Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Robert Caro On The Revealing Powers Of Biography by Artsjournal

“When people say that power corrupts… I don’t happen to believe that. Power reveals. When you’re on your way up, you have to conceal what you intend to do. Once you get power, then …

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A Very Bad Idea: Broadcasting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Direct From New Orleans Mardi Gras by Artsjournal1

Yes, they tried it once, back in 1977. And not on Saturday night at 11:30, but on Sunday evening at 8:30. “Vulture recently spoke to many of those involved, including Lorne Michaels, Randy…

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Everybody’s Talking About Influencers. They’ve Been Around A Long Time by Artsjournal

Influence was worrisome long before it was digital. The word “influence” appears in a quarter of William Shakespeare’s plays, in which the condition of being influenced is rarely happy…

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‘Fancy Free’ Doesn’t Seem So Delightful After #MeToo — Should It Be Retired? by Artsjournal1

In 2019, the Bernstein-Robbins ballet about three sailors on shore leave looks rather like “a case study in rape culture,” writes Lea Marshall, who took a group of undergraduate dance st…

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Bringing The Music Back To Ancient Greek Drama by Artsjournal1

“Greek tragedy survives today as words on a page, but ancient performances were distinguished as much for music and dance as for speeches and dialogue. … The musical dimension of ancient…

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Truth Versus Lies: Suppressing The Lies From Being Heard Doesn’t Work by Artsjournal

In On Liberty (1859), John Stuart Mill offers the most compelling defence of freedom of speech, conscience and autonomy ever written. Mill argues that the only reason to restrict speech is…

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Transporting The Instruments For A Touring Orchestra Is An Even Bigger Production Than You Think by Artsjournal1

A reporter talks with a logistics expert at DHL who’s worked with touring orchestras for 15 years about everything it takes to pull a successful tour off. – WQXR (New York City)

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Can We Just Lose The Whole Non-Profits-Should-Run-Like-Businesses Nonsense For Good? by Artsjournal1

The donors, usually businesspeople, who keep saying that are “thinking of giving as analogous to investing when it isn’t, which leads to related mistakes like utilizing the wrong metrics…

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Why Even Great Social-Media Marketing By Dance Companies Doesn’t Lead Straight To Ticket Sales by Artsjournal1

“There is no clear correlation between a company’s social media campaigns and how many seats they fill in the theater. That doesn’t mean social media isn’t, of course, vital. … ‘…

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New Tolkien Biopic Disowned By Tolkien Estate by Artsjournal1

“On Tuesday morning, the estate and family of Tolkien issued a terse statement in which they announced their ‘wish to make clear that they did not approve of, authorise or participate in…

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Conductor Daniele Gatti And Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Settle Lawsuit Over His Firing by Artsjournal1

“After the dismissal of Daniele Gatti as Music Director of the Amsterdam based Concertgebouw Orchestra, following allegations of sexual harassment, both parties had ‘constructive consult…

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery Releases Plans For Its $160 Million Expansion by Artsjournal1

The good news: “When an expanded Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Museum opens in 2021, visitors will see their own reflections in a kaleidoscopic network of mirrored glass suspended over th…

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How Artists Should Plan For What Will Happen To Their Work After They Die by Artsjournal1

“For every multi-millionaire dollar Robert Rauschenberg estate, there are thousands of lesser-known talents whose families have to confront the tough decisions about what to do with hundre…

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Great Theatre Challenging Capitalism — At $1,000 Or More Per Ticket by Artsjournal1

“We are lingering in a moment in which there is a fashion, or even a giddiness, for spending large sums of money on theatrical experiences that explore the foundations and promises of Amer…

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Are These Two Guys In India Building The World’s Largest Public Library? by Artsjournal1

That’s how they’re describing it, but not really — it’s more like the world’s largest poetry-in-the-subways-and-streets project, and it’s called StickLit. – The Guardian

