Beyond the Bubble: Running it Back
By Caela Murphy
Published on Monday, January 14, 2013
It may be a new year, but over the past couple of weeks, old favorites of the art world have been making a comeback.
Last Thursday, musical group Destiny’s Child announced via its Facebook page that it will be releasing new music for the
first time since 2004. The group, made up of Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, split up in 2005. Their new album, “Love Songs,” will be released on Jan. 29, and features 13 songs recorded between 1997 and 2004, in addition to “Nuclear,” a brand new recording.
Destiny’s Child fans aren’t the only ones with a revival to look forward to. On the same day that Destiny’s Child announced its new album, Timberlake posted a cryptic tweet, which said only, “Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST...” Later, he posted a video on his website in which he walks into his recording studio, puts on a pair of headphones and says “I’m ready” into the microphone. Late last evening, Timberlake released “Suit & Tie,” a new song featuring Jay-Z, to iTunes. He also posted an open letter to his website, in which he announced “The 20/20 Experience,” his upcoming album that will be released later this year.
Old favorites will be appearing on stage as well. For the first time since its five-year run ended in 1977, the well-reviewed musical “Pippin” has been scheduled to return to Broadway, the show’s producers announced on Jan. 3. Tickets for the show, which will open on April 25, went on sale today.
And yet, while some stars are growing brighter, others are fading away. Postmodernist choreographer Trisha Brown will retire from her position as executive director of the Trisha Brown Dance Company after her two final dances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music later this month. Brown founded the company in 1970, and has since choreographed more than 100 dances.