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Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with grim Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID

Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with divisive Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID

Wave Of New Plays By Black Playwrights…

The plays are arriving at an existentially challenging moment for Broadway, when theaters have been closed for a year and a half, when the Delta variant has   from Covid, when  . – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, COVID

Demon twins and sci-fi raves at Galway’s gobsmacking arts fest

With theatre for an audience of one, a whirlwind set of Kevin Barry stories and sparky songs, the Irish festival is in fine formAdapting to Covid-19 restrictions with ingenuity, Galway international arts festival has embraced hybrid forms of performance: live in theatres, streamed, filmed, recorded for headsets or available for a single audience member to encounter alone. In the case of Attic Projects’ arresting Volcano (★★★★☆), presented in four 45-minute parts, viewers have the intense experie...
Tags: Europe, Books, Family, Music, Comedy, Theatre, Dance, Culture, Ireland, Stage, Festivals, Enda Walsh, Galway, Kevin Barry, Luke Murphy, Will Thompson

They Waited Over A Year, But They’re Finally Making Their Broadway Debuts

Laura Collins-Hughes interviews four young performers who were just about to start living their dream when COVID shut Broadway down. (The youngest of them, now 13, spent months worrying that his voice would change or he would outgrow his role.) – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Laura Collins Hughes, COVID

Executive Director – Louisville Ballet

Louisville Ballet is one of the oldest continuously operating ballet companies in the country and serves as the official state ballet of Kentucky. Originally founded as a civic ballet in 1952, Louisville Ballet has steadily grown to become one of the nation’s leading regional ballet companies and has worked with some of ballet’s brightest lights, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, and Wendy Whelan, among many others. The company is currently led by Artistic Director Robert Curran who ha...
Tags: Art, School, Jobs, Kentucky, Ballet, Kfc, Louisville, Robert, Board, Company, MCA, SVP, Brown Forman, Wendy Whelan, Broadway Across America, Val Caniparoli

Wildfire smoke linked to almost 20,000 COVID-19 cases last year

The coronavirus pandemic and raging wildfires were two heinous events of 2020. And in one of life’s unfair twists of evil synergy, a new study from Harvard says that smoke from West Coast wildfires increased the cases of COVID illnesses and deaths. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, attributed 19,742 additional COVID cases — and 748 deaths — to last year’s heavy blanket of wildfire smoke in Oregon, California and Washington. Tiny particulate matter, aka PM 2.5, was the culprit...
Tags: Science, Design, Washington, Oregon, Fire, Harvard, Wildfires, Fires, Wildfire, West Coast, Science Advances, San Bernardino California, California Washington, Oregon California, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Whitman County Washington

‘My theatre went dark’: Amanda Kloots on loving and losing actor Nick Cordero

The Broadway favourite, who died of complications from Covid last summer, is remembered by his wife and co-starWhen you’re on Broadway and suddenly find out that your show is closing, you feel this wave of sadness. As a cast member, there was nothing you could have done to save it. You didn’t write the script; you didn’t call the shots. You just had to show up, and smile, and dance, and perform, and give it your all every day. Your cast has become like your family, the theatre like your home, an...
Tags: Theatre, Culture, Stage, Death and dying, Broadway, Nick Cordero, Amanda Kloots, COVID

Take a Trip to the LSD Museum, the Largest Collection of “Blotter Art” in the World

When Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters kicked off Haight-Ashbury’s counterculture in the 1960s, LSD was the key ingredient in their potent mix of drugs, the Hell’s Angels, the Beat poets, and their local band The Warlocks (soon to become The Grateful Dead). Kesey administered the drug in “Acid Tests” to find out who could handle it (and who couldn’t) after he stole the substance from Army doctors, who themselves administered it as part of the CIA’s MKUltra experiments. Not long afterwar...
Tags: Art, Facebook, California, College, San Francisco, Gorbachev, History, Fbi, Chemistry, Ozzy Osbourne, Museums, Army, DEA, Cia, Rolling Stone, Grateful Dead

Virtual Docents — The Best Museum Idea To Come Out Of The Pandemic?

The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum developed a way to provide guides when COVID kept them from coming in: visitors can stop at strategically placed monitors and talk with offsite docents in real time. Folks on both sides of the screen seem to love it. – Slate
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Audience, Visual, COVID

Product Intelligence

What’s being specified recently? Which segments are thriving? Which are suffering? How has COVID impacted product development and sales in architecture and interior design? Brushed Lines LVT and Tokyo Twist Modular Carpet by Interface These are questions that everyone in the industry is invested in. , a publication from Design Analytics and Designer Pages Pro, has answers to these questions and more. Coact Modular Lounge and Coact Lounge by OFS Not only will you find specifi...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Architecture, Tokyo, Interior Design, Specifications, Armstrong, Market Analysis, Humanscale, Product Intelligence, Design Analytics, Profiles and Research, COVID, Varia resin, Architecture Statistics, Building Industry Products

Beyond Van Gogh: Here’s what it’s like inside the immersive art exhibition in Anaheim

