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Found: New Home For The 2016 Tony Awards

November 24, 2015 - 12:49pm

The 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall has long been the preferred home for the awards because of its size and proximity to Broadway. But Radio City will be booked this summer with the new “Rockettes New York Spectacular.”

Adele’s New Album Sets New Record For First Week Sales

November 24, 2015 - 12:48pm

On Tuesday, Nielsen Music said that in just four days the British singer broke the record previously set by ‘N Sync in 2000. The boy band’s “No Strings Attached” sold 2.416 million albums in its first week.

Tod Machover’s Sprawling Symphony Of Detroit Spills Off The Stage

November 24, 2015 - 12:37pm

“The result was less a purely musical work than a sprawling, ceremonial communion. As an exercise in sincere civic engagement and community building, the project was unimpeachable.”

One Year After Crisis: Detroit Institute Of Arts Still Figuring Out Its Future

November 24, 2015 - 12:29pm

One year after the city emerged from bankruptcy, the DIA still finds itself at a crossroads.

Toronto Symphony Reports 57 Percent Increase In Fundraising

November 24, 2015 - 12:25pm

“The symphony ended the 2014-15 season with a small surplus of $135,781, its second in a row, on total operating expenses of $27,952,748. This positive report follows earlier surpluses reported for the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.”

Opera Colorado Comes Back From Austerity With A New Plan For Audiences

November 24, 2015 - 11:56am

“Anything we’re doing outside the opera house is to engage a different audience. It’s not about bringing this audience we have out into the community.”

Denver Wants To Reimagine What Its Performing Arts Center Can Be

November 24, 2015 - 11:52am

“The city believes it has to adapt the site, since audiences for the traditional arts have tapered off. At the same time, people want more informal and engaging cultural experiences.”

NPR’s Audience Is Getting Smaller And Older, And All Of Public Radio is Worried About It

November 24, 2015 - 5:36am

“Listening among Morning Edition‘s audience, for example, has declined 20 percent among people under 55 in the past five years. As audiences drift to newer on-demand audio sources such as podcasts and streaming, the bonds with local stations – and the contributions that come with them – may be fraying.”

Sound Without Barriers: Recording Contemporary Music

November 24, 2015 - 5:23am

“No longer do composers require the endorsement of a large corporation to get their music recorded and released as they did 50 years ago; as a result, the diversity and quality of the recordings that listeners have at their fingertips has never been greater.”

France Plans To Offer ‘Asylum’ To Antiquities Threatened By ISIS

November 24, 2015 - 5:10am

“Jean-Luc Martinez, the president of the Louvre, has drawn up a 50-point plan to protect cultural treasures around the world. He was asked to do so by President François Hollande and one of his key recommendations – that France offer ‘asylum’ for artefacts under threat – is immediately being pushed through as law.”

We Need More Welders And Fewer Philosophers, Says Marco Rubio. Let’s Ask A Philosopher Who Used To Be A Welder

November 24, 2015 - 4:57am

“I know there is currently a shortage of skilled welders, but which is more likely: that the machines will someday replace all the welders or that the machines will someday replace all the philosophers?”

Public Battle Over Leadership Of San Francisco African-American Arts Center

November 24, 2015 - 4:40am

“In San Francisco, a call last week for the dismissal of the executive director of the African American Art and Culture Complex has created a firestorm, adding a public relations challenge to already-existing tensions around mission and finances.”

Ballet CEO Accused Of Embezzling Resigns; He And Company Sue Each Other

November 24, 2015 - 4:25am

In August, Joburg Ballet chief executive Dirk Badenhorst was suspended by the company’s board following allegations that he had misappropriated R890,000 ($63,000). Last week, Badenhorst resigned just as a disciplinary hearing was about to start; now he and Joburg Ballet have each announced civil suits.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky Talks About His Brain Cancer Treatment, Recovery, And Return To The Opera Stage

November 24, 2015 - 4:10am

“I’ve turned half-bald. Lost all hair on the back of my head. At a US hospital in Rochester I underwent a mighty biopsy under general anesthesia. … In fact, I had holes drilled in the base of the skull. If you bring your hand close enough to the irradiated area, you will feel it is warmer than others. Occasionally, when blood rushes to this place, I have strong pulsations there. Feel[s] pretty close to hearing music.”

Unexpected Faulkner Work Rediscovered: A Play – And A Light Comedy, No Less

November 24, 2015 - 3:55am

“Written when the future Nobel laureate was in his early 20s, ‘Twixt Cup and Lip was discovered in the University of Virginia archives by The Strand Magazine managing editor Andrew Gulli, who over the past few years has also tracked down long-lost and obscure works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and many others. The play appears in the Strand‘s holiday issue, which went on sale Friday.”

Want To Know How To Speak Shakespeare? Listen To Rap, Says Mark Rylance

November 24, 2015 - 3:40am

“If I have a general criticism, which is true of my Shakespeare acting and most Shakespeare acting I hear, is that it’s too slow. It’s too reverent. It’s like taking a rap song in 400 years from now, that we think is really wonderful, and deciding it really should be said slowly so all the lovers of rap can hear every word.”

Joseph Silverstein, 83, Longtime Boston Symphony Concertmaster And Utah Symphony Music Director

November 24, 2015 - 3:25am

Said one longtime friend and colleague, “Above and beyond being just an incredible musician and perhaps the greatest concertmaster ever, he was a very, very humane person. … The music was never about himself, as it is with many conductors and violinists. It was always about the music. In that regard, he was very humble. He always took a backseat to the composer.”

When Radical Architects Designed Discos

November 24, 2015 - 2:59am

“Vegetable gardens, flying carpets and Scrooge McDuck: in the late ’60s, young Italian architects ripped up the traditional nightclub and designed a new type of boogie wonderland.”

Paris’s Hit Staging Of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ Coming To Broadway

November 24, 2015 - 2:45am

“The [Théâtre du] Châtelet production …, based on the 1952 movie, is directed by Robert Carsen, designed by Anthony Powell and choreographed by Stephen Mear. It faithfully reproduces the dialogue and action of the film, with its songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, and its famous splash-in-the-puddles, rain-drenched dance solo for Gene Kelly.”

Adele Mailer, 90, Artist, Actress, Wife and Stabbing Victim Of Norman Mailer

November 24, 2015 - 2:30am

“Adele Morales was an aspiring painter in 1951 when she met Mailer, the author of The Naked and the Dead, who was on his way to becoming recognized as one of the pre-eminent postwar American novelists. The two began living together and married three years later. … The relationship, marked by heavy drinking and ancillary love affairs on both sides, was stormy.”