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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

What The Music Presidential Candidates’ Play Says About Them by Artsjournal

The music booms as people enter the rallies, and then candidates take the stage to a “walk-up” song that can become associated with their platforms. The New York Times analyzed playlists…

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Study: Republicans Are Turning Against Higher Education by Artsjournal

As the Pew Research Center finds in a new survey, there’s been a sharp increase in dissatisfaction with America’s colleges and universities among Republicans in recent years, and it make…

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Just What Qualifies As A “Millennial Novel”? by Artsjournal

“As any digital marketeer with their crosshairs on millennials will tell you, the way we “consume” culture has fragmented. Put in less depressing terms, we have a greater range of repr…

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Michael Feinstein On Championing Music by Artsjournal

Feinstein has been unique in advocating for this music not only onstage and via albums but also through his books, PBS specials and NPR broadcasts, plus his Great American Songbook Foundatio…

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Kennedy Center’s New “Reach” Is Great Counterpoint To The Original Building by Artsjournal

Justin Davidson: “The Kennedy Center’s new complex is not just more fluid, usable, and versatile than we had any right to expect — it is also the rare project that improved on its way …

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Can Dance Be Meaningful For People Without Sight? by Artsjournal

“The intangible exchange of energy between moving and witnessing bodies in real time is what makes the art form so impactful. It’s a beautiful and grandiose idea that I imagine resonates…

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Study Of Violinists Debunks The 10,000-Hour-To-Mastery Rule by Artsjournal

The work is the latest blow to the 10,000-hour rule, the idea promoted in Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 book, Outliers, which has been taken to mean that enough practice will make an expert of a…

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Silicon Valley: What If We’re Not Making The World A Better Place? by Artsjournal

For a long time, the prevailing posture of the Silicon Valley élite was smugness bordering on hubris. Now the emotional repertoire is expanding to include shame—or, at least, the appearan…

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Technology’s Impact On Friendships by Artsjournal

The very language of friendship, for instance, is changing right before our eyes. Facebook has convinced us that “friend” can be a verb, often deployed in the imperative mood (“Friend …

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MCA Denver Gets New Director by Artsjournal

Nora Burnett Abrams, 41, will step in to replace Adam Lerner, the director and chief animator who stepped down this June after leading the museum since 2009. The Denver museum saw its attend…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Advertising & Marketing Manager, The Cleveland Orchestra by Artsjournal

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Deputy Director of Programs, The Djerassi Program by Artsjournal

The Djerassi Program seeks a passionate and skilled arts administrator with grantwriting skills and a commitment to the work of individual artists to fill the position of Deputy Director o…

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The Exquisite Challenge Of Merce Cunningham Class by Artsjournal

Siobhan Burke: “Those 90-minute lessons — advancing from a warm-up of the back and feet to more complex coordinations of the torso and legs to jumping sequences that flew across the room…

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Why Was This UK Museum Using Facial Recognition On Its Visitors? by Artsjournal

A spokeswoman for National Museums Liverpool defended its use of the enhanced surveillance technology as an additional security measure for the exhibition, titled “China’s First Emperor …

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The Symbiotic Dance Between Jazz And Film by Artsjournal

Since the advent of sound, movies treated jazz as a marker of modernity and youth, a soundtrack to a fledgling America further distancing itself from Europe and charting a path through its s…

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UK Museum Attendance Up Six Percent After A Couple Down Years by Artsjournal

Attendance dropped by 1% in both 2017 and 2016, and by 0.5% in 2015. But new figures from the national tourism agency show a decisive turnaround, with attendance across 444 museums and art g…

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Umberto Eco’s Outsized Influence On Popular Culture by Artsjournal

Few of the newspaper obituarists seemed to know quite what he had done. He had been involved in something that had changed the way texts are interpreted; but it was not really clear why that…

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The Anthropologists Who Thought They Could End Racism, Sexism by Artsjournal

Franz Boas concluded that “there is not one human culture but many, and he started referring to ‘cultures,’ in the plural. He was engaged in ethnography, and he believed that the job o…

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Lynn Nottage On Staying Political by Artsjournal

Nottage is the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice: for Sweat and Ruined. The former reached Broadway, while the latter – a story about women in war-torn Congo – played …

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Busting Convention: Boomers Had Almost Nothing To Do With The 1960s by Artsjournal

Louis Menand: “There are many canards about that generation, but the most persistent is that the boomers were central to the social and cultural events of the nineteen-sixties. Apart from …

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Pittsburgh Opera: Our Audience Is Growing, But… by Artsjournal

“Here there’s a problem where even when the community values this, they think it’ll be supported by wealthy industrialists. But those days are over, and we need to say we’ve got a lo…

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Herbie Hancock In Words (It’s A Bit Disappointing) by Artsjournal

He’s led the sort of life that generates fascinating stories, which is perhaps what makes his much-anticipated memoir, “Possibilities,” such an occasionally frustrating read. – Los A…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Ruth McGowan On How To Curate Shows For A Fringe Festival by Artsjournal

“How, then, do you avoid the cringingly awful? The shows so bad you feel you’re never going to get those precious moments of your finite life back again? McGowan smiles and looks up – …

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Study: Innovation In Rural Areas Tied To Creative Class by Artsjournal

“In both rural and urban areas, innovation is closely tied to the degree of presence of the creative class, with the innovation index being positively associated with the percent of the wo…

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San Francisco Mural Controversy Is An Example Of Public Responsibility For Art by Artsjournal

Charles Desmarais: “As important as the Arnautoff murals are, as art and as American history, the issues raised by the attempt to destroy or obscure them are larger than this single contro…

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Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used Everywhere. What Does It Mean For Us? by Artsjournal

“We are just as ignorant about what has been happening to our faces when they’re scanned by the property developers, shopping centres, museums, conference centres and casinos that have a…

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How Kristi Edmunds Disrupts The Arts World by Artsjournal

“In my late twenties (living in Portland, Oregon as an artist and emerging curator), I recognized that the art institutions at the time had settled on mission-priorities that would follow …

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Read The Art Spiegelman Essay On Comics That He Says Marvel Refused To Print by Artsjournal

“I turned the essay in at the end of June, substantially the same as what appears here. A regretful Folio Society editor told me that Marvel Comics (evidently the co-publisher of the book)…

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How Women Authors Still Struggle To Be Taken Seriously by Artsjournal

“There is anecdotal evidence that gender affects every step of the publishing process. In 2015, Catherine Nichols submitted proposals for a novel to agents and publishers under both her ow…

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At What Point Is A Dance Move Cultural Appropriation? by Artsjournal

“People think that all you have to do is have certain postures, wear certain clothes, dance to certain music” to make it hip hop, Michele Byrd-McPhee says, pointing out that simply donni…

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Why Isn’t Hollywood Actively Taking On Climate Change? by Artsjournal

So why aren’t there more realistic, or semi-realistic, or, dare it be suggested, hopeful films about climate change? Because, several directors said, it is hard to find financing for movie…

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