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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

At This Ballet School, They Are Empowering Their Students With Important Life Skills by Artsjournal1

“The after-school program at the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet in South Miami … provides ballet, reading, math and etiquette classes along with access to mental health professionals. The pr…

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The Welsh Language Is Becoming (Could It Really Be?) Cool by Artsjournal1

There are Welsh-language songs and TV series racking up remarkable streaming numbers, the number of speakers has increased by 20% over the last decade, and people who’ve never been to Wale…

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An Oral History Of ‘Oh! Calcutta!, Which Premiered 50 Years Ago by Artsjournal1

“An erotic revue conceived by the English theater critic Kenneth Tynan, Oh! Calcutta! took it all off at the Eden Theater, a former pornographic cinema that had been renovated by the show…

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Brazilians Face The Fact That Their Greatest Writer Was Black by Artsjournal1

“The traditional historical photo of [Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis] shows a man whose skin is nearly as light as his crisp white dress shirt. … Machado was known to be the descendant o…

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Charles Reich, Author Of ‘The Greening Of America’, Dead At 91 by Artsjournal1

“Reich was a popular Yale University professor whose students included both Bill and Hillary Clinton and a respected legal scholar when a 39,000-word excerpt from The Greening of America r…

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What Goes On Backstage At The World’s Oldest Theatre Collective by Artsjournal1

“Theatre collective” may seem a surprising way to describe the Comédie-Française (est. 1680), but it’s accurate: the company is owned and controlled by its actors and other members. …

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Again, Sergei Polunin Tries, And Fails, To Explain His Way Out Of The Doghouse by Artsjournal1

He told Italy’s Corriere della sera, “Men must get up and rediscover the force to assume responsibility, whether they are gay or straight, and not become lazy. If women start to think th…

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No More All-Male Comedy-Writing Teams, Declares UK TV Network by Artsjournal1

“ITV will no longer commission comedy shows with all-male writers’ rooms, the broadcaster’s head of comedy has said. Saskia Schuster said she realised last year that ‘an awful lot of…

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Once Again, An Errant Tweet Is The Last Straw: Director Of Berlin Jewish Museum Resigns by Artsjournal1

“Pressure had been mounting against the director, Peter Schäfer, over what critics said was an inappropriately political stance for the head of a cultural institution tasked with explaini…

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Baltimore Symphony Musicians Are Officially Locked Out by Artsjournal1

“Sunday’s decision by the orchestra’s board of trustees locking out the players was not unexpected. Despite the picketers carrying signs reading ‘I Make Less Than I Did a Decade Ago,…

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Warner Is Paying Nearly Half A Billion Dollars To Keep J.J. Abrams by Artsjournal1

“Following a months-long courting process that included multiple suitors, WarnerMedia is in final negotiations for a new partnership with [Abrams’s company,] Bad Robot, sources say. … …

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How The National Orchestral Institute Is Preparing Diverse Young Musicians For The Orchestra World (And Vice Versa) by Artsjournal1

Anne Midgette: “Preparing young musicians for a career in music looks different now than it did in 1988, when NOI began. A big part of instrumentalists’ training has always been learning…

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Susannah Hunnewell, Publisher Of The Paris Review, Dead At 52 by Artsjournal1

“Ms. Hunnewell joined the magazine as an editorial intern in the late-1980s, when it was run out of an 8-by-14-foot office in the Upper East Side brownstone of its co-founder and editor Ge…

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Why More Than A Third Of The Board At Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre Quit by Artsjournal1

A letter from eight of the 13 departing board members noted that two leading candidates for CEO of the theater withdrew after meeting with the president of Roosevelt University (which owns t…

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The Ongoing Destruction Of The Bamiyan Buddhas (As If What The Taliban Did Weren’t Bad Enough) by Artsjournal1

“Most of the time, the remains of the monument are so poorly guarded that anyone can buy a ticket ($4 for foreigners, 60 cents for Afghans), walk in and do pretty much whatever he wants. A…

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The story of Mrs. T and me — in a hundred words by Artsjournal1

Inspired by a series that The New York Times describes as “Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words,” I thought I’d try to sum up the wild…

