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Excitement about The Smith Center opening next year is building nearly as quickly as construction on the downtown facility itself.

With tickets for the first performances -- a shortened Broadway series season -- going on sale Tuesday, area residents will soon have a .... read more
Is it time to demolish the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and build something better in its place? If so, how could such a costly project be financed? And would the City of Toronto continue to own the centre?

Those are the .... read more
There are two compelling reasons to visit Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater: the theatrical productions and the wonderful new work of iconic modern architecture that preserves and envelops the older modern architecture.

In designing the Mead Center, Vancouver-based Bing .... read more
"In my next life," says Richard Olcott, FAIA, a partner at Ennead Architects, "I want to come back as the acoustician. The acoustician always gets his way."
Projected on the wall in front of Olcott in his Lower Manhattan office are diagrams that appear .... read more
The concept is designed as a 135,000-square-foot repository for the city's cultural aspirations: It'll be a performance hall, a recording studio, a radio station, a classroom space, and a museum.

Allied Works Architecture has revealed final plans for an ambitious $135 million National Music .... read more
Kevin Garland still remembers the pessimistic prediction of a well-wisher when she took over as executive director of the National Ballet of Canada a decade ago.

"I was told: You will never raise more than about $3.2 million a year in operating funding. And .... read more
Two years after holding an international architectural competition that saw world-renowned designers face off in a public presentation, the National Music Centre revealed the extraordinary final design by Allied Works Architecture, the winner of the competition.

"We have worked tirelessly over the last .... read more
A 78,000-square-foot building will fill a long-standing void at Reed College: a comprehensive facility to house the school's performing arts programs.

"All of these departments were in different buildings across campus," said Hugh Porter, Reed's vice president of college relations.

Porter .... read more
As a trend-setting designer and architect, David Rockwell has done it all -  from Broadway shows and a restaurant partly owned by Robert De Niro to children's hospitals and a hip hotel near Times Square.

On Friday, his latest creation will open: .... read more
For one of Lincoln Center's most popular and populist entities, the Film Society has had relatively low visibility at the cultural complex. That's about to change with the June 17 opening of the Elinor Bunin Film Center on West 65th Street, which adds three screens and .... read more
Between its expert curatorial staff and its institutional clout, the Film Society of Lincoln Center has been at the epicenter of the city's film culture since 1969. Yet, its programs have long been limited by physical resources: a single, much-cherished screen in the Walter Reade Theater.<.... read more
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is planning its first major upgrade since its opening 20 years ago in order to continue to attract Broadway shows and big-name entertainers.

The center wants to renovate its theaters as well as build an arts education .... read more
The stately Municipal Auditorium building is about two weeks away from the first baby steps of construction work to turn it into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

The city will move out of the historic building May 23, and a nonprofit foundation .... read more
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts moved closer to completion when the bell tower on the building was capped.

The Center is set to open in March of 2012. In April the bell tower was finished. The bell tower is one of the .... read more
"Other than Hoover Dam, I don't know of any project that has touched the community as broadly and deeply as this one will," Smith Center Chairman Don Snyder said.

Don Snyder is more than a pillar of the community in Las Vegas. Interviewing .... read more
Diavolo translates to "day" and "I fly," so the spanking new South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center hopes this Los Angeles-based performance troupe will help the center take off. With their outrageously surrealistic and large-scale interdisciplinary performances -- think larger than life-size everyday items such as .... read more
   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