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Thursday, January 17, 2019

How An Old Jewish Doctor Had A Stroke And Became An Underground Rap Star by Artsjournal1

Dr. Sherman Hershfield was a rehab doctor from Beverly Hills, who, after his stroke, started speaking in rhymes. He started recounting the Holocaust in rhyme on the bus, and a passerby sugge…

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English Villagers Lose Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pounds As Their Church’s Bible-Themed Musical Collapses In Debt by Artsjournal1

An evangelical parish called The International Church in the Midlands village of Mansfield Woodhouse encouraged its members to donate thousands (it would be “giving to God”) to d…

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Choreographer-Filmmaker Jo Andres Dead At 64 by Artsjournal1

She became known in the 1980s for projecting slides and film images into the bodies of her dancers, who performed more often in rock clubs than in theaters; in the 1990s, she made short expe…

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Increasingly, Indigenous Art Is Getting Its Due by Artsjournal1

That headline may not sound like news, but it is, in one sense. Many occurrences in the world of indigenous art that may not, on their own, make international headlines are adding up to real…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Broadway’s Next Evan Hansen Is An Actual Teenager by Artsjournal1

“The role is wrenching, vocally and emotionally, and [Andrew Barth Feldman] will be the first teenager to tackle it on Broadway. The character is 17, but adolescent boys are often thou…

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Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto Faces Storms At Mexico’s National Symphony Orchestra by Artsjournal1

The 53-year-old Mexico City native, who is also music director of the Louisiana Philharmonic, is accused of paying exorbitant fees to foreign soloists, something both he and his manager insi…

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On Balanchine’s ‘Apollo’ (Alastair Macaulay Is Back) by Artsjournal1

With observations from three New York City Ballet alumni who learned the title role from Mr. B himself, the recently-retired chief dance critic of The New York Times looks at what makes this…

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Critics Talk About The Pleasures And Pains Of Extremely Bad Reviews by Artsjournal1

“Who are Extremely Bad Reviews written for? What do they hope to accomplish? Are they spiteful acts of vengeance, or more principled demands for justice? Are outright slams more preval…

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Why The National Theatres In The British Isles Are So Fraught (And Fought Over) by Artsjournal1

“In London, it is possible to stage a state-of-the-nation play while remaining vague about the nation you mean. Not so elsewhere.” Just ask the folks at the national theatres of …

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Anonymous Was A Woman And Its No-Longer-Anonymous Funder by Artsjournal1

“Last year, 77-year-old artist Susan Unterberg revealed that she’s the patron behind this grantmaking outfit” — which selects ten female artists over 40 each year for $25…

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Russian Filmmaker, Facing Censors And Vigilantes, Puts Comedy On YouTube Instead Of Cinema Screens by Artsjournal1

When word got around that Aleksey Krasovskiy’s Holiday was a comedy about the Siege of Leningrad, the outrage came thick and fast. So did the threats, all from people who hadn’t …

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Vandal Attack At Denver Art Museum: Damage Estimate Reduced From $1.93 Million To Less Than $100,000 by Artsjournal1

Last month, an 18-year-old allegedly ran through the museum’s “Stampede: Animals in Art” exhibit, knocking over a display case and smashing centuries-old sculptures and obj…

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Academy Of American Poets Gets $2.2 Million Gift From Mellon Foundation by Artsjournal1

The funds are divided into two grants. The first will help start a new fellowship program to support poets laureate of states, cities, United States territories or tribal nations across the …

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A String Bass That Actually Fits In A Manageable Travel Case by Artsjournal1

“The TravelBass breaks down into separate components for transport in a custom case, and is assembled for play when double bassists reach their destination. Its makers – out of Parma…

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Carlos Acosta Named Director Of Birmingham Royal Ballet by Artsjournal1

The 45-year-old Cuban was one of the (London) Royal Ballet’s most popular stars in his 17 years with the company, from which he retired about three years ago. He says he hopes to ̶…

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Screen Actors Guild Accuses Academy Of ‘Intimidation’ Over Oscars by Artsjournal1

