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US agency expands its Berlin base

17 hours agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Opus 3 Artists has added Dr Marcus Felsner as joint managing director of its Berlin operation with Katharina Ronnefeld, its leader since 2012. Felsner, 48, is described as ‘a German lawyer and classical music essayist (who) has been the managing partner of a global professional service firm. So, not an agent or talent scout.

How light artist James Turrell and an oval exoplanet inspired 'Arrival's' Oscar-nominated production design

It all started with a James Turrell art exhibit. The artist’s geometric light projections and sensory deprivation installations served as inspiration for director Denis Villeneuve and production designer Patrice Vermette, even before receiving the script for 2016’s “Arrival.”     Villeneuve’s cerebral ...

L.A. Louver show connects Charles Garabedian with contemporary artists like McLaughlin, Voulkos and Celmins

If "Charles Garabedian and His Contemporaries" were a movie, it would have an amazing cast, a killer script and a director who knew how to get the best out of his team. At L.A. Louver, the five-room, 18-artist exhibition pays homage to Garabedian, who died last year at 93 after a 60-year career...

Fearing Another Ghost Ship, Detroit Orders Artists' Complex Vacated Immediately Due To Safety Violations

"One of the seven buildings of the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, which has become known as a haven for artists and a locale for edgy events and movies, was ordered closed this week." Said the city's director of buildings and safety engineering, "During a recent inspection, the smell of natural gas from the multiple […]

Artistic Director - Santa Ana, California

Founded in 1983, The Wooden Floor, is one of the foremost creative youth development nonprofit organizations in the country. We transform the lives of young people in low-income communities through the power of dance and access to higher education.

Taylor Mac's 24-Hour Pop Extravaganza Wins $100K Theater Prize

"The genre-busting, glitter-dusting performance artist... and his musical director, Matt Ray, have been named winners of the 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, for their 24-hour work, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music."

Philadelphia Theatre Company Gets A New Chief (And New Hope)

It's been a tough few years for the flagship of Philly's nonprofit theaters: PTC nearly collapsed in 2014 and its new-ish home was foreclosed on the following year. Fortunately, the new producing artistic director, Paige Price, has already turned around Theatre Aspen, where she was performing as an actor in 2007 when suddenly found herself […]

Alvin Ailey Director Robert Battle Stages a Homecoming with World Premieres

For Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle, this week marks a special return - not just to the Arsht Center, where his company performs annually, but to the city where he grew up. “Its more personal [performing in Miami,] it reminds me where I come from” said...

Another string to his bow, Damian Thantrey announced as Lichfield Festival guest artistic director

Damian Thantrey The Lichfield Festival is a diverse, multi-arts festival which runs in July, in and around Lichfield. The festival has announced that for 2018, baritone Damian Thantrey will be guest artistic director whilst artistic director Sonia Stevenson is on maternity leave. Show More Summary

Gucci’s Fall Collection Calls for a Wild, Diverse, Fantastical Future

It's not like Alessandro Michele really needs any help luring his customer in. But the Gucci Creative Director seems to have developed a new tactic. For the past few RTW seasons, he's collaborated with artists - Jayde Fish for Spring 2017 and GucciGhost aka Trevor Andrew for Fall 2016. Show More Summary

Met Museum Director Makes The Case For The NEA In New York Times Op-Ed

Thomas P. Campbell: "I fear that this current call to abolish the N.E.A. is the beginning of a new assault on artistic activity. Arts and cultural programming challenges, provokes and entertains; it enhances our lives. Eliminating the N.E.A. would in essence eliminate investment by the American government in the curiosity and intelligence of its citizens."

Passage Theatre Trenton NJ Seeks Artistic Director

Innovative, resourceful, & mission driven. Advocates for Trenton community, lives locally. Leads community theatre education, produces/directs new social content plays. Fundraiser & donor cultivator.

Graham, Gunderson in Northlight Theatre's 43rd season

Northlight Theatre announced its 43rd season Tuesday, featuring a slate of five productions by playwrights familiar to the North Shore company's audience. The world premiere of Bruce Graham’s "Sanctions," helmed by artistic director BJ Jones, will open the season. Featuring Mary Beth Fisher, Graham's...

A Cleveland conductor has died

The death has been announced of Carlton Woods, a well-liked conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, his hometown ensemble, and many others. At the time of his death he was artistic director of Blue Water Chamber Orchestra. Before that, he was director of orchestral studies at Central Michigan University and music director of the North Arkansas […]

CINDERELLA Program Announcement

From March 2-12, the inspirational retelling of Cinderella by Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM returns to Houston Ballet. More tomboy than princess, Welch’s title character is a striking woman of substance, determination, and spun...

Tracy Letts Furiously Wrote A Play In The Wake Of The Election (And Steppenwolf Is Bringing It To Broadway)

Steppenwolf artistic director Anna D. Shapiro: "The state of the world was really crushing me, and then Tracy got the script into my mailbox. I called him and said that we are lucky you write plays for us." (And you know that a play by the writer of Killer Joe and August: Osage County is […]

(34) José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre

This week we are happy to welcome José Mateo, Founder & Artistic Director of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre. José holds a BA in Art History from Princeton University where he began his formal training in ballet and modern techniques. ...Show More Summary

Pixar Studios Offers Free Storytelling Lessons Online

In cooperation with the Khan Academy, Pixar and Disney have been offering Pixar in a Box, an on-going series of behind-the-scenes lessons taught by Pixar's professionals (storytellers, animators, directors, artists, etc.). Subjects have included color science, animation, effects, sets &...

A Playwright And Director Who Somehow Fought Through Mutual Dislike To Become Artistic BFFs

How Qui Nguyen started Vampire Cowboys, realized he would never be "mature," wrote the play Vietgone, and found director May Adrales for a partnership made in theatre paradise.

The Limit Does Not Exist: Tech, Art and Rock 'n' Roll

Ep #33 of The Limit Does Not Exist features Professor Butch Rovan, a performer, composer, media artist, and the faculty director of the Brown University Arts Initiative. Once a rock musician in Los Angeles, Butch now creates award-winning work at intersection of technology, code and composition.

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