2015

The Extraordinary Musician

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Judd Greenstein is the quintessential 21st Century Musician. Balancing a career as both a composer and the co-director of New Amsterdam Records, among other artistic pursuits, he is a tireless advocate for new music and the development of young artists. 21CM asked Greenstein how an aspiring musician can thrive artistically and build a career in today’s competitive landscape.

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Culture Crash: An Interview with Scott Timberg

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Considering both the human costs and the unintended consequences for America, culture writer and 21CM contributor Scott Timberg’s new book, Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, explores the very real repercussions for society if the people who create and support culture cannot stay in the middle class.

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Why Are You Here Tonight?

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“Why are you here, tonight?” I asked the group of concert attendees seated in the pew next to me. We had just listened to a rather sedately presented performance in a dark church with poor sight lines. Receiving a number of quizzical looks, I further explained, “We musicians are always looking for ways to grow audiences.”

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