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Where's The Next Generation Of Arts Leadership In Canada?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:01:15 +0000

(image) Canadian cultural organizations are experiencing a leadership deficit and the problem is worsening as more and more highly regarded chief executive officers announce their retirement. We are seeing a generational change in leadership. Coming retirements for 2018 include long-standing CEOs Peter Herrndorf of the National Arts Centre and Piers Handling of TIFF.ZG7NXOKABJGDJIIXGPDN4QAIX4


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If Tech Changes Where We Live, How Do The Arts Follow?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:25:32 +0000

(image) "If there is a population shift away from cities towards less developed suburban and rural areas, there may need to be a shift in audience development strategies.  Fewer people who can easily commute to a performance or exhibition, will necessitate the need for finding new ways to attract and entice both those possibly smaller subsets […]download


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'I'm A Pretty Antisocial Socialist': Glenda Jackson Talks To Ben Brantley About Her Return To The Stage From Politics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:04:23 +0000

(image) "Appearing before a live audience again, she says she felt no more nervous than she had before any performance from decades earlier - which is to say, she was terrified. 'You can go onto that stage every night, and it's always the equivalent of going onto the topmost diving board, and you don't know if […]glenda jackson


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France And The Roots Of Nationalism

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:28:20 +0000

(image) If French revolutionaries questioned the sovereign authority of their king within their borders, they also implicitly undermined the claim of any monarch to the territory within theirs. No longer should a country be passed down as property, within a family, much less won or lost in war. Just as the people were becoming the final arbiter of […]idea_size-eugene_delacroix_-_la_liberte_guidant_le_peuple


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'The Silence Of The Lambs' Is Even More Relevant Today Than It Was In 1991

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:01:45 +0000

(image) "Almost 27 years to the day after the movie's release (when it became a surprise sleeper hit at the box office and an award winner), Silence's cultural impact feels more profound than ever. Audiences' obsession with true crime and the pathology of serial killers, the ongoing conversations about female representation in Hollywood, even Hannibal Lecter […]silence


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How Sesame Workshop's First-Ever Outside CEO Took 'Sesame Street' To HBO And Possibly Saved The Company

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:02:35 +0000

(image) When Jeffrey Dunn came to Sesame in September 2014 (after a career at Nickelodeon and the company that owns Thomas the Tank Engine), licensing revenue was plummeting and revenue from PBS was covering less than 10% of the TV show's production costs. Journalist Kerry Hannon reports on how Dunn has turned the company around.dunn sesame


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Here's A List Of The Most-Mentioned Presidents In Music

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:31:14 +0000

(image) LyricFind calculated every song that mentions a U.S. president -- favorably or unfavorably -- and counted down the results. From '92 Kenny G deep cuts to YG’s “FDT,” here’s a list of the most name-dropped presidents in music history.jay-z-obama-springsteen-billboard-1548


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A Truly Ridiculous Conspiracy Theory About Barack Obama's Portrait

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:03:25 +0000

(image) "'PORTRAIT PERVERSION: Obama Portrait Features 'SECRET SPERM,' Artist Joked About 'Killing Whitey',' the headline [on Sean Hannity's website] screamed. And it only got weirder from there."obama hannity


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Making Ancient Egyptian Poetry Come Alive In English (With A Kiwi Accent)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:35:27 +0000

(image) "Egyptian poetry can come across as leaden and cryptic in English translation, which is why [Richard Bruce] Parkinson" - an Egyptologist who recently translated one of the civilization's most popular narratives, The Tale of Sinuhe - "got his friend, New Zealand-born novelist and veteran Hammer film actor Barbara Ewing, to record a dramatic rendering. She […]ancient egyptian


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Jazz Violinist Didier Lockwood Dies Suddenly At 62

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:04:43 +0000

(image) "While Lockwood acknowledged [Stéphane] Grappelli as his hero, he by no means limited himself to the elder violinist's 'gypsy jazz' milieu. Lockwood was already a rock star by the time he met Grappelli - a veteran of the progressive band Magma - and would proceed from his tutelage to a career heavily identified with jazz […]didierlockwood


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Ping-Pong At The New York Philharmonic (That's Onstage, Not In The Lobby)

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:48:20 +0000

(image) "Michael Landers and Ariel Hsing, table tennis champions in their early 20s, are featured as the Ping-Pong-playing soloists in Andy Akiho's energetic concerto Ricochet, which will have its American premiere on Tuesday as part of the Philharmonic's Lunar New Year gala. And yes, this is the first time a Ping-Pong table has been onstage at […]ping pong


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Is It Time To Completely Rethink Ballet Class?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:33:14 +0000

(image) "Eventually, around the beginning of the 19th century, ballet class took the form and structure of what professional ballet dancers now do every day, beginning at the barre with pliés and ending in the center with allégro. ... Yet today's ballet dancers need to be much more versatile." Emma Sandall talks with dancers, artistic directors, […]ballet class


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Sackler Family's OxyContin Money Disgraces Cultural Institutions Around The World: Columnist

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:02:55 +0000

(image) Psychiatrist Allen Frances, author of Twilight of American Sanity: "There is no Pablo Escobar Wing at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and no El Chapo Guzman gallery at the Guggenheim. Columbia University doesn't host a Sinaloa Drug Cartel Center of Developmental Psychobiology. Oxford would no longer be Oxford if its library were named in […]sackler


