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Country Artist Kerri Leigh on Her Upcoming Album

Leigh and her guitarist Craig Wilson are producing music that is personal.

Charges dismissed against graffiti artist Fairey in Detroit: reports

Street artist Fairey exits the Manhattan Federal Court after being sentenced in the case against him, in New York The office of Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway confirmed she granted on June 21 a motion to dismiss the charges filed by Fairey's attorney, Bradley J. Friedman, according to the Detroit News. Hathaway, Detroit city attorneys, Friedman and Fairey could not be immediately reached for comment.


Fiona Tan revealed as new artist-in-residence at Getty Research Institute

Getty Research Institute Announces 2016/2017 Scholars In Residence and Artist In Residence Fiona Tan The visual artist was announced as the new artist-in-residence for the Getty Institute's 2016-2017 Scholars Program. Born in Indonesia and raised in Australia, Fiona Tan is currently living in the Netherlands. Primarily a visual artist, Tan is known for her photography, film and video installations.


'Shift' makes new record for Jenny Saville at Sotheby's auction

Jenny Saville: "Shift "(1996-7) Saville's painting sold for £6.8 million (around $9.1 million) on Tuesday, June 28 in London, after having been predicted to sell for £2 million, allaying fears of a slump in the art market following Brexit. The 46-year-old British artist Jenny Saville was first noticed by the art world when Charles Saatchi bought her postgraduate show (1993) and invited her to exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Since, Saville has become known as one of the leading Young British Artists, a contemporary movement whose pioneers are Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.


Artist Who Inspired Kanye West's "Famous" Video Calls It a "Feat of Magic"

"What was demonstrated was the power of the artistic imagination to transcend categorical expectations, and the fluidity of the transfer of codes deeply embedded within the apparatus of our preferred mediums."

Puma to Dress New York City Ballet

German sporting goods company Puma has entered a new partnership. Puma has teamed up with the New York City Ballet to act as the company’s official activewear partner.


'Star Wars' creator scraps Chicago museum plan

Chicago lured "Star Wars" creator George Lucas there in 2014, after efforts to build his museum in San Francisco failed For George Lucas, Chicago might as well be a galaxy far, far away. The "Star Wars" creator invented an entire sci-fi universe and multibillion-dollar empire. Thwarted by local politics, the 72-year-old filmmaker said Friday that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would now be built somewhere in California.


Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, filmmaker George Lucas attends the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Lucas has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago after a legal challenge from a parks group. Emanuel released a statement Friday June 24, 2016, calling it a "missed opportunity" that will cost the city millions of dollars in economic investment, jobs and educational opportunities for the city's youth. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development along the city's prized lakefront.


Greek foundation unveils new Athens opera, national library

A man sails in front of the newly built Athens national Opera (L) and library buildings at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in an Athens suburb on June 24, 2016 A leading Greek foundation on Friday unveiled a sprawling new park, opera and national library in southern Athens designed to "give hope" to a country brought low by a six-year economic crisis. The 1,400-seat opera, library and adjoining park designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano cost nearly 600 million euros ($680 million) and took eight years to design and build. "We thought it was very important to give hope," Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos foundation that funded the project, told a news conference.


Chicago mayor says George Lucas museum will go to another city following legal challenge by parks group

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mayor says George Lucas museum will go to another city following legal challenge by parks group.

Purloo Is No Longer Open at The Southern Food & Beverage Museum

Purloo Is No Longer Open at The Southern Food & Beverage Museum Chef Ryan Hughes' acclaimed Southern pop-up turned SoFAB eatery Purloo has quietly shuttered on O.C. Haley this week, with plans to move to a new location. No word on where the restaurant will be reopening or what eatery will take over the SoFAB space.


Chicago Mayor Says George Lucas' Museum Will Go to Another City

CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor Rahm Emanuel says filmmaker George Lucas has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago after a legal challenge from a parks group. Emanuel released a statement Friday calling it a "missed opportunity" that will cost the city millions of dollars in economic investment, thousands of jobs and educational opportunities for the city's youth. The Associated Press could not immediately reach museum officials or Lucas representatives for comment. A group called Friends of the Parks sued to stop the museum from being located along Chicago's lakefront.

Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Returns to WME

He signed with Columbia Records last month.

'Like Crazy' Director Pens Tribute to Anton Yelchin: "He Was an Artist in the Truest Sense"

Drake Doremus fondly remembers a flight he took with his Sundance star, who died June 19 at age 27.

Brandon Ingram Is The Best 6'9 Street Artist New York City Has To Offer

Brandon Ingram Is The Best 6'9 Street Artist New York City Has To Offer Brandon Ingram may still be incredibly thin and lanky, but the talented former Duke forward is supremely talented nonetheless and is the favorite to be selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Ingram was a pretty big star in the world of college basketball this past season, helping to lead Duke into the Sweet 16. Draft Kings TV taped Ingram showing off his secret talent at Washington Square Park, and the 18-year-old star can more than hold his own with a pencil and an easel.


