American Ballet Theater Executive Director Announces His Leaving

The American Ballet Theater was already seeking new leadership with its artistic director of nearly three decades, Kevin McKenzie. Plans to leave in 2022. Now, he must also find new administrative leadership: Executive director Kara Medoff Barnett announced on Monday that she will step down later this year. Barnett is leading social influence marketing and …

Creative Director of Olympic Ceremony Fired over Holocaust Joke

TOKYO — Just one day before the opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics, the Games’ organizers fired the ceremony’s creative director Kentaro Kobayashi after video footage of him making fun of the Holocaust in a 1990s comedy act emerged. Japan’s Olympic Minister, Seiko Hashimoto, said at a news conference on Thursday that he learned …

Opening ceremony creative director resigns over Holocaust joke

TOKYO – Just one day before the opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics, the organizers of the Games fired the ceremony’s creative director Kentaro Kobayashi after video footage of him making fun of the Holocaust in a 1990s comedy act emerged. At a press conference on Thursday, Seiko Hashimoto said that after a …

Director Graham Vick, Who Opened the Doors of Opera, has died at the age of 67

LONDON — British opera director Graham Vick, who worked for prestigious houses such as the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, but also sought to expand the appeal of opera by performing works in abandoned rock clubs and old factories, and bringing more diversity to the cast, died Saturday. London. He was 67 years old. The …

CDC Director Warns Against ‘Unvaccinated Pandemic’

As the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus Fuel outbreaks in the United StatesThe director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday: an unvaccinated epidemic” Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are well below the peak of last winter, and vaccines are effective against Delta, but CDC director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky urged …