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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Repeats at No. 1 as Hip-Hop Dominates the Top 5

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Repeats at No. 1 as Hip-Hop Dominates the Top 5

- Photo The new Jay-Z album, an intimate, sometimes borderline-uncomfortable self-examination from this 47-year-old rapper (who also happens to be Beyoncé’s husband), is sustaining people’s attention. And hip-hop in general is doing the same, occupying all five spots on the Billboard Top 5 this week, largely thanks to streaming. In its third week out — but only its second on the Billboard chart, because of Tidal’s closely held opening-week exclusivity — “4:44” (Roc Nation) remains in the No
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Linkin Park says their hearts are broken after loss of lead singer

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Linkin Park says their hearts are broken after loss of lead singer

- NEW YORK — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week. The rock band said Monday that the ‘‘shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.’’ Bennington, who was 41, hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles
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Green Pea Press leaves mark on Alabama art community

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Green Pea Press leaves mark on Alabama art community

- Lackey realized she was among a group of artists with a variety of printing skills, without a place to practice their craft. After much research into community print shops as a business, she presented her proposal for Green Pea Press to Jim Hudson, the owner of Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, which was approved. Now, the Green Pea Press has about 30 members in its collective
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‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3, Episode 11: There’s No Backup for This

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‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3, Episode 11: There’s No Backup for This

- Season 3, Episode 11 Our regular recapper, Noel Murray, is off this week. Let us summarize one scene from this week’s utterly mesmerizing episode of “Twin Peaks,” which strung together revelatory moments like beads on a candy necklace. Bobby and Shelly have retreated to the Double R Diner after their daughter, Becky, has been picked up for blowing holes in her husband’s mistress’s apartment
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After disapproval, award-winning Singapore cartoonist gets official congrats

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After disapproval, award-winning Singapore cartoonist gets official congrats

- SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore officials on Monday congratulated the cartoonist who swept the international comic industry's "Oscars", having withdrawn his grant two years ago for portraying the country's history in a very different way to the version taught at school. Sonny Liew won three Eisners, including Best Writer/Artist, at the annual awards at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, for his graphic novel "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye"
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Monteverdi Set Human Emotion to Music

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Monteverdi Set Human Emotion to Music

- Photo BERLIN — More than any other composer of his time, Claudio Monteverdi liberated the human voice to express the most intense personal emotions. His “L’Orfeo,” which had its premiere in 1607, is widely regarded as the first great opera. But in the madrigals — short poetry settings that were sometimes woven into dramatic sequences — Monteverdi had already created an unprecedented synthesis between words and music
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2: Come Together

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 2: Come Together

- Season 7, Episode 2, ‘Stormborn’ One of the themes of Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” was that as the expansive story began to contract toward its conclusion, characters that had been long separated or were strangers to one another would begin to come together. On Sunday that was happening all over the place, as roughly 98 subplots unfolded over lots of conversation and a few flashes of action in a talky, busy episode
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Interactive art wall gives you a chance to share bucket list

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Interactive art wall gives you a chance to share bucket list

- An interactive art display and public bucket list in downtown Des Moines is making people think. What's on your bucket list?
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Sunday night's House of Blues concert canceled because artist refused to adhere to safety procedures

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Sunday night's House of Blues concert canceled because artist refused to adhere to safety procedures

- NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Tonight’s House of Blues concert featuring artist Jamey Johnson is canceled, according to a Facebook post from House of Blues. The post stated that Johnson “refused to adhere to our safety and security guidelines and would not enter the building.” House of Blues said, “as always, the safety and security of our guests is our number one priority
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Eisner Awards: Cartoonists from Singapore, Canada and Capitol Hill win big at ‘the Oscars of comics’

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Eisner Awards: Cartoonists from Singapore, Canada and Capitol Hill win big at ‘the Oscars of comics’

- SINGAPORE-BASED cartoonist Sonny Liew picked up three Eisner Awards to stand among the top winners Friday night in San Diego during an industry ceremony held in conjunction with Comic-Con International. Liew told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs that he was feeling “a mix of elation and disbelief for the most part,” and that he was “still letting the whole thing sink in,” after receiving his trophies (including for best writer-artist) for his graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye,” which traces his nation’s cultural history through the framing device of a fictional cartoonist
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Daily Herald: Homegrown Arts and Music Festival

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Daily Herald: Homegrown Arts and Music Festival

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Arts Pop: 2017 is a great year for concerts in St. Louis

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Arts Pop: 2017 is a great year for concerts in St. Louis

- ST. LOUIS, MO - St. Louis Post-Dispatch music critic Kevin Johnson is always busy keeping folks up-to-date on St. Louis’ music scene. But in 2017, he's busier than ever and he thinks that's a good thing. St. Louis is drawing bigger, more sought after concerts. This year, the city is home to four large stadium tours. Metallica rocked Busch Stadium in early June
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Marshall Artists Series: 2017-18 season a 'music lover's dream'

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Marshall Artists Series: 2017-18 season a 'music lover's dream'

