Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time...

Announce 2012 YD&T Award Winners

Sightlines: Winners of the nine USITT Awards for Young Designers & Technicians in the Performing Arts have been selected for 2012. All winners were nominated by USITT members. The adjudication process included jury members whose areas of expertise matched the award categories working with representatives of the individuals and companies who sponsor the awards. The winners will be honored during USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach California in March. Awards will be presented during the Opening Night celebration on Wednesday, March 28.

Tom Petty, Bob Dylan Vs. Music Labels: The Industry's New Copyright War

The Hollywood Reporter: In 1976, Congress, sympathetic to musicians who often sign away rights for a pittance before they become stars, wrote Section 203 of the Copyright Act, which gives those who sell music rights an opportunity to "terminate" grants after 35 years, provided they give proper notice between two and 10 years in advance.

Yale Prof Moves Class to Room Without Wi-Fi. Cue Outrage

TIME.com: A Yale lecture capped at 270 students? And no wireless Internet available? Dial up the anger on the New Haven, Conn., campus. After Alexander Nemerov moved his popular course Introduction to the History of Art: Renaissance to the Present from the Yale Law School auditorium that easily fit about 450 students to the more cramped Yale Art Gallery auditorium, he not only upset some students and alumni by capping the class size at 270 because of the smaller venue but also shocked some students who walked into a room devoid of wi-fi or cell service.

The Model Alliance Launches In New York

Styleite: This is the height of New York ridiculousness,” a tall filmmaker told us as we lingered at the bar, surrounded on all sides by the toweringly tall legs of models looking ahead to Fashion Week. He had a point: there we were, enveloped in a sea of 5’10″ size 2s at the Fashion Week-friendly Standard Hotel. The room, like the models, was long and skinny. There was no food, or beer even, only vodka — Smirnoff. This did not look like a labor rally. But that is, in effect, what it really was.

Kushner and Schumacher on Education

Theatre Ideas: Fifteen years ago, Tony Kushner delivered the keynote address to the assembled college theatre professors of the US at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) convention. His speech was printed in January 1998 in American Theatre magazine (back when they thought that opinion pieces had a place in their magazine, especially if they were provocative opinion pieces). I urge you to read the whole essay; I'm rereading it today.

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