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Monday, February 17, 2020

The NYT’s Classical Music Critic Hosts A House Concert by Artsjournal2

Zachary Woolfe: “For someone who’s never grown quite used to my late-night subway journey home after an opera, it was hard to turn down a performance that would take place a few steps fr…

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The Photographer And The Photos Of A Ballerina Who’s 33 Weeks Pregnant by Artsjournal2

Photographer Sayuri Ichida and NY Theatre Ballet dancer Maya Oguri formed a fruitful artistic friendship – one that set the ballerina dancing in photos from across the city. That didn’t …

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The Oscar Bump Was Real This Week For ‘Parasite’ by Artsjournal2

Well, debate over, at least for films with subtitles: “The twisted South Korean thriller collected $5.5 million over the weekend, an exceptional 234% increase in ticket sales and the bigge…

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The Royal Shakespeare Company Hires Its First Spanish Actor by Artsjournal2

David Luque, a 47-year-old actor from Madrid, has been working steadily in theatre for decades, starting when he was a student using the EU’s programs to study in Germany. But really, righ…

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Overheard At LA’s Art Fairs by Artsjournal2

“I walk into the wrong entrance at the large industrial building hosting the Spring/Break Art Show. ‘Sorry!’ a young cheery Englishwoman at a desk tells me. ‘This is a dumpling-asso…

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While Boris Johnson Wants To ‘Massively Prune’ The BBC, Senior Tory MPs Say No by Artsjournal2

One MP called the idea an “act of cultural vandalism,” and another wrote, “”his is not a fight the BBC is picking nor a contest my party promised if we got elected. … If the BBC en…

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More Eyes On South Korea’s Class Divisions After ‘Parasite’ Hits Big On The World Stage by Artsjournal2

The semi-basement that the Kim family lives in is a reality for about 2 percent of South Koreans living in Seoul – one of the most expensive cities in Asia. One of them, who shares a name …

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Independent Cinemas In Canada Say They’re Being Shut Out By Cineplex by Artsjournal2

How’s this for a near monopoly? Cineplex owns 75 percent of movie screens across Canada – and indie theatres say the behemoth is shutting them out of Oscar winners and nominees like Para…

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The Young Star Of ‘Queen Of Katwe,’ Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Has Died At 15 by Artsjournal2

Waligwa was diagnosed with a brain tumor the same year she starred in the movie with David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o. Oyelowo wrote on Instagram, “We mourn the loss of our beautiful Nik…

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What Philly Must Do To Preserve Its Jazz Legacy by Artsjournal2

A ton of Philadelphia jazz history – including John Coltrane’s house – is in dancer of disappearing. Property neglect, loss of institutional memory, gentrification by Temple University…

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Inside The Sad, Sudden, Dramatic Demise Of The Marciano Art Foundation by Artsjournal2

Was it a dispute between art workers and ultra rich owners, a lack of attendance – or so much more? The shut-down “raises questions about the public benefit of private museums run by wea…

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Is E.L. James The Best Writer Of The Past 30 Years? by Artsjournal2

Or is it Barack Obama? How about Hilary Mantel? That’s right, all of them are squaring off in a new book prize in Britain. (But seriously: Who put the author of Fifty Shades of Grey on the…

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Taking Aim Against (Part Of) Amazon With A New Website by Artsjournal2

Can a new website help indie bookstores compete with the retail behemoth? The American Booksellers Association thinks so. “‘We believe that there are consumers who shop online and would …

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Adding Back In The Workers That Art About Los Angeles So Often Forgets by Artsjournal2

For instance, David Hockney’s “splash” paintings created an idea of Los Angeles that was cool and secluded. Artist Ramiro Gomez imagines what was going on behind the scenes in No Splas…

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The Wedding Dress That Cost The Cooper Hewitt Director Her Job by Artsjournal2

In a reversal of fortune story that seems nigh-on impossible given certain trends in federal government, Caroline Baumann “was forced to resign as director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithson…