- HUNTINGTON — She may be 81 years old, but the Marshall Artists Series still has enough moxie to wear those "Kinky Boots." From Cyndi Lauper's hot-pop-rock musical "Kinky Boots" and some of the best young comedians like Leslie Jones of "Saturday Night Live" to music legends like Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, and hot, new music acts like Maren Morris, the Marshall Artists Series will fill the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in downtown Huntington with all that jazz, swing, country, rock, bluegrass and gospel during its music-infused 2017-2018 series
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Arts Workforce Initiative Places Interns In Cultural Organizations

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Arts Workforce Initiative Places Interns In Cultural Organizations

- Maritza Quintuna studies graphic design at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, and she paints. She knows what it's like to be an artist. Until recently, however, she didn't know what went into running an art gallery. "It's not just having events and sitting in the gallery waiting for people to come in," Quintuna, 21, said. "It's meeting people. It's working with portfolios and promotion
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After years of filling Capitol with art, artist leaving Oklahoma

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After years of filling Capitol with art, artist leaving Oklahoma

- Mike Wimmer, an acclaimed artist whose canvases regularly grace the walls of the Oklahoma Capitol, is leaving the state to teach. Wimmer, a native of Muskogee who lives in the Oklahoma City metro area, recently told Facebook friends he's accepted a job at the Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD, as it's known, is one of the premier art academies in the world with two campuses in the state of Georgia, plus sites in Hong Kong and the south of France
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Signature DIA exhibit 'Art of Rebellion' provides context for Detroit's summer of '67

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Signature DIA exhibit 'Art of Rebellion' provides context for Detroit's summer of '67

- As Detroit arrives at the 50-year anniversary of the summer of 1967, many of its cultural institutions are seizing the opportunity to reflect upon the history of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the cultural and social factors that played a part in the mass civil uprising that took place in the midst of Detroit's “long hot summer” of ’67, finally culminating in the dispatching of federal troops to quell the riot
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Iowa Arts Council awards 152 grants totaling $1.3 million

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Iowa Arts Council awards 152 grants totaling $1.3 million

- The Iowa Arts Council has awarded 152 grants totaling $1.3 million to artists and organizations in 66 Iowa communities. Among the awards is $3,000 to the Southwest Iowa Arts Council to present the Southwest Iowa Art Tour. The project connects people from rural communities to artists through a self-guided tour in an eight-county region. The Poste Print Festival in Perry received a $1,895 grant for its one-day festival on Oct
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Adopt an animal artist at Albuquerque city shelters

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Adopt an animal artist at Albuquerque city shelters

- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Families were able to taken home not only a new pet — but that pet’s artwork — this weekend at a $10 adoption event at city shelters. Local artists, with a helping paw from the shelter animals, created various works of art to help raise funds for city shelters. The “Adopt an Artist” event runs through 6:00 p
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The Arts - United States

  • Linkin Park says their hearts are broken after loss of lead singer
    Linkin Park says their hearts are broken after loss of lead singer

    , bostonglobe.com

    NEW YORK — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week. The rock band said Monday that the ‘‘shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.’’ Bennington, who was 41, hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles
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Artists

Painting

  • Andrew Wyeth at 100 and the Story Behind His Most Famous Painting
    Andrew Wyeth at 100 and the Story Behind His Most Famous Painting

    , time.com

    “If there is such a thing as a purely American tradition in Art, it is represented at its best in the straightforward canvases of Andrew Wyeth.” Of his most famous painting, which now hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Wyeth said, “When I first painted it in 1948, Christina’s World hung all summer in my house in Maine and nobody particularly reacted to it
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Performing Arts

  • Nine of the coolest concert venues in the world
    Nine of the coolest concert venues in the world

    , madison.com

    Attending a concert is a captivating experience in itself, but it can only be amplified by the unbelievable venues shown in this video. National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado. Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, England. National Theater and Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. The Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman. Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
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Artworks

  • At the Guggenheim for 35 years, artwork returns home to Wichita
    At the Guggenheim for 35 years, artwork returns home to Wichita

    , kansas.com

    James Gross was a young artist fresh out of Wichita trying to make it in New York City, pitching his abstract artwork to various galleries and museums across the Big Apple. One of his pieces caught the eye of Thomas Messer, legendary director of the Guggenheim Museum. “Most museum directors don’t do that ... but with the clout he had, he could do what he wanted to,” Gross said
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Cartoons

  • After disapproval, award-winning Singapore cartoonist gets official congrats
    After disapproval, award-winning Singapore cartoonist gets official congrats

    , reuters.com

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore officials on Monday congratulated the cartoonist who swept the international comic industry's "Oscars", having withdrawn his grant two years ago for portraying the country's history in a very different way to the version taught at school. Sonny Liew won three Eisners, including Best Writer/Artist, at the annual awards at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, for his graphic novel "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye"
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Visual Arts

  • July's First Friday: bodies in sickness, bodies of work, bodies without clothing, bodies in protest
    July's First Friday: bodies in sickness, bodies of work, bodies without clothing, bodies in protest

    , pitch.com

    The way in which Congress has been hammering and sawing away at health care — how it's managed and provided in this country — has heightened our collective awareness that most of us have some kind of pre-existing condition. Enter the ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition that Risa Puleo — inaugural curator-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska — opens this month in Kansas City
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