Early Music America seeks Publications Director

Early Music America is looking for an individual with experience in digital and print magazine editing and production, as well as social media, marketing, and communications skills, for the position of Publications Director. Our external communications comprise our member magazine, EMAg, published three times per year; our website, with weekly articles, news, and reviews; our weekly E-Notes email newsletter; and active social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Location: Re...
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Italy’s Surreal New Fellini Museum Reconfigures A Historic Downtown

The museum occupies two historic buildings, with a large piazza in between, effectively reconfiguring a significant part of Rimini’s downtown. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Italy, Visual, RIMINI

Conspiracy Theory Du Jour: The “Live” Internet Died Five Years Ago

Dead-internet theory suggests that the internet has been almost entirely taken over by artificial intelligence. Like lots of other online conspiracy theories, the audience for this one is growing. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Issues, Du Jour

The Difficulty Of Organizing University Professors

One challenge many faculty members faced was lack of practical knowledge. Almost invariably, we found faculty unable to think outside of the framework for individual action when asked to act in solidarity with student workers. – The Point
Tags: Art, Issues, Difficulty Of Organizing University Professors

You’re Right — Things Are Worse Now Than They Were 60 Years Ago

Sixty years after Kennedy’s speech to Congress, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone willing to make the case that accomplishing hard tasks, solving hard problems, and committing to collective action are particular ambitions or ideals or strengths of American democracy. – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Congress, Ideas, Kennedy

‘Rodeo Clowns Are The Best Athletes In The Arena, And They Save Lives’

“Their work is just as dangerous and exciting as the bull riders they’re employed to protect. Working in teams, their job is to distract an enraged bull from attacking the rider who’s just been catapulted to the dirt.” – Texas Highways
Tags: Art, Theatre

Mustill’s ‘Critic’ in Motion

Norman O. Mustill made “Critic” on paper, in 1971. He didn’t put much trust in critics. The letters and musical symbols cascade down the page and disappear into nothingness. I take it as satirical comment. (The random soundtrack has been added.)
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Mustill, Norman O Mustill

Why We Work Too Much

The ubiquity of overwork is a serious obstacle for many of the ideas about how we might reshape our professional lives in the months ahead. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Ideas

What Will Happen Now To Afghanistan’s Biggest Broadcaster?

“‘I’m still surprised we are up and running,’ said Saad Mohseni, Tolo’s co-owner. … Whether its menu of pop music and female television hosts will survive in the new Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan will be a barometer of the insurgents’ tolerance for dissenting views.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Afghanistan, Saad Mohseni Tolo

American Speech Isn’t Getting Coarser, It’s Getting Softer And More Polite (F-Bombs Notwithstanding)

John McWhorter: “The grand old four-letter words seem to be used as punctuation, … (and) Twitter is full of people being recreationally nasty. Yet when I listen to America talking in our times, I hear an encroaching sweetness, a flowering of deference.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, America, Words, John McWhorter

Disney Doesn’t Want Frank Oz To Make Muppets Anymore

“They don’t want me because I won’t follow orders and I won’t do the kind of Muppets they believe in,” he continued. Just how does Oz describe the new version of the Muppets? “The soul’s not there,” he said. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, Disney

Prices For Vintage Video Games Are Getting Insane

Just over the past year, the record price for a copy of a game has risen by a factor of almost 20, from $114,000 to $2 million, with the most in-demand items being versions (preferably sealed) of the Super Mario Bros. franchise. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Media, Mario Bros

What You Say You Know…

As near as I can figure, when I claim to know something, I am only announcing to myself or to others that henceforth I am going to act and speak as if that something is true. I am going to adopt that claim as a kind of policy guiding my future actions. – 3 Quarks Daily
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Francisco Goya: how a Spanish painter fooled kings and queens

Goya's patriotic painting, The Third of May 1808, earned him the reputation of a true nationalist.His royal portraits, on the other hand, reveal subtle yet sharp criticisms aimed at Spain's incapable rulers.Toward the end of his life, he created a series of disturbing "Black Paintings" on the walls of his house.On May 2, 1808, residents of Madrid rebelled against the Napoleonic forces that had entered their country seven months prior. The aftermath of this unsuccessful uprising was immortalized ...
Tags: Art, France, Spain, History, Innovation, Catholic Church, Charles, Madrid, Parma, Napoleon, Goya, Diego Velázquez, Marco, Ferdinand, Manuel Godoy, Las Meninas

Lloyd Dobyns, Anchor of ‘NBC News Overnight’ And ‘Weekend’, Dead At 85

He attracted national attention in the 1970s for his waggish style hosting NBC’s Weekend, where he was joined by the equally irreverent Linda Ellerbee. They later co-anchored NBC News Overnight, an admired but little-watched show that lasted only 17 months in 1982-83. – The New York Times (AP)
Tags: Art, Nbc, People, Linda Ellerbee, Lloyd Dobyns Anchor

