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Visual ArtsTue, 04 Aug 2015 15:21
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Who Is Disrupting The Art World – A List

“We at artnet News put our heads together, polled some art-world veterans for suggestions, and assembled this admittedly subjective, non-comprehensive list of colleagues who have changed the shape of the American art world.”Source: Artnet

Visual ArtsTue, 04 Aug 2015 14:56
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Thinking About Buying A Gallery? Here’s What Can Go Wrong If You Don’t Ask The Right Questions

“I inherited a gallery manager who was extremely upset at everything. The invoice demands were flowing in – totalling at least half a million pounds – from a lot of irate people. I feel like a naive fool now.”Source: The Independent (UK)

Visual ArtsTue, 04 Aug 2015 07:42
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A Lot Of Art Galleries Lose Money – This Man Says He Can Fix That

“In a slim, Day-Glo orange book that caused a furor when it was published in Germany last year, … a 31-year-old German entrepreneur/professor/art adviser named Magnus Resch … argues that most galleries are undercapitalized and inefficient, and moreover, that with McKinsey-like business strategies … the entire art market could be turned into a profit-generating machine.”Source: Bloomberg

Visual ArtsTue, 04 Aug 2015 07:31
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How Performers Are Paid for Performance Art

The artists Gerard & Kelly “saw performer compensation ‘as a blind spot in how performance was entering [museum] collections’… They learned that the going rate museums paid performers in major 2010 exhibitions was about $20 an hour, which they found low and arbitrary. (This includes Marina Abramovic’s piece at the Museum of Modern Art, they […]Source: New York Times

Visual ArtsMon, 03 Aug 2015 19:09
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New Report On Abuse Of Migrant Labor Abuse At Abu Dhabi Museum Construction

Over the past year, Gulf Labor members travelled to Abu Dhabi and India to interview more than 50 workers. Although press reports often focus on living and working conditions on Saadiyat Island, the researchers found that “underpayment is far and away the primary concern” for the workers themselves.Source: The Art Newspaper

IssuesTue, 04 Aug 2015 17:58
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The Tourism Problem (It’s Killing Travel, Killing Experience, And Killing Places)

“In an age of unprecedented foreign travel, tourists get quite a bad rap, not least from tourists themselves. Of course, many high-minded people would scoff at the notion that they are tourists, beholden to the same vulgar taste as the travelling masses, even though, as we shall see, that hierarchy is not a very convincing […]Source: New Statesman

TheatreTue, 04 Aug 2015 17:46
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How To You Contextualize Theatre To The Audience It Wants To Serve?

“What quickly became apparent is that the local authority officers share our ambition to find ways of increasing the perceived “usefulness” of the arts and asking: if the regular audience to theatre comprises only 8% of the population, what might the other 92% be interested in?”Source: The Guardian (UK)

MusicTue, 04 Aug 2015 17:07
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Free “Happy Birthday!” (The Battle To Release An Iconic Song From Copyright)

A federal lawsuit filed by a group of independent artists is trying to change that, and lawyers in the case, in a filing last week, said they had found evidence in the yellowed pages of a nearly century-old songbook that proves the song’s copyright — first issued in 1935 — is no longer valid.Source: The New York Times

WordsTue, 04 Aug 2015 16:25
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Lament Of The Anti-Social Writer (Does This Mean I Can’t Have A Career?)

