Monday , 20 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 ...


5 free things to see and do in Tulsa, Oklahoma - Thu, 09 Oct 2014
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A century ago, oil money boomed this frontier town into a modern city full of tall buildings. Today, Tulsa bubbles with a bit of a hipster vibe in areas like the Brady Arts District, where you might overhear local entrepreneurs trading social media tips over artisanal cocktails in neighborhood bars. And while Tulsa's renowned Philbrook Museum of Art is modeled on an Italian ...


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.



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.


Bonhams to auction Lauren Bacall's art collection - Fri, 10 Oct 2014
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An art collection amassed by the late movie star Lauren Bacall, including eight sculptures by Henry Moore, will go under the hammer next year in New York, Bonhams auction house said on Friday. Bacall, the husky voiced actress who was married to and appeared with Humphrey Bogart in films such as "The Big Sleep" and "Key Largo," died in August in New York at the age of 89. The ...


Cubist art exhibit, valued at more than $1 billion, to open in NY - Tue, 14 Oct 2014
By Andrea Burzynski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cosmetics heir and art collector Leonard A. Lauder said on Tuesday the collection of 81 Cubist masterpieces he has donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art will update the museum's collection and cement its reputation as "the greatest museum in the world." The works of art, valued at more than $1 billion and considered one of the foremost collections of ...


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:


New York protests target contentious opera, The Death of Klinghoffer - Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. It's based on the 1985 murder of a disabled Jewish passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, on the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship hijacked by four members of the Palestinian Liberation Front.


Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch - Mon, 20 Oct 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.


New York protests target contentious opera, The Death of Klinghoffer - Mon, 20 Oct 2014
Some big-name politicians are joining Jewish protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. It's based on the 1985 murder of a disabled Jewish passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, on the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship hijacked by four members of the Palestinian Liberation Front.

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."


World Premiere of 'NPR Presents Water' - Fri, 17 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NPR and WWNO announce the world premiere of NPR Presents Water Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. CDT at the Saenger Theatre. Water combines national and local news coverage, music, poetry, storytelling and visual projections to explore how too much or too little water shapes lives and affects communities around the country and the world ...


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.


Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC - Sun, 19 Oct 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize.

Los Angeles