This reinvented sustainable packaging design pays homage to the rice farmers

Rice is a sacred global grain – it is a part of almost every cuisine and can be found anywhere you go. Rice is what home would feel like on a plate and that is what Backbone Branding conveyed with their reimagined packaging design. The goal was to evoke an emotional response for the rice farmers while also being functional as a product that is to be sold in health stores.The new design was minimal, familiar and reminded us of the humans behind harvesting rice. With these elements at the core, th...
Tags: Design, Product Design, Rice, Packaging Design, Backbone Branding, Riceman

Design Meets Fine Dining: Temporärt X Brag Challenges the Conventions of Restaurant Going

People have been socializing around the dinner table since the dawn of time when prehistoric humans gathered around the fire to eat their hunting or scavenging bounty. We may have come a long way since then, gastronomically and culturally, but the gist of the experience is pretty much the same.

Billie Eilish, Lizzo Win Big at the 2020 GRAMMYs - See the Full List of Winners!

Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 62nd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, January 26 at 800 p.m. ET500 p.m. PT. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Alicia Keys, Staples Center, CBS Television Network, TV News Desk, Billie Eilish Lizzo

Who Will Win at the 2020 GRAMMYs? Winners List Updating Live!

Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 62nd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, January 26 at 800 p.m. ET500 p.m. PT. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Alicia Keys, Staples Center, CBS Television Network, TV News Desk

HADESTOWN, A STAR IS BORN, Beyonce, & More Among Winners at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony

The GRAMMY AWARDS Premiere Ceremony took place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, from 1230-330 p.m. PT. Preceding the 62nd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS telecast, the Premiere Ceremony was hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Imogen Heap and featured a number of performances by current GRAMMY nominees. Performers included classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, jazz legend Chick Corea, folk music supergroup I'm With Her, West African sensation Anglique Kidjo and Bes...
Tags: Beyonce, Theatre, Los Angeles, Imogen Heap, Chick Corea, Microsoft Theater, Yola, Nicola Benedetti, TV News Desk, Anglique Kidjo

HADESTOWN Wins the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album!

Hadestown has won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album The announcement was made during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony on Sunday, January 26. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, TV News Desk, Hadestown

Cycling Through Water Bridge

Breathtaking nature inspired bicycle path network in Bokrijk, Belgium allows people to stay dry and cycle through the water. “Cycling Through Water” bike path designed by Burolandschap takes you through the pond with the surface of the water at eye level on both sides. Also check out: Van Gogh Bicycle Path and Moses Bridge
Tags: Design, Tech, BOKRIJK Belgium, Burolandschap

VIDEO: Heidi Blickenstaff, Gavin Lee, and More Perform at Epcot for International Festival of the Arts

On Saturday, January 25th, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida featured a special livestream presentation of the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, featuring performances by Broadway stars Alton Fitzgerald 'The Lion King', Kissy Simmons 'The Lion King', Heidi Blickenstaff 'The Little Mermaid' and Gavin Lee 'Mary Poppins'. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Florida, Theatre, Disney, Broadway, Little Mermaid, Stage Tube, Heidi Blickenstaff Gavin Lee, Alton Fitzgerald, Gavin Lee Mary Poppins

Photo Flash: Eden Espinosa, Nick Adams, Jelani Alladin, and More Attend Opening Night of THE WOMAN IN BLACK at The McKittrick Hotel

The McKittrick Hotel presents the original production of long-running West End playThe Woman In Black. Previews began in the hotel's hidden pub The Club Car on January 8, with an official opening on January 23, 2020. Broadway stars came to opening night including Eden Espinosa, Nick Adams, Jelani Alladin, and more [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, McKittrick Hotel, BWW News Desk, Eden Espinosa Nick Adams Jelani Alladin

Salma Hayek Apologizes For Praising ‘American Dirt’

As controversy continues to swirl (for instance, as HuffPost recounts the ways American Dirt takes passages from Latinx writers’ nonfiction books on immigration) and as the book itself climbs the bestseller charts, Selma Hayek apologizes for praising the book without having read it – thus, perhaps, exposing the celebrity book endorsement for what it truly is: A PR racket. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Salma Hayek, Issues, Selma Hayek, 01.25.20

Amazon Has Now Restricted Reviews Of ‘American Dirt’ To Those Who Buy The Book On Amazon

