Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Tag: 02.15.21

How Hollywood Has Shaped Our Views Of The Presidency

When the idea and the office of the president was regarded with a sort of reverence, presidential representations were more heroic, historian Dean J....

Why It’s Time To Reopen Movie Theaters

"Despite being indoors (a red flag), the sort of behavior engaged in at the movies is, relatively speaking, benign. Patrons who can and should...

French Mayor Ordered Museums Reopened, COVID Be Damned. French Court Orders Them Closed Again

An administrative court in Montpellier ruled that Louis Aliot, mayor of Perpignan (and Marine Le Pen's number-two in the far-right party National Rally, and...

Finally: More Money, Resources For Black Theatre?

In the last seven months, there has been a groundswell of support for Black-owned businesses and nonprofits that are focused on specifically and directly...

Claim: The COVID Shutdown Has Revolutionized And Democratized Theatre

"The result is a worldwide swarm of approaches that have profoundly opened up the possibilities of the form, most likely for good. The word...

Composer Gets No Play Until She Puts Her Music Out Under Male Pseudonym

A change of name it all started to click. After adopting the pseudonym Arthur Parker her pieces were getting the airplay she had struggled...

Everyone’s Pivoting – Here’s What’s Relevant To Classical Music

According to Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, there are ten different kinds of pivots. At least six out of them are relevant...

1,000-Year-Old Murals Identified In German Cathedral

"A series of frescoes showing the life and death of John the Baptist in the cathedral of the Bavarian city of Augsburg have been...

Documentary: Could It Be Years Before Big Music Festivals Return?

"If, like me, you happened to watch the documentary mere hours after hearing that statement, the Glastonbury scene took on a whole different kind...

COVID Has Shown Us That Theatre Is Too Dependent On Its Buildings

Lyn Gardner: "At their best, are creative powerhouses, community hubs, a place of inspiration, succour and sanctuary. But often they come with self-perpetuating,...

How A Bad Joke Ended Up In Canada’s Top Court

Comedian Mike Ward made a bad joke about a teenager with a disability back in 2010. The victim sued and the case is now...

To Understand The Problems With Big Tech Platforms We Need To Understand What’s At...

Harvesting data at scale makes us collectively vulnerable in ways that go beyond breaches of individual privacy. This is a new and nasty problem:...

Music Critic Peter G. Davis, 84

He was longtime critic for New York Magazine. Peter was best known as an authority on opera — his 1997 book The American Opera...

‘Drenching Richness’: Alex Ross Revisits The Films Of Andrei Tarkovsky

Ross fell under the director's spell upon seeing Andrei Rublev in college. "The long pandemic months seemed a good time to burrow back into...

Johnny Pacheco, Giant Of Latin Jazz And Salsa, Dead At 85

"Pacheco, a Juilliard-trained multi-instrumentalist who'd found success recording with his band, Pacheco y Su Charanga, sparked a musical revolution when, in 1964, he met...

How A Young Pianist Learns About The Liszt Sonata From Historic Recordings

“I almost feel like you should know the notable recordings of a work like this,” Benjamin Grosvenor said of the sonata in a recent...

The Line Between Audiobook And Theatrical Play

"When different narrators take on chapters devoted to different characters’ points of view, the listener’s engagement with the book can be heightened. On the...

We Worried About Children On The Internet And Completely Forgot About Adults

Honestly, will we never learn? "Americans have expressed their concerns about each new form of media through fears about children and youth. Younger Americans...