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Friday, July 12, 2019

Festival Tells Theatre Company To Recast Role With Disabled Actor, And Company Writes Out Character’s Disability Instead by Artsjournal1

When the Belgian company Studio Orka brought its devised-theatre piece Tuesday to the Manchester International Festival, MIF officials said that their policy is that disabled characters must…

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An Aging Jazz Legend’s Wife Started A GoFundMe Campaign, Claiming Severe Health And Financial Problems. His Old Friends Are Very Suspicious by Artsjournal1

Kenny Burrell, the 87-year-old guitarist, is still drawing a six-figure salary and health insurance from UCLA, where he has been tenured faculty for decades. But his wife launched a crowdfun…

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Ecolinguistics: The Ways That Language And Climate Connect by Artsjournal1

“It turns out that language has a much more powerful role to play in ecological survival than just describing [today’s] disturbing environmental outlook.” For example, the languages of…

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Police Abruptly Evict Artists From Beijing Studio Districts by Artsjournal1

“Scores of Beijing police, clad in riot gear and rain slickers, were seen yesterday marching artists out of the Luomahu, or Roma Lake, Art District ahead of its sudden demolition, purporte…

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Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar Named Nederlands Dans Theater’s Artistic Director by Artsjournal1

When Molnar took over the [Vancouver-based] company in 2009, it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Since then she’s brought in big-name contemporary choreographers and built up” Ballet BC…

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Conductor Who Transformed Sistine Chapel Choir Resigns As Financial Investigation Continues by Artsjournal1

“Msgr. Massimo Palombella” — who raised the (previously abysmal) standards of the papal ensemble, garnering it a major-label recording contract and international respect for the first …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

More Stars Say Hosting An Awards Show Just Isn’t Worth The Headaches by Artsjournal1

“According to insiders who spoke … on the condition of anonymity, there are plenty of reasons big-name celebrities are increasingly reluctant to join forces with awards shows. Some of th…

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The Christian Publishing Industry’s Biggest Scandal: The Boy Who Now Says He Didn’t Come Back From Heaven by Artsjournal1

In 2004, six-year-old Alex Malarkey’s skull and spine were separated in an automobile accident and he spent months in a coma. Six years later, his father (who was driving at the time) publ…

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The U.S. Has A Vibrant, Innovative Flamenco Scene — Why Is It Continually Underrated? (Especially When A Dancer Has A Non-Spanish Name) by Artsjournal1

Alice Blumenfeld, alumna of Flamenco Vivo and now director of the company ABREPASO: “Only as I started to branch out did I realize there are many people breaking boundaries in flamenco in …

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Tania Bruguera, Cuban Artist-Activist, To Launch Investigative Journalism Project by Artsjournal1

“At the Manchester International Festival, … Bruguera revealed plans to establish an investigative journalism initiative that will award prizes and grants and offer workshops for Cuban w…

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‘People Will Say We’re In Love’: How The Perky Operetta Duet Of The 1943 ‘Oklahoma!’ Became The Twangy Country Song Of The 2019 ‘Oklahoma! by Artsjournal1

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization was willing to let Daniel Fish, director of the revisionist revival now on Broadway, experiment with the way the story was told but forbid any change…

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How ‘Oklahoma!’ Created The Original Cast Album Genre by Artsjournal1

“Typically, show music was cut down and rearranged for a popular dance band. But [Decca president Jack] Kapp had no time for such niceties” — he was rushing to get a recording of the h…

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Ex-New York Dealer Charged With Smuggling $143M Worth Of Antiquities From South Asia by Artsjournal1

“A criminal complaint filed in Manhattan state court said the smuggling was orchestrated by Subhash Kapoor, a New York art gallery owner who was arrested in Germany in 2011 and later extra…

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Jewish Museums — What Are They For? Whom Should They Serve? And Who Should Or Shouldn’t Be Able To Run One? by Artsjournal1

“These questions are swirling around the future of the Jewish Museum Berlin, one of the city’s most popular visitor attractions, after the abrupt departure last month of its director, Pe…

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Violinist Aaron Rosand Dead At 92 by Artsjournal1

“Acclaimed for his performances of romantic repertoire and his sweet tone, Rosand recorded prolifically and appeared with all the major orchestras around the world, making a particularly b…

