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Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers.

Protesters decry Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' as anti-Semitic

A protester holds a sign during a rally across from Lincoln Center and the New York Metropolitan Opera during a demonstration in New York By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, led a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the company's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," which some have called anti-Semitic and sympathetic to terrorism. The 1991 opera depicts the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled Jewish American man who was killed by four Palestinian hijackers aboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship in the Mediterranean in 1985. After killing him, they ordered his body be thrown overboard along with his wheelchair. ...

'Glass ship' Vuitton museum kicks off art-rich week in Paris

Paris (AFP) - Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated on Monday, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital.

Art Show

Jamie Mitchell • Times Record / Greenwood artist Lorrie Bridges gets help setting out a display of her air brush art pieces Sunday for the Third Sunday Art Show at Michael's Mansion on Rogers Avenue.

Broadway box office: Michael C. Hall’s ‘Hedwig’ scores, but Carol Burnett can’t boost ‘Love Letters’

It’s a tale of two A-list replacements: Dexter star Michael C. Hall put on some makeup for Hedwig and the

When Good Toons Go Bad: Villains of Animation Group Art Show

Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, CA (Los Angeles) will present When Good Toons Go Bad: Villains of Animation on Saturday, November 15th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm at 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks CA 91423. The show will be a tribute to all the villains from animated films and cartoons. The show will feature original artwork by more than 100 artists, animators, illustrators and designers.

Las Vegas Without Gambling

Who in his right mind spends four days in Las Vegas, without kids to slow down things, and doesn’t sit at a table game even once to play a hand?...

Owner pleads guilty in Vegas puppy store fire case

A 35-year-old former Las Vegas pet shop owner pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges that could get her up to 24 years in state prison for setting fire to the business before 27 puppies and dogs were ...

Broadway Box Office: ‘Dog’ Barks, Sting Bites, ‘Play’ Wows In $26M Week

Although the Broadway box office was off 4% in post-Columbus Day ticket sales, there were several indicators of good news for the holiday season. Coming off a slew of rave reviews, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time — the early season's prestige London import — continued to build in a week when many shows were off from the previous stand's spending spree. For the week ending ...

Sirius/XM Radio's Broadway Host Seth Rudetsky Has Plenty to Say

Want to know the ins and outs of the Broadway musical? Just ask Seth Rudetsky.

Barrington: Sothebys To Set Records At November Impressionist Auction

Sothebys (NYSE: BID ) should get good results at a key November fine art auction, an analyst said Monday. Strong sales at London's recent Frieze Art Week and similar events in Hong Kong suggest continued ...

Students to show off creativity at art expo

IPSWICH Grammar School's artistically minded have spent the better part of the year putting their imaginations to work, and now are keen to show off the results.

Art all part of life's cycle for Port Fairy riders

PORT FAIRY cyclists are discovering their inner artist.

Flip that Broadway flop

The bearded lady, reptile man, tattoo girl and those lovely conjoined twins are back, and they're aiming for the record book. They populate the cast of characters of the revival of Side Show, a... To view the full story, click the title link.

A gala crowd celebrates Art Show weekend at Pequot Library

Celine McDonald with her oil on wood painting "Dinghy" at Pequot Library's 17th annual Art Show gala Saturday evening. Photo: Mike Lauterborn Pequot Library's new Executive Director Heather-Marie Montilla with the library's Director of Communications Adair Heitmann at the library's 17th annual Art Show gala.

Pornography Or Art: Marquis De Sade Still Shocking Paris 200 Years Later

Art or pornography is the question fueling interest in a new exhibition at Paris's Musee d'Orsay of the Marquis de Sade's influence on art.

'Show Off' opens at Caffe Galleria in Lambertville, Oct. 29

Caffe Galleria in Lambertville has announced their latest art installation, "Show Off", opens on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Art on the Runway show to feature wearable pieces made by local artists

SALINE-- Want to experience an evening of fun and eye popping fashion creations?

