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Oct212009

The Non-Local Buzz

SAY WHAT?! MUSICIANS HEAR BETTER

"Musical training can improve your hearing, according to several studies presented in Chicago at Neuroscience 2009, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. The studies found that serious musicians are better than other people at perceiving and remembering sounds."

NPR
October 19, 2009



CHARITIES GET MORE DONORS, FEWER DOLLARS
A survey finds that 51% of nonprofits saw a drop in fundraising this year.

"More than half of charities are experiencing a downturn in contributions so far this year compared to the same time in 2008, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals."

Crain's New York
October 16, 2009


MOVING CEILINGS FOR SCULPTURES
Artists place increasing demands on museums; New Museum flies in steel works for Urs Fischer

"The contractors who built the New Museum's two-year-old, $50 million facility on Manhattan's Lower East Side returned this week. Their task: lower the second floor gallery's ceiling by 2 feet. The change order came from artist Urs Fischer, whose upcoming exhibition requires the museum to upend everything from its lighting to its architectural plans."

The Wall Street Journal
October 16, 2009

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