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Friday, October 18, 2019

The Real Problem With Cancel Culture by Artsjournal1

“The entire cancel culture conversation, including the debate over whether or not it exists at all, has largely missed a crucial point. While celebrities, successful artists, and other too…

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American Theatre’s New Hot Topic: Recovery And Sobriety by Artsjournal1

“With overdoses at troubling heights and recovery no longer a sotto-voce secret, a new wave of plays dealing with the realities of rehab and the challenges of sobriety have started to emer…

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The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (3) by Artsjournal1

I was introduced to this album by Bob Nelson, my eighth-grade social-studies teacher, who decided for reasons of his own to introduce me to the music of my own time. – Terry Teachout

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Alicia Alonso, Cuba’s (Very) Long-Reigning Doyenne Of Ballet, Dead At 98 by Artsjournal1

“Alonso received recognition throughout the world for her flawless technique and her ability to become one with the characters she danced, even after she became nearly blind. After a caree…

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The twenty-five record albums that changed my life (2) by Artsjournal1

The public library in Smalltown, U.S.A., had a modest selection of classical albums. One of them was this two-disc set of “live” recordings by the first important classical-music instrum…

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Why Orchestras Giving Free Concerts Is A Very Bad Idea by Artsjournal1

Aubrey Bergauer: “Giving it away for free, whether by regularly scheduled programming or by striking or locked out musicians, is not getting the job done. It’s not growing audiences, it…

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Oldest Known ‘Last Supper’ Painted By A Woman On Public View After 450 Years by Artsjournal1

Plautilla Nelli’s 23-by-6½-foot depiction of Jesus and his disciples was painted for her sisters at a convent in Florence in 1568. When that convent was shuttered by Napoleon’s forces i…

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Sean Dorsey Has Blazed A Trail For Trans Dance Artists by Artsjournal1

“Now in its 15th season, Dorsey’s award-winning San Francisco company, Sean Dorsey Dance, is heralded for intersectional dance-theater works that celebrate trans, gender-nonconforming an…

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How Theatres Can Strengthen Themselves For The Next Great Recession by Artsjournal1

“In this paper we first explore the U.S. economic and financial outlook to better understand the environment and its risks. Then we follow trends for theatres’ finances and operations, s…

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Epistolary Memoir, An Old Genre Having A New Heyday by Artsjournal1

The recounting of a life in the form of a letter may go all the way back to Benjamin Franklin, but it’s currently seeing a revival, kicked off by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and…

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Dallas Placed 149th Among U.S. Cities On The Arts Vibrancy Index. Here’s How One Organization Is Trying To Change That by Artsjournal1

“The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) … has been raising money for the arts in Dallas since 1967. Today it doles that money out in the form of more than 60 general operating, artist reside…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stefan Edlis, Leading Chicago Art Collector, Dead At 94 by Artsjournal1

“Long known for a premier collection of Pop art that he built with his wife, Gael Neeson, Edlis made a star turn in a recent HBO documentary about the art market, providing one of the film…

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American English Preserves Old Grammar That British English Has Dropped by Artsjournal1

“The index of the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language mentions regional differences in 95 places. … In reality, America has often been the conservative one, and Britain the innovat…

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36 Pieces Of Computer Code That Changed The World by Artsjournal1

“We construct top-10 lists for movies, games, TV — pieces of work that shape our souls. But we don’t sit around compiling lists of the world’s most consequential bits of code, even t…

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After 25 Years, Artistic Director Of New York’s Playwrights Horizons Is Moving On by Artsjournal1

“After nearly a quarter century as the artistic director of one of Off Broadway’s most acclaimed nonprofits, [Tim] Sanford is announcing his departure. The theater’s next season — it…

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Panama Papers Law Firm Sues Netflix For Defamation Over ‘The Laundromat’ by Artsjournal1

The name partners of the Panama City firm Mossack Fonseca (portrayed in the movie by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas) allege that the Steven Soderbergh film (which also stars Meryl Streep a…

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20 Ancient Egyptian Coffins, Intact And Sealed, Found Near Luxor by Artsjournal1

