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LAMTA Presents COME TOGETHER – THE BEATLES COVERED / UNCOVERED Photo LAMTA Presents COME TOGETHER – THE BEATLES COVERED / UNCOVERED
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

COME TOGETHER – The Beatles Covered / Uncovered is LAMTA's exuberant, energetic, and  entertaining dance production for 2022. ...
Night of Ideas 2022: Patti Smith and More Join 250+ Artists and Visionaries in Marath Photo Night of Ideas 2022: Patti Smith and More Join 250+ Artists and Visionaries in Marathon of Public Programs and Performances
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Villa Albertine today announced the lineup for the US edition of Night of Ideas, a free annual nocturnal marathon of philosophical debates, performances, readings and more, hosted in 19 cities across the country this May. The US joins the international community in celebrating this global event, whi...
Works By Jeffrey Gibson, Peter Sacks, and Others Enter Rose Collection Photo Works By Jeffrey Gibson, Peter Sacks, and Others Enter Rose Collection
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Purchased with funds from the museum's endowment, the most recent acquisitions include Jeffrey Gibson's BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY (2021), Barkley L. Hendricks's photograph Self Portrait with Black Hat (1980–2013), Peter Sacks's mix-media work Without Name (2020), and Marie Watt's Forerunner (2020)....
Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Fundraising Event to Pay Tribute to Late Country Music I Photo Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Fundraising Event to Pay Tribute to Late Country Music Icon
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s  (DBDT) annual fundraising event, The BIG Dance, features a Boot Scootin’ Boogie: Hometown Salute to Charley Pride, the late country music icon honored with the 2020 CMA Lifetime Achievement Award....
Kathryn Frady Joins Opéra Louisiane As The Company's New General Director Photo Kathryn Frady Joins Opéra Louisiane As The Company's New General Director
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

Opéra Louisiane has announced the appointment of Kathryn Frady as the new General Director. Frady will begin her new role with Opéra Louisiane part-time as of June 2022 and full-time August 2022....
Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & Photo Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & National Black Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre will present Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma, directed by Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz....
Asian American Arts Alliance and The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts An Photo Asian American Arts Alliance and The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Announce Inaugural Cohort of New Residency Program
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

The Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and The Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) have announced the inaugural cohort of The Bandung 2022 Residency Program, the first NYC-based residency intended to foster understanding and allyship between the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) and B...
Meet The 20 Mediamakers Selected For The New Sundance Institute Humanities Sustainabi Photo Meet The 20 Mediamakers Selected For The New Sundance Institute Humanities Sustainability Fellowship
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the names of the mediamakers selected for the new Humanities Sustainability Fellowship, a year-long program providing 20 U.S.-based under-resourced nonfiction mediamakers whose work and livelihood have been grossly affected by the pandemic with direct...
Vieux Farka Touré Releases New Single 'Ngala Kaourene' Photo Vieux Farka Touré Releases New Single 'Ngala Kaourene'
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Touré—who is known as the “Hendrix of the Sahara” and the son of the late Desert Blues pioneer Ali Farka Touré—spent two years making Les Racines, representing a deep reconnection with the Songhai music of Northern Mali known as Desert Blues, made famous by his father. Watch the music video for the ...
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Artist Roster for the 2022/23 Ensemble Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Artist Roster for the 2022/23 Ensemble
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the professional artist-development program at Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced the complete roster of 16 artists who comprise its 2022/23 Ensemble....
Omah Lay Releases New Single 'Woman' Photo Omah Lay Releases New Single 'Woman'
by Michael Major - May 20, 2022

Riding a wave of incredible momentum to international recognition, Afro-fusion star Omah Lay unveils a new single and music video entitled “Woman” on SIRE/Warner Records. Most importantly, it sets the stage for the arrival of his much-anticipated debut album, Boy Alone. Watch the music video for the...
Two New Feature Films and Two-Week Festival of Shorts Announced for PrideArts Summer Photo Two New Feature Films and Two-Week Festival of Shorts Announced for PrideArts Summer Streaming Film Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

The documentary feature LOOK ME OVER: LIBERACE will lead off PrideArts' summer streaming film program, with a week-long run from June 1-8. Jeremy J.P. Fekete’s profile of the famously flamboyant pianist will be available for eight days only....
Al Fresco Dining in the City-Fabulous Fifteen Photo Al Fresco Dining in the City-Fabulous Fifteen
by Marina Kennedy - May 19, 2022

