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filmnoirsbian · 55 minutes ago
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The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco
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filmnoirsbian · 56 minutes ago
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The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco
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filmnoirsbian · an hour ago
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radiofactsmedia · 11 years ago
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RECORD LABEL EXEC: RADIO IS "PARAMOUNT" TO BREAKING ARTISTS, KEEPING SUPERSTARS RELEVANT
New Post has been published on https://radiofacts.com/record-label-exec-radio-paramount-breaking-artists-keeping-superstars-relevant-2/
RECORD LABEL EXEC: RADIO IS "PARAMOUNT" TO BREAKING ARTISTS, KEEPING SUPERSTARS RELEVANT
Radio Facts: RCA Records Senior Vice President of Pop Promotion Peter Gray became the latest record executive to single out radio airplay for its unparalleled role in helping promote the sale of music. Gray’s remarks come as the Recording Industry Association of America continues a legislative push that would punish radio by requiring stations to pay an additional licensing fee amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars for music aired free to listeners. Gray’s record label, RCA, is part of Japanese-based Sony Music Entertainment, an RIAA member company.
“[T]he primary function of a record label’s promotion department is to secure radio airplay for its artists,” Gray said in an interview published in OnMilwaukee.com. “We rely on our relationships with music programmers at all contemporary radio formats, nationwide — Top 40, Urban and Urban Adult, Hot AC and Mainstream Adult, Rhythm, Alternative, Active Rock, Rap, Dance, College radio, Smooth Jazz, etc. Our partnership with radio is paramount to breaking new acts, as well as keeping superstar artists in the eyes and ears of their fans and the music buying public.”
TRYING TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS?
Record Label Executives
“[T]he primary function of a record label’s promotion department is to secure radio airplay for its artists.” — RCA senior VP Peter Gray
“I have yet to see the big reaction you want to see to a hit until it goes on the radio.” — RCA executive VP Richard Palmese
“Radio is still the leading force of determining what songs and artists break through.” — Clive Davis, Sony Music’s chief create officer
Record Label Hired Guns
Radio is “a form of piracy, if you will, but not in the classic sense as we think of it.” — musicFIRST spokesman
“If radio did not exist, many of these individuals would likely be listening to pre-recorded music in place of the non-existent radio…” — RIAA-funded economist Stan Liebowitz
“If there was a platinum record awarded for hypocrisy, the record labels would surely be in contention.” — NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton
Detailing his daily duties, Gray explained, “The daily grind of promotion is really two-fold: First, you have to get the songs played on the radio. In some cases this is easy and in others a real chore. Second, you have to monitor your play constantly, which is a very competitive and strategic mathematical game.”
Gray went on to explain how radio airplay is monitored and aggregated into weekly charts published by Billboard, which he called “the report card.”
“I work closely with a staff of regional and national promotion executives to ensure that our songs reach the top of the charts, a space that command s a wide weekly audience,” he continued. “Most importantly, though, is a lot of time on the road listening to and visiting stations, a lot of time on the phones persuading programmers to play my songs.”
Notably, Gray is not the first record label executive to stress the important role radio airplay plays in generating music sales revenue for the record label and artist. Both Gray’s boss, RCA Music Group Executive Vice President of Promotion Richard Palmese and Clive Davis, the legendary music mogul described as Gray’s mentor in the OnMilwaukee.com interview, have also recognized the promotional power of free radio airplay.
“I have yet to see the big reaction you want to see to a hit until it goes on the radio,” Palmese told Radio & Records in June 2007. “I’m a big, big fan of radio.”
“Radio is still the leading force of determining what songs and artists break through,” Davis said in a June 2009 interview published in USA Today.
Commenting on Gray’s statement, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton said, “Mr. Gray’s unambiguous recognition of local radio airplay’s promotional power stand s in stark contrast to the cynical actions of RIAA, which continues a campaign to financially cripple the very radio stations Gray relies on to generate increased music sales. If there was a platinum record awarded for hypocrisy, the record labels would surely be in contention.”
Today’s news comes as RIAA — backed by the four largest record labels in the world — continues to urge Congress to pass legislation that would levy an additional fee or “performance tax” on local radio stations that air music free to listeners. While the legislation was passed by the House Judiciary Committee in a contentious 21-9 vote earlier this summer, there remain 246 House lawmakers and 23 Senators who are on record in opposition to the RIAA-led effort.
RIAA’s campaign includes the funding of a 2007 study conducted by Stan Liebowitz, an economics professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, which falsely claims that radio airplay actually hurts record sales. In 2008, the musicFIRST Coalition, a group funded by the RIAA, called local radio “a form of piracy.”
