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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Conductor Alan Gilbert On The New York Philharmonic And The Hamburg Elbphilharmonie by Artsjournal1

“The 2019-20 season will be Alan Gilbert’s first with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester in Hamburg. On paper, a German radio orchestra, with the system’s long tradition of advocacy for…

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London’s Philharmonia Orchestra Names Successor To Esa-Pekka Salonen by Artsjournal1

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, 33, begins his 10-weeks-a-year, five-year contract term at the start of the 2021-22 season. He is also chief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony (which is the officia…

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Hollywood Has Spent Lots Of Money Setting Up Production Facilities In Georgia. With Controversy Over Abortion Laws, Will The Studios Back Away? by Artsjournal1

“Georgia’s recent passage of a highly restrictive abortion law has turned its once cozy relationship with Tinsel Town into a fraught one, and put Hollywood’s liberal politics on a coll…

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PBS NewsHour Gets $1.7 Million Grant To Beef Up Arts Coverage by Artsjournal1

The gift from the Knight Foundation will be used to expand NewsHour‘s Canvas program online and over the air. – ARTnews

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Political Protest Becomes Conceptual Art: Kazakhstan Police Arrest Man For Silently Holding Up A Blank Poster by Artsjournal1

The “culprit” was Aslan Sagutdinov, a blogger in the city of Uralsk. In a video taken of his arrest, he said, “I want to show that the idiocy in our country has gotten so strong that t…

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Actor Geoffrey Rush Wins Largest Defamation Payout Ever Awarded In Australia by Artsjournal1

A federal court in Sydney ordered that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. must pay the Oscar winner A$1.98 million (US$1.36 million) compensation for economic loss on top of the A$850,000 (US$584…

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No One Can See Or Touch These Objects But Ordained Ethiopian Priests. The British Museum *Might* Take Them Out Of Storage And Loan Them To Ethiopia by Artsjournal1

The objects are called tabots, they’re plaques meant to respresent the Ark of the Covenant, and their presence is what makes an Ethiopian church a sacred space. The British Museum has 11 o…

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For The First Time, The Met Museum Will Put Sculpture In The Sculpture Niches In Its Façade by Artsjournal1

Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu is casting works to be displayed in the empty niches this fall, while Cree Canadian artist Kent Monkman is creating large-scale site-specific paintings f…

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Cabaret Star Baby Jane Dexter Dead At 72 by Artsjournal1

“[She] first gained acclaim in the 1970s, when she appeared in New York nightclubs as a bluesy singer with a powerful voice and presence. She dropped out of show business for a decade befo…

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Finale Of Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell Trilogy Has Official Publishing Date by Artsjournal1

Yes, that billboard in London was a piece of viral marketing. One day after it set social media atwitter (ahem), HarperCollins revealed that it will release The Mirror and the Light in March…

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Computer Wars by Artsjournal1

Rifftides reader Orsolya Bene writes, “Listening to jazz on the radio after finishing chores. “North Of The Sunset,” by Thelonious Monk was just playing. Now, it’s the Denny Zeitlin …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Before The Kremlin Could Stop It, Rap Spread All Over Russia by Artsjournal1

It was the Web, and especially V Kontakte (Russia’s Facebook), that made it possible, and, as always in such cases, the old fogeys in charge didn’t catch on until it was too late to stop…

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Theatre For Deaf Kids And (Especially) Their Hearing Parents by Artsjournal1

Director Paula Garfield, mother of two deaf children and deaf herself, created Horrible Histories: Dreadful Deaf “just as much for hearing parents as for their deaf children. It’s a chan…

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Choreographing A Dance About How Awful It Is To Be A Dancer by Artsjournal1

“With her latest work, Fame Notions, [choreographer Gillian Walsh] seeks to understand what she calls the ‘fundamentally pessimistic or alienating pursuit’ of being a dancer.” Walsh …

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Nôtre-Dame’s Walls Are So Unstable That A Strong Gale Could Knock Them Over: Study by Artsjournal1

“A mechanical engineer at the University of Versailles has modelled the engineering of the structure and shown that the walls of Nôtre-Dame could collapse under the pressure of wind speed…

