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Scandalous painting inspires new London ballet 'Strapless'

By Vera Afdjei LONDON (Reuters) - When acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon first saw "Portrait of Madame X", he was captivated by the painting that caused a social uproar in 19th century Paris. The John Singer Sargent portrait of married socialite Amelie Gautreau showed her in a black dress with one of her jeweled straps slipping off her right shoulder. Unveiled in 1884, the painting was deemed provocative and shocked Parisian high society.

Sizzle Pie's New Artist Series Pizza Boxes Bring Artworks from Around the Nation

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Veronica Fish Named Regular Series Artist on ARCHIE

Veronica Fish Named Regular Series Artist on ARCHIE Fish joins writer Mark Waid for the continuing adventures of Archie Andrews.


Adele officially best-selling artist of 2015

Adele officially best-selling artist of 2015 Adele, who broke records with her song "Hello" and latest album "25," was officially the biggest artist of 2015. Global music industry body IFPI said that the British ballad singer was the top-selling musical act last year based on worldwide sales of recordings. Adele achieved the feat for the full year even though she did not release "25" until November 20 and declined to put the album on streaming sites, a rare move at a time when such on-demand services are growing rapidly.


Gawk at Officine Brera's Meaty Menu in the Arts District

Gawk at Officine Brera's Meaty Menu in the Arts District The delayed industrial space has finally come to life. Officine Brera opens for dinner tonight in the Arts District, though beware: it’s already booked up tight and, despite earlier reports directly from the restaurant, they're not accepting walk-ins. At least you can see the menu here, which is full of wood-grilled options and a handful of raw bar bites.The strongest item on the medium-sized menu may well be the carne bovina, a dry aged short rib and ribeye combo that clocks in over $50. ...


Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam launches online Parisian print collection

'In the Snow (Dans la neige),' Ker-Xavier Roussel (1867 - 1944) The Van Gogh Museum‘s "Parisian print world" collection can now be viewed in its entirety online. The collection contains nearly 1800 prints from the Paris "fin de siècle" movement covering a wide range of themes, mediums and techniques. Due to its size and sensitivity to light, the collection of prints, posters and books cannot be displayed in the Amsterdam space's permanent collection but art aficionados can now browse the whole collection at their leisure.


Lady Gaga to receive Grammy Museum award for services to education

US singer Lady Gaga The Grammy Museum is honoring Lady Gaga with a new award. 


Star choreographer Millepied quits Paris ballet

French dancer and choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, posing in Paris Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied said Thursday he was ending his short tenure at the Paris Opera Ballet, after lambasting the ensemble as stuck in the past. In just over a year at the helm, the French former dancer -- husband of Hollywood actress Natalie Portman -- faced stiff resistance to his plans to radically reform the institution, a bastion of classical ballet tradition. The board of the ballet later named former principal ballerina Aurelie Dupont, 43, as his replacement.


Judge lets lawsuit continue against Lucas Museum in Chicago

FILE -This file artist rendering released Sept. 17, 2015, by the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art shows the proposed museum in Chicago. On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, a federal judge in Chicago is expected to rule on whether a Chicago nonprofit group can move ahead with a lawsuit seeking to stop "Star Wars'" filmmaker George Lucas' plan to build a $400 million museum on the shores of Lake Michigan. (Lucas Museum of Narrative Art via AP, File) CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to stop "Star Wars" creator George Lucas from building a $400 million museum along Chicago's lakefront.


'Black Swan' choreographer quits Paris ballet amid tensions

FILE - In this Feb.4, 2015 file photo, Benjamin Millepied, Dance Director of the Paris Opera, ponders a question during the presentation of the new 2015-2016 season of the Opera National of Paris at the Opera Bastille, in Paris. Millepied, who’s married to Hollywood star Natalie Portman and choreographed for the movie “Black Swan,” said Thursday Feb.4, 2016 he’s resigning as dance director at Paris’ premier ballet company. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) PARIS (AP) — Dancer Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed for the 2010 movie "Black Swan" and is married to its star, Natalie Portman, announced Thursday he's stepping down as dance director at Paris' premier ballet company.


