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Zubin Mehta: Levine And Domingo Were Blacklisted!

Mehta doesn’t mind that both Domingo and Levine are facing allegations of sexual harassment in the United States. “We leave the blacklists to American puritanism. Levine has been ruined by the US media. Domingo has had to leave the Los Angeles Opera, which was worth nothing before him. And all because of complaints that have come from failed artists after 30 years . That sounds like revenge,” commented Mehta. – Weiner Zeitung
Tags: Art, Music, US, United States, Levine, Domingo, Zubin Mehta, Mehta, Los Angeles Opera, 09.11.20


Trump Administration Says It Will Ban TikTok And WeChat (Unless It Doesn’t)

“The U.S. Commerce Department said it will issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on September 20. Commerce officials said the ban … could be still rescinded … before it takes effect late Sunday as TikTok owner ByteDance races to clinch an agreement over the fate of its U.S. operations.” –
Tags: Art, Media, United States, Commerce, U S Commerce Department, 09.18.20, Trump Administration Says It Will Ban


Booker Prize Shortlist Is Most Diverse, And Most American, Ever (But Hilary Mantel Isn’t On It)

It’s not only Mantel: Anne Tyler and Colum McCann were also among the semifinalists who failed to advance. Of the six writers on the shortlist, four are women, four are nonwhite, and four, including one dual-national, are from the United States, a fact sure to incense those who still oppose the 2014 decision to open the Booker to any author writing in English and published in the UK. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, United States, Words, Anne Tyler, Booker, Colum McCann, 09.15.20


"Beautiful Garbage" by Sandi Billingsley at KALEID Gallery

KALEID Gallery is proud to present "Beautiful Garbage," a new exhibition of paintings and sculptures by resident artist Sandi Billingsley. Sandi Billingsley is an American artist who has sold her art and painted in homes from coast to coast. As a professional faux finisher, she has over twenty five years of experience understanding and recreating surfaces, painting murals and combining them into trompe l’œil. For a decade and a half, she has applied these skills to gallery shows of painting...
Tags: Art, News, United States, Pg, KALEID Gallery, Sandi, Sandi Billingsley, Sandi Billingsley Sandi Billingsley


Florence Howe, 92, An Architect Of Women’s Studies Movement

When Ms. Howe began teaching in colleges and universities in the 1950s, women’s studies was not an established academic discipline. In fact, it was rare to find a course catalog or syllabus that mentioned scholarship by women at all. With the Feminist Press, founded in 1970, she sought to diversify the materials used in schools around the United States and beyond. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, United States, Howe, Feminist Press, 09.13.20, Florence Howe


Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library to honor conservation and community

After the passing of his wife and mother, Theodore Roosevelt traveled to the Badlands of North Dakota. Journeying through the United States, he took the same route that The Henning Larsen + Nelson Byrd Woltz design team would make more than 135 years later to visit the future site of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library. The team’s vision? To honor the landscape and community that the past president came to love all those years ago. “There is a unique and awe-inspiring beauty to everythi...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, United States, Conservation, North Dakota, President, Community, Ecosystem, Public Spaces, Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Henning Larsen, Thomas Woltz, Woltz, Henning Larsen Nelson Byrd Woltz, Michael Sørensen


Poster of every Motor Trend "Car of the Year" from 1949 to 2020

The Australian insurance company Budget Direct created this nifty graphic of every Motor Trend "Car of the Year" winner in the United States. After the Plymouth Volare (1976), my eyes glazed and interest waned. They created similar graphics for awards in Australia and the UK. "Award-winning cars: Every Car of the Year Winner" (Budget Direct)
Tags: Post, UK, Design, News, Australia, Cars, United States, Vehicles, Automobiles, Budget Direct


Biomimicry Institute reveals 2020 Global Design Challenge finalists

The Biomimicry Institute has revealed this year’s 10 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalist teams, which have created innovative solutions for sustainably tackling global issues. The proposals, which all take inspiration from nature, address one or more of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The 10 finalists were selected from over 81 student teams as well as 26 teams of professionals from 17 countries in total. Of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, half...
Tags: Design, Architecture, United States, United Nations, Solar Power, Sustainable Development Goals, Biomimicry, Australia Canada, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Biomimicry Institute, Urban Heat Island Effect, NexLoop, Biomimicry Institute Images, Bottlebricks, A Sensitive Wall, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge


VIDEO: See Bette Midler in a Clip from COASTAL ELITES on HBO

HBO's special presentation COASTAL ELITES explores our current world of deeply divided politics and the universal pursuit of human connection, spotlighting five distinct and impassioned points-of-view across the United States. When the shutdown forces these characters to cope in isolation, they react with frustration, hilarity and introspection. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Hbo, Theatre, United States, Bette Midler, Stage Tube, Coastal Elites


