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NAB 2019: Opening Day Honors Alan Alda and Looks to Future

NAB Alda

During the opening ceremonies of its annual meeting, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) honored actor Alan Alda, broadcast pioneer Tom Taylor, and set attendees’ sites on current challenges and future innovation. NAB was held April 6-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV. More Than M*A*S*H The opening session was chaired …

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Theater/Opera Review (NYC): Ivo van Hove’s Staging of ‘Diary of One Who Disappeared’ by Leoš Janáček

Diary of One Who Disappeared Janacek Ivo van Hove

As operatic theater this staging of Janacek's song cycle by Ivo van Hove falls short. As an opportunity to hear great music performed with dedication and finesse by fine singers, I'll take it.

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SXSW 2019 Documentary Review: ‘Autonomy’: Self-Driving Cars: Can You Sleep at the Wheel?

Autonomy SXSW

If people stopped owning cars, what would our cities, currently configured with huge parking structures and optimized for rush hour traffic, evolve into?

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SXSW 2019 Film Review: ‘The Highwaymen’ – An Un-Remake of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

Highwaymen SXSW NETFLIX

In an era when every third film out of Hollywood is a remake, seeing a new take on an old story is refreshing. The Highwaymen, by Netflix, approaches a tale we have probably seen before, the story of Bonnie and Clyde, from a new angle — the perspective of the …

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