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Anyone else might be able to enter the rebuilt synagogue of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun at 125 East 85th Street later this summer, take a quick look around and think: "It's just like it used to be, only spruced up a bit."

Members of the .... read more
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation broke ground on the final stage of its New York home Tuesday. The ceremony marked the beginning of work on a 4,000-foot space on the ground floor at 247 W. 54th St. that, when completed, will house screening, performance, and education .... read more
Hard hats, shovels and sand marked the groundbreaking ceremony at the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's Actors Center on Tuesday on 54th Street in the heart of New York City's theater district.

Situated directly across the street from the Roundabout Theater Company/Studio 54, the 4,000.... read more
The AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced a new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015. For the last 19 years, the annual Top Teen Green Projects program is considered to be the profession's most rigorous awards program for highlighting sustainable design excellence.<.... read more
LMN and Marmon Mok transform San Antonio's Municipal Auditorium into a world-class performance space.

Strangely out of place, yet harmoniously so, the recently completed Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio is the best work of architecture in the .... read more
A nonprofit theater company on Friday purchased one of the last independently owned Broadway houses, promising to bring more plays by living American playwrights to an industry dominated by musicals, movie adaptations and British imports.

Second Stage, an Off Broadway company since its .... read more
The downtown performing arts centre has a name.

The $60-million facility, set to open this fall, is officially named the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon with city officials, members of the arts community and representatives from FirstOntario Credit .... read more
The St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre has attracted a $3 million sponsor for naming rights.

The centre will announce the donor and unveil the official name Wednesday near the St. Paul St. site.

"It's going to be great news tomorrow," said Peter .... read more
The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive recently announced the details to the first exhibition and other exciting plans for their new location at Oxford and Center Streets, across the UC Berkeley campus.  Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and EHDD as executive achitect, the .... read more
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
A plan to build a 300-seat theater at a revamped Coconut Grove Playhouse was bolstered by fans of GableStage, the company that would run it. But an alternative plan to build a larger theater is still on the table.

A long .... 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.

".... read more
Designed by Wilson Butler Architects (WBA), the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion in Boston's South End was the scene of a 10th anniversary celebration hosted by the Huntington Theatre Company on September 29th. The evening captured the energy of the Pavilion and its multiple performance venues that .... read more
It's been at least a generation since the Irish were a significant force in Hell's Kitchen, but they're making a comeback. For years the Irish Arts Center has operated out of a tenement on West 51st Street, but the group is upgrading its digs and .... read more
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Music is moving ahead with plans to construct the first phase of a new performance center at the corner of Lake Street and University Avenue.

Architects will appear before the City of Madison's Urban Design Commission Oct. 1 .... read more
With the press of a button, the H-E-B Performance Hall in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts can be transformed from a concert venue with traditional raked seating to a flat-floored dance hall. A mechanized "flexible floor" system elevates the seats on platforms, flips .... read more
You want natural light?

Wyoming Seminary's new arts center is flooded with it, from the floor-to-ceiling glass wall in the front lobby to the large windows in every group practice room choir, instrument, dance, it's all the same: During the day the fluorescent .... read more
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A three hour timelapse of the fixtures being aimed, shot from the deck with a 14mm lens.

Audio credit: Uncommon Ritual by Edgar Meyer, .... read more
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened to the public Thursday. People pushed vacuums, roaring over the new carpets as I entered the H-E-B Performance Hall. I spoke to San Antonio Symphony General Manager David Gross.

"All right, it's come down to .... read more
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened it's doors Thursday in downtown San Antonio.

The downtown landmark has a combined performance tonight with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio and Ballet San Antonio.

The inaugural 2014 season will include 33 productions, .... read more
A major celebration was held downtown Thursday as city and county officials and hundreds of guests celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

"It's a time of celebration," said former San Antonio mayor Phil Hardberger. "It was .... read more
Architecturally striking on the outside and with world-class acoustics on the inside, The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opens Thursday, September 4 in the heart of downtown with a dedication ceremony in the morning and a combined performance by the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San .... read more