Inside Dubai’s flourishing art scene

New art galleries seem to be opening up every so often in Dubai. From paintings and sculptures to digital projects too, the art scene in Dubai seems to be growing, with the constant demand and supply of artwork.

Art: Eisenman at ICA: Great, getting better

When you can do everything very, very well, what do you do next? For two decades, that has been the enviable but no less real dilemma of Nicole Eisenman, whose extensive midcareer survey exhibition, "Dear Nemesis," is currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art. She can draw beautifully and paint e

Art: Eisenman at ICA: Great, getting better

When you can do everything very, very well, what do you do next? For two decades, that has been the enviable but no less real dilemma of Nicole Eisenman, whose extensive midcareer survey exhibition, "Dear Nemesis," is currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art. She can draw beautifully and paint e

Local Teen Opera Singers Prepare for Broadway Review at Roberson

A church in Binghamton echoes sounds of opera and hits from Broadway shows like Les Mis and Phantom of the Opera -- and while the talent may sound like it comes from Broadway, it actually comes from a group of local teens. They're preparing for their Broadway review at Roberson -- and have been working for years -- all under the watchful eye of music veteran, and director of the Teen Opera of ...

4 Filipinos featured in Asian Art in London 2014

Four Filipinos explore the theme of “Diaspora” at the forthcoming Asian Art in London 2014, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9. They are Andres Barrioquinto, Mark Lewis Higgins, Renato Orara and Mark Valenzuela.

Disney's “Beauty And The Beast” to enthrall Pinoy fans from Jan. 9-25, 2015

The hit Broadway musical that drew record audiences during the past 20 years with its wonderful songs and music, spectacular production, fabulous costumes and superb acting will awe and enthrall Filipino music and theater enthusiasts when Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is staged in Manila in January, 2015.

Police: Man spray-paints on NYC museum wall

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a vandal has marred the walls of New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art for a second time in two months as it prepares to move.

Filipino (art) invasion of ‘Cool Brittania’

Forbidden strangers, mysterious exiles, hidden treasures are the themes of the Filipino works set to be exhibited in London at the end of this month.

Hometown News Calendar for Week of October 19, 2014


Denver Art Museum's "Matisse and Friends" a small, colorful thrill

Transcendence comes cheap and easy at "Matisse and Friends," the new exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, and, for most of us, that's a terrific help.

Broadway's Christmas Week Performance Schedule has compiled the schedules of all of the Broadway shows performing during that week. Information is correct at press time, but is subject to change.

Gallery Listing

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George Lucas fills in details on Chicago museum

CHICAGO (AP) — George Lucas is filling in some details on his planned art and movie memorabilia museum, including how the California native settled on Chicago as a location over San Francisco.

Buying art on a cruise ship

Kerry van der Jagt samples the gentle art of a South Pacific cruise.

Awesome Art Picks: Gambit, Poison Ivy, Magneto, and More

The coolest comic book art you won't see in comics.

Russian Collectors Snap Up Blue-Chip Art Abroad

Russia's wealthiest have dominated auctions of contemporary and modern Russian artwork abroad this year, making 2014 the best year for sales in this segment since 2008, according to a recent report by auditing firm Deloitte.

Scouting Royals has been an Art form

Legendary scout Art Stewart has been with the Royals since 1969, so there's not much he hasn't seen in the game. Stewart had a front-row seat to the club's 1985 World Series championship and is now helping the club prepare for a return trip to the Fall Classic.

Detroit museum defends 6-figure salaries

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is defending the six-figure salaries of its two top executives, saying Friday that it didn't anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy.

With Britney Spears Extending Run, Vegas Residencies Continue To Grow In Popularity

Las Vegas remains to be the entertainment capital of the world this fall with a series of music’s top performers taking up residencies. A staple in the city’s scene since late last year, Britney Spears has just announced plans to extend her Vegas residency at the AXIS through 2017. Pop singer Bruno Mars is scheduled to play two consecutive dates at the Chelsea this weekend while iconic rock band ...

