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Music and the arts may not come to mind when you think of Chicago's west side. But in a neighborhood with a bad rep for crime, there's a new plan to change the focus, by building a performing arts center in Austin. The hope is to replace violence with violins. "When people value their lives, they value ...

Art has the power to inspire and transform. For just about six decades, Davis Arts Center has been providing Arts experiences for our community. These experiences are diverse and in partnership with you. That is why we have so many ways for you to engage in the Arts. There is something for everyone at Davis Arts Center.
asked Deborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as she faced fifteen students gathered around a seminar table in the Rubenstein Arts Center. It's a big question, with complex answers. Students in Eric Oberstein's Introduction to Performing Arts Management ...
The Bend City Council is scheduled Thursday to accept a proclamation on the value of the arts. The council will also create a new position to serve as an arts ambassador in Central Oregon. The arts and Cultural Alliance will accept applications for Bend's first creative laureate through May 15.

According to staff's presentation, the arts and cultural anchor will be a venue where visual or performing arts and cultural works are taught, created and made available to the public, such as live theater, dance or music. The zoning map amendment specifically allows the arts and cultural anchor to ...
"For me, this is an opportunity to continue advancing and supporting funding for the arts, which is clearly an important part of the economy in Maine," Pingree said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon. "The role that federal funding has played in enhancing opportunities for the arts in Maine is ...
Taiwan officially holds bragging rights for the largest performing arts center under one room. The sprawling 1.5-million-square-foot National Kaohsiung Center for the arts, designed by Dutch firm Mecanoo Architects, was recently completed in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Nick Mafi reports for Architectural Digest.
Savannah's new Cultural Arts Center is going to be making its debut a little later than anticipated. As a result of some unsuitable soils that had to be removed, in addition to some adverse weather, the center's completion has been pushed back to the end of the year. Last week, the Savannah City Council ...
Considering the massive amount of creative talent required to keep the region's theme parks cast, costumed, painted and polished to such a high degree of perfection, it's not at all surprising that there's a surfeit of artistic talent in this town. Dive in and enjoy. GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS. Albin Polasek ...
Saturday's Fox River Arts Ramble will feature the first piece of public art to be approved through Aurora's new public art ordinance. Collage artist Cheryl Holz will display the new piece from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind Aurora Fastprint, 54 E. Galena Blvd. "This will not be a mural in the traditional sense, painted ...
An Arts District project that could bring as many as 600 live/work lofts, plus offices, restaurants, retail, and “cultural” space took a step forward this week with the release of its final environmental impact report. The document represents one of the final administrative hurdles a project faces before beginning ...
With that designation, volunteers and stakeholders hope to make Truckee an arts destination. Our reporter Holly Hutchings sat down with Lauren Bello, co-chair of the Truckee Public Arts Commission, to talk about their current art exhibit highlighting the Tahoe region, as well as the active and growing art ...
Designed by the Dutch-based firm Mecanoo, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts is a curved steel structure that sinuously integrates five separate state of the art performance spaces, which, in total, cover a total interior space of 1.5 million square feet (or 35 acres). The building has become home to a ...
patrons, board members, civic leaders, arts advocates. • Anuradha Naimpally (Austin Dance India, Cafe Dance) – company founder, artistic director, dancer, choreographer, educator. The new Hall of Famers will be recognized at the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, to be held on Monday, ...
"The arts in general, I think, are one of the measuring tools that you would use to decide on the value of a community," said Executive Director of the Turner Center for the Arts Cheryl Oliver. "If you're trying to attract businesses to the area, if you're trying to attract tourists, you need to have a strong arts ...

Murfreesboro and Dickson in Tennessee have fiber arts festivals; there is also a large one in Connecticut and one in North Carolina, Cooper said. ... In addition to TAG and the Tennessee Valley Handspinners, this Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival is also supported by the Arts and Culture Alliance of ...