Syrian opera singer performs with US refugee orchestra

Lubana al-Quntar, a Syrian opera singer who was granted asylum in the United States, sings with the Refugee Orchestra Project on World Refugee Day, at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, New York, on June 20, 2016 Performing Puccini to a rapt New York audience, her soprano voice soaring to the rafters, Lubana al-Quntar may be the last person most Americans would think to be a Syrian refugee. Just days after the billionaire presidential candidate repeated his call to stop Syrian refugees entering America, Quntar had the audience spellbound even if many of the church pews were empty. Quntar has been in the United States for five years after leaving Syria five months into its conflict.


Black ballet: classical dance stirs up Soweto

South African ballet dancers attend a class thought by Cuban dance teacher Maria Torguet, at a studio in Soweto, Johannesburg In a Soweto dance studio with yellowing mirrors, enthusiastic ballet students practise their first positions and plies in socks at the barre. Classical dance, for decades confined to South Africa's white minority, is finding its feet in the country's black townships. Twenty-two years after the end of apartheid, "We have beautiful contemporary dancers but not classical dancers," said Dirk Badenhorst, head of the South African International Ballet Competition, seeking out rising stars across the continent.


An Artist Built A 'Harmful Robot' That Will Deliberately Hurt Humans, Because We Needed To Fear Robots

An Artist Built A 'Harmful Robot' That Will Deliberately Hurt Humans, Because We Needed To Fear Robots In the 1950s, Isaac Asimov created three basic rules of robotics. A human decides where and where another human should be killed by a robot, which presents its own set of problems, but at least governments are approaching the concept of killer robots cautiously and with at least a token desire to abide by what little ethics they are on the battlefield. Artists, however, can just build killer robots to their heart’s content!


Head of Chicago parks: Group wants to sabotage Lucas Museum

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Park District says demands from a group suing to block "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas from building his museum on Chicago's lakefront are "outrageous."

Group suing to stop Lucas museum outlines settlement options

CHICAGO (AP) — A group suing to block construction of "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas' museum on Chicago's lakefront is willing to negotiate a settlement to allow the project to proceed, but only under several conditions.

Hip-hop artist Attrell Cordes, half of duo P.M. Dawn, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Attrell Cordes, who formed the hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn with his brother and was also known by the name Prince Be, has died.

Famed artist Christo invites public to walk on water

Christo - The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy) Renowned artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff can walk on water. Wearing dark wellington boots, a red and black all-weather coat, jeans and a smart striped shirt, Christo -- as he is universally known -- crossed his hands while standing in the middle of Lake Iseo in northern Italy. First conceived in 1970 for the River Plate delta in Argentina, the Christ-like project that Christo, 81, devised with his late wife Jeanne-Claude has finally been resurrected.


Tale of Brazil slum orchestra has audiences in tears

"The Violin Teacher" movie poster A classical violinist wracked with self-doubt takes a job teaching children in one of Brazil's most crime-ridden favelas, and ends up creating an orchestra with young delinquents and teenage mothers. Except the story behind "The Violin Teacher", a film which has been moving audiences to tears, is true. Having seen his young actors drawn from a tough Sao Paulo slum learn to play Bach as he shot the film, director Sergio Machado is now evangelical about the city's Baccarelli Institute.


Inside the Museum of Broken Relationships

ABC News' Lesley Messer gives us a tour of the Museum of Broken Relationships in Hollywood, CA.

New York art collector gets 1931 Picasso mistress sculpture

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1931 sculpture of Pablo Picasso's mistress will be owned by New York art collector Leon Black rather than the royal Qatari family after a court fight aimed at deciding who was the rightful owner ended with a settlement, parties to the deal announced Wednesday.

US author Richard Ford wins Spanish literature prize

FILE - This is a Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 file photo of American novelist and short story writer, Richard Ford, as he poses during a photo call at the 39th American Film Festival, in Deauville, Normandy, western France. U.S. writer Richard Ford, author of the widely acclaimed novel “Independence Day,” has won Spain's prestigious Asturias prize for literature in recognition of his contribution to American letters. The award foundation Wednesday June 15, 2016 described Ford, 72, as the “great chronicler of the mosaic of interrelated stories that is North American society,” and the considered heir to U.S. literary giants, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) MADRID (AP) — U.S. writer Richard Ford, author of the widely acclaimed novel "Independence Day," has won Spain's prestigious Asturias prize for literature in recognition of his contribution to American letters.


Rights Available! Rising Opera Star's Rags-to-Riches Story Detailed in New Biography

Daniel Bergner’s 'Sing for Your Life,' along with Carl-Johan Vallgren's 'The Merman,' are both ripe for optioning.

Smithsonian, Victoria and Albert Museum to collaborate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum will collaborate on permanent gallery space in London.

Tony Awards: This Is How Saoirse Ronan's Makeup Artist Accentuated Her Baby Blues

Here's how to get the romantic beauty look at home.

'The Humans' wins Tony Award for best play

NEW YORK (AP) — 'The Humans' wins Tony Award for best play .

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.”

5 things to do this week

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.