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“Great news! Thursday’s Madonna X Marilyn Minter Studio conversation moderated by #ElizabethAlexander and #AnnePasternak will be available to watch on Facebook Live—tune in to Madonna’s Facebook page from 7:30—9p EST. The event will include a live Q&A so get your questions ready! #BrooklynTalks”

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“Shadows & Fog” gets UK Blu-Ray release

Arrow Academy is releasing Wooddy Allen’s “Shadows & Fog”, starring Madonna, on Blu-Ray in the UK.
Release date is set for April 3rd 2017.

Shadows & Fog Blu-Ray cover

“Shadows & Fog” is one of Woody Allen’s strangest films, this studio-bound fantasy turned his Kafkaesque one-act play Death (1975) into a full-blown homage to German Expressionist filmmakers like Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau and G.W. Pabst, brought to life by one of the starriest casts he ever assembled: Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Jodie Foster, Julie Kavner, Madonna, John Malkovich, Donald Pleasence and Lily Tomlin, plus Allen himself.

He plays the cowardly Kleinman, reluctantly recruited by a vigilante mob in search of a serial killer. When he finds himself involved with a troupe of circus performers whose sword-swallower Irmy (Farrow) and clown Paul (Malkovich) want to leave to start a family, Kleinman thinks that this is a welcome distraction – but the killer has other ideas…

Described by the New York Times as “a brazen, irrepressible original”, Shadows and Fog is the most visually and narratively unpredictable of Allen’s films. Carlo di Palma’s dazzling cinematography makes full use of the title elements, but it’s the richness of the multi-layered narrative, with its Shakespearean oscillation between burlesque comedy and poignant tragedy that really sticks in the mind.

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Madonna and Marilyn Minter Talk Feminism at Brooklyn Museum on Inauguration Eve

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the US on January 20, and on the eve of that historic event, the Brooklyn Museum will host global superstar singer Madonna and beloved feminist artist Marilyn Minter for a public conversation.

The evening, which promises to touch on topics such as art, culture, and women’s rights in the face of current events, will be moderated by museum director Anne Pasternak and playwright Elizabeth Alexander.

artnet News spoke by phone with Minter, asking her why this event is important now. “You must be joking,” she laughed. “We had a wake-up call at that election. We all thought we were going to be celebrating our first woman president, and then this last gasp of a dying patriarchy came and snatched it out of our hands.”

“There are rules if you’re a girl,” said Madonna—also an avid art collector—during an impassioned speech last month at the Billboard’s Women in Music event, where she was honored as woman of the year. “If you’re a girl, you have to play the game. … You’re allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy. But don’t act too smart. Don’t have an opinion … that’s out of line with the status quo. … You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don’t own your sluttiness.”

“Be what men want you to be,” the singer continued, “but more importantly, be what women feel comfortable with you being around other men. And finally, do not age. Because to age is a sin. You will be criticized, you will be vilified, and you will definitely not be played on the radio.”

“Madonna’s on fire and I just feel like I’m a conduit for her,” Minter, the subject of the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition “Pretty/Dirty,” told artnet News. It will be a busy week for the artist, who will head to Washington, DC, the next day, for the Women’s March on Washington, taking place January 21.

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MADONNA x MARILYN MINTER

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, join Madonna and Marilyn Minter—two fearless feminist provocateurs—as they talk art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs. Connecting Madonna, an artist, activist, and philanthropist, with Minter, whose work critiques cultural perceptions of women, this unprecedented conversation will highlight the impact of female artists within broader culture and social change.

Moderated by poet, essayist, and playwright Elizabeth Alexander and by Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum. This historic program is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of exhibitions and programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Tickets are $50 to $125 and will go on sale Friday, January 13, at 2pm at www.brooklynmuseum.org.

Visit www.brooklynmuseum.org and follow @brooklynmuseum for updates.

About A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum
A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art through ten diverse exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs. A Year of Yes recognizes feminism as a driving force for progressive change and takes the transformative contributions of feminist art during the last half-century as its starting point. The Museum-wide series imagines next steps, expanding feminist thinking from its roots in the struggle for gender parity to embrace broader social-justice issues of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity. A Year of Yes began in October 2016 and continues through early 2018.

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Madonna to join Women’s March on Washington

Madonna will take part in next week’s Women’s March on Washington, the pop icon revealed on Thursday.

Madge made the announcement posting of an image to social media of a woman revealing her public hair shaved in the shape of the Nike swoosh. “Yasssssssss! Just Do it!” she wrote, tagging the racy Los Angeles-based magazine Nakid.

The photo was shot by Marius Sperlich and will appear in Nakid’s next issue, the magazine teased on Instagram. It’s unclear whether the picture is of Madonna.

The Women’s March on Washington in support of women’s rights coincides with Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration next Friday, taking place the day following on Jan. 21. Katy Perry, Cher and Zendaya are among the other celebrities who have announced they will be participating.

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“Madonnaland” makes Rolling Stone’s “10 Best Music Books of 2016” list

“Writing about a figure that already has countless words dedicated to her, singer/writer Alina Simone gives us a fuller, weirder and more interesting overview of Madonna than we may have thought possible. By exploring Madonna’s hometown of Bay City, Michigan, Madonnaland looks at the world that created the performer, the town that she left behind and the people whose lives she has changed. It’s the way Simone presents her story that’s most riveting, whether it’s looking at idiosyncratic figures from the pop star’s home state (Question Mark and the Mysterians; forgotten and collector-beloved band Flying Wedge) or her own journey from pop music fandom to indie rock.” (Rolling Stone, December 21st issue)

Madonnaland book cover

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Madonna’s American Life and Music albums re-issued on 180 Gram Vinyls

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. These are the latest to get that treatment.

Madonna American Life Vinyl Re-Issue

AMERICAN LIFE: Released on the heels of Madonna’s theme song for the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day – in case you’re wondering, yes, the track is included here as well – this was a concept album revolving around materialism and the American Dream. If you don’t remember it from its title track, then perhaps one of the other three singles (“Hollywood,” “Nothing Fails,” and “Love Profusion,” all of which hit #1 on the Billboard Dance chart) will strike a chord.

Available at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.fr and Amazon.it

Madonna Music Vinyl Re-Issue

MUSIC: Not only was this album both a creative and commercial success, but the title track of MUSIC gave Madonna another #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, making it an even dozen at that point. Beyond that, she also pulled a top-5 hit with “Don’t Tell Me,” with the album’s third single, “What It Feels Like for a Girl,” hitting the top 30. Meanwhile, “Impressive Instant” filled dance floors everywhere, and despite the fact that it was only released as a promo, it nonetheless hit the top of the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Available at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.fr and Amazon.it

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