Monday , 2 March 2015

Guide for the Arts News

Boston

Bill Cosby cancels Boston shows; women's groups had threatened to rally outside theatre - Sun, 08 Feb 2015
Bill Cosby cancelled his Sunday stand-up comedy performances in Boston and the theatre said tickets will be refunded but didn't offer a reason for the abrupt change. The Wilbur Theater posted an announcement on its website Sunday morning. The theatre apologized for the short notice but didn't give any more information. Several Boston-area women's groups said they planned to gather outside the ...


Quarter-century after $500 million art heist, Boston mystery endures - Fri, 27 Feb 2015
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A 122-year old Venetian-style palazzo tucked into Boston's marshy Fens section stands as one of the city's more popular tourist attractions and the site of one of its longest-unsolved crimes. It has been almost 25 years since 13 artworks worth some $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the largest art heist in U.S. history ...


Grammys 2015: Beyonce, Beck Albums Take Trophies in Non-Televised Ceremony (Updating Live) - Sun, 08 Feb 2015
THR will be updating the winners list as the awards are handed out.



New York City

Stolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in NY - Tue, 24 Feb 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Decades after being stolen in Italy, an ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting were returned to the country's government Tuesday after turning up in New York.


NY Fashion Week: Football on a frigid day at Hilfiger - Mon, 16 Feb 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from its runway fashions to celebrity-packed events. Here's what some AP writers are seeing:


New York Met denounces 'catastrophic' Iraq destruction - Thu, 26 Feb 2015
New York's famed Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday strongly condemned the "catastrophic" destruction of ancient artefacts by extremists in Iraq's second city of Mosul. Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group knocked statues off their plinths and smashed them to pieces with sledgehammers at a museum in Mosul, all shown on a video released by fighters. "We strongly condemn this act of ...


Justin Peck Makes New Dance on NYCB in 'Ballet 422' - Thu, 12 Feb 2015
The renowned dancer/choreographer pulls back the curtain on his process.


Met Opera to step up live broadcasts in season of classics - Thu, 19 Feb 2015
New York's Metropolitan Opera aims to reach a wider audience as it steps up live broadcasts to cinemas around the world during an upcoming season that features six new productions. Next year will mark one decade since the Met launched live broadcasts into cinemas, an idea that initially struck some purists as offbeat but which the opera house says now pulls in a global audience of 250,000 per ...


Anti-Putin protesters rally in New York after Nemtsov's murder - Sun, 01 Mar 2015
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters rallied in New York City on Sunday near the Russian permanent mission to the United Nations to denounce the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, despite fear of reprisals to themselves or family members back in Russia. Many carried signs that read "Putin Plague of 21st Century" and "Stop Dictator Putin - Stop Murderers," referring to ...


Anti-Putin protesters rally in New York after Nemtsov's murder - Sun, 01 Mar 2015
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters rallied in New York City on Sunday near the Russian permanent mission to the United Nations to denounce the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, despite fear of reprisals to themselves or family members back in Russia. Many carried signs that read "Putin Plague of 21st Century" and "Stop Dictator Putin - Stop Murderers," referring to ...

Washington D.C.

Huckabee compares being gay to using alcohol, profanity - Sun, 01 Feb 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said being gay is akin to choosing to drink alcohol or use profanity — lifestyle choices he says are appealing to others but not to him.


Guthrie Theater names Joseph Haj as new artistic director - Tue, 17 Feb 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater announced Tuesday that Joseph Haj has been named artistic director of the Minneapolis organization, one of the key regional theaters in the nation.


Ford's Theatre museum closed for 2nd day after water leak - Thu, 19 Feb 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The museum at the Ford's Theatre National Historic Site in Washington is closed for a second day Thursday after a water leak flooded the museum floor.


National Gallery acquires 6,000 artworks from Corcoran in DC - Thu, 05 Feb 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of prized artworks from one of the nation's oldest, now shuttered art museums have been selected for an unprecedented acquisition by the National Gallery of Art, representing a "transformative" infusion of art on the National Mall.


Selfie sticks deemed public nuisance at museums and theme parks - Tue, 10 Feb 2015
More and more museums are introducing bans on selfie sticks, with the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum the latest institute to tell visitors they’ll have to check their sticks at the door. Citing concerns over safety and the conservation of valuable art pieces, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC has implemented a ban on the use of the extendable telescopic poles that ...

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