Landscape for the Arts - II

images: Hollander Design - click to enlarge If you hurry on down to The Reach, the new addition to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, you'll probably have time to catch the Ginkgo Show. The new pavilions facing the Potomac River include performance spaces and practice... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Design, Designers, Washington Dc, Kennedy Center, Landscape Architecture, Potomac River, Steven Holl, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jane Berger, Gardens to Visit, Hollander Design, The Reach

Review Roundup: SEARED Opens At MCC Theater - See What The Critics Are Saying!

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of Seared by Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time Emmy Award nominee Theresa Rebeck. [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: New York, Theatre, Mcc, Theresa Rebeck, Alexa Criscitiello

VIDEO: Watch Taye Diggs Share His Favorite Scene from ALL AMERICAN

TV, film, and Broadway star Taye Diggs talks about his favorite scenes in his current TV project, 'All American.' [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Taye Diggs, Stage Tube

YD Editorial – AirPods Pro: Decent tech in a disappointing design

Before you paint me as an Apple Naysayer (and some of you will, I’m sure), I’m a proud owner of not one but TWO iPads which I love, and my critical approach only comes from wanting what’s good for the company. Having said that, the fact that Apple launched the AirPods Pro at a separate, un-televised event says that the company probably doesn’t believe the product deserves its massive reveal. What’s really worth asking is that is this yet another one of Jony Ive’s ‘serving-his-notice-period’ de...
Tags: Apple, Design, Cook, Wearable, Audio, Editorial, Jony Ive, Product Design, Portable Audio, AirPods, YD Talks, AirPods Pro

The Symbus Q wirelessly charges, provides extra ports, connects devices, and fits into your pocket

The Moshi Symbus Q is a literal two-bird-one-stone scenario, with the added benefit of the stone being a stylish rectangle that’s compact enough to fit right into your backpack. The Moshi Symbus Q provides you with a way to wirelessly charge your smartphone (even through rugged cases) while giving your laptop extra ports to work with, namely a 4K HDMI, Ethernet, and 2x USB 3.0 ports. Additionally, it comes with a USB Type-C input that supplies it with power, and a USB Type-C output that you can ...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Usb, Cellphones, Ethernet, Laptop, Laptops, Hdmi, Product Design, Hub, Moshi, Wireless Charger, Symbus Q

Why Theatre Isn’t My “Other” Job

Only two per cent of actors actually make a living from acting alone and 90 per cent of actors are out of work at any given time so that means, more often than not, actors have to make money elsewhere. – Metro News
Tags: Art, Theatre, SJ, 10.24.19

Tony Award Winner Santino Fontana's Upcoming Film IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS Sets UK Premiere

Written and directed by Nathan Catucci, Impossible Monsters will have its UK Premiere at the Cine-Excess Film Festival. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Santino Fontana, TV News Desk, Nathan Catucci Impossible Monsters

AO Preview – New York: Performa 19 in New York City, November 1st – 24th, 2019

Bunny Rogers, A Very Special Holiday Performance in Columbine Auditorium (2017), via Performa With the turning of the seasons and the first tastes of brisk fall weather, this year’s edition of the Performa Biennial is set to open in New York.  Marking the 8th edition of an event founded by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is dedicated to […]
Tags: Art, New York, New York City, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Columbine, AO Preview, RoseLee Goldberg Performa

THE GREAT SOCIETY Primary Week 7 Puts Elizabeth Warren In The Lead

Week after week, and with more 6,500 ballots now counted for the 'Great Society Primary' at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, theatergoers of The Great Society continue to choose Senator Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic presidential candidate with 36 of the vote -1 from Week 6, followed by Vice President Joe Biden 17, NC, Mayor Pete Buttigieg 16, NC. In the Republican primary field, President Donald Trump comes in at 4 NC, followed by Governor Bill Weld 2, NC and Congressman Mark ...
Tags: Theatre, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Lincoln Center, Donald Trump, Week, Bill Weld, NC, Vivian Beaumont Theater, Mark Sanford, BWW News Desk, Great Society, Pete Buttigieg, Great Society Primary

Stephen Schwartz Will Write the Music for Bill Condon-Directed MARLEY

Variety reports that musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz will write the music for Disney's upcoming musical film adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Bill Condon was announced as director. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Marley, Bill Condon, Stephen Schwartz, TV News Desk, Carol Bill Condon

A Storied Collection of Ancient Sculpture Will Finally See the Light

The Torlonia family assembled one of the world’s most important private collections of statuary. It will go on display in Rome in March, a prelude to a grand tour.
Tags: Art, News, Rome, Sculpture, Torlonia, Restoration and Renovation, Rome (Italy, Roman Civilization, Torlonia Foundation, Torlonia Collection

Full Grown Furniture

Real trees gently shaped into shapes of unique chairs, lamps, and furniture. “Full Grown” nature inspired eco tree furniture by Alice and Gavin Munro. Also check out: Carved Furniture
Tags: Design, Tech, Alice, Gavin Munro

Remember When Blockchain Was Going To Change How The World Worked? It Hasn’t

Two years ago, ICOs lured billions of dollars into blockchain companies and spawned a cottage industry of pilot projects. For a while, a blockchain seemed a salve for just about any problem. Many were scams from the start. But even among the more legitimate enterprises, there are relatively few winners. – Wired
Tags: Art, Ideas, 10.28.19

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Richard Thomas on Hubert Humphrey

It takes a cast of 19 to bringthe epic story of LBJ to life eight times a week at the Vivian Beaumont theatre. Led by the great stage and screen actorBrian Cox,the company of Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society takes onmore than fifty characters between them, retelling the tale ofone of the most complicated periods in American history. BroadwayWorld is checking in withthe cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Richard Thomas gives u...
Tags: Theatre, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Thomas, LBJ, Robert Schenkkan, BroadwayWorld TV

