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Free At Last – The Magic Of Ornette Coleman

June 24, 2015 - 10:30am

“Tomorrow is the question, Ornette declared. But his answers contained big chunks of yesterday. His most famous composition, “Lonely Woman,” is a dirge so mournful it seems to lament its own existence—in a succession of increasingly exuberant proclamations.”

San Jose Ballet Chief Steps Down After Only A Year

June 24, 2015 - 9:52am

“News of Alan Hineline’s departure came shortly after the company announced that it had weathered yet another of many financial crises, raising $680,000 in 10 days to avoid a shutdown last March. Today, the company is on the road to fulfilling its “Bridge to the Future” campaign, having raised $1.5 million of its $2.5 million goal, expecting to reach that in May 2016, after completion of Ballet Silicon Valley’s next season.”

How The Talmud Became A Bestseller In South Korea

June 24, 2015 - 3:40am

“Each Korean family has at least one copy of the Talmud. Korean mothers want to know how so many Jewish people became geniuses. Twenty-three per cent of Nobel Prize winners are Jewish people. Korean women want to know the secret. They found the secret in this book.”

MoMA Averts Strike As Employees Approve New Contract

June 24, 2015 - 3:19am

The three-year labor agreement “was ratified by 95% of the roughly 280 MoMA employees who are members of Local 2110.”

Uprooting The Confederate Flag From American Pop Culture Ain’t Gonna Be Easy

June 24, 2015 - 3:07am

It’s not just all the bumper stickers and belt buckles and shower curtains and other merch: it’s motorcycle clubs and Lynyrd Skynyrd albums and Dukes of Hazzard reruns. “How do you deal with a symbol that means so many different things, to so many different people? How do you ‘take down’ a flag that has ceased to be a flag at all?”

Cause And Effect: The Way The Universe Works, Or Naïve Illusion? (Yes, It’s A Real Question)

June 24, 2015 - 3:02am

“In short, a working knowledge of the way in which causes and effects relate to one another seems indispensible to our ability to make our way in the world. Yet there is a long and venerable tradition in philosophy, dating back at least to David Hume in the 18th century, that finds the notions of causality to be dubious. And that might be putting it kindly.”

Bill T. Jones Grapples With The Holocaust In Dance

June 24, 2015 - 2:57am

“Taking testimony from a Holocaust survivor and turning it into a dance is an intriguing but risky proposition, especially if you’re not a Jew. How do you do justice to the words and the truths they contain while still creating something new from them? How do art and life, imagination and reality, coexist?”

A Liberal Arts Education? Not Worth A Dime (And That’s Okay)

June 24, 2015 - 2:52am

“Even the shrinking pool of champions of liberal education try to argue for its workplace utility, pointing out that employers actually do want their employees to ‘write clearly,’ ‘argue persuasively,’ and ‘possess critical thinking skills,’ … It has not compelled anyone. … This tactic may win some battles, but it will ultimately lose the war.”

What’s Happening In Your Brain When You Keep Nodding Off And Can’t Stay Awake

June 24, 2015 - 2:47am

It’s all about the thalamus and the group of cerebral regions sometimes nicknamed “the oh shit circuit.”

How You Perceive The World – Have We Been Thinking About This The Wrong Way?

June 23, 2015 - 3:32pm

“There is an external world, and it is full of things: tables, crocodiles, textures, etc. These things and this world exist whether I like it or not: their existence is independent of my beliefs, opinions, or preferences, and hence we say that such an existence — or, to use the technical term, such an ontology — is objective. There is also a subjective world, and it consists of internal states of mind. Such states are not ontologically objective, but subjective: they depend for their existence on the person who has them.”

London’s Royal Opera House Has Record Year At The Box Office

June 23, 2015 - 3:17pm

“Double-digit increases in income from ticket sales – which grew 19% to £44.2 million – and fundraising (a 10% lift to £26.5 million) accounted for more than half (56%) of all earnings. Funding of £29 million from Arts Council England saw its contribution to overall income decreasing 1% to 23% of the total.”

