Felice and Boudleaux Bryant - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: My Co-Writer Disappeared. How Do I License Our Song?

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It sounds as if you and the composer—like Felice and Boudleaux Bryant—intended to combine words and music into “inseparable or interdependent parts.” That makes you and the composer joint copyright owners of the song.

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Trump, the HR Department and a New Hope for the Inexperienced

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Now, because of one man, there is hope for me and others like me throughout the country yearning to work jobs they have previously found themselves barred from simply because they have no experience. Who is this Chuck Yeager; this Jackie Robinson; this Harvey Milk of the inexperienced?

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Dear Little Bobby: Compassion for Fascists?

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I get very upset thinking about our president and how he mistreats people. This whole disgusting administration makes me angry. I’ve been told that I should have compassion for him, but how is it possible to have compassion for this fascist?

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Native Voices Matter Now More Than Ever: How Sundance Inspired Me

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Being surrounded by different indigenous people lit a spark, filled me with pride, and confirmed to me that yes, it is our time as the youth of the Native nations of America to rise up and be the generation that takes back not only our identity but our voice.

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Dear Rich: Do Interview Release Forms Expire?

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I have signed and dated permissions forms that explicitly inform the participant that their recorded interview could end up in a published journal or book. Is there an expiration date on the permission they granted?

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12 - Maggie Vail - Pyragraph

Not All Art Scales, Not All Businesses Should

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Guest Blogger Maggie Vail: “Musicians are leaders. Music has been at the forefront of every massive cultural movement from civil rights to feminism to anti war movements.”

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3 Things That Make a Performance Unmissable

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Over time, our choices start to form a theme, an overarching message to the world about us and what we stand for. I think about it like a motto on a coat of arms, or the mission of an artistic ministry. What does our work stand for?

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Dear Little Bobby: Doesn’t Feel Like Puppy Love

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

People breed puppies in their backyards and then sell them to pet shops for a couple of hundred dollars so that the pet shop can turn around and sell them for twice that much to fools like your boyfriend.

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Global bank by Peri Pakroo - Pyragraph

Peri Here: It’s Pyragraph Pledge Week!

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Mainly what I’d say to my friend is this: Imagine a world where there is a free beer tap on every corner. If you want to make a living selling beer, how can you succeed? One inescapable part of the answer, it seems to me, is that you end up giving away a LOT of beer.

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How Theater Education Can Change the World Or, how it changed mine

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Guest Blogger Jeff Andersen: “We work with students in local classrooms for an entire year teaching them how to write and perform their own plays. I see the students make the same connections I did. They realize that they can not only participate in the world around them but also, even better, help to shape it.”

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Dear Little Bobby: Too Slow, Manilow?

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Our modern civil rights movement needs as many people as possible to be themselves and for us to work together for change. But people “being themselves” also means that they are allowed to not talk about their private life for as long as they do not want to talk about it, maybe even forever.

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Reconnecting to History and Community through ‘Decolonizing Nature’ Q&A with Mexican artists Carlos Maravilla Santos and Ehecatl Morales Valdelamar

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These vessels, or Acallis with which we express ourselves, are in essence bridges for dialogue between different cultures under threat. They are works that call to those who would offer their support. They depart from the local, but resonate with the global.

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Best In Show Are awards helpful in the arts?

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Art is not a eugenics program. We’re all mongrels with our own unique deformities, and that’s what continues to keep artists and the arts in general interesting.

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Revolutions - Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

But What About the Revolution? Anyone can be Pussy Riot

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

A society in which not all members are free is not truly a free society. Pussy Riot understands that and Pussy Riot stands in resistance. They stand for resistance.

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Don't Know 01 - Rubinstein - Pyragraph

I Donʼt Know Whatʼs Happening (Which is Normal)

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Iʼm pretty sure this is the freelancerʼs life. Unless youʼre truly gifted—I mean frighteningly, what-you-touch-turns-to-money gifted—youʼre probably throwing anything at the wall and praying it sticks.

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Dear Little Bobby: Depressed About Politics

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I want to work on making things better, by voting, by talking about this stuff online and in person, by recognizing my white male privilege and not abusing it, by being a vegetarian, because “human privilege” exists too (and I know that the way we treat animals reflects how we treat each other).

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