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Visual ArtsFri, 19 Jan 2018 16:31

Saltz: Border Wall Prototypes Are Minimalist Art

Jerry Saltz: "As with much minimalism, these prototypes are hard-edged geometry and impervious materials brought into the American landscape of the West and arranged to impose order, inspire awe, and try to manage and align mystic political forces — and to make something that while instantly obsolete, like some useless Stalin Gulag project, meant to […]Source:

Visual ArtsFri, 19 Jan 2018 16:03

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Bulldozed In Montana

"The owner of a historic Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Montana razed the structure last week, immediately after last-minute negotiations with preservationists attempting to buy it fell through. Designed in 1958 - one year before Wright's death - as a medical clinic, the 5,000-square-foot building is the first Wright-designed one to be demolished in […]Source:

Visual ArtsFri, 19 Jan 2018 12:29

V&A Museum's Scottish Satellite Gets September Opening Date

"The £80m [Victoria and Albert] Museum Of Design Dundee on the banks of the Tay, housed in a dazzling building inspired by cliffs on the east coast of Scotland, is to open [on 15] September. Details were announced on Thursday for what will be the V&A's first outpost outside London, and Scotland's first design museum."Source:

WordsFri, 19 Jan 2018 15:35

Elena Ferrante Is Becoming A Newspaper Columnist (In English!)

"Now, in her weekly column for the Guardian's Weekend magazine, Ferrante will share her thoughts on a wide range of topics, including childhood, ageing, gender and, in her debut article, first love. ... The column will be translated by Ferrante's regular collaborator Ann Goldstein."Source:

DanceFri, 19 Jan 2018 15:04

What A Generation Of Broadway Choreographers Learned Dancing In 'Fosse'

Andy Blankenbuehler, Sergio Trujillo, Josh Rhodes, and Christopher Gattelli all performed in the 1999 show assembled from the late Bob Fosse's choreography. "[They] didn't appropriate the distinctive Fosse style. But it's more than happenstance that the show produced this bumper crop of choreographers. Ask them why, and they make the school analogy."Source:

MusicFri, 19 Jan 2018 14:33

Piece Of 'Turandot' Set Falls On Chorus; Two Hospitalized

"A piece of scenography fell during a performance of Turandot [at the Teatro Regio] in Turin last night, hitting two chorus members who were rushed to hospital. The incident occurred at the end of the second act as the curtain closed and a loud crash was heard in the auditorium."Source:

IssuesFri, 19 Jan 2018 14:17

England's Historic Cathedrals At 'Severe Financial Risk'

"Cathedrals, which attract more than 10 million visitors a year, face spiralling costs of running, repairing and maintaining their buildings." An investigation launched by the Church of England's two archbishops found a "confusion of governance and management [that] has increased both operational and financial risks."Source:

MediaFri, 19 Jan 2018 14:02

Pacifica Radio Seeks Emergency Loan To Avoid Collapse

"[The Pacifica Foundation] is at risk of asset seizure following a judgment in October that ordered the network to pay $1.8 million in back rent plus interest to the Empire State Realty Trust. The rent is for the transmitter of WBAI, Pacifica's New York City station. ... Pacifica's total debt is roughly $8 million, including […]Source:

MusicFri, 19 Jan 2018 13:46

Can A Gay French Countertenor Help Fix Classical Music's Diversity Problem?

A reporter visits Philippe Jaroussky's music academy in the banlieues of Paris, where children from working-class and immigrant families get free music instruction.Source:

PeopleFri, 19 Jan 2018 13:31

John Barton, Co-Founder Of Royal Shakespeare Company, Dead At 89

"As a playwright, with two ten-play dramatic cycles inspired by classical Greek drama to his credit, he enlarged the ambition and dimensions of theatre ... Through his work as a director, and above all as a teacher, [he] changed the way we play and hear Shakespeare. His editing and literary carpentering restored neglected Shakespeare plays […]Source:

PeopleFri, 19 Jan 2018 13:15

Hugh Wilson, 74, Created 'WKRP In Cincinnati' And Directed 'Police Academy' And 'The First Wives' Club'

Mr. Wilson worked his way into comedy writing after starting out in advertising, and in 1978 he graduated from writer to creator when WKRP made its debut. ... [He] introduced a different brand of misfits in Police Academy, his first feature-film directing assignment, for which he was also one of the screenwriters."Source:

IssuesFri, 19 Jan 2018 13:00

London's Southbank Centre Is Losing Its Artistic Director

"Jude Kelly, one of the UK's longest-serving and highest-profile arts leaders, is stepping down from the Southbank Centre after 12 years. ... Kelly said she wanted to concentrate on the WOW - Women of the World festival she founded eight years ago, seeing its future as 'a global movement'."Source:

MediaFri, 19 Jan 2018 12:44

Can A 'Daily Show'-Style TV Series Help Strengthen Democracy In Nigeria?

Reporter Adrian Chen travels to Lagos to watch the development and debut of The Other News. a show which (so an American consultant working on it hoped), "by satirizing a kind of journalism that doesn't really exist in Nigeria, ... could actually help bring it about."Source:

BlogsFri, 19 Jan 2018 05:49

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Ken Burns, Collector, Gets An Exhibition There’s nothing like a celebrity, even a person behind the camera instead of in front of it, to attract attention – sometimes even deservedly so. I think that is the case for an exhibition opening Friday, ... read more >AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2018-01-18 Women in jazz journalism on gender […]Source:

WordsThu, 18 Jan 2018 23:02

Prestigious Publisher Of Poetry Puts Poetry Publishing On "Hiatus"

“Poetry is changing, and the way people read is changing,” Alana Wilcox, editorial director of Coach House, told the Star. “We live in a Twitter world now — what does that mean for poetry?” Coach House still has six poetry titles planned for publication this year and another six for 2019.Source:

MusicThu, 18 Jan 2018 22:31

Minnesota Orchestra To Be First Major American Orchestra To Go To South Africa

The orchestra will perform five concerts in the course of an 11-day tour (Aug. 8-19) with its music director, Osmo Vanksa, that also includes master classes and other community activities.Source:

PeopleThu, 18 Jan 2018 21:31

What If Diversity Doesn't Make Us Better?

"There’s a growing body of evidence that even if diversity— the kind that results from immigration — once made America stronger, it may not be doing so anymore. Robert Putnam, a liberal sociologist at Harvard, found that increased diversity corrodes civil society by eroding shared values, customs and institutions. People tend to “hunker down” and […]Source:

IssuesThu, 18 Jan 2018 20:29

Claim: New UK Educational Policy Will Divide Society

At a time when creativity, teamwork, adaptability, critical thinking, communication and innovation have been recognised by educators, employers and government as fundamental building blocks for success in society and the workplace in the 21st century, England’s education policy is poised to permit only the brightest and wealthiest to access the creative subjects that will enable them […]Source:

IssuesThu, 18 Jan 2018 20:01

Compulsory English Baccalaureate In UK Will Exclude 133,000 Students From The Arts

"The move towards a compulsory EBacc is likely to deepen the divide in the take-up of arts subjects between more affluent and higher achieving students and those facing more disadvantages. The Cambridge figures also reveal that drama, music, fine art and dance GCSEs are all taken up by fewer pupils from deprived areas and fewer […]Source:

WordsThu, 18 Jan 2018 19:31

You're A Writer? Really?

Writers are so often responding to questions that haven’t explicitly been asked, which perhaps is why our work is so difficult to measure and reward. The system in which we must live says to us, “What are you even for?”Source:




 
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