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Friday, February 15, 2019

How Hip-Hop Choreographer Rennie Harris Makes A Major Piece On The Alvin Ailey Dancers by Artsjournal1

“I’m a street dance choreographer. I do street dance on street dancers. I’ve never set an hour-long piece on any other company outside my own, and definitely not on a moder…

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The Tart, Testy ‘Vinegar Valentines’ Of The 19th Century by Artsjournal1

In the Victorian Era, if you wanted to break up with someone around Valentine’s Day, or if you simply wanted to let that special someone know how much you detest them, there were cards…

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This Theatre Keeps 180,000 Bees On Its Roof by Artsjournal1

Sian Alexander, executive director of the Lyric Hammersmith theatre in London, writes about how, as part of the organization’s Green Strategy, three hives were installed on top of the …

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‘Leonard Bernstein’s Black America’ by Artsjournal1

“[Lenny] marched in Selma with Harry Belafonte, he brought black conductors to Tanglewood in the ’50s and in the ’60s integrated the Philharmonic by hiring violinist Sanfor…

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The Naked Pharaoh Speaks! Anthony Roth Costanzo On How Playing Philip Glass’s Akhnaten Has Changed Him by Artsjournal1

“In fact I have the show to thank for discovering electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), which uses electric current to amplify your workout and actually builds muscles much faster than …

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See What The Sydney Opera House Would Have Looked Like If They’d Chosen A Different Architect by Artsjournal1

The Herald offers visualizations, in situ on the tiny peninsula in Sydney Harbor, of half a dozen of the runners-up in the competition to design what was meant to be Australia’s new na…

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Why Tamara Rojo And Akram Khan Were Brave Enough To Redo ‘Giselle’ by Artsjournal1

Rojo: “I wanted to do a classical ballet from a new point of view, and I wanted the hardest one … I had seen the Björk film Dancer in the Dark, and I kept thinking: This is Giselle,…

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Minnesota Public Radio Opens New Online Portal For Immigrants by Artsjournal1

“Sahan Journal is the brainchild of Mukhtar Ibrahim, who began his career as MPR’s first Somali-American reporter before joining the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He … said he wants Sa…

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Publisher Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Create The Modern Paperback, Dead At 99 by Artsjournal1

“Paperbacks had existed in the U.S. since colonial times, but in the 1930s were limited mostly to poorly made ‘pulp’ novels. … [Betty and her husband Ian] started out as …

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Chicago Symphony Musicians Vote To Authorize Strike by Artsjournal1

“Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians voted on Wednesday evening to authorize a strike that would begin on March 10, if contract negotiations are not resolved. … At issue are pension…

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Boston Symphony And Principal Flute Elizabeth Rowe Settle Equal-Pay Lawsuit by Artsjournal1

“A landmark pay-discrimination lawsuit filed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s star flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, has been settled out of court after successful mediation between the…

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Art Dealer Mary Boone Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud by Artsjournal1

“After pleading guilty in September to filing false tax returns that claimed she had taken in millions of dollars less than was the reality, Mary Boone — an art dealer with roots in …

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Dolly Parton Expands Her Free-Books-For-Kids Program To A Fifth Country by Artsjournal1

“Ireland becomes the fifth country to benefit from Parton’s generosity, joining the US, UK, Canada and Australia. It’s another welcome step forward for a charity” — the Ima…

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Playback Theatre As Therapy For Traumatized Syrian War Refugees by Artsjournal1

“The [program] was organized by Fighters for Peace, which was founded in 2014 by former Lebanese militia members who took part in their country’s destructive 1975-90 civil war an…

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Government Audit Slams France’s National Workshop For Historical Furnishings by Artsjournal1

“The Mobilier National, which was set up in the 17th century to decorate royal palaces and continues to restore and supply fine furniture and tapestries for the Elysée Palace and Vers…

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This Year’s Serpentine Pavilion Will Look Like Floating Clouds Of Slate by Artsjournal1

Architect Junya Ishigami’s design for the outdoor structure “will be part rock face, part smog cloud, as if a landslide from an open-cast slate mine had been cut from a hillside …

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The last of the big-time donors? by Artsjournal1

From coast to coast, our national landscape is dotted with fine-arts institutions that exist because of people like the late David Rockefeller. Unfortunately, big-ticket philanthropy is in t…

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Weekend Extra: Meet The Mrudangam by Artsjournal1

There may be a longshot chance that you are unfamiliar with the mrudangam. It is a South Indian percussion instrument that Rajna Swaminathan has introduced into American music since she beca…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

ABT To Perform On Cruise Ships by Artsjournal1

The company will offer guest performances on selected Celebrity Cruises vessels. Said executive director Kara Medoff Barnett in a statement, “American Ballet Theatre’s mission is…

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This Man Could Have Been The Great American Impressionist Composer by Artsjournal1

“When composers die prematurely, it’s tempting to imagine what they might have produced had they lived to a riper age. … Consider, for example, the life of Charles Tomlinson Griffe…

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For Black Talent Agents, It’s Hard Out There In Hollywood by Artsjournal1

“Pushes for greater diversity onscreen have been mirrored in some Hollywood corridors of power with varying degrees of effort and success. But the number of partners and department hea…

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The Thriving Theatre Scene In Mexico’s Prisons by Artsjournal1

“There are fifteen professional theatre companies in Mexico within detention centers, and hundreds of inmates participate. Two companies — the one at Santa Martha Acatitla prison and…

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This Writer Asked New York Film Academy To Pay Her What Men Were Getting Paid. They Kicked Her Off The Project. by Artsjournal1

Last summer, Krista Knight signed on to write the script for a 20-minute movie musical for NYFA. At the time, she agreed that she’d be paid only with in-kind services. Then she found o…

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Postcard From The Edge (Of Elko): A Report From The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering by Artsjournal1

“The event has come here for 35 years, but it feels much older. At moments, it seems like 1884, when the trail drives were still happening … But cowboy poetry is more contemporary th…

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The Two Funders Who’ve Turned Miami Into A Serious Cultural Center by Artsjournal1

“Mid-tier cities aiming to ramp up their cultural profile in short order will find inspiration in Miami’s emergence as an arts hot spot. And regional foundations that aspire to catal…

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Jan Wahl, Children’s Book Author Who Worked With Greatest Illustrators, Dead At 87 by Artsjournal1

“[He] was an extraordinarily prolific author who published more than 100 books, many of which found favor with children and parents alike. His collaborating with leading book artists&#…

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Why People Devour Novels About Food, And Why Novelists Cook Them Up by Artsjournal1

“Food is the great equalizer — everyone eats — and what we eat and how we eat it can be so emotional and can carry deep meaning.” Eleven authors offer their thoughts about wr…

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Finally, A Company Is Manufacturing Point Shoes For Dudes by Artsjournal1

“A Russian company called Siberian Swan has just announced the debut of the first pointe shoe model specifically designed for men, named ‘Rudolf’ (after Nureyev, of course)…

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What Are Museums To Do About The Sackler Name They Have Everywhere? by Artsjournal1

The Sackler family has been giving millions to art institutions for half a century. Now they, and the recipients of their generosity, are coming under heavy pressure from activists protestin…

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This Time, Can Santa Fe Get Affordable Housing For Artists Built? by Artsjournal1

Developer Daniel Werwath has been trying to get such housing built since 2005, and he’s already seen two projects get started and then stall out. But he thinks that 2019 may be the yea…

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Could Daniel Harding Finally Hit It Big In The US? by Artsjournal1

The English conductor, who started out as a wunderkind protégé of Simon Rattle in Birmingham, has a solid career in Europe, but he had a difficult time when he debuted with the big America…

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