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Friday, December 6, 2019

For The First Time In Living Memory, The Met Extends An Opera’s Run by Artsjournal1

“[Porgy and Bess], which opened the season in September, was scheduled to return on Jan. 8 for seven performances, through Feb. 1. On Thursday, the Met announced it would add three more, o…

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Australia’s Prime Minister Eliminates Arts Ministry by Artsjournal1

“The Arts, already an addendum to the Department of Communications and the Arts, will be merged along with the rest of the department into a new one with the unwieldy title of the Departme…

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This Author Has a Beef With Amazon by Artsjournal1

Richard Kostelanetz has produced many titles in his Archae Editions line of books over the past eight years via Amazon’s print-on-demand publishing service. But a few weeks ago they sudden…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Using Digital Media To Preserve Indigenous Australian Storytelling by Artsjournal1

“For millennia, Indigenous Australian communities have been passing down histories, knowledge, language and customs, largely through oral storytelling. But in a world of digital addiction,…

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Queering History: How LGBTQ Artists, Playwrights, And Novelists Are Reimagining The Past by Artsjournal1

Jesse Green: “On the whole, queer art, which fully emerged from the closet in the 1960s and 1970s — around the same time people in great numbers did — has mostly concerned itself with …

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Singing With Murderers And Playing With Refugees: Music As A Lifeline by Artsjournal1

A video report on a prison choir in Argentina, founded by a psychologist to bring hope and encourage non-violent behavior, and an orchestra made up of migrant musicians in Rome. – Al Jazee…

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Song Lyrics Website Says It Caught Google Stealing Material ‘Redhanded’, Sues For $50 Million by Artsjournal1

“Lyrics site Genius on Tuesday sued Google and LyricFind for $50 million, alleging they have been misappropriating its transcriptions for years. … [Genius] used a digital watermark to se…

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Arthur Miller Did An Adaptation Of ‘Pride And Prejudice’ (Who Knew?) by Artsjournal1

“In the Theatre Guild Archive of the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas survives a script, marked ‘as broadcast,’ of Miller’s adaptation of Jane Austen for radio. Miller’s radio …

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‘What I’ve Learned From 10,000 Nights At The Theatre’: Guardian Critic Michael Billington’s Farewell Essay by Artsjournal1

“British theatre is incredibly resilient, yet radically different from when I took up my post at the Guardian in 1971. Even the job of being a critic has altered in all sorts of ways. … …

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Howard Cruse, ‘Godfather Of Queer Comics’, Dead At 75 by Artsjournal1

“While [he] was not as famous as underground comics stars like R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman, his artistic influence was nonetheless felt strongly, especially among other gay cartoonists. In…

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Following New York’s Lead (Gingerly), Philadelphia Gives Library Card Holders Free Access To Cultural Institutions by Artsjournal1

Like NYC’s Culture Pass, the new Experience Pass will let Free Library of Philadelphia cardholders reserve one free entry per year at some of the city’s cultural institutions. But the fa…

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Remember That Big Golden Sculpture Hanging In The Lobby Of The New York Philharmonic’s Hall? It’s Gone, And Lincoln Center Says It Won’t Be Back by Artsjournal1

The abstract artwork, titled Orpheus and Apollo and created by sculptor Richard Lippold specially for Philharmonic Avery Fisher David Geffen Hall when it opened in 1962, was taken down for …

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Where Are The World’s Best Non-Native English Speakers? by Artsjournal1

According to a new report from an international education company that tested 2.3 million volunteers in 100 countries, the level of English as a second language is highest in Northern Europe…

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Stephen Garrett, First Director Of Getty Museum In Los Angeles, Dead At 96 by Artsjournal1

“Garrett helped transform J. Paul Getty’s pet project museum, which the billionaire originally operated out of his own home, into what is now arguably the wealthiest art museum in the wo…

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From the Ground Up by Artsjournal1

The latest piece by choreographer Allison Orr — known for creating dances performed by forklifts, sanitation trucks, and the like — is From the Ground Up, made for Wake Forest University…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

264 Episodes, Decades Of Reruns, And 50 Spin-Off Novels — Why ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Endures by Artsjournal1

Sure, it’s because of Jessica Fletcher, both an independent woman and a nice old lady who fights crime with a sharp eye instead of a gun. And the TV scripts were solid. Yet, observes Jon L…

