CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Bring your love of dance, theatre, music, or opera to leadership roles in national and international performing arts organizations through NYU Steinhardt’s MA in Performing Arts Administration, located in the heart of New York City. Our master’s degree provides unparalleled training within a university acclaimed for its preparation of global leaders in business, management, and the arts. Join peers from around the world to study with business faculty and top arts professionals, and prepare f...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt

Bring your love of the arts to leadership positions with arts institutions through NYU Steinhardt’s MA in Visual Arts Administration. Prepare for a dynamic career in the commercial or non-profit art sectors. Our master’s degree was the first in the United States to focus on visual arts management careers in both traditional and alternative contexts. The curriculum prepares you for leadership roles in a broad range of arts organizations. We consider the cultural and economic impact of the vis...
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Shocker: Warner Studios Says It Will Release All Its 2021 Movies At Once Streaming And In Theatres

In a surprising break from industry standards, Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 slate — a list of films that includes “The Matrix 4,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” remake, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights,” Sopranos prequel “The Many Saints of Newark,” and “The Suicide Squad” — will debut both on HBO Max and in theaters on their respective release dates. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Newark, Warner Bros, Audience, Lin Manuel Miranda, Denis Villeneuve, Warner Studios, HBO Max, 12.02.20

NASDAQ Proposes Rule To Diversify Boards. Will It Accomplish Diversity?

The experience of some high-profile tech companies calls into question whether a diverse board leads to a more diverse workforce. Straight white men are a minority on the boards at Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google parent Alphabet. None of the four would have to make changes to comply with Nasdaq’s rule. But none has shown big progress in diversifying its workforce. – Wired
Tags: Google, Art, Nasdaq, Issues, Apple Microsoft Facebook, 12.02.20

The LA Times Asked Readers What They Thought Of Virtual Arts. Here’s What They Said:

Like Times critics Charles McNulty and Mark Swed, many of those who responded to the survey had mixed feelings about remote or distanced shows. The consensus? Some options are better than no options, but many lamented the loss of a shared, visceral experience of seeing art in person with others. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, LA Times, Mark Swed, Charles McNulty, 12.03.20, Like Times

US Senate Introduces Bill To Let Musicians Deduct Full Cost Of Production As Its Incurred

With many of the CARES Act provisions expiring, the Help Independent Tracks Succeed (HITS) Act, a bipartisan solution that would allow musicians, technicians and producers to deduct 100 percent of recording production expenses in the year they are incurred, rather than in later years — i.e. an individual could fully expense the cost of new studio recordings on their taxes, up to $150,000. This small tax incentive would alter the current tax policy that requires individual recording artists and ...
Tags: Art, Music, US Senate, 12.03.20

How They Measure Happiness (And Why)

Within the U.S., a commonly cited data source is the General Social Survey (GSS). This has been measuring general well-being levels every one or two years going back to 1972, and since then, has always shown that the percentage of people who say they are “very happy” hovers between roughly 30 and 35 percent, while the percentage of those who are “not too happy” sits around 10 to 15 percent. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, General Social Survey GSS, 12.02.20

Countryside Cop Runs Bookmobile For Village Kids In Sri Lanka

A couple of times each week, Mahinda Dasanayaka, a 32-year-old child protection officer in the tea-growing mountains northeast of Colombo, packs up his motorbike with children’s books and brings them to villages too small and remote ever to get a public library. And the kids line up to meet him. – AP
Tags: Art, Words, Sri Lanka, Colombo, 11.27.20, Mahinda Dasanayaka

Publishers Back Replacing BookExpo

Among the criticisms of the old BookExpo was that it was too expensive and had lost its way in trying to be all things to all people. – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Words, BookExpo, 12.02.20

Maybe The Right Concert Piece For The Age Of COVID Is Cage’s 4’33”

When Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic learned, on short notice, that their Oct. 31 concert would be the last for some time with a live audience, they chose Cage’s score-without-notes as their encore — and their rendition has racked up more than 50,000 views on YouTube so far. David Patrick Stearns considers the meaning of this notorious musical landmark, both in general and in this particular performance, which (despite Petrenko’s much-too-fast tempos) “seemed to achieve maximum eloq...
Tags: Art, Music, Youtube, Berlin, David Patrick Stearns, Petrenko, Kirill Petrenko, 12.01.20

