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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Public Art in Erie by Artsjournal1

My work in the Pennsylvania city came in the middle of a long-term project of commissioning murals for the city. In October one was completed that impressed me so much I had to share it here…

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One Of The Secret Weapons In The Struggle Against Apartheid: Zulu Radio Dramas by Artsjournal1

The cliché is that the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s apartheid-era Radio Bantu churned out nothing but propaganda to bolster the government’s racial separation policies. That…

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A Deaf, Mixed-Race Dancer Finds Her Dream Role In ‘For Colored Girls …’ by Artsjournal1

Ntozake Shange didn’t write the role of the Lady in Purple in her “choreopoem” for a deaf performer, but she happily approved casting Alexandria Wailes in the current New York revival.…

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K-Pop, Bollywood, And Turkish Soap Operas: Why American Pop Culture No Longer Rules The World by Artsjournal1

“These are all cultural products set firmly in the realm of values. They are not concerned with which billionaire son inherits his father’s empire, but rather focus on ordinary people st…

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Meet The World’s Oldest Living Drag Queen by Artsjournal1

Even at age 89, Walter Cole dons a sequined gown and frizzy wig four nights a week to perform as Darcelle XV. And he does it at his own bar, which he opened with his first wife a few years a…

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West Virginia Public Library Removes Gay Storybook; Author And Publisher Hit Back by Artsjournal1

“Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack was pulled from West Virginia’s Upshur County public library earlier this week, according to local press reports, after a local church minister calle…

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What The Rise Of Tweets And Emojis Did Has (And Hasn’t) Done To Literature by Artsjournal1

“Not even 20 years ago we mostly read about things in lag, on thin slices of tree, whereas now we do — well, this, whatever this is. Yet instead of technology superannuating literature o…

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Conviction Of Picasso’s Former Electrician And Wife For Hoarding Stolen Art Confirmed by Artsjournal1

“Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec were first given two-year suspended terms in 2015 after being convicted of possession of stolen goods over the huge trove of works by Picasso, including nin…

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Alone Among Australia’s Big Arts Festivals, Adelaide Refuses To Engage With Country’s Past And Present by Artsjournal1

“Perth and Sydney have recognised [their responsibilities] by commissioning diverse local artists working in diverse forms. These festivals are engaging with their place in contemporary cu…

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The Met Museum’s New Director Is Moving It In A More Multi-Discipline, Multiethnic Direction by Artsjournal1

Says Max Hollein, “Art cannot solely be perceived in regard to its beauty and craftsmanship. You also have to evaluate it in light of its political messages. … If you have one of the gre…

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$80 Million: Chicago Storefront Theater’s Contribution To Local Economy by Artsjournal1

“What of the storefronts, those famous Chicago institutions where a full house can mean 80 people and where artists frequently toil for little or even no compensation? Can they claim a sig…

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Princess Who Saved Cambodian Classical Dance, Norodom Buppha Devi, Dead At 76 by Artsjournal1

The daughter of the late King Sihanouk. she began dancing at age 5; by age 16, she was a leader of the royal dance company and a mainstay of Cambodian cultural diplomacy. She fled the countr…

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After 19-Year-Ban, Opera Returns To Turkmenistan by Artsjournal1

The country’s first post-Soviet president, the autocratic and eccentric Sapurmurat Niyazov, banned opera in 2001 as “incompatible with Turkmen mentality.” His successor (and former den…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Thornton Wilder’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ Cycle Will Finally Be Performed Complete by Artsjournal1

The production presented this week at Suffolk University in Boston, is, according to Wilder’s estate, the first time all seven one-acts will be performed together in a single program.” …

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Macron’s Notre-Dame Reconstruction Czar Starts Ugly Fight With Chief Architect by Artsjournal1

General Jean-Louis Georgelin, a brusque army man appointed by President Macron to oversee the reconstruction of the fire-damaged cathedral, was speaking to the cultural affairs committee of …

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Melina Matsoukas’s Unflinching Eye by Artsjournal1

