Category Archives: Articles

Working by Day, Blogging by Night

Several weeks ago, while chatting in a theater lobby before a dance performance, a publicist wanted to know how Dancing Perfectly Free started, and – much to my surprise – assumed that blogging is my paid, full-time job.  I was … Continue reading

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Lower Manhattan Arts Leaders

Charles Isherwood recently wrote about the Lower Manhattan Arts Leaders, a group of eleven downtown arts organizations that have joined forces to exchange ideas and make the case that culture – and therefore arts funding – is an essential part … Continue reading

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Recession-Proof Artists and Critics

Hundreds of artists responded to The New York Times’ request for stories and thoughts on how the economy is affecting their lives and work.  Read about the variety of responses.  Some people are upbeat and hopeful while others are pessimistic.  … Continue reading

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A Marketing Lesson from Rice Krispies

An email update from The Field brought to my attention James Surowiecki’s recent column in The New Yorker. He discusses marketing decisions made by Kellogg and Post cereals during the Great Depression as a lesson for today’s companies, which are … Continue reading

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Arts in Crisis, Kennedy Center to the Rescue

At a time when arts organizations are suffering from shrinking income and audiences, another organization – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – is reaching out to provide free assistance. The program, Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy … Continue reading

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