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Global Arts Review: An International Magazine of Arts and Literature

Global Arts Review magazine, an international magazine of arts and literature. Nearly 100 articles covering theatre, music, writing, film, dance, and visual art: interviews with performers and authors, reviews, features, and more.

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Table of Contents
  • Theatre/Performance Art/Dance
  • Classical Music and Opera
  • Contemporary Popular Music
  • World Music
  • Visual Arts
        Feature Stories
        Current/Recent Exhibits
  • Online Gallery Exhibits
  • Writing, Media, Scribal Arts, Bookmaking, Spoken Arts
  • Prose
  • Film/Cinema
  • Theatre/Performance Art/Dance

    Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

    Cirque Du Soleil's "Ka" at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas

    Dancerstage Academy In Amsterdam Seeks Students

    Small-Venue Play Brings Jackie Robinson's Pasadena Alive

    Tilting Against Insanity

    The Moor of Venice

    An Immigrant from Heaven

    The Overcoat

    Vita & Virginia

    Shakespeare & Company Celebrates Hawthorne and the Berkshires

    Audience Loves “Comedy,” Critic Sees Errors

    “Sleeping Beauty” Rises and Doesn’t Quite Shine

    The Nose and the No-Sayer

    "The Cherry Orchard” Falls Down

    Kids Will Bee Kids

    Documenting Revolution

    Disturbing the Universe

    Girls Just Wanna Be Boys

    Getting His Goat

    "The Johnny Appleseed of Shakespeare"

    The Poolside Ovid

    “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at Hartford Stage

    "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in Hartford until Sept 7 2003

    “An Enemy of the People”—Henrik Ibsen’s old-but-new drama at Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Seven Plays in the Berkshires, Summer 2003

    "Proof" at New Century Theater

    Marathon of Hate

    The Gin Game

    Dinner with Friends

    Nilaja Sun

    Theatre de la Jeune Lune takes its imaginative, action-packed "Hamlet" on the road

    "Edgardo Mine" — Chris Rohmann reviews Alfred Uhry's new play

    “One Way Street” at Sandglass Theater

    Prague Festival Dance Prize 2003 & Dance Grand Pria "Italia" 2003

    "Much Ado About Nothing" at Hartford Stage

    Thomas Cole at Mount Holyoke: The Hudson River School painter inspires a play and an exhibit.

    Shakespeare & Company's First Season in its New Home

    Play Review: Olympia Dukakis returns to Williamstown

    Play reviews: Berkshire Theater Festival, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

    The Healing Touch (Play reviews: Miniature Theatre of Chester, Old Deerfield Productions, and Weston Playhouse)

    Creativity and Culture Clash: An Interview with Playwright Magdalena Gómez

    An Explosion of Summer Theater

    BAPTISTE By William Luce

    42nd Moon Street Produces "Goldilocks"

    Disney's Aida--NOT What the Doctor Ordered

    Ballyhoo's Strong Script Overcomes Uneven Acting

    TheatreWorks Presents "Violet"

    Classical Dance of India--An Overview

    "Fiorello" in San Francisco

    "Rent" Finally Makes it to San Francisco

    Before You Leap: A Dancer Discovers Ease of Movement

    Houston Ballet Starts 28th Season

    Stoppard's "Indian Ink" in San Francisco

    A Century Lived to Its Fullest...Twice

    A New York Theatre Reviewer's Marathon in London

    Touring a Professional Theatre Company Costume Warehouse

    Blue Man Group presents "Tubes" Performance Piece in Boston.

    Ayckbourn's "Intimate Exchanges" at Hartford Stage

    Several Performance Artists at Arizona State University gallery

    Peculiar Pageantry: Shakespeare's "Merry Wives of Windsor" at The Mount, Western Mass.

    "Visiting Mr. Green", World Premiere starring Eli Wallach, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Western Mass.