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What It Takes To Make And Show Queer-Themed Films In Homophobic Countries by Artsjournal1

From lying about your script to the people who live where you’re shooting to having bodyguards on set to sending your stars abroad when the film debuts to fighting off right-wing religious…

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Street Theatre Takes Off In The Slums Of São Paulo by Artsjournal1

“In Heliópolis, one of São Paulo’s largest favelas, the trial of a black youth agitates the community, which argues for his innocence. In a train heading to Jardim Romano, an audio bri…

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A New Generation Of Transgender Singers Making Their Mark In The Opera World by Artsjournal1

“Some … found new voices, either with the help of hormones or through retraining. Others kept the voices they had built their careers on — even if it meant continuing to perform in the…

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Grace and Mercy Come Together by Artsjournal1

Ronald K. Brown’s Grace and Mercy, performed by Ronald K. Brown/Evidence: A Dance Company at the 2019 SummerScape Festival at Bard College. – Deborah Jowitt

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Transcending Toxic Times with street poetry & music by Artsjournal1

My DownBeat article about the compulsively listenable Last Poets album Transcending Toxic Times includes a lot of quotes from bassist/composer Jamaaladeen Tacuma and poet Abiudon Oyewale. Bu…

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Grass Is Greener? by Artsjournal1

The arts being valued by the government as an important part of society and the (near) certainty that money will be available for basic operations — as in Australia and Chile, which I rece…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How Exactly Do You Go About Translating The Words Of An Opera? by Artsjournal1

Writer Heather O’Donovan looks at the challenges of both translations for singing (fitting new words to the music) and supertitles (fitting the words onto that little screen). – WQXR (Ne…

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Really Good Nature Documentaries ‘Are Great Art, Maybe The Greatest Art Of Our Time’ by Artsjournal1

Sebastian Smee: “I realize the claim sounds odd. After all, they weren’t really intended as high art. They’re television documentaries. They were created primarily to educate and to en…

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Hungary’s Government Building Huge, Multi-Million-Euro Cultural Complex In Budapest Park by Artsjournal1

“The so-called Liget project, initiated in 2011, aims to transform Budapest’s city park (Városliget) into a cultural hub, including the new National Gallery, Museum of Ethnography and H…

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Vivian Perlis, Who Founded And Ran Who Founded Yale’s Oral History Of American Music, Dead At 91 by Artsjournal1

“[Her] oral history project includes some 3,000 recordings of interviews with composers and other major musical figures, from Aaron Copland to Elliott Carter, from Duke Ellington to John A…

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Artist Thrown Out Of Show For Right-Wing Views, And Controversy Nearly Causes Show’s Cancellation by Artsjournal1

“It has been a turbulent year for the Leipzig Annual Exhibition — so much so that the show was even cancelled at one point because of an outcry over the inclusion, then exclusion, of an …

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Arts Workers Hit Streets To Protest Last-Minute Cuts To Romania’s Culture Budget by Artsjournal1

“In the first public protest by such artists in many years, well-known actors … attended a demonstration of a few hundred people outside the government offices on Victory Square on June …

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Is The Director Who Turned The Indianapolis Museum Of Art Into Newfields Democratizing It Or Destroying It? by Artsjournal1

“Critics have accused [Charles] Venable of dumbing down the museum with his crowd-pleasing, cost-conscious changes. But his program has also touched a nerve as institutions around the coun…

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Actor Rip Torn, 88 by Artsjournal1

“[He] was equally at home in the comedy of the Men in Black film series or TV’s The Larry Sanders Show (for which he won his Emmy) and in the drama of Sweet Bird of Youth or Anna Christi…

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The Company That Tailors Broadway Musicals For School Productions Now Creates Versions For Seniors by Artsjournal1

“Into the Woods Sr. and other musicals tailored to older casts are the brainchild of Freddie Gershon, [Music Theater International’s] co-chairman, who first developed similarly shortened…

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Annabelle Lopez Ochoa On The Challenge Of Creating New Story Ballets by Artsjournal1

“It’s actually very hard to keep the audience engaged in the development of a story. The struggle is figuring out how literal I can be, and how much I can use the abstract aesthetic of d…

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