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So How Has Tumblr Survived Its First Year Without Porn? by Artsjournal1

Better than many people had predicted, actually. Yes, reports Kaitlyn Tiffany, traffic took a very big hit. Even so, “without porn, Tumblr still has plenty: photography, studying, The Sims…

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Kyle Marshall On Dancing The Abstract Work Of Trisha Brown While Creating His Own Explorations Of Religion And Race by Artsjournal1

A Q&A with Gia Kourlas “about examining his religious upbringing, performing the dances of a postmodern master while choreographing his own works and developing a close-knit dance fami…

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The Man Who Brought Chinese Science Fiction To America And Made It A Hit by Artsjournal1

“The success of The Three-Body Problem” — the first translated novel to win a Hugo Award — “not only turned [author] Liu Cixin into a global literary star; it opened the floodgates…

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Cecilia Bartoli To Run Her First Opera House by Artsjournal1

The now-veteran mezzo (age 53) has been artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival since 2012, but in 2023 she will take over her first full-fledged company, the Opéra de Monte-Carl…

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Minnesota Orchestra Posts Largest Deficit In Its History But Says It Has ‘Strong Financial Foundation’ by Artsjournal1

“The [$8.8 million operating] deficit, which followed four years of small surpluses, exceeds the previous record shortfall of $6 million in 2012, when the orchestra was mired in a contract…

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And The 2019 Turner Prize Goes To — All Four Finalists Together by Artsjournal1

From the Booker Prize to the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, this seems to be the year of shared accolades in the UK. The judges of the Turner, Britain’s leading visual art prize, split the hono…

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Turkey’s Top Court Rules That 1,000-Year-Old Church-Turned-Mosque-Turned-Museum Must Be Turned Back Into Mosque (Could This Happen To Hagia Sophia?) by Artsjournal1

“The Church of St Savior in Chora, which was converted into the Kariye Mosque in the early 16th century by an Ottoman vizier, was designated a museum by the Turkish government in 1945. Its…

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Founders Of Chicago’s Halcyon Theatre Abruptly Quit And Leave City by Artsjournal1

“On Tuesday, the co-founders of Halcyon Theatre, Tony and Jenn Adams, said that they have stepped down [after 14 years] and have moved to Maine. Effective immediately, Arlicia McClain will…

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At The Theater Olympics (Where Russia Is Not Banned) by Artsjournal1

Like its more famous athletic counterpart, this international gathering, founded in Greece in 1994, happens (roughly) every four years in a different city. This year, for the first time, it…

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D.C. Fontana, ‘Star Trek’ Writer Who Shaped Character Of Spock, Dead At 80 by Artsjournal1

“Fontana, the first female writer on the show, … was perhaps second only to Gene Roddenberry, the series’ creator, in molding the sprawling Star Trek story-telling empire. … [She] wr…

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Blaming the Victim: The Shocking “Green Vault” Assault at Dresden’s Royal Palace by Artsjournal1

Any burglarized homeowner knows that a five-minute response time isn’t good enough when you’re dealing with grab-and-go criminals. Art museums should not be lured into false complacency …

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Audiences Are Choosing ‘Immersive Experiences’ Over Looking At Objects In Museums. How Will The Art Business Handle This? by Artsjournal1

“Performance and installation pieces are now the preferred media of just such moments at biennials and museum shows. For the second edition in a row, the top prize for a national pavilion …

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Inside The Hungarian State Opera House’s Gorgeous (And Expensive) Restoration by Artsjournal1

“The Neo-Renaissance structure [in Budapest] has been closed for the past 18 months due to extensive restoration and modernization works. Newly released images reveal the full extent of th…

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The Guardian Is Asking Readers To Report Looted Benin Bronzes Held In UK Museums by Artsjournal1

“The British Museum and other UK institutions with Benin bronzes in their collections are facing growing pressure to return them to Africa. Now, the Guardian newspaper has increased the he…

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‘Existential’ Is Dictionary.com’s 2019 Word Of The Year by Artsjournal1

The site’s editors wrote that the word “captures a sense of grappling with the survival — literally and figuratively — of our planet, our loved ones, our ways of life. … But, exist…

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