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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Despite Pandemic Lockdowns And COVID In Its Company, ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ World Tour Keeps Running by Artsjournal1

Performances are canceled and theaters are dark all around the world, but the long-touring Broadway production of Phantom has continued to fill a 1,600-seat house in Seoul for eight shows a …

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Great “Gates”: A Tribute to Christo, 84, Who Made Magic in NYC’s Central Park by Artsjournal1

Our loss yesterday of Christo, the canny conceptual artist with tangible appeal, is a poignant reminder of more innocent times — 16 days in early 2005 when New Yorkers from all walks of li…

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The Gershwin Threat/The Gershwin Moment by Artsjournal1

The Gershwin threat was seemingly felt by all American-born classical musicians: they feared his genius. European-born classical musicians weren’t threatened, and the list of Gershwin admi…

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Louvre Expects Attendance Will Be Down By 70% After Reopening by Artsjournal1

The Paris landmark, which had been the world’s most visited museum, opens its doors on July 6 following the coronavirus lockdown. But safety limitations have been placed on crowd flow, and…

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Metropolitan Opera Cancels All Performances Until End Of 2020 by Artsjournal1

“The company, which last performed live on March 11, now hopes to return with a gala on New Year’s Eve after its longest interruption in more than a century. It is a gap that is projecte…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Well, Nobody’s Using The Airport These Days, So Let’s Use It As A Drive-In by Artsjournal1

That’s what Uruguayans are doing with Carrasco International Airport near Montevideo. The movies, screened every evening, range from The Lion King and Sonic the Hedgehog to Bohemian Rhapso…

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Missy Mazzoli’s ‘Breaking The Waves’ Premiered In 2016. The World’s Pretty Different Now. Does The Piece Hold Up? by Artsjournal1

Before the coronavirus hit, the Met was going to perform a new co-production of the opera this spring at BAM. David Patrick Stearns went online to revisit the original Opera Philadelphia pro…

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Europe’s Dance Companies Begin, Very Carefully, To Go Back To Work by Artsjournal1

Here, for instance, are the rules for dance class at the Ballet du Rhin in France: “Dancers are not allowed to use changing rooms. Instead, they must go directly to the studio and stand at…

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Here’s One Theater That’s Putting On A New Show Every Weekend Despite The Lockdown by Artsjournal1

“As most American theaters have pared down their offerings to a mix of Zoom readings, artist conversations, and archival streams, Seacoast Rep, in Portsmouth, N.H., has been web-casting ne…

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This Is The Book That Politicians, Pundits, And Reporters Want Everyone To See On Their Bookshelves by Artsjournal1

“It is 46 years old, weighs nearly four pounds in paperback and is about as ill-suited for the internet age as they come: The book is not even available for digital readers. And yet, in ce…

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Novelist Robb Forman Dew Dead At 73 by Artsjournal1

“Mrs. Dew emerged in the early 1980s as part of a group of prominent female novelists that included her friends Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler and Nancy Thayer, a onetime neighbor in Williamst…

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Coming In 2022: A Virtual Reality Biennial, Curated By An AI Program by Artsjournal1

“That’s right: the chief curator of the 2022 Bucharest Biennial is Jarvis, an artificial intelligence program in development from the Vienna-based studio Spinnwerk. … Jarvis will ‘us…

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‘Deeply Disappointing’: Arts Officials Say Culture Is Being Cut In EU’s €750 Billion COVID Recovery Plan by Artsjournal1

“The European Commission announced an ambitious seven-year budget yesterday to bail out the EU’s 27 member states from the economic impact of COVID-19, but culture representatives say it…

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Artists, Don’t Worry That The AI Robots Are Coming To Replace You by Artsjournal1

Ahmed Elgammal, director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers: “Can an artificially intelligent machine be an artist in its own right? My answer is no. While the de…

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Polish Government Fines Artists Who Protested At Parliament, Then Backs Down by Artsjournal1

Earlier this month, 11 artists from a collective called the Consortium of Postartistic Practices carried a 46-foot-long letter about 1¼ miles to the Parliament building in Warsaw as lawmake…

