The Case For Banning The Unvaccinated From Theatres

If universities, such as Yale, Stanford and UCLA, are planning to require returning students to be fully vaccinated, why can’t performing arts venues do the same? This policy would offer audience members some insurance that the stranger crammed into the seat next to them wasn’t a potential petri dish of COVID variants eagerly seeking a crack in their newly erected wall of immunity. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Issues, Ucla, Yale Stanford, 05.19.21

Performers rally in support of state Senate bill aiding small arts organizations

Actor Danny Glovers speaks at a rally to support SB 805 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Casa 0101 Theater in Los Angeles. The bill, sponsored by state senator Susan Rubio, will help assist small performing arts companies in Los Angeles. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Actors and supporters of SB 805 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Casa 0101 Theater in Los Angeles. The bill, sponsored by state senator Susan Rubio, will help assist small performing arts companies in Los Ang...
Tags: Art, News, Arts, California, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Theater, Rubio, Stewart, Los Angeles County, state Senate, San Fernando

How Tourism Is Killing Our Favorite Cities

While the number of visitors remains below the threshold, tourists use services and provisions designed for residents. Once this threshold is crossed, however, residents are forced to use services designed for tourists. – Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.19.21

Amazon Makes Deal To Lend Books Through The Digital Public Library of America

The deal represents a major step forward for the digital library market. Not only is Amazon Publishing finally making its digital content available to libraries, the deal gives libraries a range of models through which it can license the content, offering libraries the kind of flexibility librarians have long asked for from the major publishers. – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Amazon, Art, Words, Amazon Publishing, Digital Public Library of America, 05.18.21

Study: BIPOC Arts Workers In LA Earn 35 Percent Less

On average, entry-level arts administrators in Los Angeles County earn $36,847 annually—a figure that’s higher than the $31,200 minimum wage in the area, but lower than the living wage of $40,200, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator. BIPOC respondents from the same group reported an average income of just $32,027, while white arts workers earned $43,437, or 35 percent more. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Issues, Los Angeles County, 05.17.21, MIT Living Wage Calculator BIPOC

How Glyndebourne Didn’t Miss A Step

Throughout the pandemic Glyndebourne has been notably agile, putting on outdoor performances last summer and leading the brief UK return to theatres in the autumn. Now, for summer 2021, the only real casualty of the originally planned season is a revival of Barbe & Doucet’s staging of Mozart’s Magic Flute, which, with its huge drop sets and puppets, would have required too many people working too closely together behind the scenes. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, UK, Glyndebourne, Mozart, 05.17.21, Barbe Doucet

Presentation Savvy Sells

If you’ve ever worked in sales, you know it’s all a numbers game. More calls lead to more meetings. Meetings which hopefully lead to more sales. While that is true to a degree, focusing only on calls means you are missing a crucial aspect of the equation. The human behind those calls or the meetings is irreplaceable. If the caller does not have presentation savvy, the chances of that lead becoming a sale drop dramatically. The reality is that a sales rep who has had training on what makes an e...
Tags: Design, B2b Marketing, Content, Presentation, Speaking, Presentation Skills, Savvy, B2B sales, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design, Sales presentation, Presentation Content, B2C sales, Audience-focused Presentation, Sales Rep, B2B sales presentation

Veiled Threats: A New Sitcom About An All-Female Muslim Punk Band (?)

In We Are Lady Parts, “the stakes are high: can an extra guitarist give Lady Parts the edge they need to get out of playing in their bedrooms (and occasionally the halal butcher) and break into the toilet circuit?” (That’s British for the dive bar circuit.) “What follows is an exuberant exploration of female self-expression and sisterhood, complete with slapstick dream sequences, surreal puppet outtakes and tongue-in-cheek earworms performed by the cast.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, 05.18.21

Still Burning: The Condition of Burnout

To be burned out is to be used up, like a battery so depleted that it can’t be recharged. In people, unlike batteries, it is said to produce the defining symptoms of “burnout syndrome”: exhaustion, cynicism, and loss of efficacy. Around the world, three out of five workers say they’re burned out. A 2020 U.S. study put that figure at three in four. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Ideas, 05.17.21

Record man Koester’s blues and jazz legacy

Chicagoan Bob Koester, proprietor of the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records for nearly 70 years, is a model of music activism and entrepreneurship from an era rapidly receding. – Howard Mandel
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Delmark Records, Jazz Record Mart, Koester, 05.19.21, Chicagoan Bob Koester

A Years-Long Argument Over Conceptual Art, Capitalism, Classism, And Stir-Fried Noodles

