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Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:41
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Scientists Print A Monet With A Nanoprinter

“Regular printing—the kind your home office inkjet is capable of—uses dots of pigments to create the spectrum of colors you see on a page. The type of printing the Singapore team is investigating instead uses microscopic pillars topped with aluminum nanodisks that resonate at visible light frequencies. The process is able to produce more than […]Source: Wired

Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:27
More Art Found In Cornelius Gurlitt’s House

“The task force investigating the art trove has declined to say how many new works were discovered. Gurlitt, who inherited the priceless collection from his father Hildebrand, an art dealer who traded in works confiscated by the Nazis, died in May. In his will, he left the art haul – more than 1,200 pieces including […]Source: BBC

Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:24
Prado Museum: Just To Clarify – We’ve Know For A Long Time About Our Missing Art Works

“The only new element presented in the audit undertaken by the Tribunal de Cuentas in 2012 is the that fact 41 works have been located, the whereabouts of which had been unknown since 1978 when the first report by the Fiscalía General de Reino was published on the situation of works from the collection of […]Source: Prado Mueum

Visual ArtsFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:01
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Artists, Officials, Celebrities Unite To Ask Venice To Ban Cruise Mega-Ships

“More than 50 leading figures from the worlds of art, film, fashion and architecture have signed a petition calling for a ban on giant cruise ships sailing through Venice. Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Michael Caine and Rob Lowe are among the signatories urging the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the Italian Minister of Culture […]Source: The Art Newspaper

IssuesFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:35
Salzburg Festival Opens With Increased Audience And A Difficult Financial Future

“The number of performances rose and so did the number of visitors — Alexander Pereira insisted this was necessary to renew a festival that was becoming “increasingly inconspicuous”. Behind the scenes however, there was increased grumbling among artists and staff about the crowded programme, which looks to be reduced once Pereira is gone.”Source: Yahoo! (AP)

TheatreFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:21
Protesting Performers Have Been Interrupting French Festival This Summer

“Throughout the three weeks of the festival there have been almost daily demonstrations. Several shows have been stopped or disrupted, though the worst nightmare of the organisers – total cancellation of the entire event, as happened in 2003 – has happily been avoided.”Source: BBC

MusicFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:05
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It’s Not Just “Mikado” – Opera’s Full Of Racial Stereotyping, And We Should Deal With That

Aida, Otello, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and on and on. Gwynn Guilford lays out what she sees as the problem and how she thinks opera companies in 21st-century America might address it.Source: The Atlantic

WordsFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00
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NYC Mayor Fires Eight Board Members Of Queens Library System

“The board members were removed after they voted in April against firing Thomas W. Galante, director of the Queens library system, who has been under investigation for using money earmarked for library improvements for renovations to his personal office and for steering contracts for the work to a friend.”Source: The New York Times

WordsFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:59
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How On Earth Does One Illustrate “Finnegans Wake”?

“The book is sui generis, a circle in a spiral, a linguistic Escher drawing … So when John Vernon Lord was asked to illustrated the book for the Folio Society it is no surprise that he found the experience ‘bewildering’.” But he seems to have pulled it off.Source: Publishing Perspectives

MusicFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:58
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How Do Conductors Keep Working Into Ripe Old Age? Three Of Them Tell Us

Source: The Spectator (UK)

IssuesFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:57
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Head Of Big New Arts Center In Beverly Hills Out After First Season

“The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, which only recently completed its inaugural season, confirmed Thursday that Executive Director Lou Moore has left the fledgling arts organization. Moore, who spent more than a decade raising money to construct the new center and then led its 2013 opening and first season, left […]Source: Los Angeles Times

MediaFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:56
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Andy Serkis, Star Of A Movie Medium That’s Anti-Star By Its Very Nature

“Serkis, whose resume includes playing some of the least likely critical favorites of all time – Gollum, King Kong, and Godzilla – seems like an ideal spokesman for motion-capture if it wants high-brow cred. … [Yet] the singular focus on him in some ways clashes with the collaborative, chameleonic spirit of motion-capture, a field that […]Source: The Atlantic

DanceFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:55
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Angel Corella: “I Have A Lot Of Plans” For Pennsylvania Ballet

They include “closely coaching the dancers, touring more, giving outdoor public performances, organizing outreach programs with schools, and bringing in new choreographers. He listed Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Justin Peck, and Liam Scarlett as possibilities. He also wants to reassure his dancers and artistic staff.”Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

DanceFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:54
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David Hallberg On Becoming A Celebrity Dancer

“Ballet needs figures that people can recognize and relate to. People don’t know ballet dancers as well as they know other artists.”Source: New York Observer

DanceFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:53
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Natalia Osipova Will Have No Truck With The Ballet Diva Mystique, Thank You

“I am not interested in sporting diamond tiaras on stage, or having my point shoes cooked and eaten by my fans. Ballet has evolved and the ballerina figure with it. … There is simply no reason, nor time, to perpetuate century-old clichés, such as the remote, semi-divine figure of the 19th-century ballet star.”Source: The Spectator (UK)

IssuesFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:52
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Seems The Hindu Gods Have Been Working Out

“In new comics, paintings and popular books, depictions of Vishnu, Rama and other greats in the Hindu pantheon are being reimagined to give the deities broad shoulders, six-pack abs, flashy get-ups and smoldering good looks.”Source: The Wall Street Journal

IdeasFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:50
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Where Hearing Voices Can Be A Good Thing (Other Places’ Schizophrenia Is Not Like American Schizophrenia)

“A new study suggests that schizophrenic people in more collectivist societies sometimes think their auditory hallucinations are helpful.”Source: The Atlantic

IdeasFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:49
The World Around Us Shapes the Delusions Inside Us

“The current view of delusions is that they are the result of biology gone awry, of neurons in the brain misfiring, but [Joel and Ian Gold] argue that delusions are in fact the result of the interaction between the brain and the social world.” (audio)Source: WNYC (New York City)

PeopleFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:48
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John Malkovich Gets Very Rude About The Sydney Opera House

“I mean, I don’t know, I have only played in about 200 opera houses, and it certainly has acoustics that would do an aeroplane hangar a disservice. For a catholicity of reasons, it’s not the wisest place to put on anything … with the possible exception of maybe a circus.”Source: The Guardian (UK)

WordsFri, 25 Jul 2014 07:47
giovannis room
Has Philly’s Historic Gay Bookstore Been Saved?

“Owner and cofounder Ed Hermance told PW that he is in the midst of working out an agreement with the same potential buyer that he had alluded to in an e-mail blast to customers two months ago, a local LGBT organization.”Source: Publishers Weekly


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