uncle Tom's Cabin in Pop Culture | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Orange Is the New Black's Crazy Eyes and Miley Cyrus's VMA performance recall the Harriet Beecher Stowe classic, even if their creators didn't intend to.
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“Your fatwa does not apply here”: Muslim artists battle fundamentalism

“Your fatwa does not apply here”: Muslim artists battle fundamentalism | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Muslim playwrights, musicians and artists are battling for free expression -- and some pay with their lives
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The 25 Best Websites for Music Lovers

The 25 Best Websites for Music Lovers | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

 25 of the sites you may not be reading already, but probably should be. 

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All-Woman Shakespeare: A Dying Tradition?

All-Woman Shakespeare: A Dying Tradition? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Sarah Siddons did it. Charlotte Cushman did it with pants on. Sarah Bernhardt did it in prose. Eva Le Gallienne did it with Uta Hagen. As long as it’s been legal for women to appear on stage, they’ve been playing Hamlet.

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Dance Transcends Fashion at Rick Owens

Rick Owens recruited dancers from four American college step teams — the Soul Steppers, Washington Divas, Zetas and Momentums — to perform at his Spring/Summer 14 show entitled Vicious.
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From the mind of a dancer comes a new kind of wheelchair

From the mind of a dancer comes a new kind of wheelchair | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
TAMPA — The kids released their wheelchairs and leg braces, the sticks that help them see and the iPads that help them speak, and piled them in a corner.
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Theatre-goers go casual as audiences admit checking phones, taking photos and tweeting - Telegraph

Theatre-goers go casual as audiences admit checking phones, taking photos and tweeting - Telegraph | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
New "code of conduct" for theatre-goers reveals people are happy to dress casually, check their mobile phones and even take photographs during performances.
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Crystal Pite: 'I'm trying to excavate the truth

Crystal Pite: 'I'm trying to excavate the truth | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Luke Jennings talks to Crystal Pite, the Canadian choreographer bringing a bold new mood to narrative dance
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Tennessee Williams’s time is now

Tennessee Williams’s time is now | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
To borrow and bend a phrase from Tennessee Williams, playwrights have always depended on the kindness of posterity.
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Script Analysis for Actors - Five Steps to Building Your Foundation

Script Analysis for Actors - Five Steps to Building Your Foundation | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Get started with script analysis in five easy steps! Free printable PDF download with examples.
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How film music manipulates emotions

How film music manipulates emotions | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Composer Neil Brand explores how the soundtrack affects our emotions in films like Psycho, The Godfather and Paranormal Activity
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What If You Could Pluck The Strings Of The Brooklyn Bridge?

What If You Could Pluck The Strings Of The Brooklyn Bridge? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
An amazing wearable harp connects a dancer with a bridges suspension cables allowing her to play the vibrations of infrastructure.
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South Africa's 'theatre of struggle' appoints first black artistic director

South Africa's 'theatre of struggle' appoints first black artistic director | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
James Ngcobo lands leading role at Market Theatre, which staged protest plays during apartheid era
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Watch As Dancers Leave Sculptures In Their Wakes

Watch As Dancers Leave Sculptures In Their Wakes | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
For the debut of Chinese documentary channel CCTV9 JL Design put a new way of telling human stories in motion.
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Is Exotic Dance ... Dance? What Will the Supreme Court Have to Say?

Is Exotic Dance ... Dance? What Will the Supreme Court Have to Say? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
It's the question at the heart of a case petitioned to be heard by the Supreme Court.
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Dispatches from LALA Land: The Evolution of Asian American Theater in Los Angeles

Dispatches from LALA Land: The Evolution of Asian American Theater in Los Angeles | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Artistic Director Tim Dang explained that in the early days of the company, Asian American actors were eager to play Chekov and Shakespeare in traditional productions, and it wasn't until the 1970s that they began a writer's program to develop work specifically by Asian American writers. Today they do new plays and musicals and classics resituated in an Asian context.

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