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Bainbridge artist featured in Poulsbo gallery
Bainbridge Island artist John Adams is the headline artist for this month's exhibition at the Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo.
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Thu Jul 03, 2014
BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Meet the Congress
Yes, it's true that John Adams is the driving force of the play and has the most to say and do, but the collective life of the members of the Second Continental Congress-all breathing together in the epic book scenes that are the heart of the show- is what makes it work.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The New York Observer
Peter Gelb Lacks Both Balls and a Moral Compass
We have this, through a frayed copy of the New York Observer, that the late Arthur Gelb, fabled managing editor of the New York Times, used a tuning fork to test his baby son Peter's musical talents.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Clothes Make the Man
One of the reasons I became enamored of acting as a child was the opportunity to put on period costumes and to imagine I was going back in time.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
The New Yorker
Nathan Heller: The tech industry vs. San Francisco.
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Sat Jun 28, 2014
Our Opinion: The censoring of 'Klinghoffer'
Berkshire Opera fans who were looking forward to seeing the Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer" in a live HD production this fall will not get the opportunity unless Met General Manager Peter Gelb reconsiders his decision to cancel it.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Los Angeles Times
A predicament right out of a melodramatic opera
Jason Switzer as Mamoud, left, and Robin Buck as Leon Klinghoffer in John Adams' opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" by Long Beach Opera in March 2014.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
National Review Online
Nordlinger: No night at the opera, &c.
I'm not very well positioned to comment on the decision. I'll explain in due course.
Los Angeles Times
'Penelope' an audacious reimagining of Homer
In "The Walworth Farce" and "The New Electric Ballroom," the inventive Irish playwright Enda Walsh introduced us to characters who are prisoners of private family myths.
BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - Wigging Out
The 18th century was a wig oriented culture. Men wore them, women wore them... some of them were towering sculptures of hair, some were powdered with white powder.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
New Jersey Jewish News
The false notes of - Klinghoffer'
A delegation met with Joseph Papp, the company's famed director, to convey their "deep concern lest a revival of the anti-Semitic stereotype of Shylock on the television screen do great harm to intergroup amity and understanding in our city," according a JTA dispatch at the time.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Tamar Iveri, operatic soprano, fired over remarks about gays
Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri has been dismissed from a production in Australia over remarks about gays posted on her Facebook page.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Los Angeles Times
'Klinghoffer' cancellation draws international criticism
The Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro heads out of Egypt's Port Said at the end of the seven-day ordeal in 1985 that began with the ship's hijacking by Palestinian terrorists.
BWW Blog: James Beaman of Cape Playhouse's 1776 - The Adams Papers, Part Two
My visit to the Massachusetts Historical Society was so fascinating that I had to devote two vlog posts to it! Librarian Peter Drummey and his colleague Sara Georgini know as much about the show 1776 as they do about the true history and the real John Adams .
The Murder of Klinghoffer
Leon Klinghoffer did not "die." He was murdered because he was a Jew. That stark fact is the unstated reality in the controversy over the New York Metropolitan Opera production of the opera The Death Of Klinghoffer , composed by John Adams with libretto by Alice Goodman.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Iron Tongue of Midnight
More on the Klinghoffer HD Broadcast Decision
Links to some relevant articles and a few thoughts of my own about the opera. More to come, no doubt.
Keeping an Open Mind About Murder
The decision of the Metropolitan Opera to continue with its plan to produce The Death Of Klinghoffer but to cancel the simulcast of the piece to theaters around the world has pleased no one.
Jessica Duchen's classical music blog
Organisations join forces to protest at the Met's 'Klinghoffer' decision
The National Coalition Against Censorship , the National Opera Association , Article 19 , The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund , Free Expression Policy Project , freeDimensional , Freemuse , and PEN American Center have issued a statement opposing the Metropolitan Opera 's cancellation of live HD simulcast of John Adams' opera, The Death of ... (more)
The Death of Klinghoffer - and the agonies of New York City's Metropolitan Opera
New York City's Metropolitan Opera, one of the jewels of the classical music universe, has managed to get itself into a right royal pickle, all right.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
The Daily Caller
Silence Klinghoffer? The ADL Should Silence Itself Instead
The newest nonsense from the Air-of-Desperation League is their declaration of victory , having convinced the Metropolitan Opera to cancel its plans for a worldwide simulcast of its production of John Adams' opera The Death of Klinghoffer .