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   After three years of setbacks and $5.2 million in construction delays, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Center should open Saturday with a line of new hires in place to kick off its inaugural season.

   "The building is absolutely fabulous," said Michael .... read more
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, once a storied ensemble that gave blazing performances with the international maestro Charles Dutoit, lost some luster when he left amid acrimony with the players. A bitter five-month strike several years later, in 2005, took a further toll.

But now, .... read more
Standing six-foot-four, Mark Elliott is the biggest member of the Performing Arts Centre users group. That's why he was appointed "official seat tester."

On a two-day tour of arts centres across the province earlier this month, Elliott had to fold his lanky frame .... read more
Sibby Harrison and Joan McCartney are, at age 82, among the older and wiser habitues of the landmark Picture House in Pelham. So it was with a special knowingness that they lamented the state in which they had, on their most recent visits, found the theater: .... read more
The construction on the south side of West 65th Street is almost finished, the first movie has been booked and a programming consultant with long experience in independent films has been hired. After nearly four years and an investment of $41 million, the Film Society of .... read more
Interdisciplinary arts programs are nothing new on college campuses, but they've gained new prominence in an age of digital communication and social networks, which effortlessly spread the message that anything is sharable - at any time. So forget striving to be the kind of novelist .... read more
Western Connecticut State University President James Schmotter was thrilled this week to hear that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had signed off on bonding for a new visual and performing arts center at WestConn.

While the university prepares to operate at a 12 percent cut .... read more
It's kind of an odd duck on the mostly traditional College Hill campus of Brown University.

It even looks like a duck, a cubist duck maybe, square and blocky but with tail feathers tilting upward.

It's Brown's new Granoff Center for .... read more
Six months after its initial groundbreaking, The Picture House in Pelham officially "opened" Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Passing cars honked in approval as theater staff and government officials paid tribute to the 90-year-old landmark that, since 1921, has screened silent films, then talkies, .... read more
New York City Center, dedicated by Mayor LaGuardia in 1943 as Manhattan's first performing arts center, today begins the final phase of its historic renovation and restoration. Designed by Ennead Architects LLP, (formerly known as Polshek Partnership Architects), the renovation will preserve and restore the landmark 1923 .... read more
Consider this (apologies to the aluminum foil folks) a Reynolds rap.

"There's not a fight we haven't had, so having had them, we don't have to have them again," said architect David Schwarz, ribbing his professional cohorts, theatrical designer Joshua Dachs and acoustics .... read more
Architect Hugh Hardy restored the gold-leaf glory of Radio City Music Hall in 1999, returned Bryant Park from dereliction to Parisian-style elegance and spurred the revival of 42nd Street by reincarnating the New Victory Theater and the New Amsterdam. Now, at 78, he is working on three .... read more
After 19 years of planning and development - and $51 million from county tourism and other taxes -  the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay is gearing up to open its doors in April.

"I hope the community gets a sense of .... read more
Circle the date on the calendar, if you're a 20th-century holdover. Otherwise, input it into your BlackBerry.
 
Either way...

"We've got an opening date," said Myron Martin, president of the Smith Center for the Performing arts. "It's March 10."

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The city of St. Catharines and Brock University have retained Toronto's Diamond + Schmitt Architects to design a $94 million performing arts complex in the city's downtown core.

The project involves construction of the new St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre as well as the adaptive .... read more
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Seasonal Expansion
58th Annual P/A Awards: Cultural Projects Winner
by Vernon Mays

Site: The paved exterior space of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings &.... read more
Brown University is celebrating the opening of a new $40 million arts building. It will be a venue for performances and art exhibits, as well as classroom space for subjects as varied as robotics and music.

The Ivy League school will open the Granoff .... read more
The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts -  the newest building on campus - opens to the public today.

The building, located on the Walk between Angell and Olive streets just west of the Brown Bookstore, will provide a .... read more
Brown University will officially open the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Feb. 10, 2011. The interdisciplinary arts center will foster innovation, research, collaboration, creativity, and education among the arts, humanities, and sciences and will be a focal point of the University's College Hill .... read more
For years, it was the home of the East Side Service Center, a place where motorists could buy gas, pick up a newspaper and grab a cup of coffee to go. Now, thanks to a group of artistic and academic visionaries at Brown University, it's .... read more