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Visual ArtsWed, 01 Dec 2021 22:32

Man Buys Lucien Freud Painting. Freud Gets Mad And Disowns It. That’s A Problem…

Or it was. Now the buyer has had the painting authenticated by three experts who confirm the authorship… – The GuardianSource:

Visual ArtsWed, 01 Dec 2021 19:04

US Architect Of Hermitage’s Planned Moscow Branch Unceremoniously Dumped

Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architecture says his firm worked for years on a design, got necessary approvals — and stopped getting any communication from Moscow “just when we were ready to pour the concrete.” After a year, he learned he’d been replaced with a local firm. – The Art NewspaperSource:

Visual ArtsWed, 01 Dec 2021 15:31

Five-Ton, 12-Point Glass Star Installed Atop Highest Tower Of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

The 23-foot-wide ornament now sits 453 feet above Barcelona, crowning the basilica’s Virgin Mary Tower. Some of the neighbors are mightily irked by the star, and even more concerned about a proposed giant stairway to the church’s entrance that could involve demolishing three city blocks. – The GuardianSource:

Visual ArtsWed, 01 Dec 2021 15:04

Skeptical Eyebrows Are Being Raised Over Planned Changes At Notre-Dame in Paris

These changes include replacing rarely-used confession booths in the nave with art installations, installing new lights at head height rather than near the high ceiling, benches instead of the old straw chairs, changing the placement of the baptistery and tabernacle, and reworking the side chapels. – Yahoo! (AFP)Source:

WordsWed, 01 Dec 2021 23:02

Author Alice Sebold Apologizes To Man Cleared Of Her 1981 Rape Featured In Her Book

“My goal in 1982 was justice – not to perpetuate injustice,” she said. “And certainly not to forever, and irreparably, alter a young man’s life by the very crime that had altered mine.”- The GuardianSource:

IssuesWed, 01 Dec 2021 22:01

Ten Best Performances Of 2021 (Yeah, We Know, ’21 Isn’t Done, But…)

The list is utterly subjective and non-comprehensive—no matter how much you watch, there’s somehow much more you’ve missed—but it includes ten people (or groups of people) who burst through the excess of amusements, onscreen or onstage, and did something extraordinary. – The New YorkerSource:

IdeasWed, 01 Dec 2021 21:27

What Ails Us: Our Search For Cures

Adam Phillips tells us again and again, the quest for self-improvement is itself the problem. What we suffer from “are our self-cures”, otherwise known as “symptoms”; what we need to be cured of are our cures, and our hankering for them. “There is no cure.” – New StatesmanSource:

MusicWed, 01 Dec 2021 21:01

The Korean Who May Be The Most-Listened-To Living Composer In The World Right Now

Korea accounts for 20 percent of worldwide classical music sales, with a much younger audience base than in the West. The K-pop juggernaut needs no elucidation. Koreans have embraced Western music and elaborated on it. – 3 Quarks DailySource:

PeopleWed, 01 Dec 2021 20:28

Tony Kushner, Architect Of A New Great Historical Mistake

Among my favorite Kushner quotes: “Dare to participate in the great historical mistake of your time.” The particular mistake he has in mind is “West Side Story,” a new movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. – The New York TimesSource:

WordsWed, 01 Dec 2021 20:02

The Saturday Evening Post Is Now 200 Years Old — And It’s Still Here

Most of us assumed the dear old mag had shut down forever. In fact, it was only closed from 1969-71, before being relaunched as a quarterly; it’s now bimonthly and was overhauled in 2013. Here’s an overview of the Post’s two centuries. – Columbia Journalism ReviewSource:

IssuesWed, 01 Dec 2021 19:28

Can You Really Copyright A Recipe?

U.S. copyright law seeks to protect “original works of authorship” by barring unauthorized copying of all kinds of creative material: sheet music, poetry, architectural works, paintings and even computer software. But recipes are much harder to protect. – The New York TimesSource:

IssuesWed, 01 Dec 2021 18:29

The $150 Million Arts Initiative That Connected Arts And Communities

ArtPlace leaders announced their venture would prove the arts was an economic engine. Investing in arts and culture, “can be the economic equivalent of bringing a manufacturing plant to a neighborhood.” By decade’s end, ArtPlace’s success had little to do with economics. – PhilanthropySource:

TheatreWed, 01 Dec 2021 18:01

Does Putting A Broadway Show On Video Cut Into Sales? Quite The Contrary, Says Lin-Manuel Miranda

The creator of Hamilton says the show’s filmed version o on Disney+ has only increased demand for tickets to the staged production. (If only all shows could be hits like that one …) Lynn Nottage’s new play, Clyde’s, is streaming as well and could offer more data. – PlaybillSource:

MusicWed, 01 Dec 2021 17:32

San Francisco Opera Is About To Turn 100 Years Old

When it comes to established and continuously active opera companies in North America, there is the Metropolitan, founded in 1883 … and then San Francisco Opera. – San Francisco Classical VoiceSource:

TheatreWed, 01 Dec 2021 17:03

Doing Standup Comedy In India Is Getting Dangerous

You can’t say that the country is humorless, but the Modi government’s laws can have people fined or jailed on mere accusations (even false ones) of insulting the nation or religion, and Hindu nationalists egged on by Modi’s party disrupt performances and threaten comedians. – BBCSource:

MediaWed, 01 Dec 2021 16:05

What’s The Right Length For A Podcast? That Depends …

Hosting platform Acast says that the average episode length of its 100 most popular podcasts is 38’10” — but it’s not that simple. Comedy shows average 55½ minutes, news/politics programs 28 minutes. Podcasts aimed at commuters run about 40 minutes, those for people doing chores about 20. – Inside RadioSource:

MediaWed, 01 Dec 2021 14:32

Media Consumers More Engaged By Audio Than Other Formats, Says Research

A study that used biometric feedback to measure immersion found that participants were more deeply engaged by content delivered via radio or podcasts than via TV or social media. (The research was commissioned, unsurprisingly, by a radio and podcast company, Audacy.) – Inside RadioSource:

WordsWed, 01 Dec 2021 14:05

Alice Sebold’s “Lucky” Pulled By Publisher And Film Version Canceled Following Anthony Broadwater’s Exoneration

The 1999 memoir, which launched Sebold’s career, recounts the rape and beating she suffered at age 18 and Broadwater’s subsequent trial and conviction for the crime. Scribner and Sebold will consider how to revise the book before re-releasing it. – ForbesSource:

IssuesWed, 01 Dec 2021 13:33

Israel Says It Has Found Archaeological Evidence Of Hanukkah Story

Excavations in the Lachish Forest, about 40 miles southwest of Jerusalem, have uncovered the remains of a Hellenistic fortress — a structure which the Israel Antiquities Authority says was destroyed by the Maccabees’ army during the rebellion commemorated by Hanukkah. (Other scholars aren’t so sure.) – Yahoo! (The Daily Beast)Source:

The WorldWed, 01 Dec 2021 13:32

Apply by Jan 15 for IU’s M.A. in Arts Administration

The O’Neill School’s M.A. in Arts Administration at Indiana University creates opportunities to learn from practitioners in the field and master innovative ways to support artists.Source:


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