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Give A Damn

GIVE A DAMN Music + Activism at Stax Records


September 28 – December 2, 2018

Crosstown Arts in Crosstown Concourse

Opening Reception Friday, September 28, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Crosstown Arts are partnering in September 2018 to host and present a new exhibit titled “ Give A Damn Music + Activism at Stax Records.” Its title taken from the 1970 Staple Singers song, “Give a Damn,” this exhibition is the culmination of a year-long examination of Stax Records’ commitment to political activism, community engagement, and social justice in the years following Dr. King’s 1968 assassination in Memphis.

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CFP Participation in Auditory Culture

CFP  Participation in Auditory Culture

CFP (abstracts): Participation in Auditory Culture (special issue of the SoundEffects journal)

Abstract deadline (300 words): November 11, 2018 Decision regarding the abstracts: December 3, 2018 Article deadline: March 4, 2019

Link to the call:

The rising prominence of interactive media and technologies has brought about an increased scholarly interest in participatory phenomena. This issue of SoundEffects aims to put a sonic spin on participation studies and emphasize the dialogic and participatory aspects of auditory culture. Sound remaining a primary medium of human communication carries with it an urgency to be heard and answered, offering rich possibilities for participatory processes, whether technologically mediated or not, which nevertheless remain underexplored in contemporary sound studies. CFP Participation in Auditory Culture weiterlesen

Version 1.1 of Digital Resources for Musicology

Version 1.1 of Digital Resources for Musicology (DRM) ( has been released today. This segmented listing of open-access tools includes a wide assortment of heterogeneous materials—scanned scores and manuscripts, structured databases, audio and video materials, and widely used humanistic collections—of maps, recordings, images, and much else.
This website provides links to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists. With a burgeoning number of digital resources available, remembering titles of sites and pathways to them can be difficult. Version 1.1 of Digital Resources for Musicology weiterlesen

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017: ‘The Square’ Takes Palme D’Or; Sofia Coppola Best Director; Joaquin Phoenix, Diane Kruger Acting Honors
Over 12 days, 19 movies screened in Competition in this 70th edition of the venerable event. There has been critical love for such titles as Andrey Zvyagintsev’ Loveless, Fatih Akin’s In The Fade, Robin Campillo’s 120 Beats Per Minute, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, among others. Cannes Film Festival 2017 weiterlesen