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Extraordinary Female Iranian Artist, Dead At 96 by Artsjournal1

The first woman artist in Iran to get her own museum (and, at one time, part of Andy Warhol’s cohort), she’s known for using the traditional Iranian technique of mirror mosaic work to cr…

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Soprano Heather Harper, 88 by Artsjournal1

“She graced the concert and opera stages of the world in roles that ranged from Ellen Orford in Britten’s Peter Grimes – where her sympathy for the character drew a near-definitive por…

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UK Museums To Compare Detailed Visitor Figures With Those From Other Leisure Outlets by Artsjournal1

“A consortium of 18 organisations, including the Tate group of galleries, the British Museum and Imperial War Museums, has contracted market researchers DJS Research for a major project th…

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Lookback: on being the dedicatee of a book by Terry Teachout

From 2009: One of my closest friends, a writer whom I admire greatly, has dedicated his latest book to me. I was one of the first people to suggest that he write it, and he claims to have pr…

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Almanac: Bertrand Russell on science and modernity by Terry Teachout

“To modern educated people, it seems obvious that matters of fact are to be ascertained by observation, not by consulting ancient authorities. But this is an entirely modern conception, wh…

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Raggin’ the Classics by Artsjournal1

Electronica artist Max Cooper and I launch a new project this spring, a collaboration called Glassforms. We overlay electronic sounds — onto piano music by Glass. There have been Glass rem…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Jayne Wrightsman, Grande Dame Benefactor Of The Arts Of New York, Has Died At 99 by Artsjournal2

Wrightsman, like her husband before her, was a big donor and a trustee at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “While giving millions to buy art and refurbish galleries, her involvement was oft…

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A Home Improvement TV Show Helped ‘Restore’ Waco, But Does Waco Want To Be Instagram Central? by Artsjournal2

For those over a certain age – people who can remember the first years of the Clinton administration – “Waco” used to mean one thing: Branch Davidians. Now it’s all about the empir…

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New China International Piano Competition: $150,000 Prize And The Philadelphia Orchestra by Artsjournal

Two of the most admired figures in classical music competitions are in charge: Yoheved Kaplinsky, chair of the piano department at the Juilliard School in New York, is the competition’s ar…

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Given The Hype: Mueller Report Soars To Top Of Amazon Bestseller List by Artsjournal

There’s a solid history of such books — the Starr Report and the 9/11 Commission Report were bestsellers; the latter was a National Book Award Finalist.” – CNN

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Eleven Countries Vote Against EU’s New Copyright Overhaul by Artsjournal

This surprising turn of events does not mean the end of Link Tax or censorship machines, but it does make an adoption of the copyright directive before the European elections in May less lik…

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A Polemic Against Podcasts by Artsjournal

Chris Richards: “I think they’re tedious and samey and sedative, and when I’m feeling especially cranky, I consider them an enemy of music. Most podcasts are conversations for people t…

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LACMA Counterpoint: An Art Historian Argues In Favor Of The Museum’s Radical Makeover by Artsjournal

Brian T. Allen argues that LACMA’s new Zumthor makeover of its campus is just what the museum needs. “Donna Reed and Celeste Holm were attractive and workable. Lana Turner was fabulous. …

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How Instagram Is Ruining Our Iconic Wild Spaces by Artsjournal

“It is now axiomatic that a locale of stunning natural beauty will quickly degrade into a morass of crowding once it is posted on the platform as a pristine image. The herd instinct kicks …

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Hudson Yards’ Shed: A Big Experiment In Mixing Audiences by Artsjournal

It cost $500 million. It’s in the most expensive real estate development in America. But what it really is, says director Alex Poots, is a big experiment in trying to mix audiences that do…

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Artificial Intelligence And The Music Industrial Complex by Artsjournal

AI could easily compose a Vivaldi-like (Italian Baroque) piece that, if used as transitional music in a documentary or under dialogue and sound effects, would more than do the job. Could a l…

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