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Tag: 06.16.21

Venezuela Is Down To Just One Ballet Company, And That One Is Teetering

"Ballet Teresa Carreño in Caracas … is the last ballet company remaining in the country, a hallowed institution that was already on its last...

How The Arts Were Weakened

For most artists, the shift has been devastating. Ask almost any you know, especially if they’re under age 40. But to understand why the...

How Movie Audiences Are Different

The movie audience is a singular and enigmatic organism. It can’t really be compared to the audience for live events such as theater, music...

Is Paris Supplanting London As The Visual Art Capital?

Part of the recent surge comes down to Brexit jitters. Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, industry players speculated...

Massive New National Museum Of Norway, Home Of ‘The Scream’, Has Opening Date

"Initially slated to debut in 2020, the museum in Oslo — officially called the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design — will now...

McGraw-Hill Sold By One Private Equity Firm To Another At 88% Profit

"Eight years after it bought McGraw-Hill Education for $2.4 billion, Apollo Global Management has reached an agreement to sell the company to another private...

Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Louis Langrée To Step Down In 2024

"It's difficult because I am very happy here. And this orchestra has made me a better conductor. But I can't just think of myself....

New Yorker Union Members And Condé Nast Agree On Contract

"After a protracted battle that nearly led to a workers strike, the staffers at three Condé Nast publications — The New Yorker, Ars Technica...

Seattle Art Museum To Ditch “Greatest Hits” Narrative To Be More Inclusive

“The way the galleries are organised now is a greatest-hits presentation very much focused on masterworks” by white artists from the 1600s to...

New Press Aims At The Trump Market

All Seasons is staking out territory that some mainstream publishers are wary to venture into, by courting former Trump officials who staunchly supported the...

Is Twitch The Future Of Music Streaming (That Pays)?

Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, attracts an average of 30 million visitors a day, and its users watched more than one trillion minutes...

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New ‘Cinderella’ Could Start Performances Despite Extension Of UK Shutdown

Declaring "Come to the theatre and arrest us," Lord Lloyd Webber vowed last week to reopen all his West End venues at full audience...

More Evidence That Jane Austen Was Probably Anti-Slavery

"Austen's personal values — namely, whether she supported slavery — have been debated by literary enthusiasts and experts who read her work like a...

How “In The Heights” Made NYC’s Streets Dance

The last time I felt such a sense of release watching dancers spill onto the streets in a movie was in “Fame.” - The...

Why NYC Was Such A Creative Time For Music In The 1980s

“It was still a gritty city, before gentrification really took over. Artists could afford to live in the city – they didn’t have to...

Will Paris Supplant London As Europe’s Art Capital?

It could indeed happen. Christie's is owned by François Pinault, CEO of luxury-goods conglomerate Kering (which includes, among others Yves Saint-Laurent and Gucci) and...

Fire Destroys One Of US’s Leading Organ Makers

Sparks from a malfunctioning fan appear to have ignited sawdust at the factory of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders in Lake City, Iowa on Tuesday...

Justice Dept. Drops Trump Administration’s Case Against John Bolton And His Book

"The Justice Department has closed its year-old criminal investigation into former Trump national security adviser John Bolton and dropped a related lawsuit connected to...

CNN Is Selling News Clips As NFTs

In an initiative called the Vault by CNN, "the WarnerMedia-owned cable news channel … will 'mint' NFTs on the Flow blockchain of memorable moments...

Why This SF Symphony Cellist Is Eager To Perform In-Person Again

Whether you’re singing along with “Messiah” or rocking with Metallica, the common auditory input of the rhythm and melody, plus the visual input of...

‘Choking On Sanctimony And Lacking In Compassion’: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Slams Social Media’s Social...

"The assumption of good faith is dead. What matters is not goodness but the appearance of goodness. We are no longer human beings. We...