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How Virtual Musical Theatre Is Changing Participation

Our research has revealed that virtual music theatre — music theatre online — allows for a more accessible and a less exclusive way to engage with this art form with many benefits for participants. - The Conversation

Jed Perl: Art As Organic Influencer Rather Than Issue Crusader

Art’s primary task, Perl asserts, is not to “promote a particular idea of ideology, or perform some clearly defined civic or community service.” Art is meaningful, valuable, and exciting precisely because of its irrelevance to our most immediate, surface-level concerns. - Commonweal

NBC Peacock Adds Huge Number Of Subscribers, Competes With Disney In Animation

Universal now rivals Disney in animation, a key for IP that drives theme parks, among others things. - Deadline

California’s Education Workers’ Strike Could Transform Higher Ed

It is by far the largest and most important strike in the history of American higher education, with the potential to transform both the status and income of those who work in an “industry” that now employs more workers than the federal government. - The Guardian

Richard Serra’s Most Inaccessible Work (In A Remote Desert)

Who would put a piece of art by arguably the world’s greatest living sculptor in a place that you cannot access without a location finder, a very serious vehicle and a lot of spare time? The Qataris. - The Globe & Mail

Just What Will It Be Like To Attend A Live Event In The Future?

In order for future fans to experience the amazing things on your list, they will need to be technologically empowered to participate in the experience. - Shelly Palmer

Disney AI Can Now “De-Age” Actors

FRAN uses this information to come up with a prediction about which areas of a real person’s face would age and how and then overlays the new details onto video footage. The result is “the first practical, fully-automatic and production-ready method for re-aging faces in video images.” - The Verge

How Books Became An Enduring Holiday Gift

“When you change from giving gifts to serfs or beggars to your kids and your spouse, you can’t just give them the stuff you already have in your household,." And in the early 1800s, books, which were typically quite expensive, fit this bill. - The New York Times

The Artist Who Turned Limitations Into Assets

Miguel Tomasín's distinctive artistic vision comes from his family, fellow musicians and friends said, from having been born with Down syndrome. His story shows how art can help overcome social barriers, with an effort to elevate a person’s talents, rather than focusing on their limitations. - The New York Times

Oxford English Dictionary’s Word Of The Year is What???

“Goblin mode” — a slang term referring to “a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations” — has been named Oxford’s 2022 Word of the Year. - The New York Times

Music Inspired By The Fire At Notre Dame Cathedral Wins The Grawemeyer Award

British composer Julian Anderson was devastated by the fire. He "began channeling some of his despondence into 'Litanies,' a 25-minute meditation for cello and orchestra. In the second movement, a series of chords emerges then melts away." - The New York Times

Sesame Street’s Beloved Bob McGrath Has Died At 91

"McGrath played the friendly neighbor Bob Johnson, serving as a Sesame Street mainstay across five decades and 47 seasons of broadcast television. His final series appearance came in 2017, but McGrath did not step away from his association with the series." - Variety

What Were Ancient Romans Eating At The Colosseum?

Nuts, fruit, and ... pizza. - Hyperallergic

A Season-Long Goodbye Ends With Nutcracker

Sterling Hyltin has been the Sugar Plum Fairy since 2006, but this season will be her final one. "One reason she gives for stepping aside is the desire to see younger dancers be given the same opportunities she had." - The New York Times

The Composer Of The Queen’s Funeral Music Began Keeping It Secret In 2011

Sir James MacMillan "had not even heard a rehearsal of the piece, which he had written in secret, and until the night before the funeral was not completely sure it would be performed." - BBC

Bernadette Mayer, Who Brought Magic To Stream-Of-Consciousness Poetry, 77

Mayer "rejected formalism for the avant-garde. She expanded the parameters of poetry by incorporating other elements into her work, including photography, collage, letters from friends, audio recordings and personal datebooks." - The New York Times

How A Great Woman Critic And Publicist Made A Male Architect Famous

When Aline Louchheim took on Eero Saarinen, she "leveraged power dynamics and skirted journalistic ethics to get what she wanted: ... to champion Saarinen’s work and supercharge his career." - Hyperallergic

One Button, And We’d Be Living In The Correct Timeline Again

Well, with the "Oh, yeah?" button, we could have tried for a better internet, anyway. - Slate

What Ever Happened To Avatar, The Biggest Blockbuster In History?

"Though the first Avatar was the world’s top-grossing movie not once, but twice, reclaiming the title from Avengers: Endgame after a 2021 rerelease in China, its most oft-cited claim to fame is its surprising lack of cultural impact." Why? - The New York Times

Pantone Embraces Its Color Of The Year Marketing And The Art World

"Viva Magenta has taken the shape of a massive immersive exhibition during Art Basel—that’s 10,000 square feet and two floors dedicated to a single color meant to symbolize the 'unconventional time' we’re living in." OK, sure. - Fast Company

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