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On the Beat — Arts & Entertainment

October 15th, 2019 by

EMMY RATINGS SINK TO NEW LOW IN ERA OF ‘PEAK TV’

Sept. 23, 2019

John Koblin, New York Times

The Emmy Awards saw a 32% drop in viewers this year compared to last. The Emmys followed behind the Academy Awards decision this year of not having a host. The usual orchestra was swapped out for a commentator, and a red carpet was swapped out for a purple one.



FEMALE ARTISTS MADE LITTLE PROGRESS IN MUSEUMS SINCE 2008, SURVEY FINDS

Sept. 19, 2019

Julia Jacobs, New York Times

Only 11% of the art in top museums around the United States between 2008 and 2018 were created by female artists. The study included over 40 interviews and found the issue stems from buyers preferring name recognition.



OPERA SINGER AMANDA BIGGS AGAIN GRACING WORLD STAGE

Sept. 17, 2019

Olivia Dorfman, Bloom Magazine

After a decade in her “quiet years,” Owen Valley High School alumni Amanda Biggs has spent time traveling and performing again. In May she performed in Carnegie Hall, and in June she represented the United States in an Italian competition. She hopes to one day perform at the Met.



IT’S TIME FOR LOTUS! SEPTEMBER 26 TO 29

Sept. 9, 2019

Sophie Bird, Bloom Magazine

Lotus Music Festival will take place Sept. 26 to 29. Performers include KOKOKO! and the Steve Riley Trio. A new addition to the festival this year is an African dance interpretation. Attendees can make their own luminaria lanterns with the “A Light in the Dark” project.



BLOOMINGTON RECOGNIZES STUDENTS DURING YOUTH ART MONTH

April 18, 2019

Courtney Stapleton, Bloomington Beat

Bloomington is celebrating Youth Art Month by displaying students’ artwork at The Waldron and Fountain Square Mall. Stained glass, photography, and paintings are included in the variety displayed. A common theme in the artwork from students this year is the environment.