As warmer weather finally approaches, get a jumpstart on summer at these fifteen stunning spots to dine and drink al fresco in NYC. From rooftops, to fine dining, and the best pizza, there’s a destination for everyone. Check out these selections, plan a meal and enjoy delightful outdoor dining....
Pianist Rosa Antonelli to Appear In Concert May 25 At Manhattan's Klavierhaus, Presen Photo Pianist Rosa Antonelli to Appear In Concert May 25 At Manhattan's Klavierhaus, Presented By Harvardwood
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Pianist Rosa Antonelli will be in concert on Wednesday, May 25 @ 7:30 PM at Klavierhaus, 790 11th Ave. in Manhattan, presented by Harvardwood....
Chart-Topping Singer-Songwriter Sarantos Talks COVID-related Chronic Pain On Latest Photo Chart-Topping Singer-Songwriter Sarantos Talks COVID-related Chronic Pain On Latest Single
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022

On his 2021 album release, 'Covid Survivor,' Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sarantos revealed his diagnosis and struggle with the Coronavirus. The album pulled back the veil with iTunes chart-topping singles, 'I Never Catch the Train,' '911 & The Fallen,' 'I Just Don't Care,' and more. Now, the pro...
SKY OF DARKNESS, A New Play By Siting Yang to Get 2022 World Premiere Photo SKY OF DARKNESS, A New Play By Siting Yang to Get 2022 World Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - May 09, 2022

Pan Palisetty Production present the world premiere of Sky of Darkness written by Siting Yang, directed by Rakesh Palisetty. Produced by Zhe Pan and Devin Ray Ramirez, June 2-12, 2022. ...
Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Fundraising Event to Pay Tribute to Late Country Music I Photo Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Fundraising Event to Pay Tribute to Late Country Music Icon
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022

Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s  (DBDT) annual fundraising event, The BIG Dance, features a Boot Scootin’ Boogie: Hometown Salute to Charley Pride, the late country music icon honored with the 2020 CMA Lifetime Achievement Award....
Emerson College Announces 142nd Commencement Exercise For Class Of 2022, May 8 Photo Emerson College Announces 142nd Commencement Exercise For Class Of 2022, May 8
by A.A. Cristi - May 06, 2022

Emerson College, the nation's premier institution for the arts, communication, and the liberal arts, will hold its 142nd Commencement at Agganis Arena on Sunday, May 8, 2022. ...
Actress and Producer Alice Krige to Star in Psychological Thriller, 'SHE WILL' Photo Actress and Producer Alice Krige to Star in Psychological Thriller, 'SHE WILL'
by Marissa Tomeo - May 12, 2022

Esteemed actress and producer Alice Krige is a respected force in the film and theatre world amassing a career that covers over 40 years in entertainment. From her first theatrical role in the ‘Best Picture’ Academy Award-winning film CHARIOTS OF FIRE, to starring opposite film legends Fred Astaire ...
Unreleased Michael Jackson Material on 'Thriller' 40 Anniversary 2 CD Set Photo Unreleased Michael Jackson Material on 'Thriller' 40 Anniversary 2 CD Set
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

Michael Jackson Thriller 40 is a double CD set comprised of Michael’s original masterpiece Thriller and an exciting second disc full of surprises for fans including never-released tracks which were worked on by Michael for the Thriller album.   To date, the album has amassed in excess of 100 million...
Renowned Blues Musician JP Soars Plays Live And Local In Pompano Beach Photo Renowned Blues Musician JP Soars Plays Live And Local In Pompano Beach
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

The Ali Cultural Arts Center will expand the South Florida musical landscape by providing a stage for the area's best bands with the Live and Local Concert Series, showcasing all genres, including rock & roll, hip-hop, grunge, reggae, blues, classic pop, alternative and more! ...
Music Institute Chorale Presents FROM AFRICA June 5 At Nichols Concert Hall Photo Music Institute Chorale Presents FROM AFRICA June 5 At Nichols Concert Hall
by A.A. Cristi - May 06, 2022

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg with Gregory Shifrin on piano, concludes its 2021–22 season with From Africa, a free concert Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. The performance also will be available via livestream....
LAMTA Presents COME TOGETHER – THE BEATLES COVERED / UNCOVERED Photo LAMTA Presents COME TOGETHER – THE BEATLES COVERED / UNCOVERED
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

COME TOGETHER – The Beatles Covered / Uncovered is LAMTA's exuberant, energetic, and  entertaining dance production for 2022. ...
Singer-Songwriter Sarantos Opens Up About His Personal Battle With COVID-Related Chro Photo Singer-Songwriter Sarantos Opens Up About His Personal Battle With COVID-Related Chronic Pain On Latest Single
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

On his 2021 album release, 'Covid Survivor,' Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sarantos revealed his diagnosis and struggle with the Coronavirus. ...
Mobley Releases New Single 'themesong' Photo Mobley Releases New Single 'themesong'
by Michael Major - May 19, 2022

Multi-talented songsmith, record producer, filmmaker, writer, advocate, and one-man tour de force Mobley has released his new single “themesong” via Last Gang. Plus, watch the coinciding video which was directed, produced and edited by Mobley himself during a spontaneous trip to South Africa. Plus, ...