Art critic Enid Tsui looks at the perennial controversy over Rirkrit Tiravanija’s performance piece untitled (pad thai), in which the artist creates a “micro-utopia” by cooking the eponymous noodle dish in the gallery and sharing it with everyone in attendance (which means the kind of people who go see performance art in galleries). – South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
Tags: Art, Visual, Rirkrit Tiravanija, 05.15.21, Enid Tsui

Why People Hate The Sound Of Their Own Voices

The discomfort we have over hearing our voices in audio recordings is probably due to a mix of physiology and psychology. For one, the sound from an audio recording is transmitted differently to your brain than the sound generated when you speak. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Words, 05.18.21

The Hidden Treasures Of The St. Louis Central Library

“First editions of Palladio and Alberti as well as 16th century printings of Vitruvius — oh, and first editions of Piranesi etchings that once belonged to the House of Lords. All of these sit behind glass and wood cabinets in an English country house library hidden within the I-Am-America-Hear-Me-Roar Gilded Age splendor.” – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Words, Piranesi, Palladio, Alberti, St Louis Central Library, 05.16.21

Critic And Comic: Sarah Silverman And AO Scott Talk About A Provocative Review

“This sounds corny, but that’s what I love about art, especially comedy. It’s not evergreen. It changes so much every time you return to it, and as the world changes and as hopefully you change. That’s how art can teach us, whether it’s good stuff or bad stuff, problematic or inspirational, it’s all the same.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Sarah Silverman, 05.18.21, AO Scott Talk About A Provocative Review

If You’re Incorporating ASL In Your Play, Please, Please Don’t Do These Things

Brian Cheslik, theatre teacher at the Texas School for the Deaf: “Please know that I am writing this from a place of love and support, in hopes of giving guidance for theatre educators and producers nationwide. While I wrote this to focus on theatre education in schools, these tips do apply to the entertainment industry in general, so you can substitute the word student for person, actor, or artist.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Theatre, Texas School, 05.18.21, Brian Cheslik

Inside One Texas Museum’s Controversial COVID Response

Early on, positive press rolled in for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, focusing on the MFAH’s safety precautions for guests, who would be allowed a welcome distraction during the pandemic. But behind the scenes, employees were growing increasingly frustrated with the risks they encountered while working low-wage jobs to keep the museum running; their job duties had been modified so that now they were tasked with scanning temperatures and controlling crowds as COVID-19 cases continued to rise t...
Tags: Art, Visual, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, MFAH, 05.17.21, Texas Museum

Art Gensler, Who Founded World’s Largest Architectural Firm, Dead At 85

“Over the decades, Gensler’s firm has designed universities, hotels, sports stadia and universities, touching almost every part of the built environment. It has created corporate headquarters for the likes of Facebook, Burberry and Hyundai, and airports from Detroit, Michigan, to Incheon, South Korea. In the process, the company has grown into giant of global architecture, employing thousands of people at offices in 50 world cities.” – CNN
Tags: Art, People, Hyundai, Gensler, Detroit Michigan, Incheon South Korea, 05.18.21, Facebook Burberry

A Sci-Fi ‘Rite Of Spring’ Set In The Arctic

Choreographer Andrea Schermoly, who created this wintry take on Stravinsky’s modernist classic for Louisville Ballet’s online “Season of Illumination”: “I’d seen a short film … about a stray albino penguin that ad been ousted by its tribe. I remember thinking it was such a strange parallel to Rite, and I liked the starkness of the terrain. … The music is so eerie, huge and violent, and I felt like the tribal sense could still be captured in that icy environment.” – Pointe Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Stravinsky, Louisville Ballet, Andrea Schermoly, 05.17.21

Help, it’s 1,000 trillion degrees in here! The Big Bang artwork that makes scientists cry

What would it have been like to be inside the Big Bang? We meet the ultra-hi-tech art duo who are using light, sound and sub-atomic astro data to recreate the biggest explosion ever‘Step into the heart of the Big Bang,” says the advert for Halo, a walk-in, 360-degree, audiovisual installation about to open in Brighton. Come off it, I want to retort. You couldn’t “step” into the Big Bang without first travelling 13.8 billion years back in time and then being extremely miniaturised. After all, the...
Tags: Art, Science, UK News, Nasa, Physics, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Festivals, Cern, Brighton, Installation, Exhibitions, Particle physics, Brighton Festival, University of Sussex

How to Pick the Easiest Hanging Plants to Keep Alive Indoors

Hanging plants can make your place feel like a beautiful oasis, but when those plants’ colors begin to fade and their leaves dry out, it’s hard to save them, especially if you have no idea what is going on. Some hanging plants outgrow their pots, while others are victim to the common overwatering, and even the more…Read more...
Tags: Landscape, Environment, Lifehacks, Plant, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Fern, Human Interest, House Plants, Container Garden, Tropical Garden, Houseplant, Environmental Design, Hospitality Recreation, Gardening In Restricted Spaces

