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Friday, July 31, 2020

How Books Became Cheap: An Illustrated Timeline Of Publishing Technology by Artsjournal1

From woodblock printing (3rd century) to movable type (11th century — sorry, Gutenberg) to stereotyping (in the original sense; ca. 1700) to paperbacks (ca. 1845) to hot-metal typesetting …

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In Which A New York Times And Guardian Theater Critic Takes Online Theater Classes by Artsjournal1

Alexis Soloski: “As an undergraduate 20 years ago, I had majored in theater and back then, our training was exclusively and incontrovertibly face to face. Good acting happened in the momen…

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Not 20 Years After World War II, Modern Design Reintroduced Tokyo To The World by Artsjournal1

Jason Farago: “Tokyo 2020, its name unchanged, will now take place in July 2021 if it takes place at all. Yet all around the Japanese capital is the legacy of another Olympics: the 1964 Su…

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America Needs A Truth And Reconciliation Commission — And It Should Be Televised by Artsjournal1

Wesley Morris: “What would an American version be? Court, theater, a hearing, a telethon, therapy, TV, church, Ken Burns, Anna Deavere Smith? Each perhaps — and more. Who would make it? …

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What’s The Most Popular Book In Russian Prisons? Not ‘Crime And ‘Punishment’ by Artsjournal1

No, Dostoevsky’s novel is only the second-most popular title among inmates there; Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita is in the top spot, with Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo at numb…

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First Indoor Play Approved By Actors’ Equity Won’t Be Indoors After All by Artsjournal1

Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires was all set to go with a production of playwright David Cale’s one-man play Harry Clarke — the union had given the go-ahead, and the theater ha…

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As COVID Cases Continue To Rise, South Carolina Reopens Performance Spaces And Cinemas by Artsjournal1

“Venues newly allowed to reopen to customers include movie theaters, auditoriums, stadiums and performing arts centers. Those represent the last of the business restrictions not rolled bac…

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John Homans, Longtime Editor At New York Magazine And Vanity Fair, Dead At 62 by Artsjournal1

“Because he was not a celebrity editor, he was not particularly well known outside the publishing universe. But let us assure you, because we saw it firsthand: There was nobody quite like …

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Washington Ballet Loses Another Executive Director by Artsjournal1

In a statement that also announced the cancellation of all remaining 2020 performances (including The Nutcracker), the company revealed that Michael Pastreich is departing after 14 months. H…

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Black Classical Musicians Share Stories Of The Crap They’ve Had To Put Up With by Artsjournal1

“During my senior year of undergrad, my voice teacher complimented me on my final Mainstage role by saying: ‘You did great! And you don’t even look African-American on stage!'”“[Th…

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How Earlier Black Classical Musicians Faced (And Faced Down) American Racism by Artsjournal1

Shirley Verrett: “Maestro Stokowski called. He was embarrassed, but said that it would not be possible for me to sing with the Houston Symphony because the symphony board did not want to u…

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Salzburg Festival Will Happen This Year, And Here’s How They’ll Do It by Artsjournal1

“A sprawling, 44-day anniversary program has been mostly postponed until next year. It has been replaced with a reduced, 30-day schedule, through Aug. 30, of concerts, plays and two (inste…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Music Of America’s First Known Women Composers Is Headed To Disc by Artsjournal1

Their names were Sister Föben, Sister Katura, and Sister Hanna, and they were members of the Ephrata Cloister, a radical commune of Pennsylvania Dutch Evangelicals in the mid-1700s. Bariton…

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MacDowell Artists’ Retreat Tries Virtual Fellowships by Artsjournal1

With the ongoing COVID epidemic making travel to its New Hampshire campus impractical at best, the no-longer-a-colony has invited this summer’s eight fellows to a four-week virtual residen…

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Chief Of Leading Off-Broadway Theatre Will Resign To Make Way For BIPOC Leadership by Artsjournal1

“William Carden, who has been the artistic director of Off-Broadway’s Ensemble Studio Theatre since 2007, will step down from his position. A member of EST since 1978, Carden will contin…

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Reese Schonfeld, Co-Founder Of CNN And The Food Network, Dead At 88 by Artsjournal1

