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Classical Notes: May 6, 2008 Archive

Creating New Critics...But For What?

Posted at 8:38 AM on May 6, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

I find this curious: just as newspapers are letting their arts critics go left and right, the USC Annenberg School for Communication is launching a new Master's in Arts Journalism program.

"This program will bring together journalists wanting to cover the arts, and artists wanting to comment on changes in their fields of work. We believe they will learn from each other and develop the intellectual and skill sets needed for cultural journalism," said Annenberg's Michael Parks.

But where will they practice it?

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I Wonder What Stephen Colbert Is Doing Tonight

Posted at 4:36 PM on May 6, 2008 by Rex Levang

Baritone Nathan Gunn is scheduled to be on the Colbert Report tonight...the connection no doubt being his TV appearance in Camelot (Gunn's, not Colbert's).