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By Barb Van Atta For centuries, theater companies have used ethnic makeup to alter the race of Caucasian performers. This tradition, however, does not align with the racial and cultural sensitivities of the 21st century. Thus, in recent weeks, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players canceled a staging of The Mikado after facing stinging online criticism for the use of "yellowface" in promotional material for a production featuring primarily non-Asian performers (for New York Times coverage, visit http://tinyurl.com/ngaj4ej). Similarly, complaints arose when Metropolitan Opera promotional material...
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Following up on last year's announcement: "James Levine is making a comeback." "Defying opera world doubters who thought he was too ill, weak or disengaged, the longtime and much loved music director of the Metropolitan Opera plans to return to the podium for the first time in two years, for a May 19 performance by the Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and for three productions at the opera house next season." Read more about this at Arts Beat, The New York Times Arts...
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Local filmmaker Nat Bouman was the lensman for a new indie film that received a great review in today's (Jan. 6, 2012) New York Times. Nat is mentioned in this Times article about the film "Co-dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same". Nat is a member of the ART Mission & Theater and was born and raised in  nearby Brackney, Pa., where he lives with his wife, Katherine Bouman, and their daughter, Harper. Nat entered the film and television industry as a...
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Check out these two good news/bad news reports from the world of opera. First, an article from The Dedham Transcript (Needham, Mass.) on the demise of Opera Boston. Then, a New York Times look at how small opera companies are trying to fill the void left by the drastic reduction and displacement of New York City Opera....
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