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Friday, March 22, 2019

Wanda De Guébriant, World’s Leading Expert On Matisse, Dead At 69 by Artsjournal1

“The daughter of a diplomat, born in Copenhagen in 1949 and raised in Buenos Aires, de Guébriant was introduced in 1975 to the artist’s daughter and archivist, Marguerite Duthuit, and b…

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Batsheva Dance Company And Ohad Naharin At The Turning Point by Artsjournal1

“Last September, after nearly 30 years as the company’s artistic director, [Naharin] handed the reins to Gili Navot, a former dancer with the company, while he assumed the position of ho…

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Theatre Without Actors? It Can, And Does, Happen by Artsjournal1

Peter Brook posited that any empty space in which one actor walks as someone else watched could be a theatre. The next year, Samuel Beckett wrote a play with no actors. And onward the idea h…

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Chaucer Was A Remainer — A Poet Of Europe, Not Just England by Artsjournal1

“Chaucer was able to transform English poetry the way he did precisely because of his internationalism, not his nationalism. Like all educated men of his day, he was multilingual. He devou…

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Mayor Of London Releases Seven-Point ‘Cultural Infrastructure Plan’ by Artsjournal1

“The Cultural Infrastructure Plan sets out … why it’s important to support the capital’s venues and studios; how they are at risk; what can be done to protect them; and what resource…

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‘The Joe Rogan Experience ‘, The Bizarro ‘Fresh Air’ Of The Intellectual Dark Web by Artsjournal1

Justin Peters: “Listening to the show is sort of like crashing an intense, intimate dinner party in which the only courses are whiskey and weed. … The Joe Rogan Experience has become one…

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Google Doodle For Bach’s Birthday Uses AI To (Try To) Compose Bach-Like Chorales by Artsjournal1

The little Bach-bot “promises to take any two-bar melody you type in and turn it into a Bach, or Bachlike, chorale in four parts, played by charming little music-box figures of bewigged 18…

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Pueblo Indian Dance, And Why White Women Tried To Ban It by Artsjournal1

“In the early 1920s, a secret file scandalized white women reformers in the United States. It was known as the Secret Dance File, its contents too shocking (and titillating) to print or ev…

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The Hague To Get Another International Court, This One For Art Disputes by Artsjournal1

“The first tribunal devoted exclusively to art disputes, the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), will open for business 1 April in the Hague. … Instead of judges unfamiliar with evaluat…

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Lupita Nyong’o Can Only Do So Much Acting At A Time by Artsjournal1

“I’m not creative all the time, I’m just not. Each role depletes me in some way, and I know that I do my best work when I’ve had time to remain fallow.” – The New York Times

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Fistfight At The Opera: Lawyer Punches Designer In Dispute Over Seats At Covent Garden by Artsjournal1

“Matthew Feargrieve, 42, was accused at Westminster Magistrates Court of repeatedly punching Ulrich Engler on the shoulder in the performance of Wagner’s Siegfried at the world-famous [R…

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Conductor Thomas Wilkins Works To Get Composers Of Color Into Boston Symphony’s Repertoire (And Into The Canon) by Artsjournal1

Wilkins, the BSO’s conductor for young people’s and family concerts, makes his subscription-season debut this weekend with a program of music by Florence Price, Adolphus Hailstork, Rober…

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Tate Galleries Will Accept No More Donations From Sacklers by Artsjournal1

Just a couple of days after the National Portrait Gallery in London announced that it was turning down £1 million from the family whose company makes OxyContin, the Tate announced that, whi…

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Actor Playing Lead In ‘The Color Purple’ Fired For Old Anti-Gay Facebook Post by Artsjournal1

Oluwaseyi Omooba, who had been cast as Celie, a queer character, in the revival by the Curve Theatre in Leicester and the Birmingham Hippodrome in England, wrote on the social media site fiv…

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Finally, An Online Space Where Black Artists In UK Can Find Each Other by Artsjournal1

“Make Online has been created by [Talawa] Theatre Company for artists across the UK, and is described as an online community that will give black British artists ‘ownership and agency of…