This move has “raised a business question about what kind of platform Amazon wants to be.” In part, it’s problematic because Amazon bought the big review site Goodreads in 2013. One writer and publisher says, “If they want to keep the discussion about race and appropriation out of their website, that’s certainly their right. … But because they have invited this social function into their retail business, it feels a little like dirty pool to a lot of us in the industry.” – Marketplace
Tags: Amazon, Art, Words, 01.24.20

Netflix Is Betting On First-Time Filmmakers In The Streaming Wars

That may sound weird when Netflix also has Scorsese and Noah Baumbach out with Oscar-nominated movies at the moment (not to mention last year’s Roma), but: “The idea is to forge relationships with up-and-coming directors before they become big names. Last year, Netflix released 19 original movies from first-time directors on its streaming platform; another 11 have already been announced for 2020. About half of the first-time directors last year were women, and several titles hailed from direct...
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Oscar, Scorsese, Roma, Noah Baumbach, 01.25.20

The Paris Opera Opens Again (Perhaps Briefly) After Weeks Of Strikes

Public sector workers, dancers, and musicians have been on strike since December, with cancellations costing the Paris Opera nearly 15 million euros. But Saturday night, the production of Tales of Hoffman went up. “‘To preserve the economic integrity of the Opera, we have made the decision to go ahead with the performance this evening, but we remain mobilised for the withdrawal of this bill,’ said a union representative at the start of the performance, in a statement recorded by a spectator and...
Tags: Art, Music, Paris, Hoffman, 01.26.20

Have 21st Century Writers Fallen Out Of Love With Marriage?

Perhaps writers are out of love with romantic love, not only marriage. “If the romance fantasy was long doled out to women as a compensation for powerlessness elsewhere, contemporary writers are increasingly turning the marriage plot on its head.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Words, 01.25.20

Are The Grammys Irrelevant?

Last night, the night before the 62nd Grammys, Sean “Diddy” Coombs called out the awards for their lack of diversity – and a decades-long refusal to recognize rap and hip hop. The NYT had already weighed in, agreeing: “Broadly speaking, nonwhite artists, female artists, and artists who come from the worlds of hip-hop and R&B are consistently marginalized, honored in genre categories but shut out in the four major categories (album, song and record of the year, and best new artist). Add it all u...
Tags: Art, Music, 01.25.20, Sean Diddy Coombs

Williamstown to Broadway: A Look Back on Some Recent Transfers From the Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has been the starting place for a number of plays and musicals that end up securing a spot on the Great White Way Recently, there have been multiple Broadway hits that began at the Festival. In honor of the most recent, Grand Horizons, we're taking a look back on some other biggest WTFtransfers from the past few years [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, WILLIAMSTOWN, Stephi Wild

The Game-Changing Documentary ‘Honeyland’

Not to be confused with the autobiographical Shia LaBoeuf feature Honey Boy, of course. But seriously: The film, a documentary about a woman in North Macedonia living in isolation with her dying mother and keeping bees – and what happens when a Turkish family moves in next door – is the first film nominated both for best documentary and best international feature. A.O. Scott chose it as the best movie of 2019. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Scott, North Macedonia, 01.24.20

When Fast Food Picks Up Larger Society’s Civil Rights Slack

You’ve probably heard of Harry Belafonte’s connection to the Civil Rights Movement, but … McDonald’s? Yes. The history of McDonald’s includes a large number of Black-owned franchises that also employ a lot of young (and not so young) Black women. But of course, there are issues: “Any time we have communities that have to rely on a business to be the place of refuge, to be the place for wifi, to be the sponsor of youth sports, to be the place where the youth job program happens, for the college ...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Harry Belafonte, Civil rights movement, Black, McDonald, 01.25.20

Margo Lion, Proudly Independent Producer Of ‘Hairspray’ And Others On Broadway, Has Died At 75

Lion was the main producer for Hairspray and Jelly’s Last Jam, and she also played a major role in bringing Angels in America to Broadway. The artists she worked with remember how warm and how invested she was in their shows, and how absolutely committed. “She stuck with shows she believed in despite the considerable risk of losing money, as most Broadway productions do. She often put up her West Side apartment as collateral in support of a project.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Angels, America, People, Broadway, West Side, Jam, Margo Lion, 01.25.20