The Vermont House Where People Go To Be In Jane Austen’s World

People come for all sorts of reasons: “One woman clearly thought it was going to be like the movie Austenland and she’d meet her husband here.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Jane Austen, Issues, 10.28.19

In A Surprise Move, Sotheby’s Picks A New CEO

In June, Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli telecommunications billionaire, took Sotheby’s private in a deal worth $3.7 billion. The purchase, by Mr. Drahi’s BidFair USA, returned the only publicly traded major auction house to private ownership after 31 years on the New York Stock Exchange. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Sotheby, Patrick Drahi, Drahi, 10.28.19, BidFair USA

University of South Wales Closes Its Dance Program

A spokesman for the University of South Wales said “projected recruitment figures for the degree mean that we will not have enough students in future to be able to continue to provide a high quality education”. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Dance, University of South Wales, 10.24.19

Artist paints a panorama on a sphere

This is a spherical painting of a street intersection somewhere in Japan. I don't know who the artist is, but the effect is amazing. Panoramic painting on a sphere from r/Damnthatsinteresting
Tags: Art, Post, Japan, News

Ponoko Sponsors Hackaday Superconference

The Partnership Supports Smart People Doing Smart Things At Ponoko, our mission is to help hardware startup founders, CEOs, engineers and designers go from idea, to prototype, to product, to market 10x faster and with less cost than ever before. We also love seeing how hackers bask in the glory of building products instead of buying them, repairing items rather than trashing them, and raiding their junk bins for new projects every time they can steal a few moments away. The post Ponoko Sponsors ...
Tags: Design, Ponoko News, Ponoko

A Painting Hanging Outside a French Woman's Kitchen For Decades Just Sold at Auction for $26.8 Million

A 10-inch painting that hung in a French woman’s kitchen for so long she had no idea how it came to be in her family’s possession was found to be the work of Italian artist Cimabue earlier this year. It was expected to sell at auction for upwards of $6 million, but this weekend it ended up selling for $26.8 million…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Auctions, Paintings, Cimabue, The Mocking Of Christ

Recently Discovered Cimabue Sells in France for $26.8 Million

A painting recently attributed as a work by Cimabue sold this week in France for $26.8 million, with gallerist Fabrizio Moretti winning the work. “I bought it on behalf of two collectors,” he said of the purchase. “It’s one of the most important old master discoveries in the last 15 years. Cimabue is the beginning of everything. […]
Tags: Art, News, France, Art News, Minipost, Fabrizio Moretti, Cimabue

Mazda’s First Electric Vehicle, The MX-30

We speak with chief designer Yoichi Matsuda about the brand's first EV One of the first cars Yoichi Matsuda (chief designer at Mazda) owned was a 1991 MX-5 Miata. He joined the brand just a year before, in 1990, and shortly after, the Miata hit the Japanese market—then the world. And Matsuda has been with Mazda ever since—an incredibly long career as a designer in …
Tags: Auto, Japan, Design, Interviews, Cars, SUV, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Crossover, Ev, Mazda, Miata, Tokyo Motor Show, Matsuda, First Electric, MX-30

Gallerist Ronald Feldman Steps Down from Gallery

Gallerist Ronald Feldman, an early champion of artists like Joseph Beuys and Chris Burden, has left his position as director of his gallery for health reasons. “He is so passionate about championing ideas-based work, and advancing and creating platforms for artists that truly engage with the widest range of social issues and political causes in our world,” says his […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Ronald Feldman


Disney has released first look photosfor its upcoming scripted series 'High School Musical The Musical.' [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, BWW News Desk

Stage and Screen Actor Andile Gumbi, Former Simba in Broadway's THE LION KING, Has Died at 36

Andile Gumbi, Former Simba in Broadway's The Lion King, has died in Israel, reportedly after suffering cardiac arrest which left him in a coma for several days. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Israel, Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk, Andile Gumbi Former Simba

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/28

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 10272019. [Author: BWW Special]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, BWW Special

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/27/19

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10272019. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, BWW News Desk

Crystal Ritual Cocktail Kit

Including one pitcher, two glasses and one stirring rod—all of which are hand-blown—Glacce’s ritual cocktail kit integrates custom-cut quartz crystals into the cocktail-making process. The stirring rod features a round quartz bauble, whereas both glasses contain a beautiful crystal embed. Designed in collaboration with Mezcal Creyente, the limited edition set aims to bind the traditions of Oaxaca with the ritual of mixing drinks and the …
Tags: Drinks, Design, Alcohol, Cocktails, Crystals, Oaxaca, Mezcal, Barware, Mixed Drinks, Bar Tools, Bar Utensils, Cocktail Kits, Creyente, Glacce

The Conch seat is perfect for those Instagram-worthy “sit down with a book” moments!

Designed to be compact enough to fit into any space, yet comfortable enough to have you sink right in with your favorite book, the Conch comes with a molded-plywood inner body and a dual-density foam outer body, giving it structure as well as supple softness. The chair’s form conforms to the contours of the body, allowing you to sit comfortably, while also conveniently having a storage unit right under you for everything from books to a cushion to other bric-a-brac. Heck, add a rug inside it and...
Tags: Design, Awards, Furniture, Seat, Chair, Product Design, Seating, Bookshelf, Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Conch, Red Dot Concept 2019, Moiless, Wei he

Chicago’s Shane Campbell Gallery Closing

The influential Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago is closing, Art News reports. “After 18 years as art dealers, we’re retiring,” the gallery announced in a statement online. “It’s voluntary and positive and we’re ready to take on fun and creative projects whatever they might be.” Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Chicago, Art News, Minipost, Shane Campbell Gallery Closing, Shane Campbell Gallery

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