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Visual ArtsSun, 18 Feb 2018 19:30

Picasso Painted 'The Crouching Beggar' Over A Landscape, But Whose?

Conservators had noticed different-colored paint peeking through cracks, but only recently have non-invasive X-rays allowed them to see what lies beneath. "'This is where technology allows us to get into the mind of the artist, so we can actually understand the creative process of Picasso and how he actually started producing this work of art,' […]Source:

Visual ArtsSun, 18 Feb 2018 12:30

Did You See The Eerily Realistic Grizzly Bear Helmet In The Olympics? Here's The Artist

Artist Kyle Langlois, who "has been doing custom airbrush art for 14 years, told me he got connected to Martineau in 2013. 'He wasn’t too specific or picky,' Langlois said,'he was hoping I could maybe put a leaf on it for him or something — something to make it Canadian.' Langlois, who painted the helmet […]Source:

MusicSun, 18 Feb 2018 21:30

Women In Opera Have Launched A Campaign To Make Things Better For Parents

It's got a catchy name: SWAP'ra - and it's for all working parents in opera, both onstage and off. "While still at an early stage, some of the organisation’s aims include providing grants towards childcare for mothers who are returning to work and setting up a creche for working parents."Source:

PeopleSun, 18 Feb 2018 21:00

Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian And Longtime Editor Of Ebony Magazine, Has Died At 89

Bennett Jr., whose best-known book was Before the Mayflower, "was both lyrical and outspoken in his writing, arguing that the history of black people in the United States had been ignored or told only through a white filter."Source:

BlogsSun, 18 Feb 2018 20:15

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 02.18.18

Norma Winstone’s Movie Music Norma Winstone, Descansado: Songs For Films (ECM) In an album striking for its quietness and its daring, British vocalist Norma Winstone and her augmented trio interpret music from motion pictures. The augmentation ... read more AJBlog: RiffTidesPublished 2018-02-16 Replay: Igor Stravinsky conducts his Firebird Suite Igor Stravinsky leads the NHK Symphony Orchestra in […]Source:

MusicSun, 18 Feb 2018 20:00

So Amazon Even Has Its Own Orchestra

And it all started when an oboe player started an interest group called #oboeyoudidnt.Source:

TheatreSun, 18 Feb 2018 19:00

Bringing James Baldwin Back To Paris

The adapter and director of Harlem Quartet worked on the script for three years, bringing her adaptation to Paris for only three nights before heading out on a tour of France - a tour that, she says, would not have been possible without Raoul Peck's 2016 movie I Am Not Your Negro.Source:

PeopleSun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30

The Cinematographer Of 'Mudbound' (And 'Black Panther') Makes Movie History [AUDIO]

Rachel Morrison, the director of photography for Dee Rees' Mudbound, is the first woman ever nominated for cinematography. That's embarrassing for a stupidly sexist Hollywood, but no slight to the great Morrison, who was also the first woman to shoot a comic book movie: She's been walking the walk for two decades. "Now I'm seeing […]Source:

TheatreSun, 18 Feb 2018 18:00

Bernadette Peters Re-Conquers Broadway In A Classic Role

Generations of Broadway legends have played the role of Dolly, and Peters is (more than) up for it now: "When I took on the role, though, I just — I started from scratch. I read the script, I read The Matchmaker — the play that Mike Stewart wrote [Hello, Dolly!] from — and I found […]Source:

WordsSun, 18 Feb 2018 17:30

Who Should Profit From A Prisoner's Book Deal?

Curtis Dawkins is serving a life term for a murder he committed. When Scribner offered him $150,000 for a book of short stories, he put the money in a savings account for his children - but now Michigan's prison system is suing him to pay for his imprisonment.Source:

MediaSun, 18 Feb 2018 17:00

Weinstein Company Fires Its President And COO 'For Cause'

The company won't say what the "cause" is against David Glasser, but "Glasser came under fire this week after the New York attorney general's office sued the studio, alleging civil rights violations."Source:

WordsSun, 18 Feb 2018 16:30

When Writer Hanif Kureishi Finally Starts Watching Binge-Worthy TV, He Just Can't Stop

The writer, screenwriter, and playwright says, "The television show is ideal for the exploration of character under pressure because of its duration. I recently watched all 86 episodes of The Sopranos, followed by all of Breaking Bad; then I did Gomorrah. I would happily have watched more."Source:

MusicSun, 18 Feb 2018 16:00

The Organs That Power Broadway

These two organs are being replaced, for good reason: "'It is soul-numbing to play that thing,' Mr. Wachner, the church’s hard-driving director of music and arts, said of the digital instrument in Trinity Church, on Lower Broadway. He also called the Schlicker pipe organ, long resident in St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity’s historic satellite a few […]Source:

IdeasSun, 18 Feb 2018 15:30

Malls Not Only Aren't Terrible, But They Saved The Suburbs From Themselves

Look, they were just better than sprawl. Truly. "The mall is for shopping. It sounds idiotic to say, or tautological at least. Of course the mall is for shopping. But more specifically, it gives shopping a specific place. The mall separated commerce into its own, private lair, and it did so just as commercialism was […]Source:

PeopleSun, 18 Feb 2018 15:00

André Harvey, Who Sculpted The Natural World, Has Died At 76

After working in other careers and getting inspired by sculptures he saw through a window in Paris, "Mr. Harvey became a masterly sculptor of intricately detailed, realistic bronze figures whose works were exhibited by Tiffany & Company in its Fifth Avenue flagship store, have been collected by museums, and were purchased by Henry Fonda, Jamie […]Source:

IdeasSun, 18 Feb 2018 14:30

Why Is U.S. Culture Still So Obsessed With Zombies?

Author Justina Ireland has a theory: "Every day is a new and terrible terror coming at you from the news, and it's just nonstop. ... I think people are feeling overwhelmed. And that's a great metaphor for a zombie invasion. Like, that is the iconic scene for a zombie invasion, a horde coming to overwhelm […]Source:

WordsSun, 18 Feb 2018 14:00

Children's Publishing May Be 80 Percent Female, But It's Having An Intense Me Too Moment

The accusations (anonymous at first) sparked an intense discussion as "at an awkward moment for the industry, which had gathered Monday at the American Library Association’s midwinter meeting in Denver to announce its most coveted awards for children and young adult literature." Agents, editors, and publishing houses dropped some of the most famous male authors […]Source:

MediaSun, 18 Feb 2018 13:30

Black Panther Didn't Just Have Special Spaceship And Set And Costume Design, But A Jewelry Designer As Well

Jewelry designer Douriean Fletcher met costume designer Ruth E. Carter by chance, twice - the second time when she was playing an extra and getting a costume fitting on the set of "Roots," designed by Carter. "'At first, I didn’t even recognize her,' Carter said recently. 'But when I did, I told her to take […]Source:

WordsSun, 18 Feb 2018 13:00

How 'Lolita' Provided One Teenaged Victim A Path Out Of Sexual Abuse And Molestation

"I wanted to read Lolita because I believed it would mitigate my sexual shame. The similarity between the novel’s plot and my day-to-day life had sent me on a Google search, where I read excerpts and watched trailers of both film adaptations, categorized under 'crime,' 'drama' and 'romance.' Until then it had never occurred to […]Source:

The WorldSat, 17 Feb 2018 23:57

Youth Arts Program Coordinator

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