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Stephen Tanenbaum

Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

Stephen Tanenbaum | September 16, 2014 | San Francisco
Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.
Bill Bush

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Weekend at Berman's: This Artweek.LA (September 15, 2014)

Bill Bush | September 16, 2014 | Arts
Between his seminal omnipresence on the modern LA scene and more than two decades of the legendary Santa Monica Auctions, people might think they already know everything about Robert Berman. But there is always much more to the story.
F. Scott Hess

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5 Representational Painters Reflect on Their Art in a Digital Age

F. Scott Hess | September 16, 2014 | Arts
John Nava, Our Torture is Better Than Their Torture, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. As a representational painter with some skills, I often wonder what relevance my art form has in the contemporary world. Everywhere I go I see people...
Hannah Stephenson

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Part and Parcel: Okla Elliott

Hannah Stephenson | September 16, 2014 | Arts
Elliott's poems don't encourage us to turn to the scholars, but to turn to one another. Together, we can reinvent this risky, dangerous place as our perch.
Loren Kleinman

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Fred Fleisher: Addressing the Cultural Noise Through Contemporary and Vintage Images

Loren Kleinman | September 16, 2014 | Arts
Fred Fleisher was born in Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn, NY. After an enlistment in the Army he earned a BFA and a BS from Penn State and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY.
Shoshana Greenberg

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Celebrating Bernstein on Broadway With a Special Bernstein Event

Shoshana Greenberg | September 16, 2014 | Arts
As rehearsals continued for the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, New York City audiences had a more immediate opportunity to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's first musical about sailors on leave in the Big Apple.
Wilborn Hampton

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'My Mañana Comes': Trouble in the Kitchen

Wilborn Hampton | September 16, 2014 | Arts
The plight of the struggling class, bypassed entirely by the slow economic recovery, and the inequities of our immigration laws come into sharp focus in Elizabeth Irwin's timely and ultimately provocative new play My Mañana Comes at Playwrights Realm.
Lori Needleman

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Chasing Windmills In Spain With The Masters

Lori Needleman | September 16, 2014 | Travel
Of course a gathering like this is only a fantasy, but imagine how unforgettable it would be to learn about Spanish literature, art and culture from the greats who created so many indelible works.
Tony Karman

An Unprecedented List of Cultural Exhibitions and Events in Chicago This September

Tony Karman | September 16, 2014 | Chicago
Now is the time to be here for September in Chicago. Our unparalleled visual arts alignments in venues throughout the city offer the chance to survey some of the best in international contemporary and modern artwork being made today, opening in stride with EXPO CHICAGO. All of them are not to be missed.
Bess Rowen

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The River of Dreams: Olwen Fouéré Talks About riverrun

Bess Rowen | September 15, 2014 | Arts
I fell in love with the Irish theatre scene, both present and past, after spending a summer studying abroad in Dublin. Since then, to fuel my need to hear the rhythms and spirit of that place that I often miss, I have always kept an eye out for the latest pieces of theatre from Ireland that travel to New York City.
David Finkle

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First Nighter: George Kelly's Fatal Weakness Not Fatally Weak

David Finkle | September 15, 2014 | Arts
In The Fatal Weakness, George Kelly's 1946 vehicle for Ina Claire and now revived at the Mint after 68 years, Ollie Espenshade (Kristin Griffith) is a spoiled rich woman who initially looks as if she could be Harriet Craig's younger sister. She's so off-putting that it very soon seems the script in which she's embedded is becoming unfortunately weak, if not fatal.
Brian Koppelman

Permission Granted!

Brian Koppelman | September 15, 2014 | Arts
What this bright young man was looking for was permission. As together as he is, as active and creative, he still doesn't understand that he's the only person he can look to for permission to be exactly who he wants to be.
Stephen Ujlaki

Truth Is Stronger Than Fiction: The Case for Documentaries

Stephen Ujlaki | September 15, 2014 | Entertainment
I have found over time that I actually prefer documentaries to fiction films. Why? From docs, I learn and am exposed to things that I did not know before: how somebody chose to live his or her life; historical events of which I was ignorant; issues that are happening today.
Frank Browning

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Renzo Piano's Fondation Pathé: A Leaping Whale in a Tiny Pool

Frank Browning | September 15, 2014 | Arts
Renzo Piano speaks in a soft voice and listens carefully to the questions posed to him. It was especially so at the inauguration of his latest building in Paris, the city where he made his name with the Pompidou Museum of Modern Art almost 40 years ago.
Pamela Feinsilber

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Monsieur Chopin, Alive and in Concert at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Pamela Feinsilber | September 15, 2014 | Arts
You don't have to be a classical music lover to enjoy this show, though it's hard to see how you could depart inured to Chopin's glorious music.
Steve Schonberg

Ann Hampton Callaway Releases Tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Steve Schonberg | September 15, 2014 | Arts
This week, celebrated performer, Ann Hampton Callaway will release her latest album, From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project, her 14th solo and/or duet album and first live recording.
Stephen D. Winick

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Hungary for Music: Folk and Electro-Folk From Hungary

Stephen D. Winick | September 15, 2014 | Arts
It's no coincidence that most of the best-known Hungarian composers loved folk music; the country has unusually rich and deep folk traditions, and many modern Hungarians are fully aware of the treasures of their heritage.
Dan Miles

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A Writer's Guide to Being a Writer: Part 1

Dan Miles | September 15, 2014 | Arts
Writers live a solitary existence, much like a tiger, but at least tigers get to meet other tigers during mating season.
Dan Siegel

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Film Review: Two Days, One Night -- The Wages of Human Solidarity

Dan Siegel | September 15, 2014 | Entertainment
The Dardennes offer a fascinating glimpse of the human face when confronted up-close with a moral choice between compassion and self-interest.
Michael Giltz

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Mighty Real Mighty Fun; Amiable Youth

Michael Giltz | September 16, 2014 | Arts
I was quite prepared to discover that Gevinson was the weak link in this show and she's certainly not quite up there yet with Culkin and Cera. But she held her own and had a perfectly appropriate awkwardly endearing way on stage.
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