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  • Students criticize 'Mikado' play for 'cultural appropriation'

    04/19/2018 7:55:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 19, 2018 | Mitchell Gunter
    Some students at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Kansas say a school-sponsored operetta production is not only “racist,” but also rife with “cultural appropriation.” FHSU Music and Theatre describes its production of The Mikado as “a fun burlesque romp about the whimsy of love” on its Facebook page. According to the operetta’s description, the play takes place “in a mythical Japan,” where the main character “has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado.”
  • Why are there so few right-leaning artists?

    03/17/2018 10:01:20 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 74 replies
    Reaction ^ | 2/28/18 | Helen Dale
    I watched this process unfold when I was living in Australia. Artists focussed their attention on niche culture wars issues that meant little to most Australians (the stand-out is an ugly annual rumpus over when to hold Australia Day, but there are plenty of others from which to choose). Arts funders, meanwhile, started ticking diversity boxes and did little else. Sales of literary fiction fell off a cliff, something paralleled, I note, in the UK. Unsurprisingly, Arts Council England’s response to the sales drop over here was to seek tax relief for small publishers, coupled with more state funding for...
  • European Painting Highlights (Old Dead White Males)

    02/12/2018 3:08:49 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Bocca Baciata (Lips That Have Been Kissed) |1859 | Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English, 1828–1882)
  • "Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable"

    01/27/2018 12:54:05 PM PST · by rexthecat · 12 replies
    Has anyone on FR watched the Netflix documentary, "Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable?"
  • City Ballet’s Peter Martins Takes Leave of Absence After Misconduct Accusation

    12/08/2017 11:17:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 7, 2017 | ROBIN POGREBIN
    Peter Martins, who picked up the mantle from the famed choreographer George Balanchine to lead New York City Ballet over the last three decades, is taking a leave of absence in the wake of a sexual harassment accusation, the company confirmed on Thursday night. City Ballet and its School of American Ballet had started an investigation into Mr. Martins, 71, after receiving the accusation of past harassment, which was made in an anonymous letter. The two organizations jointly retained Barbara Hoey, the chairwoman of the law firm Kelley Drye’s labor and employment practice group, to conduct the inquiry. The specifics...
  • Let's Put an End to the Left's Myths about the Liberal Arts

    11/28/2017 6:37:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    American ^ | November 28, 2017 | Teresa Mull
    The study of the liberal arts is increasingly becoming passé. Schools are encouraged by government grants to infiltrate the classrooms with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and computer science instruction, creating a generation of programmable techies who are proficient at clicking but not at thinking. As a frequent cellphone and computer user, I certainly do appreciate technological advances. What bothers me, however, is that government is involved in persuading schools what to teach and telling students what to study. I’m also disturbed by the consistent naysayers who dismiss studying the humanities as some frivolous, artistic venture that contains about...
  • Report on White House Briefing On Art 12 May 200

    09/21/2009 2:59:33 AM PDT · by machogirl · 66 replies · 3,375+ views
    white house briefing ^ | 06/03/09 | White House
    ******************************************************* Introduction On May 12th, more than 60 artists and creative organizers engaged in civic participation, community development, education, social justice activism, and philanthropy came together for a White House briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery. This meeting combined the interests of several groups addressing intersecting issues. All are interested in the power of the arts to build communities and create change. Arlene Goldbard requested a meeting with community cultural development practitioners and thinkers to talk about how the remarkable mobilizing power of community arts can be used by the Obama administration as a tool and a pathway...
  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army
  • New York Jobs Plan to Create New Artist Studios and 10,000 Creative Jobs (100,000 jobs total)

    06/15/2017 3:10:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Art Net News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Brian Boucher,
    The New York Works initiative aims to create a total of 100,000 new jobs, in areas ranging from tech to creative and cultural sectors. New York artists seeking studios, nonprofits facing rising rents, and musicians seeking rehearsal spaces may have some reasons to be hopeful about the future. In a new initiative called New York Works, the city government aims to cultivate creative sector jobs and to provide artists with workspaces. On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the New York Works initiative, which aims to create 100,000 well-paying jobs (think $50,000 a year or a realistic starting point to...
  • Starving artists: End the NEA

    03/31/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by 198ml · 22 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 3/31/17 | Editorial board
    Not every good thing in life needs to be funded by the federal taxpayers. And removing federal subsidies for arts programs will not mean the death of art in America. Yet recipients of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts would have you believe that cutting $719,000 in federal spending on New Hampshire arts programs would crush painting, sculpture and music in the Granite State.
  • Mike Huckabee: A conservative plea for the National Endowment for the Arts

    03/24/2017 6:41:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Mike Huckabee
    Donald Trump wasn’t my first choice for president. I was. But he was my second choice, and I’m proud that I supported him. In tackling the federal budget, he faces a debt that has doubled to $20 trillion in the past eight years. No doubt a chainsaw seems more appropriate to the task at hand than a carving knife, but I would urge my president and friend to hold back from one tiny area of the budget whose elimination would cost far more than it would save.
  • Big Bird Is Rich, So Why Does He Need Taxpayer Money?

