Top AJBlog Posts For The Weekend Of 06.25.17

Four Companies, Six Dances
Karole Armitage, Jaqulyn Buglisi, Elisa Monte, and Jennifer Muller join forces. Elisa Monte’s Day’s Residue. Left rear: Clymene Baugher. Jumping (foreground): Scott Willits. Plus Thomas Varvaro, Wade Watson, and Alrick Thomas. Photo: Darial Sneed As … read more
AJBlog: DancebeatPublished 2017-06-24

Lloyd Cole and All the Poets
YOUR humble blogger has been a fan of Lloyd Cole since songs like Lost Weekend and Why I Love Country Music showed up on “alternative” radio in the mid-’80s. I’ve seen him perform and … read more
AJBlog: CultureCrashPublished 2017-06-23

Ethics and Critics: Conflicts of Interest Infect NY Times Reviews
If a newspaper accepted outside compensation for favorable coverage, that would be clearly be a violation of journalistic ethics—a conflict of interest, potentially compromising the integrity of its reports. That’s essentially what’s happening, though, on … read more
AJBlog: CultureGrrlPublished 2017-06-23

The Rust-Belt Country House Opera that Pleases All the Senses
PELLEAS ET MÉLISANDE by Debussy;Garsington Opera at Wormsley;14 June 2017;Mélisande- Andrea Carroll;Conductor – Jac van Steen;Director – Michael Boyd;Designer – Tom Piper;Lighting Designer – Malcolm Rippeth;Movement director – Liz Ranken;Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;   … read more
AJBlog: Plain EnglishPublished 2017-06-23

This show is not about Donald Trump! (Really!)
In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Broadway transfer of a British stage version of 1984. Here’s an excerpt. * * * Like all great parables, George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” long ago cast off … read more
AJBlog: About Last NightPublished 2017-06-23

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