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Visual ArtsMon, 05 Dec 2016 18:02
Public Museums Are Teaming Up With Private Philanthropists Creating New Challenges For Museums

Individuals owning parts of art work and museums owning the rest. "It is one of a growing number of creative partnerships — forms of philanthropy that go beyond straightforward gifts and bequests — that are blurring the line between public and private art, providing new opportunities and new challenges for public institutions."Source:

Visual ArtsSun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15
Do These Photos Show A Glimpse Of Gauguin In Tahiti?

Maybe. "If these two photographs are actually of Paul Gauguin, then they tell us a great deal about his state of mind and his social entourage during the summer of that year."Source:

DanceMon, 05 Dec 2016 23:02
The Young Woman Who's A Tap Dancer Like No Other

"Michelle Dorrance is a new kind of tapper. Classically, tap is a matter of a cool, contained upper body suspended over a huge clatter down below—a contrast that is supposed to be witty and, in a great or even good tapper, is. (“My feet are producing twenty taps a second, in alternating rhythms? Gee, I […]Source:

MusicMon, 05 Dec 2016 21:02
Instagram Has Fast Become Musicians' Social Media Platform Of Choice

"Instagram has taken a series of small steps to turn its once photo-driven service into a creative haven where artists tease new music, reveal album artwork, announce tour dates, and offer intimate behind-the-scenes glimpses."Source:

IssuesMon, 05 Dec 2016 20:31
Ottawa's National Arts Centre To Invest Millions In Productions Elsewhere In Canada

The NAC Foundation has spent the past eight years raising capital for the fund, which now stands at more than $23-million. NAC president and CEO Peter Herrndorf said the fund is not meant to be a self-sustaining endowment. “We’ll invest $3-million a year for six or seven years, and if at the end of that […]Source:

MediaMon, 05 Dec 2016 20:03
An Ad-Free CBC Could Be A Major Cultural Opportunity For Canada

"Leaving aside, for the moment, the political realism of the request, the plan is a good one. In an increasingly scattered but ever more Internet-dependent and globalized media environment, the country needs a public producer, curator and distributor to craft a powerful Brand Canada across all platforms, offering not only news, public affairs and documentaries, […]Source:

IssuesMon, 05 Dec 2016 19:31
Warning: Changes In Tax Law, Government Funding, Could Be Existential Challenge For The Arts

"The sober fact is that the map depicting the location and service-area of the vast majority of cultural organizations looks a lot like the map of Clinton supporters. Museums, theaters, orchestras, dance companies, performing arts centers and music schools are concentrated in urban areas and the densest concentrations are in the most liberal cities: New […]Source:

MusicMon, 05 Dec 2016 19:02
Detroit Symphony Debuts Its Adult Community Orchestra

"Student training ensembles are de rigueur among American orchestras, but the Detroit Community Orchestra extends the idea to adults. Several other major orchestras have started musical training programs for avocational musicians, but the DSO model of an ongoing chamber orchestra appears unique. The musicians rehearse weekly at the Max, conducted by two former high school music directors who […]Source:

PeopleMon, 05 Dec 2016 18:30
A Knock At The Door And There's A "Very Lost" Garrison Keillor

"It turned out Keillor was scheduled to appear at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in less than 30 minutes. “Hotel and venue staff were searching for him, frantically,” Hallett wrote."Source:

IssuesMon, 05 Dec 2016 17:31
The Arts Are Going To Need More Volunteers In The Time Of Trump

"If we want the arts to save our world, we’ll have to make it happen with much less government, which means much more private-sector time and money. Which brings us back to the issue of volunteerism in the arts. Whereas volunteers used to be a good way to reduce costs and improve engagement, volunteers are […]Source:

TheatreMon, 05 Dec 2016 17:02
At What Level Of Theatre Should Diversity Be Worked On? It Starts From The Top

"I would argue that the key to diversity should be addressed at the very top: commercial theatre. It has a responsibility to showcase BAME performers in leading roles in order to show the merits of, and then to offer, diverse casting in mainstream productions."Source:

TheatreMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:31
Andrew Lloyd Webber Report Reports Diversity Crisis In Theatre

The report covers theatre across the board. It says “musical theatre has challenged the monoculture”, with successful productions such as Motown the Musical, “but the success of these shows has bred another problem. The failure of drama schools to take in enough BAME talent has led to a shortage of actors suitable for the roles […]Source:

TheatreMon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00
How Cheryl Strayed's Advice Book Became A Play At The Public

Even though Strayed hasn't written "Dear Sugar" for years, people still ask her questions - one in particular right now being focused on a certain president-elect. Strayed: "I don’t have a crystal ball. ... I think sometimes people ask questions not because they even believe there’s an answer but because they want to be heard."Source:

IdeasMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:30
TV Needs Its 'Weak' Women Characters

No, not the "unlikeable" ones like Cersei Lannister on "Game of Thrones," whose walk of shame partially redeems her, but the ones on dark comedies like "Fleabag" and "Transparent," wherein the characters offer "a way of challenging audiences to confront their own biases against historically less sanctioned forms of female behavior."Source:

PeopleMon, 05 Dec 2016 15:00
The Steps On The Journey Of A 'Minority' Actor (Bonus When One Step Means Being In Star Wars)

Riz Ahmed, one of the stars of "Rogue One," says he's reached a level he didn't even consider. "The action figure is like an extra level you didn’t know was there." But he still gets searched every time he flies - the last time he was searched twice, only to get on the plane and […]Source:

WordsMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:45
Erdogan's Terrible Crackdown On Turkish Journalists And Teachers Has Mostly Left Novelists Untouched

In Turkey since the failed coup, thousands of academics, teachers and journalists have been jailed, and pro-Kurdish books have been pulped. But "only three authors are behind bars, none of them for their books."Source:

IssuesMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:30
A Jewish Family, Still Battling A Spanish Museum Over Nazi-Looted Art

"In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives."Source:

PeopleMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:15
Sudha Khandwani, Who Died In November, Was A Tireless Advocate And Catalyst For Indian Dance In North America

Khandwani was a trailblazer who founded the Toronto-based Kalanidhi Festival for South Asian contemporary dance. "She was rabid about people coming to new things, for them to broaden the horizons of their artistry. She was a pioneer, a city builder, a cultural catalyst."Source:

MediaMon, 05 Dec 2016 14:00
Awards Season Heats Up: Los Angeles Critics Pick Moonlight As Best Pic

The results show that the battle might be between "La-La Land" (which won the New York Film Critics Circle award) and "Moonlight," though "Manchester By the Sea" was a runner up in many categories as well.Source:

IssuesMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:45
Oh, Do You Think Hollywood Is Different Now Than When Brando And Bertolucci Abused Maria Schneider?

Yeah, no, not really. "Everyone knows about the big cases: the conviction and exile of Roman Polanski, the (denied and unproven) accusation of Woody Allen. But there is also a vast unacknowledged history of normalised abuse - virtually every female star and many male stars have endured a casting-couch assault, although the MO has of […]Source:


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