Cultural News and informations
Critic?s Notebook: Monica Germino Melds Violin and Electronics
The violinist Monica Gemino, accompanied by electronics, performed several works at the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:51
Music Review: Alarm Will Sound Oozes With Resolve at Le Poisson Rouge
For the fifth anniversary of the club Le Poisson Rouge, the group, led by Caleb Burhans, played pieces whose creation spanned the past 10 years.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:50
Music Review: Call It ?The Green Card of Figaro,? With Thanks to Mozart
In Morningside Opera’s “¡Figaro! (90210),” an adaptation of Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro,” Figaro and Susana are undocumented Mexican workers.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:49
English Gavels Resound in a Trove Headed to Yale
Yale University has acquired a vast and renowned collection of English lawbooks and legal manuscripts assembled by the barrister Anthony Taussig.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:46
Back at the Whitney, Tinkering With Perception
Robert Irwin’s installation “Scrim Veil — Black Rectangle — Natural Light,” last seen on the Whitney Museum’s fourth floor in 1977, will be back through Sept. 1.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:39
In Oscar?s Home, the Leadership Jockeying Begins
Don’t call it a “campaign” for president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But the contenders are lining up and alliances are quietly being sealed.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:33
Music Review: Rossano Sportiello Pays Tribute to George Shearing
The Italian jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello emphasized the pop-classical connection while paying tribute to George Shearing.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:32
Dance Review: A New ?Rite? by Mark Morris, With the Bad Plus at Ojai North
Mark Morris’s adaptation of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” had its debut at the Ojai North festival in California last week.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:28
Two Groups Rekindle Fight Over Anne Frank
A lawsuit has exposed a fight between two organizations with diverging ideas of how to preserve the young diarist’s legacy.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:25
Bridge: One Deal That Led to the USA-1 Bermuda Bowl Team
The open trial earlier this month selected the two teams to represent the United States in this year’s Bermuda Bowl world championship.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:20
Books of The Times: The Psychic Siblings of ?Sisterland,? by Curtis Sittenfeld
“Sisterland,” a new novel from Curtis Sittenfeld, centers on identical twin sisters with psychic powers who have chosen contrasting lifestyles.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:11
Music Review: The Postal Service Delivers at the Barclays Center
The Postal Service played cuts from its only album, “Give Up,” in a concert at the Barclays Center.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 23:03
Dance Review: InNprogress Collective in ?Oceania,? at LaMaMa Moves!
“Oceania,” choreographed by Afshin Varjavandi, was nearly nonstop as the overlapping swell of solos, duets and group relay patterns gave way to the next wave of dancing.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 22:52
Music Review: ?Yeezus,? Kanye West?s Raw and Jolting New Album
Kanye West’s sixth solo album, “Yeezus,” arrives with all eyes and ears on Mr. West, but the sound and attitude often say more than the actual words.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 16-Jun-2013 20:25
CINEMA: EU reaches deal on French ?cultural exception?
EU trade ministers struck a deal Friday that complies with a French request for the audiovisual sector to be excluded from a free trade agreement with the United States, a so-called cultural exception that would protect it from US dominance.
Source : www.france24.com | 15-Jun-2013 08:31
A Building Famous for Its Parties (Not to Mention Art)
Over the course of almost five decades, 404 East 14th Street in Manhattan has been home to a remarkable collection of artists — among them Claes Oldenburg, Larry Rivers and the filmmaker Wes Anderson.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 05:34
Character Study: The Sculptor Backstage
Regan Kimmel, 58, keeps busy bending wire into masterpieces while working as the stage doorman at the Longacre Theater.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 04:07
Spotlight | Water Mill: For New York City Buskers, an East End Platform
Even though the acts in a new musical series all perform in New York City’s subways, the Parrish Art Museum made musical diversity a priority when selecting them.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 03:27
Theater Review | New Jersey: A Review of ?Present Laughter,? at Two River Theater Company
Noël Coward’s witty leading man is the sole center of attention in Two River Theater Company’s production of “Present Laughter.”
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 03:22
Theater Review | Long Island: A Review of ?Lend Me a Tenor,? in Sag Harbor
“Lend Me a Tenor,” Ken Ludwig’s clever farce set in 1934, is filled with manic disagreements, elaborate subterfuges and broadly telegraphed attempts at seduction.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 02:59
Theater Review | Connecticut: A Review of ?Becoming Dr. Ruth,? at TheaterWorks Hartford
“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” at TheaterWorks Hartford, details the life, with its hardships, of the famous on-the-air therapist.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 02:49
Theater Review | Westchester: A Review of ?Last of the Red Hot Lovers,? at the Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls
The Schoolhouse Theater’s lighthearted production of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” which first opened on Broadway in 1969, brings back those days with a clear eye and a warm heart.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 02:31
Laurie Anderson?s Wall-to-Wall Summer
Ms. Anderson has some superhuman multimedia tasks before her this summer, including a collaboration with the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 00:30
Critic?s Notebook: Unwelcome Innovation Earns Gamers? Jeers
At E3, a video game trade show where novelty is prized, Microsoft drew resentment for its plans to monitor gamers’ use of resold games.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 00:23
Dance Review: Patricia Noworol Teams Up With Renegade for a Dance Theater Piece
The dance-theater artist Patricia Noworol teams up with the German hip-hop company Renegade for “?Culture” at Danspace Project.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 00:09
Player in Leaks Case, Out From Behind Camera
The documentarian Laura Poitras says her role in the leaking of American surveillance programs was “not something I was seeking out.”
