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Earn your Certification in Creative Placemaking this Fall

NJIT’s (New Jersey Institute of Technology) groundbreaking and highly respected Professional Certificate in Creative Placemaking will be conducted in virtual classroom format in Fall, 2020. This 90-hour course of study runs September 10-Dec. 21. Registration is open for the Fall offering of the NJIT Certificate in Creative Placemaking. This 90-hour non-credit course is designed for civic leaders, planners, community and economic development professionals and artists who wish to acquire the s...
Tags: Art, Education, New Jersey Institute of Technology

2 Months of Un-Hulk-Like Calm Went Into Making This Incredible Avengers Flipbook

Remember how proud you were of the stickman riding a skateboard flipbook you made in your high school chemistry textbook? Had you continued improving your skills, this is where you’d be now: creating flipbooks of famous movie scenes, including Bruce Banner hulking out during the climactic final battle in The Avengers.Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Marvel, Disney, Artists, Marvel Studios, Mark Ruffalo, Hulk, The Avengers, Flipbooks

A Brief History Of Music Shaped By Technology

Music has been around as long as there have been people. Longer if you count music made by animals. It’s safe to say that music will be a part of this world as long as there is life. So what happens when new technology encounters an eternal constant for humans? – 3 Quarks Daily
Tags: Art, Music, 08.10.20

Salome Bey, 86, Canada’s “First Lady Of The Blues”

After making their first appearance in Toronto in 1961, Salome settled there in 1964 and began playing the jazz club circuit, soon earning the sobriquet that would be with her the rest of her life: “Canada’s First Lady of the Blues.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Toronto, People, Canada, 08.10.20, Salome Bey

Why Is Everyone Beating Up On TikTok?

TikTok, the video making and sharing app probably most known for its quirky video memes and gags made by people under 20, seems to be in many governments’ crosshairs. The attacks either come directly on the platform itself or to people using it in ways that violate the local social order. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Media, 08.10.20

How Music Is Gaining A Bigger Role In Sleep

To combat sleeplessness, people are turning to all sorts of techniques, iWhile sleep music used to be confined to the fringes of culture—whether at avant-garde all-night concerts or New Age meditation sessions—the field has crept into the mainstream over the past decade. Ambient artists are collaborating with music therapists; apps are churning out hours of new content; sleep streams have surged in popularity on YouTube and Spotify. – Time
Tags: Art, Music, 08.06.20

Those Ubiquitous Ads For MasterClass? Here’s What You Actually Get

MasterClass launched in 2015 with just three classes: Dustin Hoffman on acting, Serena Williams on tennis, and Patterson on writing. Since then the company has grown exponentially, raising $135 million in venture capital from 2012 to 2018. It now has more than 85 classes across nine categories. (Last year it added 25 new classes, and this year it intends to add even more.) After the pandemic hit, as people started spending more time at home, its subscriptions surged, some weeks increasing tenfol...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Dustin Hoffman, Serena Williams, Patterson, 08.10.20

A Reappraisal Of Stanley Kubrick

David Mikics’s “Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker” is a cool, cerebral book about a cool, cerebral talent. This is not a full-dress biography — there have been several of Kubrick — but a brisk study of his films, with enough of the life tucked in to add context as well as brightness and bite. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, David Mikics, 08.10.20

Extras Being Replaced By Mannequins?

Showrunners have been changing scenes to have little or no background performers, Paula Spurr says. She’s even heard of some smaller-budget productions using mannequins “in the deep background” these days. “It’s like, ‘Oh great, we’re being replaced with dummies,”‘ Spurr says with a laugh. – CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Spurr, 08.10.20, Paula Spurr

Broadway Star Danny Burstein On Struggling With COVID

“The other day, my pal, the brilliant songwriter Tom Kitt, called me. He said he was frustrated by his lack of creativity because of the pandemic and was reaching out to several friends to see if we could write songs together. He said, “Is there something going on in your life at the moment that you just have to express?” And I sat at my computer and wrote the following: “The question we keep asking is how do you have hope when every moment is a struggle? When every second is a reminder.” – The...
Tags: Art, People, Broadway, Danny Burstein, Tom Kitt

Judge Rules Movie Studios Can Own Theatres For First Time In 71 Years

This game-changing decision could result in a complete overhaul of not only who owns theater chains in the near and long-term future, but how, when and where consumers will enjoy feature film content. – Forbes
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 08.07.20

Considering Poulenc – A New Biography

“Poulenc was a composer who melded the incompatible. Famously described as a combination of “monk and ragamuffin”, he wrote music that the mind can mistrust but the heart will adore. He clung resolutely to tonality and melody in a century that had other ideas. His humour and light, his sheer loveliness, have led to suspicion.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, 08.03.20

Reconsidering Poulenc

He was no originator, like Schoenberg or Stravinsky, nor did he possess Britten’s or Shostakovich’s command of manifold genres. He was, however, a composer of rare gifts, particularly in the setting of sacred and secular texts. As the decades pass, he grows in stature, and his aloofness from musical party politics matters less. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, Britten, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Schoenberg, 08.10.20

UK Report: Theatres With Proper Ventilation Could Be Safe To Reopen At Full Capacity

Ventilation is more effective at protecting against airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus than social distancing or PPE – and “many performance venues have the capability to provide good levels of ventilation,” according to Government advisers. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, Audience, 08.10.20

