The practical challenges of recovery are so vast that Broadway has set up, through its trade group, the Broadway League, 42 task forces to address the crisis. Some 350 of its 800-plus members are involved. "There are 20 labor task forces, one for each union," said Charlotte St. Martin, the league's president. Ten others are tackling marketing issues; five are set up to interact with the city, state and federal agencies. Two Washington lobbyists, one with ties to Democrats, the other to Republicans, have been hired to seek stimulus funding for arts venues and artists in proposed legislation; epidemiologists and industrial hygienists are advising on safety and air filtration. The issues are as diverse as how to handle intermissions, when longer bathroom breaks may be required, to what kind of financial aid or tax credits the government might devise. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
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Andersen says there were two train cars sitting on a salvage lot in Concrete, WA, when the home’s first owner went looking for a way to creatively add space to the house in the mid-1990s. … [Read more...] about 80-Foot-Long Train Car Is a Fascinating Feature of This Washington Home
She added that, “It’s very important for houses to maintain their archives and think in that aspect archives have a future in fashion. But fashion thrives on the new, so we’ll always need to have a new idea or point of view—even if it’s mixed with an archival reference—for something to actually be fashion.” … [Read more...] about Are Archival Pieces the Future of Fashion?