The traveling Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has touched down in Anaheim, taking over the Anaheim Convention Center with a multimedia display of the Dutch painter’s works that includes some of his most famous offerings like “The Starry Night,” “Café Terrace at Night” and “Sunflowers.” The experience opens on July 20 and will run daily through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Though there are several Van Gogh exhibitions currently traveling North America, including Immersive Van Gogh, which...
Tags: Art, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Lebron James, North America, Montreal, Van Gogh, Anaheim, Los Angeles County, Vincent Van Gogh, Sunset Boulevard, Theo, Anaheim Convention Center

Quick Study: An International Reckoning of Economic Losses from COVID-19 to the Arts

For this episode of the NEA podcast Quick Study, I discuss UNESCO’s report, Cultural and Creative Industries in the Face of COVID-19: An Economic Impact Outlook. The full report is available here. A transcript of the podcast is at the NEA’s website. Click here for the most recent episode of Quick Study.
Tags: Art, Unesco, Creative Industries, Nea, Ajblogs, COVID

Lyric Opera Of Chicago Sees Reason, Will Have Intermissions

About six weeks after announcing that, as a COVID safety measure, it would eliminate intermissions when it resumes live performances — and just over a month after critic Chris Jones issued the cry “Let the people pee without missing a note!” — the company has reversed course. – Yahoo! (Chicago Tribune)
Tags: Art, Music, Chicago, Audience, Chris Jones, COVID, 06.28.21

Sampling Beats and Youth Research Participants – in Real Time

In research terms, a convenience sample is a group of folks who feature in a study because — well, they happened to be there. And yet, under the right conditions — especially in program design and development — access to study subjects “in the right place at the right time” can prove extraordinarily helpful. Also, let’s face it: COVID-19 has upended our notions of “convenience” altogether. Amid these challenges, YR Media has made admirable progress. – Sunil Iyengar
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, COVID, 06.10.21, Youth Research Participants

Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum open again as pandemic eases

PASADENA >> There she was. Still hanging around on Friday, May 28, after a year and a half of a pandemic: “Woman with a Book,” Pablo Picasso’s 1932 oil on canvas. Inside her bold black lines, vibrant colors that beckoned on a wall inside a spacious gallery hall at the Norton Simon Museum. Picasso’s famous abstract wasn’t the only one welcoming back the masses at the Colorado Boulevard museum during its first full week of reopening after being closed during the coronavirus crisis. You know the ca...
Tags: Art, News, Sport, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, John, Pasadena, Basel, Ontario, Christine, Denise, St Peter, Vincent Van Gogh

A Theater Company Makes Its Way Back After The Pandemic Killed Its Founder

“The Fonseca Theater, located in a working-class neighborhood on [Indianapolis’s] west side whose actors are more than 80 percent people of color, staged its first show on Friday night since its founder, Bryan Fonseca, died from complications from COVID-19 last September. And not just any show — the world premiere of Rachel Lynett’s play Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson), a metafictional meditation on Blackness that was recently selected as the winner of the 2021 Yale Dram...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Indianapolis, Bryan Fonseca, COVID, Rachel Lynett, Lorraine Hansberry You Too August Wilson, 05.24.21, Fonseca Theater

LA County report highlights racial pay disparities in nonprofit arts groups

LOS ANGELES >>  Arts organizations in Los Angeles County pay entry-level employees who are white more than Black, Indigenous and other employees of color, according to a newly released report. “What this report reveals on income disparities cutting along racial lines is not surprising,” Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda Solis said. “We know that arts and culture play a critical role in the economic and social resiliency of Los Angeles County, and as we build our ecosystem back, we mu...
Tags: Art, News, Government, Los Angeles, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Neil, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda Solis, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze

How do employees feel about returning to the office? Insider wants to know.

Nike will soon require workers in its Beaverton, Oregon campus to work three days a week in person. Getty/Natalie Behring Offices are starting to reopen across the US. Insider wants to know how employees feel about returning to work and how the process is going. Fill out this Google Form to share your experience for an upcoming story. See more stories on Insider's business page. Offices across the US and around the world are reopening. As vaccination rates increase and COVID-19 cases ...
Tags: Work, Design, Office, US, Trends, Tech, Nike, Pwc, Retail, Survey, Apparel, Beaverton Oregon, Shoshy Ciment, COVID, Getty Natalie Behring

We Need Unconventional Art Now More Than Ever

After 15 months of COVID-19 restrictions, deaths, infections, fear, and all kinds of life challenges, we must have more public art. “It does a simple but essential thing: reminds everyday people that they are not alone in this bizzarro moment, and miraculously and fortunately, they are still alive and kicking.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Audience, Visual, COVID, 05.13.21

‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening

Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured“If we had to close down again,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, “we couldn’t survive.” Webber is staging his new musical Cinderella, with book by Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, in a full-capacity theatre in July, having already delayed its premiere twice. He has mortgaged his house in London and will be selling one of his seven theatres. “It cost £1...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, England, London, Scotland, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Stage, Festivals, Classical Music, Economic recovery, Exhibitions

