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Monday, November 11, 2019

Should The LA Phil Take Over The Ford Theatre? by Artsjournal2

On the agenda for Tuesday’s Los Angeles Supervisors board meeting: Having the L.A. Philharmonic take over the outdoor Ford Theatre. According to the supervisor who made the proposal, “It…

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Is It Worth Waiting Two Hours In Line For A Few Minutes In A Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room? by Artsjournal2

Well: “That depends on how much you value your time — and what you expect of art in the age of Instagram. The smartphone, with its ever-finer cameras and ever-shinier screens, now shapes…

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Why Does The Minnesota Orchestra Do Overseas Tours? by Artsjournal2

Apparently, it’s not the money. There’s diplomacy, there’s prestige, and there’s the desire of areas of the world – China definitely included – to be seen as supporting Western c…

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Broadway Is Becoming A Place For Chummy Nights With Actors And Their Fanbases by Artsjournal2

Seriously, it seems to be almost a new genre. “These performances were rendered with a disarming, self-interrupting casualness, suggesting a happy ham at home among friends. And they often…

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A New Sculpture For Brooklyn’s New ‘Golden Age’ by Artsjournal2

But is it worthy? The sculpture started out with the name “We’re No. #1” and moved to, uh, “Unity,” a little less focused on the longstanding animosity between Brooklyn and Manhatt…

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The Paris Review’s New Poetry Editor Has Hope For The Future Of Literature by Artsjournal2

Vijay Seshadri, who became poetry editor for the legendary literary magazine in August, says that going through the Review‘s slush pile is invigorating. “You kind of feel that something …

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The Chattanooga Symphony And Its Concertmaster Are At Serious Odds by Artsjournal2

Holly Mulcahy hasn’t performed with the orchestra since April because of a contract dispute – a dispute so intense that one board member has resigned over it. That board member, film com…

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Sesame Street Had A 50th Birthday Party, But Who Was The Audience? by Artsjournal2

Was it kids? Maybe, if they truly love music. It was shiny, with a ton – a ton – of celebrity appearances, as befits, well, a show that’s on HBO. That’s a problem: “The celebration…

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Watching Americans Watch Parades by Artsjournal2

Imagine photographing the people lining the streets for 28 different parades in the U.S. – in 2016. “The very existence of each group portrait produces an illusion of unity, as if the pe…

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The Director Of The Planned CGI James Dean Movie Says It’s Not A Gimmick by Artsjournal2

The director says, “At the end of the day, what we really want people to know is the movie is about love and friendship, the veterans that served in the Vietnam War and especially the dogs…

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Like It Or Not (Probably You Do Not), Kim Kardashian Represents America by Artsjournal2

She’s at the intersection of race, gender, and social media. “Kim’s particular fame derives from a cherished place in the American racial imagination that, combined with wealth, preven…

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The Hate It Or Love It Hitler Joke Of Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ by Artsjournal2

Here’s the deal: It’s a movie that laughs at the Nazis and laughs at Hitler. “The controversy — or, at least, the orchestrated illusion of it — is built into the film’s faux outr…

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Some Schmuck In Idaho Keeps Hiding Library Books by Artsjournal2

The person doing it takes nonfiction books about Trump or guns – specifically the ones that aren’t favorable to the 45th president or gun enthusiasts – and hiding them. “‘I am goin…

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National Galleries Scotland Is The Latest Arts Organization To End Its Ties To BP by Artsjournal2

The 2019 BP Portrait Award will still take place in December, but that will be the last time NGS will host that show (at least, as sponsored by BP). The holdouts, that is, those arts organiz…

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Laurel Griggs, Actor On Broadway And ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Has Died At Age 13 by Artsjournal2

Griggs, who played Ivanka in ONCE: The Musical for 17 months after making her Broadway debut at age six in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, died from a massive asthma attack. – Variety

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Douglas Q. Barnett, Seattle’s Black Theatre Founder And African American Theatre History Author, Has Died At 88 by Artsjournal2