Source : www.nytimes.com | 15-Jun-2013 00:03
Music Review: The Julie Ruin, Body/Head and Majical Cloudz Play Northside
The Julie Ruin, led by Kathleen Hanna, and Body/Head, with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, made intriguing, urgent music at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn on Thursday night.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 23:48
Agency Says LG Headquarters Would Hurt Views
In the face of opposition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and environmentalists, the Environmental Protection Agency has changed its mind about cooperating in the building of a complex for LG Electonics atop the New Jersey Palisades.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 23:33
The Pianist Davide Martello Calms Istanbul Tensions
When Davide Martello hauled a grand piano into Taksim Square in Istanbul and started playing, protesters and the police alike shared hours of calm.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 23:18
Critic?s Notebook: ?True Blood,? in a New Season, Seems to Renew Its Vows
“True Blood,” the Southern gothic supernatural soap opera, which begins its sixth season on HBO on Sunday, signals an effort, or at least a wish, to return to simpler story lines.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 23:16
Bridge: Open Trials for the Bermuda Bowl
The winners of the open trial in Orlando, Fla., this month were young, and they have added two “old-timers” for the championship in September in Bali, Indonesia.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 23:08
ArtsBeat: No Pritzker Prize for Denise Scott Brown
The jury for the architecture prize declined to retroactively honor Ms. Scott Brown for work she did alongside her design partner and husband, Robert Venturi, who won the award in 1991.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 23:07
ArtsBeat: Graphic Books Best Sellers: A New Spin on the Hulk
“Indestructible Hulk,” written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu, is at No. 9 on the hardcover list.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 22:40
Dance Review: Ballet Tech Performs at the Joyce Theater
Kids Dance, a program for school children known as Ballet Tech, performed at the Joyce Theater in works by Eliot Feld.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 22:30
Spare Times for Children for June 14-20
A guide to cultural events in New York for children, teenagers and families.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 22:19
Music Review: ?Rite of Spring,? With Clanging Pianos and Drums
Erik Ochsner conducted four pianists in “The Rite of Spring” at Le Poisson Rouge, as two percussionists added eerie bells, shivery shimmers and sudden crashes.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 22:18
ArtsBeat: New Jersey Declares Clarence Clemons Day
A resolution signed by Gov. Chris Christie dedicated Jan. 11, Mr. Clemons’s birthday, to honor the saxophone colossus.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 22:13
Music Review: Lionel Bringuier Leads Philharmonic by Himself
The French conductor Lionel Bringuier, who made his New York Philharmonic debut in 2009 at the age of 22, led a full program with the orchestra by himself on Thursday.
Source : www.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 21:16
ArtsBeat: New George Benjamin Opera Is Commissioned
The Royal Opera in London commissioned Mr. Benjamin to compose his third opera. Martin Crimp is to write the libretto.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 20:40
ArtsBeat: The Sweet Spot: The Books of Summer
In this week’s video, A. O. Scott, David Carr and others talk about what they will be reading this summer.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 20:34
ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Science of Female Desire
Daniel Bergner talks about his new book, “What Do Women Want?”
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 20:25
ArtsBeat: Starz Adds New Drama Series ?Power,? Produced by 50 Cent
50 Cent will be an executive producer on “Power,” a new Starz series created by Courtney Kemp Agboh, about a fictional nightclub owner who lives a double life as a drug kingpin.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 19:59
ArtsBeat: Michigan Attorney General Says Detroit Museum Could Not Sell Art
The Michigan Attorney General has released an opinion that says the Detroit Institute for the Arts could not sells any of its art as part of a bailout plan for the financially troubled city.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 19:27
ArtsBeat: ?True Blood? Star Will Play Stanley in ?Streetcar?
Joe Manganiello, who plays a werewolf in the HBO series, will star opposite René Augesen in a Yale Repertory Theater production.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 19:21
ArtsBeat: Salzburg Festival, Losing Artistic Director to La Scala, Cuts Short His Term
Alexander Pereira, who is to take over as general manager of Teatro alla Scala in 2015, will be leaving the Salzburg Festival earlier than expected.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 18:53
ArtsBeat: Kim Deal Leaves the Pixies
In a statement, the other band members said that Ms. Deal will always be welcome to return to the group.
Source : artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | 14-Jun-2013 18:52