Film Streams – Executive Director

Currently celebrating its 15th year as an internationally recognized art house film center, Film Streams was established as a nonprofit in 2005 and has grown to an operation of two venues that are open 365 days per year and seven days per week, with 4,848 public showtimes and 292 different film programs in 2019. Film Streams oversees two distinct cinemas in Omaha, Nebraska: the Ruth Sokolof Theater and the historic Dundee Theater. Film Streams ceased operations in March 2020 due to COVID-19 and ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Minneapolis, Washington, Chicago, United States, Dallas, Nebraska, Omaha, The New York Times, Kansas City, Denver, Forbes, Midwest, Omaha Nebraska, University of Nebraska Omaha


The Future Of Our Lives Indoors

“Multiply your age by 0.9. If you’re forty, you’ve spent thirty-six of your years indoors. About a third of that is time spent sleeping, but still. Most humans who live in the United States and Europe spend more time indoors than some species of whale spend underwater. It may be that the minutes you spent walking to and from the subway on a Tuesday in January tallied up to fewer minutes than a whale spent on the surface, filling its lungs, that same day.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Europe, Ideas, United States, 08.31.20


International Festival of Arts & Ideas – Director of Programming & Community Impact

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (Festival) celebrates and builds community, engages with vital issues, and promotes the arts. Each year, the Festival highlights the City of New Haven’s diverse and culturally rich community with events featuring world-class artists, thinkers, and leaders. Its additional programs include the annual Visionary Leadership Award and educational opportunities like the High School Fellows Program. The Festival was established in 1996 by Anne Calabresi, Jean M...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Atlantic, United States, Connecticut, Baltimore, Rikers Island, Yale University, Bruce, Science Park, Alaska Native, New Haven, National Endowment for the Humanities, Walt Whitman, Pacific Islander


The Lewis Prize for Music – Hiring for Press/Media Lead

The Lewis Prize for Music seeks applicants to provide a range of communications services, particularly around public and media relations. This includes engagement for its third round of funding to be announced in January 2021 and for ongoing promotion of its awardees and grantees. Request for Applications: Press & Media LeadThe Lewis Prize for Music seeks applicants to provide a range of communications services, particularly around public and media relations. This includes engagement for its...
Tags: Art, Jobs, United States, Cyd, Lewis Prize for Music, Knowledge Associates, Lewis Prize for Music 's Knowledge Associates


VIDEO: How is Berkshire Theatre Group Making GODSPELL Happen? Go Behind the Scenes!

The first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association is currently running in the Berkshires Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell, whichis being presented outdoors in an open-air tent adjacent to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, will run through September 4, with manyhealth and safety guidelines in place as mandated byActors' Equity Associationand localstate government. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Pittsfield, Berkshire Theatre Group, Stage Tube, Actors Equity Association, Berkshires Berkshire Theatre Group


USDA closes Tiger King zoo for animal welfare violations

This week brought more drama involving the human cast of the popular “Tiger King” series but hopefully some peace for the tigers themselves. Time is up for the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Garvin County, Oklahoma, which is now officially closed to the public after the USDA cited multiple animal welfare violations. The park became infamous when Netflix debuted its “Tiger King” documentary series in March. The show’s behind-the-scenes look at big cat owners was wildly popular, garnering...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Animals, Time, Usda, Netflix, Zoo, United States, Peta, Humane Society, Lowe, Baskin, Joe Exotic, Scott L Palk, Carole Baskin, Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park


What Democracy Looked Like, In Ballot Form

Even before the colorful public ballots of the early United States, actually, “people used the viva voce system, rooted in ancient Greece, where voters announced their candidate to a clerk. In some US colonies, voters would use objects, like corn and beans, to vote yea or nay; and in other states, people would line up on opposite sides of a road to signal how they were voting.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Greece, US, United States, Visual, 08.20.20


Newspaper Newsrooms Are Shutting Down Across America. What That Means For News

Like office workers across the United States, journalists have been pushed by the coronavirus to retreat from communal spaces and into remote work. Now some are confronting the very real possibility that they may never again work in a physical newsroom — a touchstone of journalism — and what that could mean for the future of their profession. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, United States, Issues, 08.20.20, Across America What That Means For News


BWW TV: Billy Porter and Misty Copeland Spearhead BTU and Fair Count's 'only1ofme' Social Media Campaign

Black Theatre United BTU is partnering with Fair Count, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, to launch aoeonly1ofmea a new campaign featuring iconic artists of color, to inspire completion of the 2020 United States Census amongst aoehard-to-counta HTC populations. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Georgia House, Billy Porter, BroadwayWorld TV, Stacey Abrams, Black Theatre United BTU


Career Moves In 2020: Storming TikTok, Freaking Out The President, Hosting Late-Night, Getting A Netflix Special

