The 111-year-old ensemble acquired a top-notch reputation while under the baton of Eugene Ormandy between 1936-1980.
There's been "a 'tremendous decline' in audiences over the past five years." And $33M in revenue won't cover $46M in expenses. posted by Twang at 9:02 PM PST - 49 comments
"The march toward gender-specific clothes was neither linear nor rapid. Pink and blue arrived, along with other pastels, as colors for babies in the mid-19th century, yet the two colors were not promoted as gender signifiers until just before World War I—and even then, it took time for popular culture to sort things out." posted by Houyhnhnm at 10:40 AM PST - 62 comments
Color Me Obsessed is a new documentary about legendary Minneapolis rock band The Replacements. It features over 140 interviews with rockers, journalists and fans (including Colin Meloy, Craig Finn, Tommy Ramone and Robert Christgau) but not one note of the Mats music. Director Gorman Bechard has been documenting the making of the film on his blog and screening it in select cities. posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:49 AM PST - 63 comments
El Tiede: The Mountain. A timelapse of shots taken from the El Tiede mountain, known for being an excellent site for astrological observations. Includes a timelapse of the Milky Way, as seen through a sandstorm coming off from the Sahara Desert. (SLYT) posted by flibbertigibbet at 9:46 AM PST - 15 comments
The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is America’s first water-based national historic trail. It consists of the combined routes of Smith’s historic voyages on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in 1607-1609. Designated by Congress in December 2006, the trail stretches approximately 3,000 miles up and down the Bay and along tributaries in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. [more inside] posted by netbros at 6:37 AM PST - 5 comments