Bayreuth pays homage to Wagner on 200th birthday - Wed, 22 May 2013
Bayreuth paid tribute to composer Richard Wagner on what would have been his 200th birthday here Wednesday with a rare concert in the town's legendary Festpielhaus theatre.
Smart Destinations Customers Can Now Enjoy “Art in Bloom” Special Event Series at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Fri, 26 Apr 2013
Go Boston Card and Go Select Boston Pass Visitors Have Access to Museum EventsBoston, MA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Smart Destinations is pleased to announce that Go Boston Card and Go Select Boston Pass holders now get free admission to the “Art in Bloom” series at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The annual event is being held this weekend, from April 27 – 29, 2013. The “Art in Bloom” series ...
Boston Symphony Orchestra names new music director - Thu, 16 May 2013
BOSTON (AP) — Andris (AHN'-driss) Nelsons has been named music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
WATCH: The Bruins' incredible, last-minute comeback to win Game 7 - Tue, 14 May 2013
New York City
NY art dealer tied to alleged forgeries charged with tax fraud - Tue, 21 May 2013
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a New York art dealer with tax fraud in connection with the sale of paintings she claimed to be the works of celebrated abstract expressionists, but some of which the government said were fakes. Glafira Rosales, 56, faces three counts of filing false tax returns and five counts of concealing a Spanish bank account ...
Spanish art gets privileged space in New York museum - Fri, 24 May 2013
New York, May 25 (IANS/EFE) New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has reopened its European paintings galleries after a two-year renovation, giving a privileged space to Spanish masters Velazquez, El Greco and Goya.
Edward Hopper painting of NY island sells for $19M - Thu, 23 May 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — An Edward Hopper painting of New York City's Roosevelt Island has sold for just over $19 million at auction.
Review: Ballet meets hoofing in fun 'On Your Toes' - Thu, 09 May 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — There's been plenty of chatter on Broadway these days about how the revival of the musical "Pippin" has brilliantly combined circus elements. At New York City Center, it's nice to be reminded that such mashups aren't all that new.
Coen, Guirgis on tap at Atlantic Theater Company - Thu, 23 May 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The world premiere of Ethan Coen's first full-length stage play, a revival of "The Threepenny Opera" and a new play by Stephen Adly Guirgis will highlight the Atlantic Theater Company's upcoming season.
New Victory Theater offers Bob Marley, Shakespeare - Thu, 23 May 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A new musical featuring the songs of Bob Marley, the world premiere of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" by the innovative Fiasco Theater company and an Australian take on "Peter Pan" are among next season's offerings at The New Victory Theater.
Lease to Broadway's biggest theatre sold to British company Ambassador Theatre Group - Mon, 20 May 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Britain's biggest theatre group has reached across the Atlantic Ocean and bought the lease to Broadway's largest theatre from Live Nation Entertainment for about $60 million.
NEW PRESIDENT OF MYANMAR BRINGS HOPE OF REFORM - Thu, 23 May 2013
WASHINGTON -- Ten years ago, I was visiting the "old Burma" of unsmiling military rulers and cowed people when I experienced something that typified the mood of the country.I was staying at the historic Strand Hotel in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), a legacy of British colonial days, which didn't look like much from outside but was utterly beautiful inside. (Costing $450 a night at that time, it ...
WASHINGTON CIRCUS STEALS SPOTLIGHT FROM WHERE IT BELONGS - Fri, 17 May 2013
Can President Barack Obama put out the brush fires that are sucking the air out of his second-term agenda? Can he stop the spread of mini-scandals that are consuming Washington?No, he cannot. The president could (unconstitutionally) shutter every Internal Revenue Service office and fire every staffer, from top-ranking executives to lowly administrative aides, and it would hardly matter ...
U.S. justices play Shakespeare tragedy for laughs - Tue, 14 May 2013
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday evening sought laughs rather than legal clarity as they weighed a tragic case concerning a despotic Roman general and his overbearing mother. The three justices were taking part in a mock trial at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre based on William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," a bleak tragedy set in ancient Rome that is ...
Kerry Washington: Fashion is art - Sun, 12 May 2013
Kerry Washington enjoys the "art" of fashion.
Smithsonian to showcase visual history of yoga - Wed, 15 May 2013
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex here, is launching a major crowdfunding campaign May 29 to support what it calls the world's first exhibition on the visual history of