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Pink Fringe to Present PERFORMR at Brighton Fringe, May 3-4 & 24-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

This May, Pink Fringe are excited to launch their sensational new art cruising app, Performr, developed with performance artist Brian Lobel. Apps like Grindr and Scruff have spilled into mainstream culture, with Tinder and countless others changing the way we meet up, pick up, and break up. Performr offers you the opportunity to hook up with an artist to digitally experience a specially made performance or, if you say all the right things, to experience it in the flesh... (more...)

Youth from Across the UK Participate in NATIONAL MEMORY - LOCAL STORIES Art Project
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Over seventy young people from across the UK have joined together at the National Portrait Gallery, London, to showcase their creative and personal responses to the First World War and its impact on their local areas, and to see their finished artwork go live on the National Portrait Gallery's website. The young people are all participants in National Memory - Local Stories, a nation-wide project led by the Gallery to help young people uncover personal connections with the First World War as part of its four-year programme commemorating the centenary. (more...)

AARP Celebrates Remarkable Baby Boom Generation with Documentary Film, Book and National Museum Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

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Miller Theatre Composer Portraits Series with the Work of JEAN-BAPTISTE BARRIERE Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2013-14 Composer Portraits series with a multi-faceted exploration of the work of Jean-Baptiste Barrière featuring Raphaële Kennedy, soprano Camilla Hoitenga, flute Margaret Lancaster, flute Aliisa Neige Barrière, violin and Nathan Davis, percussion. The show is today, March 29, 2014, 8:00 p.m at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Presents INTIMATE IMPRESSIONISM FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Now thru 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, featuring the work of 19th century avant-garde painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition includes nearly 70 paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and features a selection of intimately scaled impressionist and post-impressionist still lifes, Portraits and landscapes, whose charm and fluency invite close scrutiny. (more...)

Gallery Henoch Presents MEL LEIPZIG, 3/27-4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

At 78 years old, Mel Leipzig hustles a four-foot canvas out of his white van and sets up for the day's project; he is painting a young female tattoo artist in her shop. This marks the first of 8 weekly visits he will make before the canvas is ready to exhibit. (more...)

Artwork by North Carolina Artist Presented at MDA Art Collection
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

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The de Young and the Kimbell Art Museum Present BOTTICELLI TO BRAQUE: MASTERPIECES FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The de Young and the Kimbell Art Museum are pleased to announce Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, a selection of paintings from Scotland's premier art collections. (more...)

The Oakland East Bay Symphony Presents NOTES FROM INDIA, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

As they continue a successful and varied 25th anniversary season, Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony present the latest world-wandering chapter in their innovative and popular series exploring symphonic music from various world cultures with Notes from India Today, March 28, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The program will include the world premiere of Where Shadow Chases Light, a new work by young Indian composer Juhi Bansal in her Oakland East Bay Symphony debut, commissioned as part of the Symphony'sNew Visions/New Vistas Commissioning Project, supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. The evening will also feature sitar soloist Stephen Slawek performing Ravi Shankar's Concert No. 1 for Sitar and Orchestra, excerpts from Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar's Passages and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92. A pre-concert talk by John Kendall Bailey and Juhi Bansal will take place at 7pm and concert is sponsored in part by Mueller Nicholls Builders. For information, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)

TheKnot.com Releases 2013 Wedding Statistics
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), a global media and technology leader and creator of the top wedding website TheKnot.com, today released the results of its annual Real Weddings Study. This comprehensive report surveyed nearly 13,000 US brides and grooms married in 2013. TheKnot.com 2013 Real Weddings Study captures detailed information on the average cost of a wedding, average number of wedding guests, wedding style trends and other key statistics related to weddings in America. (more...)

New! iSelfie, a Free Wireless Remote Selfie Camera App That Allows Users to Take Pictures Remotely from Another iOS Device
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Taking self-Portraits or group shots with an iPhone at arm's length can be a real hassle. The front camera quality is limited and the photo background is not wide enough. iSelfie, the wireless remote selfie camera, is a free iPhone app that lets the user take pictures remotely from another iOS device. (more...)

NBC News to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary with Special Cross-Platform Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Over the next two weeks, NBC News will mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with far-reaching coverage across all broadcasts and platforms (more...)

VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Comes to Symphony Space, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego to Open New Tim Youd Exhibition on 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Artist Tim Youd, as part of his ongoing critically acclaimed undertaking to retype 100 classic novels, will be retyping all seven of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels. Through Marlowe, the quintessential hard boiled detective, Chandler both defined and transcended the detective fiction genre. Youd's Chandler Cycle will culminate in a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla. The show opens to the public on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and runs through August 31, 2014. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival Continues for 14th Year with FROM SCREEN TO SCORE, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Pacific Symphony's critically-acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF) continues for the 14th year with "From Screen to Score: New Concert Music by Famous Film Composers"-who happen to be four of today's biggest Hollywood heavy-hitters: John Williams ("Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T., the Extra Terrestrial"), Howard Shore ("Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit," "Hugo"), James Horner ("Titanic," "Star Trek," "Apollo 13") and Elliot Goldenthal ("Alien 3," "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin"). Together, these iconic composers boast 11 Oscars and countless billions of box office dollars. They also hold the ironic position of simultaneously being the most-heard orchestral composers ever (the soundtrack for "Titanic" sold 30 million copies), yet their music is the least performed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STRIKING RESEMBLANCE Brings Honest, Insigtful Portraiture to the Zimmerli Museum
by Patrick Kennedy - Apr 8, 2014

The genre-specific exhibition STRIKING RESEMBLANCE focuses on a difficult artform--the portrait--and reveals moments of enjoyment and enlightenment. (more...)

NBC News Sets Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Over the next two weeks, NBC News will mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with far-reaching coverage across all broadcasts and platforms, featuring personal stories of survival and recovery, new details behind the investigation, and previews of the preparations for this year's marathon. (more...)

Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Below, check out quotables from"THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON" MARCH 31 - APRIL 4! (more...)

Taking The Lid Off America's Trash Cans: GLAD Uncovers Country's Waste Habits With Photojournalist Peter Menzel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On average, Americans send about half of their waste to landfill. Focused on spreading awareness about this eye-opening issue, The Glad Products Company sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio's newest photo series, a project called 'Waste in Focus,' that takes a real life, moment-in-time look at what eight families around the country are recycling, composting and sending to landfill in a recent week. (more...)

Jewish Museum to Present Mel Bochner: Strong Language, 5/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

From May 2 through September 21, 2014, The Jewish Museum will present Mel Bochner: Strong Language, a survey of Bochner's career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of words. The exhibition will include over 70 text-based works. Among the highlights are his mid-1960s Portrait Drawings, never before exhibited in New York, and paintings from the last decade using synonyms derived from the latest edition of Roget's Thesaurus. Bochner was inspired by the Thesaurus' new permissiveness to broaden his linguistic references, juxtaposing proper with vernacular, formal against vulgar, high against low. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

BWW Features: OUT LOUD Takes to the Road in 'Massive' Undertaking
by David De Almo - Apr 3, 2014

OUT LOUD's Kira Hawkridge is young for an artistic director - younger even than the slew of still comparatively young AD's elsewhere in the state. Separating her further from those other groups, like it or not, is her gender. There are very few female AD's in this market, but Hawkridge isn't one to let age or gender slow her down -- or box her in. (more...)

On April 4, New York City Becomes a Digital Minefield
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The exhibit, entitled “Sweeper,” is a multi-sensory experience that combines visual, audio, physical, mobile and interactive installation elements. To experience the Sweeper exhibit, visitors need to download the Sweeper mobile app available at www.getsweeper.com. Using Apple's iBeacon technology, Sweeper provides an audio tour guide and beacons to simulate the experience of walking through a minefield. The exhibit also features poignant Portraits of mine victims by renowned photographer Marco Grob, as well as educational and donation resources from UNMAS. Together, this experience is designed to bring awareness to the urgent need for landmine assistance. (more...)

Painting in Italy During the Risorgimento Presented at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

On Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Staten Island Museum Art Curator Robert Bunkin will present 'I Macchiaioli: Painting in Italy During the Risorgimento.' (more...)

Parmigianino's SCHIAVA TURCA Comes to US for the First Time at The Frick, 5/13-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Parmigianino's 'Schiava Turca,' newly interpreted and in the US for the first time, will come to the Frick Collection May 13 through July 20, 2014. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Features Exhibition on Life of Virginia Woolf, July 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced today, Thursday 3 April, that it is to hold a significant exhibition exploring the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf, one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century. Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, on display from 10 July until 26 October, will feature painted Portraits, photographs, drawings and rare archival material, including a letter to her sister, Vanessa Bell, written shortly before her suicide. (more...)

