Dvorak’s Prophecy — A Two-Hour Webcast

My brand-new book Dvorak’s Prophecy and the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music (already a best book of the year
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Development Director Position

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Since 1987, Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) has cultivated transformative experiences through story and language with readers and writers of all generations. SAL fulfills its mission through educational, public, and community programming, in person and online. Our public literary events bring the most talented and thought-provoking writers of our times to local stages. Our youth programs include Writers in the Schools (WITS) and the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) pr...
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GENOVESE VANDERHOOF & ASSOCIATESA Cultural Management Consulting Firm EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DAVID A. STRAZ, JR. CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSPRESIDENT/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERTampa, Florida The President & Chief Executive Officer provides the overall institutional and creative vision, ensuring the Straz remains a forum for wide-ranging artistic expression that serves diverse audiences, and spearheads outreach and education initiatives. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Presiden...
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Study: Disparities In The Ways Theatres Are Funded

“Almost no theatre of color has a budget over $3 million. Until we reach $5 million, we don’t get access to commission funding or new-work development support. To funders, budget size conveys quality, excellence, and ability to deliver. There’s an inherent bias in providing organizations like us support.” – American Theatre
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The Musicians, Dancers Killed In The Wisconsin Holiday Parade

Three of those killed were members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a group of women whose pompom routines have been a staple of local holiday parades since the 1980s. – The New York Times
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Cool – A Brain Scan! But What Does It Mean?

Beyond grasping the stakes of these statistical debates, then, public engagement with neuroscience would be less prone to overreaches of ‘neurorealism’ if equipped with a better understanding of how scientists go about constructing tasks that can model reality in the scanner. – Psyche
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400,000 Books Burned In Bookstore Fire

A book signed by Queen Victoria and a first edition of the Radio Times from 1923 were lost when the fire broke out at Berwyn Books, Buckley, Flintshire. – BBC
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Why Did An Australian TV Network Pay $1 Million For An Interview With Adele?

The answer is we got there via a thousand cuts, incremental concessions that have contributed to, and reinforced, the idea that mainstream media is often little more than another marketing arm of the global entertainment industry. – The Age (Melbourne)
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NYT’s 100 Notable Books For 2021

They made a list. Checked it twice… – The New York Times
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How A Lifetime Of Cross-Dressing Helped Aurore Dupin Dudevant Become George Sand

When she was a child, her officer father dressed her up as a mini-me in full uniform. As a young woman, she moved freely about Paris, observing everything, by dressing as a boy. (She claimed the idea was her mother’s.) Taking a male pseudonym? Easy. – Aeon
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Why Artists Should Have Resale Rights

Auction houses or other market intermediaries wishing to incorporate such activities into their equity practice could pledge a portion of the seller’s commission or the buyer’s premium back to the artist. – Artnet
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After George Floyd And Breanna Taylor, Do We Need TV Cop Shows To Change?

“The ways in which Brooklyn Nine-Nine and NCIS: New Orleans reacted to a changing cultural and political environment were rudimentary: some timely references inserted into scripts and plotlines touching on contemporary issues. Going forward there are deeper issues to confront, in redressing key elements of the genre.” – BBC
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How An Ancient Roman Mosaic Spent Fifty Years As A Coffee Table In A New York Apartment

A priceless Roman mosaic that once decorated a ship used by the emperor Caligula was used for almost 50 years as a coffee table in an apartment in New York City. – The Guardian
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The Biblioburro, A Four-Hooved Bookmobile For Rural Colombia

When Luís Soriano began teaching, he saw that his students made little progress — and ultimately realized that, in their isolated homes, they had no books. For 20 years, he and his donkeys have traveled for hours each day to bring books to those kids. – Atlas Obscura
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Grandmaster Sues Netflix Over “Queen’s Gambit” Portrayal

The complaint accuses Netflix of disparaging Nona Gaprindashvili’s achievements to make for a more dramatic story and dismissing her earlier allegation of defamation without issuing a public apology or retraction. – NPR
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Africa’s Cultural Institutions Can Teach Us A Few Things About Audience Development

A museum in Benin offers free bus rides to students and recruits popular musicians to help with publicity. MACAAL in Marrakech invited taxi drivers for a Friday couscous lunch, and they started telling family, friends and customers. Those are just a couple of examples. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Africa, Issues, Audience, Marrakech, Benin, MACAAL

Roger Norrington, Period Practice Pioneer, Has Conducted His Last Concert

“The 87-year-old’s farewell took place in Sage Gateshead, directing the Royal Northern Sinfonia in an all-Haydn concert that effortlessly rolled back the years. It reminded us that this is a man who has changed classical music emphatically for the better.” – The Guardian
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Ballet Dancers Get Injured All The Time. This Company Has Figured Out How To Fix Them.

Drawing on its sports-mad nation’s expertise in sports medicine, the Australian Ballet has developed physical therapy techniques to help dancers heal without surgery. In more than 15 years, not one of the company’s dancers has had to end a career due to injury. – The Age (Melbourne)
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Is The Problem With Culture That There’s Too Damn Much Of It? Actually, No.

“Wading through the streaming menus felt akin to babysitting hundreds of small children, all of them clawing at me, desperate for my attention. … Of course, that sentiment was wholly irrational and entirely wrong.” Anne Helen Petersen explains why. – The Guardian
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Remembering Dave Hickey, The Renegade Critic

Like so many Texan artists before and after him, he had a tortured relationship with his home state and its mythology. He kept trying to get away from the cowboy thing. It kept sucking him back in. – Texas Monthly
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This French Town Has An Art Library That Lends To Residents. Turns Out It Also Has A €3 Million Gerhard Richter

For decades now, the town of Saint-Priest (in metro Lyon) has been acquiring works for its residents and businesses to borrow from the artothèque. One of those works, bought in 1988 for 100,000 francs (roughly $41,000 in 2021), was Richter’s Abstraktes Bild 630-2. – Artnet
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Broadway’s Open Again. Even So, This Production Will Be Streaming Performances

The nonprofit company producing Lynn Nottage’s new Clyde’s, which opens this week and closes in January, will offer viewers the opportunity to watch a real-time stream of one of the last 16 performances. The price: $59, the same as the cheapest in-person tickets. – The New York Times
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Kevin Spacey Ordered To Pay ‘House Of Cards’ Producers $31 Million

At the end of a confidential two-year process, an arbitrator ruled, and an appeals panel confirmed, that Spacey is liable for breach of contract for violating the production company’s sexual-harassment policies. – Variety
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Zaha Hadid’s Final Buildings Are Opening Across The Arab World

More than five years after her fatal heart attack at age 65, she has a theater in Rabat, a petroleum research center and a metro station in Riyadh, corporate headquarters in Sharjah, the famous stadium in Qatar, and the central bank headquarters in her birthplace, Baghdad. – Vanity Fair
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Neat enough for Pepys: Magdalene college Cambridge’s inventive new library

The famous diarist’s dedicated building, left to his Cambridge alma mater, could not be altered. So architect Níall McLaughlin created a magical solution “My delight is in the neatness of everything,” wrote Samuel Pepys in his diary in 1663, “and so cannot be pleased with anything unless it be very neat, which is a strange folly.”He was referring in part to the fastidious organisation of his magnificent collection of books. By the time of his death in 1703 he had amassed 3,000 of them, which he ...
Tags: Books, Design, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Higher Education, Libraries, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Pepys, Magdalene, Samuel Pepys, Magdalene College Cambridge, Níall McLaughlin, Trinity Continue

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