Fresh and disturbing news: In May, BMI will honor the Bee Gees as icons at the annual Pop Awards. Past recipients include Merle Haggard, Brian Wilson, and James Brown.
Perhaps, a reminder will move BMI to rescind the honor.
Is a sampled endless loop still a loop? Excellent question. We put up only a chunk of this so you actually go to the Shelburne Museum to see Adam Kalkin's new multi-media piece, "Jerry Lewis Palimpsest," which opened a few days ago and runs through the end of October.
James Levine conducts "Elektra" Saturday night. In the spirit of Strauss, we offer a couple of clips from the 1969 American premiere of "Ariadne auf Naxos" conducted at Symphony Hall by Erich Leinsdorf. These clips are from the sixth Video Artists International DVD of historic BSO telecasts.
Clip 1 features: John Ferrante, Malcolm Smith, James Billings, John Reardon, Beverly Sills.
Clip 2 features: Benita Valente, Carole Bogard, and Eunice Alberts.
Here's a 60-second slice of Elvis Costello rehearsing "Watching the Detectives" with the Boston Pops. Enjoy.
Here's a lovely, narrated slideshow with photographer Laura McPhee, whose current show runs at the Museum of Fine Arts through September. McPhee also has a solo show at the Bernard Toale Gallery through July 1.
Eager to find out what the new, expanded Museum of Fine Arts will look like? Here's the MFA's flashy clip, produced by Boston's Neoscape, Inc..
We won't be able to walk into it until September, but Boston's first new museum since 1909 is at least virtually ready for viewing. Here's a video tour of the new Institute of Contemporary Art.
As we build this thing, we're going to try to feature sound clips and little movies. Here are a couple:
- A video from Brian Knep, who recently became the first artist-in-residence at the Harvard Medical School. Look for the film link within the story.
- Here's an NPRish piece the Exhibitionist recorded about composer Arnold Schoenberg. The Boston Symphony Orchestra's season is almost over, but music director James Levine's Schoenberg-Beethoven pairing returns in the fall.