Sunday, December 15, 2019

Traditional Music Theory Teaches Inequality As A Matter Of Course by Artsjournal2

The majority of music students in the US don’t listen to classical or “Western art” music at all, except in classes. For those who teach music theory, questions emerge: “How can we j…

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How To Write A Memoir With Candor And, Well, ‘Nakedness’ by Artsjournal2

Not nudity (though that may, of course, be involved), but naked emotional truth. “Authenticity can’t exist without artistry. Truth in life doesn’t automatically morph into truth on the…

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There *Is* A Reason Sondheim Is In All Of Our Movies Now by Artsjournal2

It’s not just a coincidence or an accident: “Sondheim references and homages are hardly new. While there happens to be a bit of a pile-up at the moment, that’s because Sondheim’s son…

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Elizabeth Sifton, Editor And Tamer Of Literary Lions, Has Died At 80 by Artsjournal2

Sifton was also an author, including of a memoir that cemented her father, Reinhold Niebuhr, as the author of the Serenity Prayer. The authors she edited – burnished, as The NYT puts it …

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Better To Be Cautious When Giving Books As Presents by Artsjournal2

There are really only two rules, says a man who knows a particularly painful story of an inscribed book that had been passed on. “‘The first is, always save a receipt’ – the reason b…

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The Metropolitan Opera Conductor Who Originally Wanted To Be The Pope by Artsjournal2

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says that after many years of wanting to conduct the Mass, he decided one day when he was 10 to play-act at conducting Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. That day, everything…

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Culture Writer Scott Timberg Has Died At 50 by Artsjournal2

Timberg was a beloved and ferocious reader, writer, and arts lover. He was a Los Angeles Times reporter for years “before writing Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, a 2015 b…

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American Gods Star Orlando Jones Posts A Video Explaining Why A New White Showrunner Fired Him by Artsjournal2

Jones, who played the Anansi-inspired character Mr. Nancy, posted the video to Twitter. He said that new showrunner Charles Eglee, who is white, “thinks that Mr. Nancy’s angry get-shit-d…

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How Composer Lei Liang Won The Grawemeyer Award by Artsjournal2

Breaking down his award-winning “A Thousand Mountains, a Million Streams” – and hearing from the composer himself: “It’s a challenge to see myself as a vessel, as an imaginative an…

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It’s Come Time For The End Of U.S. Cultural Hegemony by Artsjournal2

After WWII, “the past century was undoubtedly an American century. … America was positioned as the global emblem of progress, liberty and modernity. This chimera was largely achieved thr…

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Danish TV Is So Popular, Denmark Can’t Keep Up With The Demand by Artsjournal2

The boom in streaming has led to massive content demands – and nowhere is that more obvious than “in Denmark, where thanks to years of rising demand, there are many more critically-prais…

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Lowrider, A Magazine That Will Shutter This Year, Shaped California Culture by Artsjournal2

The magazine, an icon of culture, “played a critical role in forming the culture and image of lowriding, its lifestyle and aesthetics. Particularly popular among Mexican Americans, the m…

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How Technology Is Transforming Everything, Including Romance Novels by Artsjournal2

Sure, for those who love the Regency era, nothing has changed (though the politics certainly have). But for contemporary books, writers must figure how to navigate the ever-changing technolo…

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How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade of change by Artsjournal1

“A bonus for viewers as they sort through the competing options: More programming doesn’t just mean more of the same. The decade has been marked by opportunities for diverse and candid v…

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Protect the Body: Keeping Daring Depictions of Eating Disorders Safe for Actors and At-Risk Young Adults by Artsjournal1

“Clare Hennessy discusses the challenges of developing a play that sheds light on eating disorders — depicting them accurately, avoiding triggers — and offers suggestions for other wri…

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The architect who uses performance to open up public space by Artsjournal1

“Working primarily in the public realm, Bryony Roberts Studio is a collaborative practice focused on how cultures, histories, and systems of power and politics are represented or erased in…

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Joyce Foundation, SAIC program wants to guide new faces to careers in the art world by Artsjournal1

“Art on gallery walls doesn’t just materialize — the effort of displaying works is done through preparators. And a collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the…

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How to make museums more accessible for people with disabilities? Ask them by Artsjournal1

“Museums can be hostile places for disabled visitors, with buildings that are hard to navigate by wheelchair and exhibits presented with few concessions to those with sensory or cognitive …

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Socially inclusive practices in the music classroom: The impact of music education used as a vehicle to engage refugee background students by Artsjournal1

“This article reports on the impact of music education for students in a secondary school in Victoria, Australia. Socially inclusive practices were a focus of the study as the school has a…

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Equity in Music Education: Cultural Diversity in the Music Classroom—EMBRACE the Challenge by Artsjournal1

“Teaching middle school choral music in a culturally diverse middle school in Hawaii resulted in new knowledge about welcoming the challenges posed by diversity to the benefit of both stud…

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How Philanthropy Can Get Smarter About Risk Management by Artsjournal1

“Donors are often confused about the appropriate levels of social risk and reward they should target in their philanthropy. They tell us they should bring the same risk aversion to philant…

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“Porgy and Bess” and the Legacy of Black Opera by Artsjournal1

“Black opera singers are now cast in a wide range of roles and great operas written by black composers have gained more recognition. Yet, Porgy and Bess has maintained its cultural status …

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Composer Gabriel Kahane on Marrying Social Justice With Contemporary Classical Music by Artsjournal1

“I’m a politically minded person and have spent a lot of time thinking about poverty and income inequality. The idea of tackling this subject matter in the context of a symphony orchestr…

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A Powerful Chamber Opera Reveals the Complexity of Contemporary Hong Kong by Artsjournal1

“In the 70-minute chamber opera Mila, Hong Kong playwright Candace Chong Mui Ngam has come together with composer Eli Marshall to tell the story of a Filipina woman named Mila who has trav…

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Traditions and Trailblazing With Nathalie Joachim by Artsjournal1

“Currently Joachim is riding a wave of success for her album Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), which The New York Times called ‘an evening-length artistic exploration of matriarchy, drawi…

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Hallmark Disappears Ads With Same-Sex Kissing; Zola Pulls All Its Ads; A Boycott Campaign Gathers Steam by Artsjournal2

Zola, the wedding planner site that was running the ads, was not OK with the channel’s response to the anti-gay freakout from a notoriously homophobic group. “‘All kisses, couples and …

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Britain’s 70-Something-Old Nightclubbers Who Just Won’t Quit by Artsjournal2

Oh, well, why not dance, listen to music, and party into your 70s? After all, Mick Jagger still does it. “For those who do keep dancing, it can be much more than just a night out. What sta…

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The Grammys Tend To Be Pale, Male, And Somewhat Stale by Artsjournal2

Can the Recording Academy’s new plan change that? – Los Angeles Times

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No, Reading’s Not For Comfort, Says An Irish Author by Artsjournal2

Sinéad Gleeson, an Irish Book Award-winning author, says that reading offers connection and perhaps an escape – unless you’re slogging through the “great American” canon. – The Gu…

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Dancing To, And Around, Bach [VIDEO] by Artsjournal2

In The New York Times‘ dance coverage, this week’s Instagram video hashtagged #SpeakingAboutDance features solos, duets, trios, and ensemble work to pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s perfor…

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Banksy’s Ex-Dealer Releases Photos Of Installations From Back In Banksy’s Pre-Fame Days by Artsjournal2

Steve Lazarides also recalls the early days, including the day Banksy strapped a helium-filled sex doll to a McDonald’s-branded balloon and released it into the sky. Many different police …

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