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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nature Calls: Blenheim Palace Gives Thieves a Golden Opportunity to Steal Cattelan’s Toilet by Artsjournal1

Q: How do you invite thieves to steal a famous, expensive, publicly exhibited artwork? A: Publicly announce that no guards are protecting it. – Lee Rosenbaum

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Recent Listening: Dave Douglas & Friends + Mary Lou Williams by Artsjournal1

Dave Douglas is a trumpeter whose adherence to basic jazz values fully justifies the title of the new album he shares with pianist Uri Caine and drummer Andrew Cyrille in their unusual trio.…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Engaging Partners on Art Education for Students with Visual Impairment by Artsjournal1

Kate McLeod, Head of School and Teacher Services at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art: “One of the High’s overarching goals in the past few years is to grow and expand inclusive programming…

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Wangechi Mutu: A New Face for the Met by Artsjournal1

“Nourished by Kenyan culture, the transnational artist is filling the niches on the Fifth Avenue facade, for the first time in the Met’s history. It’s a step on the museum’s rocky ro…

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Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: ‘The secret to writing? Read everything – even if you hate it’ by Artsjournal1

“Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins speaks to Tom Wicker about mourning Toni Morrison, his love for London and how his play Appropriate – being staged at the Donmar – has b…

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A brief but spectacular take on giving incarcerated youth a voice by Artsjournal1

“Photographer Richard Ross has documented the U.S. juvenile justice system for the better part of a decade. In tonight’s ‘Brief But Spectacular’, Ross shares what it feels like to ho…

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With newly expanded campus, Kennedy Center aims to make art an experience for all by Artsjournal1

“[The Kennedy Center has] long struggled with a sense of isolation, a geographic and elite island apart from the surrounding city. To counter that, the center began its popular and free Mi…

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Who’s Fighting For Gender Equity In Classical Music? by Artsjournal1

“Making classical music a more equitable place demands a cultural change – and cultural changes don’t happen without conversation and action. Just in the past five or so years, there h…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Behind The Feud Between DC’s Mayor And Its Arts Commission by Artsjournal1

“The latest episode is tied to the fight for control of the commission, which will shift from the mayor’s office to an independent agency Oct. 1,” pursuant to legislation by the city c…

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Facing “Severe Cash Flow Issues”, Nevada Public Radio Lays Off All Staffers In Reno by Artsjournal1

The Las Vegas-based network, which operates a classical station in the city and a news station which is re-transmitted throughout the state, expanded into Reno (a market that already had two…

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Mardik Martin, Screenwriter For Martin Scorsese, Dead At 82 by Artsjournal1

An Armenian born in Iran and raised in Iraq, Martin came to New York to study and met Scorsese in the early 1960s. He worked on the director’s first feature (Who’s That Knocking at My Do…

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Dvořák Was Sure ‘Negro Melodies’ Would Be The Foundation Of American Classical Music. Why Did It Remain So White? by Artsjournal1

There was a point at which a number of African-American composers were writing serious, important work, writes Joseph Horowitz. “Racial prejudice, personal and institutional, obviously inh…

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Why Are Books Rectangular? This Is Why by Artsjournal1

“It turns out that there are a lot of forces converging to make this shape ideal, and to get the whole picture, we’ll have to look from three angles: the anatomy of a reader, the history…

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After 40 Years, ‘For Colored Girls’ Returns, As A Celebration And As A Weapon, To The Theatre Where It Was Born by Artsjournal1

Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf “has been part of the canon since it became a Broadway hit in 1976. Still, [the play] doesn’t ge…

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‘Unmanly Grief’ — Performing A Trans Hamlet by Artsjournal1

“Jenet Le Lacheur — a transfeminine Brit who earned recognition, before coming out, in the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — has … [recently starred] as Haml…

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Lyric Opera Of Chicago Names Music Director To Succeed Retiring Andrew Davis by Artsjournal1

Davis, now 77, will have been music director and principal conductor at Lyric for 21 years when he retires at the end of next season (2020-21) Succeeding him will be Italian conductor Enriqu…

