Wednesday , 1 October 2014

Guide for the Arts News

Boston

Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway - Thu, 18 Sep 2014
BOSTON (AP) — Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate.


An epic search for America's undiscovered artists - Wed, 17 Sep 2014
Curators traveled to 174 cities in 44 states looking for the country's hidden artists - what they found is now a one-of-a-kind exhibit


New Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor is youngest to lead famous ensemble in over 100 years - Fri, 26 Sep 2014
BOSTON - Andris Nelsons makes his highly anticipated debut this weekend as the youngest conductor in more than 100 years to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra.



Does Working Out Offset Going Out? - Mon, 29 Sep 2014
There are T-shirts, posters and even socks: "I run for beer," they say -- and, apparently, many people do. According to a study out this month in the journal Health Psychology, people of all ages tend to drink more alcohol on the days they exercise more. The researchers don't know why this is the case, but one possibility is that "work(out) hard, play hard" is a very real phenomenon.

New York City

Celebrated Manet portrait headed to NYC auction - Fri, 26 Sep 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrated portrait by Edouard Manet of a Parisian actress in a fancy dress and bonnet is heading to auction and could set a record for the artist.


Japan art market boosted by Abenomics after years in the doldrums - Tue, 30 Sep 2014
By Megumi Lim TOKYO (Reuters) - Just a decade ago, a lithograph by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama sold for several hundred dollars at best. But now her pieces, some just the size of a magazine, can fetch as much as $74,000. Japan's long dormant art market has been turbo-charged by economic policies that have dragged the nation from decades of deflation, as well as by the weakening of the yen ...


Japan art market boosted by Abenomics after years in the doldrums - Tue, 30 Sep 2014
By Megumi Lim TOKYO (Reuters) - Just a decade ago, a lithograph by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama sold for several hundred dollars at best. But now her pieces, some just the size of a magazine, can fetch as much as $74,000. Japan's long dormant art market has been turbo-charged by economic policies that have dragged the nation from decades of deflation, as well as by the weakening of the yen ...


New York offers illegal immigrants zoo trips, museum tours with ID cards - Thu, 18 Sep 2014
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city's famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease. Among the perks offered by the Democratic mayor were free or reduced-price admission to places like the ...


'Gigi' cast adds a phantom, a nanny and a newsie - Tue, 30 Sep 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Hudgens will be getting some help onstage in "Gigi" by a longtime phantom, a newsboy and former British nanny.


Box office top 20: 'Equalizer' debuts with $34.1M - Mon, 29 Sep 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for "The Equalizer."


Broadway version of 'The Audience' imports actors - Tue, 30 Sep 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Mirren will be seeing some familiar faces when she brings "The Audience" to Broadway.

Washington D.C.

Ballet dancer switches genres for Broadway debut - Thu, 25 Sep 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most exciting people making her Broadway debut this season is a powerful and skilled dancer, but not used to doing it in heels.


Box office top 20: 'Equalizer' debuts with $34.1M - Mon, 29 Sep 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for "The Equalizer."


Box office top 20: Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $34.1 million - Mon, 29 Sep 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for "The Equalizer."


Correction: Art-Bill Cosby story - Wed, 17 Sep 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about Bill Cosby loaning African-American art to the Smithsonian Institution, The Associated Press, relying on information from the National Museum of African Art, reported erroneously that Cosby and his wife would lend their entire collection to the museum. They will lend 62 works, not the entire collection of more than 300, according to new information ...


National Museum of the American Indian Launches Pivotal Exhibition to Celebrate 10 Years on the National Mall - Fri, 19 Sep 2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will open "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations" Sunday, Sept. 21—the 10th anniversary of the opening of the museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C. "Nation to Nation" is the museum's most ambitious effort yet; it will present the history of ...

Los Angeles