Adriana Varejao on View at Lehmann Maupin, Begin. 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

For her fifth exhibition with the gallery, Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by one of Brazil's leading artists, Adriana Varejão, opening April 24, 2014. Through painting, sculpture, installation and photography, Varejão addresses themes of colonialism, miscegenation and anthropology in Brazil, one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Thursday, April 24 from 6 to 8PM. (more...)

Andrew Garland & Warren Jones Set for Benefit Concert at The Spire, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Plymouth's Spire Center for Performing Arts presents a gala opening series Celebrity Benefit Concert featuring nationally renowned baritone Andrew Garland and legendary pianist Warren Jones on Friday, May 16, 7:30 pm at 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth. The concert is a featured event in their 2-month long opening celebration of concerts, performances and Plymouth's first ever Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Festival. (more...)

National Museums Scotland Listings Until 5/25 Feature SCOTLAND CREATES, POWER OF TEN, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The National Museums Scotland's listings until May 25th are below. They include exhibits such as Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place, Power of Ten: Inventing Logarithms and much more. There are also many activities and events for families and for adults. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Details for 'Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the details for Fassbinder: Romantic Anarchist (Part 1), May 16 – June 1. Divided into two parts, the retrospective will be the most extensive presentation of Fassbinder's films in New York since 1997, with Part 1 including almost all of his work leading up to 1974 and Part 2 (screening in November) to pick up from 1974 through 1982. The ambitious two-part series will include all of his theatrical features, much of his television work, films he starred in, films that influenced him, and films that were influenced by his work. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Presents TOWER + BACH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2013-14 Bach, Revisited series with Tower + Bach tonight, April 17, 2014. Joan Tower intersperses her chamber music with movements of the 5th Brandenburg featuring the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble. (more...)

The National Gallery of Victoria Presents SUE FORD, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The ground-breaking work of Australian photographer and filmmaker Sue Ford will be explored in a major retrospective opening at the National Gallery of Victoria today, 17 April. One of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers, Ford is recognised for her inventive and unique approaches to the medium and passionate engagement with feminism and gender issues, contemporary politics and the histories of Australia and its Indigenous people. (more...)

Three Artists Have Been Short-Listed for the BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Their sitters are a homeless man in Germany who earns money by cleaning car windscreens, an American woman who was reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and the Bath-based grandmother and model featured in Channel Four's Fabulous Fashionistas. (more...)

Markus Staley Photography Announces Complimentary Anniversary Shoot Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Markus Staley Photography (http://www.MarkusStaleyPhotography.com), Toronto's leading local and destination wedding photographer, is announcing the winners of the complimentary anniversary shoot. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Video Games Live & More Included in RPO's Full 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2014-15 Philharmonics and Pops concerts in February, but today reveals the remainder of its 92nd season, presented by Dawn & Jacques Lipson. Subscriptions to OrKIDStra and Sunday Matinees are available today to new and renewing subscribers, and tickets for Specials are now available as add-ons to all 14/15 subscribers. Single tickets for all 14/15 concerts go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1, 2014. (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Expand Range, Welcome New Executive Producer
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The New York Times reports that PBS's long-running American Masters series will be extending its subject range to important figures in Science and industry, as well as welcoming Michael Kantor as its new executive producer in 2014-15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS is a Captivating Look at the Dark Side of America
by Jeff Davis - Apr 15, 2014

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New App to Help You Navigate the NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

To help audiences navigate and enhance their Next Wave Festival 2014 experience, Next Wave has partnered with Art Processors and Three Thousand to create a new experiential Next Wave App for iPhone and Android devices. Creators of MONA's The O and Melbourne Zoo's I, Animal apps, Art Processors' app includes full program and ticket details, artist interviews, anecdotes and other extras, an interactive 'Free Rides' planner to map the Festival's free attractions and a selection of nearby food and drink hand-picked by Three Thousand. (more...)