Austrian museum seeks sponsors to save 'dark side' of art

A ceramic vase by Michael Powolny is on display at the opening of the exhibition 'Hidden treasures of the collection', at Leopold Museum in Vienna The prestigious home of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele is displaying damaged artworks to raise funds for their restoration. Around 185 pieces by Austrian artists, ranging from turn-of-the-century paintings to Art Deco chairs and lamps, are part of the unconventional Hidden Treasures exhibition. Here, we are showing the dark side of our collection," the Leopold's new director, Hans-Peter Wipplinger, told AFP in a recent interview.


Judge Allows Lawsuit to Proceed Against George Lucas Museum in Chicago

Construction will at least be delayed and the legal proceedings could end up killing the project in Chicago.

'Black Swan' Choreographer Benjamin Millepied Stepping Down as Paris Ballet Dance Director

Millepied, who is married to Natalie Portman, said in a statement that he's leaving for "personal reasons," though French media have reported on tensions around his efforts to innovate at the storied Opera de Paris since he joined 15 months ago.

Lady Gaga to Be Honored by Grammy Museum

The Oscar nominee also will perform at the event alongside Grammy and Oscar winner John Legend.

Michigan art dealer arrested by FBI for selling forgeries

A Michigan art dealer was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday for what authorities say was an extensive scheme to sell counterfeit works by renowned artists including Willem de Kooning. Eric Spoutz, 32, was charged with wire fraud in a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court and arrested at an apartment he has in California, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. According to the complaint, Spoutz from 2010 to March 2015 sold dozens of forged works by famed American artists, including de Kooning, Franz Kline and Joan Mitchell, creating fake documentation to sway buyers of their authenticity.

Michigan art dealer arrested by FBI for selling counterfeits

A Michigan art dealer was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday for what authorities say was an extensive scheme to sell counterfeit works by renowned artists including Willem de Kooning. Eric Ian Hornak Spoutz, 32, was charged with wire fraud in a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court and arrested in an apartment he has in Hollywood, California, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. According to the complaint, Spoutz between 2010 and March 2015 sold dozens of counterfeit works of art by famed American artists, including de Kooning, Franz Kline and Joan Mitchell, creating fake documentation to sway buyers of the pieces' authenticity.

D'Amico Catering Opening New Restaurants in the Minnesota History Center and Mill City Museum

D'Amico Catering Opening New Restaurants in the Minnesota History Center and Mill City Museum The name D'Amico still holds a lot of sway in Minnesota. This is the company that for a long time ran the prestigious D'Amico Kitchen, a training ground for Minneapolis' fine-dining talents. Although that restaurant is slowing fading into the tapestry of local restaurant history, the company has continued to grow and evolve locally and in Florida with the popular fast/casual D'Amico & Sons brand and higher end restaurants such as Loring Park's Cafe & Bar Lurcat.


Millepied 'to quit' Paris ballet: reports

French dancer and choreographer, Benjamin Millepied Star choregrapher Benjamin Millepied is on the point of quitting Paris Opera Ballet which he had threatened to radically shake up, according to reports Wednesday. Millepied -- who is married to Hollywood star Natalie Portman -- took over France's most prestigious ballet company little more than a year ago, bringing a dash of glamour to one of the capital's most venerable institutions. The ballet refused to comment on the reports of his departure which were published on the website of Paris Match magazine, but confirmed that a press conference has been called for Thursday.


Guggenheim NY presents 'Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better'

Peter Fischli David Weiss The Least Resistance, 1980–81 The Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York is opening a new exhibition on February 5 presenting a comprehensive survey of the artistic partnership between Swiss artists Peter Fischli (b. The exhibition brings together more than 300 sculptures, photographs, slide projections and videos the men produced. The exhibition unfolds along the museum's famous spiraling ramps and instead of a traditional retrospective's chronological order, selected bodies of work spanning the collaboration appear in dialogue to highlight connections among different series and conceptual continuity.


