Five Post-COVID Arts Observations: #3. The Future is Hybrid? (or Not)

There are plenty of strategic reasons to use hybrid content to further artistic goals that don’t have to be around making money. But ultimately the model, whatever it is, has to make sense.
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On my radar: Damon Albarn’s cultural highlights

The musician and composer on a magical performance by Udo Kier, a west African drumming app and where to find a taste of PalestineDamon Albarn was born in east London in 1968. Interested in music from a young age, he studied at East 15 Acting School and then Goldsmiths, where he co-founded the band that helped kick off Britpop. As well as recording eight studio albums with Blur, Albarn also co-created Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad & the Queen, spearheaded the collaborative organisation Africa E...
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Grand Performances – President and CEO

Organization Grand Performances is the original downtown Los Angeles free outdoor performing arts series. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2021, Grand Performances has delivered the best of global culture that inspires community, celebrates diversity, and unites Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Grand Performances brings artists and audiences together by thoughtfully curating an array of music, dance, film, and spoken word performances featuring great local and gl...
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Demarre McGill talks about DE&I in conservatories

Demarre McGill, Associate Professor of Flute at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony, shares about DE&I in conservatories and how to inspire young artists!
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‘I went from having to borrow money to making $4m in a day’: how NFTs are shaking up the art world

Digital art is a billion-dollar business, with everyone from Paris Hilton to Damien Hirst trading in ‘non-fungible tokens’. But are NFTs just a get-rich-quick scheme masquerading as culture?“It’s actually a lot simpler than you think.” It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and somewhat to my surprise, I’m on the phone to Paris Hilton, who is graciously explaining the world of NFTs.Hilton is many things – a reality star, an heiress, an unlikely lockdown fitness guru who uses designer handbags instead of weig...
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Resource: Tons of Opening Line Prompts!

If your students are having a hard time getting their scenes started, we’re here to help with 50 opening line prompts! Use them for scene devising, playwriting exercises, improv games, and more. They’re great for games like Actor Switch or Scenes From a Bag. Print a bunch of prompts out, cut them into slips of paper, […]
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