“Provocative subject matter isn’t foreign to [the director of Queen & Slim], who was raised in the Bronx by a Cuban mother and a Jewish Greek father, whom she describes as ‘freedom…

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Let’s All Just Stop Talking About Sergei Polunin For A While, Okay? by Artsjournal1

After all, argues Courtney Escoyne (reacting to news of a second Polunin documentary), it only encourages him. “I’m not sure that it matters what stance this documentary takes. It’s ye…

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Turns Out Barack Obama, On Top Of Everything Else, Is An Excellent Editor by Artsjournal1

Adam Frankel, a former member of Obama’s speechwriting team: “‘Something about this draft just doesn’t feel right.’ That, or something like it, is probably the most frequent feedba…

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The One Bookstore In Venice That Figured Out How To Handle Floods Couldn’t Handle This One by Artsjournal1

“Keeping a large collection of books in a canal city prone to flooding was always a dangerous idea, which is why Venice’s Libreria Acqua Alta (High Water Bookshop) had decided to store i…

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Director Of Venue Gets Death Threats After Resigning In Protest by Artsjournal1

Lorna Fulton, head of Middlesbrough Town Hall, declined to book comedian Roy Chubby Brown because she thought local audiences might find his act offensive and his 2015 performance sold poorl…

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Italy’s Art Police Bust Antiquities Trafficking Ring by Artsjournal1

“The Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, a branch of the Italian carabinieri responsible for combatting art and antiquities crimes, believe the suspects are members of an crim…

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Opera San Antonio Names New General Director And Its First-Ever Music Director by Artsjournal1

“E. Loren Meeker was announced Friday as the company’s general and artistic director, and Francesco Milioto will become music director. Meeker replaces both Adam Diegel, who departed as …

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George Soros Funds Program To Return African Art And Artifacts To Africa by Artsjournal1

“Last November, French President Emmanuel Macron commissioned a report recommending the repatriation of looted African cultural objects from France’s public collections, spurring a natio…

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World’s First Vagina Museum Is Now Open by Artsjournal1

“The [London] museum exists thanks to a public fundraising drive, with more than 1,000 people collectively donating almost £50,000. The director, Florence Schechter, says her motivation b…

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Propwatch: the jukebox in ‘Master Harold … and the boys’ by Artsjournal1

Dozens of records, stacked and ready for selection. Before the walkman, spotify and sodcasting, they let you decide your own mood music. Public yet personal, sweetly selfish – the jukebox …

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Recent Listening: The New David Friesen Trio CD by Artsjournal1

David Friesen Circle 3 Trio: Interaction (Origin)“From the Portland, Oregon, sinecure in which he thrives when he’s not touring the world, bassist Friesen has been performing at home and…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

This artist brings Native folklore to life with artwork you can touch by Artsjournal1

“With wall-sized scrolls of coloring-book panels, [RYAN! Feddersen] shares her modern take on traditional Native American Coyote stories. (Coyote is addicted to technology; Coyote gets cau…

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An outsider artist’s unblinking look at racial terror by Artsjournal1

“Much of [Mary Frances] Whitfield’s work depicts these stories from the days of slavery] — of picking cotton, singing songs, and other images of life for black Americans in days past. …

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Continuing Embrace of Equity: Bonfils-Stanton’s Journey by Artsjournal1

Eddy Torres: “I am honored to have this opportunity to interview Gary Steuer, president and CEO of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Gary is a respected colleague, a member of Grantmakers in…

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Arts in Society: A Case Study in Collaborative Cross-Sector Grantmaking by Artsjournal1

“As grantmakers, we often ask our applicants to amplify their impact through collaboration, but what happens when we turn this mandate on ourselves and join forces with other funders to ma…

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Open Society Foundations Launches Program To Advance Diverse Artistic Practices by Artsjournal1

“The Open Society Foundations announced recently the launch of its Culture and Art program, which ‘seeks to advance diverse artistic practices and strengthen locally-led cultural spaces …

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