Sunday , 13 July 2014

Guide for the Arts News


'Kinky Boots' star prepares for high-kicking tour - Tue, 08 Jul 2014
Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man — but staying in 6-inch heels. The performer who has been in "Kinky Boots" since it made its debut in Chicago in 2012 will step into ...

Boston museum returns looted African art to Nigeria - Thu, 26 Jun 2014
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has returned eight pieces of ancient African art to Nigeria after discovering they were likely looted from the West African nation, museum officials said on Thursday. The probe found that some of the works had missing or forged export documents, while others had vanished decades ago from West African collections before showing ...

July Fourth celebrations include fireworks, food - Fri, 04 Jul 2014
The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:

Higher purpose - Sat, 21 Jun 2014
Right now, she is the president of Ballet Philippines (BP), one of the premier ballet companies in the country, and is deeply involved in bringing ballet closer to a greater number of Filipinos. She says that Ballet Philippines Dance School attracts not just young aspiring ballerinas but older students as well. Part of her tasks for Ballet Philippines is to organize fundraising campaigns to help ...

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Silent-movie posters in Vancouver house found under floorboards - Thu, 10 Jul 2014
George Bryce, a Vancouver lawyer, uncovered a treasure trove of silent-film posters when he replaced the fir floors inside his 1924 house on Vancouver's West Side. Bryce has now sold the posters to an art dealer in New York.

Art agenda: 'Here and Elsewhere,' Singapore Heritage Festival - Fri, 11 Jul 2014
New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art presents an array of Arabian art in a collection named after French New Wave documentary "Ici et ailleurs," and Singapore's nine-day heritage festival makes its final preparations.

The 11 Cities With The Most Opportunity Right Now - Sat, 12 Jul 2014
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Cindy Chao and Sarah Jessica Parker design brooch for NYC Ballet - Wed, 02 Jul 2014
A one-off item created by the fine jewelry designer and the actress will be auctioned by Sotheby's Hong Kong in October, with proceeds going to the New York City Ballet. While Sarah Jessica Parker has already designed shoes (through her own line) and apparel (with Halston Heritage), this collaboration marks her first foray into jewelry. The actress decided to make the leap in 2012, when she ...

Potential buyer of New York City Opera objects to delays - Mon, 07 Jul 2014
By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A creditor who hopes to rescue the bankrupt New York City Opera filed an objection on Monday to delays in consideration of his bid and called for an independent trustee to be put in charge. Businessman Gene Kaufman made an undisclosed offer six months ago to buy "the people's opera" and salvage the venerable cultural institution. The opera, which helped launch ...

Factbox: A list of key nominees for the Emmy Awards - Thu, 10 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Following is a list of nominees in key categories for the Emmy Awards, the highest honors in U.S. television, announced on Thursday. The Emmys are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in a ceremony that will be broadcast Aug. 25, from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, on the NBC television network. ...

Actor's baby girl born night he stars on Broadway - Fri, 11 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The night of June 17, 2014, won't be easily forgotten by Broadway star Josh Tower.

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SOCCER: PART DEUX - Wed, 02 Jul 2014
I was in Paris the night Algeria played Russia, prompting hordes of drunken Algerians to riot on the Champs Elysees, hanging out of cars, yelling and honking all night. As with Algeria's glorious 1-1 tie game against Russia, Team USA tied Portugal and lost to Germany -- and then advanced. The reason there are so many fights among spectators at soccer games is to compensate for the tedium.

Obama lets rip on trip out of Washington - Thu, 10 Jul 2014
By Steve Holland AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may look back on this week as the time when he dropped all pretense of political decorum and let all his frustrations with Washington gridlock spill forth. Obama's public speeches on a three-day trip, like the one he delivered at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, covered many of the same talking points he ...

Washington steps out post-baby - Sun, 29 Jun 2014
Kerry Washington stepped out in Dolce & Gabbana for the 2014 BET Awards.

Corcoran Gallery plan draws objections, support - Wed, 02 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group representing students, alumni, donors and faculty who are working to stop the Corcoran Gallery of Art — one of the nation's oldest museums — and its college from merging with two larger institutions filed a formal objection to the deal Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.

Ralph Lauren picks up prize - Tue, 17 Jun 2014
Ralph Lauren has received a prestigious award in Washington DC from Hillary Clinton.

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