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News & Noteworthy (Week of July 27)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Facebook Loses 4 Twitters Worth of Value: After reporting disappointing earnings, Facebook's stock shares dropped 19.6 percent in a day. The numbers are pretty staggering, but Tech Crunch's Romain Dillet helps us visualize them: "$123,400,000,000 is a big number. It’s hard to...

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X Marks the Spot

Ever wondered about the "x" in TEDxBroadway?Well, you've heard of TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design). TED is the big conference, which has been held annually since 1990 and set the model to provide these powerful talks online for free. TEDx events were created some years later with the same spirit of the TED mission, "ideas worth spreading," but are independently organized on a community level. The word that follows each and every TEDx indicates ... a location.Therefore, when we talk about TEDxBroadway, we're talking...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of July 19)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Audio Streaming Beats CDs in Germany: According to Billboard, "Audio streaming now represents nearly half of revenues and has replaced CDs as the largest sales segment on the German record market." Wolfgang Spahr reports: "From the late 1980s on, CDs enjoyed...

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Arts Reach Conference: A Triple-Fantastic Deal

Give Arts Reach two days, and they’ll give you the tools and action plan you can put to use immediately to fire up your audiences and donors. And you’ll have a great time in the process!Mark your calendars, because the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is coming to Los Angeles on October 29-30 to the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.Sometimes life (and business) throws curveballs. That’s why Arts Reach is bringing together professionals to collectively think outside...

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What’s Happening Off Broadway?

Not that Off Broadway. We mean off-off-off-off-off Broadway. Way off. Like another industry entirely.Each year, we pack the TEDxBroadway stage with Broadway industry experts, but we also want to feature speakers who are doing incredible things from other areas as well.Imagine you're in the choir business. And you go to a choir conference. Sure, it's great to see other people from other choirs and hear what they are up to. But, if everything you hear at this conference is...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of June 29)

A lot goes on in our world each week -- some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!“Philadelphia’s Tony Awards” Are Changing: The Barrymore Awards, otherwise known as “Philadelphia’s Tony Awards," are going gender-neutral, according to John Timpane for The Inquirer. Timpane explains, "Instead of a best actor and best actress, there will now be awards for best...

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Kids, Freedom & Huddled Masses

We wanted to share a few of the TEDxBroadway talks that came to mind, given the headlines we've all been watching over the last few weeks.In 2013, at TEDxBroadway's second annual event, a 75-year-old George Takei took to the stage to share his personal story about being sent to a Japanese-American internment camp with his family at the age of 5. The Takeis spent four long years in a camp located in the swamps of Arkansas -- and it's...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of June 21)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Wake Up Call Music Festival Goes Global: W Hotels is taking its music festival series around the world this fall. Wake Up Call will travel to Hollywood, Barcelona and Bali, with a different lineup in each city. Isis Briones reports for...

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And the (TEDxBroadway) Winners Are …

We just have to congratulate TEDxBroadway speakers Christine Jones, David Yazbek, Jordan Roth and Ken Davenport on their Tony wins this past weekend. We're incredibly proud of them and the SIX other TEDxBroadway alums who were nominated for Tonys this year. To us, they are all winners.See, each year we approach each speaker and ask them to pour their heart, soul, creativity, energy, fresh ideas and time into a talk that lasts not more than 18 minutes. They spend...

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News & Noteworthy (Week of June 14)

A lot goes on in our world each week — some news you may catch, and some may slip by your radar. Below are a few articles that caught our attention, and we didn’t want you to miss ’em!Shaking Up London’s Donmar Warehouse: Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham, artistic directors at the Donmar, have staged three all-female Shakespeare plays: Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest. In her Guardian article, Charlotte Higgins quotes Pakenham: "The Shakespeare trilogy has a feminist...

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