NBC Cancels “World Of Dance”

The show had been a strong performer for NBC over its first three seasons, but the fourth season ebbed and flowed in the numbers. The format, which is owned by Universal Television Alternative Studio, also has been remade in a number of territories globally including Thailand, Philippines and Poland.  – Deadline
Tags: Art, Nbc, Dance, Poland, Thailand Philippines, Universal Television Alternative Studio, 03.18.21

2020 Movie Box Office Down Big Time (But Home Streaming Offsets Much)

The U.S./Canada box office market was down 80% in 2020, to $2.2 billion, while tickets sold were down 81% to 0.24 billion. Still, that was offset by home and mobile entertainment, which increased to $30 billion, up 21% from a year earlier. The number of online video subscriptions increased 32% to 308.6 million. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Canada, Audience, 03.18.21

Major New Inuit Museum Opens In Winnipeg

“When Inuit enter the building, we want them to feel like this is a space for them, that the artwork [is] to be curated for them and that they are the intended audience of the work, and up until now that hasn’t necessarily been the case.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Visual, Winnipeg, 03.17.21, Major New Inuit Museum

The Beeple JPG — Just A $69 Million Marketing Stunt?

“It’s absurdity at every level of implementation. They sold a JPEG. This was a $69 million marketing stunt.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, 03.17.21

How A Japanese AI Used In Bakeries Ended Up Fighting Cancer

In early 2017, a doctor at the Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, in Kyoto, saw a television segment about the BakeryScan. He realized that cancer cells, under a microscope, looked kind of like bread. He contacted BRAIN, and the company agreed to begin developing a version of BakeryScan for pathologists. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Ideas, Kyoto, 03.18.21, Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research

2022 Hyundai Staria People Mover Unveiled

Inching closer to its mid-year debut, the 2022 Hyundai Staria multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was revealed yesterday, with the premise of next-level mobility. Minivan though it may be, at no point did Hyundai use this often-maligned vehicle classification. In the world of auto sales, it is the people mover that a family of four or more […] The post 2022 Hyundai Staria People Mover Unveiled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Korea, Autos, Hyundai, Korean, Minivan, Wagon, Vans, MPV, Commuter Car, STARIA, Vantime, Multi Purpose Vehicle, PBV, Purpose Built Vehicle

Has COVID Changed Standup Comedy For Good?

If so, it’s got nothing to do with illness or quarantine as subject matter; it’s that the lockdown pushed everyone — audiences, colleagues, and (crucially) gatekeepers such as casting agents and bookers — online, where barriers to entry are low and the democratizing effect has been sizable. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, 03.16.21

India’s New Internet Regulations Will Change How Indians See The Internet

Among other things, the IT Rules 2021 require social media platforms to deploy AI-based technology to identify sexually explicit content, trace the originator of encrypted messages, introduce a “voluntary verification system” for its users, and hire local teams to respond to both Indian users’ and government’s complaints about content. Regulations for platforms with more than 5 million users will be even tougher. – Global Voices
Tags: Art, Media, India, 03.16.21

What Should Be on the Syracuse Symposium’s Agenda: The Urgent Need for Museum Deaccession Regulations

Museum professionals have instinctively recoiled at the thought of government interference in their activities, insisting that they can police themselves. But that hasn’t worked out too well when it comes to preventing misguided museum officials from converting works that rightly should remain in the public’s patrimony into easy money. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 03.18.21

Is it possible to mourn James Levine?

Yes, but with an enormous asterisk.May 4, 2011. If only it had stopped there. – David Patrick Stearns
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, James Levine, 03.17.21

James Levine’s Complicated Legacy

Justin Davidson: “Levine made innumerable comebacks, and though he ended his career in bitterness and disgrace, he also avoided the punishment he deserved. The Met investigated allegations of sexual harassment and fired him … and then paid him millions to settle a lawsuit. His health would likely have prevented him from conducting much longer anyway.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, People, Levine, James Levine, Justin Davidson, 03.17.21

Dog Dance Competitions (Yes, They’re A Thing)

The sport is called canine musical freestyle. “At a typical competition, you might see dogs weaving through their handlers’ legs, rolling over, spinning on their hind legs or leaping triumphantly into the arms of their humans, tails wagging all the way through. Some routines are more skit-like and tell a story, while others are more abstract.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, 03.16.21

French Arts Workers Are Protesting So They Can Reopen. Americans’ Attitudes Are Different

