Archive for April, 2017

IN PRINT: May 2017

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Winners of the 2017 Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition

APRIL 29 – JUNE 3, 201

The Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 32nd Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition was held on Sunday, April 30, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center. Best of Show was awarded to artist Linda Conley for her pastel “Days Finale”. The IAC Award of Excellence went to Linda Lucas Hardy for “It Don’t Make Sense But It’s So Much Fun”, a work in... | Read More

Annabeth Rosen

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‘It Is Neither Nor, It Is Both’: Tom Hanks Finds No Easy Answers In ‘The Circle’

In the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' 2013 novel, Hanks plays Eamon Bailey, co-founder of a giant social media and tech company with the creepy mantra: "Sharing is caring."

(Image credit: Francois Duhamel/STX Financing)

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Plenty Of Famous Composers Are Fathers, So Where Are The Mothers?

This isn't just a problem in composition - but, as other arts start to figure out how to support primary caregivers and their creativity, new music can get it together too.

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Top AJBlogs From The Weekend Of 04.30.17

Black Eye Porn “Normally The Guardian publishes all of Rowson’s cartoons, but I don’t think this one. He mailed it to Heathcote who forwarded it to me. Heathcote wrote the lines when I asked him.” — Gerard ... read more AJBlog: Straight|UpPublished 2017-04-28

On charging admission at the Met The New York Times reported that the Metropolitan Museum of Art is looking at options... | Read More

The ‘Garden Bridge’ Is Dead, And Those Who Proposed It (Should) Owe The British Public Millions Of Pounds

How did it get so far in the first place? "Varnished with a Kevlar coating of celebrity sparkle, Bullingdon Club backing and architectural fairy dust, the garden bridge has always seemed capable of surviving every missile of common sense thrown at it. For three years it has been fiercely opposed by supporters of gardens and bridges alike, of which this vanity project was clearly never... | Read More

The Next Hot Thing In Opera?

Why don't we know more about Giacomo Meyerbeer? "Few things could be further from the same old arias than Meyerbeer (1791-1864). Hardly a corner of the repertory has grown mustier, a puzzling development given the composer’s prominence during his lifetime. In his heyday, Meyerbeer was a uniquely powerful hitmaker, as well as an innovator who brought opera to new levels of orchestral color,... | Read More

AO Preview – New York: Frieze New York Art Fair at Randall’s Island, May 5th – 7th, 2017.

Frieze New York, via Frieze As the art world gears up for another busy month in both the U.S. and Europe, the Frieze New York art fair is preparing to touch down once again on Randall’s Island, just off the coastline of Manhattan.  The fair, which turns six this year, is once again returning its signature program of forward-thinking […]... | Read More

Tate Under Fire for Asking Staff to Chip in Towards Boat for Nicholas Serota

The Tate is facing criticism after the museum reportedly asked staff to chip in money towards buying a sailing boat as a going away present for Nicholas Serota.  “The staff at Tate are underpaid and overworked, and haven’t had appropriate pay rises, and this just demonstrates how divorced from reality the management at Tate are,” says Tracy Edwards, […]... | Read More
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