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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Hackers Steal Donor Info From Smithsonian, UK National Trust, Other Nonprofits by Artsjournal1

In a ransomware attack in May on the computer security company Blackbaud, hackers copied names, contact info and donation summaries from the databases of the Smithsonian, Britain’s Nationa…

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COVID Has Made Arts Audiences Smaller, Yes, But Also Younger by Artsjournal1

Or, to put it more pessimistically/realistically, ticket sales have plummeted across the board in the US and UK, but the biggest drop has been in older audience members, according to the new…

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The Guy Who Put Those Damn CNN TVs All Over Every Damn Airport Is Dead At 84 by Artsjournal1

W. Russell Barry worked as president of 20th Century Fox Television, overseeing production and syndication, and spent two years at Playboy, where he launched the Playboy Channel, before head…

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Here’s An Art Biennial That’s Going Ahead Smoothly by Artsjournal1

The 2nd Bangkok Art Biennale won’t be exactly what it was at its debut in 2018: there will be nine venues instead of 20, and organizers are having to look more to local audiences than to o…

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London’s Royal Festival Hall Announces Fall Concert Season Featuring Nonwhite Composers (But No Audiences) by Artsjournal1

“Classical music has long been criticised for being overwhelmingly white, but the Southbank Centre said its first post-lockdown season in the Royal Festival Hall would feature works by 16 …

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

When Merce Cunningham Collaborated With A Computer Program by Artsjournal1

No, it wasn’t to generate random patterns of movement; rather the contrary, in fact. Ellen Jacobs, for years his company’s publicist, recounts how, at age 70, when his body could no long…

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Russian Cinema’s Ongoing Preoccupation With World War II by Artsjournal1

Studios in the Federation have released at least seven major big-budget movies set during what Russians call the Great Patriotic War just since 2010. Alex Cox has a look at what they say abo…

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Using Greek Tragedy To Make Sense Of The Pandemic by Artsjournal1

Elif Batuman on watching Theater of War’s online production of Sophocles’s Oedipus the King: “You’ve never really seen Oedipus, I found myself thinking, till you’ve seen it during …

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There Was An Entire Lost Generation Of Gifted African-American Conductors by Artsjournal1

“[They] led major concerts by Arturo Toscanini’s NBC Symphony, gave the Philadelphia Orchestra premiere of the Shostakovich Symphony No. 8, and led the Metropolitan Opera’s celebrated …

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Singer-Conductor Claudio Cavina, Major Force In Monteverdi Revival, Dead At 58 by Artsjournal1

He first came to prominence on recordings by Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano, especially their landmark series of Monteverdi’s madrigals. He then broke off to found his own cons…

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Why Dictionary.com Has Revised 15,000+ Definitions: A ‘Focus On People’ And Not ‘Clinical Language’ by Artsjournal1

The world’s most-used online dictionary has, among other changes, capitalized Black throughout; changed homosexuality to gay sexual orientation; revised language around ethnicity, suicide,…

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Where To Put On Dance In NYC Under COVID? On The Roof, Of Course! by Artsjournal1

Chelsea Ainsworth and artist Kyle Netzeband decided that presenting dance on film or online just wasn’t adequate. So they decided they’d try putting on a series of shows on the roof of t…

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Culture Clash: Where The British Ex-Director Of Paris’s Châtelet Theatre Went Wrong by Artsjournal1

Laura Cappelle, a thoroughly bilingual arts journalist and a trained sociologist, looks at the assumptions made and misunderstood by both Ruth Mackenzie and the officials who hired and then …

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Atlanta Opera, Pushed By COVID, Moves To New Business Model For Fall 2020 by Artsjournal1

“‘This pandemic has devastated so many lives and businesses,’ [general director Tomer] Zvulun said. ‘But it has also been a major catalyst in accelerating our shift to a business mod…

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Edinburgh Int’l Festival Online Racks Up More Than A Million Views by Artsjournal1

“The festival said its 26 digital productions, which featured specially staged performances involving about 500 artists, musicians and technical staff, were watched 1.013m times in nearly …

