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What Would You Put In A Letter To Santa?

Dear Santa, You’re a busy guy so we’ll keep this tight: #alliwantforchristmas. As a consultant… A digital assistant that doesn’t make me want to punch Siri, I mean her, I mean IT in the virtual face. A reliable and easy way to hook a vintage rotary phone up to Comcast VoIP service along with a […]

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how to survive the holiday pops season

Here It Is, Your Holiday Moment Of Zen

You know it, you love, it, and it just isn’t the holiday season without it: The Messiah Organist On Crack. If this holiday classic is new to you, give it moment and hang in there until the end; I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s 0:43 of unfiltered Messiah goodness.

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Think wearable tech is limited to Smartwatches and Google Glass? Think again.

The Potential Impact Of Wearable Tech On The Orchestra Workplace

There’s a fascinating article by Chris Bruce in the 12/14/2014 edition of that examines the potential impact of wearable technology (i.e. wearables) in the workplace. The article focuses on how wearables can begin to impact various elements of the workday such as troubling issues surrounding privacy concerns and employee tracking to more positive aspects […]

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#TwitterSugar. So Sweet.

What a terrific inaugural week at! Response so far has been terrific, especially throughout the Twitterverse where readers have been flattering with their #TwitterSugar… Calling all arts managers out there… immediately follow @ArtsHacker these guys are the real deal!! #artsadmin #artsjobs #GSD — Patrick Varon (@patrickvaron) December 11, 2014 Arts admin/marketing peeps: check out […]

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Peninsula Symphony Embezzlement Case Just Became Creepy

In March, 2014 Peninsula Symphony Orchestra’s former executive director, Stephen Jay Carlton, was arrested on charges of grand theft, embezzlement, forgery, ID theft and tax fraud, plus enhancements for excessive taking. A recent article by Tracey Kaplan in the 12/5/2014 edition of the Mercury News reports Carlton was recently convicted on all charges and prosecutors […]

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New Orchestra Consulting

Time To Spruce Things Up A Bit

It may only be Wednesday but it has been a busy week for new and updated web work. Regular readers already know that ArtsHacker launched on Monday (and has been doing gangbuster traffic!) but there was a good bit of overtime for big updates at both and features a new grid style […]

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Some Good News For Indianapolis

According to an article in the 12/6/2014 edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal by Lou Harry, it looks like things are looking better for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) since their bout of labor problems and prolonged executive dysfunction. The article reports that the orchestra’s recent marketing investment in their holiday pops program, “Yuletide Celebration,” […]

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