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Top Stories From AJBlogs For The Weekend 04.09.17

Lines For Mulligan, With Video The press of Art Pepper business distracted Rifftides from noting that yesterday was the birthday of Gerry Mulligan. He would have been 90. On the occasion, Franca Mulligan sent news about an ... read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2017-04-08 Become Wind I have a rare NYC performance next week, and, even rarer, a NYC world premiere. The ensemble Contemporaneous, led by Bard graduates David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly, is premiering my Cap Rock Wind for mezzo-soprano ... read more AJBlog: PostClassic Published 2017-04-07 The Entrancing Sound of the Timple The family of the lute has a multitude of relatives, the guitar being the most prevalent right now. But there are a number of more diminutive nieces and nephews who have shaped the music of ... read more AJBlog: OtherWorldly Published 2017-04-07 Failing the who-cares test In today’s Wall Street Journal I write about the Broadway transfer of here . Here’s an excerpt. * * * “War Paint” isn’t so much a musical as a pitch. It’s easy enough to imagine it: ... read more AJBlog: About Last Night Published 2017-04-07 Almanac: Eric Hoffer on hatred “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause ... read more AJBlog: About Last Night Published 2017-04-07 Barratt’s Back: A Harbinger of the Met’s Administrative Readjustments? Last July, it was reported that the Metropolitan Museum’s deputy director for collections and administration, Carrie Rebora Barratt, was one of those who had taken a voluntary buyout at the Met . Now, it appears, she’s ... read more AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2017-04-06 Accessible or hospitable We talk a lot in the arts about being “accessible” — which tends to mean open and available to many different people. The assumption (and often the experience) is that a lot of artistic work ... read more AJBlog: The Artful Manager Published 2017-04-06

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