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My Heart Is Like Wow!

The more we get to live inside this Be More Chill score, the more we discover its hidden gems.Por ejemplo...The vamp that opens the first number reappears throughout the score. It's a four-note figure and it's brilliant. At first when I heard it, it sounded slightly familiar. After a while I realized why.It's almost the same vamp as in the Little Mermaid song "Part of Your World." Disney's vamp is Bb - C - D - F. It outlines a Bb major chord, plus it adds the second degree of the scale for a li...
Tags: Science Fiction, New York, Theatre, Broadway, Jeremy, Bob Marley, Rich, Michael, Broadway Musicals, Christine, Brooke, Scott Miller, Charlie Rosen, Musical Comedy, Musical Theater, Musical Theatre


The Surrealistic and Cheeky Drawings of Ricardo Nunez Suarez

Ricardo Nunez Suarez is a Colombian freelance illustrator. He has worked all over the world in different capacities as a teacher, art director, and graphic designer. Nunez’s body of work can be seen on his website and Behance and it really deserves your attention. His talent as an illustrator is wholly unique, a mixture of surrealism, cheekiness and beauty. Looking at some of his pieces almost feel like looking at real magic frozen in frame mid spell. Nunez presents many of his illustrations ...
Tags: Art, New York, Behance, Nunez, Ricardo Nunez Suarez


Cabaret Star Baby Jane Dexter Dead At 72

“[She] first gained acclaim in the 1970s, when she appeared in New York nightclubs as a bluesy singer with a powerful voice and presence. She dropped out of show business for a decade before returning to the stage in the 1990s, using elements from her personal life — her size, her experience of sexual assault and depression — to heighten the emotional intensity of her performances, which were often so intimate that they seemed to be exercises in group therapy.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, New York, People, 05.22.19, Jane Dexter Dead


Interview: Reverse-Glass Painter Christopher Martin

With galleries in Aspen, Dallas and New York, an artist who has mastered organic expressionism From Art Aspen to Scope Miami Beach and Art Southampton, artist Christopher Martin has showcased his large-scale reverse-glass paintings to great reception. The founder of Christopher Martin Gallery—with locations in Aspen, Dallas and New York—he has been exhibiting his work since a Dallas debut back in 1995. The self-taught artist employs …
Tags: Art, New York, Design, Interviews, Glass, Culture, Artists, Dallas, Paintings, Aspen, Painters, Miami Beach, Christopher Martin, Christopher Martin Gallery, Organic Expressionism, Aspen Dallas


Brooklyn Academy of Music Workers Move to Unionize

Administrative workers and cinema staff at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York are trying to unionize, Artforum reports. “We are here because we believe in BAM’s mission,” the new union’s Twitter account posted last month. “Through unionization, we raise our morale, pride, and job satisfaction. Our union will make BAM stronger, more democratic, and more […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Artforum, Brooklyn Academy of Music BAM, Brooklyn Academy of Music Workers Move


Study estimates sea level rise two times worse than worst-case scenario

Sea level rise is a serious threat, but a new report argues that it may be far worse than even the current worst-case estimates. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, estimates that there is a 5 percent chance the sea level will rise between 2 feet and 7.8 feet within the next century. This is more than twice what was recently predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Although 5 percent might seem like a small probability, the r...
Tags: Usa, New York, Design, Cnn, Antarctica, Miami, University of Bristol, Greenland, Pacific, Caribbean, National Academy of Sciences, Intergovernmental Panel, Bamber, Jonathan Bamber, USA Today According


Artist installs nature-inspired tiny house made out of recycled glass and plastic in Times Square

Brooklyn-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo has combined his passion for art and sustainability into one gorgeously green tiny home. The artist, who is known for using unique materials in his work, has just unveiled Tiny Home, a “recycled tiny house sculpture” made out of recycled plastic and glass. The 175-square foot home, which comes complete with a garden-filled courtyard, is currently open to the public in New York’s Times Square. According to Mastrangelo, the design for the 175-square-fo...
Tags: New York, Design, Architecture, Brooklyn, Gallery, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Tiny House, Sustainable Materials, Times Square, Natural Building Materials, Time Square, Recycled Plastic, Fernando Mastrangelo, Mastrangelo, Sustainable Architecture


