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Quinnipiac University Closes The Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

The museum had only been open since 2012. Donors are concerned: Where will all of their artifacts end up? – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ireland, Visual, Quinnipiac University


How Biden’s Antitrust Attitudes May Affect TV Deals

It’s almost like a media long-tail development: “The sudden chill in the regulatory climate may fan the flames of another significant business trend. There’s a growing crowd of investors and private-equity groups … waiting to pounce on small pieces of old empires.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Biden


Quinnipiac University Closes Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

The museum had only been open since 2012. Donors are concerned: Where will all of their artifacts end up? – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Quinnipiac University, Closes Ireland


A Close Vote Reflects Deep Divisions In The Stagehands Union

IATSE’s recent contract vote narrowly averted a strike – but the West Coast voted against the contract, and locals are fed up. “Younger, more militant members [have] grown impatient with worsening working conditions and IATSE’s long tradition of avoiding nationwide walkouts.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, West Coast, Issues, Iatse, Stagehands Union


The Power Of Generating PR

Perhaps the Australian journalist who screwed up his country’s only interview with Adele was trying to resist her massive PR team. But the performer (& her team) also convinced Spotify to change its automatic shuffle. In short, power cuts many ways. – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Spotify, Adele, Issues


New Zealand’s secondary art market is booming – now artists want a share

Without a resale royalty scheme, struggling artists are missing out on much needed money for their workThis month New Zealand artist Ayesha Green watched in surprise as one of her artworks fetched $48,000 at auction – $29,000 more than she sold it for just a year earlier. The hammer price was sizeable for an artist who describes herself as somewhere between emerging and mid-career, and if the country had a resale royalty scheme for artists in place, Green would have taken home a healthy paychequ...
Tags: Art, World news, Green, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Ayesha Green


Should Awards Abandon Male/Female Categories?

The Brit Awards announced they “would do away with gendered awards categories entirely, following in the footsteps of the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and the Juno Awards.” A big concern: Women performers may get shut out once again. – CBC
Tags: Art, Music, Mtv


Some Industry Awards Are Changing To Include Nonbinary Talent

The Brit Awards announced they “would do away with gendered awards categories entirely, following in the footsteps of the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and the Juno Awards.” A big concern: Women performers may get shut out once again. – CBC
Tags: Art, Music, Mtv


Our Brains Are Prediction Machines

And that’s because human brains are so energy hungry that they train hard to be energy-efficient. What happens when actual machines can mimic the brain? – Wired
Tags: Art, Ideas


Not Many Famous Children Grow Up OK, So How Did This One Manage?

Gaby Hoffman’s public life began when she was five, and stepmom Cindy Sherman took photos of her dressed as the Devil. She had her own sitcom at 12. But somehow – by dint of taking years off – she still loves acting. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, Cindy Sherman, Gaby Hoffman


Keeping The Coronavirus Away From The Nutcracker

At the Washington Ballet, for instance, “Dancers younger than 12 will be wearing custom-designed masks to match their party frocks, clown costumes and mouse fur. These kids will also need a negative coronavirus test 72 hours before any performance.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Dance, Audience, Washington Ballet


Man Convicted Of Raping Author Alice Sebold Is Exonerated

The author of The Lovely Bones wrote about her rape in her 1999 memoir, Lucky, which was in the process of being made into a movie – but the original producer’s own research led to Anthony Broadwater’s exoneration. – Los Angeles Times (AP)
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Words, Alice Sebold, Anthony Broadwater


If Politicians Can’t Fix A City’s Problems, Can Art Do Something?

Manchester intends to find out. – BBC
Tags: Art, Ideas, Manchester


The Broadway Actor Arrested For A Role In The January 6 Riot At The Capital

His non-Broadway role as a Michael Jackson impersonator gave him away – and federal investigators attended LA and San Francisco performances where actor James Beeks was playing Judas (yes, Judas) in a road show of Jesus Christ Superstar. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, La, Theatre, San Francisco, Broadway, Michael Jackson, Judas, James Beeks


As The Pandemic Ticks Toward A Third Year, The Arts Are More Important To Us Than Ever

“For arts institutions looking to make the changes the public wants to see, the numbers couldn’t be clearer: lowering ticket and entry prices should be at the top of their list.” Also important: “Improving equity and inclusion … and engaging more diverse groups.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Issues


Once, Community Housing Architecture Was A Utopian Dream

“When the housing scheme opened in 1938, it offered 3,000 residents modern kitchens with integrated waste disposal, as well as communal nursery and launderette facilities in what was then the largest social housing complex in Britain.” Fifty years later? All gone. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Britain, Visual


Corporations Have Started Working With First Nations Artists, And The Artists Say That’s Just Fine

Yes, it’s corporate, and yes, representation is incredibly important. “I’m creating sacred space,” one of the artists said – and, from a business point of view, the inclusivity sends a message to potential consumers who care about that value as well. – CBC
Tags: Art, Visual


One Way To Enjoy The Harry Potter Universe Again

A Harry Potter universe free of J.K. Rowling’s anti-trans commentary! A universe where the fanfiction pairing “Wolfstar” is real. It’s 500,000 words long, even longer than several of the books together. Perfect for the winter months, perhaps? – Slate
Tags: Art, Harry Potter, Words, Rowling


Playwright Dominque Morisseau Pulls Her Play From The Geffen

The entire run of Paradise Blue has been canceled. The playwright wrote on Facebook “that her decision came after she discovered that Black women artists involved with the show were being ‘verbally abused and diminished.'” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Facebook, Theatre, Geffen, Paradise Blue, Dominque Morisseau


Stephen Sondheim Solved Puzzles Of Theatre, And Much More

“ His achievement is Shakespearean. Like Shakespeare, he inherited an art form and theater scene from a previous generation, then pushed the boundaries of what theater could do again and again. … His work follows us through each stage of our own lives.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Theatre, Stephen Sondheim, Shakespeare


As Coronavirus Surges Again In Europe, Restrictions On Performance Return

“After months of relative normalcy, Europe’s opera houses, concert halls and theaters are reintroducing measures all too familiar from earlier phases of the pandemic, restricting audience numbers and mandating testing, if not canceling shows outright.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Theatre, Audience


Composer And Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, Master Of Musical Theatre, 91

Impossible to sum the central figure of American musical theatre up, but: “Sondheim not only bound music, lyrics and book inextricably together, but he explored in far greater depths the human condition in all its anxieties and moral complexities.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Featured, People, Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim


Sondheim Fans Gather To Mourn, Together, At Piano Bars Across Manhattan

“It seemed important to hold a space for folks to feel whatever they needed to, to sing and cry and laugh and be with people who understood what a loss this was to those who love theater.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Manhattan



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