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
Photographed by Jeff McCrum
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
Update 11:37 a.m.
— It's time to cut the ribbon. The color of the ribbon is Tobin plum, not purple, Fresher says.
The ceremony concludes.
About 100 tickets remain for tonight's inaugural "Celebration of the Arts" concert, starting at 7:30 p.m.<.... read more
The $203 million Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will officially open on Thursday and the transformed Municipal Auditorium will celebrate its christening with a combined performance by the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio and Ballet San Antonio.
It's been nearly 10 years since .... read more
To the stirring strains of Handel's 'Music for the Royal Fireworks,' the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated today, on the site of the old Municipal Auditorium on the north edge of downtown, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.
"It is my .... read more
After years of planning, designing and building, the the new Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury will hold its official ribbon-cutting ceremony at
The event will be in the West Lobby of the new 130,000-square-foot building on .... read more
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For years, the Theatre Department at WCSU has been doing terrific work
under far-from-ideal conditions. Initial planning for a new building
began in 2003. With the opening of the Visual and Performing Arts
Center, the teachers, performers, directors, designers and technicians
finally have a facility equal .... read more
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts' main concert hall will have the ability to rank with the best acoustics venues in the country, experts with the consulting firm that helped guide the design of the center said Thursday.
Audiences "will be blown .... read more
Surely, it was no coincidence that on Tuesday afternoon, just in time for the opening night concert of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Avery Fisher Hall that evening, Lincoln Center announced that the French conductor Louis Langrée's contract as the festival's music director had .... read more
SAN ANTONIO — Several big-name performers like Paul McCartney and Jason Mraz will soon take the stage at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts but before they do, Eyewitness News got a tour inside the building.
Construction began in 2009 for the new building to .... read more
The percussion of a brass band over a background din of ongoing demolition set the stage for a casting change Tuesday at the Utah Performing Arts Center — even before the Salt Lake City theater has been built.
It now will be called the .... read more
In East Baltimore, the storied Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine campus, emblematized by its castlelike Queen Anne–style brick Billings Administration Building, stands in striking contrast with its environs. Around it is one of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, where crime and poverty rates .... read more
SAN ANTONIO — Seats await spectators. Lighting illuminates the stage, which now just needs actors. The maple wood orchestra shell is player-ready.
The $203 million Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is coming along "on schedule and on budget," according to J. Bruce Bugg Jr., .... read more
The Drama League officially dedicated its new home, The Drama League Theater Center. The new, state-of-the-art facility is located on the lobby level of the landmark 32 Avenue of the Americas, in the heart of TriBeCa's arts district on May 23rd. Featuring over 100 annual public performances, .... read more
While we're waiting for the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts to open, at long last, this September, I'd like to offer a few preliminary musings about the project. (A full review of the architecture and acoustics will follow the center's opening.)
To .... read more
Two hours into the drive from Buffalo to Albany on the New York State Thruway, you pass Syracuse, a city with dark associations for classical music lovers.
Founded in 1961 and inflated by foundation grants and some flush years, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra filed .... read more
During the Building Community Campaign Groundbreaking Ceremony, Greenhill School announced that their new Performing Arts Center would be named The Marshall Family Performing Arts Center in honor of the generous $10 million gift from the Marshall Family.
During the ceremony, the entire Greenhill community — .... read more
Largest Private Collection of Mielziner Renderings Available Publicly for the First Time
Includes More Than 150 Works by Legendary Theatrical Designer
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has acquired Jules Fisher's personal collection of scenic renderings by .... read more
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
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 PulsinelliRice 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