Wednesday , 30 July 2014

Guide for the Arts News

Boston

'Kinky Boots' star prepares for high-kicking tour - Tue, 08 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Taylor Parker is going from backup dancer to leading man — but staying in 6-inch heels.


Art agenda: Korea Artist Prize, Art Nocturne - Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Korea's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art hosts the best of work from up and coming young creatives during its three month display, and Belgium prepares a week of special evening openings for Art Nocturne.


America's Most Creative Cities In 2014 - Tue, 15 Jul 2014
When Jenny Olivia Johnson was up for tenure at Boston’s Wellesley College, she knew recording an album would help her candidacy. She already had plenty of songs ready. Her challenge was coming up with ...



America's Most Creative Cities In 2014 - Tue, 15 Jul 2014
When Jenny Olivia Johnson was up for tenure at Boston’s Wellesley College, she knew recording an album would help her candidacy. She already had plenty of songs ready. Her challenge was coming up with ...

New York City

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.


Metropolitan Museum of Art's president retiring - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the world, on Tuesday announced her retirement.


Metropolitan Museum of Art's president retiring - Tue, 29 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art museums in the world, on Tuesday announced her retirement.


A full-circle moment for Bolshoi's American star - Thu, 17 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — "Spasiba, Katya," David Hallberg calls out, thanking a colleague in what sounds like a pretty convincing Russian accent. We're on our way upstairs to his dressing room at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, where his name is emblazoned on the door — in Cyrillic letters.


New York Met Opera proposes federal mediators in bitter labor dispute - Wed, 30 Jul 2014
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera has proposed bringing in a federal mediator to resolve its most bitter labor dispute with its musicians and other unionized employees in decades, the company said on Wednesday. The suggestion comes a day before current contracts expire, but will not alter the Met's plans to lock out the employees and suspend their health ...


Kristen Bell gets back to her 'Hair' roots - Wed, 30 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Before she was Princess Anna in "Frozen" or even Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell was a musical theater geek. Now she's letting her roots show.


'Of Mice and Men' leaves Broadway on a record high - Mon, 28 Jul 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — James Franco's play "Of Mice and Men" has left Broadway with a roar — a box office record.

Washington D.C.

Ballet for Adults: Getting Fit at the Barre - Thu, 17 Jul 2014
The students take their spots at the barre. The mirrored wall reflects 21 dancers, elegant in their leotards, tights and ballet slippers, a few opting for gym shorts or sweats. With a background in competitive youth swimming, followed up with running, tennis and cycling to stay fit, James Farmer, 33, is an athlete. Not much of a ballet aficionado then, Farmer, a strategy consultant with IBM, was ...


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 ...


Kerry Washington: I feel very lucky - Sun, 20 Jul 2014
EN Interview 1 - For nearly twenty years, pillow-lipped beauty Kerry Washington has eked out a rather lucrative, successful profile, combining early, stand-out credits in urban teen drama, Save The Last Dance, provoking biopic, The Last King of Scotland and racial drama, Lakeview Terrace with glossy supporting fare in Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Fantastic Four. And all the while, blissfully under the ...


Corcoran Gallery's proposed merger goes to court - Fri, 18 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Court proceedings opened Friday in the planned merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, with two larger institutions after years of financial troubles and daunting renovation needs.


David Rubenstein donates lead Centennial gift of $12.35 million to the National Park Foundation to Restore Arlington ... - Thu, 17 Jul 2014
National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and National Park Foundation (NPF) President and CEO Neil Mulholland joined businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to announce Rubenstein's $12.35 million donation, a lead gift in the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks, to restore and improve access to Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee ...

Los Angeles