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A Short Animated Interview With Director Mike Mills About the Role California Has Played in His Work

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

The California Sunday Magazine and Google Play commissioned New York artist Pablo Delcán to animate an interview with Thumbsucker director Mike Mills about the role California has played in his work, beginning with the skate parks of Santa Barbara. Skating introduced me to everything. Santa Barbara had a couple of pretty good skate parks, and […]

Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79

Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer and choreographer.

New Plays by Churchill, Shawn Will Be Part of National Theater Season

3 days agoArts : ArtsBeat

The shows will be part of Rufus Norris's first season as the theater's artistic director.

Watch This: On second thought, maybe this is Tom Cruise’s best performance

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: Chase Michael Mann’s Blackhat with some earlier highlights of the director’s career. Collateral (2004) Artistic careers rarely have clearly delineated chapters, but Michael Mann’s discovery of HD video was an unambiguous turning point in his. Show More Summary

Abrams Artists Agency Adds 2 Agents To Start Lit Department In Los Angeles

Abrams Artists Agency is establishing a lit representation business in Los Angeles with the hire of ?Paul Weitzman and Brad Rosenfeld of Preferred Artists Agency. The two are bringing a roster of writers, directors and producers that...Show More Summary

Adam Green's Digging Up the Marrow on tour next month; on Blu-ray in March

We've been keeping up with director Adam Green and artist Alex Pardee's DIGGING UP THE MARROW for a while now, most recently bringing you a first look at the film via some stills and a new poster, and now we've learned that...Show More Summary

Original Concept Artwork for the Infamous ‘Star Wars’ Bounty Hunter Boba Fett

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Joe Johnston is a talented film director and former effects artist known for his work on special effects-filled movies like The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, Captain America: The First Avenger, and many others. Star Wars fan site The Dented Helmet recently posted some original concept art that Johnston created, alongside Ralph McQuarrie, for George […]

Halberstam will direct 'A Doll's House' for Definition Theatre

Writers Theatre artistic director Michael Halberstam will direct Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” for the young Definition Theatre Company, a spokeswoman for the production said on Tuesday.

25th annual Tibet House US benefit lineup includes Flaming Lips, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass & more

photo: Flaming Lips at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James RIchards IV) The annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert is now in its 25th year, and happens at its usual location of Carnegie Hall on March 5. Artistic director...

Theatre - Lee Lewis interview - Masquerade

Griffin Theatre Company's artistic director tells Time Out the wonderful real life story behind the story-book-inspired show

Common Explains The True Inspiration Behind His Song 'Glory' From 'Selma' (VIDEO)

In the movie "Selma," which chronicles the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery protest marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., actor and hip hop artist Common plays the part of James Bevel, a prominent civil rights leader. "Selma" directorShow More Summary

Washington Ballet’s “Sleepy Hollow” trailer: Love on the run, with horses

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Heads will roll!” is the rallying cry at the Washington Ballet this week, where Artistic Director Septime Webre has begun rehearsals for his new ballet, “Sleepy Hollow,” which  premieres Feb. 18. But the Headless Horseman, galloping forth on a nightly quest for his noggin, isn’t the only spook in the full-length production inspired by Washington […]

WINTER PROGRAM PREVIEW: Unique Voices

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Artistic Director Ashley Wheater discusses what makes the Unique Voices program unique “Each of the choreographers in the Unique Voices program is based in the classical language. Each of them has explored how that classical language has allowed them to find real freedom in their ideas”. Show More Summary

What Made The Book of Mormon the Musical of the Year?

“The Book of Mormon” is the Tony Award-winning musical developed by the creators of the animated comedy “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with artist Robert Lopez and director Casey Nicholaw. It’s an irreverent story about...Show More Summary

Get a job: Nix Hydra needs an Art Director

The LA-based game startup responsible for Egg Baby is looking to bring an experienced artist on board to oversee all aspects of art design and production in the studio....

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival: Stretching notions of puppetry

Puppets have been around for centuries. But Blair Thomas, the artistic director of the brand-new Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, points out the term "puppeteer" only came into existence about 100 years ago, when Ellen Van Volkenburg of Chicago's groundbreaking Little Theater...

Social Media Superstar Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge Has Major News

British makeup artist (with over a million Youtube viewers) Lisa Eldridge has just been named creative makeup director at Lancôme. Eldridge actually started her career at Lancôme—she worked as a beauty adviser at the brand's Harrods counter. Show More Summary

Pat and Doug Perry endow Artistic Director position of Virginia Arts Festival

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Virginia Arts Festival announced that the Perry family has generously endowed the Perry Artistic Director, the first named position in the organization. The position is held by Robert W. Cross, who envisioned and created the Festival in 1997. Show More Summary

20 T.S. Eliot Quotes for Better Living and Creative Inspiration

Today marks the passing of modernist poet T.S. Eliot — cat lover, former French teacher, past Faber & Faber director, and literary critic. Nearly 50 years later, the Nobel Prize-winning master scribe is still a beacon for artists of all ilk seeking life-affirming advice and the occasional oblique message to ponder. Show More Summary

Salicrup, Taller Boricua co-founder, dead at 68

The respected artist, teacher, founding member and executive director of Taller Boricua, died Jan. 1. He was 68

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