Friday, April 3, 2020

How Podcasting Is Changing by Artsjournal

The podcasting business is changing at the speed of sound. There’s a pivot toward profit. And while that’s great in the short run for public podcasting, it also attracts new players and …

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Chiura Obata’s Career Was Interrupted By Internment During WWII. Now A Retrospective Of His Work Has Been Stilled By The Virus by Artsjournal

“Suddenly he was in a drab, dehumanizing place, first a stable in California, then the barracks of Topaz, Utah, where he spent most of his time in internment. It was bleak, hot, arid and d…

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Arts Freelancers Are At Particular Risk Right Now by Artsjournal

Everyone includes musicians, visual artists, designers, dancers and other freelancers who are part of Washington’s vibrant arts economy. They are musicians with no tour dates. Art handlers…

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Crosswords Only Date Back To 1913, But Written Word Games Have Been Around For A Very Long Time by Artsjournal1

Here’s a brief history, going from a five-by-five palindrome from ancient Rome to Victorian double acrostics to four different kinds of riddle (including the anti-riddle). – The Paris Re…

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SXSW Will Put Its Film Festival Online Streaming For Ten Days by Artsjournal

SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or w…

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Before There Was ‘The Onion’, There Was ‘Not The New York Times’ by Artsjournal1

An April Fool’s story that’s actually true: back during the 1978 newspaper strike in New York City, a group of writers and editors that included some now-illustrious names — George Pli…

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Comic Books Industry Grinds To Halt For The First Time Ever by Artsjournal

Comics are largely sold through the direct market, moving from publisher to distributor to specialty comics retailers, as opposed to digital distribution or the newstands of yesteryear. But …

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Inside This Season’s Most Controversial Book – The Woody Allen Memoir by Artsjournal

I spoke to several industry professionals; almost all were reluctant to play Monday morning quarterback without the promise of anonymity—if you’re making a book deal in secret, perhaps i…

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Why AI Can’t Predict The Value Of Art by Artsjournal

To bring real value, any A.I. application needs loads of quality data—which is doubly problematic in our small and notoriously opaque industry (dealers l-o-v-e to hoard sales info). Withou…

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How Dance Helps Me Think And Thinking Helps Me Dance by Artsjournal

For most of my career, dancing and academic research were two separate but equally weighted spheres. However, over the years, I have become more and more aware that many people viewed dance …

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Now Even Arthouse Movie Theaters Are Embracing Streaming Video by Artsjournal1

“Alamo Drafthouse, Film Forum and the Angelika are a few of the … theaters testing out the provisional path into [online streaming]. … Patrons can purchase a digital ticket, most of wh…

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Bill Withers, 81 by Artsjournal

Withers broke out nationally with “Ain’t No Sunshine,” which he also wrote and reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Fueled by a melancholic groove and soulful vocal, it won …

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New Plays About Coronavirus Epidemic Are Already Arriving by Artsjournal1

“Skylight Theatre, a Los Angeles theater company that prioritizes social issues, … [has] kicked off weekly plays from its writers lab set amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the [online] ser…

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Simon Woods Chosen As League Of American Orchestras Next Leader by Artsjournal

Mr. Woods’s previous position ended just as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season was about to begin last year. After building a reputation for innovation during his run as president of …

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Give This Woman A Pritzker Prize! Once Pakistan’s Starchitect, She Now Designs Mud-And-Bamboo Huts For Poor Villagers by Artsjournal1

Yasmeen Lari retired at 60 after making her career designing some of Pakistan’s glitziest modern buildings for government and corporate clients. Then, after a severe earthquake, she went t…

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Carnegie Hall Projects $9 Million Deficit, Cancels Everything Until Fall by Artsjournal1

“Carnegie Hall is projecting a $9 million operating deficit on its $104 million budget after canceling … all events in its auditoriums through July 25, roughly 30% of this season’s sch…

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Museum Will Become Temporary Morgue As Ireland Braces For Coronavirus Deaths by Artsjournal1

“The Irish Museum of Modern Art … announced last week that it had been ‘requested to facilitate the construction of a temporary mortuary’ on its grounds as the ‘country prepares Pu…

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Calgary Philharmonic Reverses Mass Layoff, Recalls Musicians And Staff by Artsjournal1

Let’s hope this is the start of a trend. “Two weeks after temporarily laying off staff and musicians, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is offering them reduced hours. Everyone will be …

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Edinburgh Festivals’ Cancellation Could Devastate Labor Market Throughout City by Artsjournal1

Warning that there are up to five times as many jobs in the city indirectly affected by the festivals and the tourism industry as there are directly employed in them, the head of the Edinbur…

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Public Radio And TV Stations Are Having To Rework Their Underwriting Models — Fast by Artsjournal1

Cultural institutions and restaurants, whose revenue has been largely wiped out by the coronavirus epidemic, have been among the biggest underwriters of local public media outlets. Reporter …

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Guitarist And New York Jazz Institution Bucky Pizzarelli Dead Of COVID At 94 by Artsjournal1

“[He] was revered for the technical aplomb that enabled him to combine intricate runs, full chordal accompaniment and even his own walking bass lines. His rock-solid rhythmic footing and b…

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They don’t trust me with cheese by Artsjournal1

‘The man next to us is honking like a seal,’ whispered my friend Mel at the interval of One Man, Two Guvnors at the National Theatre back in 2011. Tonight the National Theatre will strea…

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Tripleplusgood by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review a pay-per-view webcast performance by Houston’s Alley Theatre of a stage version of 1984. (This review was written before the death of my wife Hil…

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Joy in the afternoon by Terry Teachout

This is, first of all, an expression of profound gratitude. I knew that many people were following the unfolding story of my beloved Hilary, but I had no idea how many until I posted this tr…

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Replay: Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring by Terry Teachout

The New England Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble plays the original chamber-orchestra version of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in concert in 2014: (This is the latest in a series o…

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Almanac: Louisa May Alcott on love and death by Terry Teachout

“‘I used to think I couldn’t let you go, but I’m learning to feel that I don’t lose you, that you’ll be more to me than ever, and death can’t part us, though it seems to.’ …

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

How LACMA’s New Building Became A Referendum On Museums by Artsjournal

How did this building, initially embraced as promising, if not visionary, come to ignite a scorched-earth debate in its final stages? The story of LACMA’s campus reconstruction—and the c…

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This Is A Transition From One Era To Another by Artsjournal

The era of peak globalisation is over. An economic system that relied on worldwide production and long supply chains is morphing into one that will be less interconnected. A way of life driv…

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How To Maintain (Or Renew) Your Relationship With Shakespeare: Read Him by Artsjournal

It’s certainly true that people have been reading Shakespeare’s plays for almost as long as they have been watching them. Within two or three years of his first, collaborative efforts on…

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Bookstores Had Staged Something Of A Comeback. And Now This by Artsjournal

In a 2016 study, the median small business had enough cash to last just 27 days, while a 2018 survey found that 21 percent would fail after a month without cash flow. Bookstores run on even …

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Can Looking At Art Online Beat The In-Person Experience? by Artsjournal

“It’s definitely less trouble. You can stroll around the masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, while seated at home in front of your laptop. Naturally, it’s far less crowded that…

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