It's reasonable to imagine that, at press time, the fine folks over at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are busting out the Champagne. The occasion? The museum has just received the single largest donation in its 44-year history.
The Country .... read more
When Sarah McLachlan hits the unblemished stage of Burlington's Performing Arts Centre on its opening night tonight, she'll be met by a capacity crowd. In attendance at the brand-new $41-million facility will be fans, perhaps some dignitaries and boosters of the local arts scene.
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History and modern design will come together in a new $629 million, glass-walled concert hall to be built as a futuristic second home for St. Petersburg's 19th century Mariinsky theatre.
The Mariinsky Second Stage expected to open next year across the canal from the .... read more
For one of the oldest major performing arts venues in New York - one that's hosted many of the world's premier artists for nearly 70 years - City Center seems to have had something of a self-esteem problem.
It seated more than 2,700 people .... read more
Built in 1861, the Park Avenue Armory Park functioned as both a military facility and a social club for the prestigious Seventh Regiment of the National Guard of President Lincoln's volunteer militia. Now, the 210,000 sqf five story building (which occupies an entire city block) serves .... read more
Maybe you missed certain flicks of the fan in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's popular "Revelations" because of City Center's poor sight lines.
Maybe you were jammed in the center's outer lobby trying to enter an Encores! performance of a classic musical like ".... read more
Just one year shy of the 50th anniversary of its New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) can celebrate another milestone at this year's cinema fest, which takes place from September 30 through October 16. In addition to presenting films by such directors .... read more
The Park Avenue Armory on Wednesday shared its plans to further restore and transform its historic building into a multi-use arts space.
The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron is leading a $200 million renovation project that will include the 55,000-square-foot drill hall and .... read more
Their work has been transformative and widely celebrated, as when they turned a former power station into the acclaimed Tate Modern in London in 2000.
So why would the prizewinning Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron take on the Park Avenue Armory, .... read more
The occasion may have been the formal inauguration of a major government arts facility.
But with dancers shaking, drums pounding, and a gospel children's choir shouting into the sun-filled air, the atmosphere at the long-awaited opening of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center .... read more
"Take your hands," says the architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, "as if you were clapping after a performance. Then pull them apart ever so slightly and look at them."
Now look at Arquitectonica's new South Miami- Dade Cultural Arts Center, and you will see the .... read more
When a major new orchestra hall is opened, welcoming speeches from public officials and board members are almost inevitable. So it was here on Wednesday night for the inaugural program of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at its handsome new home: more than 30 minutes of speeches, .... read more
Every work week at Diamond and Schmitt Architects ends with an internal presentation of a project, which is then opened to general discussion by the team.
"They wanted the hall to be completely transparent," Jack Diamond said of the younger associates in the .... read more
The backstage area is still mostly raw concrete, and sheets of bright green insulation are visible on the exterior. But the essential part of Montreal's new symphony building - the hall itself - is ready for its public debut this week.
Like many .... read more
The new concert hall has not yet opened its doors to the paying public, but the first reviews are in, and they are raves.
"One of the greatest halls I've ever played in," said MSO concertmaster Richard Roberts after a full day of .... read more
New estimates indicate that flooding at the Weston Playhouse will cause between $100,000 and $200,000 in damages.
Fears about Hurricane Irene may have shuttered Broadway this weekend, but the worst havoc to a theater occurred roughly 230 miles to the north in flood-ravaged Vermont. The Weston .... read more
Unlike many West Coast denizens, architect James Brown isn't sneering at yesterday's 5.8 temblor. "That was a real West Coast earthquake," he says.
Brown works at the Vancouver firm Bing Thom Architects, and supervised the construction of Arena Stage's new Mead Center for American .... read more
From the time he won the competition to design the new concert hall for the OSM, architect Jack Diamond knew exactly what the building needed to be. A good concert hall for an esteemed company that has long endured performing in a place with less .... read more
A new Jacobean-style theatre, built next to Shakespeare's restored Globe alongside the River Thames, will be lit by candle and lantern and feature something the Bard would have loved -- a roof.
The replica of an indoor theatre based on 17th century designs .... read more