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Jacksonville Symphony seeks Vice President & General Manager

Position Title: Vice President & General Manager Reports to: President & CEO Direct reports: Manager of Operations, Orchestra Personnel Manager, Stage Manager, Principal Librarian, and Ballet Coordinator Position Summary The Vice President & General Manager (GM) is a member of the senior leadership team and has overall responsibility for the management of orchestra operations including creation of an annual orchestra handbook, concert production, budgeting for orchestra costs, tour...
Tags: Art, Florida, Jobs, Gm, Jacksonville, Operations, Board, Iatse, Times Union Center, Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Symphony, Courtney Lewis, Microsoft Office Suite, Jean Yves Thibaudet, Diversity Equity, Orchestra Committee


Time To Abandon The Idea Of Generational Cultures

For one thing, there is no empirical basis for claiming that differences within a generation are smaller than differences between generations. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Featured, Ideas


Netflix CEO Says Net Won’t Remove Dave Chappelle’s Transphobic Special Because It’s Popular

Ted Sarandos wrote that, although some people may find stand-up comedy to be “mean-spirited,” “our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Dave Chappelle


Big Date Research: Left And Right Literally Speak Different Languages

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University collected more than 86.6 million comments from more than 6.5 million users on 200,000 YouTube videos, then analyzed them using an AI technique normally employed to translate between two languages. – Wired
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Big Data Research: Left And Right Literally Speak Different Languages

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University collected more than 86.6 million comments from more than 6.5 million users on 200,000 YouTube videos, then analyzed them using an AI technique normally employed to translate between two languages. – Wired
Tags: Art, Youtube, Words, Carnegie Mellon University, Big Data Research


A Fascinating Group Attempt At Understanding Tolstoy

If the “Internet novel” or “Instagram novel” are ascendant genres in today’s literary marketplace, Tolstoy Together is an impressive nonfiction cousin. It sits merrily on the fence between a type of collective criticism and a commonplace book filled to bursting with clever ruminations and quotations. – The Smart Set
Tags: Art, Words, Tolstoy


Stories About Other Worlds Help Imagine Better Futures

Other worlds and other possibilities aren’t just about kind of fantasy possibilities, but actual other worlds that exist alongside us now. And that can hopefully help make what we’re doing mean more and maybe make a difference in the lives of those around us. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Ideas


It’s Taken Decades, But The Yurok Language Of California Is Coming Back

This indigenous tongue of northern California was severely endangered by the early 1900s, and efforts to revive it didn’t begin until the 1970s (and didn’t really take off until the ’90s). Now there are high school and college classes in Yurok. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, California, Words


John Killacky: Arts As A Safe Space For Unsafe Ideas

It is a series of meditations on the social role of art, the sometimes dysfunctional structures of the cultural sector, and the effect that unexpected, horrific loss – and the necessity of moving past it – can have on a person, a community, and the art created in response. – ArtsFuse
Tags: Art, Issues, John Killacky


W. G. Sebald Said He Stayed True To His Subjects In Big Things and Invented Only Details. That Was A Lie.

It was the details, many of them none too plausible, that were true; the larger outline of the stories and characters were what was made up. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Words


Innovation And The Great Resignation

It wasn’t so long ago that people were worried that automation would put them out of work. Ironically, instead, people chose to quit jobs they hated, and now companies are scrambling to automate to replace them. – 3 Quarks Daily
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Hunter Biden's art gallery arrangement is 'whacko,' according to ethics law expert

Hunter Biden Kris Connor/WireImage A law professor and ethics expert says the nature of Hunter Biden's art sales are "whacko." "It's bizarre that that's the solution that they came upon," Kathleen Clark told Politico. Experts are criticizing the gallery and White House's attempts to insulate the art sales from undue influence. Legal ethics expert Kathleen Clark, a professor at Washington University School of Law, told Politico Magazine that the Hunter Biden's arrang...
Tags: Art, Politics, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Politico, India, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump


She Has MS. She’s Continuing Her Career As A Ballet Dancer

Abby Phillips Maginity of Ballet Arizona was diagnosed while she was rehearsing for her first principal role — and just as the pandemic was getting serious. The first months stuck at home were hard, but, in treatment and with support from the company, she’s back at work. – Pointe Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Ballet Arizona, Abby Phillips Maginity


The Unprecedented Life Of Paul McCartney

He has navigated a life with little precedent, one in which a few home-town friends played a pivotal role in the rise of rock and roll, the invention of the teen-ager, youth culture, and the sixties. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, People, Paul Mccartney


Here’s The First Woman To Be Named Music Director Of A Major Italian Opera House

Oksana Lyniv, the 43-year-old Ukrainian who this summer became the first female conductor at Bayreuth and who last year finished a term leading the orchestra and opera of Graz (Austria’s second city), takes over at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in January. – OperaWire
Tags: Art, Music, Opera House, Bayreuth, Graz Austria, Oksana Lyniv, Teatro Comunale di Bologna


James Bond’s Jazz Roots

Ian Fleming, who introduced the Bond character in his novel Casino Royale, back in 1953, was a devoted jazz fan. His tastes were a bit old-fashioned, but he was hardly the only British writer to prefer traditional jazz even in the face of bebop and other modernist movements. – Ted Gioia
Tags: Art, Media, James Bond, Ian Fleming


