The Fiddler in the Subway: The Story of the World-Class by Gene Weingarten

By Gene Weingarten

GENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O. HENRY of yank JOURNALISM

Simply the simplest storyteller round, Weingarten describes the realm as you're thinking that it really is sooner than revealing the way it really isin narratives which are through turns hilarious, heartwarming, and provocative, yet continually memorable.

Millions of individuals recognize the name piece approximately violinist Joshua Bell, which initially started as a stunt: What could ensue if you happen to placed a world-class musician outdoor a Washington, D.C., subway station to play for spare switch? could someone even observe? the reply was once no. Weingartens tale went viral, turning into a generally referenced lesson approximately existence lived too fast. different vintage storiesthe one in regards to the nice Zucchini, a wildly renowned yet for my part fallacious teenagers entertainer; the quest for the respectable Armpit of the US; a profile of the common American nonvoterall of them exhibit as a lot approximately their readers as they do their matters.

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Ces structures offrent ainsi une alternative à l’extension exponentielle et non régulée du modèle dominant de vedettariat au sein duquel attention et richesses se concentrent sur un petit nombre d’artistes et de lieux. Diversité culturelle et missions d’intérêt collectif Les structures représentées par l’UFISC contribuent à la diversité culturelle par la multiplicité de leurs identités, formes, publics, créations, activités et disciplines artistiques. Différentes et complémentaires, elles participent à l’évolution de la société et à l’enrichissement sensible et intellectuel des individus qui la composent.

En s’appuyant sur leur travail de proximité, elles se sont professionnalisées, elles ont suscité de nouveaux réseaux et elles ont élaboré une logique de développement qui ne se limite pas à la production et à la diffusion des œuvres. Cette multitude d’expériences est née de la conviction qu’une autre manière de faire était possible et que le rapport du public aux œuvres créées ne pouvait pas s’établir sur les seuls critères du système marchand. Leur pouvoir d’imagination et leur esprit d’initiative se sont construits sur la nécessité de remettre la personne au cœur de la société.

Un groupe de travail s’est constitué au sein d’Actes-If pour mettre en place un système d’avances sur trésorerie en direction des adhérents qui en font la demande, après consultation de l’assemblée générale. Peu de banques se sont intéressées au projet, la rentabilité des prêts à court terme étant très faible. Seul le Crédit municipal de Paris acceptera de signer une convention portant sur deux types de préfinancement : – une avance sur subventions habituelles, mais non notifiées (taux à 7,5 % annuel dont 1 % reversé sur le fonds) ; – une avance sur subventions non notifiées, ou ressources propres risquées (taux à 8,5 % annuel dont 1,5 % reversé sur le fonds), où le fonds Actes-If se porte garant.

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