Friday, December 13, 2019

A New Opera Company For Orange County? Not Likely by Artsjournal

LA Opera continues to stage traditional and spectacular productions, Long Beach Opera forges ahead in its scrappy and innovative way, San Diego Opera provides yet another outlet for listener…

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Brazilian Film Industry Suffering Under Bolsonaro Government by Artsjournal

Brazilian cinema – put on the map by global hits such as City of God and Aquarius – has suffered a succession of blows since Bolsonaro took office in January, from a general lack of inte…

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‘The Inheritance’ Was A Huge Success In London, So Why Isn’t It Catching On In New York? by Artsjournal1

Isaac Butler: “Usually when a piece from the U.K. fails to resonate in the U.S. (or vice versa), we can chalk it up to intangible cultural differences between our two countries and their f…

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NPR Changes The Formula For What It Charges Local Stations by Artsjournal

Among stations with annual membership income above $4 million, the median change in fees is a 9% increase, according to NPR; among stations with income below $250,000, an 8% decline. – Cur…

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At Putin’s Request, Russia’s Major Museums Are Opening Regional Satellites by Artsjournal1

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg has just opened a branch in Omsk, the Pushkin in Moscow is setting up in Samara and Nizhny Novgorod, and both museums are making plans to open outposts in Yek…

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Ten Top New Museums Of 2019 by Artsjournal

These ten museums opened in 2019. We’re not saying they’re the best, but they sure are fun buildings to look at. – Dezeen

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Study: Surgeons Perform Better With Music Playing In The Operating Room by Artsjournal

As the study noted, music is already played in operating theatres as a matter of course by most doctors and nurses — about two-thirds, as it turns out. Participants said that listening to …

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ARTnews’ Top 200 Collectors List For 2019 by Artsjournal

“There is this great shift in what’s going on in collecting,” said Sara Friedlander, Christie’s head of postwar and contemporary art. “Collectors across the board are looking for s…

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Cost Of The Edinburgh Fringe Is Shutting Out Working Class Artists by Artsjournal

“So, who can afford to perform at the Fringe regularly? Who can absorb a grand loss every year? Who can work unpaid for 17 weeks at a time? The answer is people who already have money. Peo…

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How Awards Distort Our Movie And Music Culture by Artsjournal

Awards are, it must be said, an absurdity. It is not only possible but crucial to insist on the importance or value of art without giving it a trophy. For the many who are interested in the …

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Actor Danny Aiello, 86 by Artsjournal

He memorably portrayed blue-collar heavies and hotheads in films such as “The Godfather: Part II,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo” and “Do the Right Thing,” and played against type as…

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World’s Tallest Ballet Dancer, Fabrice Calmels, Is Leaving Joffrey After 19 Years by Artsjournal1

“I think I’m at the top of my game. I’m not retiring, I’m not doing this because of health. And I love teaching and coaching.” And, while he loves Chicago, he’s moving to L.A. …

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Strikes Over Pension Reform Have Cost Paris Opera And Ballet €2.5 Million A Week by Artsjournal1

“The Opéra de Paris’s pension regime is one of the oldest in France, dating back to Louis XIV. It is costly as ballet dancers are allowed to retire at 42 and technical staff can leave w…

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What’s Behind #PayUpHollywood? by Artsjournal1

“In recent weeks, hundreds of TV and film assistants … have begun to speak out about their experiences on the bottom rung of the industry, mounting a fight for better pay and fair treatm…

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So Many Good, And Successful, Movies By And About Women This Year — Why Are They Getting So Few Award Nominations? by Artsjournal1

Films such as Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Melina Matsoukas’s Queen & Slim, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, and Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers have been nearly …

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Artistic Director Of Houston’s Shuttered METdance Launches New Company by Artsjournal1

METdance, the city’s largest company after Houston Ballet, was disbanded this past summer, having never recovered financially from 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. Before the summer was over, Ma…

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A Full-Time Classical Singing Career, Over 16 Years, Will Cost You A Million Dollars by Artsjournal1

Tenor Zach Finkelstein: “Below I’ll show you four case studies demonstrating that the inability to continue in a performing career and support yourself financially has very little to do …

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The Truth About Facts (And Checking Them) by Artsjournal

The great truth of fact-checking: while facts are sacred to writers, readers, and, above all, editors, they are sometimes more work than they’re worth. The importance of fact-checking—pa…

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Native American Languages Are Disappearing. There’s A Bill In Congress That Can Help Preserve Them. by Artsjournal1

“On Monday, in a small step to preserve this tradition, the House passed the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act, named after the legendary Tewa linguist…

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Fiction Versus Fake News by Artsjournal

“Fake news stories have proved irresistible for readers. Studies have shown that people spread false news on Twitter six times faster than news that is true. Unlike novels, which create co…

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Rebuilding The Shattered Great Mosque Of Aleppo by Artsjournal1

“A civil engineer named Tamim Kasmo, 73, has joined a team of architects and engineers, stonemasons and woodworkers who have taken on the task of rebuilding the [12th-century] mosque. … …

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Thousands March Against Hungarian Regime’s Plans To Tighten Control Of Performing Arts by Artsjournal1

“Actors and directors led Monday evening’s rally in Budapest against a bill that they say threatens artistic freedom and extends the nationalist government’s reach into areas that shou…

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Replay: Buddy Rich plays Horace Silver by Terry Teachout

Buddy Rich and the Tonight Show orchestra play Horace Silver’s “Nutville” in 1974, introduced by Johnny Carson. The members of the band include Conte Candoli on trumpet, Lew Tabackin o…

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Almanac: Chekhov on imagination by Terry Teachout

“I have in my head a whole army of people pleading to be let out and awaiting my commands.” Anton Chekhov, letter to A.S. Suvorin (October 27, 1888)

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Is A Banana And Duct Tape Art? Maybe That’s The Wrong Question by Artsjournal

If you don’t like something that’s presented as art, if you think it’s offensive or stupid, go ahead and say it’s offensive and stupid. I’m an art critic, I will be right there wit…

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Berlin’s Biggest Art Fair Is Canceled by Artsjournal

Berlin’s most prominent art fair evolved out of its previous iteration, Art Berlin Contemporary, and was held for the past three years in the historic Tempelhof airport each September, sho…

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English Music? Why Do We Think Of It As Nostalgic? by Artsjournal

Since the 2016 Brexit referendum, the UK has suffered a collective breakdown over national identity and our relationship to Europe, and it should perhaps be no surprise to see the 48/52 divi…

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The Feedback Loop Of Notoriety: How ‘Punk Organist’ Cameron Carpenter Ran Aground by Artsjournal1

Just a few years ago, he was getting intrigued, often admiring press for his rocker persona, uninhibited commentary, and astonishing technical skills. (Video of his manically flying feet at …

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Founders Of Chicago Theatre Leave. Theatre Erases History Of Their Involvement by Artsjournal

“They indicated that they didn’t want to be associated with the theater any longer after they had departed, so we did that.” When I asked if they said they wanted to be excised from it…

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The Importance Of Stalin Jokes by Artsjournal1

“By the 1980s, Soviet political jokes had become so widely enjoyed that even the US president Ronald Reagan loved to collect and retell them. But, 50 years earlier, under Stalin’s parano…

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The Limits Of Truth by Artsjournal

There is a real risk that scientific fact will eventually be reduced to just another opinion, even when those facts describe natural phenomena—the very purpose for which science was develo…

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