    "The Theatre and Cinema Bookshelf from Midwest Book Review (content changes every month)

    Classical Music and Opera

    Golden Mountain Chamber Academy: An International, Intergenerational Festival of Chamber Music

    Seeing Opera in Verona, Italy is an Experience Not to be Missed

    Classical Music, Popular Culture... or Amadeus Meets Mickey at the Movies

    Pianos of Beethoven and Other Famous Composers

    A Brahms Intermezzo

    Tracing Beethoven In and Around Vienna

    The Idealist: A Profile of Gustav Mahler

    Opera San Jose Performs "Barber of Seville"

    Viennese Museum Curator Preserves History of Sound: The Kunsthistorisches Museum

    San Francisco's West Bay Opera Performs Menotti's "The Consul"

    Uneven "Carmen" in San Francisco

    San Francisco's Pocket Opera Performs Two Verdi Operas

    Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini: An Excerpt from the Book, "The Young Person's Guide to the Opera"

    Melbourne Arts Festival Features Rare Strauss Opera, Many Other Delights in All Genres

    Asian Orchestras Come of Age

    Hong Kong Music Scene Preview

    San Francisco Bach Choir Review 60th Anniversary Concert Features All-Beethoven Program

    Russian Conductor Yuri Termikanov Thrills the Crowd Down Under

    Barossa Music Festival: October's Treat for Aussie Audiences

    John Nelson Offers Berlioz Requiem in Sydney

    Neville Marriner to Conduct in New Zealand

    Contemporary Popular Music

    The Who, Manchester, New Hampshire, US: Quadrophenia Tour (Concert Review)

    RedGorilla Music Fest

    Growing Up And Slowing Down

    Collecting Music Memorabilia
    By Shaun Mushike

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Country Joe And The Fish: Chronicling a 60's Icon From the Filmore to Woodstock

    2nd Annual INDIE MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL

    An American Teen Discovers Japanese Pop

    Bruce Cockburn, Richard Thompson, and Dar Williams Perform Together (concert review)

    The Role of Blacks in Country Music

    Canadian Country Star Shania Twain

    Sweet Honey in the Rock Continues its Fabulous Journey

    What's Shakin' in the Beckley, West Virginia Alternative Rock scene

    World Music

    World Peace Music Awards

    How Two Brothers Saved The Endangered Music Of Bali And The South Pacific: Half-Century-Old Field Recordings Now Released on Smithsonian CD

    Stella Chiweshe, Susana Baca, and Tish Hinojosa Perform in Global Divas Tour

    Itzhak Perlman Tours with Four Klezmer Bands in "The Fiddler's House" (concert review)

    Fairport Convention'sAcoustic Show in Northampton, Massachusetts (concert review)

    Puerto Rican Superstar Roy Brown discusses Music and Politics, Mass Media, and Boricua (Puerto Rican) poetry

    Visual Arts

    Feature Stories

    FotoFest International Literacy Through Photography

    Children Peace Music Project
    By Mohammad Iqbal Behleem & J Michele Bodine

    Young Fernando Motilla Emerging in Art World

    Art and Nothingness: An Interview with Jerry Wennstrom

    Acclaimed Visual Artist Nam June Paik to Recieve Edward MacDowell Medal on Sunday, August 22, 2004

    How Dr. Seuss Turned Me Into a World-Famous Cartoonist

    California Artist Featured in New Book Heralding Career Breakthroughs of Women in Space

    Victor Arnautoff: Passionate Paintings of the Bay Area Black Community in the Mid-20th Century

    Tahitian Artist Brings Passion for Color to Hawaii

    John Gruber, Sand Sculptor

    Digit World Contest

    Two Perspectives on Spanish Painter Ignacio Navarro

    From Computer Illiterate to Award-Winning Web Designer: A Visual Artists' Journey

    Piers Midwinter: A Modern Artist Makes A Portal on the Web

    Learn From Frank Lloyd Wright: For Gallery Web Sites, Simplicity is Key

    World Printmakers: A Shoestring Website Success Story, One Year In

    A German Fractal Artist Explains the Science Behind His Art

    Analyzing "Marble Lady," an oil painting by Paul Jaisini, New York, 1999

    The Colors of Passion: Fernando Gerassi's Centennial

    Follow Van Gogh and Monet: Bike Excursions from Paris

    Ramon Oviedo: Critics' Roundup of this Important Dominican Master Painter

    An Aboriginal Bark Artist in the Australian Outback Finds Commercial Success in an Ancient Tradition

    Renowned Artist Merri Overcomes Disability, Opens Online Gallery

    San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art Arrives in its New Downtown Location

    A Modern-day Michelangelo Paints a Ceiling...in a Bar!