Jazz Standard’s Closing Is Likely Only The First Of Many More

According to a recent survey by the New York Independent Venue Association, 68 of its members have accrued $20 million in debt as a result of the pandemic, and they need more than $5 million in monthly relief. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Jazz Standard, New York Independent Venue Association, 12.03.20

Netflix Debuts A New Series Focused On Dance

Five A-list choreographers were hired to reflect the show’s varied moods and styles: Guillaume Côté, Juliano Nunes, Garrett Smith, Tiler Peck, and Robert Binet. In typical entertainment-world fashion, they had relatively few rehearsals with the cast. – Dance Spirit
Tags: Art, Dance, Netflix, Robert Binet, 12.02.20

Why, And How, Francis Ford Coppola Has Reworked ‘The Godfather, Part III’

“Unlike the near universal acclaim the first two movies enjoy, Part III is remembered as the Fredo of its family — the one that doesn’t really measure up. … For a new theatrical and home-video release this month, Coppola has rechristened the film as Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. … The director has changed its beginning and ending and made alterations throughout to excavate and clarify the narrative that he always believed it contained about mortality and redem...
Tags: Art, Media, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Coppola, Fredo, Michael Corleone, 12.02.20

Establishing Authentic Thought Leadership

As presenters, we like to be heard and understood. The more we present original ideas, the more our audiences trust and rely on us for thought leadership. While not every presenter will become a thought leader, it is certainly a worthwhile goal. Now, there is a difference between being a self-proclaimed thought leader and earning the title outright. But how does a presenter rise to thought leadership? The answer lies in authenticity. Let’s break down a few tips on how to establish authentic thou...
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Magnificent burst of graffiti bombing on NYC subways

Over the weekend, graffiti artists bombed at least two dozen New York City train cars resulting in a traveling gallery of magnificent pieces reminiscent of subway art's 1970s heyday. From The City: The bulk of the hits occurred during the nightly 1 a.m.-to-5 — Read the rest
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A gallery of "woman yelling at cat" meme art in different historical styles

Bruce Sterling posted a gallery of images depicting the famous "woman yelling at cat" meme rendered in different period styles.
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A Makeshift Movie On Zoom Became The Year’s Sleeper Hit Horror Film

Just a year ago, a movie like Host was barely imaginable; now it seems almost inevitable. Director Rob Savage’s thriller — about a group of teens marooned at home during lockdown, who decide, just for kicks, to gather on Zoom and conduct a séance — inventively plays on our new anxieties, using face filters, software glitches and connection problems as plot devices. Host drew hundreds of thousands of new subscribers to the streaming platform that commissioned it, got Savage three new directing g...
Tags: Art, Media, Savage, Host, Rob Savage, 11.30.20

Reconsidering The Diversity Of Classical Music

“Classical music is diversifying not just on account of contemporary composers, but thanks to increased awareness of figures who were famous in their day but have since been forgotten, covered up or sidelined. The history of classical music is much more complex and diverse than the impression given by the canon as we know it now.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, 12.02.20

Mysterious ‘Con Queen Of Hollywood’ (Who’s A Man) Arrested In England

Hargobind Tahilramani, a 41-year-old Indonesian man now in custody in Manchester, is believed to be the perpetrator of a years-long scam in which he impersonated major Hollywood executives such as Amy Pascal, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Kennedy, and Wendi Deng Murdoch and swindled hopeful actors, stunt performers, makeup artists and others out of thousands of dollars each. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, England, Hollywood, People, Manchester, Wendi Deng Murdoch, 12.02.20, Hargobind Tahilramani, Amy Pascal Sherry Lansing Kathleen Kennedy

If You’re Showing An Old ‘Nutcracker’ Online, What Do You Do About The Dances That Now Seem Racist?

