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BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's CLEAR and MADAME BUTTERFLY- Sumptuous, Emotional and Beautiful
by David Clarke - Sep 9, 2012

The Houston Ballet is synonymous with fantastic and sumptuous performances. Each of their dancers, from Principals to Apprentices, is a supremely talented artist at the top of their class in professional skill. Currently, Houston Ballet is featuring their male dancers in CLEAR, which was created for American Ballet Theatre in New York City in 2001, and their ability to move audiences through gorgeous storytelling in MADAME BUTTERFLY, which has its world premiere on February 24, 1995 by The Australian Ballet and its Houston premiere on September 19, 2002. These pieces are distinctly different from each other; yet, Stanton Welch's choreography is sure to leave audiences breathless and spellbound in both productions. (more...)

Gainesville Theatre Alliance Presents WonderQuest's SLEEPING BEAUTY, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Next week, the Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University will rumble with the roars of dragons and the excitement of thousands of school children and families as the Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents WonderQuest's 83rd production, Sleeping Beauty written and directed by Gay H. Hammond. This year, audiences will be transported to an ancient Asian world of wonder and fantasy to meet an array of characters including fairies both good and evil, and one 30-foot dragon. Family performances will open September 26th at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., NE, Gainesville. (more...)

HMR Designs to Provide Decor for the 2015 Field Museum Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

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Gainesville Theatre Alliance to Present WonderQuest's SLEEPING BEAUTY, Opening 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Next week, the Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University will rumble with the roars of dragons and the excitement of thousands of school children and families as the Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents WonderQuest's 83rd production, Sleeping Beauty written and directed by Gay H. Hammond. This year, audiences will be transported to an ancient Asian world of wonder and fantasy to meet an array of characters including fairies both good and evil, and one 30-foot dragon. Family performances will open September 26th at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., NE, Gainesville. (more...)

BWW Review: A Melange of Musical Theatre and Opera in THE MIKADO
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 17, 2012

The Lyric Stage Company opens its 39th season with an energetic and virtuosic production of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved operetta, directed by Spiro Veloudos and music directed by Jonathan Goldberg, with an ensemble of fifteen outstanding vocal talents. (more...)

La Mirada to Present JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present those merrymakers of whoopee, a fabulous musical throwback to days gone by, JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, live in concert! JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS will perform ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:30PM at the Cabaret Lounge at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. (more...)

Bang on a Can All-Stars Return to Japan Society with RIMPA REIMAGINED, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012

On Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will return to the Japan Society (333 East 47th Street) to perform Rimpa Reimagined, a multimedia program unveiling world premieres by red-hot New York-based composer/jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and celebrated Japanese post-minimalist composer Mamoru Fujieda. (more...)

Merit School of Music to Send 18 Suzuki-Alegre Strings Students to Suzuki World Convention in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

Eighteen talented Chicago youngsters, all students in Merit School of Music's Suzuki-Alegre Strings program, will pack their suitcases and string instruments for the trip of a lifetime to Matsumoto, Japan, where they will represent Chicago at the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention, March 27-31, 2013. (more...)

'3 Wise Queens' Now Available for iPad, Android Tablets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Author James Allen today announced the launch of 3 Wise Queens, a new children's book app for iPad as well as Android tablets. Brand new for Christmas 2013, this app tells the story of Hekima, Sophia and Mingzhi who-guided by prophecy and a star-embark on a journey across three continents to find a baby who will change the world forever. Children will enjoy the numerous interactive elements, including floating Cherry Blossoms, sailing ships and roaring lions. Narration is activated by touching the angel icon at the bottom of each page. (more...)

Honda's 'Nature's Hope' Float to Lead 2016 Rose Parade', Celebrate Majestic Beauty of National Parks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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The Next Fifty And Cornish College Of The Arts Present THE WORLD, EXPOSED WITH CHRIS CSIKSZENTMIHÁLYI, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Join Chris Csikszentmihalyi, artist, designer, and technologist, for an engaging lecture, followed by a Q&A hosted by KUOW's Marcie Sillman. (more...)

Interview with Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson and Sas Goldberg
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 22, 2015

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Brooklyn Museum Offers Public Programs in May and June
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

During May and June the Brooklyn Museum will present a wide array of public programs for adults, teens, families, and kids including art-making classes and workshops; talks and tours; Thursdays @ 7, a series of engaging adult programs that takes place every Thursday evening; and the return of the Audiophile concert series. (more...)

