Arts and Humanities
Hello Bill, I am leading a Zoom workshop this coming Sunday focusing on a couple of tunes from Louis Beaudoin and I would love to share the wonderful photo from… Read More
Arts and Humanities
Bill, I’ve read your columns in the News and Citizen paper on numerous occasions and thought I’d reach out to you. I believe that I have a good story about… Read More
Arts and Humanities
Comments to Sheldon Museum Annual Meeting 11/12/19
We have over 6000 non-profits in Vermont with annual revenues of some $6.5B and assets of over $13B. That’s one non-profit, or “for-mission,” as some prefer to say, for every… Read More
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Role of the Arts & Humanities in Addressing Society's Problems
I recently attended a quiet conference that brought together leaders and innovators in the arts, humanities, and public broadcast. We met for two days to explore how the arts and… Read More
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Our Recorded History: Intellectual Property or Cultural Heritage?
As the magnitude of loss becomes more public and musicians express more anguish about the loss of some half a million music masters in the 2008 archive fire at Universal… Read More
Arts and Humanities
Aretha Brings It All Home
As a student fascinated with recording technology, I had the privilege of interviewing for a job at Columbia Records when I was in my mid-twenties. I was first asked a… Read More
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The Arts: Soul Food
Efforts to defund the National Endowment of the Arts are a quadrennial budget issue here at home. And in many countries, artists, like journalists, are censored, jailed, or even assassinated.… Read More
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Brave New World of Publishng
I grew up amid two publishing families. Roger Straus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Alfred and Blanche Knopf. They were both family cousins and close friends of my paternal grandparents.… Read More
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Puccini in Middlebury
From as early as I can remember, I’ve been an opera buff. I remember sitting in the orchestra section at the Old Metropolitan Opera House on 39th and Broadway and… Read More
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Arts and Media
Many of society’s future creative endeavors will have no physical medium, raising questions about how those among us who choose some artform as a vocation will make a living. Let’s… Read More
Arts and Humanities
Open Letter to the Board of the Vermont Arts Council
February 21, 2009 An Open Letter to the Trustees of the Vermont Arts Council Dear Trustees, I am writing this as an open letter as I was unable to attend… Read More
Arts and Humanities
Use It or Lose It
One casualty of the endless roll-up of entertainment, media and consumer electronic companies into ever larger “media conglomerates” is culture itself. An article in the New York Times two years… Read More