The Dallas News has hired a full-time classical music critic, with a salary supported by the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism. The new guy, Tim Diovanni, wll work alongside veteran critic Scott Cantrell on a one-year contract.
Dallas, like many US newspapers, has made deep cuts in its cultural coverage.
Steve Rubin’s institute has enabled the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Houston Chronicle and the Minneapolis Star Tribune to maintain full cover of the classical scene in cities with important orchestras that might otherwise die for lack of media oxygen.
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