The rock art, believed to be at least 10,000 years old, was initially found and documented in the Konkan hills of Maharashtra state by a pair of hikers. The glyphs depict geometric figures, humans, and animals, and they appear to have been created by a hunter-gatherer society.
“Ms. Bouglione, known as Madame Rosa, was one of the last links to an era in which clowns, acrobats, lion tamers, trapeze artists, jugglers and other circus performers were a source of international renown and national pride … Their audiences regularly numbered into the thousands and included entertainers such as Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman and Josephine Baker, who gave Ms. Bouglione costume suggestions, as well as French politicians including Vincent Auriol and Georges Pompidou.”
Because some audience members have been using them to smuggle in vodka, that’s why. As ENO CEO Stuart Murphy tweeted to an annoyed patron, “We’ve had to do this to make sure you and other great opera fans have a really nice time. Sorry it’s a bit annoying but trust me — it would be far more annoying for you to have to witness the alternative.”
When the original populist model for Fall For Dance was launched by New York City Center in 2004, there were indeed whispered concerns about whether the rock-bottom ticket price might undermine less well-funded presenters by engendering false expectations. The whispers soon evaporated. Fall For Dance, in both its New York and Toronto iteration, has always been clearly promoted as an event designed to whet an appetite among new, often younger audiences for the full spectrum of dance.
Francesca Zambello will remain artistic director of the Washington National Opera. On Friday, the company made a long-expected announcement that the director’s contract has been renewed, for three more years, through the 2020-2021 season. The company will have a new musical leader, as well: Evan Rogister will take over as principal conductor for a four-year term, through 2021-2022.
Ironically, the digital revolution was supposed to be an equalizer. The early boosters of the Internet sprang from the counterculture of the 1960s and the New Communalist movement. Some of them, like Stewart Brand, hoped to spread the sensibilities of hippie communes throughout the wilderness of the web. Others saw the internet more broadly as an opportunity to build a society that amended the failures of the physical world. But in the last few years, the most successful tech companies have built a new economy that often accentuates the worst parts of the old world they were bent on replacing.
The conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler insisted that genuinely great music-making could not occur without a fully engaged audience. After watching Mets games at (D.C.) Nationals Stadium and Citi Field, Joe finds that the same seems to be true of baseball.
After an investigation, the Old Vic said it had received 20 complaints of inappropriate behavior by Spacey, who led the theater between 2004 and 2015. It said most of the alleged victims had been staff members, and acknowledged that a “cult of personality” around the Hollywood star had made it difficult for them to come forward. In response, the Old Vic trained staff members to act as “confidential sounding boards” to staff members experiencing abuse and unsure about what to do.
Jennie Snyder Urman is not interested in the kind of prestige TV beats that made massive cultural hits out of everything from Breaking Bad to Game of Thrones. Nope. Her show “Jane the Virgin is anti-prestige in every way, a show about admirable women full of brilliant color, bone-rattling twists, and goofy, sly in-jokes that regularly dives into unabashed emotional sincerity.”
That’s right: Tea was part of more than one U.S. revolution. In California, it united disparate cities and rural areas. “There were women who refused to pay for their grocery bills if their grocer did not carry Equality Tea.”
California isn’t into the new FCC rules that allow blocking or throttling of “lawful traffic. The law also bans paid data cap exemptions (so-called ‘zero-rating’), and says that ISPs may not attempt to evade net neutrality protections by slowing down traffic at network interconnection points.” Sounds good, right? Not to Jeff Sessions, of course.
This is a cautionary tale of lying – to oneself and to editors – and where that road leads. Also, this is a severe skewering not only of the movie The English Patient but also of the book. “Sometimes, when I met people, they’d say, ‘Wait! Aren’t you the movie girl?’ Sometimes they would say, ‘Do you like anything?’ A guy in a bar told me once that he and his friends called me ‘the movie assassin.'”
Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize, on the Shoreditch area of London: “We couldn’t stand Shoreditch any longer. It’s just a hellhole. I know we artists contributed to making it that way [gentrified, expensive, noisy], but it had become monstrous. Everybody I know has left.”
It’s not like the museum was backed up to the cloud. “When ‘I hear people talking with extreme optimism about this issue, I cannot help but think that they don’t quite understand what was lost,’ said Marcus Guidoti, a Brazilian doctoral candidate who used the museum’s collection in his research.”
Tate Britain has launched a “last-ditch” attempt to find the painting Religion Attended by the Virtues by Kauffman, one of two women among the founders of the Royal Academy of Art. When was it last seen? Just before a massive bombing raid in Plymouth in 1941.
Elayne Boosler performed in the most elite comic clubs on both coasts, but she could never get her own sitcom or even a network special – and she saw very limited time on the Tonight Show (Johnny wasn’t into assertive women). But she was a master of the stand-up hour. “Make no mistake: Ms. Boosler was its first female star, regularly putting out hours of jokes on cable in the 1980s and early ’90s that represented a break from the past. … Her act — hard-hitting, topical and dense with punch lines — anticipated the future of comedy better than most if not all of her peers.”