Meet Pentagram's Newest Partner: Information Designer Giorgia Lupi

For the first time in nearly a decade, Pentagram New York has brought on a new partner: interaction designer and 2013 Core77 Design Awards honoree Giorgia Lupi. In addition to being the co-founder and design director of Accurat, Lupi is also known for co-authoring Dear Data. She's worked with clients including IBM, Google, Starbucks, United Nations, and the World Health Organization among many others. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt...
Tags: New York, Design, Milan, Italy, World Health Organization, Starbucks, Museum of Modern Art, Designer Profiles, Cooper Hewitt, Visual Communication, Corriere della Sera, Lupi, Giorgia Lupi, Design News, Pentagram, Pentagram New York


There’s A Whole New Crop Of South Asian-American Stand-Up Comedians Coming

“They’re finding strength in numbers that have swelled in the wake of new role models, mounting recurring group shows with names like Kutti Gang and Brown Privilege in New York, and Desi Comedy Festival [in California]. … (It’s also no small thing to have people like [Mindy] Kaling and [Hasan] Minhaj to point to when arguing with immigrant parents who may disapprove of even their adult offspring pursuing stand-up.)” – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, New York, California, Theatre, SJ, 05.18.19, Kutti Gang, Mindy -RSB- Kaling, Hasan -RSB- Minhaj


AO On-Site – New York: The 2019 Whitney Biennial, May 17–Sep 22, 2019

Nicole Eisenman, via Art Observed Following a wild few weeks between New York and Venice, the pace of the art world has slowed somewhat, and the big apple has had a moment to catch its breath, opening the doors on this year’s edition of the Whitney Biennial.  Often described as a snapshot of art in the United States, the Biennial […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, United States, Venice, Art News, Featured Post, Nicole Eisenman


There Are Voices All Around

So why does the Squip choose Jeremy?We don't realize this right away, but it doesn't take long before we figure out Jeremy didn't really make any of these choices; he's been manipulated by the Squip the whole time -- even before he takes it!But what is it about Jeremy that makes him such a prime target? Well, we have to remember that Rich gets Squipped first, but clearly, Rich doesn't serve the Squip's agenda as well as Jeremy does. But why not Michael? Or Christine? Or the popular kids?Well, C...
Tags: Science Fiction, New York, Theatre, Broadway, Broadway Musicals, Musical Comedy, Musical Theater, Musical Theatre, Bat Boy, Rock Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 1950's Rock And Roll


Christine Osinski’s Photographs Of Staten Island’s Overlooked New Yorkers In 1980s

When Christine Osinski moved to Staten Island in the 1980s (the Manhattan loft was bought up by developers) she found the long-overlooked borough with a tough and rugged edge gave her a sense of liberation and escape from Manhattan. Her photographs give an insight into New York’s overlooked borough, the blue-collar heel to Manhattan’s white boot. “The people I photographed were all strangers... Source
Tags: Photography, New York, Design, NYC, Manhattan, Retro, Staten Island, 1980s, Christine Osinski


Why ‘Game Of Thrones’ Has Been Good For British Theatre

It’s the same reason that Law and Order is good for New York theater, only more so — GoT has arguably pulled some new audiences to see, for example, some Christopher Marlowe and Sam Shepard. – The Stage
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Audience, Sam Shepard, Christopher Marlowe, 05.17.19


Alexander Gray Associates to Launch Exhibition Program Upstate

New York’s Alexander Gray Associates will host a series of shows centered around single works in a barn upstate this summer, Art News reports.  The project will kick off with a show of Harmony Hammond’s Bandaged Grid #5 (2016). “Certainly, with the environment that we’re in right now, there’s so much noise, and there’s a big emphasis on […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Harmony Hammond, Alexander Gray Associates


AO Auction Recap – New York: 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale, May 15th-16th, 2019

Jeff Koons, Rabbit (1992), final price:$91,075,000, via Christie’s Following the early days of the marathon week of auctions in New York, it wasn’t hard to anticipate a strong outing for the Contemporary Auctions soon to take place, yet the impressive sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips this week outpaced expectations, charting a path of major auction records and bested tallies that […]
Tags: Art, New York, Jeff Koons, Art News, Featured Post, Christie, Phillips, Sotheby, AO On Site, Auction Results, AO Auction Recap