China Restricts Kids’ Video Game-Playing

Gamers aged below 18 will be limited to one hour of online game play, between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in normal weeks. They will also be allowed to play on statutory public holidays. – Variety
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A New Company Rises From The Ashes Of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

“A group of performers from the shuttered Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company have founded the new contemporary company DanceAspen and will debut new work at the Wheeler Opera House next month.” – The Aspen Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Wheeler Opera House, DanceAspen

In Louisiana, Someone’s Finally Teaching Genuine Cajun French

The state has been working to revive French for decades — but the language taught in schools has been the standardized variety, very different from the dialect local elders actually speak. Now a school for adults in a small town is teaching proper Cajun. – National Geographic
Tags: Art, Words, Louisiana

‘It’s not cutesy’: the art show co-curated by a five-year-old

My Kid Could’ve Done That! invited 15 artists to create work alongside their children. From leaking breasts to hours in front of childrens’ TV, the results are admirably honestAt five years of age, Astrid might well be the youngest exhibition curator of all time.“I’m really looking forward to deciding where the art goes,” she says, demonstrating a natural instinct for her new role. “And I’ve really enjoyed working with Daddy too!” Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Children, Society, Childcare, Culture, Art and design, Astrid

Gary Graffman And Jennifer Higdon Leave Curtis Institute Faculty

Graffman, now 92 and formerly the music school’s director and president, had been its leading piano teacher, with Yuja Wang and Lang Lang among his students. Higdon, a Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning composer, cited musical and family commitments for her departure. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Music, Lang Lang, Jennifer Higdon, Higdon, Yuja Wang, Graffman, Gary Graffman, Curtis Institute Faculty

Uruguay Gets Its First Contemporary Art Museum

The Museo de Arte Contemporâneo Atchugarry, now under construction in the exclusive seaside resort town of Punta del Este, is being built and funded by Pablo Atchugarry, perhaps Uruguay’s most prominent living artist. Opening is planned for early January. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Uruguay, Visual, Punta del Este, Museo de Arte Contemporâneo Atchugarry, Pablo Atchugarry

A Giant Puppet Is Traveling Across Europe To Highlight The Plight Of Refugees. She’s Not Always Welcome.

Little Amal, a 20-foot representation of a nine-year-old Syrian refugee girl, is being walked by her handlers from Gazantiep, Turkey to Manchester, England. A local council in Greece is the first, and probably not the last, to ban her from town. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Greece, Issues, MANCHESTER England, Gazantiep Turkey

Apple Buys Classical Streaming Service Primephonic — And Shuts It Down

The tech giant will take Primephonic offline next week and, it says, work on integrating the service’s catalog and specialized search engine, with a new Apple classical app launching next year. Current subscribers will get a refund and six free months of Apple Music. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Apple, Art, Music

"After the Americans leave, what will happen to Afghan artists and performers, cultural workers, and nongovernmental organization staffers engaged with heritage, traditional crafts and preservation?"

 Asks WaP art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott. A young man who leads the local offices for an international cultural heritage organization said he was determined to stay in Afghanistan. “I am checking every day, and right now, things are normal and safe,” he said.... Some arts, including ceramics and woodwork, are passed on through a deeply conservative master-apprentice system which is embedded in traditional Afghan culture. Miniature painting, which has roots in Persian culture, too...
Tags: Art, Law, Artisans, Afghanistan, Ann Althouse, Philip Kennicott

Take a rrip to Randyland, one of the most colorful places in the United States

If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, be sure to take a trip to a magical place called Randyland. Randyland is an incredible DIY art museum that a man named Randy Gilson constructed in his own yard. I had an awesome time there over the weekend, and I'll be back again as soon as I can.  — Read the rest
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Take a trip to Randyland, one of the most colorful places in the United States

If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, PA, be sure to take a trip to a magical place called Randyland. Randyland is an incredible DIY art museum that a man named Randy Gilson constructed in his own yard. I had an awesome time there over the weekend, and I'll be back again as soon as I can.  — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, News, United States, Sculpture, Pittsburgh, Randy Gilson, Mexican War Streets, Randyland, Randyland Randyland

Miami City Ballet – Chief Marketing Officer

Founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and ballet legend Edward Villella, Miami City Ballet (MCB) is one of the world’s leading ballet companies and universally admired among the preeminent interpreters of George Balanchine’s choreography. MCB serves and promotes South Florida’s highly diverse population, where arts communicate across barriers of language, class, and culture. Three pillars propel the organizational mission as a leader in classical ballet: The Company, The Scho...
Tags: Art, Europe, Florida, Jobs, CMO, United States, Broadway, Miami, Frank Gehry, Box Office, Philadelphia, Art Basel, South Florida, Miami Dade County, Los Angeles Chicago, Miami Beach

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