We always knew that art had the power to inspire wonder, hope, greed, fear and anger. Now, we can add bankruptcy negotiations and terrorist threats to the list.
The Turtles Shake Up the Digital Music Industry (and other October stories)
The Turtles (“So Happy Together”) are the unlikely beneficiaries of a ruling that could lead to new protections for performers in sound recordings made prior to 1972.
Late spring public arts funding update
FEDERAL Jane Chu is inching towards nomination as the next NEA Chair, as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to approve her candidacy with “no controversy.” Over the past few years, Republicans appear to be content to let the NEA languish in level-funding purgatory rather than continue to whip up theRead More
Public arts funding update: February
FEDERAL On Thursday, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Jane Chu for the position of Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Chu, the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO, brings big-institution arts industry experience and a middle-America background to the job. If confirmed,Read More
Around the Horn: Rob Ford edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The even playing field that is the Internet might be about to tilt in the favor of the powerful, in this case AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and the like. Net neutrality is in the hands of the DC Circuit Court. The National Initiative on Arts & the Military has released a newRead More
Around the horn: Wayne LaPierre edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The Detroit Institute of the Arts, having convinced residents in three counties to pass a property tax supporting the institution in exchange for free admission, is facing a lawsuit on the basis that the deal doesn’t include special exhibits. MUSICAL CHAIRS Richard Dare, the head of the Brooklyn Philharmonic (previously profiled here onRead More