Sapporo Launches 'LEGENDARY B?RU'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Sapporo, the #1 selling Asian beer in the U.S. and Japan's oldest beer brand (http://www.sapporobeer.com), announced today the launch of a $2 million integrated marketing campaign centered on Sapporo's first U.S. television commercial. The campaign - "Legendary B?ru" - fuses traditional Japanese iconography with a modern, cosmopolitan sensibility. In addition to cable TV placements in major markets, the campaign includes digital and out-of-home advertising, social media, and public relations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Merit School of Music's Suzuki-Alegre Strings Ensemble Takes Trip to Japan
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

Eighteen talented, dedicated Chicago kids ages 9 to 18, all students in Merit School of Music's Suzuki-Alegre Strings program, have returned from a once-in-a-lifetime experience, representing Chicago and the U.S. at the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Matsumoto, Japan. Scroll down for photos from the trip! (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Launches 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays, the original festival of its kind, returns for its 35th incarnation, tonight, May 13, at 7:00pm at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street.  (more...)

SIGHTING: Jessica Alba Celebrates Birthday at Hakkasan with Husband Cash Warren
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2014

Last night, (Friday, May 9) partygoers were in for at treat at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at MGM Grand as the stunning Award-winning actress Jessica Alba was spotted celebrating her birthday at the iconic destination. The A-list beauty enjoyed an eventful night out as husband Cash Warren and close friends including best friend and Co-President of Baby2Baby Kelly Sawyer, Who What Wear founder Katherine Power, good friend and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, makeup artist and childhood friend Lauren Andersen, The Honest Company Co-Founder Brian Lee and wife Mira Lee and the cast from Alba's most recent movie venture 'The Veil' were all by her side. (more...)

See, Feel, And Taste The Wonders Of Hokkaido And Tohoku Regions (Northern Japan) At Japan Week 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

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The Washington Ballet Announces Its 2014-2015 Performance Season, Which Includes SLEEPY HOLLOW, SWAN LAKE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The Washington Ballet (TWB) and Artistic Director Septime Webre are pleased to announce the 2014.15 Performance Season, a bold season which includes the world premiere of Sleepy Hollow, MASTERWORKS, ALICE (in wonderland), Tour-de-Force: Serenade, The Nutcracker, and for the first time in The Washington Ballet's history, Swan Lake. (more...)

Asia Transpacific Organizing Trips Through Southeast Asia
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

While Asia is an idyllic travel destination any time of year, springtime in Asia offers a certain magic that is unmatched by any other season. Warm climate, blooming landscapes, and a feeling of renewal makes a trip to Asia rejuvenating and exciting. Whether you are planning a spring-break trip with your kids, starting the season with a luxurious getaway or seeking a unique and immersive culture experience, Asia has it all in spades. Asia Transpacific Journeys, a luxury tour operator based out of Boulder, Colorado has built a reputation on extremely personalized and unique voyages for their travelers. From organizing air travel, to arranging a dinner atop lush mountains, no request is too big or too small. (more...)

Cherry Blossom Festival Set for Randall's Island Park, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Come on out to the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Cherry Blossom Festival on April 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Urban Farm. (more...)

Get Swept Away By Spring: Washington, DC Blooms With Excitement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Washington, DC is synonymous with spring and Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation's capital, is prepped to help locals and visitors enjoy the season. Destination DC's social channels are packed with trip-planning inspiration. Its website, washington.org, has information, calendars and itineraries, and relaunches in May with expanded neighborhood features and more user-generated content. The season of renewal also welcomes new hotels and restaurants. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Raises Over $650,000 at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre's eleventh annual gala, The Good Fortune Ball, raised over $625,000 for the not-for-profit Theatre. Nearly four hundred guests attended the benefit and live auction, held in the Grand Ballroom at the PGA National Resort Grand Ballroom in Palm Beach Gardens. Inspired by the Theatre's production of the Tony Award®-winning musical The King and I (March 18 - April 6), the spectacular affair transported guests back to a wonderland of 19th century Siam, complete with a gilded gold dance floor, Cherry Blossoms, glittering tables bathed in candlelight, magnificent floral centerpieces, Siamese lanterns strung from the ceiling, splendid blush pink and purple lighting and more (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. Celebrates the 2014 Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful season in the Nation's Capital with cherry-themed overnight packages, cuisine, cocktails and amenities. (more...)

PANDORA Jewelry Captures the Beauty of Cherry Blossoms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

This spring PANDORA has taken its inspiration from the cherry blossom tree, known for its short yet brilliant blooming season, and unveiled a collection of hand-finished charms, rings, earrings and pendants. (more...)

