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Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Exhibition That Made, And Almost Wrecked, Francis Bacon’s Career by Artsjournal1

His 1970 solo show at the Grand Palais in Paris meant to establish Bacon in the very highest echelons of living painters — even, he hoped, as a peer to Picasso. Then his erstwhile lover, t…

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How Walt Whitman Hid A Dozen Same-Sex Love Poems In Plain Sight, And How A Researcher Found Them by Artsjournal1

Whitman wrote a sequence of poems title “Live Oak, With Moss” — inspired, scholars believe, by his romance with one Fred Vaughan — but scattered them throughout his 1860 edition of L…

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Betty Corwin, Who Saved Broadway Performances For Posterity, Dead At 98 by Artsjournal1

The Theater on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts “was the charismatic Ms. Corwin’s baby. She proposed it to the library in 1969 and, told that …

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For The Second Time, Thieves Try And Fail To Steal An Anselm Kiefer Sculpture by Artsjournal1

Two burglars cut through a fence at the artist’s Paris property and tried to take apart one of his sculptures made from the now-removed old lead roof of Cologne Cathedral, probably to sell…

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How Problematic Is ‘Porgy And Bess’ In 2019? by Artsjournal1

Is it a sensitive portrait of a segregated Black community? Or is it a parade of stereotypes performed in embarrassing dialect? Is it a triumph of the American melting pot, with the sons of …

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Eight Operas About The Black American Experience That Are By Black Composers by Artsjournal1

“Though they’ve been ignored or underheard, African-American composers have long been crafting ambitious music dramas. Some of the works cited below exist in complete editions, ready to …

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At 94, Director Peter Brook Still Keeps A Schedule That’s ‘Terrifying’ by Artsjournal1

His career goes all the way back to 1946 at Stratford, through a 1970 Midsummer Night’s Dream and a nine-hour Mahabharata from the ’80s that arguably changed theatre history, to a new bo…

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A New City-Wide Dance Festival Is Coming To Los Angeles by Artsjournal1

“Dance moguls Debbie Allen and Nigel Lythgoe are organizing a new two-week festival next spring” — titled, simply, the Los Angeles International Dance Festival — “featuring local a…

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Audiences Prefer Disabled Actors In Disabled Roles: Study by Artsjournal1

“Findings from the Ruderman Family Foundation’s just released effort, Disability Inclusion in Movies and Television, show that … 55% would like to see characters with disabilities port…

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Orchestras Struggling? These Regional Groups Are Doing Just Fine, Says Anne Midgette by Artsjournal1

“Are orchestras dying? These smaller groups are alive and well … The … orchestras presented below offer perhaps five programs a year, with freelance professional players, on a fraction…

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New York City To Build Performing Arts Center Dedicated To Immigrants by Artsjournal1

“Last week, the city announced that it has committed $15 million to fund the design and construction of the Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center in Inwood, the northernmost neighb…

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The Ten (Actually 14) Most-Produced Plays In The U.S. For 2019-20 by Artsjournal1

It’s a list packed with ties this season: A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time lead with a dozen productions each, there’s a two-…

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America’s 20 Most-Produced Playwrights In 2019-20 by Artsjournal1

Lauren Gunderson leads the list for the second time, this year with 33 productions. Lauren Yee is runner-up with 18, while Lucas Hnath is tied with Tennessee Williams for the third slot (17 …

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Turkey’s Television Epics Are Conquering The World by Artsjournal1

“Thanks to international sales and global viewership, Turkey is second only to the US in worldwide TV distribution – finding huge audiences in Russia, China, Korea and Latin America.” …

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Below The Line: Tales From The Behind-The-Scenes Pros Of TV And Film by Artsjournal1

“In this post and the series of corresponding profession-specific stories we’ve published, we’re going to be giving proper credit to those people whose work truly brings entertainment …

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Why Ruben Santiago-Hudson Is Taking August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ On A Coast-To-Coast Tour by Artsjournal1

“Many audiences haven’t seen August Wilson’s plays done well, so my mission is to go out and do the plays well the way the author intended. The celebration of African American life and…

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Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum Will Take Over Nine Regional Contemporary Art Museums by Artsjournal1

“The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow will soon take over the running of Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts, whose nine branches extend from Kaliningrad on the Bal…

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Court Rules In Battle Over John Steinbeck Estate And Tells Heirs To Stop Fighting Already by Artsjournal1

“A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-…

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In Rare Show Of Defiance, Russian Celebrities Rally Behind Jailed Actor by Artsjournal1

Pavel Ustinov, 24, was sentenced to 3½ years in prison for assaulting a police officer, though video shows that he was simply a bystander who was attacked by police at a demonstration. Many…

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How To Write Classical Concert Program Notes That Actually Engage An Audience by Artsjournal1

Lara Pellegrinelli writes that, “as a lover of words, I’d once held the opinion that ‘Notes on the Program’ are bound to be mind-numbingly, soul-crushingly boring – or one of the m…

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The Struggle For Control Of The Salzburg Easter Festival Is Over by Artsjournal1

“The fight has pitted two strong-willed artistic leaders against one another: Christian Thielemann, the principal conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Easter Festival’s artisti…

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Cokie Roberts, Longtime Commentator At NPR And ABC, Dead At 75 by Artsjournal1

“[She] earned three Emmy Awards, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2000 and was named a ‘living legend’ by the Library of Congress in 2008. The consummate …

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First Arrest Made In Major Old Masters Forgery Ring Case by Artsjournal1

“There has at last been an arrest in a high-profile string of suspected Old Master forgeries uncovered in 2016. An Italian painter, Lino Frongia, 61, was taken into custody in northern Ita…

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Admits ‘They’ As Nonbinary Singular Pronoun by Artsjournal1

“We will note that ‘they’ has been in consistent use as a singular pronoun since the late 1300s; that the development of singular ‘they’ mirrors the development of the singular ‘…

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Propwatch: the bell in ‘Amsterdam’ by Artsjournal1

It’s kind of calling-for-immediate-attention bell that invites a sharp smack with palm or finger, and drives Basil Fawlty to the very verge of derangement. Ping! It’s a comedy device –…

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The Chasm of Disbelief by Artsjournal1

Think you (or your organization) don’t understand the people you are trying to reach? If you are talking about people other than your current attendees/donors and their peers, you are 100%…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Despite Death Threats And Rocket Attacks, She Runs A Feminist Radio Station In Afghanistan by Artsjournal1

Sediqa Sherzai founded Radio Roshani in Kunduz in 2008. The Taliban fired rockets at the station the next year. In 2015 they stole the station’s equipment and planted mines in the building…

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The Entire ‘Creative Industries’ Construct Is Hurting Artists, Not Helping Them by Artsjournal1

“The accompanying political narrative was that the creative industries would champion the social utility of arts and culture as progressive realms to engage fractured communities, realise …

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Diversity, Gender Equity, Innovation — Here’s A Ballet Company That’s Living Up To The Ideals by Artsjournal1

“With just 10 dancers, [Ballet X is] a model of what is possible for small contemporary ballet troupes — and it embodies many of the ideals that larger companies are striving for today. …

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Street Theatre With Giant Moles by Artsjournal1

“These tufty mammals are the stars of Philippe Quesne’s The Moles, which ran at N.Y.U. Skirball over the weekend and kicked off with a Friday afternoon parade through the West Village. A…

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Architects Explain How Those Super-Tall, Super-Skinny New York Apartment Towers Stand Up In The Wind by Artsjournal1

“As the wind goes around the building, it accelerates, and it creates vortices that alternate, causing the building to move from side to side. Sometimes we can use that phenomenon, cutting…

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