Latest “Jurassic Park” Reaches $1 Billion Box Office In Only 13 Days

June 23, 2015 - 3:01pm

“The dinosaur film has collected $402.8 million domestically in 10 days and $584.4 million overseas since its international rollout began on June 10, according to studio estimates. Internationally, the latest installment will pass the $640-million lifetime box office total of “Jurassic Park” (which includes the first run, reissues and 3-D) and become the highest-grossing film in the “Jurassic” franchise.”

Film Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

June 23, 2015 - 2:53pm

“One of Hollywood’s most highly regarded and prolific film composers, Horner wrote the music for well over 100 movies in the course of his career, touching on every conceivable genre. His credits include some of the most successful films of the last three decades, and he collaborated with many of the industry’s top directors, including Ron Howard, Terrence Malick and James Cameron.”

Everything About Canadian TV Is Changing

June 23, 2015 - 2:49pm

“All the change is symbolized, illuminated, in CBC actually firing a well-connected person of privileged background on a heap-of-cash issue. It’s still a racket, the Canadian TV business, but the old version is dead. And some people dance on its grave.”

French-Japanese Architects Chosen For Helsinki Guggenheim

June 23, 2015 - 2:39pm

“The design was the popular choice in an exhibition of the six shortlisted scheme, which closed in May. Winning support from the citizens of Helsinki—and its politicians—is crucial, if the design is to be built. Backed by Helsinki’s mayor Jussi Pajunen, the project still needs to receive a green light from the city authorities.”

Wikipedia Is Dying. Can It Be Saved?

June 23, 2015 - 12:55pm

“In 2005, during Wikipedia’s peak years, there were months when more than 60 editors were made administrator — a position with special privileges in editing the English-language edition. For the past year, it has sometimes struggled to promote even one per month. The pool of potential Wikipedia editors could dry up as the number of mobile users keeps growing; it’s simply too hard to manipulate complex code on a tiny screen.”

Advertising & Promotions Manager

June 23, 2015 - 12:48pm

The Cleveland Orchestra is looking for an enterprising, creative individual for our new Advertising and Promotions Manager. This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of cross-platform advertising and promotional campaigns, with the goal of reaching new audience segments and increased ticket sales for Cleveland Orchestra performances at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. The Advertising & Promotions Manager will work with members of the marketing team to generate campaign ideas, coordinate the production of creative with internal and external staff, prepare budgets and cost estimates and track expenses. With the Director of Sales, the Advertising and Promotions Manager will negotiate, purchase and monitor print, broadcast and electronic advertising and direct promotions programs, including social media.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field required, along with 3-5 years experience in sales and marketing.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with classical repertoire preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with strong collaboration skills.
  • High level of creativity, self-motivated and the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and offer solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in a professional & productive manner.
  • Ability to plan, budget and manage all functions of a marketing/advertising campaign.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software applications, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with Tessitura a plus, but not required. Knowledge of Audacity or other audio editing software a plus.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

We offer a competitive salary in addition to the opportunity to work with a dynamic sales and marketing team supporting a world-renowned orchestra. Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume (PDF) to:

HR@clevelandorchestra.com

Human Resources
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame Just Ditched Half Its Nominating Committee. Why?

June 23, 2015 - 12:31pm

“They just got rid of the guys who have all the histories of thousands of artists in their heads. That’s like letting go the intent of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

A Star Retires: Julie Kent’s Last Night At ABT

June 23, 2015 - 11:58am

“After the curtain went down on the last act, she received a 23-minute ovation and enough bouquets to stock a small flower shop. They were tributes to Julie Kent, who danced her farewell performance with American Ballet Theater on Saturday night after 29 years with the company — a final “Romeo and Juliet” — and stirred strong emotions among fans and fellow dancers.”