Japan Society Presents A TRIBUTE TO DONALD RICHIE (1924-2013), PART 2, Beg. Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

This spring Japan Society continues to honor the late Donald Richie, whose criticism, commentary and advocacy contributed incomparably toward making Japanese art and culture, especially its cinema, revered throughout the world. As the second and final leg of the ongoing series, again curated by noted film scholar Kyoko Hirano, A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 2: Richie's Electric Eight: The Bold & the Daring encompasses eight films that reflect the complexity, nuance, and brilliance of Japanese society, as seen through Richie's unflinching and insatiable eye. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of New York City to Reunite with Hiroshima Choir in Concert, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

In a new Transmusica concert, designed to build bridges to other world cultures, the Young People's Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuñez welcome two choirs from Hiroshima, Japan - the Peace and Hope Choir and the Chamber Choir of the Elisabeth University of Music - to promote good will, peace, and friendship. The concert on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village (365 Sixth Avenue) will also include The Ten, an all-men's ensemble from the University Glee Club of New York City, for an inspiring and entertaining program of music from several cultures. (more...)

Arts on the Horizon Brings BLOSSOM'S RAINBOW to the Athenaeum, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Arts on the Horizon, the DC metro area's only theatre company exclusively focused on creating original work for children ages 0 - 6, presents Blossom's Rainbow tonight, March 11 - 29, 2015 at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA. (more...)

Sorrel Sky Presents Japanese-Inspired Jewelry by Darryl Dean & Rebecca Begay
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

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Say 'I Do' in West Michigan: West Michigan Weddings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Getting ready to tie the knot this year? West Michigan is the perfect wedding location, whether you're looking for a local celebration or a weekend destination wedding. Get married on the shores of Lake Michigan, plan your picturesque wedding at a historic & majestic building, or let a wedding planner take care of all the details for you! (more...)

Arts on the Horizon to Bring BLOSSOM'S RAINBOW to the Athenaeum, 3/11-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Arts on the Horizon, the DC metro area's only theatre company exclusively focused on creating original work for children ages 0 - 6, presents Blossom's Rainbow March 11 - 29, 2015 at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA. Blossom's Rainbow brings the beauty, joy, and magic of DC's Cherry Blossoms to young children ages 2 - 5 and their families through this world-premiere performance. This nonverbal play, created, directed and choreographed by Margot Greenlee, features live music composed and performed by taiko artist Mark H Rooney. (more...)

Japan Society to Present A TRIBUTE TO DONALD RICHIE (1924-2013), PART 2, Beg. 3/13
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

This spring Japan Society continues to honor the late Donald Richie, whose criticism, commentary and advocacy contributed incomparably toward making Japanese art and culture, especially its cinema, revered throughout the world. As the second and final leg of the ongoing series, again curated by noted film scholar Kyoko Hirano, A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 2: Richie's Electric Eight: The Bold & the Daring encompasses eight films that reflect the complexity, nuance, and brilliance of Japanese society, as seen through Richie's unflinching and insatiable eye. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MADAMA BUTTERFLY Hits Many of the Right Notes at the McCallum
by David Green - Feb 11, 2013

I had the pleasure of attending the Teatro Lirico D'Europa MADAMA BUTTERFLY last evening at The McCallum Theatre and was once again swept away in Puccini's exquisite score and timeless love story. The vocalists were stellar; every one - everything else in the production was a little sub-par. Even though the singers were truly thrilling, their characters were cold and distant and it was difficult to find any empathy for them - except what was inherent in the score itself. But, even with its deficits, it was a wonderful way to spend an evening in the theatre. (more...)

Ise City Opens Ise Press Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Ise Press Center will hold press conferences and press tours prior to the Ise-Shima Summit, highlighting many attractions of Ise such as the Cherry Blossoms blooming in April. Press are also welcome to contact the Center at their convenience for individual press tours. Ise City aims to increase recognition both domestically and globally, and prosper as an international tourist city long after the Ise-Shima Summit. (more...)

Bang on a Can All-Stars Return to Japan Society with RIMPA REIMAGINED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2012

Tonight, December 8 at 7:30pm, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will return to the Japan Society (333 East 47th Street) to perform Rimpa Reimagined, a multimedia program unveiling world premieres by red-hot New York-based composer/jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and celebrated Japanese post-minimalist composer Mamoru Fujieda. (more...)

Honda's 'Nature's Hope' Float to Lead 2016 Rose Parade', Celebrate Majestic Beauty of National Parks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

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The Washington Ballet Hosts Military Appreciation Night Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The Washington Ballet (TWB) will celebrate its presentation of Septime Webre's The Nutcracker at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, December 4 through December 28. Tonight, December 10, The Washington Ballet, teaming with Northrop Grumman and Geico, will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to 500 service men and women and their families for Military Appreciation Night. (more...)