The overwhelming Congressional opposition to the RIAA-led campaign comes through the Local Radio Freedom Act, a bipartisan resolution expressly denouncing a performance tax. Supported by 246 House lawmakers and 23 U.S. Senators, the resolution reads: “Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for broadcasting sound recordings over-the-air, or on any business for such public performance of sound recordings,” reads The Local Radio Freedom Act.
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radiofactsmedia · 12 years ago
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Why Was Smooth Jazz Really Smooth R&B Anyway? Magic 107.5 Deputs in Atl
New Post has been published on https://radiofacts.com/why-was-smooth-jazz-really-smooth-rb-anyway-magic-1075-deputs-in-atl-2/
Why Was Smooth Jazz Really Smooth R&B Anyway? Magic 107.5 Deputs in Atl
Radio Facts: I remember listening to Smooth Jazz 107.5 when I lived in Atlanta and it was always “Smooth Jazz 107.5” but Luther Vand ross was not a Jazz artist neither was After 7 or Gerald Levert… I thought that perhaps the station was poorly programmed or perhaps they thought the listeners were just that stupid. The station literally put me to sleep at least the Wave in LA, ALSO not a “Smooth Jazz” station plays music a bit closer to the genre, from artists like Michael Franks and George Benson. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Magic 107.5 has taken over for Smooth Jazz 107.5 and syndicated hosts Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden will move over there soon. For a time, 102.5 and 107.5 will simulcast and mid-day syndicated talk-show hosts Warren Ballentine and Al Sharpton will soon go away. Is it me or does it appear that the Al Sharpton era is over now that Obama is president? The simulcasting has not started yet. In addition, the station is changing the spelling it might actually be named Majic. I agree with AJC’s Rodney Ho, Why change the spelling? The station is going to be competing with WALR, a station that for the life of me, I don’t understand how in the hell they can currently run neck and neck with V-103. It’s no secret the Radio DJs at WALR don’t make as much as the Radio DJs at V. Fook it, I am a “payist” a new word, I kill me. I believe if the station is running neck and neck with the top station and the top station is paying good money, WALR should at LEAST give the announcers a nice raise. ALR has been making an incredible move up the PPM scale and they are starting to spank that V103 ass…. It will be interesting to see how the new (well reformatted) Majic fairs as a third competitor.
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mariakureads · 13 hours ago
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I haven’t read King Lear since high school so I had to take a stab at this graphic adaptation of the bard’s classic tale.
Read the rant or rave over at Mariakureads
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i hope you’re better soon.
what we may be, an original play by @nevercravetherose on tumblr
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shoutout to when on opening night of the first play I had ever written, directed, and acted in the lights guy was an hour late so my drama teacher had to get up in the lighting booth having no idea what she was doing. it went ok until two minutes into the 2nd scene there was a sudden blackout and a shout of “it wasn’t me” from the back of the theatre. good times good time
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oneactonesceneplays · a day ago
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KITCHEN WITCH!
#364 in a series of one-act, one scene plays
[ACT 1, scene 1: MAN in kitchen over stove. Opens a housewarming gift containing a kitchen witch doll ].
MAN: Huh. No name on the box. I wonder who gave this to me? [Hangs the kitchen witch above the stove] Now to try out my new stew. Bleh! My salt has turned to pepper and my pepper has turned to salt. [Looks around]  Oh no! My oranges are onions! And my refrigerator is an oven!
[Eleven kitchen witches drop down on strings and hang from every shelf].
MAN: Oh no! A coven!
[The MAN’s cat comes in and barks like a dog].
[The kitchen witches cackle].
[His clothes washer opens up and spews mud. From the clothes hamper, his folded laundry marches across the floor and jumps into the washer].
MAN: At least my sink hasn’t turned on me.
[Sand begins spouting forth from the faucet].
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Twelfth Night, or Everything Is Homoerotic
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beebleboosuwu · a day ago
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Scott Rudin has been a main stay Hollywood and Broadway producer for many years.
He has produced films that some of us still thoroughly watch such as The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, School of Rock (2003 film), The Addams Family (1991 film), No Country For Old Men, The Social Network and many more.
And has produced Tony Nominated and Tony Award winning Broadway plays and Musicals. The Book of Mormon, West Side Story, The Humans, Passion, Hello, Dolly! and more.
His recent asset and hope was with the Music Man revival at the Winter Garden theatre, replacing Beetlejuice on Broadway after the latter had a fallout with their sales for a couple weeks, and the theatre used a clause in the contract to find a show that will bring them more revenue.
