Lyric Opera of Chicago seeks Chief Artistic Administration Officer

Lyric Opera of Chicago invites applications and nominations for the newly created position of Chief Artistic Administration Officer, available in early 2022. About the Company Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions. Lyric is redefining what it means to ...
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A Fresh New Generation Extends UK’s Jazz Revival

These players developed their talents in small venues across the UK capital in the 2010s, from Total Refreshment Centre in Dalston, east London, to Mau Mau in west London’s Ladbroke Grove. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, UK, London, Dalston, Mau Mau, Total Refreshment Centre

AMC Rebounds Smartly As People Return To Movie Theatres

AMC Entertainment’s most recent quarterly earnings report, which saw the world’s largest exhibitor post $755.6 million in revenue, a major increase from the $119.5 million in revenue that it reported in the same period in 2020. –Variety
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How San Francisco Bay Area Organizations Made It Through COVID

There were 140 funding programs to help… – Vogl Consulting
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It’s A Very Big Deal For NYC Cultural Organizations That The US Reopened To International Visitors Today

Tourists from outside the U.S. comprise about 15 percent of Broadway’s audience during a traditional season, said Charlotte St. Martin, the president of the Broadway League. Across the last five seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, international ticket sales have averaged about 20 percent of the total box office. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, US, Broadway, Issues, Charlotte St Martin, Broadway League Across

Coloso, The Friendly Albeit Slightly Creepy Electrical Giant!

Just saw this mentioned on an episode of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight when discussing how to make bigass power pylons look like something other than run of the mill, boring power pylons. It’s Coloso! Here you can see it in action: Now, John’s a bit freaked out that it will wink at you. But that’s not what creeps me out. It’s that I’ve seen it stated online that its colors reflect its mood. And you can see from the video: it does change colors. It has a really strange looking…...
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In COVID, Theatre Moved Outside. We Should Stay There

Being outside makes theatre more precarious, open to a larger universe of weather and chance. Historically the Athenian tragic festivals embraced and marked the seasons. But in the middle ages the pageant wagons of the York mystery plays wisely filled the city streets in June. – The Conversation
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How NFTs Are Changing The Art World

To advocates of the NFT, the technology offers a revolutionary new way of selling art, and of circumventing snooty cultural gatekeepers whose resistance to a crypto future seems as square as the 19th-century Parisian art world’s disdain for impressionism. – The Guardian
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One Of LA’s Most Beautiful Buildings Lives Again

After the Los Angeles Herald Examiner folded in 1989, the building became an out-of-context medieval ruin along a quiet stretch of South Broadway, as plan after plan to revitalize the landmark fell through. – Curbed
Tags: Art, La, Visual, South Broadway, Los Angeles Herald Examiner

Big Bird In The Crosshairs: Ted Cruz Attacks After The Big Guy Gets Vaccinated

“My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy. Erica Hill even said I’ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!” Cruz responded: “Government propaganda … for your 5 year old!” – The Guardian
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For Windsor Musicians Who Work In Detroit, The U.S. Border Reopening Is A Massive Relief

Musicians missing their bands and gigs are finally getting the chance to get back in touch. “There’s been many tearful reunions,” one says. – CBC
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PEN America Says Banning ‘Critical Race Theory’ Is A Threat To Free Speech

The threats are widespread. PEN says, “These bills appear designed to chill academic and educational discussions and impose government dictates on teaching and learning. … The efforts amount to a sweeping crusade for content- and viewpoint-based state censorship.” – The New York Times
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Car Parked On Italian Street For 47 Years Becomes Monument

In 1974, Angelo Fregolent, now 94, parked his car at the newsstand he ran with his wife in the town of Conegliano, according to The Mirror, and never came back. – Insider
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It’s Not ‘Diversity’ To Have Black Actors In Westerns

It’s just history. – Washington Post
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Making A Big Indie Movie And Then a PR Turnaround