Seeing How Musical Instruments Actually Get Made

“The process of making musical instrument is generally out of the public eye, and there’s often a mystique about how those particular tools-of-the-trade are created. During some idle hours of the long lockdown, I went deep down the YouTube rabbit hole and discovered scores of fascinating videos capturing all manner of fine artisans — luthiers, brass wranglers, wood turners, and more — exploring the alchemy of turning raw materials into the precision instruments musicians depend on to work their...
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, 05.18.21

Garth Drabinsky — Back On Broadway

“The show is produced by Garth H. Drabinsky, the Tony-winning producer behind Kiss of the Spider Woman, who was sentenced to seven years in a Canadian prison in 2009 for fraud and forgery. That sentence was reduced on appeal to five years. Drabinsky served 17 months before being released on parole in 2013. Subsequent US charges were dismissed in 2018, clearing the way for Drabinsky to resume work as a theatrical producer south of the border.” – Theatre Mania
Tags: Art, Theatre, US, Broadway, Tony, Garth Drabinsky, Drabinsky, 05.18.21, Garth H Drabinsky

Actor Charles Grodin, 86

“[He] made his mark in both comedy and drama, onstage and on screen and as a writer and director. He often adopted a quirky style that could be simultaneously self-effacing and self-important. He was a master of the cringeworthy moment, when it wasn’t clear if he was being funny, naive or insulting — or a little of all three.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Charles Grodin, 05.18.21

The Amenities This Developer Is Adding To Apartment Buildings Are Theaters And Gallery Spaces

Mind you, this isn’t just any old real estate mogul: it’s Dasha Zhukova, the collector who founded the popular Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Her new U.S. venture, called Ray, is already at work on a New York building that will incorporate the National Black Theatre in Harlem and a development in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood with six street-level art studios. – Artnet
Tags: Art, New York, Moscow, Philadelphia, Issues, Harlem, Ray, Fishtown, National Black Theatre, Dasha Zhukova, 05.17.21

At Last, Bourse de Commerce—Pinault Collection Opens In Paris

“The reopening of Paris museums this week finally gives billionaire tycoon François Pinault the chance to showcase his vast contemporary art collection in the French capital, with works ranging from stuffed pigeons to slowly melting chairs. The museum’s launch in a converted 19th-century commodities exchange, blocks away from the Louvre, was put on hold twice due to the coronavirus pandemic after having suffered earlier planning mishaps, with an initial project abandoned in 2005.” – Reuters ...
Tags: Art, Commerce, Paris, Louvre, Visual, François Pinault, 05.17.21

Asking The Museums That Have Benin Bronzes About Repatriation

“The contentious objects, known to have been looted from the Benin Royal Palace in 1897, are scattered across some of the most prominent museums the world over. … Artnet News reached out to 30 museums known to hold Benin bronzes to ask for an update on their position on restitution, and the status of objects in their collection.” Here are responses from 14 of them, from Vienna to Vancouver to Washington, DC. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Vienna, Vancouver, Benin, Visual, Artnet News, Benin Royal Palace, 05.18.21

Modern Inspiring 2011 IKEA Baby Nursery Furniture Designs

These 2011 IKEA baby nursery furniture designs will give several ideas in decorate, remodel, and design a space for our kids. The composition of the furniture with the color application included with the design was looking amazing here. We were spoiling our kid’s trough these decorations. We will see the furniture in this series was completed with the bedding set, wardrobe stuff, and study space such as table and chair. There were also the inspiring baby nursery furniture decors that designed fo...
Tags: Books, Ikea, Interior Design, Furniture Design, Modern Furniture, Bedroom Design, Baby & Kids Furniture, Kids Bedding, Baby Furniture, Furniture Designs, Bedroom Decor, Kids Bedroom, Design Ideas, Study space, Baby Nursery Furniture

Why are our cities built for 6ft-tall men? The female architects who fought back

Fed up living in a world designed by and for men, 80s design activists Matrix declared war on every urban obstacle in their way. And their impact is still being felt todayWhen Le Corbusier developed his proportional system Le Modulor in the 1940s, the great architect had in mind a handsome British policeman. His system would go on to shape the entire postwar world, dictating everything from the height of a door handle to the scale of a staircase, all governed by the need to make everything as co...
Tags: Design, Environment, Women, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Feminism, Art and design, Paris, Planning policy, Exhibitions, Barbican, Le Corbusier, Corbusier, Le Modulor

show more filters
April - 2021
May - 2021
June - 2021