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Top Posts From AJBlogs 12.05.16

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:56:36 +0000

Dave Brubeck, Gone Four Years This is the fourth anniversary of Dave Brubeck’s death at age 91. Under the heading, “Always remembered, never forgotten,”  ... read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2016-12-05 The Tempest-Tost Find a Home (at Stratford-upon-Avon) Prospero with sturdy staff and Ariel with extreme D.A.. ... read more AJBlog: Plain English Published 2016-12-05 […]

This Weekend's Top AJBlog Posts 12.04.16

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:19:54 +0000

Two for One Dylan Crossman Dans(c)e shares a program with Caleb Teicher & Company at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-12-04 This Week In Audience: Are Our Common Cultural Experiences Suffering Because Of High Ticket Prices? This Week: A relation between common experiences and ticket prices?… Some clues about why arts […]

Today's AJBlog Highlights 12.02.16

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:10:12 +0000

Making Christmas Music Rifftides activity is about slow a bit. Rehearsals and performances for the Yakima Jazz Sextet with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra begin this afternoon. If you are in the area, concerts are at 4:00 p.m. Saturday ... read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2016-12-02 Children’s books It’s an evergreen story: great books are removed from a school’s […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 12.01.16

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:54:58 +0000

Other Matters: Journalism, Jefferson And Rivera Charges about biased reporting are as old as journalism itself. ... read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2016-12-01  

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.30.16

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:44:39 +0000

Should We Bother? My post reflecting on the presidential election, Blindsided, drew a thoughtful comment that seems to me to be worthy of a fuller response than a simple “Reply.” ... read more AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-11-29 Nine Ways the Arts Can Heal Our Hurting Civilization; or Lessons I Learned from Reading Comics to […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.28.16

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:58:50 +0000

The common problem I have a theory that you don’t become a full-fledged adult until you’ve weathered the death of someone with whom you are intimate, not in distant memory but at the actual moment of that person’s demise. ... read more AJBlog: About Last Night Published 2016-11-28 Monday Recommendation: George Cables George Cables, The […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend 11.27.16

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 19:00:40 +0000

(image) This Week in Audience: The Trump Era Will Force The Arts To Define Its Audiences; The Stories We All Respond To… This Week: The Trump victory forces theatres to figure out who its audience is… A classic example of starting small in Kenya and developing a demand for books… How did an 80-year-old self-help book ... […]

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Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.22.16

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:03:27 +0000

Snowball’s Chance in Helsinki: Guggenheim Again Seeks Council Approval (plus Abu Dhabi update) Will the Guggenheim Helsinki, proposed in 2011 and stalled ever since, finally get off the drawing board? On Monday, the Helsinki City Board voted 8-7 to revive this persistent project, which will once again be ... read more AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2016-11-22 […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.21.16

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:34:53 +0000

Monday Recommendation: Bill Frisell’s Music From Movies & TV Bill Frisell, When You Wish Upon A Star (Okeh) ... read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2016-11-21 The Rise and Fall (?) of a Superhero (or Not) Faye Driscoll presents Thank You for Coming; Play at BAM Fisher. ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-11-21 Hod O’Brien, […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend 11.20.16

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:00:00 +0000

Breaking away Can you remember the movie Breaking Away? From 1979, and set at that time, in my current home town of Bloomington, Indiana. Four lads just out of high school, all lacking a sense of purpose. ... read more AJBlog: For What it’s WorthPublished 2016-11-20 Recent Listening: Phil Norman Tentet Phil Norman Tentet, Then […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.17.16

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:49:16 +0000

Kenneth Clark’s Response to Crisis During World War II, in London’s bleak days, Kenneth Clark acted, as the review of his biography by James Stourton in today’s New York Times reminds us. ... read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2016-11-16 Creativity and joy — “I could create the career I wanted” Sarah Robinson, co-chair […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.16.16

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:59:54 +0000

Kenneth Clark’s Response to Crisis During World War II, in London’s bleak days, Kenneth Clark acted, as the review of his biography by James Stourton in today’s New York Times reminds us. ... read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2016-11-16 Creativity and joy — “I could create the career I wanted” Sarah Robinson, co-chair […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.15.16

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:15:40 +0000

Your organization sucks at ‘community’ and let me tell you why by Ronia Holmes, Assistant Director of Communications for Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago ... read more AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-11-15 Mose Allison Is Gone Mose Allison has died at the age of 89. A Mississippi pianist, singer, composer, songwriter […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.14.16

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:53:21 +0000

Blindsided It’s been a week since the election. ... I will confess that one of my first impulses was to throw in the towel on my work attempting to better connect arts organizations with their communities. Even then, though, I knew that was a form of cowardice that I couldn’t, ultimately, abide. ... read more […]

Top AJBlogs Posts From The Weekend, 11.13.16

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 20:00:14 +0000

Why it’s time to completely, totally, finally give up on economic impact studies in the arts This is my last attempt at this topic, based on some recent (friendly!) twitter conversations and questions. One. Let me start with some data. Here, from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, are sector shares ... read more AJBlog: […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.10.16