Serenity Now: Austin's Elisabet Ney Museum evokes a past era

This April 2012 photo provided by the Austin Parks & Recreation Department shows the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, Texas. A celebrated German sculptor, Ney established her home and studio in the castle-like building in 1892. Her works and tools are displayed there, and visitors can also wander the restored grounds, which teem with native greenery and wildflowers. (Austin Parks & Recreation Department via AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four miles from the bustling state capitol, a castle-like structure sits in a corner of Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood. It's built from white stones, complete with columns and a square tower. Out front, a field of native greenery teeming with tall purple and yellow wildflowers seems to have been lifted from the Texas plains and left to grow as nature intended.


Frida Kahlo exhibition opens in Russian museum

A visitor stylised as Frida Kahlo poses for photo next to a Frida's Kahlo self-portrait at the Frida Kahlo exhibition in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. A retrospective exhibition of the renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo started on Tuesday at the Faberge Museum. This is the first Frida Kahlo exposition of such scale in Russia. The exhibition features 34 works, including paintings, drawings and lithographs. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's first major exhibition dedicated to Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo has opened in a St. Petersburg museum.


Meet the Concept Artist Behind the World of 'Blade Runner'

The vivid visions of Syd Mead, the recipient of this year's Visual Effects Society Visionary Award, also helped create the futuristic worlds of 'Star Trek,' 'Elysium' and 'Tomorrowland.'

Chinese artist imitates photo of Syrian toddler on the beach

This Jan. 25, 2016, image provided by the India Today news magazine shows Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei posing as he lies face down on the beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has recreated the famous image of a 3-year-old Syrian child who drowned in Turkey last year by staging a photo of himself lying face down on a beach in Greece. The photograph last year of the child lying on a Turkish beach triggered international outrage as people saw the helpless toddler as the devastating human face of the refugee crisis in Europe. (Rohit Chawla/India Today via AP) NO ARCHIVE, NO LICENSING, MANDATORY CREDIT NEW DELHI (AP) — Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has recreated the famous image of a 3-year-old Syrian child who drowned in Turkey last year by staging a photo of himself lying face down on a beach in Greece.


SAG Awards: Behind the Scenes With 'Game of Thrones' Star Hannah Murray's Makeup Artist

Sabrina Bedrani walks us through prepping the actress, who plays Gilly on the popular HBO show.

Turkey police recover stolen Picasso in Istanbul: report

Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso Turkish police have recovered an original painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in an undercover operation in Istanbul, state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Saturday. The operation targeted alleged art thieves attempting to sell the painting "Woman Dressing Her Hair" which was stolen from a collector in New York, Anatolia said. Turkish police, posing as potential buyers, met the prospective sellers at a hotel and then at a yacht in an Istanbul marina, the report revealed.


Taryn Manning Allegedly Involved in Makeup Artist Assault

Taryn Manning Allegedly Involved in Makeup Artist Assault It seems that Taryn Manning has gotten a little too close to her Orange Is The New Black character Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett. TMZ reports that Manning's makeup artist Holly Hartman has filed a restraining order against the actress following a brawl in November. According to Hartman's documents, ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Taryn Manning This article, Taryn Manning Allegedly Involved in Makeup Artist Assault, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.


NYC Louis Armstrong museum celebrates his Hot 5 band

NEW YORK (AP) — In time for February's Black History Month, New York City's Louis Armstrong House Museum has a new exhibition that focuses on the recordings of the jazz great's Hot Five band.

Pepper Nerds, Get Ready: Tabasco's Museum Opens Next Week

Pepper Nerds, Get Ready: Tabasco's Museum Opens Next Week Having already created a restaurant based on the idea that people love hot sauce, iconic Louisiana brand Tabasco is going one step further. The McIlhenny Company, which produces the famous pepper sauce, is almost ready to launch its new museum, a spokesperson tells Eater. Officially dubbed the Tabasco Sauce Visitors Center, the new venue "will feed fans' curiosity with an inside look into the world of Tabasco — from when the sauce was first created over a century ago, to how it's made today and how it has impacted the culinary world." The formal opening is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2.


PETA: Turn 'Silence of the Lambs' house into animal museum

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, Scott Lloyd stands on the front porch of his home which is the house used as the home of psychotic killer Buffalo Bill in the 1991 film "The Silence of the Lambs" in Perryopolis, Pa. An animal rights group wants to convert the western Pennsylvania house into an empathy museum, where visitors could wear the skins of slain and abused animals. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says in a release that it’s written to the real estate agent handling the sale and wants to turn it into a museum. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — An animal rights group wants to convert the western Pennsylvania house used in the film "The Silence of the Lambs" into an empathy museum, where visitors could wear the skins of slain and abused animals.


