Culture Club: Are pop stars and celebrity kitsch ruining the fine arts?
Last week, Paul McCartney announced that he is writing a major orchestral work for the New York City Ballet and film director Danny Boyle unveiled his stage version of Frankenstein in London’s West End. Meanwhile the Alberta Ballet which brought us contemporary works based on Joni Mitchell and Elton John, is set to premiere Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, featuring the music of Sarah McLachlan in May.
In this week’s edition of the Post’s Culture Club, we debate star-studded classic art. While it’s wonderful that pop stars are lending their cachet to classic forms of entertainment, does a constant obsession with star appeal overshadow the art form itself?