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:11:15 +0000

Racism and the ‘Bigger Force’ When I asked South African playwright Athol Fugard his opinion of race relations in the United States, he replied: Man! It’s not as easy to identify the enemy here, as it is back home, ... read more JBlog: Straight|Up Published 2016-11-10 Happy Birthday, USMC Today is the 241st birthday of the United […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.09.16

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:14:31 +0000

What is our “Great Work” in light of this election? Several hours ago now, Donald J. Trump was elected the forty-fifth President of the United States. I haven’t slept in 36 hours. As the results of the election became clear, more than a few theater friends on my Facebook feed began to post the words: […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.08.16

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:15:39 +0000

Who Benefits? Definitions are important to me. That’s probably a reflection of my former life as an academic. (Or, I suppose, it could be why I was an academic.) They’ve also become critical to my work as an advocate for community engagement. ... read more AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-11-08 Comes the Revolution! Don’t let that […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.07.16

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:38:23 +0000

Remembering and Re-imagining an Era Danspace Project’s Platform 16: Lost & Found revisits and examines the decades when  HIV/AIDS felled so many. ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-11-07 An ideal concert Anderson and Roe, the piano duo, at the National Gallery in DC, on October 30. And why was it ideal? Well, first, ... […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend 11.06.16

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 20:00:36 +0000

This Week In Understanding Audiences: Interactive Theatre, Arts Video And Artificial Intelligence This Week: Theatre used to be more interactive – can it be again?… There’s an awful lot of arts video out there – but what do audiences want?… Can you shame an arts organization into ... read more AJBlog: AJ Arts Audience  Published 2016-11-06 Born […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.03.16

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:07:55 +0000

When is a novel like a piano? When it’s “treated” Tom Phillips is the polymath’s polymath. When he gave the Slade Lectures at Oxford in 2006, we gleaned that he is not only a painter, print-maker and a Royal Academician, but also a film-maker, opera librettist and set designer, a fluent writer, translator, composer, and […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.02.16

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:01:46 +0000

Instead of publicity There are new things you have to do now to publicize your work. This is something that most publicists, I fear, may not understand. But one of my former Juilliard students provides a good example of ... read more AJBlog: Sandow Published 2016-11-02 [ssba_hide]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.01.16

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 07:44:14 +0000

Co-Creation in Dance by Clara Pinsky, Program Coordinator; Krissie Marty, Associate Choreographer; Allison Orr, Artistic Director Forklift Danceworks ... read more AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-11-01 Communicating Across Borders Babel (words) by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-11-01 [ssba_hide]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.31.16

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 08:25:23 +0000

Artificial Intelligence Invades The Museum and Art Worlds “It’s a massively ambitious project.” That is Tony Guillan, a multimedia producer for the Tate museum, in the U.K, speaking. ... read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2016-10-30 The ties that bind I was nosing around Facebook the other day when I stumbled across a reproduction […]

Top AJBlog Posts From The Weekend 10.30.16

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18:05:26 +0000

 Yes, but Can You Dance to It? Lautari and 21st century Mazurka This is my first entry in ArtsJournal, and in presenting Lautari’s performance at Subrosa, I hope to demonstrate something about world music, past, present and possible future. Lautari is a singularly appropriate example. The more AJBlog: OtherWorldly Published 2016-10-30 ‘Tis Autumn: Zoot Sims Autumn 2016 […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.27.16

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:58:00 +0000

Viewpoint diversity In a guest blog at Scientific American, social psychologist Clay Routledge asks whether American (and presumably this applies to other countries) universities allot an excessive amount of attention to racial, gender, and cultural diversity, but insufficient attention to viewpoint diversity. ... read more AJBlog: For What it’s Worth Published 2016-10-27 Moving Architecture American […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.26.16

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:54:03 +0000

A Star Turn for Giovanni di Paolo Ever since I first saw Giovanni di Paolo’s The Creation and the Expulsion from the Paradise in the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum, I’ve been a huge fan of the Sienese painter. ... read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2016-10-26 Get a room! Looking at an […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.25.16

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:04:12 +0000

From Arts Experience to Human Experience by Barry C. Hughson  A few months ago, I attended the dress rehearsal for Dreamers Ever Leave You. It was a transformational artistic and human experience. ... read more AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-10-25 Great job. You’re fired Shakespeare’s Globe yesterday released a baffling public statement. It praised Emma Rice, […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 10.24.16

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:13:43 +0000

When Is a Climax Not One? The Yasmeen Godder Company from Israel mingles performers and spectators. ... read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-10-24 Nobel Thoughts Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year, and discussions ensued: why him?  These discussions are understandable and mostly reasonable, and they are good discussions to have.  But […]

This Weekend's Top AJBlog Posts 10.23.16

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:54:19 +0000

What We Learned About Audiences This Week: An Uber For Classical Music? Threats To Our Attention Spans This Week: Live classical music on demand, in your living room!… Is being always connected killing our ability to follow complex art?… The Smithsonian Wants your money to preserve Wizard of Oz ruby slippers… ... read more AJBlog: AJ […]