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From its conception in 1961 to the opening of its Music Row home in 1967, its pioneering move to downtown Nashville in 2001 through Tuesday's opening of its new facilities that more than double its size, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has had a continuing .... read more
It's pretty easy to get lost in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum these days: On Tuesday, the institution will more than double its size with a $100 million, 210,000-square-foot expansion that will be unveiled in a ceremony featuring performances by Vince Gill, Lee .... read more
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

The museum on Tuesday will unveil .... read more
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is set to open the final phase of its massive, multi-year expansion project next week, unveiling a new 10,000-square-foot interactive exhibit space.

The space is a fraction of the 210,000 square feet the museum has added .... read more
The official opening of the new exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame will be held on Tuesday, April 15!

The brand new Hall of Fame expansion boasts 10,000 square feet of new state-of-the-art .... read more
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
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
Ambition abounds as Greenhill School announces the launch of the Building Community Campaign, the largest, most wide-reaching campaign in the school's 63-year history.  This five- year, $52.5 million campaign will transform the Greenhill campus with the construction of a new Performing Arts and Assembly Center, .... read more
The new Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg has opened its doors to adoring crowds and local sceptics alike, while celebrated conductor Valery Gergiev basks in its glow.

by Pauline Tillmann

The new Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Mariinsky II, opened .... read more
by Richard Holledge

As parties go, it was quite a do. A soldier with a machine gun on the roof. Yards of black limos ferrying in 2,000 admirers, all coiffed and coutured. A guest list headed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and to make .... read more
"This is a huge historic city, with amazing consistency of wonderful neoclassical architecture; it's composed of these two

extraordinary contrasts - of these whole streets and the exotic churches and cathedrals.

"I would not be guilty of fracturing the wonderful urban .... read more

The New Mariinsky Theatre by Toronto's Diamond Schmitt Architects provides St. Petersburg with Russia's first major performance venue since the time of the czars.

Standing next to the original Markiinsky Theatre, the new .... read more

by Mario Toneguzzi

It's like the icing on the cake.

The 54th floor of The Bow, with its breathtaking Sky Garden, caps off what many have described as a magnificent building - one that was recently listed as one of the .... read more
by Louise Levene

 They were holding the night train to Moscow on Saturday evening while Valery Gergiev made his way across town. The prime mover behind St Petersburg's shiny new opera house, Mariinsky 2, had put his fabled drive and energy to the .... read more
by Zachary Woolfe

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Let no one say Valery Gergiev doesn't know how to give a party.

The artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater here since 1988, Mr. Gergiev opened his $700 million new opera house, Mariinsky II, last week .... read more
by Teresa Levonian Cole

The concentration of plain-clothed policemen as we approached Theatre Square in St Petersburg was an indication that something was afoot. On the roof, an army sniper peered through binoculars, rifle at the ready. Celebrity-spotting crowds thronged the entrance, while .... read more
by Arthur Kaptainis, Gazette Music Critic

MONTREAL - It is not called the Maison operatique, although it might have been, given the former popularity of French among the aristocrats of St. Petersburg, including those who frequented the Mariinsky Theatre, a facility completed with .... read more
by Henry Meyer and Stepan Kravchenko

President Vladimir Putin and performers led by Placido Domingo starred at the opening of a $700 million stage for the Mariinsky Theatre that aims to cement its status as one of the world's top cultural institutions.

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by Elizabeth Piper

Enlisting the drama of Prokofiev and the elegance of Tchaikovsky, St Petersburg's new Mariinsky theatre staged a gala opening on Thursday designed to silence critics of the starkly modernist building erected in the heart of Russia's imperial capital.

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by Zachary Woolfe

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - A few weeks ago, as Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra tested the acoustics of their new $700 million theater here, they played one of the most dramatic selections in the symphonic repertory: the rousing finale of .... read more
The new Mariinsky II Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, opens this week with a flurry of celebration, including an evening of one-act ballets tonight and a gala concert conducted by artistic director Valery Gergiev on Thursday.

It's a moment that was hotly anticipated .... read more
by Sharon McHugh

When it opens this week, the Mariinsky Theatre II, which joins two other arts buildings that make up the famed Russian arts complex in St. Petersburg, will be one the largest opera houses in the world.

It had .... read more
by John Fraser

Watching the Toronto architect Jack Diamond deal with the final details of his remarkable new opera house - the Mariinsky II, as it is dubbed - in the beautiful but historically complicated Russian city of St. Petersburg is to observe .... read more
by Martin Knelman

Jack Diamond soars to poetic heights when he talks about onyx.

Massive wraparound walls of the amber-coloured stone encase the auditorium of the Mariinsky II, the new $700-million opera house in St. Petersburg, Russia, designed by Toronto's Diamond .... read more