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March Madness Ticket Prices Going Through the Roof

Long wait for a regional final + hot local team = most expensive single-admission college basketball event MSG has ever hosted. Here's the news from SeatGeek: "It's been over 50 years since Madison Square Garden hosted NCAA Basketball Tournament games, and getting the local underdog in the bracket has only furthered the frenzy. Friday's doubleheader is the most expensive single-admission college basketball event MSG has ever hosted. Tickets for UVa-Michigan State and UConn-Iowa State are going for $355 each on average, coming...

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Technology

Is the Future of Arts About Broadcasting?

Michael Kaiser of the Kennedy Center speculates in this article about the future viability of regional and medium-sized arts organizations as producers of actual live entertainment. He doesn’t directly express an opinion, but he seems to be implying that the ability to broadcast performances (like the UK’s National Theatre or the Metropolitan Opera) will basically create a star effect and drive regional organizations into obsolescence. Three answers and a comment: • This will only happen if you don’t believe there’s a...

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