Tuesday , 23 December 2014

Guide for the Arts News

Boston

New York premiere of North Korea comedy cancelled after threats - Wed, 17 Dec 2014
By Jim Finkle and Mark Hosenball BOSTON (Reuters) - The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been cancelled and a source said one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking group. The hackers, who said they were also responsible for seizing control of Sony Corp's computer ...


Swiss museum vows new standard in handling of Nazi-looted art - Mon, 24 Nov 2014
A Swiss museum agreed on Monday to accept an art collection hoarded during the Nazi era and left to a German recluse, saying that its approach of broad transparency could set a new standard in the handling of Nazi-looted art.


The highlights from the Nobel Prize festivities - Wed, 10 Dec 2014
STOCKHOLM (AP) — European royals, U.S. celebrities, 6,000 schoolchildren and thousands of honorary guests gathered in Oslo and Stockholm on Wednesday to celebrate the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prizes. The center of attention was the youngest-ever Nobel prize winner, 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai. Also honored was French writer Patrick Modiano and scientists from the U.S., Japan, Norway ...


Utahans Celebrate 50 Years of the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts with Free Public Concert Featuring ... - Wed, 10 Dec 2014
OGDEN, Utah, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts at Weber State University (http://weber.edu/cah), is Northern Utah's largest venue for arts and entertainment. During the past 50 years, the Browning Center has become one of the most highly regarded performing arts venues in the country. On January 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., the venue will ...


14 Incredibly Impressive Students At MIT - Mon, 08 Dec 2014
Courtesy of Garrett Parrish Garrett Parrish furthers the music industry using technology. Less than 8% of applicants are admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which means getting in is an impressive feat by itself. We found 14 students who stand out at this esteemed university. MIT is known for its top notch engineering and computer science programs, and some of these students ...

New York City

Art Collectors, Beware: Even Steve Martin Got Sold an $850,000 Forgery - Tue, 09 Dec 2014
Legal battles, flipping and fakes roil the art world


Cosmic Art of Edward Belbruno Inspires Science and Spaceflight - Mon, 22 Dec 2014
As a scientist, Edward Belbruno has spent a career dreaming up trajectories across the solar system that allow spacecraft to buzz close by planets and change speed without using fuel. Belbruno's cosmic paintings are currently on display at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Gallery 61 in New York City. Many of the works are inspired by, or are inspiration for, Belbruno's professional ...


Destinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba, Queens and more - Mon, 22 Dec 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — See Cuba before it changes. Check out the Expo in Milan. And if you're heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center's observatory (scheduled to open late spring), take the subway to Queens and see if you can figure out why it topped Lonely Planet's "best in the U.S." destinations for 2015.


Ballet on Broadway? 'On the Town' Star Megan Fairchild on Making the Leap - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
The New York City Ballet principal dancer is en pointe this season as beauty queen Ivy Smith


Renee Fleming to make Broadway debut in 'Living on Love' - Mon, 22 Dec 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Opera star Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring, playing — what else? — an opera star.


NYC theater plans live reading of 'The Interview' - Mon, 22 Dec 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Sony may have scrapped the release of the movie "The Interview," but it will be in at least at one theater in New York City — onstage, that is.


With New York shows, Mariah Carey thrives on Christmas - Mon, 22 Dec 2014
The festive wreath above the New York stage bore the insignia "MC" -- at once "Merry Christmas" and the initials of the evening's attraction, Mariah Carey. Carey has put out two full Christmas albums but now has gone one step further with a series of holiday concerts, which she hopes to turn into an annual event. The six-night, sold-out residency, which runs through Monday night, takes place at ...

Washington D.C.

Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin bask at Kennedy Center Honors - Sun, 07 Dec 2014
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hollywood stars, ballet dancers, and soul singers on Sunday celebrated Kennedy Center Honors winners actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin during Washington's high-profile tribute to excellence in the arts. Ballerina Patricia McBride and singer Al Green completed the group of artists who sported the prestigious prize on a night ...


GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader.


Obama says could have helped stop screening of 'The Interview' if asked by Sony bosses - Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Barack Obama has revealed that he could have offered to call theatre bosses threatening not to screen Seth Rogen's 'The Interview', if Sony heads bosses had come to him with their concerns.


Swiss museum vows new standard in handling of Nazi-looted art - Mon, 24 Nov 2014
A Swiss museum agreed on Monday to accept an art collection hoarded during the Nazi era and left to a German recluse, saying that its approach of broad transparency could set a new standard in the handling of Nazi-looted art.


A Spaniard comes home to las Filipinas - Wed, 10 Dec 2014
  By NORMAN SISON PAINTINGS are like stories sometimes. They are not simply works of the creative mind. They also have things to tell. But the details are hidden by the broad strokes. So it is at the newly inaugurated Museo Sanso in San Juan City. If the artwork there could talk, they would tell

Los Angeles