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Leading Russian musicians staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria's ravaged Palmyra in a show by the Kremlin to herald its successes in the war-torn country. Famed conductor Valery Gergiev led Saint Petersburg's celebrated Mariinsky orchestra through pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev and Rodion Shchedrin in front of a crowd of Russian soldiers, government ministers and journalists.
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By Denis Dyomkin SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's Mariinsky Theatre staged a surprise concert in the amphitheatre of the Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday, in what looked like an attempt by the Kremlin to win hearts and minds and remind the world of its role in the city's recapture. The concert, held just over a month after Russian air strikes helped push Islamic State militants out of Palmyra, saw Valery Gergiev, a close associate of President Vladimir Putin, conduct the Mariinsky orchestra.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A compelling drama at Romania's national opera has been drawing huge audiences for weeks. But it's not a production of "The Marriage of Figaro" or "The Barber of Seville" that's grabbing the limelight, it's an offstage dispute between two international ballet stars and Romanian musicians that has already cost a government minister his job.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens in mid-May after an ambitious $305 million expansion and facelift that aims to rival the world-class art spaces of New York, Paris or London. The revamped museum will be unveiled May 14 following a three-year upgrade entrusted to the Norwegian architecture firm Snohetta -- best known for the dramatic new Alexandria Library in Egypt -- that included more than doubling the exhibition space. The brick structure that has housed the SFMOMA since 1995 in downtown San Francisco is now attached to a huge 10-floor "annex." Outside, a wavy white facade made of more than 700 fiberglass-reinforced polymer panels seems to come alive as the light bounces off at different angles.
The most important ones will be held in the evening, three hosted by Christie's and two by Sotheby's. First comes the Christie's thematic evening "Bound to Fail," with a selection of 39 works of Modern and Contemporary art exploring the idea of commercial failure, and that of taking risks to expand the boundaries of art. The most troubling piece is a wax and resin statue by Italy's Maurizio Cattelan, entitled simply "Him".
Last night, celebrities, models, costume designers and New York City's class of elite gathered in Manhattan to celebrate the world of fashion at the 2016 Met Gala. This year, the theme was "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" and while some red carpet swooners decided that meant elegant black ensembles with wisps of silver threaded throughout, others decided to lean more heavily into the theme. What caught our eye at Polygon, however, was Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's integration of Tamagotchis into their formal wear.
A Chicago parks protection group that is fighting a proposed lakefront museum by "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas has agreed to halt its lawsuit while alternative sites are discussed, the group said on Tuesday. Friends of the Parks said that due to serious discussion of possible museum sites away from the lakefront, it was agreeing to a motion filed by the city of Chicago to stay the lawsuit. The proposed museum will feature Lucas' collection of paintings, illustrations and digital art.
The nominees for the 2016 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning, and my condolences for everyone who isn't in Hamilton. The breakout musical got a record 16 total nominations, including for Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Original Score. Lin-Manuel ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Lin-Manuel Miranda Steve Martin Danielle Brooks Megan Hilty Zachary Levi Jeff Daniels This article, 2016 Tony Award Nominations: Steve Martin, Danielle Brooks Forced to Compete Against Hamilton , originally appeared on TVGuide.com.
Held the first Monday in May in New York, USA, the Met Gala is a high-glam event that draws a multitude of celebrities to its red carpet. The 2016 edition -- held May 2 and chaired by fashion's queen bee, Anna Wintour -- was themed "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," which guests channeled with elegance, audacity and extravagance. The cream of the American fashion and movie industries took to the red carpet at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art alongside other prestigious guests, such as Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess of Monaco, who stood out in a Gucci silk chiffon dress with multicolored layers.