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#2TweetorNot2Tweet

by David J. Loehr, editor and artistic director, 2amt David J. Loehr. Photo by Heather Loehr Photography I was always the one in the back of the class, passing notes and making jokes. If you follow my personal Twitter account ( @dloehr ), this will not surprise you. Sure, I could follow along, read...
Natalie V. Hall. Photo by Jay Adeff The common arguments against tweeting during performances are usually that it takes the patron out of the “present” and therefore diminishes the impact of the show and that it is disrespectful to the artists. Both of these arguments are valid, but...
Gilmore artist Ingrid Fliter performs at the 2012 Gilmore Festival. Photo by John Lacko Photography At the Gilmore Keyboard Festival , we strongly support live performances: whether by professional artists, amateurs, or children. A live performance is unique to a given moment in time. Every aspect...
Christine Bateman. Photo by Lori Stone #2tweetornot2tweet? It depends… As I write this post in my suburban living room, I’m also observing Next to Normal tech rehearsal at our downtown theater, thanks to the modern miracle of a live-streaming baby monitor. (Kids these days!) The...
Victoria Chamberlin. Photo by Loran McClung Social media has completely changed how we communicate and experience the world, and similar changes in artistic experiences are inevitable. As performing arts organizations struggle to stay relevant and cultivate a rapidly changing audience, the use of...
Sarah Bertness. Photo by Jonathan Beller A writer and lifelong lover of the arts, I’m always looking for new avenues to share my coveted cultural discoveries and find live tweeting a dynamic and direct approach to include others in the performing arts experience. Emerging from the...