“Found in Al-Assasif, an ancient necropolis on the west bank of Nile, the coffins were spread out over two levels of a large tomb. The site once formed part of the ancient city of Thebes, …

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So What Exactly *Is* The Interrogation Method At Issue In The Ava DuVernay/Netflix Lawsuit? by Artsjournal1

This week the law enforcement consulting firm John E. Reid and Associates sued Netflix and director DuVernay for defamation over the Central Park Five miniseries When They See Us, alleging t…

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Activists Want The Oscars, Emmys And Tonys To Give Up Gendered Acting Categories. That Isn’t Happening. (Yet.) by Artsjournal1

“The debate has roots in older conversations about whether carving out places in a male-dominated field for one group, in this case women, comes at the cost of excluding others. Proponents…

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An Amazon.Com For Choreography? by Artsjournal1

“Described as the first resource of its kind, Choreography Online allows individuals to buy the performance licence for choreographic material through a searchable video-based site. … Up…

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‘Salvator Mundi’ Probably Won’t Be At The Louvre’s Leonardo Retrospective — And There May Be A Good Reason For That by Artsjournal1

Very few people even know where the world’s most expensive painting is right now: it’s supposed to be at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, but it’s never appeared there. (There’s a report th…

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Gramophone’s Recording Of The Year Is Bertrand Chamayou’s Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos; Jaap Van Zweden’s Other Band Is Orchestra Of The Year by Artsjournal1

Chamayou’s Erato-label disc of the 2nd and 5th Concertos with Emmanuel Krivine conducting the Orchestre National de France prevailed over nine other category winners to take the top prize.…

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Leonardo’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ Will Be Going To The Louvre’s Exhibition After All by Artsjournal1

“With just days to go before its hotly anticipated Leonardo da Vinci retrospective opens, the Louvre has finally secured the loan of one of the artist’s key works, following a two-year p…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Morphing ‘Swan Lake’ Into A Modern Irish Folk Tale by Artsjournal1

Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan has taken the kernel of the Tchaikovsky/Petipa classic’s story and transplanted to in the milieu of contemporary Ireland to create Swan Lake/Loch na hEal…

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Shape-Shifting Screens: How Filmmakers Are Playing With Aspect Ratios by Artsjournal1

The proportions of movies’ height and width have changed several times over the course of cinema history, but, for practical reasons (projectionists don’t like changing equipment all the…

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The Rehabilitation Of Marie Antoinette by Artsjournal1

“This week, 226 years since her execution on Oct. 16, 1793, a new exhibition in Paris aims to show how the queen’s image has been transformed in recent years. From reviled royal to pop i…

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There’s Doublethink At The Heart Of Arts Awards, And This Year’s Double Booker Prize Brought It To The Surface by Artsjournal1

“Everyone agrees that competition is the enemy of art. And yet, on the whole, there is also an agreement to conspire in the notion that it isn’t. This paradox, this doublethink, usually …

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How Apple Made Its Move Into TV Production by Artsjournal1

“After a few false starts and a little offscreen drama, AppleTV+ finally makes its big debut with a slate of shows, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and a billion potential customer…

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In ‘Snatch-And-Run’, Salvador Dalí Etching Stolen From San Francisco Gallery by Artsjournal1

On Sunday afternoon, a man walked into the Dennis Rae Fine Art Gallery, walked up to Dalí’s 1966 hand-colored etching Burning Giraffe, picked it right off the easel, and walked out the op…

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Number Of Self-Published Books In U.S. Up By At Least 40% In One Year (And Probably Much More) by Artsjournal1

“According to Bowker’s annual survey of the self-publishing market … the total number of print and e-books that were self-published in 2018 was 1.68 million, up from 1.19 million in 20…

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Longtime San Francisco Chronicle Music And Dance Critic Marilyn Tucker Dead At 89 by Artsjournal1

“Tucker’s primary love was music, a devotion that she first cultivated in the Lutheran church of her childhood. But over the course of her [three decades] at The Chronicle, which began i…

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