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Dancers And Other Artists Protest After Belgian Opera House Kills Off Its Entire Dance Budget

“The potential break with dance is startling at a theater that has had exceptionally strong links to the form since 1960.”

Yesterday   -  

“The Interview”: It’s A Hit In China

“In one sign of the enthusiasm for the film, whose theatrical release was initially held up after a hacking attack on the studio, “The Interview” scored an 8.0 rating on the Chinese Internet movie database Douban, with more than ...

December 26   -  

India’s Traditional Brass Bands Facing A Difficult Future

“As the tastes of young, wealthier Indians shift to more modern music, young couples increasingly choose DJs playing electronic music instead of live bands. The shift is leaving band owners and musicians struggling to find gigs, exacerbating an ...

December 26   -  

“The Interview” Makes A Million Dollars On Its First Day

“The film made just over $1 million in ticket sales from 331 locations for an impressive $3,142 per theater average, according to distributor Sony Pictures. Many theaters reported selling out showings.”

December 26   -  

Jazz Great Buddy DeFranco,

“Buddy DeFranco almost single-handedly was the clarinetist who moved the harmonic and rhythmic language forward from where Benny Goodman left off into the much more adventurous territory of bebop and beyond, while never forgetting his roots in ...

December 26   -  

Report: UK Libraries Need To Be Rebranded For The 21st Century

“The 21st century librarian will need to be more of a community impresario with digital and commercial expertise who can champion their communities’ needs and generate new business and audiences for the library.”

December 26   -  

The Art Market Is In Record Territory. Here’s Why We Should Worry

“The market has been eating the art,” says Robert Storr, the dean of the Yale University School of Art. “There are still good dealers who understand the danger, and artists who can say no. But we’re in a perilous position and ...

December 26   -  

How Sony’s “Interview” Problem Has Turned Into An Opportunity

“This is the first time a major studio film has embarked on what the industry calls a day-and-date release — that is, available for home viewing at the same time as it opens in theaters. Sony, which often seemed to be reacting as much as ...

December 26   -  

Now Trending: Artists Exploring The Environment

“Artists and scholars are quick to pay lip service to the environmental catastrophe underway, but what’s needed is a response to E.O. Wilson’s clarion call in their work — a greening if you will of arts and letters. This is the ...

December 26   -  

Here’s Why Classic Directing Endures

“In critical circles it’s fashionable to mock the discipline and caution of these less-obtrusive directors, but I would like to cheer the artisans and chameleons who quietly pursue their craft in the shadow of more sacred monsters.”
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