Recently, allegations of abuse, bullying and harassment from former employees were brought into light and many Broadway Actors and Actresses reacted in astonishment and anger.
His direct involvement with displacing many workers from Beetlejuice on Broadway is seen as an outrage to audience members and the cast and crew, while the Music Man will be no doubt be amazing, the stain of Scott’s abuse and torment of his employees will hit the show.
The silence of The Music Man’s stars: Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster have added fuel to the fire, enraging fans of both parties further.
And I would like to say, we did it!
With this article from the New York Times, it states that Scott will be taking a step back from his Broadway ventures, or at the very least have less of an impact on them.
Though apologies and the steps taken to reduce the abuse are WAYYYY overdue, it shows that times are changing.
It’s Only Intermission, begone the old abusive and unforgiving bastards and welcome the home warming love from every person working in that industry.
Source: Washington Post and the New York Times.
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serial-update · 2 days ago
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Pandya Store 17th April 2021 Written Episode Update: Rishita plays a prank on Dev
Pandya Store 17th April 2021 Written Episode Update: Rishita plays a prank on Dev
Pandya Store 17th April 2021 Written Episode, Written Update on serialupdate.india07.in The Episode starts with Raavi and Shiva arguing. Gautam says we can’t help them, they have to make their relation themselves, come. Raavi says you are like oil, I m clear water, we can never unite, I knew you had married me to trouble me. Shiva says I don’t care what you think, I can hate you, the world will…
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waltz-of-words · 2 days ago
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“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”
- Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma
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teenagepipedreams · 3 days ago
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How I Envision The Pillowman Act 1, Scene 1
Lighting
When researching interrogation rooms and the interior of police stations (both in media and in real life), many of the images I found show them lit by very cool toned (often blue) light. In media particularly, the main light of the room is often dim, which makes the atmosphere more uncomfortable for the suspect. For example;
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Additionally, during interrogation scenes throughout media, it’s very common for the person being questioned to have a light/lamp of some sort pointed directly at them. For example;
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These lights are used to make those detained uncomfortable and thus more likely to spill the information they know in order to get the bright light out of their eyes.
This technique seemed like something Detectives Ariel and Tupolski would likely use. They have no issues with physically assaulting/torturing prisoners to get what they want out of them so I believe these lower level discomforts wouldn't be uncommon in their interrogation techniques.
I think the best ways to include this in a production would be by putting a lamp on stage , or by having a white/cool toned spotlight on Katurian's face.
Set
Interrogation rooms are often very bare, usually having no more than a table and chairs inside. I think this is partly for convenience and practicality, but also to make the person being questions uncomfortable in their surroundings as the rooms are very sterile and contain nothing that could have comfortable connotations for the detained. even the furniture which is used in these rooms is very bland and often made of plain wood or steel. this creates tension as there is nothing (such a pillows, warm lamps etc)that can be used to ground or comfort the person being questioned.
I have also noticed that these rooms are often painted cool toned colours such as blue and grey. I believe this is because warm colours have connotations of cosiness, warmth, and comfort - which is the opposite of what detective are often aiming to communicate.
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There’s also often viewing windows looking into the rooms (as seen in the picture above). However, I do not think that there would be any of these in the station which Ariel and Tupolski work in. This is because in this play, the police are often extremely violent and treat detainees inhumanly. Thus, they would not want there to be witnesses of this happening because that could cause problems. As long as no one catches them doing it, they are guaranteed to get away with it. (That being said, The Pillowman is set in a fascist totalitarian state so i'm not sure someone seeing it would ake a difference)
With this in mind, i sketched a rough outline of what i believe would be a good set for this scene.
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Costume, Hair and Makeup
(imagined for an all female cast)
Ariel
Ariel is very passionate about their job. This often leads to or is expressed through violence and brutality. They are treated as less than Tupolski, as if they exists solely to do the dirty work. Despite having the title of "detective" Tuplski regularly calls them a policeman, and compares them to a police dog. Their main focus is to make sure people who commit crimes suffer for it and guaranteeing they do not get the chance to commit those crimes again. This stems from the lack of justice they got in terms of their childhood abuse. Because of their motives, I believe they are not concerned about vanity, and the way they dress/present themselves is mostly based on practicality.
below are images of a costume i think fits Ariel, as well as how they would do their hair/makeup.
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(i don’t own black laces but let’s pretend they’re black)
I paired together a blue short sleeve shirt and black trousers as blue and black are the main colours associated with the police (especially in media). This represents that they are seen as less than tupolski. I chose short sleeves as they are less formal than long sleeves, which I think fits Ariel's character, and they would allow Ariel to attack suspects without ruining their clothes as most of the harm they do is with their fists.