And the mayor's office presents the awards, in partnership with Phoenix Center for the Arts. They've made some changes to the awards for 2018, including adding the culinary and young artist categories. “It's our first foray into culinary arts,” says Lauren Henschen, deputy director for Phoenix Center for the ...
With near perfect weather, the Brick Street Arts Bash block party featured free family-friendly hands-on activities for all ages, live entertainment, dance performances, kids karaoke, art exhibits, demonstrations and, of course, delicious food. The event was made possible by Marietta College, Peoples Bank ...
BEVERLY — The Essex County Community Foundation has an ambitious goal of improving the region's quality of life through the power of arts and culture. The organization took a first step on that path on Friday by gathering more than 400 people at The Cabot for what it billed as the first annual Essex ...
As a nonprofit organization largely built on the service of volunteers, the West Windsor Arts Council is celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 to 21. The council will honor two dedicated volunteers who went “above and beyond” in serving the arts community, according to a statement ...
Sera Timms carries the sort of goth allure that shows such as Game of Thrones try to capture when casting magical female characters. There are elements of "period drama witches" about her, thanks in part to her own fascination with the occult. A dark mystery to her considered image. And then there's her ...
Arts support positive outcomes for our youth, not to mention a sense of individual success and achievement; an outlet of positive expression for youth whose personal relationships often crumble; and lastly, an outlet of creativity to express what youth might be holding inside, internal desperation that needs ...
Rather than enforcing the education code through policy, if passed, it would use money to incentivize districts to find ways to provide arts for their students. The bill would take advantage of the state budget surplus to create a one-time grant program to help underserved schools and districts provide arts ...
The ways in which virtual reality technologies help us understand poetry and technological explorations into what music reveals about the brain are just two of the topics that will be explored at the third annual Beyond Boundaries symposium, which will showcase the work of Yale undergraduates, graduate ...
“I'm really pleased,” said Lyle Holmgren, who sits on the arts council as well as the Tremonton City Council. “I think this will really help with diversity, which is something we need to be focusing on.” Holmgren had a couple of his own photographs on display at the event, as well as some intricate cross-stitch ...
Since the reconfiguration of the College of Design last fall, students have been confused about whether the Arts and Administration (AAD) program will continue to run. According to the PPPM school's webpage, “the Arts and Administration program, within the School of Planning, Public Policy and ...
In the wake of King's murder, a significant number of traditionally conservative arts institutions immediately altered their programs to accommodate a variety of tributes. Perhaps one of the most significant was New York's Museum of Modern Art's rapidly organized exhibition, “In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther ...
Recreating the Standards, featuring members of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 20 S. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls. $5 students, $25 general seating, $32 preferred seating at 440-247-9700 or chagrinarts.org. Jeff Lorber Fusion performance, 8 and 10 p.m., Nighttown, 12387 ...
Sam and Diana used to work for accountancy firms KPMG and EY before deciding to open an arts and craft shop in London. Their creative space is called M.Y.O. (Make Your Own) and they run several workshops including ceramic painting, pottery, and calligraphy. "We were not practising artists. We very ...
It is with a very heavy heart that I must announce that our beloved Arts and Culture Editor Megan Burbank is leaving the Mercury for a very good opportunity as the newest features editor at the Seattle Times! (Yay for her, and booooo for us!) Megan has been an amazing editor, a good friend, and is definitely ...
Their intellectual interests range from the neurobiological basis of social behaviors to the engineering of biological tissues to the social and psychological effects of natural disasters. But the four faculty members recently awarded Arts and Sciences Professorships have some important things in common: ...
CLARKSBURG — Colleges and universities in North Central West Virginia say majors in liberal arts are currently safe, even as a university in the Midwest considers cutting these programs. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point recently proposed a restructuring of its curriculum that would eliminate ...
The Providence City Plan Commission voted unanimously Monday night in favor of amendments to Brown University's master plan that would add two new buildings at the College Hill campus: a performing arts center and a student wellness center and residence hall. PROVIDENCE — The City Plan ...
