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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

‘The Wild Bunch’: At 50, It’s Aged Disturbingly Well by Artsjournal1

“[Sam] Peckinpah’s notion that mercy and virtue may be outmoded ideas in the hectic, grabby sprawl of the 20th century has ossified into prophecy as we’ve rolled into the 21st. … His…

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Method Acting And #MeToo: A Brief History by Artsjournal1

“At least three of the fathers of the American Method — Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and Elia Kazan — had reputations for treating men and women differently, as well as for treating…

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National Academy Of Design In New York Will Not Be Reopening Its Museum by Artsjournal1

“After years of financial crises, shifting leadership and painful internal debate about its future, the National Academy closed its museum, separated from its school and began selling off …

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How Jaap Van Zweden Used Music To Get His Autistic Son To Speak by Artsjournal1

Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes talks to the conductor and his wife, Aaltje, about how their son Benjamin, now 29 and able to speak Dutch and English, was uncommunicative until they found a way t…

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In Indie Films, At Least, Female Writers And Directors Are Making Progress (If Not Yet Parity) by Artsjournal1

“Women made up nearly a third of the directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers and editors, and though they were still outnumbered by men two to one, the new figures repres…

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If Your Theatre Company Wants To Produce More Plays By Women, Here’s Where To Find Some by Artsjournal1

For five years now, a collective called The Kilroys has been releasing an annual list of recommended new plays, as yet unproduced or “under-produced,” by female, transgender, and non-bin…

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The Poetry Slam Comes To Dubai by Artsjournal1

Two Dubai-resident Sudanese who met at a poetry event in Abu Dhabi (because there was no such thing in Dubai) have joined forces to open Blank Space, where they’ve basically created a spok…

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La Scala’s Next Superintendent Will Be Dominique Meyer Of Vienna State Opera: Reports by Artsjournal1

Italian media are reporting that the mayor of Milan, who is ex officio chair of La Scala’s board, said after a meeting that Meyer was the choice; for now, English-language outlets report t…

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For First Time, Nonwhite Writer Wins UK’s Most Prestigious Children’s Book Prize by Artsjournal1

Elizabeth Acevedo, a Dominican-American who got her literary start at poetry slams, won the 2019 Carnegie Medal for her verse novel The Poet X. Jackie Morris won the Kate Greenaway Medal for…

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CEO Of London’s Serpentine Galleries Resigns Following Uproar Over Investment In Spyware Firm by Artsjournal1

“The chief executive of the Serpentine Galleries, Yana Peel, resigned on Tuesday after a newspaper investigation revealed she had connections to a cybersecurity firm whose technology has b…

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The Eka Trio: ‘O’ by Artsjournal1

The young Scandinavians of the Eka Trio combine the relaxed sensuosity of trends in Nordic music with their underlying commitment to the adventurousness that goes to the heart of jazz. – D…

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Farewell, Transparency? Sotheby’s Plans to Go Private (plus a possible glitch) by Artsjournal1

This flight from public accountability will deal a knockout blow to whatever transparency remains in “willing buyer-willing seller” auction transactions. Adieu, fair market value. – Le…

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Shades of Meaning by Artsjournal1

At the CircuitWest Showcase in Perth, Australia, I discussed with artists, producers, and presenters the issues around community engagement in a state (Western Australia) where, outside the …

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Soprano Measha Brueggergosman Hospitalized, Awaiting Emergency Heart Surgery by Artsjournal1

As she posted on Facebook, “Nearly ten years to the day of my aorta exploding, I woke up in Calgary on the day I was meant to fly home to Nova Scotia” — for her father’s funeral, no …

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Saved By A Donor, Australia’s Top Professional Vocal Ensemble Emerges From Bankruptcy by Artsjournal1

In May, The Song Company suddenly announced that it was ceasing business and beginning the bankruptcy process called in Australia Voluntary Administration. Then, in early June, the ensemble…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

At This Ballet School, They Are Empowering Their Students With Important Life Skills by Artsjournal1

