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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Chineke!: Changing the record by Artsjournal1

“In its four years of existence, Chineke!, Europe’s first majority black and minority ethnic (BME) orchestra has transformed the attitude of the classical music business towards race, di…

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Looking back on the lesser-known histories of ‘Chicano Public Radio’ by Artsjournal1

“Too often, popular accounts of Spanish-language media focus on radio ratings within profit-driven radio markets and cities with large Latina/o populations, such as New York, Los Angeles, …

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Toolkit tackles ‘class crisis’ in arts sector by Artsjournal1

“Arts organisations should treat social class in the same way as identity markers protected by equality legislation in order to combat a ‘class crisis’ in the sector, a new guide argue…

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How to Solve Theatre Design’s Diversity Problem by Artsjournal1

“Backstage jobs are still predominantly filled by white men, but the picture is slowly changing thanks to artists’ activism.” – American Theatre

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Change Agents: Kaywin Feldman and Bryan Stevenson on Embracing Empathy and Confronting American Racism in Museums by Artsjournal1

Kaywin Feldman is the first woman to serve as director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson and his Equal Justice Initiative founded th…

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Back to Where They Once Belonged: Proponents of Repatriation of African Artworks Take Issue with the Past — and Present and Future by Artsjournal1

“Over the past few years, questions surrounding repatriation have evolved beyond whether it will happen to how — and by whom and in what way the fate of objects will be decided. … – …

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Why Do We See So Many Gay Male Characters On Broadway But So Few Lesbians? by Artsjournal1

Sure, there’s The Prom, and before that Fun Home, Indecent, and, going back, Rent and perhaps The Color Purple, but that’s been about it, writes Elisabeth Vincentelli. “Obviously, Broa…

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Museums In Britain Are Taking Out And Showing The LGBTQ-Themed Artworks And Objects They Used To Keep Hidden Away by Artsjournal1

“The [Victoria and Albert Museum LGBTQ] tour’s burgeoning popularity is part of a more general ‘queering’ of British museums that is gathering pace. Institutions across the UK are te…

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Same-Gender Couples Come To The Once-Rigidly Male-Female World Of Competitive Ballroom Dance by Artsjournal1

“Traditional ballroom dancing enacts a caricature of socially prescribed gender roles. The male partner is the leader; the female partner, the follower. The male partner’s movements are …

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How Could New York City Opera’s ‘Stonewall’ Have Screwed Up So Badly On Trans Issues? by Artsjournal1

Brin Solomon: “In casting a trans man to play a trans woman, the Stonewall creative team have botched things so spectacularly … It’s difficult to convey how bizarre this casting choice…

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The Stampede To Chase Streaming Video Subscribers Is Creating An Avalanche Of Content by Artsjournal1

As AT&T/Time Warner/HBO, NBC Universal, Disney, and Apple rush to compete with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime (who, of course, all compete with each other), streaming television has bec…

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Festival Tells Theatre Company To Recast Role With Disabled Actor, And Company Writes Out Character’s Disability Instead by Artsjournal1

When the Belgian company Studio Orka brought its devised-theatre piece Tuesday to the Manchester International Festival, MIF officials said that their policy is that disabled characters must…

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An Aging Jazz Legend’s Wife Started A GoFundMe Campaign, Claiming Severe Health And Financial Problems. His Old Friends Are Very Suspicious by Artsjournal1

Kenny Burrell, the 87-year-old guitarist, is still drawing a six-figure salary and health insurance from UCLA, where he has been tenured faculty for decades. But his wife launched a crowdfun…

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Ecolinguistics: The Ways That Language And Climate Connect by Artsjournal1

“It turns out that language has a much more powerful role to play in ecological survival than just describing [today’s] disturbing environmental outlook.” For example, the languages of…

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Police Abruptly Evict Artists From Beijing Studio Districts by Artsjournal1

“Scores of Beijing police, clad in riot gear and rain slickers, were seen yesterday marching artists out of the Luomahu, or Roma Lake, Art District ahead of its sudden demolition, purporte…

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Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar Named Nederlands Dans Theater’s Artistic Director by Artsjournal1