    Canadian Artist's Models Reflect on Posing Nude

    A Few Great Art Sites on the Web

    Current/Recent Exhibits

    Weatherspoon Art Museum - "Arnold Mesches: The FBI Files"

    Featured Exhibit: Chaotic Metamorphosis

    Summer Joyce-a-Baloo Fetes 20th Century's Most Scrutinized Writer

    Exhibition—Lest We Forget: The Voice of Art

    Against Nature, Vegas Gallery

    Nothing to Declare

    "Transcendental Territories" New Media Work by Raymond Salvatore Harmon

    Contemporary QuiltArt Association to open the “Coming of Age” show at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center

    NMA @ NID opening/exhibition, NID, Ahmedabad, India

    Wendy White at Sixtyseven

    Dialogue Project

    Diaries: Each Day is History by Tomur Atagok

    Tricia McLaughlin, Aquatecture

    "Matah" Balkan Naci Islimyeli

    Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival Returns to Santa Fe

    Robert Gutierrez: fever atlas

    Jacalyn Lopez Garcia: LIFE CYCLES: Reflections of Change and A New Hope for Future Generations

    A New Work by Turkish Pioneer of Abstraction, Abdurrahman Oztoprak goes on display At the Elgiz Museum

    Roy Lichtenstein and Native Pop at Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe

    Dream On: Beds from Asia to Europe at the Museum of International Folk Art

    Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art

    The Contemporary QuiltArt Association Presents Water's Edge

    Priceless Spanish Colonial Artwork Donated to Palace of the Governors

    Flesh Perspectives

    Dyer Street Portraiture to Pixelscapes

    "World View: Social Justice and Social Causes"

    Museum of New Mexico Events Calendar

    Degas and New Mexico Sculptors

    Small Wonders at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

    Inside the Cone Collection: Baltimore Sisters Amassed A Treasure Trove Of Art

    The Gym Show

    Palaces of Prayer - Photography Exhibit at NYC's Angel Orensanz Foundation

    Carrie Art Collection is pleased to present the virtual exhibit of Haitian Artist "Evans Arcelin"

    O'Keeffe and Me: Abstracts of Our Letters

    Of Jesters, Lovers and Pawns by Artist Julie Martin

    Lugansk Art Gallery

    Imagination Takes Wing at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington

    Visual Art and Spiritual Evolution

    Winand Staring, Abstraction In The Elements: On A Water Note

    Flagler Museum Exhibits Work of Renowned New York Architects

    Mark Rothko: A Centennial Celebration

    French Masterworks form the Pushkin Museum, Moscow, in Los Angeles

    Photography, Ironwork, Dracula in Philadelphia

    IRIS at the Carrie Art Collection

    Thomas Cole at Mount Holyoke: The Hudson River School painter inspires a play and an exhibit.

    The TART GALLERY presents... VICIOUS, DELICIOUS and AMBITIOUS Group Show

    25th Bienal de Sao Paulo Shows Urban Drama in the Work of 190 Artists From 70 Countries, to Open March 23, 2002

    Art by Yoshi, Michihiro Yoshida, the Mythic Modernist

    Prose Acts in Buffalo NY: Radical Art, Soft Skull, Sound

    New Online Gallery Provides Access to Wide Spectrum of Art from India

    Online Gallery Exhibits

    RYSS Digital Art Exhibition

    Video Project About Global Justice Movements: In Between the Movements

    Junior Mclean, digital fractal artist

    http://www.ArtByYoshi.com: Paintings by Michihiro Yoshida, the "Mythic Modernist." Stunning large canvases of vibrant color, with images of totem poles, pyramids, eggs in baskets, and more. May contain nudity.

