“It would make me miserable not to write for theatre again.” (Phew.) However: “More and more it seems like television is where all the creative work is happening. I am increasingly asked to write for TV, in fact.” And he sometimes says yes.
“Speculation is rising about who has been chosen to succeed him as the musical equivalent of Poet Laureate, a post that can trace its history back to Charles I’s creation of the title “Master of the King’s Musick” for Nicholas Lanier in 1626. In the 20th century the position has diminished in importance and become an honorary title, but nevertheless it has been occupied by figures including Edward Elgar, Arnold Bax and Arthur Bliss.”
“Playing Mozart and Beethoven to young children improves their listening skills, concentration and self-discipline, according to a study this week by the Institute of Education.”
“This year’s awards, which celebrate the best writing, acting and production of the year, are being hailed as the most diverse yet, with a significant number of minority actors up for awards. … Beyond those standout actors and writers, Hollywood is still a tough town for minorities.”
But that’s not new – there’a a “remarkable scale and breadth of art that has been collected by corporations since the Renaissance, when the Monte dei Paschi bank in Siena decided it needed nice things for its walls and established what is thought to be the first corporate art collection, in 1472.”
The Grand Theatre 14 “apologized for the cancellation of multiple screenings of films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Grudge Match, Paranormal Activity, Anchorman 2 and other titles.”
“I first thought of making the film when I read an article in Liberation that interviewed actors who played corpses in the reconstruction of crimes with the real-crime witnesses. Some actors had problems doing this.”
Updated as it happens.
“Mr. Baraka got himself into trouble sometimes with the things he said, but then he got himself out, too, and it wasn’t his fault if you decided to pay attention only to the first part. He had an unshakable devotion to change, even if his ideas were imperfect.”
“[Madeline Arakawa] Gins practiced an idiosyncratic and highly personal brand of art that sought to deploy architecture in the service of large essential questions about the nature of being.”
And if it does, does that make it a reprehensible film?
Janice Min transformed The Hollywood Reporter. Can she work the same magic on a trade magazine that used to have all of the power in the music biz?
“The Valencia authorities threatened to sue [Santiago] Calatrava last month after chunks fell off in high winds, forcing the closing of the building ahead of Christmas performances and the cancellation next month of Puccini’s ‘Manon Léscaut,’ directed by Plácido Domingo.”
“Getting ready for a night of Sunday television ‘takes more preparation than getting ready for the workweek ahead of you,’ said Ron Simon, a curator at the Paley Center for Media.”