The Bush Dilemma Has The Art World's Panties in a Bunch
by Barry Kostrinsky - Apr 11, 2014

The art world has its panties in a bunch. George Bush has entered some hallowed halls through a side door. Powerful teams of married art writers are reviewing his painted Portraits of world leaders he met while playing president. Lady Gaga and Jay-Z were allowed in at the top of the art world for a day. Her pop fame and costumes and his good looks, money and past rap edge were enough to get them in and after all they were already in the music world: that suburb just down the block from the art world. Zimmerman entered the art world through the prison gates, the only pain less prison backdoor I can imagine. But George W Bush came in through a White house back door quite unlike the one JFK slipped in and out of in his day. (more...)

BILL W. AND DR. BOB to End Off-Broadway Run on 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

BILL W. AND DR. BOB - the critically acclaimed play by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey that Variety calls 'deeply human, audience embracing, [and] a remarkable story' will conclude its Off-Broadway run at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) on Sunday, May 4th, it has been announced by Dr. Shem and Dr. Surrey, and General Manager Darren Lee Cole. BILL W. AND DR. BOB is sponsored by Hazelden/Betty Ford Foundation. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Reunite Four Portraits by Francisco de Goya, 4/22 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

By special arrangement with the Banco de España, from April 22 through August 3, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reunite for the first time four Portraits painted by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) that were commissioned by the Count of Altamira, who was a director of the bank. (more...)

Street Artist Swoon to Open Immersive Installation at Brooklyn Museum, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Brooklyn-based street artist Swoon will create a monumental site-specific installation in the fifth-floor rotunda of the Brooklyn Museum. Swoon: Submerged Motherlands will transform the gallery into a fantastic landscape and immersive experience, and will be on view from April 11 through August 24, 2014. (more...)

Miller Theatre Concludes 2013-14 Composer Portraits Series with LIZA LIM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts concludes the 2013-14 Composer Portraits series with the music of Australian composer, Liza Lim, featuring International Contemporary Ensemble: Karina Cannellakis, conductor, Tony Arnold, soprano, Gareth Flowers, trumpet, Ross Karre, percussion, and Michael Nicolas, cello. The show is tonight, April 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre. (more...)

The Met Museum Presents GOYA AND THE ALTAMIRA FAMILY, 4/22-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

By special arrangement with the Banco de España, from April 22 through August 3, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reunite for the first time four Portraits painted by Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) that were commissioned by the Count of Altamira, who was a director of the bank. Goya and the Altamira Family will consist of Banco de España's portrait of the Count of Altamira; the Metropolitan's beloved Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga, the so-called “Red Boy;” the beautiful portrait of Manuel's mother and sister, Condesa de Altamira and Her Daughter, María Agustina, from the Metropolitan Museum's Robert Lehman Collection; and a portrait of Manuel Osorio's brother Vicente Joaquin de Toledo, from a private collection. All four Portraits were painted between 1786 and 1788, when Goya was beginning to experiment with aristocratic portraiture. A fifth portrait depicting Count Altamira's middle son, Juan María Osorio, was painted around the same time by Agustín Esteve, one of Goya's pupils, and will be lent by the Cleveland Museum of Art. (more...)

New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert Launch the Inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From May 28 to June 7, 2014, the New York Philharmonic will present the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL, a kaleidoscopic exploration of today's music by a wide range of composers through (more...)

Music from the Original Series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Out 5/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises announced today the release of MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SERIES ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, from the hit series Orange Is the New Black on May 13. (more...)

The National Gallery of Victoria Presents SUE FORD, 4/17-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The ground-breaking work of Australian photographer and filmmaker Sue Ford will be explored in a major retrospective opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on 17 April. One of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers, Ford is recognised for her inventive and unique approaches to the medium and passionate engagement with feminism and gender issues, contemporary politics and the histories of Australia and its Indigenous people. (more...)

In Performance: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF' John Douglas Thompson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features actor John Douglas Thompson in a scene from "Satchmo at the Waldorf' (more...)

Wagner Moura to Play Pablo Escobar in Netflix's NARCOS
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Brazil's top film star Wagner Moura will bring back to life the charismatic trafficker and politician Pablo Escobar in a Netflix Original Series Narcos from acclaimed director Jose Padilha and Gaumont International Television. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Presents LEARNING TO LOOK, SUMMER TEACHER INSTITUTE, 7/7-9, 7/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. (more...)

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