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Why Was There Just A Twitter War Over Van Gogh And Realism? by Artsjournal1

Way back on August 9, “Margarita” tweeted side-by-side images of van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night and a rendition of the same scene in Arles by contemporary painter Haixia Liu (not to…

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Is there anybody out there? Yes. by Artsjournal1

No one had any idea if people would tune in to all this arts content when the digital floodgates opened in March. Now arts organizations are reporting massive increases in online audiences d…

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William Burroughs’s Prophetic Mutterings by Artsjournal1

“Battle Instructions is Burroughs the self-styled revolutionary in 1960 at his most historically explicit, the courageous whistle-blower denouncing and exposing moguls, political leaders a…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Mark Twain, Skeptic Though He Was, Believed In Telepathy by Artsjournal1

“He believed, he once wrote, that a mind ‘still inhabiting the flesh’ could reach another mind at great remove. There was an inciting incident in the spring of 1875 (before Twain’s r…

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New Game Has Players And AI Creating Genre Fiction Together by Artsjournal1

“Powered by an artificial intelligence text generator, the video game [AI Dungeon] can be played on smartphones or computers, offering players a choice of five genres: fantasy, mystery, ap…

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How Chekhov Created The Short Story As We Know It Today by Artsjournal1

“John Cheever [once] told [an] audience he was ‘one of perhaps ten American writers who are known as the American Chekhov’. The description isn’t unhelpful because it’s used carele…

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What A Time For Belarus Free Theatre To Be Starting A New Season by Artsjournal1

As protests against the latest rigged election of Alexander Lukashenko continue to rock the former Soviet state, “will the theatre, which has won increasing acclaim on tours abroad but put…

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How Paris’s Châtelet Theatre Fired Its Artistic Director (Rudely) by Artsjournal1

“[Ruth] Mackenzie was sitting in her office when she learned to her astonishment that she had been sacked for ‘bullying’. She was even more shocked, when [general director Thomas] Laur…

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Hobby Lobby/Museum Of The Bible Deal To Return Looted Antiquities Is Unfair To Iraq by Artsjournal1

“Exploitative and degrading” is how one Iraqi newspaper described the current draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Iraqi government and the Museum of the Bible along with the fa…

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How Did A Removed Confederate Monument End Up At An African-American Museum? by Artsjournal1

The CEO chose to take it, that’s how. “Spirit of the Confederacy, a bronze sculpture of an angel holding a sword and palm branch, was removed from Sam Houston Park in June … and is now…

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Starchitect Richard Rogers Retires At Age 87 by Artsjournal1

“Pritzker Prize-winning architect and high-tech architecture pioneer Richard Rogers has retired from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the practice he founded in 1977. … He is perhaps bes…

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BBC’s New Boss Will Look At Changing How BBC Is Funded by Artsjournal1

“The BBC has looked at whether the licence fee [paid by each household with a television] could ultimately be replaced with a new special income tax, based on the Swedish model for funding…

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Aerosol Research Helps Get Vienna Philharmonic Back Onstage by Artsjournal1

“The Vienna Philharmonic was one of the first professional orchestras to return to rehearsals and performances since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it wouldn’t have been possibl…

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Indigenous Performers In Australia Struggle For Recognition As 21st-Century Artists by Artsjournal1

Audience demand for First Nations performing arts is growing. yet, aside from one superstar company (the dance troupe Bangarra), “many independent Indigenous dance and theatre artists are …

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Are Orchestras “Better than Ever”? — What Not to Tell a Young Musician by Artsjournal1

“Orchestras are better than ever” – if you mean that, literally, you mean that in terms of the role the institution plays in Minneapolis or Philadelphia or Boston, it has a bigger and …

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Diversity Diversion: Plumbing Museums’ “Pipeline” Problem in Hiring Minorities by Artsjournal1

While the persistent lag in hiring minorities is arguably a manifestation of museums’ systemic racism, it is also a “pipeline problem” — the relative scarcity of well-trained minorit…

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