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Augmented Reality Is Transforming The Museum Experience

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:31:54 +0000

(image) Museums have long dealt with unauthorized augmentations of their exhibitions, such as unofficial tours, but technology has opened up new possibilities for activists and art enthusiasts eager to have a part in shaping the museum-going experience.MoMAR


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Why Is Marvel Ending The Most Lucrative Movie Franchise In History?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:02:47 +0000

(image) With the Avengers movies, "the studio has breathed lucrative new life into its decades-old comic-book properties, and built a ravenous fan base for each new character it introduces at the multiplex. Now Marvel says it wants to clear the table it has spent the last 10 years arranging and make way for something new. ... […]avengers


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For The First Time In Years A Trove Of Books, Music, Films Will Enter Public Domain

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:29:45 +0000

(image) It’s the first time since 1998 for a mass shift to the public domain of material protected under copyright. It’s also the beginning of a new annual tradition: For several decades from 2019 onward, each New Year’s Day will unleash a full year’s worth of works published 95 years earlier.lead_960_540


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A Visit To The Most Turbulent Newsroom In America

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:03:57 +0000

(image) "Newish LA Weekly editor Darrick Rainey and publisher Brian Calle run what is perhaps the most on-edge paper at this moment in American journalism. In December of last year, Calle - formerly the head of the libertarian op-ed pages for the Orange County Register - and a group of investors under the name Semanal Media […]LA Weekly


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A New Streaming Platform For Theatre To Launch This Summer

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:31:20 +0000

(image) A producer and former performer will lead the launch of a new streaming network devoted to theater and theater-related content this summer, bowing a free version before a subscription tier that comes online in the fall.stage-streaming-network


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One Of New York Theater's Oldest Institutions - Playbill - Adapts To The Digital Era

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:04:31 +0000

(image) "Over the course of a few weeks, we got a backstage look into the making of Playbill - the unmistakable, yellow-bannered magazine for theatergoers - and the transition of the 134-year-old New York institution to the mobile-first, social media-obsessed age."playbill


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Why Most People Don't Get Grant Wood

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:36:27 +0000

(image) "A deeply layered, rigorously controlled formal structure undermined by a strange embarrassing whimsy occurs in almost every painting. While accepted in outlier artists like James Castle, or (more aptly for the 1930s) like Henri Rousseau, it is a quality that mainstream art has tended to eschew, until recently. ... This contradictory dynamic of wacky sincerity […]grant wood Spring-in-Town


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Two Present-Day Opera Stars Record Onto Wax Cylinders, Just As If It Were 1902

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:05:38 +0000

(image) "Especially on Caruso's breakthrough records, the sound is scratchy, wiry and wobbly. The same holds true for early recordings of Nellie Melba, Luisa Tetrazzini and other luminaries of that era. While there are entrancing hints of astonishing voices, it's hard to tell what they were really like. If only we could record a singer today […]wax cylinders


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YouTube Took Down 8.3 Million Videos In Just Three Months

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:34:31 +0000

(image) The Alphabet (Google) subsidiary "says it removed 8.3m videos for breaching its community guidelines between October and December last year as it tries to address criticism of violent and offensive content on its site ... amid growing complaints about its perceived inability to tackle extremist and abusive content."youtube


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After Accusations Of Whitewashing, Actress Resigns From BBC Proms Performance Of 'West Side Story'

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:18:20 +0000

(image) "[Sierra] Boggess, who got her start as Ariel in Broadway's The Little Mermaid in 2007 before joining the casts of Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock, [had been cast as] Maria in a Royal Albert Hall concert performance of West Side Story." The ensuing controversy changed her mind.whitewashing sierra boggess


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Arguments Over Depicting Sexual Assault In Ballet Erupt Again, This Time In Seattle

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:03:11 +0000

(image) "The piece spurring the conversation [at Pacific Northwest Ballet] is RAkU, created in 2011 by Ukranian-born Yuri Possokhov, who danced with the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow before becoming the San Francisco Ballet's resident choreographer. The subject matter is the true story of the Buddhist Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, which was burned down in 1950 […]ballet sexual assault PNB Raku


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It's 2018 - Why Are Male Dance Students Still Getting Bullied, And What Can We Do To Stop It?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:47:22 +0000

(image) "As conversations about bullying heat up throughout the country, with the role of social media and the effects on adolescent mental health emerging as related concerns, there's no better time to consider what the dance world can do to help male students of all ages feel safe and accepted." Ryan P. Casey does some considering.bullying


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MCA Chicago Launches New $100K Prize For Middle Eastern Art And Names First Winner

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:32:29 +0000

(image) The Dunya Contemporary Art Prize, a biennial award which includes a commission from the Museum of Contemporary Art and an exhibition with a catalogue as well as $100,000, goes to Sophia Al-Maria, a Qatari-American artist known for coining the term "Gulf Futurism."MCA Chicaho sophia al-maria


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Art Critic David Bonetti, 71