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

When Plays Explore Trauma, Performers Bear The Brunt Of The Pain by Artsjournal2

Especially during fringe festivals, playwrights are often performers, and because of the pressure of budget and time, they’re exploring their own experiences and pain. “Rawness can make …

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Making Sense Of Through Tiny Nuggets Of Narrative by Artsjournal2

Tropes actually help us all make sense of the world (so writers, calm down; even trying to go against tropes is a trope of its own). Take a famous narrative of the late 1990s and early 2000s…

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Living At The Intersection Of Dance, Social Media, And Teenage Life by Artsjournal2

Who profits when a 14-year-old Black teenager creates a dance and shares it – and it goes viral? Not she.”TikTok, one of the biggest video apps in the world, has become synonymous with d…

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Elizabeth Cullinan, Who Helped Redefine Irish American Literature, Has Died At 86 by Artsjournal2

Cullinan was hired as a typist at The New Yorker when she was 22, but soon the magazine started publishing her stories as well. “Ms. Cullinan helped redefine Irish-American literature, vee…

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Let’s Talk About This ‘Classical’ Architecture Thing, Strongmen, And Fascism by Artsjournal2

Dear United States, this isn’t new – but it is alarming. “For centuries, autocrats, authoritarians, and dictators have held a fascination with using architecture as a political tool to…

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Making Art So Big It Can’t Be Ignored by Artsjournal2

Jordan Casteel paints portraits – huge portraits. And that means something to her subjects. “‘I knew I wanted to use this opportunity to place my mom and I in the art historical canon,…

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The Academy Might Not Honor These Black Actresses, But Alfre Woodard Sure Will by Artsjournal2

Woodard invites Academy Award nominees from past and present – and, she says, “those who, in a perfect world, should have been.” She also says the Oscars don’t have an impact on good…

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New Banksy In Bristol Vandalized Almost As Soon As It Appears by Artsjournal2

Yikes: “A picture shared on social media showed ‘BCC wankers’ scrawled across the artwork, which shows a young girl firing a slingshot filled with flowers.” – The Guardian (UK)

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So ‘Parasite’ Won A Lot Of Oscars. What Happens Next? by Artsjournal2

Will Parasite‘s best picture win goose more international fare from the big studios – as opposed simply to Netflix – or will it only help both Bong Joon-ho and then other films that se…

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Lynn Cohen, Magda Of ‘Sex And The City’ Fame, Has Died At 86 by Artsjournal2

Cohen was a veteran stage and screen actor who found extra fame late in life as Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon)’s housekeeper and nanny on Sex and the City (and both movies). “On Broadway…

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After Robert Massey Has One Year As CEO, The Louisville Orchestra Moves Him On by Artsjournal2

Massey claims the separation of ways was a mutual decision and adds that “the job was not what he expected when he came to Louisville a year ago from Florida, where he had been the presid…

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Some Writers Are ‘Secretly’ Working With Fired Agents by Artsjournal2

And the Writers Guild is ready to crack down on their wayward members. The WGA president wrote, “‘For any writers breaking the rules there must and will be accountability.’ He added: …

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The New York Public Library Is Turning 125, And Here Are Its 125 Most Favorite Books by Artsjournal2

“The list is full of classics, of course, but it’s also got a few refreshing surprises in there.” – LitHub

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Think Fan Fic Is New? by Artsjournal2

Nope. Take a look at this Gulliver’s Travels (yes, Gulliver’s Travels) fanfic. “In the 18th century, as now, fan fiction was usually more explicitly sexual than its source material.”…

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A.E. Hotchner, Writer And Co-Founder Of Newman’s Own, Has Died At 102 by Artsjournal2

Hotchner was “a novelist, playwright, biographer, literary bon vivant and philanthropist whose life was shaped and colored by close friendships with two extraordinarily gifted and well-kno…

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Can The Worldwide Vinyl Boom Recover From The Apollo Factory Fire? by Artsjournal2

A billion dollar industry dependent on one factory in California? That’s physical manufacturing, so perhaps not. The factory, where 75 percent of the world’s blank lacquers were made, bu…

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