Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Most Likely Place To Get A Parking Ticket Is London's Theatre District

Theatregoers and shoppers who parked illegally in Westminster – which includes the West End – amassed a total of 125,727 parking charge notices between July and September 2017, the data suggests. This amounts to almost a quarter (23%) of all fines issued in London during the period.



Article source here:The Arts Journal

Wendy Whelan's Amazing Second Act In Dance

Retired ballet stars generally take a few select paths in their second stage of life, among them teaching, joining the artistic staff at their home company, directing some other troupe or running a university dance department. Not many continue filling their calendar with dance gigs.



Article source here:The Arts Journal

Historical Accuracy At The Movies? It Starts With The Props

Sometimes, inattention to accuracy can destroy credibility. Aged toy guns may work in the background, but something as simple as tape can leave the wrong impression. “If an actor’s taping up a flier and they’re using the wrong type of tape, like Magic Tape that hasn’t been invented yet,” then someone hasn’t done their job right.



Article source here:The Arts Journal

A Magazine For Southeast Asia's Literary Scene Strives To Produce Sharp Political Commentary - And Avoid Censorship

The Mekong Review is published out of Sydney, partly to avoid some censorship, and despite a tiny staff and a patchy delivery system, it's doing well: "The magazine punches above its weight: Its contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region, including Viet Thanh Nguyen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, and Emma Larkin, the pseudonym for a Bangkok-based American writer who has published several nonfiction books on Myanmar."



Article source here:The Arts Journal

A Study Says Reading Aloud Usually Helps Humans Remember Better

Involving more senses probably helps. "The authors suggest that reading things aloud involves different types of processing, which makes it more active and engages us more than reading silently."



Article source here:The Arts Journal

Top AJBlogs Posts From The Week Of 12.10.17

Mostly Other People Do The Killing…Downsized, Full Bore
http://hotcuprecords.com Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Paint (Hot Cup) Mostly Other People Do The Killing has been a septet, a quintet and a quartet. For Paint , now that saxophonist Jon ... read more
AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2017-12-09

“Mundi” Conundrum: Latest Head-Spinning Chapter in Tangled Trajectory of Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi”
Another bizarre twist has been added the convoluted tale of the modern odyssey of Leonardo da Vinci‘s “Salvator Mundi,” bought anonymously at Christie’s on Nov. 15 for $450.3 million. The latest news, posted today on ... read more
AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2017-12-08



Article source here:The Arts Journal

Did The Crown Prince Of Saudi Arabia Buy That Leonardo, Or Not?

Well ... here's the official explanation (disputed by U.S. intelligence experts): "Disputing reports that the 32-year-old Saudi crown prince had bought the painting through a little-known distant cousin, an embassy spokeswoman said in a statement that the cousin had instead acted as an agent for the ministry of culture of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The painting will hang there in a newly opened branch of the Louvre."



Article source here:The Arts Journal