Sarah Cooper is a UX engineer who, during lockdown, decided to take advantage of TikTok and the United States president’s, er, unique response to the pandemic, earning her a huge response and putting her career as a comedian into a unique space. “The world now has more avenues for #content than ever before. Traditional television shows and films have been massively sidelined by Covid-19 lockdowns—and while we all miss shows like Euphoria and the usual summer blockbusters, a lot of other forms o...
Tags: Art, People, United States, Cooper, Sarah Cooper, Tiktok, COVID, 08.14.20


The Robert E. Lee Statue At The U.S. Capitol May Move To A Virginia Museum

Sure, one might wonder why one of the United States’s greatest traitors has a statue in the United States Capitol Building, but that’s a long (racist) story. In any case, it’s time for the statue to leave. “The recommendation to move the Confederate general’s monument to the [Virginia Museum of History and Culture] was made unanimously by the Commission for Historical Statues in the United States Capitol during a meeting on August 7.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, United States, Visual, Robert E Lee, United States Capitol, United States Capitol Building, 08.14.20, Virginia Museum, Virginia Museum of History, Commission for Historical Statues


Think School Testing Is A Mess In The US? Take A Look At How The UK Shafted Students In The Pandemic

This is not to excuse the United States’ patchwork of school tests, the weirdness (and inequity) of the ACT or SAT, but … wow. “The coronavirus pandemic means exams were canceled and replaced with teacher assessments and algorithms. It has created chaos.” – Wired
Tags: Art, UK, US, United States, Issues, 08.15.20


If COVID Means Audiences Can’t Sit Through These Shows, Then They Can Walk Through Them

“Now several companies are attempting variations on what is sometimes called promenade theater — outdoor productions in which audiences move as they follow the action. The form — a cousin to street theater — has a long tradition, particularly in Europe, but has new appeal in the United States this summer because of the relative ease of keeping patrons apart outdoors.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Theatre, United States, Audience, 08.12.20


How Do You Work To Preserve Indigenous Languages When You And Your Native Speakers Are All In Lockdown?

“It’s a transition that has taken on particular urgency given the fact that the speaker pool for the world’s threatened and endangered languages skews older — precisely the population most at risk from the pandemic. This problem is compounded by the fact that indigenous communities not just in the United States but around the world are disproportionately affected both by the virus and by the economic toll of the shutdown. Against this backdrop, the push to keep language revitalization going und...
Tags: Art, United States, Words, 08.10.20


How Can Online Journalism Get Ad Revenue Back? Maybe By Tossing Its Cookies

That’s what worked — shockingly well — when Dutch public broadcaster NPO tried it: when it eliminated cookies, and thus the means to target ads to particular users, revenue soared. Here’s why contextual advertising (what NPO sold instead) brought in more money than targeted advertising — and why, says one American ad pro, this would not (yet) work in the United States. – Wired
Tags: Art, United States, Issues, NPO, 08.05.20


Review Roundup: Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL - The First Equity-Approved Production Since March

All eyes are on the Berkshire Theatre Group, as the first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association has officially begun performances. [Author: Review Roundups]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Berkshire Theatre Group, Review Roundups, Actors Equity Association


The Trump Book Industry

Taken en masse, the books paint a damning portrait of the 45th president of the United States. But the sheer volume of unflattering material they contain can have the paradoxical danger of blunting their collective impact. After the 10th time you read about Mr. Trump’s short attention span, your own attention is in danger of wandering. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, United States, Words, Trump, 08.01.20


Photo Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Takes Bows as First Equity-Approved Musical

The first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association has officially begun performances.Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell is being presented outdoors in an open-air tent adjacent to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, and is scheduled to run through September 4. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Pittsfield, Berkshire Theatre Group, BWW News Desk, Actors Equity Association


Can you tell whether it's elevating and not racist to compare Black Lives Matter artists to cavemen?

I'm trying to read "New York’s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Lascaux Cave Artisans/What street art adorning boarded-up storefronts tells us about our shared political realities and the ways our stories are connected. A critic’s tour deciphers the signs and symbols" in the New York Times.Maybe to answer my question you need to know more about the racial identification of the writer, whose name is Seph Rodney. I'm just going to give you a sample of the prose:What became apparent to me is that...
Tags: Art, New York, Writing, Law, Wikipedia, Religion, Earth, United States, New York Times, Hugh Hefner, Playboy, Intellectual Property, Mars, Smith, Black Lives Matter, King


Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Begins Previews Tonight

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced they will be producing Godspell this summer - the first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Berkshire Theatre Group, BWW News Desk, Actors Equity Association


Call For More Transparency In Choosing Public Art

“There is a cultural revolution happening in the United States, and people are realizing that they have the power to be more engaged with how public art is decided,” explained Patricia Walsh, who helps run the Public Art Network, a membership group of more than a thousand public art professionals organized by the nonprofit Americans for the Arts. “Best practices need to be reinvented to become more equitable and diverse.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, United States, Visual, Patricia Walsh, 08.04.20, Public Art Network



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