“Mr. Schonfeld, who had been expelled from Harvard Law School for gambling, was nothing if not a risk taker. Early in his career he produced newsreels shown in movie theaters, and by the m…

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At Least There’s One Live Dance Festival Happening In The U.S. This Summer by Artsjournal1

Kaatsbaan, a Hudson River-side farm that has been offering retreats and workshops for dancers for 30 years, is presenting public performances for the first time this year. (Thanks to COVID, …

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Australia Is Raising University Tuition For Arts And Humanities Degrees And Lowering It For STEM Degrees by Artsjournal1

“Education Minister Dan Tehan said the government wanted to ‘incentivise students to make more job-relevant choices’. The next wave of graduates would have to power the post-Covid econ…

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‘Independent Cinema, As We Know It And As We Love It, Is Over’ by Artsjournal1

Director and producer Oren Moverman: “The idea of independent financing, putting together films that have no home, taking them to festivals, trying to sell them — they’re going to have…

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Saudi Arabia: We’ll Host The World Science Fiction Convention! Science Fiction Writers: Oh No, You Won’t by Artsjournal1

“A group of more than 80 science fiction and fantasy authors are protesting at the possibility of one of the genres’ biggest conventions being held in [Jeddah] in 2022, saying that ‘th…

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Giving To Arts Is Down In 2020: Study by Artsjournal1

The latest COVID-19 Sector Benchmark Insight Report, released by TRG Arts and data specialists Purple Seven, “includes data from 105 nonprofit organizations of all scales in the U.S., Cana…

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How America’s First Drive-In Classical Concert Since Lockdown Turned Out by Artsjournal1

San Diego’s Mainly Mozart got together an eight-member chamber group headed by L.A. Phil concertmaster Martin Chalifour to play octets by Mozart and Mendelssohn in the parking lot of a SoC…

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Picasso Murals Safely Removed From Doomed Building In Oslo by Artsjournal1

“The removal of a pair of concrete murals by Pablo Picasso was completed Tuesday from a government building in the Norwegian capital of Oslo whose demolition was under way.” (That buildi…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Crop Of Books Takes New View Of Old Epic Poetry by Artsjournal1

“Those second looks have turned up several shared themes. One is a new skepticism regarding the relationship that has developed between the epic and prevailing ideas about male heroism. …

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Keith Sonnier, Playful Post-Minimalist Sculptor, Dead At 78 by Artsjournal1

“In both the manifold building blocks of his works and their titles — Ba-O-Ba, Ju-Ju, Palm Saw Tooth Blatt, Bison Bop — Mr. Sonnier came off at times as an irreverent sensualist alongs…

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Want A COVID-Safe Space For Your Play That’s Easy, Quick, And Cheap? Try A Circus Tent by Artsjournal1

“Every day we read about a new proposed seating plan or air-filtering system being trialled in an Edwardian playhouse to enable safe, socially distanced theatre in a building designed for …

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Black Voice Actors: Yes, There’s Been Progress, But Not Nearly Enough by Artsjournal1

“The sudden rise of calls for color-conscious casting comes after years of criticism about whitewashed roles. But while many Black voice actors are glad to see white actors leaving roles w…

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This Ballet School Is Actively Helping Dancers Deal With Body Image Struggles by Artsjournal1

The pressure on ballerinas to maintain extremely thin figures is notorious for leading to eating disorders. The Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham, England’s second city, is meeting this…

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How Spain’s National Dance Company Made It From COVID Lockdown Back To The Stage by Artsjournal1

Marina Harss: “When the Compañía Nacional de Danza took the stage at the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada in southern Spain on Wednesday, it was in many ways like any…

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Here’s How The UK’s £1.5 Billion Arts Rescue Package Will Work by Artsjournal1

“Of the total amount, the government has currently released £880 million ($1.14 billion), which has been split into two funding rounds. The first round of £622 million ($805.3 million) w…

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What The Philadelphia Museum Of Art’s Workplace Assessment Found (It Wasn’t Pretty) by Artsjournal1

The study, conducted by outside consultants at the board’s request after two major scandals broke earlier this year, “found problems and deficiencies at all levels of the hierarchy — f…

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