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Thursday, March 21, 2019

US Supreme Court Says UK National Gallery Can Keep Contested Matisse by Artsjournal1

“Three grandchildren of Greta Moll, the muse depicted in the portrait, had argued that the painting was taken in violation of international law and demanded that the National Gallery pay $…

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New $1 Million Art Prize Is World’s Largest by Artsjournal1

“Set to be handed over for the first time this October in Shanghai, the Nomura Art Award will give a single contemporary artist with an established body of work the funds to ‘support an …

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Egyptian Military Sues One Of Country’s Most Popular Novelists For Insulting President by Artsjournal1

Alaa Al-Aswany (The Yacoubian Building) is accused in the suit of “insulting the president, the Armed Forces, and judicial institutions” in a set of articles he wrote for the Arabic serv…

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Keeping Professional Theatre Going For 30 Years In A Far-Flung Pacific Archipelago by Artsjournal1

Wan Smolbag Theatre in the 70-island nation of Vanuatu is the only professional stage company in the entire South Pacific made up entirely of Pacific Islanders. Three decades after its found…

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My Particular Beef by Artsjournal1

One day, Edythe called me into the bedroom and said it was time for us to have a real meal, a roast beef. “You can do it, it’s easy.” That’s the first thing I cooked all by myself, a…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Annapolis Symphony Trains A New, More Diverse Generation Of Musicians by Artsjournal1

Annapolis Symphony executive director Patrick J. Nugent and concertmaster Netanel Draiblate write about why and how they started the Annapolis Symphony Academy, “a culturally diverse after…

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Wooster Group Re-Enacts Onstage An Old LP Of Texas Prisoners’ Work Songs by Artsjournal1

The piece, titled THE B-SIDE: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons”: A Record Album Interpretation and conceived and assembled by director Kate Valk and performer Eric Berryman, cons…

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How Europe’s Most Harshly Treated Minority Creates Its Own Theatre by Artsjournal1

Mihaela Drăgan: “From cultural appropriation to (mis)representations, I and four other writers map the presence of Roma theatre in Europe. We endeavor to do this in order to counter our s…

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If Homeless People Can’t Get To The Theatre To See Shakespeare, She’ll Bring Shakespeare To Them by Artsjournal1

“While [Meghan Freebeck’s] life’s work is helping people living on the streets get medical care, housing and groceries, she recently added something new to the mix: A Shakespeare works…

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Reviving And Preserving Indigenous Hawaiian Language And Culture Through Theatre by Artsjournal1

Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker: “Kanaka Maoli [indigenous Hawaiian] theatre artists are grounded in our homeland, our language, and the stories, beliefs and ways of our ancestors. This series e…

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Making Music Programs Accessible To People On The Autism Spectrum: Q&A by Artsjournal1

Following up on her open letter to fellow musicians and her point-by-point guide to accessibility, autistic violinist Chrysanthe Tan selects a dozen reader questions and offers answers. – …

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New Opera Gives Voice To The Forgotten Women Murdered By Jack The Ripper by Artsjournal1

“Annie Chapman, Catherine Eddowes, Mary Kelly, Polly Nichols and Liz Stride – odds are that these names won’t ring a bell. But Jack the Ripper will. The most notorious killer in this c…

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Arts’ And Artists’ Engagement With Communities Is Important, But There Are Problems They Cannot And Sould Not Solve by Artsjournal1

“Issues that produce social, economic, and moral deprivations cannot be ‘solved’ by arts, creative industries, or whatever we come to call them next. They should and can be solved with…

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In Theatre For Young Audiences, Newer And More Representative Voices Are Being Heard by Artsjournal1

“Many of us, not only in TYA but also in the wider theatre world, are more strongly than ever focused on listening and talking to young people — truly hearing their voices — and reflec…

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‘Affect Theory’ And How It Explains Living In 2019 America by Artsjournal1

So what is “affect theory”? “Under its influence, critics attended to affective charge [in society]. They saw our world as shaped not simply by narratives and arguments but also by non…

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New Yorkers Have Named The Vessel-Stairwell-Thingy At Hudson Yards by Artsjournal1

The developer of Hudson Yards temporarily christened Thomas Heatherwick’s big bronze stack of stairways The Vessel, but — just as 30 St Mary Axe in London is “the Gherkin” and Cloud …

