Audience-Oriented Rears Its Head Again

Back in January, Jim commented on Dan Visconti’s article, “The Audience Is the Most Important Instrument”: “I don’t even want to add much to it, except to say that there’s a term I use that matches the sentiment Dan expresses: audience-oriented. Everyone in the business of live entertainment and arts should be audience-oriented. I hate the word “pandering” because it implies that the person who refuses to “pander” could, if he or she just chose to, churn out some crap that …

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