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NAC will stay open during work, which is scheduled to be done by January 2018

The National Arts Centre has released details of how major renovation work will affect the building and the performances held there starting in December.

The .... read more
It was a packed house this past Saturday as the public got its first look at the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, a state-of-the-art cultural complex that forms the centrepiece of the city's downtown revitalization. The 95,000-square-foot building, designed by Diamond Schmitt .... read more
Thousands of residents streamed through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Sunday afternoon for a glimpse of the new facility.

A five-hour public open house drew all ages to the building, starting a half hour before the doors opened.

"It's really pretty. .... read more
Chandeliers were unpacked on the floor, wet paint signs were dotting the walls and banging and clanking could be heard in every corner.

The real, unbilled stars at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre this weekend may be the workers trying to get the .... read more
The stage is set — three of them — for a milestone celebration.

The finishing touches are taking place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, as the doors to the new downtown venue, which features Partridge Hall, the Cairns Recital Hall, Robertson Theatre and a .... read more
The just-opened Gaillard Center underwent its first public stress test on Sunday as more than 1,800 patrons and donors filled its event spaces, trod on its newly laid carpets, leaned on the refreshment bars, located the toilets and sat for a solid two hours in the .... read more
The school in the port city of Tianjin is expected to open in 2018 and will offer U.S.-accredited master of music degrees

The Juilliard School is teaming up with Chinese partners to open a branch in Tianjin, a busy port city in .... read more
The Juilliard School announced on Monday that it was moving forward with plans to expand in China, saying that it had received "preliminary approval" to build, with several Chinese partners, a school in Tianjin that would offer a master's degree program.

The announcement .... read more
The city's bulky old municipal auditorium, built in 1968 for about $6 million, is gone now. It was a product of its time. It served its purpose.

It enabled Charleston residents to see some pretty good concerts. It provided an imperfect home to local ballet .... read more
When those of us who live in Toronto think of Calgary, we tend to think of big skies, big energy companies, the Stampede and Alberta beef. Less often do we think of Calgary as a centre for music.

A recent visit to the .... read more
The opening of the New York Philharmonic's 174th season on Thursday felt like the start of a new chapter, as the orchestra played for the first time in the newly rechristened David Geffen Hall and announced that it was getting the largest individual donation in .... read more
"The changing over to David," as Johnny Rivera describes it, has kept him busy, and he is appreciative. "I have to thank him personally for giving me more work," Mr. Rivera, who is on a first-name basis with the David in question, said.

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The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts opens today at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The $46-million transformation of a heritage property brings 500 students plus teachers and staff downtown from Brock's main suburban campus. The arts school is designed by Diamond .... read more
The reality of the new Blue Barn Theatre building still is sinking in for artistic director Susan Clement-Toberer.

She's spent many late nights at the recently completed structure on 10th and Pacific Streets. But no matter how long she's been there, she can't .... read more
Until now the Blue Barn Theatre has been like Omaha's many other small stage companies by operating on a shoestring in makeshift spaces. This grassroots passion project was born of a band of New York drama school transplants afire with the idea of starting their .... read more
Last week, the lobby of 150 West 85th Street—Mannes School of Music's home of 31 years—was impassable. Tilted on their sides, protective blue blankets cushioning their keys, 65 grand pianos created an intricate labyrinth of beautifully carved wood. They were waiting to be ushered onto trucks—.... read more
The first phase of New York University's expansion in the Village is underway, according to a memo the university’s vice president for operations sent to the NYU community.

The email message, sent Tuesday, said the university is beginning design and prep work .... read more

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) will move into a new home on 31 January 2016 in downtown Berkley, bringing the two institutions under one roof for the first time since 1999.

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the .... read more

Adjaye Associates has revealed its design for the new Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

The new five-storey building will replace the museum's current home on Manhattan's West 125th Street.

Planned to increase the museum's gallery space by 50 per cent, .... read more
The Studio Museum in Harlem, whose ambitions have long been checked by the limitations of its 1914 building, will construct a new $122 million home designed by the British architect David Adjaye on West 125th Street.

Plans for the new building, which will occupy the .... read more
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
When tourists and residents walk through Homestead's historic downtown, it's hard to miss the large, red and yellow neon sign that reads "Seminole Theatre."

What once was a bustling movie palace in the early 1920s, slowly became a deteriorated structure that eventually closed .... 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