    03/17/2017 12:28:58 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/17/2017 | John Merline
    As night follows day, defenders of big government trotted out "Sesame Street's" Big Bird as the poster child of President Trump's terrible spending cuts. The Daily Beast story on Trump's budget proposal to cut taxpayer funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting features an ax-wielding man about to chop Big Bird's head off. Politico has a story titled "Can Big Bird Survive Trump?" In a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" segment mocking Trump's budget, Donald Trump fires Big Bird. These folks would do well to find a new mascot. Big Bird is big business, and doesn't need taxpayer money to survive. First,...
  • Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

    03/16/2017 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 169 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 03/16/17 | Thom Geier
    President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination. Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post. The budget would also eliminate the budgets for both national endowments, which stood at $148 million each in 2016, as well as $230 million for the Institute...
  • Trump budget could ax arts, public broadcasting, anti-drug office: report

    02/18/2017 9:03:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/18/17 | ELLIOT SMILOWITZ
    The White House is considering eliminating funding for arts, public broadcasting and legal services to cut domestic spending, according to the New York Times. The Times reported late Friday that it obtained an internal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo containing a “hit list” of programs that could be axed. Reportedly on the list: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Americorps, the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Export-Import Bank, among others. Cutting the programs listed on the memo would save about $2.5 billion, the Times reported....
  • Trump Targets 3 Agencies With Ambitious Budget Cuts

    01/23/2017 8:33:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 23, 2017 | Thomas Pippen
    President Donald Trump’s reported plan to gut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next decade includes eliminating three of iconic agencies defended as cultural mainstays by many Democrats. The next administration is working on plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Hill reported Thursday. Combined, the three departments cost around $741 million in 2016, and is a small part of a host of budget reforms needed to cut more than a trillion a year from the federal budget. Eliminating funding to the Corporation...
  • Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret's former husband, dies aged 86

    The Queen was said to be “saddened” tonight after Lord Snowdon, her former brother-in-law and the original “royal rebel” died at the age of 86... ...Snowdon earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost photographers, with subjects as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie and, of course, the Royal family...
  • What concerts/performances did you attend in 2016.

    12/26/2016 4:46:29 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 182 replies
    12/26/2016 | GSWarrior
    As I get older I attend fewer concerts. I wish they began at 4pm instead of 10pm. Here's my list: The Mekons Wynonna and the Big Noise Pere Ubu KT Tunstall Hiss Golden Messenger Kris Kristofferson Valerie June Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • Contact Juggling - His Skills are Totally Hypnotizing (Video-Like David Bowie in "Labyrinth")

    12/21/2016 3:52:09 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Kuma Films
    Chinese kid performs the art of "contact juggling," which was made famous by David Bowie in "The Labyrinth."
  • Rocky goes to Washington! Trump taps Sylvester Stallone for top 'arts' role

    12/15/2016 1:17:27 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies ^ | December 15, 2016 | Ben Ashford
    Donald Trump has drawn ‘first blood’ in the search for his incoming administration's senior arts role - by tapping up Rambo legend Sylvester Stallone. Sources have told the president-elect sees Hollywood icon Stallone as the perfect choice to make art great again. The likely position would be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that doles out funds to aspiring artists and creative projects. If Stallone is formally offered that job, his appointment will have to be approved by Congress. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Conservative arts policy: Not an oxymoron

    09/26/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies
    C2C Journal ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Leif Malling and Geoff Owen
    Artists are left wing, almost without exception. Most are contemptuous of conservatives. They loathe capitalism, trash tradition and back all the progressive, politically correct causes, from rainforests to electric cars to Obamacare. In July, Hollywood A-Listers lent their star power to the Democratic National Convention; Katy Perry, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon – even Bradley Cooper, star of American Sniper! A week earlier, the culturati scoffed at the (former) underwear model and reality TV personalities at the Republican National Convention. Michael Moore, Margaret Atwood, Neil Young, Sarah Polley, Alec Baldwin, K-OS, Sean Penn, Loco Locass, even Raffi – they all campaign...