How The Aztecs Recorded History

The Aztec historians, creators of a genre called the xiuhpohualli (SHOO-po-WA-lee), developed a highly effective way of keeping satisfying memories alive. The pictographic texts that Itzcoatl burned were only a part of the Aztec way of keeping history. The glyphs served as mnemonic devices designed to elicit volumes of speech. – Psyche
Tags: Art, Ideas, 08.10.20, Itzcoatl

What The Canada Council’s New Chairman Wants To Do

“The way I view work now within colonial structures and institutions is harm reduction. Ultimately, the goal for me is to reduce the harm the Canada Council causes, not just to my community but to any community that suffers under colonialism, which is really all of us on some level, and to make it somewhat easier to exist, work, live and participate.” – Toronto Star
Tags: Art, Issues, Canada Council, 08.06.20

How Rodin Ensured His Museum Would Stay Solvent

When he died in 1917, Rodin left his estate to the museum, including the original plaster molds of more than 100 sculptures. “Rodin gave the economical system so that the museum could live,” museum communications director Clémence Goldberger explains. The museum still uses these molds to recast new bronze sculptures and sell them — and with a projected loss of 3 million euros this year, the molds have never proved more valuable. – NPR
Tags: Art, Rodin, Visual, 08.08.20, Clémence Goldberger

Reimagining How Theme Parks Work

Expect the cornonavirus era, say theme park experts, to accelerate a play-driven evolution that has steadily been increasing in parks — in part because they naturally lead to exploration, but also because they appeal to locals and regular park-goers, a demographic that’s more vital than ever if plane travel continues to dip. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Issues, 08.09.20

Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Reopen At Half Speed

Attendance is expected to be between 1,500 and 1,700 visitors per day, or about half of what’s normal, said Jessica Sharpe, the museum’s chief of membership and visitor operations. – Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Philadelphia, Visual, 08.10.20, Jessica Sharpe

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Reflections On A Music Theory Fight Over Race

Insisting that music theory, musicology and ethnomusicology are separate disciplines with no shared ground impoverishes all of our work. By narrowing our focus and policing our boundaries, scholars miss connections and opportunities, and we remain frozen in disdain for all that we don’t know. A distinction between applied and academic music may have its uses, but hyper-specialization leads ultimately to a belief that scholars can’t be creative and that artists are incapable of critical thought....
Tags: Art, Music, 08.09.20

How A Record 100 Years Ago Changed Music

With “Crazy Blues,” Mamie Smith opened the door to a surge of powerfully voiced female singers who defied the conventions of singerly gentility to make the blues a popular phenomenon in the 1920s. Indeed, the blues became a full-blown craze, with listeners of every color able to buy and listen at home to music marketed as “race records.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Mamie Smith, 08.08.20

Womansplaining mansplaining.

In "She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art/In her new book 'Men to Avoid in Art and Life,' Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, 'sexperts' and more" by Alisha Haridasani Gupta (NYT).Here's Tersigni's Twitter feed, but it's not entirely examples of the meme explained and explained in the article. Here are 2 examples: "there probably just weren't any qualified women for the job"
Tags: Art, Twitter, Comedy, London, Law, Italy, Monty Python, National Gallery, Jones, Bosch, Terry Jones, Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Gilliam, Ann Althouse

Call For “Radical Shakeup” Of UK’s Cultural Sector

RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and the British Council published a paper ‘Heritage for Inclusive Growth’ which says the sector’s potential has been stunted by “outdated” views of what – and who – it represents. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Commerce, Issues, British Council, 08.08.20, RSA Royal Society, Heritage for Inclusive Growth

What It’s Like To Go Back Into A Museum

“The argument for reopening our cultural institutions has been made with force: art sustains us, say the museum executives over the morning airwaves. But when I enter the exhibition, the first thing I wish is that, in the quest for sufficient sustenance, I’d brought a bottle of water—the mask dehydrates you quickly.” – Prospect
Tags: Art, Visual, 08.01.20

She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art

In her new book “Men to Avoid in Art and Life,” Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, “sexperts” and more.
Tags: Art, News, Social Media, Discrimination, Nicole, Books and Literature, Women and Girls, Writing and Writers, Comedy and Humor, Tersigni, Men to Avoid in Art and Life (Book, Nicole Tersigni

Brent Carver, Tony Award Winner For ‘Kiss Of The Spider-Woman,’ Has Died At 68

Carver, one of Canada’s great stage actors, “was an artist who demanded the most from himself, opening up his heart to reveal the pain and beauty of life. He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.” – CBC
Tags: Art, People, Canada, 08.06.20

Even When We Can’t Travel, Postcards Exist Outside Of Email And Texts To Create Connection

“Maybe you’ve learned the seasons in a new way. Perhaps, in some way, you are a visitor in your city, state, land.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Words, 08.07.20

Five Things to Fix in the Arts (and Now is the Time to do it)

The shutdown has suspended usual rules, positions and behaviors, suggesting there may be opportunities to not just rethink but take action.
Tags: Art, Ajblogs

Our Collective Dreams Of Rome

So many legends, so much art, and yet … “Rubbish collects in gutters, litter spills from over-stuffed communal bins, pigeons scavenge among fallen, leaking garbage bags. People walk casually past the trash, a symptom of ineffectual politicians and waste plants straining for space. La grande bellezza is looking like shit.” Then the virus came. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Rome, Ideas, 08.09.20