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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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.