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Industry Report Says Exodus From Pay TV Services Are Accelerating

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:02:30 +0000

(image) While “virtual multichannel video programming distributors” like Hulu, YouTube TV and Sling TV are poised to grow, they’ll significantly cannibalize the existing base of traditional pay-TV customers, according to RBC’s analysis. About 15% of the addressable market for “vMVPDs” will come from legacy cable and satellite subs, with 10% from “cord-never” broadband-only households.cord-cutting

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EU Ranks Creative Cities. Edinburgh Tops List

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:31:02 +0000

(image) "Selected cities in 28 European Union (EU) countries plus Norway and Switzerland have been ranked in a new report and online tool called the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor. It uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative studies to give a comparative assessment of the cities’ levels of engagement with culture and creativity."edinburgh_castle

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A Year Later, Washington's African American Museum Is Still An Audience Hit

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:02:03 +0000

(image) "It remains one of the hottest tickets in town, it is an essential stop for out-of-town tourists, and it has succeeded in attracting a diverse, engaged, multicultural and international audience. It has also changed the center of gravity on the Mall, drawing crowds to its symbolic nodal point, where the Washington Monument connects the White […]41Wtc9IL

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Opera Takes Over Philadelphia - And It's A Hit

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:32:35 +0000

(image) "Opera Philadelphia has been planning this for a couple of years: Now, the O17 festival has begun, turning the city into a giant opera stage for 12 days. The company is striking a huge blow for the idea that arts organizations do better to add new, exciting things than to tread with financial caution. The […]phillyopera

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What London's Philharmonia Orchestra Learned With Its Virtual Reality Project

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:01:39 +0000

(image) "Creatively, VR felt like a natural progression for us, and I believe it’s a fantastic medium for orchestral music. 2D video and stereo audio can struggle to convey the complex dynamics and visceral energy of a live symphony orchestra. This could be why livestreaming orchestral performances to cinemas has not had the widespread success enjoyed […]the_virtual_orchestra_vr_screenshot_featuring_esa-pekka_salonen_credit_inition

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Seattle Is The Fastest-Growing City In America. Its Arts Community Is Struggling To Keep Up

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:31:25 +0000

(image) For decades, Seattle has been a good arts town, with theatres, dance, music and visual artists prospering in a healthy arts scene. But rising rents, a huge influx of new residents and a changing culture are changing the city's culture.f65afbba-9691-11e7-a9b2-558fa48c63bb

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Washington National Opera Lands A Star General Director

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:01:45 +0000

(image) It is indeed a major step for Washington; Timothy O’Leary is one of opera’s leading lights. Having taken over in St. Louis when he was only 33, he has led that company — one of America’s best summer festivals — with notable strength, at once building its artistic profile with an interesting array of work […]headshot

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How To Fix New York's Much-Debated Cultural Plan? Here Are Some Ideas

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:28:51 +0000

(image) We need a cultural plan matching the scale of the crisis, proposing bold, courageous action — but Mayor de Blasio’s “CreateNYC” Cultural Plan disappoints, with its cosmetic and feel-good narrative. Where’s the activist mayor who pledged to fight Albany so that New York City could collect higher income taxes? Where are the City Council members […]HSC_DCLA_Mn-0934

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Do You See Yourself As A Visual Learner Or An Auditory Learner? Turns Out There's Little Scientific Evidence For Either

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:04:40 +0000

(image) "The idea that people have different styles of learning - that the visually inclined do best by seeing new information, for example, or others by hearing it - has been around since the 1950s, and recent research suggests it's still widely believed by teachers and laypeople alike. But is there scientific evidence that learning styles […]visual or auditory learner

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Meet Berlin's New Art Fair

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:28:02 +0000

(image) Art Berlin, featured 112 galleries, almost 80 percent of which were based in Germany. The event, owned and co-organized by the owners of the Art Cologne, replaced the gallery-run Art Berlin Contemporary (ABC), which for the previous nine years had struggled to market large-scale artists’ projects within the commercial context of a fair.26REYBURN-INYT2-master768

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A New Art Camp For Grownups In Marfa, Texas

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:01:20 +0000

(image) "It's part of what the New Yorker calls the 'Peter Pan market': a vogue for youthful things (coloring books, summer camps, even faux pre-school classes) rebooted for an adult audience. And while some may bristle at the conceit - which, fair enough, can occasionally seem ripe for a Portlandia parody - it's worth considering the […]art camp marfa

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World Literature - It's An Idea As Much As It Is A Reality

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:31:31 +0000

(image) "For Goethe, world literature represented the bold ideal of a world in which no single language or nation dominated. World literature was the cultural expression of a political order, one in which the world had moved beyond the nationalism and colonialism that were dominating the 19th century. Goethe knew he would have to convert his […]detail-Goethe_und_Schreiber_John@Weimar_Anna_Amalia_Bibliothek

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All The Lies About The Origins Of The Phrase 'Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:39 +0000

(image) "[It] is not the most intuitive of phrases. Although people's pants do sometimes catch on fire, this correlates more with carrying around accidentally explosive materials than it does with truthfulness. Meanwhile, the vast majority of liars make it through life unscathed by this particular fashion catastrophe. The mystery of the phrase's origins is compounded by […]Cartoon printed on a sidewalk in downtown Hartford Connecticut USA critical of President George Bush Jr