The pandemic has been a disaster for the theater, of course, potentially more damaging to performing arts industries than to any other. And yet, in the long run, if there is a long run, how we repair our stages could also lead to long-needed changes that would elevate the people who work on, under and behind them. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.17.21

TV’s First Sitcom Family Wasn’t Much Like The Cleavers

Far from the WASP families in suburban homes seen in Father Knows Best and Leave It To Beaver (and The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family and on and on), The Goldbergs — created by its star, Gertrude Berg, who also wrote every episode — featured a thoroughly Jewish immigrant couple and their American-born children in a Bronx tenement. And 1950s America loved it. – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, America, Bronx, Gertrude Berg, 03.12.21

Quebec Says Performances Can Resume — But There Are Strings

“My initial reaction was, ‘That’s great. Then I saw the fine print. Basically it’s the same rules and regulations as last summer — a maximum capacity of 250 people with social distancing, and I believe everyone needs to be seated.” – Montreal Gazette
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.17.21

Atlassian peps up Confluence with new graphical design features

Confluence, Atlassian’s wiki-like collaborative workspace, has been around for over 15 years and is often a core knowledge-sharing tool for the companies that implement it. But for the most part, Confluence is a business tool and looks like it, with walls of text and the occasional graph, table or image. But user expectations have changed and so it’s maybe no major surprise that Atlassian is now bringing a stronger emphasis on design to the service. Today’s update, for example, brings features l...
Tags: TC, Design, Enterprise, Youtube, Tech, Wiki, Document Management, Atlassian, Document Sharing, Confluence, Natalia Baryshnikova, Baryshnikova

BBC Plans Major Transfer Of Production And Jobs Away From London

“The blueprint for the plan, which is called ‘The BBC Across the U.K.,’ commits at least an extra £700 million ($978 million), cumulatively, across the country by 2027/2028. … The expansion also includes the relocation of 400 positions, with half from BBC News and the other half from radio. Around 200-300 new roles in local content journalism will also be created.” – Variety
Tags: Art, London, Media, Bbc, BBC News, 03.18.21

Spotify Finally Provides An Explanation Of How It Pays Royalties

“First things first: It will not tell you how much money Drake made from Spotify; in fact there are no artist names on the site at all. Instead,” Loud & Clear (as it’s called) “‘aims to increase transparency by sharing new data on the global streaming economy and breaking down the royalty system, the players, and the process.'” – Variety
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Drake, 03.18.21

As Pandemic Drags On, A Boom In Online Writers’ Groups

“Some of these informal gatherings have flourished as people who once shied away from writing groups — because of the time commitment, commute or intimidation factor of a room full of aspiring authors — are finding that the pandemic has lowered the barriers to entry.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 03.18.21

HAL Design Management Trainee Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Design & Management Trainee Vacancy in HAL 2021 Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a Navratna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) and a premier Aeronautical Industry of South East Asia, having headquartered at Bengaluru, invites online applications in the prescribed format for recruitment of following Government Jobs Vacancy of Design Trainee / Management Trainee for its various Production, Overhaul & Service Divisions / Research & Design Centres / Offices across... Please Click on ...
Tags: Design, Jobs, Engineer, Bengaluru, South East Asia, Hal, Manisha, Public-Sector, Trainee, Management Trainee, Navratna Public Sector Undertaking PSU, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited HAL

Bowl Bought For $35 At Yard Sale Auctions For $722,000

An antiques enthusiast came across the Ming Dynasty-era piece and thought it could be something special when browsing a yard sale in the New Haven area last year, according to Sotheby’s. The buyer later emailed information and photos to Sotheby’s asking for an evaluation. – HuffPost
Tags: Art, Visual, Sotheby, New Haven, Ming Dynasty, 03.17.21

ALL 24″ & 36″ Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl $9.99 (Reg. to $24.99) at Michael’s PLUS 10% Back in Rewards

Hurry, there is a a great Michael’s deal on Vinyl for your Cricut! ALL 24″ & 36″ Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl $9.99 (Reg. to $24.99) at Michael’s PLUS 10% Back in Rewards (Free to sign up)   Learn some awesome tips and trips for shopping at Michaels too! For Even More Awesome Online Deals
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Michaels, Michael's, Michaels Coupons, Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl

Italy’s Highest Court Saves 800-Year-Old Monastery From Steve Bannon

“The Council of State ruled that the Culture Ministry was correct in cancelling the concession it had given to the Dignitatis Humanae Institute,” a conservative think tank whose stated mission is “supporting Christians in public life, … [in] response to increasing efforts to silence the Christian voice in the public square.” Bannon was leading an effort to establish a training program for right-wing Christian leaders at the monastery, but “the court found that the institute had lied when it bid...
Tags: Art, Italy, Christian, Visual, Council of State, Bannon, Steve Bannon, Dignitatis Humanae Institute, 03.16.21

France’s Erstwhile ‘Museum Of The Colonies’ Is Now Led By The Son Of A Senegalese Immigrant

“Pap Ndiaye, a historian and academic of Senegalese and French descent, was last month appointed to revitalize the Palais de la Porte Dorée — an institution that was born as the Museum of the Colonies in 1931, and that now houses the Tropical Aquarium and the National Museum of the History of Immigration. … The question is whether he can turn around an institution with a problematic legacy and the sensitive mission of telling the story of France’s immigrants.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Issues, Pap Ndiaye, 03.17.21, Tropical Aquarium

The PlayStation 5 is getting a new VR system, and Sony just showed off hardware for the first time - take a look

Sony's new PlayStation 5 VR controller. Sony Sony is making for the PlayStation 5. We got a first look at the new system on Thursday, with the reveal of new VR-specific controllers. It's the successor to the PlayStation VR headset for the PlayStation 4, which launched in 2016. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sony's wildly popular PlayStation 5 is getting yet another new style of gamepad, the company announced on Thursday.The unnamed new controller is s...
Tags: Gaming, Design, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Controller, Playstation, Sony, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Sony Sony, Gamepad, Nishino, PlayStation 5

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 18-25

  Brian Glodney, of Sherman Oaks, and his 3-year-old son Nixon shop for tomato plants during opening day of Tomatomania! at Tapia Bros. Farm stand in Encino on Friday, March 13, 2020. Tomatomania! returns on March 19-21, 2021 in Encino. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of upcoming in-person and online things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Tomatomania!: Get ready to grow your own heirloom and hybrid varieties of ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, California, La, Singapore, Theatre, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, Michigan, Venice

Two Presidents Of Pace Gallery Step Down After Allegations Of Abuse And Ethics Breaches

“Douglas Baxter and Susan Dunne, who have worked at the dealership for decades, are leaving the gallery” in a restructuring of top management. “Their exits coincide with news that Pace has concluded its legal investigation into misconduct allegations facing the two gallery presidents.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Susan Dunne, 03.17.21, Douglas Baxter

Met Opera Musicians Agree To Renegotiate Contract, Will Get Paid For First Time In A Year

“The musicians, and most of the Met’s workers, were furloughed in April, shortly after the pandemic forced the opera house to close. Months later, the Met offered the musicians partial pay in exchange for significant long-term cuts, but their union objected. Then the Met softened its position: Since the end of December, it has been offering to pay the musicians up to $1,543 a week on a temporary basis if they agreed to start negotiations.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 03.17.21

A Search Engine for Finding Free, Public Domain Images from World-Class Museums

Even before the pandemic, museums were putting their art online. Here on Open Culture, we’ve covered such ambitious efforts of digitization and making-available on the part of the Rijksmuseum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and other major institutions, some of whom have gone so far as to upload their holdings under Creative Commons licenses or in other free-to-use forms. And now you can call forth artworks from the open online collections and others all at once with the search engine Museo. “M...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Technology, Wales, College, Mexico, Seoul, New England, Facebook Twitter, Hartford, Automobile Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Museo, Katsushika Hokusai, Colin Marshall

Faith Ringgold: 'I'm not going to see riots and not paint them'

In a 70-year career, Ringgold has shown the US its bloody, brutal side. And yet the artist started out wanting to paint landscapes … She talks about growing up during the Harlem Renaissance, her battles with the establishment and her latest Trump the Chump seriesIt looks a long way down from the window of Faith Ringgold’s attic studio to her snow-covered garden in Englewood, New Jersey. Her friend and longtime gallerist Dorian Bergen is holding the phone aloft, giving me a video tour of an impre...
Tags: Art, Books, US, Society, Culture, Hillary Clinton, Art and design, Children and teenagers, Oprah Winfrey, Englewood New Jersey, Faith Ringgold, Ringgold, Dorian Bergen

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