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VIDEO | Thinking about the “State of Out Youth”

VIDEO | Thinking about the “State of Out Youth”

Video recording of “State of Out Youth: A Town Hall, a panel discussion with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and ally youth from across the country about the most pressing issues facing them today. PLUS.. A personal comment: Who gives a damn about the rest of us who are not considered the youth anymore but have been abandoned and left behind? Continue reading

REPRESENT ASIAN | Self-taught jazz pianist Vijay Iyer: a professorship, a MacArthur Fellow and an A4 honoree

REPRESENT ASIAN | Self-taught jazz pianist Vijay Iyer: a professorship, a MacArthur Fellow and an A4 honoree

Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. In January 2014, Iyer will join the Harvard University Department of Music as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts. Meanwhile Iyer will be honored at the Asian American Arts Alliance’s 31st Anniversary Gala Benefit, which will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at TriBeCa Rooftop. Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM SEMINAR | LGBT issues and human rights coverage explored at Boston’s LGBT Media Summit

My aim is to emphasize opportunities and strategies for the LGBT Media here in the U.S. to cover international issues and human-rights concerns that affect LGBT communities around the world. LGBT journalists have had few opportunities to work as foreign correspondents. That’s especially the case in today’s media environment, with sharp cutbacks by many news outlets in their international coverage. Continue reading

Congolese choreographer/director Faustin Linyekula dances solo after profound dialogue with director Peter Sellars

Congolese choreographer/director Faustin Linyekula dances solo after profound dialogue with director Peter Sellars

Tonight, September 18, Linyekula returns to Florence Gould Hall to debut his autobiographical new work, Le Cargo, which tells of his 2011 return to Obilo, the Congolese village where he spent part of his childhood. Co-presented by “Crossing the Line” (the French Institute Alliance Française’s annual fall festival) in association with the Museum for African Art. Continue reading

Slide show | Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan, Tom Viola, Randy Gener talk fine-art photography and Broadway behind the curtain

Slide show | Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan, Tom Viola, Randy Gener talk fine-art photography and Broadway behind the curtain

Please join Gallery 138 and Soho Photo Gallery on Wednesday Sept 12, 6-8 pm at Soho Photo Gallery,15 White Street, in NYC for: BROADWAY BEHIND THE CURTAIN Conversations on Photography and Broadway with Alan Cumming, Rivka S. Katvan & Tom Viola RSVP is required as space is limited. contact@gallery138.com, or 212 633 0324 ALAN CUMMING, … Continue reading

Dutch composer JacobTV remixes images of democracy, world leaders, global media into musical “News” commentary

Dutch composer JacobTV remixes images of democracy, world leaders, global media into musical “News” commentary

PITTSBURGH: “The rules of democracy are under pressure,” states the Dutch avant-pop composer JacobTV. “Our government makes decisions without asking the parliament for permission. The Dutch government bailed out corporations and paid too much money. Everything in the world is changing right now. In a way, that has always been the case, but I think we … Continue reading

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 2 |  Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 2 | Active Searching & The Value of the Prague Quadrennial

The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Here is the second installment of my interview with Randy Gener, curatorial adviser and co-creator of the USA national pavilion “From the Edge,” about the Prague Quadrennial.  I’ve included … Continue reading

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 3 |   A Ripple Effect

Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 3 | A Ripple Effect

“The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers of the future will have to provide valuable insights into how, why and where we create new performance environments. They will determine the shape of theatre architecture to come. What’s the matter with Kansas if it cannot see that the techniques of illusion shape our reality, and not the other way around?” Continue reading

Rachel in Wonderland: Interview with playwright Craig Lucas on “Reckless” as a hallucinatory Christmas fable

Rachel in Wonderland: Interview with playwright Craig Lucas on “Reckless” as a hallucinatory Christmas fable

In an interview he granted exclusively for Applause magazine, Craig Lucas recuses himself from addressing how a Denver Center Theater Company revival of Reckless might speak to our 21st century concerns. “You’re asking me,” Lucas says, in response to my impertinent question, “to assess audiences and society, as opposed to my individual engagement with themes … Continue reading

Electronic musician Scanner samples sound to traverse new forms, landscape, video and space

Electronic musician Scanner samples sound to traverse new forms, landscape, video and space

PRAGUE, LONDON and NEW YORK CITY:  The British sound artist Scanner’s real name is Robin Van Rimbaud. Intensely active in sound art since 1991, Scanner has produced concerts, compositions, installations and recordings. He has collaborated with artists from every imaginable genre. Recently, for example, Scanner re-scored the classic black & white movie Dr Jekyll & Mr … Continue reading