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Comedian Sued By Ex-Husband For Defaming Him In Her Standup Act

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:46:25 +0000

(image) "The lawsuit, described by a leading lawyer as a test case [for comedians], relates to a show by Louise Beamont (stage name Reay). Hard Mode was billed as a 'provocative show [that] explores censorship and surveillance', though one critic described it as being 'at its core ... about a very recent and raw heartbreak'. Thomas […]defamation


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Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Loses Two-Thirds Of Its Federal Funding After Harassment Scandal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:31:57 +0000

(image) "A planned increase in federal funding for Soulpepper Theatre has been voted down by the Canada Council for the Arts' board of directors. On Thursday, the council's board voted to rescind an increase of $375,500 the theatre company was set to receive. That was on top of a $184,500 'core grant' which the company will […]soulpepper-albert-schultz


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$1.5 Million Cello Stolen At Knifepoint In Paris, Returned Two Days Later

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:15:10 +0000

(image) Outside her home in the Paris suburb of Pantin last Thursday, Ophélie Gaillard was accosted with a knife by a thief who forced her to give him her 1737 Francesco Gofriller cello. On Saturday she received an anonymous call saying to look in a car nearby, where she found her instrument unharmed.ophelie gaillard


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The Opera House That's Really Pulling In A Younger Audience Is The World's Oldest Company

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:00:40 +0000

(image) "The [Paris Opera], which celebrates its 350th birthday next year, is an unlikely contradiction to the worldwide trend of an aging audience at operas. ... According to the company, it had 95,000 audience members younger than 28 last season - more than 10 percent of tickets sold and 30,000 more than just two years before."paris opera


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'The First Large-Scale Exhibition By A Major Western Museum In Iran'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:44:49 +0000

(image) "In a masterstroke of cultural diplomacy, the Louvre will launch a major exhibition next month at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran, comprising 50 works [ of Greek, Roman, and Persian art] drawn from its collection and the Musée Eugène Delacroix in Paris."louvre in tehran


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Africa Gets Another New Contemporary Art Museum

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:29:44 +0000

(image) Five months after the much-anticipated Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opened in Cape Town, at the opposite end of the continent, the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) is having its official international opening in Marrakech, Morocco.07.04.2017 - Nouvelle exposition du Musée d’Art Contemporain


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Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.19.18

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:49:48 +0000

The Ground as Partner, as Enemy Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at the Joyce Theater through February 25th. ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2018-02-19 Jazz and beyond projects with 2018 NEA funding support Given all the noise, the National Endowment for the Arts’ $25 mil for arts, literature and education announced Feb. 7 may have been overlooked. But these […]



Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference in NYC, March 15-17!

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:21:21 +0000

(image) Register by March 7 and bring 2 colleagues for FREE! It's easy, convenient & affordable. Plus, conferences coming to San Francisco, May 15-16 & Toronto, June 11-12.



For An Eye On The Future, Look At Today's New Toys

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:01:25 +0000

(image) For a glimpse of that future, look to the world's largest toymaker, Hasbro. The company is showing off its new Iron Man mask this weekend at Toy Fair, which uses augmented reality to stage a battle against Thanos. Slip on Iron Man's red helmet and gauntlet, set up the three AR markers around the room, […]Merge_Cube_wht_background


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If We Can Edit Your Genes Can We Trust Your Talent?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:32:26 +0000

(image) "The notion, then, that we could enhance someone’s “natural” talents by tinkering with their genes just before or just after fertilization is fraught with both practical and moral difficulties. Which gene(s) should we target? Can we be confident of the intended result many years later? Are the risks to a child outweighed by whatever competitive […]180218-murray-gene-doping-lede_beq70k


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Man Breaks Off And Steals Thumb Of 2,200-Year-Old Terra Cotta Warrior

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:01:20 +0000

(image) The man, who was attending the museum’s after-hours ugly-sweater party on Dec. 21, entered the terra-cotta warrior exhibition room and used his cellphone’s flashlight to view the displays. Then, according to an affidavit by Jacob B. Archer, an F.B.I. special agent, the man put his arm around the statue and took a selfie. The authorities […]20china-terracotta-master768[1]


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When J. Edgar Hoover Declared War On Black-Owned Bookstores

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:28:59 +0000

(image) In a one-page directive, Hoover noted with alarm a recent “increase in the establishment of black extremist bookstores which represent propaganda outlets for revolutionary and hate publications and culture centers for extremism.” The director ordered each Bureau office to “locate and identify black extremist and/or African-type bookstores in its territory and open separate discreet investigations […]lead_960


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Is New York About To Get Its Own Iconic Eiffel Tower?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:02:37 +0000

(image) Stephen Ross calls it “my baby.” For the moment, it’s known as the Vessel—or, officially, as Vessel. (Ross longs for the public to give it an affectionate nickname.) One can think of it as a compressed extension of the High Line, or as the site of a perpetual evacuation drill; it’s a proposed future venue […]180226_r31559


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Opera Has To Evolve... Or It Dies

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:32:57 +0000

(image) “The medium of expressing emotions in hundreds-of-years-old opera is different from the emotions now. People fall in love on Tinder. In the old days we had time to write letters and to wait for weeks; the speed of emotional reaction and interaction is different. I’m not saying we dump opera – far from it – […]Trioperas


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