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We have known for some time that public art with sculptures, statues, and murals everywhere, and buildings with their uniquely carved doorways, cornices, and columns are usually what distinguish one city from another.

But Art and Culture Districts with their critical mass of .... read more
A new opera theater for Rice University's music school in Houston will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the university is to announce Wednesday.

The New York-based firm, which was responsible for the recent .... read more
As many of you have heard by now, our very own Katherine Lynn has made a big career change, and while she lives on in our hearts here at FDA, she has moved on to greater glory representing an innovative architectural products company called TAKTL. .... read more
In about two years time, a dreary stretch of Manhattan's Far West Side, from 51st to 52nd Street on 11th Avenue, will be greatly improved by the arrival of a new Irish Arts Center.

At the moment, the site roughly the width of .... read more
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The British electro-pop trio the xx is no stranger to vast concert spaces, having headlined the Governors Ball Music Festival and Radio City Music Hall. But the shows the group is staging .... read more
After a 10-month search, Rice University officials have selected a New York-based architecture firm with Houston ties to design the Shepherd School of Music's new opera house.

The new proscenium-style opera facility will be helmed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Shepherd School dean Robert .... read more
By Olivia Pulsinelli

Rice University said Monday it has selected a design team for the Shepherd School of Music's new opera theater. The predesign phase is expected .... read more

Though the center's larger theater will accommodate more ambitious productions, its management remains committed to maintaining a sense of intimacy. "No matter where you are in the space, you're still going to feel like you're in your living room," Mr. Connolly said.

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The board of directors of the Wally Russell Foundation announces the winner of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, is renowned lighting designer, Jules Fisher. The award will be presented at this .... read more
Legendary lighting designer Jules Fisher, creative consultant for the Broadway Lighting Master Classes, on the 2014 BLMC, held May 30-June 1 in New York City.

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The Hollywood Bowl was honored today at the 25th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, as the Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue.

This distinction marks the tenth consecutive nomination and subsequent award for the iconic venue and .... read more
By Justin Davidson

Knowledge gets crammed into the brain or vaporized in the cloud, but the institutions that feed on it need plenty of actual space. As NYU devours the Village, Columbia infiltrates Manhattanville, Fordham grows new towers, and Cornell annexes Roosevelt Island, .... read more
By Nicola Merrifield
Photo: Gemma Arterton in The Duchess of Malfi (courtesy of Tristram Kenton)

The newly-opened Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is expected to attract an additional 100,000 annual audience members to the Shakespeare's Globe South Bank site, the venue's directors have said.
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By W. Scott Bailey

The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation is seeking to raise $54 million in private funding to help transform Municipal Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

The nonprofit organization, which will own and operate the .... read more
By BWW News Desk
Photo Courtesy of The New School/ Martin Seck

The New School will offer free tours and performances by students from Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and art and .... read more
By Bill Wilson

A public meeting next week will officially start the second phase of planning for Century II's convention and performing arts needs.

The architectural team Populous and GMLV of Wichita will host a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in .... read more
WESTON - The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's $10 million capital campaign has reached another milestone with the conditional approval by the Town of Weston Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Planning Commission of the Company's plan to build a new studio theater on the former Walker .... read more
By Bill Wilson

A consulting team has been selected to study performing arts needs in Wichita.

AMS Planning and Research for the Arts and Entertainment Industries and partner Fisher Dachs Associates have been selected for the study, part of a broader .... read more
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and colleague Douglas Stebbins died on November 4, 2013, surrounded by his family at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, after a long struggle with liver disease.

A creative powerhouse in FDA's .... read more
By Nate Rau

Nashville is the new home to a private music social club where members pay a premium price to see top artists give three performances per year at an intimate venue in town.

The first performance for the new .... read more