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EU Bans Resale Of Ebooks by Artsjournal1

“In a move that will be welcome news to publishers and other rights holders, advocate general Maciej Szpunar has ruled sites such as Tom Kabinet that sell second-hand ebooks ‘unlawful un…

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Turkey Moves Ahead With Dam That Will Flood 10,000-Year-Old City by Artsjournal1

“The ancient city of Hasankeyf, which sits on the banks of the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey, is believed to be one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements.” Yet…

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New Jersey Becomes First US State To Offer Arts Education To All Students by Artsjournal1

“The state has reached the benchmark for ‘universal arts education access’, meaning each one of its public schools provides some type of school-based arts instruction during the school…

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Why Did American Classical Music “Stay White”? by Artsjournal1

Dvořák predicted that a ‘great and noble school’ of American classical music would arise from ‘Negro melodies.’ But the black musical motherlode migrated to popular genres; America…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

At Age 100, Henry Danton Is Still Teaching Ballet by Artsjournal1

“He’s just completed a residency at the Belhaven University Dance Department in Jackson, Mississippi, and teaches ballet around the state, where he resides in a small town outside Hattie…

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How Urban Dictionary Went From Treasure Trove To Cesspit by Artsjournal1

Aaron Peckham started the site back in 1999 at least partly as a joke, but it quickly became a genuinely valuable reference, with users constantly submitting and updating definitions for sla…

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How Conservators Keep Art Made With Day-Glo Pigments Glowing by Artsjournal1

A reporter visits Los Angeles County Museum of Art, conservator Kamila Korbela as she works on restoring Frank Stella’s enormous Bampur. The challenge: the hue that’s fading fastest is o…

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Is It Now A Strike And Not A Lockout? Baltimore Symphony Musicians Reject Both Contract Offer And Play-And-Talk Offer by Artsjournal1

Management had Meyerhoff Symphony Hall open and ready for rehearsal for this weekend’s scheduled season opening, but the musicians say they won’t play without a contract — and they’v…

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Do We Have No Choice But To Stan? How Fan Culture Is Swallowing Democracy by Artsjournal1

“We are witnessing a great convergence between politics and culture, citizenship and commerce, ideology and aesthetics. Civic participation has been converted seamlessly into consumer prac…

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Film Festivals Cost Their Host Cities A Lot — Are They Worth It? by Artsjournal1

From Cannes to Shanghai to Park City to Toronto, these events bring in visitors, create jobs, build a city’s brand, and nurture culture. On the other hand, they can drive up prices, strain…

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Conductor Anthony Parnther Knows The Effect Seeing A Black Conductor On The Podium Can Have by Artsjournal1

“I’ve seen it many times when I’m conducting, and I see young children of various colors sitting in the front three or four rows,” says the new music director of the San Bernardino S…

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American Is New Chief Conductor Of BBC National Orchestra Of Wales by Artsjournal1

Ryan Bancroft, a 29-year-old native of Long Beach who studied at CalArts, discovered classical music through a one-minute clip of Beethoven pre-loaded on his family’s first computer, and h…

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This Off-Broadway Play Was So Fraught, It Hired Post-Show Counselors For The Audience. Now It’s Headed To Broadway — Can Broadway Handle It? by Artsjournal1

Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play “often funny and pervasively unsettling, examines that lingering wound [of American slavery] through the frustrated sex lives, and taboo sexual fantasies, o…

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Is This The Last Botticelli Left In Private Hands? by Artsjournal1

This portrait of a 15th-century Greek-Italian poet-soldier has, for the past dozen years, been on loan to the Prado from the Spanish collector Doña Helena Cambó de Guardans, who hopes to g…

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Susan Kamil, Beloved Editor Of Famous Authors, Dead At 69 by Artsjournal1

Among the writers she worked with, first at Simon & Schuster and then at Random House, are Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ruth Reichl, Salman Rushdie, Lena Dunham, Gary Shteyngart, Allegra Goodman, T…

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