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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...
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...
The Tweet and The Sour by Howard Sherman Howard Sherman. Photo by Joan Marcus I’m not keen on “live-tweeting” at live performances. I’m not against tweeting at performances. Equivocal enough for you? The perpetual debate over live-tweeting, in play for at least a year,...
by Tobin Eckholt , Manager of Development Services, Tacoma Art Museum Tobin Eckholt. Photo courtesy of Tacoma Art Museum Turn the mobile off. Do not get me wrong, I am not a Luddite and I am more than happy to broadcast my art experience in 140 characters or less. Tweets and retweets can be a...
by Leigh Chandler, Director of Marketing and Communications, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Leigh Chandler. Photo by Frédéric Silberman We’ve all seen it happen. The theater is dark, the performance is in progress, and suddenly, from the corner of your eye, there’s the glow of a...