Barnett founded Black Arts/West in Seattle in 1969, and “was a vocal advocate for contemporary theater, pursuing funding for new work and training and opportunities for African American pe…

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Shop Dogs, Custom Roasted Coffee, And Other Wild Things On Author Websites by Artsjournal2

You’d think authors would have things like, oh, the titles of their books, links to buy said books, maybe a list of book tour dates, press contacts, etc. Sure, sure, but there’s so much …

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Instagram Wants To Kill ‘Like’ Counts by Artsjournal2

Why? It might actually be good for some people – the youth, as they say, or those chasing social media influence. “The hope is that the change can reduce anxiety among Instagram users,…

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Here’s A Snowflake From The First Full-Length ‘Nutcracker’ In The U.S. by Artsjournal2

Seventy-five years ago, in a San Francisco busy with Naval activity in the middle of WWII, the San Francisco Ballet staged the first full-length Nutcracker in the U.S. The snow is still fall…

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Preorder Your Books From Indie Bookstores by Artsjournal2

Here’s why you should do that: “Your interest in a title will indicate to booksellers that it’s worth checking out! Maybe they’ll read it. Maybe they’ll love it and give it table s…

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What Happens When A Renowned Flutist Gets Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s? by Artsjournal2

Well, if the flutist is Eugenia Zukerman, she writes a memoir chronicling what happens to her brain. Now three years into her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, she says, “music for me is a second l…

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Is Now Old Enough To Drink Legally by Artsjournal2

Happy 21st, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. How the heck do you stay so funny over some exceedingly unfunny years? One editor interviews another to find out. – Inside Higher Ed

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Valentine Monnier Is The Sixth Woman To Accuse Roman Polanski Of Raping Her When She Was A Teen by Artsjournal2

In the French newspaper Le Parisien, the photographer and former actress and model says that in 1975, the director raped her at his ski chalet in Switzerland. “She said she remembered fear…

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The Rise – And Importance – Of Asian American Dance Groups by Artsjournal2

In a lot of Asian countries, “hip-hop rose to popularity as a form of self-expression and resistance, sometimes in the face of colonialism and oppressive regimes.” But current Asian Amer…

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Maria Perego, Who Created The Mouse Puppet Topo Gigio, Has Died At 95 by Artsjournal2

Perego was an Italian puppeteer who came up with the 10-inch tall mouse puppet/marionette in the 1950s – and then the Ed Sullivan Show came calling, and calling, and calling. Of the puppet…

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Laid-Off Marciano Art Foundation Staffers Protest At The Museum’s Building In Los Angeles by Artsjournal2

The staffers walked a picket line in front of the former Scottish Rite Temple on Friday. “We’re here to work! We want to work!” they chanted, and “Let us in! Let us in! Let us in!”…

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Why Would The Oscars Reject A Nigerian Film For Its Language? by Artsjournal2

Because the language isn’t “foreign” enough – it’s English. The Academy is changing what the category is called – Best International Film instead of Best Foreign-Language Film …

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How Reassuring: Manet Used Tracing Paper To Make Doodles Look Effortless by Artsjournal2

So, Manet’s “off-the-cuff spontaneity” took a little more work than he, and art historians following his words, ever claimed. “Most of these things seem to have been traced from more…

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The Artist Obsessed With Worms by Artsjournal2

Simone Lia is a comic-strip artist, but one day she noticed that she couldn’t stop drawing worms. Her “worms look like demob-happy frankfurters. They have floaty bodies, dazed smiles. …

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Gillian Jagger, Sculptor Who Used Trees And Animal Carcasses, Has Died At 88 by Artsjournal2

Jagger used the natural world as inspiration, and her work related to Land Art, ecofeminism, and Post-Minimalism without aligning to any one specific movement. The artist “hit upon one of …

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The Design Of ‘English-Style’ Gardens Owes A Lot To China And Japan by Artsjournal2

Garden and art history books tell a specific story that leaves some important bits out. “In a few short decades, what became known as the ‘English style’ had spread across Britain and …

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