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:16:27 +0000

(image) He began his career at the Boston Phoenix, went on to the San Francisco Examiner (1989-2002; he left as a result of the merger with the Chronicle), and spent seven tumultuous years (2003-2009) at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "during which he developed both a national reputation for arts criticism and more than a few foes […]david bonetti


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Pregnant Soprano Dropped From Hamburg 'Magic Flute'

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:01:06 +0000

(image) Julie Fuchs says that the management of the Hamburg State Opera has informed her that she cannot perform the role of Pamina in this spring's production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte because "the artistic integrity of the production cannot be maintained if the soprano singing Pamina is four months pregnant." Management has replied that German law […]julie-fuchs-hamburg


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French Government And Auctioneer Battle In Court Over 12th-Century Manuscript From Mont-Saint-Michel

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:45:27 +0000

(image) "The priceless tome was brought to an Alençon (Orne, Normandy) auctioneer specialising in the sale of religious objects, by an anonymous owner several months ago. It was discovered to have been a collection of texts written in the scriptorium of the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey, and includes Latin writing from Saint-Aubert, Bishop of Avranches, the founder of […]mont saint michel


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World's Largest Performing Arts Center Is Now In Taiwan

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:30:53 +0000

(image) "The sprawling 1.5-million-square-foot National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, designed by Dutch firm Mecanoo Architects, was recently completed in the southern port city of Kaohsiung ... Slated for an October opening, the futuristic-looking mega space, called 'Weiwuying' for short, incorporates five performing spaces - including a 2,260-seat opera house, 2,000-seat concert hall (boasting a 9,085-pipe […]taiwan arts center


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Top Posts From AJBlogs 04.23.18

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:40:41 +0000

Monday Recommendation: McNeely & The Frankfurtians Jim McNeely, The Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (Planet Arts) McNeely fortifies his position in the upper echelon of jazz arrangers in this set of new pieces for ... read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-04-23 Brio and Blossom This week, the Cassatt String Quartet is having its […]



How Popular Culture Is Still Screwing Up Our Body Image Conflicts

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:01:31 +0000

(image) Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" movie suggests that the only thing holding back regular-looking women is their belief that looking regular holds them back at all. That attitude puts the onus on individual women to improve their self-esteem instead of criticizing societal beauty standards writ large. The reality is that expectations for female appearances have […]merlin_137107005_1eba537c-30e5-4add-b08b-7d5337b860ab-superJumbo[1]


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Kendrick Lamar Miscategorized: Prize Should Have Been Literature, Not Music

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:31:06 +0000

(image) If the Pulitzer people had only bitten the bullet and done the equivalent of what the Nobel committee did for Bob Dylan and rock lyrics when they said, “You know what? We’re going to get dissed and ridiculed for even putting Dylan on the same level as John Steinbeck, but what the heck. Let’s just do it […]3628


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Why Haters Gotta Hate On Writing Programs?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:01:34 +0000

(image) Writing, like anything – from athletics to nuclear physics – depends on a basic degree of talent, which can be cultivated through training. So let’s stop pretending that devoting a year or two to studying writing in the company of others is anything other than a valid step towards a literary career.3300


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Art As Leadership Tool

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:31:01 +0000

(image) Without ever intending it, experienced leaders often allow what they know to limit what they can imagine going forward; their knowledge can actually get in the way of innovation. Which is why, to summon the spirit of Proust, it’s so important for leaders to see their company and industry with fresh eyes — which means […]apr18-16-hbr-art-nypl-1200x675


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Data: Books By Women Are Chronically Priced Lower Than Books By Men

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:01:23 +0000

(image) In a groundbreaking study of more than two million books published in North America between 2002 and 2012, scholars found that books by women authors are priced 45% less than those of their male counterparts. The researchers, sociologist Dana Beth Weinberg and mathematician Adam Kapelner, both from Queens College-CUNY, say there is a lot more to the story […]download


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European Organizations Declare Music Is A Human Right

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:32:11 +0000

(image) A new policy document – the European Agenda for Music (EAM) – stresses that music plays an important societal role around identity and inclusion, and recognises music’s “important” contribution to the economy.8011336547_83e7708886_z


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How Nashville Kickstarted A Passion For Local Plays

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:01:28 +0000

(image) The concept of cultivating plays was perfectly in line with the values of our maker-based community, and it was undeniable that Nashville has an appetite for new works. They embraced my play in no small part because they saw the playwright behind it. Like local honey at the farmer’s market, where it was made, how, […]B_N_Eppler_photo 2


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The Key To Understanding Complexity? Scale

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:32:03 +0000

(image) "The history of each branch of science can be divided into three phases. The first phase is exploration, to see what nature is doing. The second phase is precise observation and measurement, to describe nature accurately. The third phase is explanation, to build theories that enable us to understand nature. Physics reached the second phase […]dyson_1-051018


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You Know What Taste Is? An Algorithm

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:01:55 +0000

(image) Philosophers in the 18th century defined taste as a moral capacity, an ability to recognize truth and beauty. “Natural taste is not a theoretical knowledge; it’s a quick and exquisite application of rules which we do not even know,” wrote Montesquieu in 1759. This unknowingness is important. We don’t calculate or measure if something is […]download


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