When Molnar took over the [Vancouver-based] company in 2009, it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Since then she’s brought in big-name contemporary choreographers and built up” Ballet BC…

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Conductor Who Transformed Sistine Chapel Choir Resigns As Financial Investigation Continues by Artsjournal1

“Msgr. Massimo Palombella” — who raised the (previously abysmal) standards of the papal ensemble, garnering it a major-label recording contract and international respect for the first …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

More Stars Say Hosting An Awards Show Just Isn’t Worth The Headaches by Artsjournal1

“According to insiders who spoke … on the condition of anonymity, there are plenty of reasons big-name celebrities are increasingly reluctant to join forces with awards shows. Some of th…

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The Christian Publishing Industry’s Biggest Scandal: The Boy Who Now Says He Didn’t Come Back From Heaven by Artsjournal1

In 2004, six-year-old Alex Malarkey’s skull and spine were separated in an automobile accident and he spent months in a coma. Six years later, his father (who was driving at the time) publ…

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The U.S. Has A Vibrant, Innovative Flamenco Scene — Why Is It Continually Underrated? (Especially When A Dancer Has A Non-Spanish Name) by Artsjournal1

Alice Blumenfeld, alumna of Flamenco Vivo and now director of the company ABREPASO: “Only as I started to branch out did I realize there are many people breaking boundaries in flamenco in …

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Tania Bruguera, Cuban Artist-Activist, To Launch Investigative Journalism Project by Artsjournal1

“At the Manchester International Festival, … Bruguera revealed plans to establish an investigative journalism initiative that will award prizes and grants and offer workshops for Cuban w…

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‘People Will Say We’re In Love’: How The Perky Operetta Duet Of The 1943 ‘Oklahoma!’ Became The Twangy Country Song Of The 2019 ‘Oklahoma! by Artsjournal1

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization was willing to let Daniel Fish, director of the revisionist revival now on Broadway, experiment with the way the story was told but forbid any change…

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How ‘Oklahoma!’ Created The Original Cast Album Genre by Artsjournal1

“Typically, show music was cut down and rearranged for a popular dance band. But [Decca president Jack] Kapp had no time for such niceties” — he was rushing to get a recording of the h…

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Ex-New York Dealer Charged With Smuggling $143M Worth Of Antiquities From South Asia by Artsjournal1

“A criminal complaint filed in Manhattan state court said the smuggling was orchestrated by Subhash Kapoor, a New York art gallery owner who was arrested in Germany in 2011 and later extra…

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Jewish Museums — What Are They For? Whom Should They Serve? And Who Should Or Shouldn’t Be Able To Run One? by Artsjournal1

“These questions are swirling around the future of the Jewish Museum Berlin, one of the city’s most popular visitor attractions, after the abrupt departure last month of its director, Pe…

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Violinist Aaron Rosand Dead At 92 by Artsjournal1

“Acclaimed for his performances of romantic repertoire and his sweet tone, Rosand recorded prolifically and appeared with all the major orchestras around the world, making a particularly b…

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What It Takes To Make And Show Queer-Themed Films In Homophobic Countries by Artsjournal1

From lying about your script to the people who live where you’re shooting to having bodyguards on set to sending your stars abroad when the film debuts to fighting off right-wing religious…

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Street Theatre Takes Off In The Slums Of São Paulo by Artsjournal1

“In Heliópolis, one of São Paulo’s largest favelas, the trial of a black youth agitates the community, which argues for his innocence. In a train heading to Jardim Romano, an audio bri…

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A New Generation Of Transgender Singers Making Their Mark In The Opera World by Artsjournal1

“Some … found new voices, either with the help of hormones or through retraining. Others kept the voices they had built their careers on — even if it meant continuing to perform in the…

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Grace and Mercy Come Together by Artsjournal1

Ronald K. Brown’s Grace and Mercy, performed by Ronald K. Brown/Evidence: A Dance Company at the 2019 SummerScape Festival at Bard College. – Deborah Jowitt

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Transcending Toxic Times with street poetry & music by Artsjournal1

My DownBeat article about the compulsively listenable Last Poets album Transcending Toxic Times includes a lot of quotes from bassist/composer Jamaaladeen Tacuma and poet Abiudon Oyewale. Bu…

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