23 artists have been selected in an unusual program Rolex started in 2002 that pairs developing artists with masters over the course of a year. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/arts/10ment.html?ref=arts At about $100K/pop, looks like there’s money out there for artist cultivation. Interesting to consider the different thresholds required (“cost per artist” for instance) for federal verses corporate funding … [Read more…]
When a Syrian djembe player teaches a UConn economics professor to play, “the key is not to think.” A little bit like “Lost in Translation” but Scarlett J. is a djembe.—–
NEW ORLEANS — Mac Rebennack, the 67-year-old New Orleans pianist, guitarist and songwriter better known as Dr. John, carries the city’s lore in his fingers, his scratchy voice and his memory. He has lived in New York City and on Long Island since the 1980s, but when he revisits his birthplace it’s as if he … [Read more…]
In this impassioned and persuasive book, Bill Ivey, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, assesses the current state of the arts in America and finds cause for alarm. Even as he celebrates our ever-emerging culture and the way it enriches our lives here at home while spreading the dream of democracy … [Read more…]
Aspen Institute’s “Big Ideas Report” says MNSi Will Strengthen U.S. Communities.
Check the script below 1:58…Music Saves Lives. —–