The Business of the Arts

How can the arts help spur economic growth and what role does business play in fostering a vital arts scene? We’ll talk with Katherine Wagner, the new CEO of North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts. What does jazz improvisation tell us about African-American culture? And how did jazz influence the thinking of authors James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison and Amiri Baraka? Walton Muyumba, UNT professor and author of the new book “The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism” (Chicago, 2009) will join us for the ArtandSeek segment.