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In A Country With Few Public Libraries, Ordinary Citizens Create Their Own by Artsjournal1

There’s the tuk-tuk bookmobile toodling around Jakarta schools. “There is the Perahu Pustaka, a library boat that sails around West Sulawesi. There are libraries on the back of vegetable…

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‘King Lear’ with Glenda Jackson and everything else that’s happening now by Artsjournal1

Great Shakespeare plays take the color of their surroundings – if the production is doing its job – and Broadway’ new King Lear is accomplishing that. But how could any alert, modern L…

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Gaillard With Parker, Gillespie, Marmarosa, et al by Artsjournal1

A Rifftides reader recently confessed to never having heard Slim Gaillard’s “Poppity Pop,”a 1945 recording with Charlie Parker as a sideman. The record might be dismissed as a period p…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

How This Dancer With Cerebral Palsy Stays Performance-Ready by Artsjournal1

As a dancer with hemiplegia cerebral palsy, Jerron Herman has never been far from the physical therapy room — or an occupational therapist or some kind of medical interventionist. ‘I’m…

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When Gustav Mahler Rode The New York Subways by Artsjournal1

Oh yes, he traveled by subway during his years (1908-11) as director of the New York Philharmonic. (He’d have taken one of the BMT lines to conduct at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the…

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She Wasn’t Just A Pioneering Silent Film Director, She Was An Auteur — And Her Material Would Be Considered Sensitive Even Today by Artsjournal1

Caryn James: “A nude scene! Abortion; birth control; prostitution! In the silent-movie era, Lois Weber’s films were shockingly ahead of their time – and also immensely popular. She wro…

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Ali Stroker Talks About Doing Broadway Musicals In A Wheelchair by Artsjournal1

In the 2015 Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening, Stroker became the first wheelchair-user Broadway actor, and she’s now playing Ado Annie (the girl who can’t say “no”) in the revis…

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Instead Of Trashing Or Replacing Its Old-Style, Stereotyped Colonists-Meet-Indians Diorama, This Museum Is Interrogating It by Artsjournal1

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a 1939 diorama purporting to show a diplomatic meeting between governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Amsterdam (today’s Manhattan) and som…

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It’s Official: André Aciman’s Sequel To ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Will Hit Shelves This Fall by Artsjournal1

Says a statement from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, “In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted c…

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Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Can Be, In A Way, Utopian by Artsjournal1

“The apocalypse can facilitate a different kind of social world,” says scholar Caroline Edwards. “That might seem horrifying to the protagonists, but the writer is posing a serious que…

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Louisville Orchestra And Teddy Abrams Renew Contract For Five Years by Artsjournal1

“The youthful musical director of the Louisville Orchestra, who has built a national reputation as a creative and innovative force on the music scene, has signed an ‘unprecedented’ fiv…

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James Dapogny, Who Brought Musicology Skills To Early Jazz, Dead At 79 by Artsjournal1

In addition to performing as a solo pianist and bandleader, “he applied his vast knowledge of music to transcribing early jazz works from recordings, most notably in his 1982 book Ferdinan…

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Old Photos Of Enslaved African-Americans Should Belong To Their Descendants, Not Museums, Argues Lawsuit by Artsjournal1

Just as the law now requires that Native American remains and artifacts should be returned to today’s Native tribes, the descendants of a pair of slaves seen in historic daguerreotypes now…

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award 2019 To Annabelle Lopez Ochoa by Artsjournal1

“A versatile choreographer whose work includes flamenco, hip-hop, classical ballet and contemporary dance pieces, … Ms. Lopez Ochoa will accept the award, which comes with a $25,000 cash…

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MoviePass Is Giving Its A-Movie-A-Day Plan One More Try by Artsjournal1

“MoviePass Uncapped will have a regular price of $19.95 per month, but the company is offering cheaper deals for what it says is a limited time. If you’re willing to pay for a full year …

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US Supreme Court Says UK National Gallery Can Keep Contested Matisse by Artsjournal1

“Three grandchildren of Greta Moll, the muse depicted in the portrait, had argued that the painting was taken in violation of international law and demanded that the National Gallery pay $…

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