One Massive Problem With Blockbuster Art Shows

They create, sustain, and promote inequality – and a lack of public funding is increasing the issue. “The trend of putting on safer exhibitions by established artists to guarantee high visitor numbers and offset a decline in state funding could make it even harder for experimental and minority artists to break through.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, 01.26.20

The Conductor Of Countless Harry Potter Symphony Match-Ups Explains Why He Does It

This is a hot time for symphonies showing Harry Potter movies while performing, live, John Williams’ scores. But, well, why? John Jesensky, who works for CineConcerts and has conducted many orchestras performing movie scores as the movie plays above their heads, explains. “I see so many young faces out in the audience experiencing the orchestra and live classical music for the first time. If there is one thing I hope I accomplish in all of our performances, it is to inspire a youngster to pick ...
Tags: Art, Music, Harry Potter, John Williams, 01.23.20, John Jesensky

Next Week, The World’s First ‘Grime Ballet’ Premieres

Grime is a music style that came from London hip hop and electronic dance music – and now a grime artist, Lionness, has decided to team up with a London ballet company to “merge two worlds together.” – BBC
Tags: Art, London, Dance, 01.25.20, Lionness

A Fire Tears Through New York’s Museum Of Chinese In America, Destroying 85,000 Irreplaceable Works

In the heart of Chinatown, the collection was central to the history of Chinese Americans – and, because the building is structurally unsound, no one can go in to retrieve the water-soaked items to save at least some of them. “Among the thousands of items in the collection believed to be lost is a document from 1883 about the Chinese Exclusion Act. Other irreplaceable pieces included the carefully written letters of bachelors working in the United States to send money home ‘even though they did...
Tags: Art, New York, United States, Chinatown, Visual, 01.24.20, Museum Of Chinese In America Destroying, Maasbach

BWW Flashback: The Best of Kenny Leon

Earlier this week, Roundabout Theatre Company brought Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Soldier's Play, to Broadway for the very first time. At the helm of the new production is Kenny Leon, directing the eleventh Broadway project of his career. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Roundabout Theatre Company, BWW News Desk, Kenny Leon, Charles Fuller

VIDEO: Josh Gad Talks FROZEN, Broadway, and His Career on TODAY's Sunday SItdown

Josh Gad appeared on TODAY's Sunday Sitdown this week, to talk about his career, Broadway, and Frozen. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Josh Gad, Stage Tube

VIDEO: Mandy Gonzalez Bids Farewell to HAMILTON Music Director With Rendition of 'Everything I Know' From IN THE HEIGHTS

Last week,Hamilton on Broadway said happy trails to its Music Director, Kurt Crowley, with a special 'Saturday Night On Broadway' pre-show serenade. Mandy Gonzalez sang a rendition of Everything I Know from In the Heights, alongsideincoming Music Director Ian Weinberger. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Hamilton, Stage Tube, Kurt Crowley, Mandy Gonzalez, Ian Weinberger

Stage and Screen Actress Marsha Kramer, Best Known For MODERN FAMILY, Has Passed Away

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Marsha Kramer, best known for her role on Modern Family, has passed away. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Marsha Kramer

BWW TV: Stars from HADESTOWN, MOULIN ROUGE, JAGGED LITTLE PILL & More Pick Favorite Cast Albums!

Tonight, cast recordings ofAin't Too Proud, Hadestown, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Moulin Rouge and Oklahoma are up for Best Musical Theatre Album, and before we find out who wins, the stars are telling us which cast recordings they loved growing up [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Oklahoma, BroadwayWorld TV, Hadestown Harry Potter, Cursed Child Moulin Rouge

A New Revenge Movie Perfect For – But Not About – The MeToo Era, Written And Directed By A Star Of ‘The Crown’

She’s a rising star of Season 3 (and 4) of The Crown, an executive producer for Killing Eve, and – oh yes – a writer and director of a movie whose trailer has been viewed more than 3 million times. And she’s written the story and book for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new Cinderella. About that new revenge thriller, Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan, Emerald Farrell says: “I really wanted [it] to come out on Valentine’s Day, and I don’t mean that as a joke. I think what I wanted to make — ...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Los Angeles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, 01.25.20, Carey Mulligan Emerald Farrell

FROZEN 2 and Josh Gad Take Home 2020 Annie Awards; Full List!

Frozen 2 has taken home two Annie Awards Josh Gad won the award for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for his role of lovable snowman Olaf. The film also won the award for Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Josh Gad, BWW News Desk

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