A court in Bermuda has ruled that the trust controlling the estate of the Swiss magnate Christof Engelhorn may not renege on the pledge he made before he died to donate 130 million Swiss francs toward the construction of a modular opera house near Lucerne’s famous Cultural Center.
“Donna De Salvo, the museum’s chief curator and deputy director of programs, said the form is ‘extremely vital,’ offering opportunities in an art market that has become harder to penetrate. The Internet and social media allow artists to come together over many miles, and, as lines blur between disciplines, collectives fulfill the greater need for collaborations.”
“Veronica Mars will be released by Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. in about 270 theaters on March 14, the same day that it is available to buy or rent online. It will mark the first time one of Hollywood’s six major studios has distributed a movie in theaters and for home viewing at the same time in the U.S.”
University of Maryland Blindsided by Corcoran’s Surprise Deal
Source: CultureGrrl | Published on 2014-02-21
Are Artists Really Eccentric?, and Forgetting the Beatles
Source: CultureCrash | Published on 2014-02-21
“Tito Muñoz, who currently serves as music director of the Opéra National de Lorraine and Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy in France, will take the baton at Phoenix’s Symphony Hall for seven classics concerts in the 2014-15 season. A native of Queens, N.Y., he is 30 years old — the same age of his predecessor, Michael Christie, when Christie came to the Valley in 2004.”
Rather than single out 2013 as an exceptional year for drama on stage and screen, I posit a different reason for its noteworthiness: It marked the period in which grade inflation by critics became a commonly deployed strategy for dealing with the cultural and economic insecurity that shows no signs of abating in post-recessionary America.