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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

What Happens To Modern Dance Companies — And What Happens To Modern Dance Itself — When The Founders Are Gone? by Artsjournal1

Joan Acocella: “A lot of modern-dance companies are talking about ‘legacy’ and trying to come up with ways to perpetuate it. Why? Well, the art form is more than a century old. Many mo…

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Is Upright Citizens Brigade Circling The Drain? by Artsjournal1

Just three years ago, it seemed (at least to the outside world) that the company was turning into an improv empire: multiple locations in NYC and LA, a TV deal, corporate workshops, thousand…

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Oregon Bach Festival’s Executive Director Out, Two Years After Firing Of Artistic Director Matthew Halls by Artsjournal1

A Friday afternoon announcement said that Janelle McCoy would be leaving after this year’s festival (which begins Friday) and that her job is being eliminated due to budget cuts. In 2017, …

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Septime Webre Is Starting To Do For Hong Kong Ballet What He Did For Washington Ballet by Artsjournal1

In the two years he’s been artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet (where he arrived one year after leaving the same job in DC), Webre has added to the company’s repertoire, brought in hig…

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Calm Down, Folks — Netflix Has Not Locked Down The Future Of Cinema by Artsjournal1

Not, argues David Sims, that you could tell from the big New York Times package on the future of movies. We need to keep in mind that “Netflix is still a young company, one that’s sittin…

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David Esterly, Self-Taught Master Wood Carver, Dead At 75 by Artsjournal1

He’d completed a doctorate in literature at Cambridge and wasn’t sure what to do with himself next when, on a visit to London, he saw the 17th-century woodcarvings by Grinling Gibbons in…

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How The Mueller Report Was Turned Into A Play And Live-Streamed By A Superstar Cast by Artsjournal1

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle) adapted the special counsel’s notoriously careful report into a drama titled The Investigation: A Search for the Tru…

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Soprano Measha Brueggergosman Comes Through Emergency Double-Bypass Surgery by Artsjournal1

“[She] wrote a Facebook post late Friday … ‘Just 30 teensy hours after a five-hour open-heart surgery (10 years after my OTHER open-heart surgery to repair a dissected aorta), I am tub…

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There’s A Whole New, And More Diverse, Generation Taking The Helm At British Theatres by Artsjournal1

Susannah Clapp: “There used to be a template for the artistic directors of theatres. A template about as restricted as candidates for the Tory party leadership. White and male. Obviously. …

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The Sultan Of Oman Is Trying To Establish A Major Opera House by Artsjournal1

He’s already got the building: the spectacular Royal Opera House, Muscat, which opened in 2011 and is reportedly the Omani capital’s second-most-popular tourist attraction. The Economist…

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New York City’s Public Libraries Drop Access To Streaming Movie Service by Artsjournal1

The Brooklyn, Queens, and New York Public Library systems began offering cardholders free access to the well-regarded service Kanopy in 2017, and last year about 1% of cardholders used the s…

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Guelph Treasure Case: Berlin Museums Will Appeal To US Supreme Court For Dismissal by Artsjournal1

“The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, the organisation that oversees Berlin’s state museums, says it will appeal to the United States Supreme Court to dismiss a claim for the Guelp…

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The Website That Broke The Aziz Ansari #MeToo-Or-Bad-Date Story? It Was A Mess, And Here’s How It Collapsed by Artsjournal1

Babe.net, which marketed itself as “for girls who don’t give a fuck,” was an HR professional’s nightmare, and a journalism professor’s nightmare, too. Allison P. Davis reports on h…

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Other Buyers May Be Ready To Pay More Than $2.66 Billion For Sotheby’s by Artsjournal1

“The 275-year-old auction house — which agreed … to sell itself for $2.66 billion to French telecom tycoon Patrick Drahi — could soon get at least two counteroffers from rival invest…

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In The Age Of Amazon, The Few Queer Bookstores Left Are Lifelines For Queer Teens by Artsjournal1

Even as the number of LGBTQ stories told in young adult literature keeps growing, there are still many teens whose libraries don’t offer it and who don’t feel comfortable asking for that…

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That Queer Sex Video Jair Bolsonaro Tweeted? It Was Guerrilla Performance Art, Say The Men In It by Artsjournal1

