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New York City's cultural scene has just increased tenfold with the opening of the highly anticipated non-profit arts center, The Shed. Coming on the heels of the opening of Heatherwick's Vessel, The Shed is the second iconic opening in Hudson Yards, the largest private real .... read more
Architecture critics have been almost unanimous in their hatred of New York 's new Hudson Yards development, a generic pop-up landscape of soulless glass towers and high-end retail built over the wasteland of midtown Manhattan's west-side rail yard. Longtime New Yorkers, and transplants with taste, .... read more
The city's aging Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center is holding the city back.

That's what studies conducted over the last few years have concluded, and city leaders are currently considering whether to take on the expensive project of building a replacement.<.... read more
Canadian studio Revery Architecture has completed an opera house in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District, which is covered in curved aluminium slats arranged in wavy patterns.

Revery Architecture designed the Xiqu Centre in collaboration with local firm Ronald Lu & Partners. It .... read more
As the Museum of Modern Art begins the final stage of its $400 million overhaul, it will close for four months this summer and autumn to reconfigure its galleries, rehang the entire collection and rethink the way that the story of modern and contemporary art is .... read more
The opening production at the first major venue to be ready at Hong Kong's new arts hub -- the much delayed, publicly funded and over-budget West Kowloon Cultural District -- needed to impress. That the venue concerned is the Xiqu Centre presented its own particular .... read more
The Xiqu Centre has opened in the West Kowloon District of Hong Kong.

While it will primarily be a performance venue for traditional Cantonese opera, known as Xiqu, it will also be bookable for third-party events and conferences from May.

Officially .... read more
The Xiqu Centre is the first performing arts centre in Hong Kong's new West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) dedicated to performing the rich heritage of Xiqu. Conceived as a cultural sanctuary, blending theatre, art and public space for celebration and contemplation, Xiqu Centre is a .... read more
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announced the opening of the first landmark performing arts venue, the Xiqu Centre, at the West Kowloon Cultural District on 20 January 2019. Conveniently located at the junction of Canton Road and Austin Road West in Tsim Sha Tsui, the .... read more
Pray, is there any sweeter rite of summer than an evening of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater? Do we not swoon at the verdant backdrop of Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle, more alluring than any scenic designer could conjure?

But .... read more
The College of the Holy Cross has filed plans with the city for construction of a $92 million center for the arts and creativity.

The two-level, 85,500-square-foot building is proposed for an area on the college's campus that is currently a parking lot, between .... read more
September was an exciting month at Threshold Acoustics, as the National Arts Centre (NAC) opened its newly renovated hall. A project that Threshold first began working on in 2012, it addressed the outdated design and systems of this 1960s venue, bringing it into the modern era .... read more
It was black tie very optional, but a hard hat and closed-toe shoes required, during a recent tour of the Hamel Music Center, as representatives from the design team offered a sneak preview.

Construction began in February 2017 and is scheduled for .... read more
From the Desk of Joshua Dachs:

As I said in my last post, I've been trying to understand the genesis of Arena Stage's unique and remarkable theater-in-the-round (designed by Harry Weese and opened in 1961 in Washington DC). To do this I've looked for .... read more
While the schedule for Great Lakes Center for the Arts -– be it ballets or lectures, rock concerts or operas, symphonies or comedians -– is making headlines, the heart of the newly opening non-profit performing arts venue beats for those in the audience.

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Suppose you're watching a show at the Muny -- not in real life, but in a dream. It looks different somehow, more glamorous.

Tall shells, elegant with their sleek, curvilinear silhouettes that evoke both past and future, bookend the stage in a spectrum .... read more
This extraordinary intervention fulfils the client's pipe dream for ideal accommodation, within the confines of occupied grade I and II listed buildings. It replaces a 1970s auditorium in the very heart of the Royal Academy of Music, while also adding a new auditorium with a .... read more
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is preparing to break ground on its renovation of the Warner Grand Theater and the construction of an adjacent lobby and reception building. The $80 million project is led by Milwaukee-based architecture firm Kahler Slater.

The Art Deco Warner .... read more
Last October, Foo Fighters belted out the lyrics of their latest single, "Sky Is a Neighborhood," to a sellout crowd of 6,000 at the opening night of Washington, D.C.'s newest music venue, The Anthem: "Gotta get to sleep somehow/Bangin' on the ceiling/Keep .... read more
I have always been a sucker for an encyclopedia. As a kid I would grab a volume of the World Book off the shelf -- yes, in those pre-Internet days parents actually saved up and bought their kids encyclopedias, and in fifth grade I was .... read more