Jacob’s Pillow – Chief Marketing Officer

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is a newly instituted role to lead the Marketing and Patron Services divisions, and will provide innovative, audience-centric leadership as a crucial member of the Jacob’s Pillow Executive Team. Position Profile About Jacob’s PillowJacob’s Pillow, a National Historic Landmark and recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is a year-round center for dance and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival located in the beautiful Berkshires ...
Tags: Art, Usa, New York, Jobs, Boston, New York City, America, CMO, Pillow, Jacob, Western Massachusetts, Executive Team, Marketing and Communications, George Carter, Director of Marketing and Communications, Tom O'Connor

What It Feels Like To Finish A Project During The Pandemic

Just ask novelist Ali Smith, who finished the last of a four-book sprint during the first lockdown: “I felt the usual failure … Knackered. Curious as to whether the book would hold water, and as for the series: no idea. Hope, despair. All these feelings passed in the 30 seconds it takes to toast something that’s done with a single measure of single malt, then I emerged from my room into the very real, visceral confluence of hope and despair happening to us all in life in Covid lockdown.” – The...
Tags: Art, Words, Ali Smith, COVID, 05.01.21

This Year’s Oscars Might Be The Most Diverse Ever, Thanks To The Pandemic

The diversity is a silver lining of the awards season’s weirdness. “A deeper, post-Covid existential crisis is on the cards. What is the point of awards, after all? Are they about recognising artistic excellence and the importance of culture? Or are they about showbiz glitz and beautiful people? How much impact do they have? And who gets to do the judging, anyway? Covid has given the whole awards game a shake-up, and maybe that’s what it needed.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, COVID, 04.03.21

Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab

The Jeep Gladiator Top Dog concept vehicle is headed to Moab for the first time. First built in 2020, it sat in limbo for events to open up again, and the 55th Annual Easter Jeep Safari was the opportunity Jeep had been waiting for. Due to COVID-19, the host group, Red Rock 4-Wheelers, had Easter […] The post Jeep Gladiator Top Dog Takes On Moab appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Marketing, Events, Mountain Biking, Moab, Autos, Trucks, SUVs, Jeep, Branding, Red Rock, Gladiator, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Easter Jeep Safari, Concept Vehicles

What It’s Like Filming ‘The World’s Greatest Love Scene’ When You And Romeo Can’t Touch

Jessie Buckley is playing Juliet, and Josh O’Connor is playing Romeo, but there’s no audience – and there’s a huge audience. “When news first broke that Buckley and O’Connor would appear together in a contemporary version of Romeo & Juliet, there was huge excitement among theatregoers. The idea was for a short autumn run at the Lyttleton theatre, in a stage production directed by Simon Godwin. When Covid put a stop to audiences, Godwin brought his actors together for the dates they’d been booke...
Tags: Art, Theatre, World, Shakespeare, Audience, Lyttleton, Buckley, Juliet, Godwin, O'Connor, Romeo Juliet, Jessie Buckley, Simon Godwin, Josh O Connor, COVID, 03.20.21

Lockdown one year on: Hiran Abeysekera on how Covid nixed his West End debut

The Sri Lankan actor, who had wowed audiences in Sheffield in Life of Pi, was poised for West End fame when theatres shut up shop. He reflects on a career interruptedSee all our coronavirus coverage“I was scared that I might not be able to do Pi again,” says Hiran Abeysekera, who was preparing to transfer his rapturously received 2019 performance in Life of Pi to the West End when the pandemic hit. “We were joking that when theatres finally reopened, I’d have grey hair and a walking stick. Peopl...
Tags: Theatre, Bbc, Culture, Stage, Yann Martel, Sheffield, Pi, Peter Pan, West End, Russell T Davies, RSC, Patel, Rada, Life of Pi, Sheffield Crucible, Lolita Chakrabarti

California Museums And Theatres Are Reopening; I’m Going To Wait

“I’m taking my cues from the health experts, who are preaching a different message from state, city and municipal officials. While COVID-19 new infections, hospitalizations and deaths have been dramatically declining since the post-holiday surges, the number of new cases has plateaued at a still worrisome level.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Issues, COVID, 03.16.21, California Museums And Theatres Are Reopening

Louisville Ballet seeks Executive Director

Louisville Ballet invites applications and nominations for this important co-leadership position. Working together with Artistic Director Robert Curran, the Executive Director will be responsible for aligning, strengthening, and further integrating the organization’s position in Louisville’s rich performing arts environment and building on the leadership role that the Ballet currently holds in the city. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will guide the implementation of ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Jobs, Kentucky, United States, Ballet, Kfc, Louisville, Trulia, East End, Robert, Board, Company, MCA, SVP, NTI

The Work-From-Home Tech Product Boom

Limbo Keys Builds Laser Cut Custom Mechanical Keyboards For Working, Learning And Gaming When the lockdowns from COVID-19 hit in the spring of 2020, Bryan Callaghan, like most people, had a lot of time on his hands. Rather than binging his way through the entire Netflix catalog, he focused even more intently on his online computer science courses that began in January 2020. In doing so, he discovered the mechanical keyboard niche. “With hundreds of thousands of people suddenly required to work f...
Tags: Design, Netflix, Product & Design Ideas, Maker Success Stories, COVID, Bryan Callaghan

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