Arts & Culture

Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival closed Saturday due to storms

FORT WORTH, Texas – UPDATE: The Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival will be closed on Saturday due to storms. The festival is set to reopen on Sunday. The Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival will go on rain or shine this weekend, unless the weather gets too out of hand. But there are teams in place ready to make that last-minute decision. ...

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Local artists unveil new art exhibit at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center celebrates 10 years of bringing captivating performances, galleries and programs to Newport News. The theme for the 2018-2019 Season of the Downing-Gross Cultural Art Center is Decades and Generation. This weekend the center unveils a new art exhibit titled The Evolution of Initial Impact. The staff says this exhibit showcases the work of ...

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A Great KAWS: The Artist Is Honored at the Academy of Art’s Tribeca Ball

“You’re probably not going to be surprised when you hear that the school doesn’t normally look like this,” said New York Academy of Art president David Kratz, a jovial character who stands at odds with the exacting, no-nonsense-type one might expect to find at the helm of one of the city’s greatest art schools. He continued, “we don’t normally dress like this, ...

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Hong Kong’s Artistic History Gets a Revival

HONG KONG — It can sometimes feel as if Hong Kong history is at risk of slipping away, in this fast-paced city where heritage buildings are razed to make room for skyscrapers and where traditional stage performers struggle to compete with pop culture. But in the past year, several major venues have opened to bring new life to Hong Kong’s ...

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Beyoncé effect fills galleries with a new generation of art devotees

In Paris, it was Beyoncé and Jay-Z; in Washington, it was Barack and Michelle Obama; while, in London, visitors queued to look at Pablo Picasso’s erotic muse or Grayson Perry’s summer picks. Last year the lustre of celebrity, whether garnered from fashion and entertainment or history, seemed to be the best way to attract visitors to museums and galleries. The Art Newspaper’s annual ...

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Best of Santa Cruz County 2019: Arts & Culture

BYGEORGIA JOHNSON POSTED ON MARCH 27, 2019 COMMENTS   BEST FESTIVAL (MUSIC) MOUNTAIN SOL This is a family-friendly festival; just don’t forget a blanket and lawn chairs for everyone to relax on. Get there early for the best spots. Held every summer at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton, which is home to century-old steam engines still in operation. To mitigate parking impacts, ...

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Waiting for a Bus? Time to Enjoy a Taste of Art

This summer, 100 city bus shelters will be transformed into platforms for an exhibition of work by a New York-based photographer, Elle Pérez. Pérez’s “from sun to sun,” which opens on Aug. 13, is the first exhibition in a collaboration between the nonprofit Public Art Fund and the advertising firm JCDecaux, which controls the ad space for about 3,400 bus shelters in ...

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Bali in March, Egypt in November: 12 Months of Travel Deals

In Las Vegas, hotel room rates seem to shift like rolling dice. Sometimes you win and get a $199 rate in March at the Bellagio resort, and sometimes —including over St. Patrick’s Day weekend (this year from March 15 to 17) — you’ll pay $429. Traffic in Las Vegas spikes over holidays like Chinese New Year, and events like the N.C.A.A. March ...

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Arts & culture 2019 itinerary in full swing

So much has been going on in the arts since I last wrote. I took the winter off, but it’s great to start again on such a busy week. Cultural organizations hit the ground running in 2019. One of last month’s highlights was the El Paso Opera’s production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” at the beautiful Masonic Temple. It was a perfect ...

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Iloilo is in love with arts & culture

An imposing building on J. M. Basa corner Ortiz streets of Iloilo City tells of a century-old story. The patina of the wooden structure of the building’s second floor is heightened by time. Its Spanish colonial architecture tells of progress and growth, of days of plenty, of genteel charm. From a distance, its grandeur attracts one to eavesdrop on what ...

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