"There are a variety of 'booby traps' in the arts world where an injury is likely to occur." Russell points out that a 251-page guide on health and safety in theater contains just two-thirds of a page on head protection. He said the results from his and Daniell's study -- particularly that showed so many individuals ...
Students in “Introduction to Engineering Innovation & Design” course spend half a semester putting their new engineering skills to work for other members of the Yale community. This team partnered with the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) to study the effects of gravity over time on ...
Johnson's own story includes homelessness. She says at 50-years old her life was forever changed when she connected with "Poverty &The Arts." Nicole Minyard is the founder of the non-profit. "Art kind of breaks down those class lines and allows us to become equal particularly in populations that we're ...
Hosted by the Mossy Creek Foundation and made possible by partnership with Carson-Newman University's Eagle Production Company and a Rural Arts Support grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, the new festival will kick off Saturday, April 21, with music and a surprise unveiling of a new feature ...
LOUIS • A former pastor and owner of a St. Louis pizza restaurant and martial arts studio facing federal child sex charges will represent himself at his trial ... That scene, according to prosecutors, was a combination pizza shop, martial arts studio and youth shelter at 4601 Morganford Road that was raided ...
Patricia Thornton looks through prints in Zootown Arts Community Center's public print room on Tuesday. The nonprofit art education organization on Missoula's northside has purchased the historic Studebaker Building downtown, and will be moving in next year to create more space for its growing ...
SPECIAL FREE ART FESTIVAL APRIL 14th - It's WFAA Community First Day at Changing Perspectives Block Party in the Dallas Arts District, Saturday, April 14th. Come celebrate Dallas Arts Month! Enjoy live entertainment, artists' marketplace, food trucks and experience the fusion of theater, the circus and ...
As the two exhibits currently residing in the main and project galleries of the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion come to a close Saturday, a collection of artwork made by Orange Coast College students will replace the blank walls. The annual Mass Appeal showcase accepts work from students all over OCC, ...
Where can you discover the art of fabric slashing, take a journey through the color wheel, sew a kaleidoscope quilt — and much more — all in one weekend? Blending traditional handcrafts passed down from grandmothers with funky new techniques, Pittsburgh's Creative Arts Festival returns bigger than ...
SCITUATE — The annual juried art show hosted by the Scituate Arts Association will open Wednesday, April 11 at Front Street Gallery, 124 Front St. The show includes art by South Shore artists, and will be judged by local artists Katherine Smit, Anthony Visco and Jeanne MacFarland. MacFarland, of Hull ...
Brandon Witschi displays his art work at the Meadows Gallery at UT Tyler's Cowan Center in Tyler, Texas on Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Schuyler Wick/Tyler Morning Telegraph). The gallery by Witschi featured dozens of steel components put together to symbolize the challenges and experiences in his life.
It was last summer when a man with addiction ran into the Mural Arts Kensington Storefront, badly beaten up and bleeding. He didn't ask for treatment or medical care. Instead, he asked textile artist Lisa Kelley to put him to work. Kelley, who teaches a class at the Storefront, obliged. She had the man sweep ...
Southampton Arts Center on the East End of Long Island in New York has named Tom Dunn as the center's first-ever executive director. Dunn previously worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, as part of a senior management team that presided over a $1.2 billion redevelopment of Lincoln ...
Arts Dearborn, a month long celebration, shines a spotlight on the rich cultural life that thrives in the community and encourages all to "look, listen, learn." The celebration begins with "Gallery Rally" week from April 2 - 7. Included are eight galleries and eight exhibits topped off with a self-guided gallery ...
The mural-bedecked north Minneapolis property houses JXTA's apprenticeship programs, where young people are trained in different artistic disciplines and earn wages while doing projects. The building has long been an arts landmark on West Broadway and Emerson, but for the past few years, there's ...


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