Tim Russert office exhibit opens at Buffalo museum

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2008, file photo, NBC's Tim Russert speaks to the crowd during a debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., in Cleveland. An exhibit honoring the late Russert is opening, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. The exhibit titled “Inside Tim Russert’s Office,” will be on display at the Buffalo History Museum. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An exhibit honoring the late Tim Russert is opening in the hometown of the long-time moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press."

CHAIRity Art Auction about more than chairs

Sculpture Space's 25thCHAIRity Art Auction isn't just about chairs, although it once was.

Frank Gehry opens Paris' Louis Vuitton Foundation

The Louis Vuitton Foundation art museum and cultural center, created by American architect Frank Gehry, is photographed during the press day, in Paris, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The 100-million-euro building, with billowing glass casing and 11 gallery spaces, has been compared to an iceberg or giant sailboat and took over a decade to make. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) — Architect Frank Gehry opened his latest project on Friday, the more than 100 million euro ($126 million) Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, which has bowled over critics.

Frank Gehry's Louis Vuitton art museum sails onto Paris skyline

A general view shows the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by architect Frank Gehry in the Bois de Boulogne, western Paris By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Billowing sails of glass join the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur as permanent fixtures of the Paris skyline this month, when the new Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum designed by Frank Gehry opens to the public. Thirteen years in the making, the museum is the brainchild of Bernard Arnault, the chief executive and founder of LVMH. France's richest man envisioned a bold new piece of architecture in the capital that would tie the world's largest luxury group with the cutting edge of art and design. ...

Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

France welcomes another edition of its annual international contemporary art fair, FIAC, that extends along the banks of its river Seine, while the New York Met prepares a nine-painting retrospective on Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco.

Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum

Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum One of the finest cubist collections in the world, painstakingly pieced together by a US billionaire and pledged to the Metropolitan Museum in New York opens to the public on October 20.

Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion shatters

BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer.

'Minecraft' the movie to gain 'Night at the Museum' director

'Minecraft' was part of a Microsoft studio buyout in September; Warner Bros retains movie rights Warner Bros' deal to produce a movie based on the hit game "Minecraft" is still alive, as it approaches Shawn Levy for the director's role.

Broadway arrives campus with performance of ‘Simply Broadway’

Elements from a plethora of classic Broadway shows will combine during Brian Stokes Mitchell’s performance of “Simply Broadway.” Stokes Mitchell will perform tonight at Eisenhower Auditorium. He will be performing songs from his album titled “Simply Broadway.”

Chicago's Upcoming Food Museum; George Mendes at Trois Mec

Chicago's Upcoming Food Museum; George Mendes at Trois Mec Plus, central Texas whips out the Wine and Swine.

Philadelphia museum debuts Strand photo collection

A man views photographs by Paul Strand Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, during a preview at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. The exhibition Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography is scheduled to run from Oct. 21, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting the first major exhibit in 50 years devoted to the work of 20th century American photographer Paul Strand.

Chicago Food Museum Could Open in 2017

Chicago Food Museum Could Open in 2017 Chicago isn't only waiting for its "Star Wars" museum, because there's also a food museum in the works. Though they haven't figured out where they'll build it, details for the Chicago Foodseum—an interactive food museum—are slowly coming together. Organizers envision a space with exhibits trumpeting the history of the Chicago-style hot dog and other city staples—and a 2017 opening—Time Out Chicago reports. Foodseum executive director Kyle Joseph has said the museum will rotate four to 10 exhibits covering topics including food trucks, chocolate and edible flowers.

Despite Protests, Ferran Adrià Still Wants to Build elBulli Museum on Protected Land

Despite Protests, Ferran Adrià Still Wants to Build elBulli Museum on Protected Land Locals in Catalonia really don't want chef Ferran Adrià to build his elBulliFoundation complex in Cap de Creus, a natural park in Spain. Back in August, activists launched a petition that called for the Catalan government to create a law that would prevent Adrià from building his educational center/mad scientist-style laboratory in the "protected area" of the park. Adrià, however, believes that it wouldn't be right if he built it anywhere else, because that is where elBulli, his famed but now-shuttered restaurant, once lived.

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