2 years after leaving Apple, Jony Ive's new design company finally has a website - take a look

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images LoveFrom, the design firm by former Apple design chief Jony Ive and Marc Newson, has a new website. The site describes LoveFrom as "a creative collective" that is "fanatically devoted to excellence." Ive departed Apple in 2019 after leading its design on products like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. A design firm from the man behind the look of many of Apple's iconic products now has an official website. Jony Ive was Apple's chief design officer and led th...
Tags: Apple, Design, Trends, Ferrari, Financial Times, Jony Ive, Ives, Justin Sullivan Getty, Ive, Marc Newson, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Exor, LoveFrom, Newsroom Affiliate Link


Two years after leaving Apple, Jony Ive's new design company finally has a website - take a look

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images LoveFrom, the design firm by former Apple design chief Jony Ive and Marc Newson, has a new website. The site describes LoveFrom as "a creative collective" that is "fanatically devoted to excellence." Ive departed Apple in 2019 after leading its design on products like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. A design firm from the man behind the look of many of Apple's iconic products now has an official website. Jony Ive was Apple's former chief design officer, le...
Tags: Apple, Design, Trends, Ferrari, Financial Times, Jony Ive, Ives, Justin Sullivan Getty, Ive, Marc Newson, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Exor, LoveFrom


One Of The World’s Most Notorious Art Forgers Is Releasing His Own NFT Collection

“Fittingly, the artist (Wolfgang Beltracchi) — infamous for his uncanny ability to mimic the work of others — is making 4,608 versions of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, in a variety of different artistic styles.” Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art … – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, Wolfgang Beltracchi


The Horrific Contest In “Squid Game” Reflects A Real-Life Crisis In South Korea

“The wildly popular dystopian drama pits the heavily indebted against each other … for an unimaginably large cash prize. But (the) desperate situation is real – (there’s) a large and growing number of ordinary South Koreans who find themselves choked by debt.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, South Korea, Media


Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Utopian Ideal For A 21st-Century Museum

“I keep returning to an unrealized project of the late philosopher, public intellectual, and curator Édouard Glissant, who consistently told me that what matters is the production of reality.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Édouard Glissant


The Difference Between Random And Chaos

Randomness, like cards or dice, is unpredictable because we just don’t have the right information. Chaos is somewhere between random and predictable. A hallmark of chaotic systems is predictability in the short term that breaks down quickly over time, as in river rapids or ecosystems. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Ideas


Substrate: The Embodied Brain

It is strangely common to talk about our brain and our body as separate entities. Or to consider our senses and sensibilities as opposites, at war with each other. And yet, even a cursory exploration of the question exposes an obvious truth: our brain is entirely in and of our body, not just in its physical connection but in its process and purpose. Photo by David Matos on Unsplash What we identify as “the brain” can certainly be localized as a separate-looking aspect of the body. It h...
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Evan Thompson, Lisa Feldman Barrett, David Matos


Progress: Italy’s Arts Venues Allowed To Open At Full Capacity

“After months of struggling with an income from 50% houses the Council of Ministers has decided that theatres, cinemas, and cultural venues in the white zones (and currently all of Italy is in that category), can augment their capacity to 100%.” – Gramilano (Milan)
Tags: Art, Italy, Issues, Audience, Council of Ministers


More Than Half Of British Theatres Have Gone Back To In-Person-Only Performances

“Research has found that 56% of publicly subsidised theatres that had at least one online performance during the first 18 months of the pandemic have none scheduled for the autumn season.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience


More Than Half Of Biritish Theatres Have Gone Back To In-Person-Only Performances

“Research has found that 56% of publicly subsidised theatres that had at least one online performance during the first 18 months of the pandemic have none scheduled for the autumn season.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience


Is Releasing A Movie Only In Theaters Elitist And Unfair?

“How is it that a quintessentially democratic cultural activity — buying a ticket and some popcorn and finding a seat in the dark — has been reclassified as a snobbish, specialized fetish?” A.O. Scott has an answer to that question. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Featured, Media, Audience, Scott


Hollywood Has A New Champion Boss-From-Hell: Sharon Waxman Of TheWrap

Move over, Scott Rudin. As one former staffer put it, “I don’t say this lightly. Sharon Waxman is one of the most awful people that I have known in my life.” – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Featured, People, Sharon Waxman, Scott Rudin


Here I am again

Pardon my absence, but I’ve been grappling with a combination of technical problems, personal distractions, and a flood of back-to-back openings on and off Broadway, and I simply haven’t had time to post on this blog for the last three weeks. I’m glad to be back! Here are links to the pieces I’ve published in The Wall Street Journal since my last posting: • I reviewed a superb streaming webcast of A Phoenix Too Frequent, Christopher Fry’s rarely produced three-character verse play, direc...
Tags: Art, Broadway, Wisconsin, Jane Austen, Ajblogs, Phoenix, Henry Viii, Christopher Fry, Keira Froom, Eric Tucker Read, Lackawanna Blues Ruben Santiago Hudson



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