Sunday , 26 October 2014

Guide for the Arts News

Boston

"Shakespeare: On The Page And In Performance," The Newest Course Offering Through Wellesley's edX Program WellesleyX ... - Wed, 01 Oct 2014
WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wellesley College brings one of of the world's most famous playwrights to the digital stage for its newest offering on the College's edX platform, WellesleyX, starting October 1. "Shakespeare: On the Page and In Performance," taught by Wellesley's Yu Jin Ko, professor of English, and Diego Arciniegas, senior lecturer in theatre studies ...


Medal of Honor Museum Foundation Enters Design Phase; Announces Architect, Exhibit Team for New Museum - Tue, 21 Oct 2014
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the architectural and exhibit teams now on board, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation has moved into the conceptual design phase for a new museum and education center at Patriots Point.Safdie Architects of Boston, MA, and Gallagher & Associates museum planning and design, of Silver Spring, MD, are officially on board ...


New conductor begins tenure at Boston Symphony - Fri, 26 Sep 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Andris Nelsons makes his highly anticipated debut this weekend as the youngest conductor in more than 100 years to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra.



Former Ballerina Teaches Students with Down Syndrome to Dance - Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Dance Troupe Is Now Subject of Short Documentary

New York City

Gerard Vaughan named director of National Gallery of Australia in Canberra - Wed, 15 Oct 2014
Art historian Gerard Vaughan has been named as the new director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra.


Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.


Trip Tips: New York City for music lovers - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
New York is a center for blues, jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, punk, classical and other musical styles played in its world-class concert halls, dive bars, parks and museums. The city that never sleeps moves to the beat of many different drummers, from the timpani player at the New York Philharmonic to the street performer skillfully pounding the bottom of an overturned plastic bucket. Many of New ...


Highlights of ballerina Wendy Whelan's career - Tue, 14 Oct 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Ballerina Wendy Whelan retires this weekend from New York City Ballet after a celebrated 30-year career. Some highlights:


Trip Tips: New York City for music lovers - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
New York is a center for blues, jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, punk, classical and other musical styles played in its world-class concert halls, dive bars, parks and museums. The city that never sleeps moves to the beat of many different drummers, from the timpani player at the New York Philharmonic to the street performer skillfully pounding the bottom of an overturned plastic bucket. Many of New ...


Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo - Sat, 25 Oct 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.


Pulitzer-winning play 'Disgraced' probes identity, prejudice - Fri, 24 Oct 2014
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dinner party in an elegant New York apartment goes terribly wrong in "Disgraced," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about ambition, race, religion and identity that opened on Broadway. The five-character drama by writer Ayad Akhtar that began its run on Thursday night at the Lyceum Theatre after an earlier staging in New York in 2012 examines prejudices ...

Washington D.C.

'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.


Singapore and Washington DC deemed top destinations 2015: Lonely Planet - Mon, 20 Oct 2014
The year 2015 will belong to destinations like Singapore, Washington DC and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, each for reaching milestone anniversaries and presenting globetrotters with unique experiences and the “wow” factor, say travel experts at Lonely Planet.


New musical 'Little Dancer' inspired by famous Degas sculpture readies for debut in Washington - Thu, 23 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON - "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.


New phase for Crystal Bridges: Contemporary art - Fri, 10 Oct 2014
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 in Wal-Mart's hometown, Bentonville, Arkansas, with a respectable collection of work by famous artists from Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter" to a George Washington portrait by Gilbert Stuart.


Singapore and Washington DC deemed top destinations 2015: Lonely Planet - Mon, 20 Oct 2014
The year 2015 will belong to destinations like Singapore, Washington DC and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, each for reaching milestone anniversaries and presenting globetrotters with unique experiences and the “wow” factor, say travel experts at Lonely Planet.

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