    The Art Source: an online art organisation that supports medecins sans frontieres, based in London and representing work by contemporary British artists, sculptors and fine art photographers

    http://www.ashesandsnow.org: In the Ashes and Snow exhibit, there is no digital layering. All the images are as the photographer saw them and have not been digitally enhanced. All of the animals are wild and people friendly. The new exhibit will be shown at the Santa Monica Pier mid January through May. Many of the actual photographs are about 5 feet by 8 feet in size.

    http://www.pereiradasilva.net : Portuguese sculptor Pereira da Silva.

    http://www.unearthit.net/: The home of creative works from around the world.

    Past/Present/Forever

    Morgan's Supreme Beings: the God and Goddess Project: Morgan has birthed a new pantheon of gods and goddesses depicted in 164 large watercolor paintings and clay sculptures - with new takes on the traditional gods (death, war, compassion) and new gods and goddess needed for today (superstring, helpful poisons, safe sex). "For me, life is multifaceted, paradoxical, amazing, astonishing.... as when I am with my cancer patients who create and laugh and cry in the face of death. There are many sides to our complex lives, and the gods can help us to see and to get perspective - or to just plain dance with it all."
    —Artist Janet Morgan

    The Art of Bellydance Paintings inspired by Morgan's study and performance of Middle Eastern Dance: "Janet Morgan's exotic and mystical art captures the intense passionate movement, spirituality, and grace of bellydance. We feel the dancer's longing for union with Divinity. Other works evoke a sense of serenity. To meditate on the undulating explosions of color and line inspires a gratitude for the mysterious Spirit behind her expressive work. I am honored to have been a subject for her brush."
    —Jehan, dancer, composer and director of Goddessdance.

    Sacred Landscape Inspired by inner and outer voyages: Morgan's travels have taken her to Europe, North and East Africa, North and South America and Central Asia. "The freedom in my landscape painting comes from a visceral depiction of motion and space, from the energies that are revealed by moving in the land and by experiencing it from inside the observer. This is very different from traditional landscape painting which was devised as a way for landowners to depict their real estate. Landscape is not a static idea, it is alive with natural forces, past and present, human impact, history, ritual and passion."
    —Artist Janet Morgan

    The Old Cemetery Exhibition: An artist communicates through photographs the emotional and mental experience of a night walk.

    Writing, Media, Scribal Arts, Bookmaking, Spoken Arts

     

    GAR: Jarrett Krosoczka, Children's Author/Illustrator: How Imagination Saved My Life

    Larry Peterson, author of The Priest and the Peaches, Remembers his Bronx Childhood
    By Larry Peterson

    Our National Exaggeration
    By Jerome Charyn

    How I Turned S.E. Hinton into a Graphic Novelist
    By Darren G. Davis

    Reports of BEA's Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: The 2010 Book Expo America
    By Shel Horowitz

    My Village Folk Scene
    By Alix Dobkin

    Writing For Young Children About Complex Social Issues: A Diversity Author Shares Her Perspective
    By By Melissa M Williams, Author of Iggy the Iguana

    Excerpts from BackStage with Bryan Rooney
    By Bryan Rooney

    Kinds of Podcasting Content
    By Sharon Housley

    Behind the Review Manager's Desk: An Inside Look at the Book Review Process

    Don White’s Memoirs of a C Student
    Edna Garte

    Don Cambpell Discusses The Wisdom & Power of Music
    By Shel Horowitz

    Behind the Bathroom Reader: An Interview with Uncle John of Uncle John's Bathroom Readers (a/k/a Gordon Javna)
    By Shel Horowitz, editor, Global Arts Review/Down to Business

    Writing & Publishing Tips: How To Get a Top Literary Agent & Sign That Coveted 6 Figure Deal
    By Susan Harrow

    Elijah the Prophet, Earl Robinson, and the Iraq War
    By Edna Garte

    Leonardo's Time in the Sun: The 2006 Book Expo America
    By Shel Horowitz

    Two Bookstore Operators Tell What They Need from Publishers
    By Shel Horowitz

    Blandness from the Biggies, Innovative Indies: Book-Industry Trends at BEA 2005
    By Shel Horowitz

