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Arts leaders DiChiera, Slatkin and Fisher discuss funding, diversity and why they shouldn’t have to justify the arts

A condensed version of this story was originally published in Crain’s Detroit Business. By Leslie D. Green Come June, metro Detroit’s arts world will begin significant transformation. That’s when David DiChiera resigns after 46 years as artistic director of the Michigan Opera Theatre, Leonard Slatkin begins prepping for his 10th and last season as conductor and music director of the Detroit Symphony

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The demise of arts and culture critics

This story first appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business. When I started at The Detroit News in 2002, the paper employed a dedicated restaurant critic, a dance critic, two film critics, a couple of music critics, a theater, jazz and classical music critic, a fine/visual arts critic, a TV critic, a book reviewer, and an abundance of freelance arts critics and generalists, at

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