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China, Culture and Frankfurt

Culture can be tricky… As China extends its economic reach, it has also increased efforts to promote its culture, or “soft power,” to counter Western influence and improve its image in the wider world. Yet if Chinese goods are accepted everywhere, its arts and literature, embattled

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BRIC gets Innovation Award

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn has been awarded a grant of $200,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, which recognizes and supports cultural and artistic innovation and opportunities in New York City. With this grant, BRIC is able to further its mission of

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Update from IPR – Suzanne Fiol passes

This just in: Dear friends, It is with great heartbreak and remorse that ISSUE Project Room announces the passing of our founder, artistic director, and driving force, Suzanne Fiol. Born on May 9, 1960, Suzanne died at 1:05 pm on Monday, October 5, 2009, after

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R.I.P. Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll, author of The Basketball Diaries, is dead at 60 of a heart attack. Years and years ago, when Culturebot first moved to NYC we met Jim Carroll. He saw us perform at a spoken word show and we got to talking. He was

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WNYC buys WQXR to save classical music radio

From the WNYC Newsletter: Laura Walker, the President and CEO, and Herb Scannell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of WNYC AM/FM, the nation’s largest public radio station, today announced the acquisition of WQXR and 105.9 FM from The New York Times, enabling New York

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Five Questions for Timothy Braun

Name: Timothy Braun Title/Occupation: Writer/Professor. Organization/Company: A handful of websites, theaters, papers, and universities. URL: http://www.timothybraun.com 1. Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? I was born and raised in Indiana, but I’ve lived for stints in

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PEW FELLOWSHIPS IN THE ARTS ANNOUNCES 2009 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Pew Fellowships in the Arts announced the Philadelphia-area artists who have received $60,000 fellowship awards for 2009—the largest such grant in the country for which individual artists can apply. This year the awards went to artists working in fiction and creative nonfiction, media arts, and

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Pina Bausch Dies

from the NY TIMES: Pina Bausch, the choreographer and exponent of the Neo-Expressionist form of German dance known as Tanztheater, died Tuesday in Wuppertal, Agence France-Presse reported. She was 68. In a review of Ms. Bausch’s “Bamboo Blues” that was performed at the Brooklyn Academy

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NFF and MetLife Partner to help Arts Orgs

New York City – June 11, 2009 – Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and MetLife Foundation have launched a new initiative to strengthen the nation’s leading arts and culture organizations. Through a $380,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, NFF will provide Dance/USA, Theatre Communications Group, League of