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Minnesota State Troopers Arrest Black CNN Reporter And Crew Live On Air by Artsjournal1

“Police arrested CNN journalist Omar Jimenez and his crew on air early Friday during a live broadcast in Minneapolis, as they covered riots sparked by George Floyd’s death, sparking inte…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Instagram May Have Influencers, But TikTok Has Cult Leaders by Artsjournal1

“Much like the ‘stans’ of pop figures and franchises, members of TikTok cults stream songs, buy merch, create news update accounts and fervently defend their leaders in the comment sec…

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How Natalia Makarova Made ‘La Bayadère’ Into A Worldwide Audience Favorite by Artsjournal1

“An icon of the stage, Makarova was beloved for her grandeur and spontaneity, the same qualities that led her, in 1970, to become the first Russian ballerina to escape the Soviets. But she…

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Broadway Folks Talk About How They Envision Going Back To Work by Artsjournal1

“As part of our ongoing coverage about the crisis theater faces, and the possible ways out of it, [Tim Teeman] spoke to a range of theater professionals, enduring unemployment and hoping o…

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English Is Everywhere In Japan, Everyone There Studies It In School — Why Can So Few Japanese Actually Speak It? by Artsjournal1

Despite the fact that American pop culture and the ability to speak English are considered very cool in Japan, multinational companies want their employees to know the language, and the Japa…

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Michael Kaiser Has Become Therapist/Life Coach For Pandemic-Panicked Arts Orgs by Artsjournal1

The former CEO of the Kennedy Center and his colleagues at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management are giving pro bono consultations to more than 400 organizations. “In phone calls with gro…

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Sculptor Peter Alexander Dead At 81 by Artsjournal1

“[He] is most commonly associated with the Light and Space movement, which was pioneered by a group of artists working in California during the 1960s. … Alexander wound up producing unde…

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Philadelphia Orchestra Creates Special In-House Music Channel For UPenn Hospitals by Artsjournal1

“Patients and health-care workers at Penn Medicine’s six sites can now access a service that brings them archived performance videos of the Philadelphia Orchestra. … New performances w…

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BBC Proms Plans For This Summer Finally Settled by Artsjournal1

Well, mostly settled. “A virtual first night in July will see more than 350 musicians play together in a Beethoven ‘mash-up’ [of the nine symphonies] having each recorded their part fr…

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Movie Theaters May Be Reopening In Some States, But Audiences Aren’t Flocking Back by Artsjournal1

In places such as Georgia (the first state to reopen), Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Utah, independent cinemas are operating again. (The chains are staying closed for now.) Yet attendance is g…

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‘Perfectly Preserved’ Roman Mosaic Floor Uncovered Near Verona by Artsjournal1

“Archaeologists were astonished by the find as it came almost a century after the remains of a villa, believed to date to the 3rd century AD, were unearthed in a hilly area above the town …

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Walt Disney World In Orlando Sets July Reopening Dates by Artsjournal1

“[The] Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom plan to open again on July 11, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will resume business on July 15. SeaWorld, meanwhile, will reopen to the…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Pandemic Has Shown Us The True Realist Among Playwrights: Samuel Beckett by Artsjournal1

Charles McNulty: “Stuck indoors with little to distract us from the bewilderment of our metaphysical predicament, we are like one of his immobilized characters, not scrunched into trash ca…

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Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist In Deadly Anime Studio Fire by Artsjournal1

“The July 18 attack on Kyoto Animation, a famed anime studio that produced popular ‘slice of life’ shows and movies,” killed 36 people and was the worst mass murder in Japan in decad…

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Philip Larkin’s Love(r’s) Letters by Artsjournal1

“A cache of 2,400 letters between the poet and his long-time lover and muse, Monica Jones, … reveal[s] the full extent of her fury, fears and frustrations over a painful four-decade-long…

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Philadelphia Museum Of Art Staffers Make Official Request To Unionize by Artsjournal1

At least two-thirds of eligible employees have signed authorization cards to request that the National Labor Relations Board oversee a union election, according to organizers. The union at t…

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