How do you go from being mocked for playing the love interest of a vampire to being the first American actress to win a César, not to mention getting into the Oscars discussion this year? “She is a master of misdirection, deflection, and pregnant glances.” – Slate
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What To Do When You’re A Violin Soloist, And A String Snaps

For one thing, give the conductor a look. For another thing, hope the concertmaster is alert. Watch Thursday’s cascading violin exchanges and fixes on video from Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Music, Seattle

An Indigenous Filmmaker From Canada Creates Art From Childhood Trauma

The chair for the Canada Council for the Arts says, “What you’re seeing is maybe an industry that is so ravenous for stories that it’s realized it has to open the gates beyond its usual suspects.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Canada, Canada Council For The Arts

Our Collective Narcissism Is Terrifying, Harmful – And Creepily Common

Sound familiar? “Collective narcissists tend to respond to the perceived threats of other groups in outsize, often aggressive ways. … Meanwhile, group narcissists glorify positively valued in-group members and tend to overlook their moral transgressions.” – The Atlantic
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The Enormous Marketing Power Of BookTok

“BookTok is passionate. It is also profitable—at least for publishers. Bloomsbury, a publishing house based in Britain, recently reported record sales and a 220% rise in profits, which Nigel Newton, its boss, put down partly to the ‘absolute phenomenon’ of BookTok.” – The Economist
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The Surprisingly Successful Art Of Curating Penguin Modern Classics

Penguin’s Classics line is 75 years old this year. But – “What makes a book a classic? Who gets to decide? And will today’s classic still be a classic in 10 years’ time, let alone 50 or 100?”- The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words

For Some Music Lovers, It’s Still Better To Enjoy Concerts From The Comfort Of Home

“Even before the digital age you could access the World of Music through recordings, via the radio or the local music shop or even the Columbia House Record Club.” And now? Livestreaming! – Oregon ArtsWatch
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Columbia House Record Club, World of Music

There’s A New Film Musical About A Musical About The Process of Writing A Musical

Wait, what? Yes. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, it involves Lin-Manuel Miranda. – The New York Times
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A Row Over A Potentially Antisemitic Name At The Royal Court Theatre

Playwright Al Smith says he didn’t mean one of his characters – a zillionaire Silicon Valley bro meant to represent Elon Musk – named “Hershel Fink” to read as Jewish, but after protests, Britain’s Royal Court theatre has changed the name. – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Elon Musk, Theatre, Britain, Silicon Valley, Royal Court, Al Smith, Hershel Fink

Just because: James Earl Jones reads from Othello at the White House

James Earl Jones reads an excerpt from Shakespeare’s Othello at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009: (This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
Tags: Art, White House, James Earl Jones, Shakespeare, Ajblogs

"In Mississippi in 1947, two Black teenagers asked for fried chicken and watermelon before they went to the electric chair. Professor Green painted one ornate platter for each boy."

From (NYT).  She planned to paint the meals until capital punishment was abolished, or until she had made 1,000 plates, whichever came first. In September, she painted her 1,000th plate, an oval platter with a single familiar image: the bottle of Coca-Cola requested by a Texas man in 1997. She died a few weeks later....The plates are white china with the image of the food done in cobalt blue glaze. She got the idea to do this project when she read about a man whose last meal choice was glazed ...
Tags: Food, Art, Texas, Mississippi, Law, Green, Death Penalty, Coca Cola, Pottery, Marie Kondo, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Doughnuts, Cat Marnell, PENELOPE GREEN, Julie Green

Protests Over Chappelle’s Transphobia May Not Harm Netflix’s Bottom Line

But that’s not the point: “Pushing media companies to live up to their ideals about inclusion and equality is a long game, requiring sustained pressure and constant scrutiny — a much different notion than so-called ‘cancel culture.'”- NPR
Tags: Art, Netflix, Issues, Chappelle

Filipino Youth Are Using Music To Pressure The Country’s Regime

One singer: “We have the power to uplift someone. … It’s something I hope fellow musicians realize, appreciate and that they don’t forget, even if we’re in a very challenging time. The worst thing that can happen is for you to stop.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music

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