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Writer Who Wrote About A Writer Murdering People Is Arrested For Murdering People

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:30:50 +0000

(image) “I came up with the idea after reading some detective novels and watching crime shows and movies,” Mr. Liu wrote at the time. “The working title is: ‘The Beautiful Writer Who Killed.’” But what was assumed to be a fictional crime story took a turn into reality last week when Mr. Liu, 53, was arrested […]download-2


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Robot To Conduct Italian Orchestra And Bocelli In Concert

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:02:17 +0000

(image) A Swiss humanoid robot is to conduct a Tuscan orchestra in the works of Verdi alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. The robot, called YuMi, will be the closest a humanoid has come to mastering the nuances of a human orchestra director when he performs.robo


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BBC Asks To Vet Conductor's Speech At Proms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:31:31 +0000

(image) Disclosing the BBC would see a draft of the speech, he joked : "But of course, if I start to speak something completely different, I don't think anyone can stop me.download-1


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Associate Director of Individual Giving, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:28:11 +0000

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive individual giving program, anchored by the Friends of Curtis and the Leopold Stokowski Society giving programs



Kara Walker Writes An Angry Letter To The Art World

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:02:15 +0000

(image) “I know what you all expect from me and I have complied up to a point. But frankly I am tired, tired of standing up, being counted, tired of ‘having a voice’ or worse ‘being a role model,'” she writes in a new artist statement hating on artist statements, for a show opening Sept. 7 […]kw_christsentry_detail01-e1502899532502


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Fairy Tales As Useful Caution

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:32:28 +0000

(image) "I’ve been asked in interviews, in classrooms and by audiences, if I think fairy tales are feminist. I think they are, but not by our modern definition of feminism. Traditional fairy tales were created long before any such notion existed, and I’d say they help women, rather than lift up women. They warn, rather than […]little-red-riding-hood


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How To Keep New Plays From The One-Run-And-Done Fate? 'Rolling World Premieres'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:03:11 +0000

(image) The Rolling World Premiere project, operated by the National New Play Network, "helps underwrite new plays to make sure they get at least three separate productions in three totally separate markets, all within 12 months - and all billed as world premieres as the play 'rolls' cross-country to various theaters, casts, and settings."rolling world premieres


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Michael Cooper: Bayreuth, Nazis And Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:31:00 +0000

(image) "It was my first visit to the Bayreuth Festival, and I was wrestling with conflicting emotions. There was the thrill of realizing my long-held dream of hearing Richard Wagner’s music in the opera house he built, where some of my favorite recordings were made. But there was queasiness, too, at the inescapable memories of old photos showing […]18BAYREUTH-COMBO-master768-v5


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Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, Hayao Miyazaki - Why Are All These Retired Directors Unretiring?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:01:13 +0000

(image) "Miyazaki has nothing left to prove. But for the other directors it's hard not to suspect that the old retirement hokey-cokey - in, out, in, out - is at least partly driven by PR reasoning. ... If that's what's going on, then these vacillating retirees have been forced into it by the tumultuous state of […]unretiring


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Paula Vogel: Art As Outsider

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:31:09 +0000

(image) The truth is, everybody is an outsider. Everybody. So, we mustn't fear presenting that in a work of art so that people have different ways of seeing their outsiderness reflected. This is what I say to young people: "It is not a waste of your life to be a writer, or to work in the […]gallery-1502288610-maria-herreros-paula-vogel


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How Jeff Koons's 'Banality' Established Current Copyright Law For Artists

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:02:46 +0000

(image) "The Banality shows spurred five lawsuits, some decades after the original exhibit. One is pending today, almost 30 years after the show, while another settled out of court. Koons lost the remaining three, with courts finding him liable for copyright infringement and rejecting his fair use defense: that he was parodying the source material. But […]banality


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To Hear How Jazz Got Pushed To The Side Of American Culture, Listen To This One Night In 1967

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:31:30 +0000

(image) Alan Iverson: "Ellington could connect all the dots—the social, the modernist, the intellectual, the populist, the personally poetic—for a vision of American music truly epic in scope. As great as Evans was, he didn’t have that kind of command. Fifty years ago, the basic connection to a larger audience was slipping away. The integrity of […]Iverson-One-Night-That


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Can Designers And Artists Re-Brand The South Bronx?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:03:49 +0000

(image) Yes, there are gentrification worries, but "these businesses and others are ambassadors of Bronx culture at large, said Jerome LaMaar, [boutique] 9J's dapper owner. 'And what's a brand without the right ambassador to push it?' Here, a look at some of those South Bronx ambassadors and their pioneering efforts in this new frontier."south bronx


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Chinese Action Movie Breaks Box Office Records And Signals New Era For Chinese Movies