    Remembering a Radio Pioneer—And Opening His Collections on the Web

    The National Conference on Media Reform: Twin Fires of Change

    National Conference on Media Reform Panel: News, Information and Corporate Media

    National Conference on Media Reform Panel: Online Organizing

    National Conference on Media Reform Panel: Engaging New Constituencies in Media Reform

    National Conference on Media Reform Panel: Media Reform One Community at a Time: Case Studies in Local Organizing

    National Conference on Media Reform Panel: Visioning a Media System that Serves Our Democracy and Culture

    Lifting of Publishing Sanctions in Cuba, Iran, Sudan

    Writing That Matters: Censorship, Journalism, Politics, and Art
    By Karen Rothmyer

    Making Time to Write
    By David Kilpatrick

    Challenge and Entrepreneurship: Starting a New National Magazine
    By Shel Horowitz

    Burt Levy, "The World's Fastest Novelist"

    How to Do Investigative Biographies When Your Subject Won't Talk to You

    Faith, Fashion, and Freedom: Religion Authors Discuss The Spiritual Marketplace of Ideas

    Between Fact and Fiction—The 2004 BEA Favored Fact

    Corey Flintoff on NPR's role in a Changing Journalism Climate

    Finding the Truth About Sojourner Truth

    War Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers

    California Artist Featured in New Book Heralding Career Breakthroughs of Women in Space

    What Happened in Memphis, Tennessee on May 15, 1961?

    Rosenbergs' Son Robert Meeropol's Life of Activism

    Remembering Carolyn Heilbrun: Feminist Scholarship and Suicide

    Four Slices of Book Expo of America 2003, Los Angeles

    Virtual Museum Celebrates Erma Bombeck

    A 19th/20th Century Designer and Printer Speaks On Message-Appropriate Design

    BEA 2002: Traffic, Not Trends, in New York

    Barbara Kingsolver, Nat Hentoff, Michael Moore, Rick McCarthy: American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression Panel on Censorship and Freedom Post-911

    A Different Perspective on Book Reviewing -- From An Ex-Reviewer and Book Publisher

    BOOK EXPO OF AMERICA 2001: W., Harry Potter, and Dot-Bomb Retrenchment

    Interviewing the Interviewer: An Evening with Fresh Air's Terry Gross

    The 200-Year Cross-Continental Journey of a Single Torah Scroll

    New Life for a 400-Year-Old Atlas by Gerardus Mercator--An Interview with the Publisher of the English-Language Edition

    "The Business At Hand," a story from The Broken Bridge, an anthology of expatriate writing from Japan

    Ray Bradbury Still Lives in the Future--and His Dreams Continue to Come True

    David Albahari: A Serbian Literary Lion in Exile Finds a Home in Western Canada

    Madeleine L'Engle, author of "A Wrinkle In Time" and more than 40 other books, explores her struggles as an unknown author trying to find a home for "Wrinkle," and explores the difference between truth and fact.

    Donna Gillespie, author of "The Light Bearer," discusses her main character's similarities and differences from herself, and her climb from poverty to the best-seller list.

    The Last BEA of the Second Millennium

    The Business of Bookselling: A Report on the 1998 Book Expo of America

    Book Orgy in Chicago: Shel Horowitz reports on the Book Expo of America, 1997: the largest booksellers event in the US

    Prose

    When Butterflies Kiss

    Sally Bellerose looks at dinner table dynamics when one family member is a vegetarian

    Shel Horowitz reflects on the Romanian revolution

    Erotic/Celibate Contemplation by Meolisan at Blue Moon Cafe

    Film/Cinema

    Oxford International Festival of Films

    The Glory That Was Spring Street

    Walt Disney Knew How to Get the Word Out

    How Bob Hope Learned About The Power Of Advertising -- A Lesson He Never Forgot

    Impakt Festival 2002 Highlights Now Available For Screening

    "The Lost World": A Lost Opportunity

    "The Bridges of Madison County": A Sentimental Success

    New Orleans Composers Feature Bayou Sounds in TV and Film Scores

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