Blankenbuehler, who won a Tony and an Olivier Award for his work on Hamilton, steps in for contemporary ballet choreographer McGregor, who withdrew because of scheduling conflicts with a work he’s creating for the Royal Ballet in London.
The rise of streaming via Spotify, Apple and Amazon has put a music industry once racked by plummeting CD sales back in rude health. That transformation has been seized on by Swift, who has led the fight for artists to get a better share of revenues in the age of the digital giants.
The first response to demands for restitution is simple. Concede to them. We have tons of other stuff in basements and attics. To be fair, this is starting to happen. France’s President Emmanuel Macron is legislating to “return Africa’s heritage to Africa”. The British Museum itself returns objects under permanent loan. The Benin bronzes are going to Nigeria and it has indicated a readiness to talk with Easter Island. A deeper worry is what restitution will mean to the purpose of world museums.
Jenkins says Hollywood “is also finally recognizing specifically that there is an audience for black literary adaptations: ‘It’s not only very clear there is an audience for this work, but to take it even further, there are people who are familiar with this work in its literary form — the same way people are familiar with work of non-black artists.'”
Jay was “one of the most compelling figures in magic,” and he also appeared in Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and Deadwood.
Director Alfonso Cuarón wanted the release on the big screen, not just for an Oscars campaign, but because the movie looks better there. And the company did that, “but selling theaters on making room in their schedules to show Roma in all its glory was not an easy task for Netflix.”
McMaster’s parents, uncle, and brother were all central to Irish theatre life for decades – and so was she, before she married and moved to San Francisco, where she continued to act, direct, and produce. “With her passing, the curtain has finally dropped on a significant chapter in Irish theatre history.”
The Czech composer listened to the people of the United States. “Dvorak recognized a rich tradition sitting under his nose, one that most American composers seemed blind to. He wove American roots music into his vast symphonic canvas. And, inspired by black spirituals, he came up with a bittersweet melody that would become a spiritual of its own: the ‘Largo,’ the symphony’s second movement, a kind of song without words scored for the English horn.”
This is a purely philosophical question … only, it’s about our duty to ourselves and to each other. “The possibility of a duty to leave Facebook arises once one recognizes that Facebook has played a significant role in undermining democratic values around the world.”
The British director of movies that never had mass appeal, though many won critical acclaim and became cult classics, “developed his own distinctive film-making style, usually involving puzzle-like, non-linear storytelling, lyrical visual imagery and challenging themes such as sex, death, horror and mental breakdown.”