Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibition kicks off in LA with drummer Nick Mason

Nick Mason, the drummer of British rock band Pink Floyd, officially kicked off the run of Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, an immersive exhibition that will run daily through Jan. 9, 2022, at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 3. As fans of all ages with opening day tickets lined the sidewalks out on Hollywood Boulevard, Mason took a stroll through the exhibition, which features over 350 Pink Floyd artifacts including oversized stage sets, props and private collectio...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Hollywood, London, La, Tim Burton, Los Angeles, Sport, Pink Floyd, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Vogue, Mexico City, Guillermo Del Toro

Judge Sentences Right-Wing Extremist To Read Classics

“Start with Pride And Prejudice and Dickens’s A Tale Of Two Cities. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Think about Hardy. Think about Trollope. “On January 4 you will tell me what you have read and I will test you on it.” – BBC
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Why Big-Name Writers Are Signing On With Substack

Writers flirting with the Substack idea would be better seen in footballing terms: they are probably going out on loan from their existing publishers, not transferring for good. – The Guardian
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Study: Crowd-Sourced Fact-Checking Is Pretty Accurate

The study found that with a group of just eight laypeople, there was no statistically significant difference between the crowd performance and a given fact checker. – Wired
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Does The Art World Still Have A Sense Of Humor?

Red tape and regulations have largely put paid to a congenial and very possibly no-less-profitable art world, as has the workload in oppressed, ever-leaner organisations dominated by accountants or hit by government cuts. – Apollo
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It’s the Met’s First Opening Night Since The Pandemic And First Opera By A Black Composer. Meet The Man Who’s Singing The Lead

Justin Davidson profiles Will Livermore, a 33-year-old baritone who’d been specializing in comic parts such as Papageno and Figaro. Now he’s taking on the role of the furious Charles in composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles Blow’s memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones. – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Music, Charles, Terence Blanchard, Charles Blow, Justin Davidson, Papageno, Will Livermore

SAG-AfTRA Elects New Leaders

Fran Drescher has been elected president of SAG-AFTRA and, in a split decision, her opponent’s running mate, Joely Fisher, has been elected national secretary-treasurer. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Media, SAG AFTRA, Joely Fisher, Fran Drescher

At Last, China’s Notorious “Ghost Cities” Are Getting Some Actual Inhabitants

Early in the 2000s. the People’s Republic created a string of new mega-developments — building much faster than people were moving in. Images of wide boulevards and flashy architecture completely devoid of people spread worldwide. Finally, folks are arriving and the cities are showing some life. – Bloomberg Businessweek
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China Bans “Effeminate Men” From TV

Previously, the regime has expressed official concerns and cracked down on youth online gaming, boy band culture, gambling, cryptocurrency and sports. The moves are part of discouraging what it sees as unhealthy attention to celebrities and certain distracting activities. – Deadline
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A half-destroyed Banksy artwork is getting auctioned off again. Watch the famous moment it unexpectedly began to shred itself.

Banksy's shredded painting, re-titled Love is in the Bin. BEN STANSALL/Getty Images Banksy partially shredded one of his paintings after it was auctioned in 2018. The half-shredded painting may go for up to $7.13 million. The winning bid in 2018 was $1.3 million. The painting, "Girl with Balloon," went through a secret shredder installed inside the bottom edge of the frame. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Banksy painting that was partially - and unexpectedly - shredd...
Tags: Art, England, News, Entertainment, Painting, Trends, Bloomberg, Retail, Auction, Banksy, Street Art, Sotheby's, Sotheby, Alex Branczik, Heather Schlitz

Saleem Kidwai, Scholar Who Revealed India’s Queer Past To The World, Dead At 70

“By translating literature about same-sex love from 15 Indian languages composed over more than 2,000 years,” the anthology he co-edited “challenged the modern homophobic idea that homosexuality was a foreign import. Homosexuality wasn’t a foreign import. Homophobia was.” – The Washington Post
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NYC To Consider Repealing Cabaret Ban On Dancing

Legislation proposed on Aug. 26 by Adams and New York City Council Members Keith Powers and Mark Levine would “end the city’s zoning laws over dancing and entertainment, so establishments would be regulated based on capacity venue, rather than zoning” reads a New York City Council press release. – New York Post
Tags: Art, Dance, Adams, New York City Council, Mark Levine, Keith Powers

As It Gears Back Up, Here’s What American Theater May Have Learned During Its 18-Month Break

“The pride-in-resilience, show-must-go-on attitude has started, at last, to be paired with other questions: Whose show? Why must it go on? Last year’s reckoning revealed the shoddiness of the American theater system: baked-in racism, pay scales that undershoot the cost of living, a rigid gerontocracy.” – New York Magazine
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Joe McCarthy Grills Aaron Copland: “As your Communist Part record is extremely long . . . “

“As your Communist Party record is extremely long, I think counsel [i.e., Roy Cohn] will want
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The Happy, Sad Life Of Painter Bob Ross

The sad end of the Bob Ross story is just not as compelling as its joyful beginning and middle. – The New Republic
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Apply Now: Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Florida State University (FSU)

Are you passionate about the arts? Are you in search of a career full of meaning and opportunity? If so, have you considered a career in Arts Administration?The MA program in Arts Administration educates aspiring cultural leaders about the practice and theory of socially responsible arts administration. In addition to discussion-based courses, our highly engaged faculty employ experiential learning opportunities to deeply engage students in learning about the practices most critical to sustainin...
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Photos: The irreverent, wacky, thoroughly Minnesotan practice of 'crop art' at the Minnesota State Fair