In March the Brazilian president posted a video clip shot at a gay street party during São Paulo’s Carnival, tweeting, “We have to expose the truth so the population are aware of their …

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

New theatre company aims to make pubs and clubs more inclusive for women and non-binary people by Artsjournal1

“Co-founder of [the company] Part of the Night, Olivia Munk, said: ‘My co-founder Jessica Bickel-Barlow and I realised that while we weren’t comfortable going to a pub or club alone, w…

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How the Welsh-language national theatre has blazed a trail for women playwrights and directors by Artsjournal1

“In its 15-year history, more than half of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s productions have been directed by women and close to half have been written by female playwrights. Notably, of the …

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‘It’s Our Turn’ — Terence Blanchard’s New Opera Is Rooted In Black Experience by Artsjournal1

“Terence Blanchard knows from experience that an opera that sounds and looks different from the classic repertory can bring new audiences to an old art form. ‘An elderly African American…

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Know a Theatre: Tennessee Women’s Theater Project of Nashville by Artsjournal1

“Among the throng of honky-tonk bars in downtown Nashville is the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre — home to the Tennessee Women’s Theater Project. American Theatre caught up with company’…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Library Tucked In A Pakistani Arms Market by Artsjournal1

“This tribal district, located about 85 miles west of Islamabad, is best known for its sprawling weapons bazaar. … A local book lover, Raj Muhammad, hopes it becomes known as the home of…

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How To Avoid A Sexist Tax On Tampons? Sell Them In Books by Artsjournal1

In order to avoid the unreasonably high VAT on tampons in many European countries, a startup in Germany (where the tax is 19%!) has started packaging 15 tampons with a 46-page booklet about …

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Can Public Radio And TV Help Bring A Sharply Divided America Together? Should It? by Artsjournal1

Andrea Smardon: “To answer these questions, I talked with innovative producers who are working on projects that attempt to bridge political and cultural divides. This work is going on acro…

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‘125th And Freedom’: A Marathon Dance Piece Stretching Across Harlem’s Main Thoroughfare by Artsjournal1

“Stopping at sites including the Harriet Tubman Memorial and the former Lenox Lounge — now a Wells Fargo — the 16-part ritual tells the story of a tribe fighting for its freedom with t…

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Want To Make Orchestral Auditions More Inclusive And Less Discriminatory? This Is How by Artsjournal1

Writing in the house magazine of Local 802 (the New York City chapter) of the American Federation of Musicians, Shea Scruggs and Weston Sprott both suggest ways to change the mindset around …

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The 40 Most Powerful People In Comedy For 2019 by Artsjournal1

With categories like The Suits, The Legends, The Auteurs, The Breakouts, The Dynamic Duos, The Arena Fillers, and The Advocates (that’s for the agents and managers), “The Hollywood Repor…

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‘The Central Park Five’ — Composer Anthony Davis On Writing An Opera With A Quintet In The Title Role by Artsjournal1

“I had never done an opera with five protagonists before. I had to figure out how to do that. I was fascinated by group singing. Then I began thinking about that period in time, Take 6 and…

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With Everything In The Film Business Changing, Will There Even Be Movies As We Know Them In Ten Years? by Artsjournal1

“24 major Hollywood figures peer into the future, including: Ava DuVernay (on audiences), Jason Blum (on producing), Octavia Spencer (on acting), Kumail Nanjiani (on comedy), Lena Waithe (…

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Berlin Philharmonic Inaugurates New 650-Seat Concert Hall In Swiss Mountain Village by Artsjournal1

The little town of Andermatt had been in decline because of the gradual closure of an army base. But an Egyptian developer who fell in love with the area has begun creating a large ski resor…

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Brazilian President’s New Theatre Boss Calls On Conservative Artists To Create ‘Cultural War Machine’ by Artsjournal1

Roberto Alvim announced last week that he was closing his São Paulo troupe because he was the target of criticism and boycotts for his conservative political views. President Bolsonaro prom…

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Without Warning, Britain’s NHS Closes Its Sole Dance Injury Clinic by Artsjournal1

“The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in north London, where it was based, … said it had planned to close the centre in 2020 as part of a wider plan to concentrate specialist services…

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