The Prize for Medicine went to researchers who found that roller coaster rides could help dislodge kidney stones, while a Japanese gastroenterologist won a Medical Education Prize for performing a colonoscopy on himself while sitting. (He reported “Mild discomfort”.) The Chemistry Prize went to researchers who found that saliva worked better on 18th-century sculpture than alcohol-based cleaners, and researchers who found that workers did in fact relieve stress by sticking pins in voodoo dolls of their bosses won the Economics Prize.
Steven Eastwood shot his feature film Island in a hospice on England’s Isle of Wight, where four patients allowed him to capture their final days and (actual) final breaths. “What’s interesting is there isn’t an image. You can’t see the dying. I think that’s fascinating, because to talk about how the film shows you the moment of death, I don’t know when that moment is. I’ve watched it over and over.”
“In which one writer, ARTnews Executive Editor Andrew Russeth, attempts to narrate life in the New York art world over the course of one full season, from September 2017 to September 2018, with brief forays to Miami, New Orleans, Basel, Buffalo, San Francisco, and a few other places. Along the way, countless exhibitions are visited, performances are witnessed, museum protests are reported on, art fairs are tolerated, and celebrations of various kinds are attended. Meanwhile, all sorts of surprises come in over the transom.”
Do people in adulthood experience inner speech in the same way as children – or even as each other? Do most of us even have an inner voice – an internal commentator narrating our lives and experiences from one moment to the next?
Musicians can, with the right management in place, identify not as “us vs them,” but as part of the big circle of the orchestra.
The thing about Little Women was that it wasn’t telling girls and women to be “girly,” or that being independent – and fierce – was a bad thing. The book “was that unusual thing, a classic that is also an instant hit. It was wildly popular from the moment it was published, in two parts, starting in 1868. … The book was also revolutionary, in its way.”
In 1962, he bought out a brother-in-law who had a record store, renaming it Sabin’s Discount Records. The store, at Ninth and U streets NW, was in the heart of Washington’s thriving jazz district, within walking distance of two theaters and six jazz clubs. The shop carried one of the country’s largest collections of jazz recordings, and musicians often stopped by to shop and chat.
All of this comes at a time when there’s been an enormous proliferation in the number of other online outlets – whether personal or under umbrella sites – to fill the vacuum. But few do (or can) remunerate their contributors. So we’re rapidly seeing a new model for criticism emerging: one in which only hobbyists and retirees, or those who are financially independent, will be able to pursue a ‘career’ in the field. The arts world constantly talks up diversity as an aspiration; but this will inevitably lead to reduced diversity in the field of arts criticism.
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why the Borden murders still grip us. They’re unsolved, they’re grisly, … and they involve a very strange woman. … The problem with ‘reimagining’ the story of Ms. Lizzie Andrew Borden is that, by 2018, there is nothing new under the Fall River sun.”
As outlined in the Twitter thread, Apple states the content provider of the movies in question removed them from the store. And that removed them from the user’s library, even though he had paid money to buy them. It’s easy to see why that’s frustrating (especially since Apple wasn’t willing to cough up a refund for the purchases he no longer has).
Tovey, 65, recently stepped down as head of Canada’s Vancouver Symphony, where he was music director for the past 18 years, conducting as many as 50 concerts a season. He is also principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in England, and last year was named head of conducting studies at Boston University, where his 20-year-old daughter Jessica is a violin major.
“Our world is moving faster and faster, and we’re more polarized and tribal. We find fewer and fewer excuses to talk about anything. (Reviews) are an opportunity to stop and let it marinade and understand how art helps us understand ourselves.”
Fan Bingbing has made dozens of movies in China, played roles in Hollywood’s X-Men and Iron Man franchises, appeared in ads all over the globe, and has 62 million followers on Weibo (China’s Twitter). It has now been more than three months since she’s been seen in public. Her name has disappeared from posters for her next film (whose release date was pushed back), and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences just released a list of 100 celebrities ranked by “social responsibility” on which Fan was dead last. Rumors are flying, and reporter Steven Lee Myers looks at what might be behind them.
A show that’s mandatory viewing for school pupils and parents had an opening number by the group New F4, who star in a Taiwanese teen soap opera. Detractors called the quartet “pretty girls that cannot have babies”; the state news agency declared them “slender and weak” and fretted about the effect these “not men but not women” would have on the youth of the People’s Republic. Then defenders started speaking up, among them (believe it or not) the military newspaper People’s Liberation Daily.
Katie Dorn: “The Lucinda Childs Dance Company just gave its final performance of her 1979 masterpiece, DANCE, at The Performing Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi. … DANCE is the first piece of Lucinda’s choreography I learned and it was the first piece that her newly-formed company performed. … For close to ten years, I was fortunate to dance this evening-length work all over the world. I’m not entirely sure I’m ready to say good-bye.”
“Mazzie’s broad career went from screwball comedy — in Kiss Me, Kate and Monty Python’s Spamalot on Broadway and the West End — to riveting, dysfunctional moms in Next to Normal and Carrie. She earned other Broadway roles in Man of La Mancha, Bullets Over Broadway, Enron and Into the Woods.” She was nominated for a Tony Award three times, for Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, and Passion.
“The LSO East London Academy will open in spring 2019 and will aim to identify and develop the potential of talented people between the age of 11-18. It will be a bridge between secondary schools and conservatoires. Crucially it will be free, offering training that can normally cost as much as £3,000 a year.”
Jan Fabre, known for his 24-hour stage marathon Mount Olympus, has been accused – in an open letter by 20 employees and interns at his Antwerp-based stage company Troubleyn – of “humiliation, intimidation and semi-secret photographic activities” as well as trying to extort sexual favors from dancers and offering them jobs or money afterward to keep quiet.
Pyotr Verzilov, who has collaborated extensively with the Russian feminist punk collective for years (one member is his partner, another his ex) and took part in the group’s protest at the World Cup final, started to feel ill after a court hearing on Tuesday; within a few hours, he became unable to see, then to speak, then to walk.
Artist managers are often drawn from the ranks of graduates in performance, musicology or related fields. Their passion for classical music makes them vulnerable to exploitation such as low starting salaries and unpaid overtime.
“Instead of them meeting their obligation in September or any time during the fall, once they decided that they didn’t need us any more, they felt they didn’t have any reason to pay us,” Boston Light and Sound’s Chapin Cutler explained. “We were put in the position of having to sue them, because they were basically taking the position, well, they’re not going to work for us anymore, there’s no reason for us to have to pay them.” He also noted that, “The people that they actually ended up using were the same people that I had been using for the past five or six years.”
Years ago, before I was shown the door, I briefly taught at the Manhattan School of Music within their graduate program for aspirant orchestral musicians. My intention was to impart some knowledge about the history of the orchestra in order to shed light on the decline of orchestras and of orchestral performance – and to suggest that young musicians might be able contribute constructively.
The Pacific Northwest is home to a dozens of superior jazz musicians. By no means are all of them of them in Seattle and Portland, the attention-getting large cities of western Washington and Oregon. Dozens manage to find work playing in Spokane, Eugene, Bend, Yakima — and increasingly in the region’s burgeoning winery tasting rooms and restaurants.
Public display of Pascal’s work was a condition of the 1994 contract signed by Corcoran director David C. Levy and several Tyler Art trustees, including Petty. The trust gave the museum about 100 pieces of art and $1 million “to cover costs associated with establishing and maintaining the permanent gallery and the collection,” according to court filings. The agreement states that the art and the cash gift must be returned if the Corcoran “has not complied with the conditions.”