“The after-school program at the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet in South Miami … provides ballet, reading, math and etiquette classes along with access to mental health professionals. The pr…

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The Welsh Language Is Becoming (Could It Really Be?) Cool by Artsjournal1

There are Welsh-language songs and TV series racking up remarkable streaming numbers, the number of speakers has increased by 20% over the last decade, and people who’ve never been to Wale…

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An Oral History Of ‘Oh! Calcutta!, Which Premiered 50 Years Ago by Artsjournal1

“An erotic revue conceived by the English theater critic Kenneth Tynan, Oh! Calcutta! took it all off at the Eden Theater, a former pornographic cinema that had been renovated by the show…

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Brazilians Face The Fact That Their Greatest Writer Was Black by Artsjournal1

“The traditional historical photo of [Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis] shows a man whose skin is nearly as light as his crisp white dress shirt. … Machado was known to be the descendant o…

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Charles Reich, Author Of ‘The Greening Of America’, Dead At 91 by Artsjournal1

“Reich was a popular Yale University professor whose students included both Bill and Hillary Clinton and a respected legal scholar when a 39,000-word excerpt from The Greening of America r…

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What Goes On Backstage At The World’s Oldest Theatre Collective by Artsjournal1

“Theatre collective” may seem a surprising way to describe the Comédie-Française (est. 1680), but it’s accurate: the company is owned and controlled by its actors and other members. …

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Again, Sergei Polunin Tries, And Fails, To Explain His Way Out Of The Doghouse by Artsjournal1

He told Italy’s Corriere della sera, “Men must get up and rediscover the force to assume responsibility, whether they are gay or straight, and not become lazy. If women start to think th…

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No More All-Male Comedy-Writing Teams, Declares UK TV Network by Artsjournal1

“ITV will no longer commission comedy shows with all-male writers’ rooms, the broadcaster’s head of comedy has said. Saskia Schuster said she realised last year that ‘an awful lot of…

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Once Again, An Errant Tweet Is The Last Straw: Director Of Berlin Jewish Museum Resigns by Artsjournal1

“Pressure had been mounting against the director, Peter Schäfer, over what critics said was an inappropriately political stance for the head of a cultural institution tasked with explaini…

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Baltimore Symphony Musicians Are Officially Locked Out by Artsjournal1

“Sunday’s decision by the orchestra’s board of trustees locking out the players was not unexpected. Despite the picketers carrying signs reading ‘I Make Less Than I Did a Decade Ago,…

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Warner Is Paying Nearly Half A Billion Dollars To Keep J.J. Abrams by Artsjournal1

“Following a months-long courting process that included multiple suitors, WarnerMedia is in final negotiations for a new partnership with [Abrams’s company,] Bad Robot, sources say. … …

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How The National Orchestral Institute Is Preparing Diverse Young Musicians For The Orchestra World (And Vice Versa) by Artsjournal1

Anne Midgette: “Preparing young musicians for a career in music looks different now than it did in 1988, when NOI began. A big part of instrumentalists’ training has always been learning…

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Susannah Hunnewell, Publisher Of The Paris Review, Dead At 52 by Artsjournal1

“Ms. Hunnewell joined the magazine as an editorial intern in the late-1980s, when it was run out of an 8-by-14-foot office in the Upper East Side brownstone of its co-founder and editor Ge…

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Why More Than A Third Of The Board At Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre Quit by Artsjournal1

A letter from eight of the 13 departing board members noted that two leading candidates for CEO of the theater withdrew after meeting with the president of Roosevelt University (which owns t…

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The Ongoing Destruction Of The Bamiyan Buddhas (As If What The Taliban Did Weren’t Bad Enough) by Artsjournal1

“Most of the time, the remains of the monument are so poorly guarded that anyone can buy a ticket ($4 for foreigners, 60 cents for Afghans), walk in and do pretty much whatever he wants. A…

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The story of Mrs. T and me — in a hundred words by Artsjournal1

Inspired by a series that The New York Times describes as “Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words,” I thought I’d try to sum up the wild…

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