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How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat During Panemic

How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat During Panemic

How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat During Panemic How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat During Panemic In December, owners and operators of theaters and music halls across the United States breathed a sigh of relief when Congress passed the latest coronavirus aid package, which finally set aside $15 billion to help desperate cultural venues. …

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The Artists We Lost in 2020, in Their Words

The Artists We Lost in 2020, in Their Words

The Artists We Lost in 2020, in Their Words The Artists We Lost in 2020, in Their Words It’s always difficult to lose a favorite actor or a beloved musician. But in 2020, a year of crisis upon crisis, some of those losses were especially painful, brought on by a pandemic that killed hundreds of thousands of people in the …

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BBC Sound of 2021: Longlist names Dutchavelli, Alfie Templeman, Bree Runway and The Lathums as artists tipped for success next year

Clockwise from top left: BERWYN, Bree Runway, Alfie Templeman and Greentea Peng

BBC Sound of 2021: Longlist names Dutchavelli, Alfie Templeman, Bree Runway and The Lathums as artists tipped for success next year BBC Sound of 2021: Longlist names Dutchavelli, Alfie Templeman, Bree Runway and The Lathums as artists tipped for success next year The longlist for the BBC Music Sound of 2021 poll has been unveiled, with a new generation of …

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Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists

Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists

Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists Flea Theater to Shut Down Programs for Emerging Artists “The Flea was sick long before COVID,” their statement said. “And to claim that severing ties with all Artists is part of some economically prudent decision, because of the financial strain of the pandemic, holds no water in an institution where those …

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Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and more deceased artists are getting TikTok accounts

Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and more deceased artists are getting TikTok accounts

Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and more deceased artists are getting TikTok accounts Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and more deceased artists are getting TikTok accounts First it was holograms; now late music stars are showing up with TikTok accounts. Washington Post journalist Dave Jorgenson, who runs the news outlet’s TikTok account, pointed out recently that none other than classic lounge singer …

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Biden Video Uses Artist’s Vision to Project a Unified Country

Biden Video Uses Artist’s Vision to Project a Unified Country

Biden Video Uses Artist’s Vision to Project a Unified Country Biden Video Uses Artist’s Vision to Project a Unified Country The Biden campaign approached the artist Lorraine O’Grady in August. Ms. O’Grady had used empty, golden frames to capture the joys of community togetherness at the 1983 African-American Day Parade in Harlem, framing the people as art. The performance was …

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists

Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists

Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists Coronavirus Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million for Artists The Artist Relief fund, a national coalition of arts grantmakers that distributes $5,000 grants to creative professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic, has awarded $13.5 million to 2,700 individuals since April. Now, thanks to additional funding from partners like the Andrew W. …

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Black Artists Find Ways to Make Their Voices Heard in Portland

Black Artists Find Ways to Make Their Voices Heard in Portland

Black Artists Find Ways to Make Their Voices Heard in Portland Black Artists Find Ways to Make Their Voices Heard in Portland Over the years, Bobby Fouther has watched the historic center of African-American life in Portland bloom, shrink and expand again. The 69-year-old artist was born into a creative family from the neighborhood of Albina, which he remembers filled …

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Eight Artists on the Influence of Tom of Finland

Eight Artists on the Influence of Tom of Finland

Eight Artists on the Influence of Tom of Finland Eight Artists on the Influence of Tom of Finland Brontez Purnell, Oakland, Calif.-based writer and artist We kind of take Tom of Finland for granted, because, let’s be honest, as gay men, do we really need any more images of super muscular white dudes? No, of course not. But, also, he …

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Using Black Art While Failing Black Artists

Using Black Art While Failing Black Artists

Using Black Art While Failing Black Artists Using Black Art While Failing Black Artists The streets of New York were crowded with protesters when Shantell Martin received an email from an ad agency last month. M:United, a firm owned by the global advertising company McCann, wanted to know if Ms. Martin, a Black artist, would be interested in creating a …

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