I think Ariel would either have short hair, or would keep their hair tied back at all times because even if it aesthetically would look better down, it would get in the way whilst they were working.
I don't think Ariel would wear makeup. They wouldn’t waste their time on it. However, I think it would be interesting to use makeup unless to give them dark circles to make reference to their monologue in which they say they have nightmares often.
Tupolski
Tupolski acts likes they’re above Ariel, and are much more of a “professional” and sophisticated. This later on is shown to not actually be true as they are the one who in the end performs the execution, and they seem to draw the most genuine pleasure in hurting other people. To me, Tupolski is in this job very much because of the power it provides them rather than a drive to do good or to find justice. This is a direct example of the blatant police brutality and corruption of the totalitarian state the play is set in.
I believe that Tupolski would dress much more put together and polished in order to appear as someone professional and communicate their position of power. below are pictures of a costume I think would work for Tupolski.
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I looked into business attire, and clothes worn by women in power. I found that plaid, especially grey based plaid, is very common in this type of clothing. I also found that blazers/coats with lapels were very common too. for this reason I decided to give Tupolski this full length coat as part of their costume. I gave Tupolski heels here because I believe the extra height they give will communicate that they are of a higher status than Ariel, but also because heels are generally seen as a work/business shoe.
As for makeup; I looked at a variety of detectives and professional women across media (e.g. Rachel from suits, Nikki from silent witness) and found that their makeup is usually quite natural, using a lot of neutral tones to enhance the persons features subtlety so as to make them look more polished.
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in the image above I used very natural colours to create a soft eyeshadow look and sole subtle bronzer, blush and highlighter to emphasise the structure of my face and give my cheeks a healthy glow. To me this would work well for Tupolski as they are a very nonchalant person so I don’t think they’d want to look as if they’d tried hard to look good, but this makeup would make them appear more professional and put together than Ariel which is something they take great joy in pointing out.
Katurian
Immediately when looking into styles for Katurian, I was drawn to dark academia. In its barest bones the dark academia style revolves around 1930s academia and a love for literature. (and often murder). This style is heavily featured in films such as “Kill Your Darlings” and “Dead Poets Society”.
Katurian is a man who’s life and identity revolves so wholly around his writing and his love for words, and whether he likes it or not there ends up being multiple murders linked to him and his work. Thus, this style seemed perfect to base his costume on.
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(ideally i would have put a cream/white blouse under the jumper but i don’t own one)
In this image I’m wearing cigarette pants, which are a very common style of trouser within dark academia. I think the wine red/burgundy of my jumper and shoes fits well to the colour scheme of this style, too. I think making Katurian's costume in this style gives away a lot about their character from the get go, as it’s a style with very distinct connotations.
As well as thinking that this style generally suits Katurian's character very well, I think this works as a costume for them as it is more casual that both Ariel and Tupolski's still. This helps enforce the idea that they both have a higher status than him.
I see Katurian as very scrawny and almost gaunt. They also strike me as someone who spends most of the time in which they should be sleeping or eating, writing instead. They also seem to be a very paranoid person. I based my makeup for this character on these ideas and, where for Tupolski and Ariel makeup was an aesthetic choice (or lack thereof), Katurian's makeup is used to really make them look pathetic and small as I think this will help this scene have maximum affect.
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I used heavy amounts of contour to really emphasise the hollows of the cheekbones to make myself look gaunt. I also applied a mix of brown and purple shadow under my eyes to create the appearance of really severe dark circles. this adds to the weak and sickly look when paired with the contour but also suggests he does not get a lot of sleep, which will make more sense later on in the play when we see how paranoid he is.
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link to pinterest board where i’ve collected some inspiration pictures etc; https://pin.it/1tfoS0s
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elcorreodigital · 3 days ago
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buzzbos · 3 days ago
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Dale Moss Plays Coy When Asked If He's Engaged to Clare Crawley
Dale Moss Plays Coy When Asked If He’s Engaged to Clare Crawley
Dale added that Clare “still has the ring.” During the interview, he was asked if he still considered himself an “engaged guy.” “I’ll just say again, Clare and I are in a good place,” Dale said. “We’re just focused on one another and when we’re together, we’ll talk about those things collectively and just leave it at that.” Clare has not commented on her and Dale’s relationship status. On…
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gemsofthegalaxy · 4 days ago
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Tonight the Highland Arts Theatre will be livestreaming a performance called Tell Your Story on youtube
If you miss live performance and want to partake in their misson of Radical Access to Theatre, consider checking it out!
This isnt sponsored i just love them lol
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