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just about self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women. by Artsjournal1

“The series centers on the trans women and gay men of color in New York’s underground ballroom culture. … The ballroom scene arose from emptiness, dreamed into existence by young peopl…

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‘Arts & …’ — New Cross-Sector Impact Grants From South Arts, Inc. by Artsjournal1

“Cross-Sector Impact Grants is a new program of grantmaking, open to all art forms, for partnership projects taking place in one of South Arts’ nine member states. For FY20, eligible pro…

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Ali Stroker on Winning the Tony: ‘I Was Meant to Be in This Seat’ by Artsjournal1

“So many times, our society is taught, ‘Don’t look, don’t stare and don’t ask — that would be rude. As an artist, I’m saying, ‘Look at me now. Look at my body. Look how I mov…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Choreography As Conflict Resolution — A Retired Dancer Becomes A Professional Mediator by Artsjournal1

Dana Caspersen, William Forsythe’s wife and a former member of his company, Ballett Frankfurt, “develops choreographic methods that let groups address differences in nonverbal ways. Many…

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‘A Great Realist Novel’: Salman Rushdie On Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’, 50 Years On by Artsjournal1

“It tells us that wars are hell, but we knew that already. It tells us that most human beings are not so bad, except for the ones who are, and that’s valuable information. It doesn’t t…

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How Do You Put An Ayahuasca Trip Onstage? by Artsjournal1

You cast an actual Peruvian shaman, of course. And you get the entire rest of your cast do ayahuasca rituals furing the rehearsal period. Lyndsey Winship talks with Peruvian director-choreog…

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‘This Is Heroic Criticism, Warrior Criticism, Live-Ammo Criticism’ — Six Film Writers Give Their Takes On Pauline Kael by Artsjournal1

David Thomson: “The shrewdest thing to say about Pauline Kael – beyond recognising that she was essential – is that she was kind of crazy. Yet determined to seem rational or in control…

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HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Has Turned The Actual Town Into A Tourist Mecca by Artsjournal1

“In a strange turn more than three decades after the meltdown, the exclusion area around Chernobyl is gaining a following as a tourism destination, apparently propelled by the popularity o…

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Huge Number Of Works In East Germany’s Museums Were Stolen From Citizens: Report by Artsjournal1

“Starting in 1945, East German art owners fell victim to an array of inventive methods of expropriation. … In each of the four collections [studied], between 200 and 1,500 objects were d…

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Why Is Google Street View Blurring The Faces On Philadelphia’s Murals? by Artsjournal1

“Of a random sampling of 30 Philly murals that included people, about three-quarters had some degree of facial blurring applied in Street View.” Why? According to a Google spokesperson, …

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A Choir For The Homeless Changes Lives In Rio De Janeiro by Artsjournal1

Streetwise Opera, the British company for people struggling with homelessness, founded the choir Uma Só Voz/With One Voice for the 2016 Olympics, and the city has kept it going. Two AFP rep…

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Plagued By Construction Problems And Controversy, Berlin’s Humboldt Forum Postpones Opening by Artsjournal1

“The museum, one of Europe’s most ambitious and expensive current cultural projects, has been burdened … by accusations from academics and activists that it hasn’t done enough to det…

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Mexican Government Calls Out Fashion Designer For Cultural Appropriation, Calls For U.N. Involvement (?!) by Artsjournal1

Alejandra Frausto, Mexico’s secretary for culture, wrote an official letter to designer Carolina Herrera and her creative director, Wes Gordon, about a recent Herrera collection that Fraus…

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Bill Wittliff, Screenwriter And ‘Primary Texas Cultural Lightning Rod’, Dead At 79 by Artsjournal1

He’s known to the wider world primarily as the writer of the TV series Lonesome Dove and the films Raggedy Man and The Perfect Storm, and he was a book author and photographer himself, but…

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The Mainstream U.S. Theater World Is Finally Starting To Diversify — Do We Still Need Culturally Specific Theater Companies? by Artsjournal1

In a word, yes. As one such producer puts it, “There’s layers of conversation of what diversity really means in a cultural arts landscape. … We have the opportunity to go deep within m…

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