“Police investigated for two weeks before arresting the aide on Tuesday. The aide was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court on a charge of felony assault. She was released without bail.”
“When Black bodies are on the stage, Black perspectives must be reflected. This is not simply a matter of “artistic interpretation”; race and sex play a pivotal role in determining who holds the power to shape representation. A Black female should have a say in the presentation of a Black female on stage.”
Ahmad Naser Sarmast, director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, was the target of a 2014 suicide bombing; he’s still partially deaf, and he has shrapnel in his brain. In response, he’s made the school more secure, kept all of his teaching staff, and began giving free concerts to refugees from camps.
In a BBC interview last month, she said, “It’s heartbreaking that we haven’t dealt with these issues, that it requires violence, which I think it does require, to be honest, to change this equation. Inequality and injustice is unacceptable. Sadly, this has been the most violent year in Baltimore.” This caused a bit of a kerfuffle, and she expands on it here – and the Baltimore Symphony CEO backs her up.