Larry I. Franklin Releases MNEMOSYNE: A LOVE AFFAIR WITH MEMORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Memory is life's greatest asset. Sometimes it brings joy; other times it bring pain. Other times, they bring joy. Author Larry L. Franklin offers the readers a compelling tale that will enable them to grasp the true meaning of memory with his new publication, Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory. This book will let them join the remarkable characters in this unforgettable journey and discover the fascinating mysteries that memory holds. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Gift of Music Gala Sets New Fundraising Record
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) raised a record-setting $1.13 million at its annual Gift of Music gala at The Plaza Hotel on Monday, March 24, 2014. Funds raised at the gala benefit the artistic and Community & Education programs of OSL, one of America's most versatile orchestras, as well as The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York City's first and only space dedicated to classical music rehearsal, recording, and education. (more...)

Trey Parker, Matt Stone and More to Attend Skin Cancer Foundation's A NIGHT THE STARS SHINE ON, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

The Skin Cancer Foundation Presents: A Night The Stars Shine On, Thursday, April 26, 2012. The event will be an evening of fine flavors and spirits at Ristorante Barolo in SoHo. Guests will enjoy beats by Jarrell Entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, as well as the Cherry Blossoms blooming in the restaurant's charming back garden. The evening offers a unique opportunity to socialize and network in New York City's famous SoHo neighborhood. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation's research and education initiatives. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre to Launch 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays, the original festival of its kind, returns for its 35th incarnation Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00pm at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street.  (more...)

Cherry Blossom Festival Set for Randall's Island Park Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Come on out to the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Cherry Blossom Festival today, April 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Urban Farm. (more...)

Cherry Blossoms Reveal Their Beauty From Washington, D.C. To Japan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Bonded by a tree rooted in culture and tradition, the Washington, D.C. Ritz-Carlton hotels and the luxury brand's properties throughout Japan have collaborated on an exclusive guide to celebrating Sakura, the iconic Cherry Blossom season. (more...)

Seattle Center's Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Set for 4/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2012

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, April 13 - 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., in the Armory/Center House, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, explores the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japen through live performances, cultural displays, hands-on activities, nese foods, children's activities, and a lively marketplace. (more...)

Japan Society Hosts J-Cation, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Japan Society's annual all-day culture festival j-CATION traditionally promises "a trip to Japan without ever leaving New York City". But the 2012 installment themed around sakura-or Cherry Blossoms, a spring season delight in Japan- promises more: one person will walk away with an actual trip to Japan. As the concluding event in the Sakura - Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms programming series commemorating the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to Washington, DC and New York City's Upper West Side, this year's j-CATION: Sakura transports visitors to a cherry blossom-filled haven of workshops, crafts and mini language lessons; a classic film screening; a Japanese-style game show with a grand prize of a round trip ticket to Japan; live music concerts; DJ party; stunning design art from the exhibition Deco Japan; and a hana-mi (cherry blossom viewing) lounge with seasonally appropriate drinks and snacks for purchase. (more...)

Workshops and Japan Giveaway at j-CATION: Sakura Festival, April 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Japan Society's annual all-day culture festival j-CATION traditionally promises "a trip to Japan without ever leaving New York City". But the 2012 installment themed around sakura-or Cherry Blossoms, a spring season delight in Japan- promises more: one lucky person will walk away with an actual trip to Japan. (more...)

Seattle Center's Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Set for 4/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, April 13 - 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., in the Armory/Center House, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, explores the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japen through live performances, cultural displays, hands-on activities, nese foods, children's activities, and a lively marketplace. (more...)

Workshops and Japan Giveaway at j-CATION: Sakura Festival, April 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

Japan Society's annual all-day culture festival j-CATION traditionally promises "a trip to Japan without ever leaving New York City". But the 2012 installment themed around sakura-or Cherry Blossoms, a spring season delight in Japan- promises more: one lucky person will walk away with an actual trip to Japan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chuckling with Chekov, VANYA AND MASHA AND SONIA AND SPIKE
by Amanda Finn - Apr 10, 2015

A quaint, well-loved home is where the scene is set. Minimal set dressings to mask the beautiful awkwardness of the first scene - with remnants of Anton Chekov's greatest works scattered upon the mantle. A seagull, a sister, a cluster of Cherry Blossoms, and a brood of hens watch over the home from their perch. These little trinkets are entirely appropriate since three of the four title roles were named after Chekov's characters. Vanya, the brother in the play, blames the unfortunate circumstance of his unusual name on his having professors for parents. (more...)

BikeToursDirect Offers Bicycle Tours Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Colorful buds and flowers are a sure sign of spring and beckon travelers to the Great Outdoors. With BikeToursDirect, travelers can shake their winter blues and venture out on cycling tours to see some of the greatest blooms around the world. Offering more than 400 bicycle tours worldwide, BikeToursDirect puts cyclists in the right place at the right time to catch peak bloom seasons, including lavender, lotus, tulips, and Cherry Blossoms. (more...)

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