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Friday, April 3, 2020

Chiura Obata’s Career Was Interrupted By Internment During WWII. Now A Retrospective Of His Work Has Been Stilled By The Virus by Artsjournal

“Suddenly he was in a drab, dehumanizing place, first a stable in California, then the barracks of Topaz, Utah, where he spent most of his time in internment. It was bleak, hot, arid and d…

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How Podcasting Is Changing by Artsjournal

The podcasting business is changing at the speed of sound. There’s a pivot toward profit. And while that’s great in the short run for public podcasting, it also attracts new players and …

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Arts Freelancers Are At Particular Risk Right Now by Artsjournal

Everyone includes musicians, visual artists, designers, dancers and other freelancers who are part of Washington’s vibrant arts economy. They are musicians with no tour dates. Art handlers…

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SXSW Will Put Its Film Festival Online Streaming For Ten Days by Artsjournal

SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or w…

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Inside This Season’s Most Controversial Book – The Woody Allen Memoir by Artsjournal

I spoke to several industry professionals; almost all were reluctant to play Monday morning quarterback without the promise of anonymity—if you’re making a book deal in secret, perhaps i…

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Comic Books Industry Grinds To Halt For The First Time Ever by Artsjournal

Comics are largely sold through the direct market, moving from publisher to distributor to specialty comics retailers, as opposed to digital distribution or the newstands of yesteryear. But …

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How Dance Helps Me Think And Thinking Helps Me Dance by Artsjournal

For most of my career, dancing and academic research were two separate but equally weighted spheres. However, over the years, I have become more and more aware that many people viewed dance …

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Why AI Can’t Predict The Value Of Art by Artsjournal

To bring real value, any A.I. application needs loads of quality data—which is doubly problematic in our small and notoriously opaque industry (dealers l-o-v-e to hoard sales info). Withou…

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Bill Withers, 81 by Artsjournal

Withers broke out nationally with “Ain’t No Sunshine,” which he also wrote and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Fueled by a melancholic groove and soulful vocal, it won …

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Simon Woods Chosen As League Of American Orchestras Next Leader by Artsjournal

Mr. Woods’s previous position ended just as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season was about to begin last year. After building a reputation for innovation during his run as president of …

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

How LACMA’s New Building Became A Referendum On Museums by Artsjournal

How did this building, initially embraced as promising, if not visionary, come to ignite a scorched-earth debate in its final stages? The story of LACMA’s campus reconstruction—and the c…

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This Is A Transition From One Era To Another by Artsjournal

The era of peak globalisation is over. An economic system that relied on worldwide production and long supply chains is morphing into one that will be less interconnected. A way of life driv…

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How To Maintain (Or Renew) Your Relationship With Shakespeare: Read Him by Artsjournal

It’s certainly true that people have been reading Shakespeare’s plays for almost as long as they have been watching them. Within two or three years of his first, collaborative efforts on…

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Bookstores Had Staged Something Of A Comeback. And Now This by Artsjournal

In a 2016 study, the median small business had enough cash to last just 27 days, while a 2018 survey found that 21 percent would fail after a month without cash flow. Bookstores run on even …

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There’s Going To Still Be Theatre. But What Will It Be? by Artsjournal

Said Chay Yew, “We’ve always complained about how the American theatre doesn’t work. I for one find the blank slate exciting. We either repeat what we did before or we don’t. The str…

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Can Looking At Art Online Beat The In-Person Experience? by Artsjournal

“It’s definitely less trouble. You can stroll around the masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, while seated at home in front of your laptop. Naturally, it’s far less crowded that…

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COVID Response: Panic Buying Of Pianos? by Artsjournal

“Many see the period of isolation as an opportunity to pursue passions that might have otherwise lain dormant. Music-learning apps and sheet music sites like nKoda have boomed, and, contra…

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Canada Council Launches Emergency Funding Plan by Artsjournal

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced $60M in advance funding to arts organizations that have approved funding from the 2019/20 season. This amounts to the equivalent to 35% of the a…

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Chicago Dance Companies On The Edge by Artsjournal

Put simply, the state’s dance scene has taken a body blow. Indeed, industry leaders fear that some companies won’t recover from this crisis at all and others could come back in a weakene…

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Brown Paper Tickets Systems Overwhelmed, Artists And Venues Can’t Get Their Money by Artsjournal

“The 20-year-old BPT, which has grown from a local company to an international ticket broker, handles tens of thousands of events around the world each month. But in the past few weeks, a…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Soooo… We Were Trying To Cut Down Our Screen Time Before This Happened. How’s It Going? by Artsjournal

Covered in screens these past few weeks, I have noticed some positive changes. I FaceTime my friends so much that I know them better than I did before. I decided to learn what TikTok was, an…

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Study Dance Online? Not So Fast… by Artsjournal

“The internet may be exploding with resources for virtual classes, from top dancers teaching barre to free warm-ups courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Foundation, but in academia, teachers f…

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Major Development In A Landmark Decision About Artists Rights by Artsjournal

“At issue is the aspect of copyright law that allows authors to terminate copyright grants to publishers. The putative class action was brought by John Waite and Joe Ely, musicians who all…

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Chinese Movie Fans Turned To Piracy Sites As Theatres Shut by Artsjournal

China’s 70,000 theaters shut down in January amid coronavirus concerns during the weekend of the Chinese New Year, which is typically the country’s busiest moviegoing time. Piracy data c…

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Not That It Matters Much At The Moment, But Here Is The List Of 2019’s Most Popular Museums by Artsjournal

And shows, where a Dreamworks show took honors. Repeating this year as most-trafficked museum is the Louvre in Paris, which welcomed 9.6 million visitors, easily beating No. 2, the National …

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The Culture We’re Losing Beyond The Non-Profits by Artsjournal

Los Angeles is full of odd and quirky cultural enterprises, many of them precarious in the best of times. Mandatory closures that may extend for weeks, if not months, might end up converting…

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Will LACMA’s New Building Free It Or Destroy It? by Artsjournal

The debate here echoes similar ones going on throughout the art world. What is the purpose of the encyclopaedic museum: to present a rational version of the world in discrete categories, as …

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Classical Music Is Thriving As We Quarantine Ourselves by Artsjournal

Locked out of the concert hall because of global coronavirus concerns, endangered in physical and financial terms, classical music is fighting to survive and finding more paths than ever to …

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The Music Schools That Were Quite Prepared For Distance Learning by Artsjournal

Unlike so many other institutions, the major music schools of America were uniquely prepared to make the transition to online instruction. The fact is, they’ve been preparing for it for ye…

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Inside The War Room: NY Arts Orgs Deal With Catastrophe by Artsjournal

As the covid-19 disease has escalated, turning New York into a crisis epicenter, the resolve of a multibillion-dollar arts community has intensified to try to temper panic and pool advice. A…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Is COVID A Wakeup Call? by Artsjournal

We do not yet know what effect the current pandemic will have on worldwide demographics. But it is actually slightly more likely to increase future populations than decrease them. If the act…

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