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University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts Unveils Plan For City Of Arts

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:31:50 +0000

(image) “Here in the ‘City of Arts and Innovation,’ I’d like to see UNCSA lead the branding and development of a vibrant ‘Arts Quarter’ to complement what Wake Forest University has done so brilliantly and beautifully in the city’s Innovation Quarter,” he said.59c479e64ebd0.image

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The Predicament Of Arabs And Muslims In The American Theatre

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:03:27 +0000

(image) Playwright Yussef El Guindi: "Americans are so averse to politics in their entertainment that the simple act of including Arab or Muslim characters in a play exposes it to the charge of being overly political or didactic. And if the play is written by an Arab or a Muslim? The writer must surely then be […]arab muslim american theatre

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The Movie 'In & Out' Predicted The Progress Of Gay Rights 20 Years Ago

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:35:16 +0000

(image) Alyssa Rosenberg: "In & Out feels both like a slightly embarrassing artifact of its time and an ultimately correct argument for how (lots if not all of) America would change in the decades since its release." On the other hand, "if [the movie] were released today, it would be drowned in an actual flood of […]in and out

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Why We Need Artists In Politics Now More Than Ever

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:03 +0000

(image) "If there was ever a time that the world needed artists, it is now. We need their radical ideas, visions, and perspectives in society. ... The world [can] only be changed by those willing and able to conceive of reality in a holistic and intuitive manner." Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries […]artists in politics

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Judi Dench And Maureen Dowd Play 'Confirm Or Deny'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:33:28 +0000

(image) "MoDo: You love embroidering rude cushions with bawdy language and giving them to your famous friends. JuDe: I used to do that a lot, but my eyesight doesn't let me anymore. I found someone to make the cushions for me."judi dench

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Albert Speer Jr., 83, Architect Who Tried To Transcend His Father's Notoriety

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:17:11 +0000

(image) "The genial architect in wire-rimmed glasses planned and designed soccer stadiums in Qatar, sweeping roadways in China and entire cities in Algeria, and in a five-decade career was described as one of the finest urban planners in Germany. For all the acclaim, he received few commissions in the German capital. Clients, he said, probably feared […]albert speer jr

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Montreal Metro Bans Ballet Company's Ad, Saying It Could Incite Violence

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:02:32 +0000

(image) "The provocative image of dancer Vanesa Garcia-Ribala Montoya striking a pose, covered in blood with a nail through her foot, was chosen to advertise [Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal's] performance of Stabat Mater, set to a score by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi."montreal metro ban

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Bolshoi Says Cancelled Nureyev Ballet Will Premiere In December

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:46:48 +0000

(image) Performances of the new biographical work were abruptly called off just a couple of days before the scheduled premiere on July 11 - allegedly, though not officially, because the piece would have violated Russia's notorious anti-gay "propaganda" law. Meanwhile, the ballet's creator, avant-garde stage director Kirill Serebrennikov, is under house arrest on unrelated charges, and […]bolshoi

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English National Opera's 'Rescue' CEO To Step Down Early

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:31:26 +0000

(image) "The former McKinsey management consultant [Cressida Pollock] took over running of the crisis-hit company in September 2015 after Arts Council England placed it in special measures and demanded the recruitment of a leader who would turn the business around.ENO cressida pollock

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How The National Symphony's New Music Director Got Through What Should Have Been, But Wasn't, The Busiest Summer Of His Career

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:15:37 +0000

(image) "He and his wife called a taxi to get him to his orchestra engagement. But when the taxi pulled up to deliver him to the theater, he couldn't get out of the car. He had to be taken away by ambulance. 'You have to be operated on within 72 hours,' the doctor told him." Anne […]noseda

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The Ten Most-Produced Plays Of 2017-18: Shakespeare Leads The List, Even Though His Plays Don't Count

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:56 +0000

(image) As it does every year, American Theatre magazine omits the Bard's plays and A Christmas Carol adaptations (because they'd lead year in, year out). Yet the most-produced play of the coming season is ... Shakespeare in Love. (Most of the rest of the list is higher-brow.)10 most produced plays

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The 20 Most-Produced Playwrights Of 2017-18 (Excepting Shakespeare)

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:59:31 +0000

(image) Editor Diep Tran: "This year, when I finished calculating the ... list for 2017-18, and saw who was at the top, I let out a laugh. 'Of course!' I exclaimed. I was not surprised by the name at the top; she had been on it last year, at No. 2, just under August Wilson. It […]20 most produced playwrights

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Documenta 2017 Was An Unprecedented Success Despite Huge Costs In Athens, Say Officials

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:44:22 +0000

(image) The mayor of the German city of Kassel, which hosts and helps fund Documenta, acknowledged that this year's unprecedented €7 million deficit was the result of extending the show to Athens. (This was the first time Documenta had taken place in any other city.) Even so, the organizers argued that, with total attendance of more […]documenta athens

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David Shepherd, 86, Artist Whose Wildlife Paintings Helped Raise Millions For Conservation

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:29:53 +0000

(image) "He liked to say, with the false modesty that is permitted to great successes, that his career was a series of disasters. As well as his failure to enter art school, he failed to make the grade in his first choice of career, as a game warden in Africa. His second choice was to work […]david shepherd

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