Art has provided me with the tools to transform that pain and anguish into beauty and healing. Line and color provide a conduit through which I can reach into the deepest part of myself and share the treasures that lie within.
Taken by Italian fashion photographer Alan Gelati, the above image of Laurent will be on display with photos of other notables, including Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.
Summer 1988. A skinny redheaded girl is standing in a folding chair in the front row at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, with her arms around two perfect strangers, a blonde and a brunette. We're all dancing to "Maggie's Farm."
From a global screening, 30 competitors are selected for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Can the world's preeminent piano competition anoint a truly original artist?
If you're a Wilco fan, you know how passionate they are about their music, and this festival has certainly been no exception. Held on the beautiful campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., Solid Sound is what every music festival should be.
What better way for the Irish Repertory Theatre to celebrate its 25th anniversary season than this pitch-perfect revival of Conor McPherson's brilliant play The Weir?
It can be difficult work for an art critic who is trained in the "Western" tradition to write about art by "non-Western" artists. It can be even trickier when that art arises from a culture like that of post-colonial Australia.
When I told my art teacher I wanted to learn to paint like Caravaggio, he informed me that all of the secrets of the old masters had been lost.
Emmons generally delivers his harsh visions in candy colors, which may be a strategy to help the medicine go down but points to consumer culture as one source of our problems.
Ghosts, both alive and dead, haunt the rural Irish pub that is the setting for Conor McPherson's captivating and lyrical play The Weir, now in a first-rate revival at the Irish Repertory Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary season.
It's hard to imagine Arnold Schoenberg's monumental musical piece, Pierrot Lunaire, receiving a first performance anywhere other than in the drunk expressionist landscape of 1912 Berlin.
The beauty of The Weir, an intimate, haunting drama, expertly staged at the Irish Repertory Theatre, delves deep into the ties that bind, both emotional and supernatural. This revival is funny and heartbreaking. Don't miss it.
Leyya Tawil and Mike Khoury are two avant-garde artists featured at DIWAN5 whose solo work is challenging conventions in dance and music, respectively. As kindred spirits in creative inquiry, their collaborations with each other beget a third realm of expression.
At 24, Philippe Sly is an extremely gifted classical vocal artist. The French Canadian bass-baritone makes both his role debut and main stage debut this summer as Guglielmo in San Francisco Opera's Cosi fan tutte. The role is tailor made for him.
Every so often one reads about someone staging their own funeral, sometimes so they could hear themselves being eulogized, sometimes for more illicit reasons.
American Ballet Theatre soloist Isabella Boylston defines space around her by moving through it. As she moves, whether on stage or in rehearsal, everything seems to shift and realign itself around her.
Marilyn's sentiment perfectly carried the magic of summer to me: The feeling that you can do any crazy thing you want.
When is the last time you painted, wrote a poem, played the piano? For too many of us, the answer is, "I don't remember." But why don't we engage in the creative activities we enjoyed so much as kids?