Jacksonville Symphony Seeks Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

The VP/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will provide leadership and strategic direction for the financial affairs of the organization. The CFO is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of the Jacksonville Symphony by overseeing the Symphony’s financial strategy and operations and ensuring the fiscal integrity of the Symphony, which has a $10 million operating budget, and a $21 million endowment (investments are divided between the Jacksonville Symphony Association and the Jacksonvi...
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Where The Wisdom Of Crowds Falls Short

Our recent research suggests that while group deliberation can indeed increase the accuracy of forecasts, it can lead you astray when it comes to making a final decision. – Harvard Business Review
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Why This University Professor Resigned

Students are being trained to mimic the moral certainty of ideologues. Faculty and administrators have abdicated the university’s truth-seeking mission and instead drive intolerance of divergent beliefs and opinions. – Bari Weiss
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Pioneering Theatre Critic Andy Propst, 56

Propst is best known as the founder of, an early online home for America’s not-for-profit theaters, and the first serious attempt to provide a comprehensive listing of theaters and theatrical events on the Internet. – TheatreMania
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Gymnasts Are Getting Dancier — And Getting Attention

Recently, it seems, an NCAA routine goes viral every year not necessarily for its technical content, but for the sheer quality of the dancing. – Dance Magazine
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The Problem With Music About 9/11

Is composing a piece of music linked to 9/11 a straightforward means of evoking a type of uncomplicated emotional reaction? Is this disaster a safe “hook” to hang any vaguely sad or lamenting music that actually has nothing to do with the event? – The Conversation
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Stand-Up Comedians Look Back On Their First Shows After 9/11

“Every comedian’s response to the attack wasn’t necessarily positive, just like every American’s wasn’t. Comedy didn’t save the country after 9/11, but it did reflect it.” Penn Jillette, Marc Maron, Judy Gold, Alonzo Bodden, Maz Jobrani, Dean Obeidallah, and 30 other comics recall how they handled it. – Vulture
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Why Bach Is So Compelling

To appreciate the music of Bach, it can be instructive to understand both the mechanics and the mechanic: the musical systems, and the man himself – setting aside any received wisdom about his purported brilliance. – Aeon
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Have A Look At The New Yorker’s Original Mission Statement

So many things about the magazine — in both content and design — are recognizable today that it’s easy to forget that, when Harold Ross was trying to launch The New Yorker in the 1920s, none of it was there. Here’s the prospectus Ross wrote for potential investors. – Gothamist
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Why The Arts Struggled To Express 9/11

For a long time it was safer to go small. – The New York Times
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Designers Are Working To Make US Airports Less Miserable (And Maybe Even Pleasant)

“A clutch of new terminals and recent upgrades to existing concourses from New York City to San Francisco demonstrate ways both small and large — from muting the televisions to installing indoor gardens — that airports are trying to ease psychic turbulence on the ground.” – The New York Times
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Heathcote Williams’s Credo ‘If Poetry Isn’t Revolutionary, It’s Nothing’

This is a collector’s alert. Open Head Press is about to release Juggling Ghosts, a series of previously published poems and essays by Heathcote Williams in a slipcased, numbered edition of 500 copies about his encounters — live and otherwise — with William Burroughs, Harold Pinter, Dylan Thomas, Sinclair Beiles, Christopher Marlowe, Lord Buckley, Christopher Smart, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Michael Lesser, Alan Turing, Diogenes of Synope, William Blake and the Tigers of Wrath.
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Why Hybrid Film Festivals Are The Future

Online festival screenings have attracted large and enthusiastic new audiences for independent and artist-led film. The hybrid edition of Sundance 2021 reached an audience 2.7 times larger than the 2020 edition in Utah, with over 600,000 audience views. – Hyperallergic
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Xi Jinping’s Crackdown Is Reshaping China’s Culture

Just this year, authorities have gone after social media, high-profile actors, highbrow artists, reality TV, K-pop fans, feature films, video games, and “sissyness”. Intelligentsia both within and beyond China, worried about a return to Mao-era totalitarian control, are calling this “the great leap backward.” – The Guardian
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The Sad, Confused Final Days Of Robert Indiana

Whether Indiana was the subject of fraud and abuse—and how much he knew about it all, if that was the case—is something we’ll likely never fully understand. – ARTnews
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Artist and genetic engineers re-create the imagined scents of long-extinct flowers