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:33:58 +0000

(image) “We must admit that for a long time your Hollywood movies have been better made than Chinese movies, so we watched them all,” said Zou Ping, a parcel delivery worker in his 20s, leaving a showing of “Wolf Warrior 2” in Beijing. “But now you must also admit that this movie was pretty good, and […]17china-film-1-master768


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The First Black Movie Star In Britain Is Still Here At Age 100 (And He Says He's Not Retired)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:04:20 +0000

(image) "He's appeared in Ealing dramas, a James Bond movie and played a wily dictator in Sidney Pollack's The Interpreter. But if [Earl] Cameron never quite achieved leading-man status, that was hardly his fault - there were other factors at play. ... In hindsight, perhaps, he peaked too early. He broke the mould on his very […]britains first black movie star


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This Black New York Actor Became The Toast Of 19th-Century Europe

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:36:50 +0000

(image) "[Ira] Aldridge's career as an actor was exceptional, and not just for a black actor at that time. He traveled farther, was seen by audiences in more countries, and won more medals, decorations, and awards than any other actor of his century."ira aldridge


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Art Cannot Solve America's Race Problems, Says One Of America's Leading Black Female Artists

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:05:22 +0000

(image) Kara Walker, in the artist's statement for her newest show: "I am tired, tired of standing up, being counted, tired of 'having a voice,' or worse, 'being a role model,' Tired, true, of being a featured member of my racial group and/or my gender niche."kara walker


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What Confederate Monuments Really Mean, And Why They Must Come Down: Philip Kennicott

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:34:12 +0000

(image) "Our statuary is largely derived from and better suited to authoritarian societies than democratic ones because monuments require assent to a common proposition: This man was great. They are meant to put historical truths into final form, beyond debate, literally etched in stone."confed memorials


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Hard Truths Or Easy Targets? New York Times Theater Critics Assess The Summer Of Trump

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:18:33 +0000

(image) Alexis Soloski, Ben Brantley, and Jesse Green survey the scene - and the damage. As Brantley puts it, "I don't experience catharsis unless I'm startled into feeling more deeply than I do just reading the headlines on my phone."Summer Of Trump b


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American Boychoir And Its School To Shut Down

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:03:52 +0000

(image) "Throughout its 80-year history, the choir has performed for presidents, on television and radio, and at places like Carnegie Hall and the Academy Awards. The choir toured the country and world and performed as many as 100 concerts each year." But in recent years the school has been plagued by declining enrollment, cash shortages, and […]american boychoir


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At 'Pompeii Of The Middle East', 1,200-Year-Old Mosaic Workshop Unearthed

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:47:50 +0000

(image) "The ancient house was likely undergoing a remodel when, on Jan. 18, 749, the massive earthquake struck Jerash, located in what is now Jordan ... Before the earthquake, artisans were putting together mosaics for the floors of the house, but they abandoned their artwork after the natural disaster struck. This abandonment turned the house into […]1200 year old mosaic workshop


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What's Charlotte Ballet's New Artistic Director Been Doing There? You Have No Idea

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:32:53 +0000

(image) "In 14 months of affiliation with the company - only two as its artistic director - [Hope Muir] has hired an astonishing array of new choreographers, rehired all but two members of the first company, endeared herself to donors from Charlotte to Chautauqua, N.Y., begun to investigate national and international tours, created a choreographic lab […]charlotte ballet


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The Next Big Dance Technique? Countertechnique

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:16:02 +0000

(image) "'Many older techniques have a strong inner logic,' says [Countertechnique creator Anouk] van Dijk, who now directs Melbourne-based Chunky Move. 'But I found they didn't prepare the body for when the dancer has to be highly versatile.' Countertechnique equips dancers with a range of skills and teaches them to apply them within familiar movements. This […]countertechnique


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The Book Fairies Hit Bangkok

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:01:52 +0000

(image) Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince. Hemingway's Cat in the Rain. Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie. "Fairies hid copies of these books and more in public places this past weekend as a local launch of The Book Fairies project, an international initiative in which people leave texts for others to discover in cities around the world. After readers […]book fairies


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Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings His Musical Theatre Juggernaut Into The Chinese Market

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:45 +0000

(image) "Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group has announced a new partnership with one of China's largest live entertainment groups to develop the country's musical theatre industry. Among the first projects to be announced are the first Chinese-language production of Tell Me on a Sunday and a training course taught in collaboration with Arts Educational Schools."Andrew-Lloyd-Webber


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New CEO Of Grantmakers In The Arts (Oh, And GIA Is Moving Out Of Seattle To NYC)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:30:12 +0000

(image) "Edwin Torres has a strong and diverse history in arts philanthropy. Prior to joining the NYC Cultural Affairs office, he was an associate director with The Rockefeller Foundation and director of external partnerships for Parsons School of Design at The New School. He served on the GIA board of directors from 2011 through 2016. He […]Edwin Torres


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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:55:56 +0000

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