Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Chief Executive Officer, YR Media by Artsjournal

YR Media seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead a unique, state-of-the-art multi-media organization that is building a network of young adults across the country to change the face of publi…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Study: A Dip This Season In Broadway’s Gender Parity Progress by Artsjournal

Overall, there has been a dip in representation amongst female directors, with the study finding that women make up 13 percent of the roles available this season, contrasted to a slightly hi…

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When The Machines Get Smarter Than We Are, Things Will Change by Artsjournal

David Chalmers: “Once we have a human-level artificial intelligence, there’s just no doubt that it will change the world. A.G.I.s are going to be beings with powers initially equivalent …

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The Dilemma Of Creative Placemaking by Artsjournal

The question of just how to execute creative placemaking without inviting gentrification sits at the forefront of creative placemaking circles. Jamie Hand, a researcher for ArtPlace Americ…

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Colossal Art: Stockhausen’s Astonishing Masterpiece by Artsjournal

Alex Ross: “Aus licht” turned out to be the kind of inexplicable marvel that one waits half a lifetime to see. It induced shivers not just in its awesome moments—trumpeters intoning a…

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At This Ballet School, They Are Empowering Their Students With Important Life Skills by Artsjournal1

“The after-school program at the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet in South Miami … provides ballet, reading, math and etiquette classes along with access to mental health professionals. The pr…

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Renee Fleming’s Theatre Breakout by Artsjournal

The past two years have been busy in the theatre, with non-operatic roles, some time in Carousel, and currently in The Light in the Piazza. – The Guardian

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The Welsh Language Is Becoming (Could It Really Be?) Cool by Artsjournal1

There are Welsh-language songs and TV series racking up remarkable streaming numbers, the number of speakers has increased by 20% over the last decade, and people who’ve never been to Wale…

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When Zeffirelli Went Wrong At The Opera by Artsjournal

He was all about the lavish set. At their best, his productions induced gasps. But ultimately, these stagings were not just singer- and conductor-proof. They were drama-proof, almost like a …

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America’s Museums Have Become A Political Battleground by Artsjournal

Once ivory towers of culture, far removed from politics and controversy, museums have increasingly come into the spotlight as sites of protest and places where equity, diversity, and inclusi…

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An Oral History Of ‘Oh! Calcutta!, Which Premiered 50 Years Ago by Artsjournal1

“An erotic revue conceived by the English theater critic Kenneth Tynan, Oh! Calcutta! took it all off at the Eden Theater, a former pornographic cinema that had been renovated by the show…

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Charles Reich, Author Of ‘The Greening Of America’, Dead At 91 by Artsjournal1

“Reich was a popular Yale University professor whose students included both Bill and Hillary Clinton and a respected legal scholar when a 39,000-word excerpt from The Greening of America r…

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Brazilians Face The Fact That Their Greatest Writer Was Black by Artsjournal1

“The traditional historical photo of [Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis] shows a man whose skin is nearly as light as his crisp white dress shirt. … Machado was known to be the descendant o…

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What Goes On Backstage At The World’s Oldest Theatre Collective by Artsjournal1

“Theatre collective” may seem a surprising way to describe the Comédie-Française (est. 1680), but it’s accurate: the company is owned and controlled by its actors and other members. …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Goes To Broadway To See “What The Constitution Means To Me” by Artsjournal

Ginsburg got a standing ovation when her famous line about women on the Supreme Court was said by a cast member: “When will there be enough women on the court? My answer is, when there…

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Art Requires Empathy. Machines Don’t Have It. So Can They Make Art We Will Relate To? by Artsjournal

“We are able to empathise with nonhuman characters or intelligent machines in human-made fiction because they have been conceived by other human beings from the only subjective perspective…

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Once Again, An Errant Tweet Is The Last Straw: Director Of Berlin Jewish Museum Resigns by Artsjournal1

“Pressure had been mounting against the director, Peter Schäfer, over what critics said was an inappropriately political stance for the head of a cultural institution tasked with explaini…

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No More All-Male Comedy-Writing Teams, Declares UK TV Network by Artsjournal1

“ITV will no longer commission comedy shows with all-male writers’ rooms, the broadcaster’s head of comedy has said. Saskia Schuster said she realised last year that ‘an awful lot of…

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Again, Sergei Polunin Tries, And Fails, To Explain His Way Out Of The Doghouse by Artsjournal1

He told Italy’s Corriere della sera, “Men must get up and rediscover the force to assume responsibility, whether they are gay or straight, and not become lazy. If women start to think th…

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Baltimore Symphony Musicians Are Officially Locked Out by Artsjournal1

“Sunday’s decision by the orchestra’s board of trustees locking out the players was not unexpected. Despite the picketers carrying signs reading ‘I Make Less Than I Did a Decade Ago,…

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Why Sotheby’s Was Bought by Artsjournal

The purchase, by Mr. Drahi’s BidFair USA, returns the only publicly traded major auction house to private ownership after 31 years on the New York Stock Exchange. – The New York Times

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Sotheby’s Going Private Will Mean Less Transparency About The Art Market by Artsjournal

While the financial deals carved out by Christie’s with buyers, sellers and third-party guarantors (one of whom is often thought to be the firm’s owner itself, François Pinault) remain …

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Warner Is Paying Nearly Half A Billion Dollars To Keep J.J. Abrams by Artsjournal1

“Following a months-long courting process that included multiple suitors, WarnerMedia is in final negotiations for a new partnership with [Abrams’s company,] Bad Robot, sources say. … …

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Susannah Hunnewell, Publisher Of The Paris Review, Dead At 52 by Artsjournal1

“Ms. Hunnewell joined the magazine as an editorial intern in the late-1980s, when it was run out of an 8-by-14-foot office in the Upper East Side brownstone of its co-founder and editor Ge…

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How The National Orchestral Institute Is Preparing Diverse Young Musicians For The Orchestra World (And Vice Versa) by Artsjournal1

Anne Midgette: “Preparing young musicians for a career in music looks different now than it did in 1988, when NOI began. A big part of instrumentalists’ training has always been learning…

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The Ongoing Destruction Of The Bamiyan Buddhas (As If What The Taliban Did Weren’t Bad Enough) by Artsjournal1

“Most of the time, the remains of the monument are so poorly guarded that anyone can buy a ticket ($4 for foreigners, 60 cents for Afghans), walk in and do pretty much whatever he wants. A…

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Why More Than A Third Of The Board At Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre Quit by Artsjournal1

A letter from eight of the 13 departing board members noted that two leading candidates for CEO of the theater withdrew after meeting with the president of Roosevelt University (which owns t…

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The story of Mrs. T and me — in a hundred words by Artsjournal1

Inspired by a series that The New York Times describes as “Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words,” I thought I’d try to sum up the wild…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Edinburgh International Festival Faces Big Cuts by Artsjournal

The proposal would mean the EIF has taken a 19.4% cut in its funding since 2015/16. EIF director Fergus Linehan questioned the lack of a strategic plan for the festival, which took £3.8 mil…

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A Mysterious And Shadowy Literary Fellowship That Existed In Secret And Then Was Abruptly Canceled by Artsjournal

“I remember more experienced writers telling me that I should say yes to every opportunity until I had earned the privilege to say no. But hope is both a strength and a weakness; it takes …

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Why Is There Still A Stigma About Males Dancing? by Artsjournal

Data compiled by Doug Risner, a professor of dance at Wayne State University in Detroit, shows that only 32 percent of male dancers have fathers who support their desire to dance. Typically,…

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