Sister City’s AI-Generated Lobby Score

Recorded by Julianna Barwick, an ambient wave of music is determined by the mood of the city Sister City, a new outpost from the people behind the Ace Hotel properties, feels like a secret, futuristic escape. Guests check themselves in at kiosks just inside the lobby doors, which exist beyond a stone patio and a doorman-equipped gate (with an even more private back entrance on …
Tags: Music, New York, Design, NYC, Hotels, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Accommodation, Ace Hotel, Ai, Julianna Barwick, Sister City, Last Light, Rooftop Bars


Art-Washing: Museums Face The Taint Of Donor Money

“Gifts that are not in the public interest.” It is a pregnant, important phrase. Coming on the heels of similar decisions by the Tate Modern in London and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the spurning of Oxy-cash seems to reflect a growing awareness that gifts to the arts and other good causes are not only a way for ultra-wealthy people to scrub their consciences and reputations. Philanthropy can also be central to purchasing the immunity needed to profiteer at the expense of the ...
Tags: Art, New York, London, Tate Modern, Issues, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, SJ, Oxy, 05.16.19


NASA Mars Habitat Challenge winner is a 3D-printed pod made of biodegradable materials

Multi-planetary architectural firm AI Space Factory has been awarded first place in the NASA Centennial Challenge with its innovative 3D-printed design, MARSHA. The 15-foot-tall, pod-like design was digitally printed using a base of biodegradable and recyclable basalt composite derived from natural materials found on Mars. Not only does the concept envision a sustainable and resilient design that could meet all the demands of a Mars mission, but the interior living space would be modern and bri...
Tags: Space, New York, Design, Nasa, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, Biodegradable, Mars, Sustainable Design, Recyclable, Marsha, Malott, AI Space Factory, NASA Centennial Challenge, Mars MARSHA


AO Auction Recap – New York: The Impressionist and Modern Evening Sales, May 13th-14th, 2019

Claude Monet, Meules (1891), final price: $110,747,000, via Sotheby’s It’s been a wild week so far the world’s financial elite, especially in New York, where the stock market has plummeted over fears of an ongoing trade war with China and the attendant tariffs that implies. Yet that didn’t seem to deter the city’s auction houses […]
Tags: Art, New York, China, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Sotheby, Auction Results, AO Auction Recap, Claude Monet Meules


Boston Ballet Principal Retires To Direct Rhode Island’s Largest Ballet Company

“Kathleen Breen Combes, a star of Boston Ballet who has earned acclaim everywhere from Boston to New York and London, is retiring from the company after 16 years to become the new executive director of Festival Ballet Providence. [Her] final performance … is scheduled for June 9.” – The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, New York, London, Boston, Dance, Rhode Island, Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet Principal, 05.14.19, Largest Ballet Company, Kathleen Breen Combes


Andrei Kramarevsky, One Of America’s Most Influential Ballet Teachers, Dead At 90

He had had a long and successful career as a character dancer at the Bolshoi (he danced for Stalin) when he up and left in 1975; the next year, he turned up at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet in New York. Balanchine watched him teach a class and told him, “My dear, I’ve been waiting for you for 40 years.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, America, People, Stalin, Balanchine, 05.10.19, Andrei Kramarevsky, Balanchine s School of American Ballet


A Monet Sells for $110.7 Million, an Auction High for an Impressionist Work

A work from Monet’s “Meules” (“Grainstacks”) series that sold at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday was the ninth-most-expensive painting ever sold at an international auction house.
Tags: Art, New York, News, Auctions, Claude, Sotheby's, Monet, Sotheby


Mel Gibson Is Playing A Character Called ‘Rothchild’, And Folks On Social Media Aren’t Having It

In the movie in question, titled Rothchild and currently being pitched to buyers at the Cannes marketplace, Gibson is to play the patriarch of an extremely rich New York family. The similarity to Rothschild, the name of a wealthy European Jewish family that has been the target of anti-Semitic invective for centuries, has (one might say) not gone unnoticed or unremarked-upon online, given Gibson’s history of (one might say) unfortunate utterances. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, New York, Media, Mel Gibson, Cannes, Gibson, Rothschild, Rothchild, 05.14.19