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg collaborated with biotechnologists and a scent researcher to harness the tools of synthetic biology to reproduce approximations of extinct flowers' smells. They extracted DNA fragments from preserved flower samples, compared those to existing species, resynthesized the gene sequences, and then inserted those genes into yeast to produce the scents. — Read the rest
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Boston Globe And Boston University To Relaunch 19th-Century Abolitionist Newspaper

Envisioned as a 21st-century online successor to the United States’ first anti-slavery newspaper, The Emancipator will operate as a not-for-profit and will focus initially on commentary, with plans to add audio-video, longform nonfiction, data visualization, and history annotation. – Nieman Lab
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A Real-Life ‘Black Swan’ Homicide? TV News Takes On The American National Ballet Fiasco

The CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours does a 42-minute report on founders John and Ashley Benefield, the idealistic dance company that collapsed just as it was beginning operations, and the conflicts that led to one of the couple shooting the other. – CBS News
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How a 'twisting' method could help us build artificial muscles for robotic prostheses

Synthetic muscles could potentially cope with a high power output, even on a small scale. Gorodenkoff / Getty Images Artificial muscles can be made by twisting synthetic strands in a similar way to a DNA helix. A team "supercoiled" threads coated in a hydrogel into helices, according to The Conversation. These small, synthetic muscle fibers could, one day, power miniature devices in prosthetic limbs. See more stories on Insider's business page. The DNA double helix is one of the most e...
Tags: Science, Design, Australia, International, Trends, Tech, Inventions, Robotics, Nordic, University of Wollongong, Prosthetic, Prosthesis, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan

After 18 Months Dark, Metropolitan Opera In Mad Dash To Reopen

As the head of the makeup and wig department puts it, “I would love about six months. We have six weeks.” – The New York Times
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Elizabeth McCann, 90 – Broadway Producer Extraordinaire

In a dizzying four-decade career she won nine Tony Awards and gave New York audiences more than 60 Broadway productions, including such hits as “Equus,” “Amadeus” and “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” – The New York Times
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NPR ‘Weekend Edition Sunday’ Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro To Step Down

After working as an international correspondent starting in 2004, she became host of the Sunday morning flagship in 2017. She made the announcement on Twitter, saying, “Like much of the US, I need a break!” – Current
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That Didn’t Take Long: LA MoCA Leader Flees To Berlin

Just eight days after the Museum of Contemporary Art said Klaus Biesenbach would run the Los Angeles institution with a newly named co-leader, Biesenbach was announced Friday as the new director of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. – Los Angeles Times
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Cellist Sebastian Hess Dead At 50 Of Brain Aneurysm

A student of William Pleeth and Mstislav Rostropovich, he made his solo debut at 18 with Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic and developed an extensive international career and a wide-ranging discography. – The Strad
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M+, Hong Kong’s Long-Delayed Contemporary Art Museum, At Last Has An Opening Date

It’s been 18 years since the project was first proposed, and there have been messy conflicts over costs and content (notably over the inclusion of dissident artist Ai Weiwei), but the official opening date is set: November 12. – South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
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NPR ‘Weekend Edition Sunday’ Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro To Depart

After working as an international correspondent starting in 2004, she became host of the Sunday morning flagship in 2017. She made the announcement on Twitter, saying, “Like much of the US, I need a break!” – Current
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The Portfolio: Tshepiso Moropa digs up family treasures

Tshepiso Moropa used her parents’ marriage as inspiration for her latest collage, titled Til Death Do Us Apart The post The Portfolio: Tshepiso Moropa digs up family treasures appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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RSC Chief Gregory Doran Steps Down Temporarily

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director is taking indefinite compassionate leave (the UK equivalent of family/medical leave) to care for his husband, actor Antony Sher, as he faces a terminal illness. – The Guardian
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"A woman in a gorilla mask riding a bicycle threw the small white object past Elder’s head..."

"... as seen in a video posted on Twitter by Spectrum News reporter Kate Cagle. The woman appeared to be white, Elder is Black, and ape characterizations have been used as a racist trope for centuries. Moments later, the woman took a swing at a man who appeared to be part of Elder’s team. The man was hit by at least one other heckler just before Elder was escorted into the SUV."  From an L.A. Times report quoted in (Wall Street Journal).  Here's the Kate Cagle tweet discussed in the quote...
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Replay: Fats Waller performs “Your Feet’s Too Big”

Fats Waller and His Rhythm perform “Your Feet’s Too Big” in a 1941 soundie: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
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