Ankle surgery in 2014 has kept him out of commission for quite a while, so he’s giving his repaired foot a test run next month – a long way from the hubs of the world’s dance media. (He told the New York Times he wants to “just step onstage quietly here and see what transpires.”) Of course, now that a Sydney journalist has broken the news, the world’s dance media will probably flock there to watch.
Rylance plays ping-pong; Beale runs through his entire part; Dominic Cooper east lots of cheese; Duff is too superstitious (and embarrassed) to tell us what she does.
The grant, by far the William Penn Foundation’s largest ever, covers one fifth of the entire cost of Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney’s Rebuild program.
“It is surprising that any architect — and especially one with as much understanding of Philip Johnson’s basic philosophy as Scott Johnson — could support the idea that gravitas and the Crystal Cathedral are even the slightest bit compatible. The building has far more in common with the nearby Matterhorn at Disneyland, the Biosphere in Arizona or the domes of Buckminster Fuller than with any cathedral in Europe.”
For Trump, good art is an expensive hotel. When he announced his plans for the Donald Trump hotel in Washington DC three years ago he said: “Friends of mine, they spend these ridiculous amounts of money on paintings. I’d rather do [hotel] jobs like this, do something that the world can cherish and the world can see and that everyone can truly be proud of.”
“The very presence of Mr. Pence — whose views on immigration, like those of Mr. Trump, are anything but celebratory — at this particular show (one previously embraced by the Obamas and Clintons) would seem to signal that an unspoken debate was going on that night. In that case, wasn’t Mr. Dixon belaboring the obvious in delivering the statement prepared by him and his associates (including Mr. Miranda)? Was what he said a condescending equivalent of supertitles for the inferentially challenged?”
Seriously, if you’ve ever even for one minute liked a pop or country hit in the past few years, one – or all – of these women was probably involved.
The group took some time to pull together, but the founders persisted. “After fundraising, the group performed their first concert in 2015, with 30 Syrian musicians and 20 from Germany. This year, the orchestra has 65 Syrian musicians from all over Europe.”
Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times: “Artists would be better served to channel the anger and disgust they feel into their work. Let dissent inflame their imaginations. Theater practitioners and patrons — in other words, citizens — would be advised to expand the focus of their outrage.”
She started practicing about a decade ago: “The froufrou dresses, the bling, the spray tan, the hair. … At that time I had never really walked in high heels. I didn’t have pierced ears. I didn’t have contact lenses. You can’t do competitive dance in bifocals.”