Were it not for Lord Elgin's removal of the sculptures, they would have remained at the mercy of looters and military commanders. Would they even have survived beyond the 19th Century?
Trumpeter/bandleader Terell Stafford returned to the Kimmel Center Dec. 3 with his 17-piece Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia , after touring, in a second appearance here, sounding even tighter than they did at their inaugural last January, which is saying something.
The easiest way to shorthand Margaret and Walter Keane's story is to call it "stranger than fiction." Perhaps we fought for ten years to make a film about them, because this was truly one of the most insane real-life tales we'd ever encountered.
Every aspect of the Found Theatre is a labor of love. So too is Mike Brown's direction. He filmed hundreds of hours of the production's cast meetings and rehearsals. As he said in his opening night preamble, he didn't know what he would do with the footage, it just seemed important.
Why are some theatres like salad bars? The answer is simpler than you might expect. If you attend a production whose set is in full view as the audience enters the theatre, all kinds of possibilities come to mind before the performance actually begins.
In his first-rate autobiographical musical The Last Ship, Sting -- also Gordon Sumner, son of a ship builder -- has come full circle, after a fashion.
Her skirts are short; her boyfriends are young; her fingernails are long; and her energy is endless. Nikki is always overdressed and ready to go. Her motto is "Never give in. Never give up. And never take 'no' for an answer." If Nikki can't do it in high heels; she's not interested
Alan Turing and his legacy are pivotal reminders of the limitations of data analysis without the context. How would he be evaluated today looking only at some of those metrics? He published just a few articles in his too short life, but Turing's work has had profound impact upon computer science that still resonates.
What parent hasn't watched their kid come alive during a single joyful session of finger painting on butcher paper? Enjoyment-wise, it's a no brainer, plus art participation boosts a child's development in terms of visual communication, creativity, and self-expression.
After 18 years of lobbying to create a national women's history museum in our nation's capital, Congress has approved the formation of a privately funded, bi-partisan commission to study and produce a plan for the Museum.
Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This year the proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the fight against Ebola.
Like a religious deathbed conversion, wretched excess may be the antithesis of everything a person stood for in his sane, tightly disciplined life. But there comes a time when giving in is a better option than merely giving up.
A good half-century after it started, Roland Reiss's career continues to surprise and delight in a new exhibition at Diane Rosenstein gallery. The last time I caught up with this artist's work, a couple of years ago, he was already painting, um... flowers.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Andrea Luna and Angela Lopez, it's a riot of song, a rhapsody of dance and movement. In short, it's a scream. It recovers and re-enacts the delightfully sinister Victorian winter solstice tradition.
The biggest change we are seeing today with the contemporary artist's approach to the landscape is how they relate this time-tested type to some sort of political statement, while other artists see it as a way to express the land's power and beauty.
Something I'd like to tell the writers just beginning, who worry if they can make a go of it under duress: I have written my best work on my knees, under deadline, or in the throes of environmental anxiety, post-partum-depression, loss, failure.
Having opened the window to everyone, art and the internet has evolved from the side of a building or a subway car to land on our desktops and smartphones. We can carry aesthetics, creativity and ideology with us everywhere.
Many artists become so attuned to making their own subjective experience into an object that they are no longer able to enjoy the unmediated experience of reality.