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This Opera Company Went Out And Asked Folks What They Want From Opera by Artsjournal1

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis did some research to find out what could get new people in the door — and, just as importantly, what doesn’t work. – American Theatre

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Alabama Public Television Just Blocked Broadcast Of The Cartoon Wedding Of A Rat And An Aardvark by Artsjournal1

“When the children’s television show Arthur made headlines last week for an episode in which the beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn marries his male aardvark partner, Alabama viewers saw only a…

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‘Sex, Money And Idiots In Power’ — Why Restoration Comedy And Drama May Be Just The Entertainment For Our Times by Artsjournal1

“Ever worry about getting paid, getting laid or finding love? Does social anxiety prickle your palms? Do you despair of a world slipping its moorings? Restoration drama may speak to you.…

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China Has Blocked Access To Wikipedia In All Languages by Artsjournal1

The obvious explanation would be that the 20th anniversary of the Tienanmen Square massacre is upcoming (June 4). “When Wikipedia’s official account tweeted that the reasons for the tota…

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A ‘Movement Installation’ For Dancers With And Without Disabilities by Artsjournal1

“For an artwork that’s making strides around the world, On Display places remarkable value on motionlessness. ‘It’s a lot of stillness,’ creator-choreographer Heidi Latsky says of …

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Yes, Antonio Banderas Is Totally Playing Pedro Almodóvar In Their New Movie — And Yes, Says Banderas, It Was Weird by Artsjournal1

“It’s weird to play a character who lived, more weird if he’s still alive — because he’s producing more information every day — and extraordinarily rare that he is behind the cam…

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One Of The World’s Great Collections Of Soviet Avant-Garde Art, All Saved From Stalin, Is In Deepest Uzbekistan by Artsjournal1

And “deepest” doesn’t mean Tashkent, Samarkand, or the other Silk Road cities visited by tourists; this is in far-off Nukus, near the now-dead Aral Sea. Yet this distance from Soviet p…

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Author Binyavanga Wainaina, Leading Kenyan Gay Rights Activist, Dead At 48 by Artsjournal1

“One of the first high-profile Kenyans to openly declare he was gay, … he won the Caine Prize for African writing in 2002 and was best known around the world for his satirical essay ‘H…

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Everyone Thought Aretha Franklin Left No Will. Turns Out She May Have Left Three by Artsjournal1

“In a court filing on Monday, the personal representative of Ms. Franklin’s estate disclosed that three handwritten documents had been discovered just weeks ago at Ms. Franklin’s home …

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Man Booker International Prize, For First Time, Goes To Arabic Novel by Artsjournal1

“Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English, has won the Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies. Alharthi … shares the [£50,000…

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Did We Just Get A Sign That Hilary Mantel Has Finished Her Cromwell Trilogy? by Artsjournal1

“On Tuesday (21st May), Waterstones Piccadilly sparked excitement online when it tweeted out a prominent sign, said to be spotted in London’s Leicester Square, which appeared to hint at …

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Staff At Another New York City Arts Mecca Move To Unionize by Artsjournal1

Following in the footsteps of workers at MoMA and the New Museum, employees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have signed a formal petition to join United Auto Workers Local 2110. “Wh…

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Perilous orchestra life by Artsjournal1

Another subject that ought to be in the book I’ve imagined, one about the history of US orchestras from the 1980s to the present: structural deficits. – Greg Sandow

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Annette Benning Simply Will Not Tell You How She Gets To The Depths Of Her Characters by Artsjournal1

“She wished she could talk about it, she said in her barrel-aged voice. She likes to read actors’ interviews, scouring them for details of life and craft. … She wanted to be cooperativ…

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A Brief History Of The Laugh Track — The Shame Of Sitcoms? Or The Sine Qua Non? by Artsjournal1

“TV and film star David Niven griped in 1955 that ‘the laugh track is the greatest single affront to public intelligence I know of.’ … But consider for a moment the unheralded achiev…

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There’s A Whole New Crop Of South Asian-American Stand-Up Comedians Coming by Artsjournal1

“They’re finding strength in numbers that have swelled in the wake of new role models, mounting recurring group shows with names like Kutti Gang and Brown Privilege in New York, and Desi…

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