Worker Coat

Inspired by a classic work coat silhouette, Knickerbocker’s Worker Coat is a sturdy and timeless top layer. With three pockets on the outside and one on the interior, this garment is cut from a luxe herringbone fabric. The “natural” colorway is an off-white hue that’s elegant, but not really appropriate for real-life workshops. Boxy and classic, this piece is also available in a bright blue, …
Tags: New York, Design, Jackets, Coats, Knickerbocker, Made in Portugal, Clothing and Accessories, Worker Coat


AO Auction Preview – New York: Impressionist/Modern and Post-War/Contemporary Evening Sales, May 13th -16th, 2019

Robert Rauschenberg, Buffalo II (1964), via Christie’s The show previews, VIP openings and special presentations of the 58th Venice Biennale are now in the bag, and the art world has returned to business as usual this week, returning to New York for a string of auction sales that will offer a grounding take on the market, and a look at how the […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Robert Rauschenberg, Christie, AO Auction Preview, 58th Venice Biennale


New York Botanical Garden's new artist residencies connect people with plants

Despite its irrefutable success — founded in 1891 and now receiving one million visitors a year — the New York Botanical Garden’s staff tirelessly finds innovative ways to stimulate visitors’ connection to nature. This year, it launched a new artist residency program, inviting internationally acclaimed visual artist Michele Oka Doner and sought-after composer Angélica Negrón to be the first participants. “People come to nature in different ways,” Barbara Corcoran, NYBG’s vice president for cont...
Tags: Art, Garden, New York, Design, Interviews, New York City, Public Art, Nature / Environment, New York Botanical Garden, Gardening And Plants, Botanical Gardens, Artist Residencies, Human/plant Connection


Textile artist Bisa Butler illustrates history by repurposing fabrics into portrait quilts

While the fashion industry continues to take a hit as one that contributes heavily to the pollution of the planet, one Brooklyn-based artist is focused on lessening that impact by repurposing fabrics into quilts filled with cultural and artistic significance. It may not seem like fabric and art directly intertwine, but they do when the artist creates a canvas from vintage and repurposed materials. Bisa Butler, an American textile artist, upcycles the fibers not only to find a use for them, but ...
Tags: New York, Design, Brooklyn, Butler, Bisa Butler, Claire Oliver


The dancer’s guide to hitchhiking: Astad Deboo

Celebrated Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo on his 50-year career, hitchhiking across the world and more Article by Samira Sood | CNN Traveller Astad Deboo in flow. Photo: Amit Kumar Astad Deboo is no stranger to accolades: from a Sangeet Natak Akademi award to a Padma Shri, he has them all. But perhaps his greatest prize is his own story. How did the boy from Jamshedpur go on to become the pioneer of modern dance in India? 8 years, 32 countries. Feat. a cargo boat ride...
Tags: Art, Europe, Japan, England, New York, London, Amit Kumar, Australia, Life, India, Africa, US, America, Iran, Pink Floyd, Philippines


LA MoCA Announces A New Senior Curator, Says No To A New Chief Curator

The museum will announce Wednesday that its new senior curator and head of new initiatives will be Mia Locks, co-curator of the 2017 Whitney Biennial. She is an independent curator based in New York who had been an assistant curator at New York’s MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s affiliate in Queens. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, New York, La, Visual, Mia Locks, 05.08.19, MoMA PS1 the Museum of Modern Art


Lee Ufan Installs 20,000 Steel Rods in Sand at Dia:Beacon

An exploration of the Mono-ha movement through the work of one of its pioneers Unbound and spellbinding, “Relatum (Iron Field)” (1969/1994/2018) is one of five large-scale Lee Ufan works currently on display at Dia:Beacon. To see it—a sandy spill of a sculpture, pierced by 20,000 reed-like steel rods—means understanding the values of Ufan and the Mono-ha movement he pioneered. Active from 1968-74, the loosely affiliated …
Tags: New York, Design, Culture, Museums, Beacon, DIA Art Foundation, Lee Ufan, Art Museums, Dia:Beacon, Mono-ha, Lee Ufan Installs, Ufan



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