Crop artists Amy and Steve Saupe recognize the two times the State Fair was forced to cancel Minnesota's Great Get-Together, billed this year as the Great Get-Back-Together. Casey Selix for Insider The Minnesota State Fair, which is on now through Labor Day, offers the chance to see the unique culture of 'crop art.' It's a meditative craft that offers a chance to lampoon Republicans, craft, and engage in nerdy wordplay. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eac...
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Ballet Companies Try To Make This Year’s Nutcrackers COVID-Safe

“Some are imposing restrictions on performers and audience members under 12, who remain ineligible for vaccines. Others are trying to minimize contact between young artists and other dancers, by holding auditions over Zoom or equipping costumes with face masks.” – The New York Times
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A New Resource We Didn’t Realize We Needed: The Black Film Archive

Maya Cade, by day the audience development strategist at The Criterion Collection, built up a full register, with synopses and links, of about 250 Black films dating from 1915 to 1979 that are available to stream — a body of work that’s often forgotten today. – Vulture
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Meet LA MoCA’s Next Director

Joanna Burton joined the Wexner in early 2019 after its longtime director, Sherri Geldin, retired. In May, she hired Kelly Kivland away from the Dia Art Foundation in New York to be the Wexner’s chief curator and director of exhibitions. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, New York, Visual, DIA Art Foundation, Wexner, LA MOCA, Joanna Burton, Sherri Geldin, Kelly Kivland

Just How Paranoid Is LA MoCA? (A Lot!)

At the end of the day Wednesday, a museum email arrived in my inbox with the almost-but-not-quite-news — along with a certifiably crazy list of demands for how the story must be covered by the Los Angeles Times. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Visual

A Gay History Exhibit Went Up At Missouri’s State Capitol. Then It Came Right Back Down.

“Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights” opened last weekend and was supposed to be there through Christmas. It lasted four days. The State Senate’s only gay member is furious. – The Kansas City Star
Tags: Art, Senate, Missouri, Kansas City, Issues

This Milwaukee hotel is an artist’s dream right on the RiverWalk

We hope you love the spaces and stays we recommend! Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you decide to book a stay. Listed prices are accurate as of the time of publication. See our full Advertiser Disclosure here. Milwaukee is home to America’s most underappreciated RiverWalk. The Milwaukee River is a prime recreation destination in the city — its banks are lined with cafes, hotels, restaurants. Simp...
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Up to 80% Off Clearance Event at Michael’s – 1000+ Items | Tie Dye Socks & Laces Kit $2.99

Hurry! There are some great clearance deals at Michaels !  Get Up to 80% off  at the Clearance Event at Michael’s! There are  1000+ Items available! I love this Tie Dye Socks & Laces Accessory Kit $2.99 reg $14.99 Free Shipping $49+ There are tons of baking supplies available:   Don’t forget Michaels also takes competitors coupons!... Read More
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Helsinki’s Mayor Says It Should Declare Itself An English-Speaking City

Why? Because the powers-that-be want more foreign professionals and tech workers to settle there — and foreign professionals and tech workers don’t want to learn the notoriously difficult Finnish language. – The Guardian
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‘I felt completely lost’: the actors navigating an arts crisis and long Covid

Three performers – among the one million people suffering from long Covid – explain the painful process of getting back on stageIn 2019, the actor and director Helen Oakleigh was hired to stage a number of shows in China that would be playing throughout 2020. They flew from London to Wuhan on 1 January last year and then on to Chengdu but, soon after arriving, began to feel unwell with a virus that would later be diagnosed as Covid-19. Although able to return to work soon afterwards, they strugg...
Tags: UK, London, China, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Harry Potter, Acting, Shakespeare, Wuhan, Chengdu, Coronavirus, Helen Oakleigh, Covid Oakleigh

Doctors In Brussels Are Prescribing Museum Visits To Treat Stress

A three-month trial at one of Belgium’s largest hospitals involves selected mental health patients getting free visits — by prescription only! — to five of the capital’s public art institutions.” – Artnet
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Revamps Its Artistic Directorship

Three associate artistic directors, Scarlett Kim, Mei Ann Teo, and Evren Odcikin, join artistic director Nataki Garrett “to serve as a nonhierarchical team working to transcend traditional text-centric models and give priority, resources and space to theater artists across media and professions.” – The Mail Tribune (Medford, Oregon)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Nataki Garrett, Scarlett Kim Mei Ann Teo, Evren Odcikin

The World Beneath the World of Arts Management

It’s a surprising and sobering truth that, after centuries of scientific inquiry, we only understand a tiny fraction of what makes up our universe. Everything we can see and name and touch – including ourselves, the objects around us, the Earth, the sun, all the other stars, and all the galaxies – adds up to five percent of the mass that evidence suggests is there. Says National Geographic: Photo by Alina Grubnyak on Unsplash The rest of the universe appears to be made of a mysterious...
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As D.C. Changes Its Arts Funding Model, Things Are Getting Contentious

After last month’s announcement that the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities is moving $5.3 million in grants from large, traditionally dominant institutions to smaller, often minority-focused ones, the big guys are starting to fight back. – Artnet
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