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A new report by PeoplePerHour has revealed the capital city of Germany as the top spot for ‘digital nomads’ to earn a living while travelling. The study takes into account things like the number of co-working spaces, monthly salaries, the overall cost of living, visa requisites and crime rates.
View all Top 5 Cities here: Berlin emerges as the number one city in the world to work while you travel
More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…
A group of art, history and business executives convened last week to talk about ways the arts can spur economic development in the North Country.
The panel discussion, attended by over 50 residents, was hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association at the Harrietstown Hall in Saranac Lake on Aug. 22.
Philip Morris, the CEO of Proctors Theater in Schenectady, gave a presentation on ways that his theater has worked toward revitalizing the city as a whole.
Full Story: North Country revitalization through the arts – Sun Community News & Printing
Wow – if this catches on, it could really be a game changer! I might actually start going to the cinema again!
Remember the days when going to the movies cost less than $10? Maybe you remember when it was less than $5.
These days, a trip to the theater can cost a pretty penny. While the national average is $8.65, in many cities, like Los Angeles and New York, a ticket can cost up to or more than $15.But thanks to one app, $10 can now go a lot further at the cinema.
MoviePass, run by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe, is offering subscribers a deal in which they can see one movie per day for $9.95 per month.
Full Story: MoviePass app lets subscribers go to the movies once a day for $10 a month | WPXI
The outpouring of support for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey continues in Texoma. While many are donating food and money, volunteers at the Friends of the Library in Wichita Falls are donating books to those along the Gulf Coast.
Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers who can assist with packing and loading up books. They have already collected thousands of books and are excited to send to those down to children impacted by the floods.
Full Story: WF organization sending books to Gulf Coast – KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX
Pauel determines where they go next — home to their family or group home, sometimes on electronic monitoring, or upstairs to the juvenile temporary detention center.
Before they leave her courtroom, Pauel directs them to her bookshelf and invites them to grab a book or two. To read. To keep. No strings attached.
“I usually go stand next to them when they pick out a book, and it’s the first time that I’m not up on this bench,” she said. “I’m just a person standing next to them, like, ‘What do you like?’ We just talk. Sometimes they’re just shocked. ‘Do I return this to you?’
“I don’t think they get a lot of stuff.”
Full Story: Cook County judge gives books — and hope — to juveniles she sentences – Chicago Tribune
Proof that the arts can make a real difference in a young person’s attitude and life. Why we don’t have more community based programs like this is beyond me. How much evidence do we need before we actually start caring about this stuff?
The program, called Youth on Record, taught songwriting, production, DJ and other skills, and its success was staggering. The high school truancy rate of those attending the after-school program was cut in half, as they weren’t allowed to attend if they didn’t go to regular classes. In addition, a new income stream was created for local musicians who were paid to teach. Since the school was first set-up, the organisation has recorded albums, staged a community festival and improved the lives of hundreds of residents.
Full Story: Music can improve our cities. So why isn’t music urbanism a thing? | CityMetric
A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created an original music composition for Monday’s eclipse. The Georgia Tech Sonification Lab uses drums, synthesized tones and other sounds to symbolize the movements of the sun and moon and the gradual darkness they will produce during the August 21 event.
Full Story: Researchers Use Eclipse Data to Create Musical Composition
We Wanted a Revolution at the Brooklyn Museum tracks the shape-shifting radicalism of black women artists, authors, filmmakers, dancers, gallerists, and public figures between 1965 and 1985.
Story at: The Black American Women Who Made Their Own Art World