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Who Needs the Critics? Go Cryptic Instead

Who Needs the Critics? Go Cryptic Instead | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Viral marketing of new albums thrives on fan-fed Internet buzz and tantalizing clues from big-name artists who can break the old promotional mold.
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Yanira Castro’s ‘The People to Come’

Yanira Castro’s ‘The People to Come’ | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
In “The People to Come,” a dance project from the choreographer Yanira Castro, audience members are invited to submit sketches, photos, patterns or suggested tasks that inspire dance solos.
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Are Woolly Mammoth’s digital engagement efforts a glimpse at the theater of the future?

Are Woolly Mammoth’s digital engagement efforts a glimpse at the theater of the future? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The D.C. theater’s outside-the-box efforts to lure patrons test whether the principles of the so-called ‘experience economy’ apply not just to consuming goods, but consuming art.
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Has David Mamet lost the plot?

Has David Mamet lost the plot? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
David Mamet has now had six box-office letdowns in a row. Is Broadway's insatiable desire for big talking-point plays to blame? Mark Lawson reports
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85,000 Classical Music Scores (and Free MP3s) on the Web

85,000 Classical Music Scores (and Free MP3s) on the Web | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Worth a quick mention: (85,000 Classical Music Scores (and Free MP3s) on the Web | Open Culture http://t.co/G9X70um3D3)

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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
When a song triggers both anticipation and reward, it moves us like nothing else.
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In Middlebury, Vt., Teens Train For Careers In The 'A.R.T.'s : NPR

In Middlebury, Vt., Teens Train For Careers In The 'A.R.T.'s : NPR | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A successful Broadway set builder took his theater skills back to New England.
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Should Straight Actors Play Gay Roles? Or Is That Gayface?

Should Straight Actors Play Gay Roles? Or Is That Gayface? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

It’s true that such a race-based list would at least raise eyebrows, if not inspire outright anger, due to the ever-present specter of blackface. But does this provocative comparison really hold up? Does “gayface” really deserve to be placed in the same awful category as racial impersonation, and if not, what makes it different?

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Can Music Live Next Door to Gentrification?

Can Music Live Next Door to Gentrification? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Long-time residents and musicians in Brooklyn and New Orleans face clashes with new neighbors over noise levels.
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YouTube 'destroying music', pianist says in angry protest

YouTube 'destroying music', pianist says in angry  protest | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Polish musician caught a member of the audience filming him on a mobile phone when he was performing in Essen, German...he told the audience that he had lost many recording projects and contracts because music managers had told him: "We're sorry, that has already been on YouTube."

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Archives of African American Music and Culture: Home

Archives of African American Music and Culture: Home | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Established in 1991, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) is a repository of materials covering a range of African American musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era.  Our collections highlight popular, religious, and classical music, with genres ranging from blues and gospel to R&B and contemporary hip hop.  The AAAMC also houses extensive materials related to the documentation of black radio.

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Royalty Free Music

Royalty Free Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

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Meg Swecker's curator insight, May 31, 2013 10:32 AM

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The Rite of Spring's Digital Centennial

The Rite of Spring's Digital Centennial | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Created by Stephen Malinowski, a composer and software engineer, the animation attempts to illustrate all the complications that are happening in Stravinsky’s score. The Californian has been working on this type of visual music for decades, sparked by an epiphany involving Bach and LSD, which developed into his Music Animation Machine in the 1980s. 

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West Bank’s only ballet school offers refuge for Palestinian kids

West Bank’s only ballet school offers refuge for Palestinian kids | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Shyreen Ziadeh runs a dance studio in Ramallah, in the Palestinian Territories. It's not what she dreamed of doing, but it's all she can imagine doing these days. She introduces ballet to youngsters, and gives them a refuge from everyday life.
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The future of music: technology is amazing, but 'music's a human thing'

The future of music:  technology is amazing, but 'music's a human thing' | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Cellist and Twitter composer Peter Gregson tells Tom Lamont about the meeting ground between music and technology
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Art of Punk videos

Art of Punk videos | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
I am overjoyed about the new video series, "The Art of Punk," from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
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A play on YouTube? 'Yellow Face' debuts, starring Christopher Gorham

A play on YouTube? 'Yellow Face' debuts, starring Christopher Gorham | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Plays are routinely adapted for the movies and television. But a YouTube adaptation of a stage drama is something new.
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All About Jazz

All About Jazz | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
AllAboutJazz.com covers the world of jazz music with reviews, interviews, forums, a photo gallery, free jazz downloads, jazz videos and the latest jazz news.
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American Cantorate

This collection contains the raw data of the “History of the American Cantorate” project, which was designed and executed by Mark Slobin in 1984-86 under a grant from the Natonal Endowment for the Humanities awarded to the Cantors Assembly, a professional society. Included are 1) listenable interviews with a cross-section of cantors from the Cantors Assembly (Conservative) and American Conference of Cantors (Reform) Cantorial Council of America (Orthodox), and the Women Cantors Network, 2) the entire set of sung samples that 93 cantors submitted for purposes of music analysis 3) questionnaire responses from members of the CA, ACC, and congregational lay leadership 4) letters from rabbis about the cantorate 5) ancillary materials. 

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The Psychology of Free Music

The Psychology of Free Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Free music has changed the way we consume music, but does it also affect the way we experience it?
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Digital organisation launches to film new dance commissions

Digital organisation launches to film new dance commissions | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

An organisation that films new dance pieces so they can be downloaded from the internet and watched on mobile phones is launching this summer. 

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Music has died now I've thrown away my CDs and only listen on my laptop

Music has died now I've thrown away my CDs and only listen on my laptop | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Sophie Heawood: Streaming music has made it so dull I've lost all interest in it
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Leonard Bernstein Conducts Beethoven’s 9th in a Classic 1979 Performance

Leonard Bernstein Conducts Beethoven’s 9th in a Classic 1979 Performance | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Even if you don't know classical music, you know Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
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What happens when audiences are encouraged to talk during concerts?

What happens when audiences are encouraged to talk during concerts? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

...audiences have the opportunity to ask the conductor and players questions during the course of the evening. I have seen and heard it done before on Radio 3 broadcasts, but this had quite a different and imaginative feel to it. 

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Vine, hip-hop and the future of video sharing: old rap songs and new copyright rules

Vine, hip-hop and the future of video sharing: old rap songs and new copyright rules | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Is there a reason Vine videos are exactly six seconds long? Yes, and it has a lot to do with high profile court cases that almost destroyed hip hop music.
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