“There’s my avoidance of readings, my fake enthusiasm as I swindle my own students out of their Friday nights to go to a lecture I won’t attend, my gag-triggering physical loathing of bookstores, my requirement that reading materials appear on my nightstand by benevolent conjury, without any consumer effort from me. There’s my acute failure […]Source: The Atlantic

IssuesTue, 04 Aug 2015 15:05
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Taking Stock Of The Arts In Kansas City

The city has made big investments in its arts. But it’s a time of transition as prominent leaders move on and arts institutions try to figure out what next.Source: Kansas City Star

TheatreTue, 04 Aug 2015 14:43
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A First: Theatre Company Asks Taylor Swift For Song Rights Over Social Media And…

Five days before opening, all conventional efforts exhausted, the company resorted to trying to reach Swift on social media and in what may be a first, she granted the rights via Twitter just hours ago. While I suspect there are some contractual details to be worked out beyond “Permission granted,” presumably the tweet from Swift […]Source: Howard Sherman

MusicTue, 04 Aug 2015 13:54
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The 20,000 Vinyl LPs Trapped In Guantanamo

“There’s a live Bob Marley concert and Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, John Coltrane recordings and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, part of a collection that for years the DJs wouldn’t discuss for fear that the bosses would order them to destroy them or ship the collection off the island, like other radio stations in […]Source: Miami Herald

DanceTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:18
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The Zen Master Of Dance In New York

“Even in the depths of summer, when New York theaters close up shop and dance companies go on break or on tour, the ballet teacher Zvi Gotheiner keeps going to work, though he may not call it that. And dancers keep flocking to work with him.”Source: New York Times

MusicTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:10
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After A Year On The Job, Andris Nelsons Extends With Boston Symphony To (At Least) 2022

“On Monday, the orchestra announced it has extended its contract with Nelsons through the 2021-2022 season. The contract, which had previously run until 2019, also includes an evergreen provision allowing Nelsons and the orchestra to add additional years.”Source: Boston Globe

TheatreTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:08
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Do New York Theatergoers Really Dress Like Slobs? And Does It Matter?

Alexis Soloski: “Mostly I’m in favour of dressing down. It seems democratising to me. Less elitist. It makes theatre seem like the kind of thing anyone and everyone can go do, which is what I devoutly wish. (Well, that and cheaper, better wine at the concession stands.)”Source: The Guardian

MusicTue, 04 Aug 2015 07:55
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The Composer That Lyric Opera Of Chicago Found On YouTube

The company was looking to commission an adaptation of Ann Patchett’s novel Bel Canto. Jimmy López remembers getting a call about it from his friend, conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya: “November 18th, 2010, I was having lunch and I got a call from Miguel. He said, ‘You need to go home and upload your vocal music to […]Source: WFMT (Chicago)

MusicTue, 04 Aug 2015 07:20
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Orchestra That Just Fired Conductor Fires Executive Director, Too

The executive committee of the [San Luis Obispo Symphony’s] board of directors voted unanimously to terminate Feingold’s employment and he was let go Friday … Feingold’s departure comes less than three months after the ouster of former Music Director Michael Nowak, who had held that post for 31 years and was widely considered the public […]Source: The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Cal.)

MediaTue, 04 Aug 2015 07:07
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It’s Time To Start Liking Tom Cruise Movies Again

“Somewhere along the way Cruise went from being the biggest star on the planet to his own films’ worst enemy.” (We all remember the Oprah Couch-Jumping Incident.) “There was something about Tom Cruise’s … well, Tom Cruise-ness that felt like it needed to be brought down a peg.” But Bilge Ebiri, after watching all of […]Source: Vulture

WordsTue, 04 Aug 2015 06:59
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Last Story Is Finally Getting Published

“‘And as for that current dodge ‘No reference to any living character is intended’ – no use even trying that,’ Fitzgerald warns at the start of ‘Temperature,’ an 8,000-word piece dated July 1939 that is receiving its publishing debut in the current issue of the literary quarterly The Strand.Source: Yahoo! (AP)

PeopleTue, 04 Aug 2015 06:49
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A ‘Sneaky Feminist Honesty Bomb': The Observer Interviews Amy Schumer

On doing a press tour to promote her movie: “I don’t want to dress like a dickhead and talk about myself. A lot of it feels like I’m being punished for doing something that I’m proud of. Imagine all day having to talk about your writing. Wouldn’t you just run a warm bath and open […]Source: The Observer




 
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