In a statement, SAG-AFTRA [the actors’ union] has claimed that an ‘extraordinary and unwarranted pressure’ is being placed on their members” — that is, that the Aca…

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As Senegal Opens New Museum Of Black Civilizations, It Wants France To Return Objects Taken During Colonial Period by Artsjournal1

“The scale of artifacts in question is staggering. Up to 95 percent of Africa’s cultural heritage is held outside Africa by major museums. France alone holds 90,000 sub-Saharan Afric…

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Top Carnegie Hall Exec To Lead Berkeley’s Cal Performances by Artsjournal1

Jeremy Geffen, who has been Carnegie’s top artistic administrator for 12 years, succeeds Matias Tarnopolsky, now CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra. “New York is wonderful,”…

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Author Francine du Plessix Gray Dead At 88 by Artsjournal1

“[Her] novels and biographies often examined the lives of women as creative forces and as muses, and [she] published an acclaimed memoir that explored her complicated personal history …

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New Fund To Restore And Protect Heritage Sites In War Zones Announces Its First Projects, In Iraq And Mali by Artsjournal1

The organization — called Aliph, based in Geneva, chaired by billionaire Thomas Kaplan, and funded with $60 million so far — will work on restoring the museum in Mosul and the fourth-cen…

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Response to ‘Listen vs. Tell’ by Artsjournal1

In “Listen vs. Tell” I spoke of the necessary switch from telling people about our work to listening to them as a pre-requisite for effective communication. As happens not infreq…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

As Drag Queen Story Hour Spreads, Christianists Stage Protests (And Scream At Children) by Artsjournal1

“Drag queen storytime began popping up in 2015 in San Francisco and have spread across the country to libraries, community centers, and increasingly, bookstores. … Protests are commo…

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The Amazing Internet Radio Station With Almost Every Kind Of Music There Is by Artsjournal1

Joan Harvey sings the praises of the astounding variety of music to discover (and facts to learn) at Concertzender.nl. (We here at ArtsJournal can recommend it, too.) Yes, the site is in Dut…

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Editing Marcel Proust Was A Nightmare (Especially After He Died) by Artsjournal1

“Proust composed by an immensely complex process of writing and rewriting, weaving together passages sometimes composed years apart, filling his margins with additions and, when the ma…

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Is It Really A Good Idea To Demand That Only Gay Actors Play Gay Roles? by Artsjournal1

Ryan Gilbey points out some of the unintended consequences beyond the usual “it’s called acting for a reason” argument. As one out gay actor put it, “In the current c…

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In L.A. County, Using The Arts To Help Keep Juvenile Offenders Out Of Jail by Artsjournal1

“A one-year, $750,000 grant from the Ford Foundation’s Art for Justice Fund will help launch the Arts and Youth Development Project, intended to serve youth and families at risk …

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Priest Decides Painting In His Church Might Be By Michelangelo. Then It Disappears by Artsjournal1

“After confiding in just 20 trusted people of his suspicion that a painting in his church was a lost masterpiece, a priest in the small Flemish town of Zele, 45 miles north of Brussels…

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After 30 Years, Emily Mann To Retire From McCarter Theatre Center by Artsjournal1

“In her role at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, Mann has overseen more than 160 productions, including more than 40 world premieres, since she became [the artistic director and r…

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Kanye West Gives $10 Million Toward James Turrell’s Great Land Art Piece by Artsjournal1

The rapper decided to donate the money after making what he called an “art pilgrimage” last month to see Turrell’s Roden Crater in Arizona’s Painted Desert. Turrell h…

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Why It Matters That The Met Opera’s Music Director Is Openly Gay by Artsjournal1

“While he hasn’t wanted to make what he called ‘a big fuss’ about his relationship, [Yannick] Nézet-Séguin sees himself and [partner Pierre] Tourville as symbolic o…

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Artist/Self-Mutilator Pyotr Pavlensky Sentenced For Setting Fire To Bank Of France by Artsjournal1

The high-pain-threshold artist, who claimed political asylum in France in May 2017, ignited the façade of the country’s central bank the following October. A court has sentenced him t…

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