Phil Chan, co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, has given advice to a number of companies on how to handle (in live performance) the ethnic-stereotype set pieces in the ballet’s second act. Here he offers three suggestions for providing access to the seasonal favorite for your community when the portrayals in your old production don’t look so good today. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Phil Chan, 11.28.20

‘In The Land Of Bittersweet’: ‘Nutcracker’ And The Christmas Of COVID

Reporter Cory Stieg looks at how various companies are adapting the ballet for this very unusual Christmas, from going online completely (most East Coast troupes) to in-person performances with smaller, socially-distanced casts and audiences (Ballet West in Utah), and why Nutcracker is so important even beyond its status as a revenue generator. – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Utah, Dance, East Coast, Ballet West, 11.27.20, Cory Stieg

New York’s Jazz Standard Club Closes

It is the first major jazz club in the city to close permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic. – NPR
Tags: Art, Music, 12.02.20, New York 's Jazz Standard Club Closes

A COVID-Safe Drive-In Theatre For Stage Plays Will Open Next Spring

The DriveINSIDE theatre, which is approved for operating even under Britain’s Tier 3 pandemic restrictions, will have a four-week run in Manchester in March before touring the rest of the UK. Cars will be directed to a designated parking spot, the equivalent of an assigned seat, and passenger-viewers will be able to sit outside on the driver’s side. – Manchester Evening News
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Britain, Manchester, Audience, 12.01.20

Florence’s Soccer Stadium Is A Modernist Masterpiece But Badly Outdated. Preservationists And The Team Are At War.

The Artemio Franchi stadium, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi in 1930, is regularly featured in architecture textbooks and is even on a page in Italy’s passport. But the seats are uncomfortable, some of them are exposed to rain, and there’s no place for revenue-generating shops or eateries. The team’s owner, with the fans on his side, wants to tear it down and build a new one; preservationists are aghast; the culture ministry in Rome will be the referee. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Rome, Italy, Florence, Visual, Artemio Franchi, 12.02.20, Pier Luigi Nervi

'I guess this is a thing now, right?': monolith appears on California mountain – video report

A new mysterious metal monolith has appeared atop a mountain in California, just a week after a similar structure captured the imagination of the world when it was discovered in the deserts of Utah – before disappearing. Amid mounting international attention of the mystery, a similar structure was reportedly found in the mountains of Romania - before it disappeared as wellNew mystery metal monolith appears on a California mountaintop Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Utah, California, World news, US news, Romania

Plans For ‘The Black Version Of Lincoln Center’ On Chicago’s South Side

“[Actor Harry Lennix] intends to build both a two-theater complex to house (among others) the Congo Square Theatre Company and a new, nationally focused museum dedicated to Black contributions to the performing arts. Everything from dance to film to music to theater.” – Yahoo! (Chicago Tribune)
Tags: Art, Chicago, Lincoln Center, Issues, South Side, Harry Lennix, 12.02.20, Congo Square Theatre Company

The ‘Digital Magna Carta’: Section 230, The Law That Made Social Media And E-Commerce Possible

“Much of the modern internet exists thanks to a short section of a 1996 US law dedicated to moderating online porn.” That’s Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996: it protects websites with user-generated content — and that’s everything from Twitter and YouTube to Amazon and Wikipedia — from legal liability for that content. (It’s the creator that gets prosecuted or sued.) But Section 230 has been under attack from several sides, and the lawmakers that back them, for years — and ...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Wikipedia, US, Donald Trump, Issues, 12.02.20, Digital Magna Carta

A 1913 Children’s Book Lampoons Duchamp, Picasso & Other Avant-Garde Artists: Read The Cubies’ ABC Online

Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring premiered in 1913, and its violent break from musical and choreographic tradition, so the story goes, pushed the genteel Parisian audience to violent rebellion. That tale may have grown taller over the past century, but public distaste for then-novel trends in all forms of “modern art” has left a paper trail. Here we have a particularly amusing exhibit, and long an obscure one: The Cubies’ ABC, a picture book by a couple named Mary Mills and Earl Harvey Lyal...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Abc, College, America, History, Seoul, Wassily Kandinsky, Gertrude Stein, United States of America, Facebook Twitter, Igor Stravinsky, Duchamp, Kandinsky

Fine Young Cannibal Roland Gift: 'I went back to where being pretty didn't matter'

He was ‘the first black punk in Hull’ and was named one of the world’s 50 most beautiful people. But the singer turned his back on pop stardom. He reveals why he’s returning with a gritty musical about a band called The BlacksThere are no film posters up in Roland Gift’s house in Holloway, London, and the platinum discs are all packed away. It’s a home that gives few clues to the remarkable life story the 59-year-old is about to recount: how the “first black punk in Hull” went on to become an in...
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