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Shen Yun: Chinese Classical Dance Extravaganza Or Anti-Communist Cult? Well, … by Artsjournal1

If you live in an American city with a sizeable performing arts center, at some point you’ve probably seen ads or flyers for this touring company. Writer Jia Tolentino had never paid them …

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Developing New And Diverse Theatre Critics In A Town Without A Culture Of Criticism by Artsjournal1

The English city of Hull has a lively theatre scene for a town its size, but the local newspaper published only two theatre reviews in the whole of 2018, and the national critics rarely make…

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Is Music Strictly A Human Ability? Or Do Other Animals Have Musicality? by Artsjournal1

“Do we share musicality with other animals on account of the ‘common physiological nature of [our] nervous systems,’ as Darwin suspected? To understand the evolution of music and music…

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The Hard-Working Little Publisher Keeping Local History Books Alive by Artsjournal1

“Arcadia’s business turns the traditional publishing model on its head. Big New York publishers are looking for the next blockbuster to sell 2 million copies across the English-speaking …

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Big Money Is Now Flowing Into Podcasting— Is It Inflating A Bubble? by Artsjournal1

Just since the beginning of this year, Spotify has bought podcast producer-distributor Gimlet Media for $230 million and a $100 million startup called Luminary is developing a paid-subscript…

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How Podcasts Went From Like-Radio-But-More-Amateurish To The Hot New Medium by Artsjournal1

Adam Sternbergh: “When you first heard about podcasts, do you remember how excited you weren’t? Do you recall the first person who said, ‘Did you know you can now download audio files …

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What Exactly Constitutes ‘Cultural Democracy’? And Should State Arts Funding Be Paying For It? by Artsjournal1

Nan van Houte: “This is not an attempt to discredit cultural democracy; I am convinced that access to the arts and the stimulus towards personal creativity are basic human rights and needs…

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‘Theater That Gets In The Way’ — A Company Puts Itself On The Front Lines Of Poland’s Culture Wars by Artsjournal1

Two years ago, the actors of the Powszechny Theater in Warsaw had to barricade themselves inside their building against conservative Catholic protesters angry about their production The Curs…

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What’s With All The Enormous Statues Going Up In India? by Artsjournal1

The “Statue of Unity,” which is actually of independence leader Vallabhbhai Patel and is currently the world’s tallest statue, was completed last fall, and more are on the way: a statu…

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Novelist Writes New Narnia Book With Out C.S. Lewis Estate’s Permission by Artsjournal1

Francis Spufford, who won a Costa Book Award and an Ondaatje Prize for his 2016 book Golden Hill, has spent 3½ years working on a Narnia prequel he’s titled The Stone Table. “After fini…

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Actors, Politicians, Even Nancy Pelosi Speak Up In Support Of Striking Chicago Symphony Musicians by Artsjournal1

As negotiations over a new contract drag on and concerts get cancelled, members of Chicago’s acting community have joined musicians on the picket line, both candidates for mayor in the cit…

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Rachel Ingalls, Author Of ‘Mrs. Caliban’, Dead At 78 by Artsjournal1

The daughter of a Harvard Sanskrit professor, Ingalls settled in England as a young adult “and began to publish short stories; her editor at Faber’s, Charles Monteith, said she was ‘a …

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Harnessing The Arts To Power The Ongoing Recovery In Puerto Rico (And ‘Hamilton’ Helps) by Artsjournal1

“While the government’s priorities shifted a bit in the immediate aftermath of [Hurricane Maria], as the island works to rebuild, tourism, particularly arts-fueled tourism, is playing a …

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J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Father Of African Musicology, Dead At 97 by Artsjournal1

“In a career stretching back to the 1950s and continuing into his 90s, Dr. Nketia wrote hundreds of articles and books in English and Twi, a Ghanaian language, on topics ranging from music…

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Tainted ‘Tintoretto’: Venice Mayor Mars Kaywin Feldman’s Blockbuster Debut at National Gallery by Artsjournal1

Having heard Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of Venice, expound on Tintoretto’s “values” during yesterday’s livestream of the National Gallery of Art’s press preview for the Venetian artist…

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