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Barbara Walters never expected a role in the renaming of Avery Fisher Hall. But it turns out that Ms. Walters, the ABC News broadcaster, was a crucial go-between who helped engineer a relationship between two of her friends that led to the unlikely, seemingly overnight .... read more
On Saturday evening, chilly and foggy here, a small group of people stood at the edge of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus and gazed up at the looming facade of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.

Ghostly black-and-white images .... read more
David Geffen, the entertainment magnate who has shaped cultural tastes in music and movies and holds one of the world's leading art collections, is extending his reach into classical music with a $100 million gift that will renovate and rename Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.<.... read more
The New School is creating a "performing arts hub" on 13th Street that will include a glass-encased theater allowing people on the street to peek at shows as they walk by.

The "glass box" theater is part of the first phase of an .... read more
Opera houses are a particular breed of building. Revered in cities around the world, they are given pride of place in the urban setting. When the Mariinsky opera and ballet company decided to build a new theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, adjacent to its legendary 19.... read more
Last fall we profiled the new $203 million Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, a stunningly beautiful facility with a unique acoustical shell as its centerpiece. Although Wenger has made hundreds of acoustical shells, the Tobin Center acoustical shell was the first that .... read more
A team led by Miami's Arquitectonica has won a competition to design a master plan for the revival of the long-shuttered but historic Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami-Dade County administrators said Tuesday.

The recommendation by the office of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, which must .... read more
David McCuaig stands on the crimson carpet of the National Arts Centre's mezzanine level and gestures northwest. Through the concrete-slatted windows, he points to Parliament, to Confederation Square, and to the terrace just outside.

"You'll enter right here," he says, "right into the .... read more
The new Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument will come as a great relief to visitors to our nation's capital. No spot in D.C. is so central, yet so maddeningly in the middle of nowhere, as the wide grassy rise that leads to the .... read more
The city of the Alamo and the River Walk has a dandy new attraction. At least for symphonic music, the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, opened in September, may be the finest such venue since Dallas' 25-year-old Meyerson Symphony Center.

Judging by .... read more
Interdisciplinary studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been selected to design a new performing arts center for the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. The building is slated to include a 400-seat concert hall and theater, a 200-seat flexible performance space, and a "high technology .... read more
After the Jefferson Parish Council voted Wednesday to name the theater at the parish's nearly completed performing arts center in honor of her late husband, state Sen. Ken Hollis' widow said her family was "very grateful" that the efforts of a man who secured millions .... read more
The National Arts Centre in Ottawa is getting a front-entrance makeover to be completed by 2017, when tourists are expected to flock to the city for Canada's 150th anniversary.

Shelly Glover, the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and fellow Conservative MP John .... read more
The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced today that the new music performance center at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue will be named in honor of UW-Madison alumnus George Hamel and his wife, Pamela Hamel.

The name of the Hamel Music Center .... read more
The Potomac waterfront in the southwest quadrant of the nation's capital was once a symbol of urban renewal's high hopes and then of its crushing failure. It is undergoing a significant redevelopment that promises to remake the little-used mile-long stretch along the river's Washington Channel .... read more
Since its adolescence more than four decades ago, the New York Philharmonic's home at Lincoln Center has been known as Avery Fisher Hall. Now, as the orchestra prepares for a major renovation expected to cost more than $500 million, the Fisher family has agreed to relinquish .... read more
Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American nonprofit theatre and the publisher of this magazine, held its annual gala event on Nov. 10 to celebrate the institutions, artists and administrators who represent the field served by TCG. The event, held at 538 Park Ave. on .... read more
The national organization for the American theater, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), celebrated its annual gala on Monday, Nov. 10 at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan. In addition to preview performances of "A Walk on the Moon" directed by Michael Greif, and "Immediate Family" directed by Phylicia Rashad (".... read more
Yesterday, November 10, 2014, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) celebrated its annual gala. This year the organization honored Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The performances included previews of two productions from TCG Member Theatres: A Walk .... read more
There was a packed house Sunday at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University.

The Danbury Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Ariel Rudiakov, performed Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in a free concert in the center's concert hall.

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