Grammys to showcase artist collaborations

British singer Ellie Goulding Next month's Grammys will feature a series of duets between nominees, keeping up the award ceremony's knack for attention-grabbing collaborations, the Recording Academy announced Wednesday. Live performances at the February 15 gala in Los Angeles will include a song bringing together English pop star Ellie Goulding and the American R&B singer Andra Day, who released her first full album last year and received two Grammy nominations. Sam Hunt, a country singer who is in the running for Best New Artist, will perform with a more established country star -- Carrie Underwood.


Auction of WWII internment camp art, mementos sparks outrage

Bay Area residents say they are shocked and outraged by an upcoming auction of personal mementos and art collected from Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps during World War II.

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Sacramento Families Of Internment Camp Survivors Demand Auction House Cancel Sale Of Art

Barbara Takei says many of those held against their will in camps produced beautiful works of art and paintings. But now many of those artifacts are in the hands of the Rago Auction House in New Jersey. It’s not revealing who the seller is.

Survey: Most Vegas Tourists Married, Many From California

Survey: Majority of Vegas tourists married, 45 years old, one-third from California

Here’s a Breakdown of the Tourists Who Visited Vegas Last Year

Most are married, and many are from California

Show spotlights work of cartoonist

MERIDEN — Combine a passion for local history along with a talent for creating cartoons and comics, and the result is an art show, called “Drawing Blood.”

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14th Annual Student Art Show , opening reception at 5 p.m., today, April 15 at York Library.

Show spotlights Meriden cartoonist’s work

MERIDEN — Combine a passion for local history along with a talent for creating cartoons and comics, and the result is an art show, called “Drawing Blood.”

Santa Monica Museum of Art to leave longtime home at Bergamot Station

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is suspending operations, calling a time out to consider its options for a future away from its longtime but no longer hospitable home at the Bergamot Station art complex.

Survey: Only 12 percent come to Las Vegas mainly to gamble

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with ...

Survey: Majority of Vegas tourists married, 45 years old, one-third from California

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming from neighboring California.

Survey: Most Vegas tourists married, many from California - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming from neighboring California.

Jake Epstein to debut play he co-wrote with author-mom Kathy Kacer

Former "Degrassi" star Jake Epstein is back from Broadway and about to debut a play he co-wrote with his mother, author Kathy Kacer. "It should be disastrous," Epstein says with a laugh in a phone interview.

COMMUNITY NOTES: Recycled art and fashion show set, more

Chamber sets old west casino night JURUPA VALEY – Looking for some fun in the Old West? Mosey on over to the Country Village Ballroom on Friday, April 17 ,for the Old West Casino Night sponsored by the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce. The event...

'Old Guys' Paintings Displayed at Woodstock Opera House

The participants in an art show in the community room at the Woodstock Opera House during the month of April had to make a name change on the fly when one of the three participating artists backed out.

Bendy shows off crafty colours

The Bendemeer Colours of Autumn Art and Craft Show is on this week and boasts more than 300 exhibits across several categories at the Bendemeer Community Hall.

'Forbidden Broadway' comes to Jackson Stables

Kirksville Parks and Recreation is bringing a hilarious take on Broadway musicals to local audiences with its dinner theater presentations of “Forbidden Broadway” beginning this week.

The circus goes 'Xtreme' when Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey come to Las Vegas

Head on an adventure around the world when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey bring their all-new “Circus Xtreme” to Las Vegas for seven shows.

Dallas Summer Musicals - New App

Thank you for your interest in Dallas Summer Musicals. We hope you enjoy our app!This app features:-Current and Upcoming Broadway Shows...

Students invited to submit art for show

Entries are still being accepted for an art show featuring the work of local students. Students can submit drawing, painting, beadwork, ceramics, pottery and sculpture to the Del Norte County Unified School District Office by Wednesday. The work will be on display at the Gallery of Arts and Culture from April 24 to May 10.
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