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Hallie Sekoff

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Jake Shimabukuro On His Ukulele Heroes, 'Rolling In The Deep,' And His Dream Song To Cover (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

(1) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 2:57 PM

Believe it or not, the ukulele has been making a lot of noise lately. Last month we featured the hilarious Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, which performs rock hits like "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Today we present Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele player extraordinaire.

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Video Games: Can They Call Themselves Art?

(3) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 4:45 PM

In the 40 years since home video games emerged on the scene, they have flourished as a commodity, largely for a hungry market of forever-adolescent boys. Yet these “games” have progressed on a second track, gathering a robust roster of creative talent. Indeed, there are many games that stray from...

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Mr. Peluche's 'My Summer Of Love' And 'Sexy Flowers' Series Are Sure To Get Your Heart Rate Up (NSFW, PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

(11) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 7:53 AM

It's not often that we see tiny figurines in graphic sexual positions posed outdoors. But in Berlin-based micro-sculptor and street musician Mr. Peluche's series, "My Summer of Love - Make Love Not War" and "Sexy Flowers," that's exactly what you will find -- dozens...

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The Rolling Stones At 50: Broome Street Gallery Celebrates Art Inspired By The Band (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 7:38 AM

In 1962, arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time formed in London. A half-century later, The Rolling Stones remain a powerful force on the music scene. As one would imagine, there is certainly no shortage of events celebrating The Stones' 50th anniversary. There are

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Donna Ruff's Cut Newspapers Reconstruct Our Ways Of Seeing And Reading (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 8:11 AM

Artist Donna Ruff's intricate and ornate cut newspapers differ from the average art of paper cutting. "I like to cut away or remove parts of pages so that there is a kind of conversation between what is printed on the page and what is removed --...

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SpY's Public 'Interventions' Appropriate Urban Elements Through Street Art (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 7:51 AM

It's not everyday that you see a banana in place of a phone in a public phone booth, or beach balls as swings. For Madrid artist SpY, these "interventions" are the "parenthesis in the automated inertia of the urban dweller." By appropriating...

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Thoka Maer's Animated GIFs Hilariously Illustrate Everyday Frustrations (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

(16) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 1:03 PM

We're all familiar with those small yet frustrating moments in life. The one day you don't bring an umbrella, it rains. You swear you see a UFO but nobody else bothers to look up. You're surfing the web and you get stuck in a sea of endless pop-up ads. These...

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'Sleep Song' At Harlem Stage Gatehouse Tells The Unbelievable Stories Of Civilians And Soldiers In Iraq And Afghanistan

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2012 | 10:21 AM

Iraq used to be merely a name on a map for many Americans before September 11, 2001. After nine years of war, it's still that for some. Perhaps that's how it always is -- we only have so much appetite or so much room for distant troubles and concerns. Yet...

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Balloon Lord Of The Rings Residence: Artist Transforms Living Room Into Baggins Family Home (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(28) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 4:14 PM

It's probably been awhile since you've last experienced balloon animals and face painting, but rest assured, you have not grown too old for the art of balloon creations. Utah based 'balloon artist' Jeremy Telford, (and member of Balloon Guy Entertainment), has created what may arguably be one of...

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Frieke Janssens' 'Your Last Shot' Captures Your Tombstone Photograph Long Before Death (PHOTOS)

(22) Comments | Posted November 9, 2012 | 2:37 PM

Belgian-based photographer Frieke Janssens wants to make you seriously consider your own death.

In her newest series, "Your Last Shot," Janssens creates portraits of people that will one day be used for their tombstones. The artist writes on her website, "As a photographer, I feel...

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Cindy Sherman At The Walker: Minneapolis Art Center Reveals Incredible Survey Of Her Work (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 7:44 AM

"I'm good at using my face as a canvas," Cindy Sherman once told the Guardian, in perhaps what was the understatement of the century, as far as the world of art is concerned.

The artist is best known for her wildly creative photographs in which she seamlessly transforms...

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Photographer Bruce Myren's Fortieth Parallel Series Documents The Full Width Of The U.S. (PHOTOS)

(21) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:15 AM

The fortieth degree of latitude (N 40° 00’ 00”) runs across the center of the United States, from the New Jersey shoreline to California.

The fortieth degree of latitude

For American photographer Bruce Myren, this line sparked a photographic project...

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Tomás Saraceno's Adult Playground 'On Space Time Foam' Is An Enormous Suspended Trampoline (PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 10:45 AM

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk on clouds? Well, now you can.

Argentine installation artist Tomás Saraceno's new exhibition entitled, "On Space Time Foam," lets you feel like you're breaking the laws of gravity. Composed of three levels and constructed out...

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VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab Announces Six New Opera Selections (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 3:41 PM

The New York City Opera has recently announced the six selections that will appear in this year's VOX Festival in New York, a workshop program for new American operas.

This year the festival will be presented in association with OPERA America's New Works...

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Rosita Johanson's 'Embroidered Narratives' On Display At The Racine Art Museum (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 10:17 AM

The late Canadian artist Rosita Johanson (1937-2007) was a visual storyteller. Originally a dressmaker, Johanson transferred her talents to embroidery, using appliqué, machine embroidery, and hand-stitching to create vibrant works of art. Although her compositions were small (some were only 12 x 12 inches), the scenes she created...

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Deborah Kass On Appropriation, Barbra Streisand, And The Dissolving Middle Class (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

(3) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 12:54 PM

Deborah Kass is not soft spoken. Nor is her art work, which appropriates pop culture icons and artists she admires, while redefining New York School abstract painting through the lens of feminism. Today, Kass' first retrospective, "Before and Happily Ever After," opens at the

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'The Heiress' On Broadway: Jessica Chastain And Moisés Kaufman On Adapting Henry James (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 8:56 AM

“I think that I’ve always been a great lover of Henry James,” director Moisés Kaufman told The Huffington Post in a recent interview. "He had such keen insight into human psychology."

That insight will get a Broadway airing when Kaufman brings his production of "The Heiress,"...

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Female Artists Exhibition: 'Elles: SAM-Singular Works By Seminal Women Artists' At The Seattle Art Museum (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 4:01 PM

A new exhibition titled, "Elles: SAM - Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists," at the Seattle Art Museum has replaced all work by male artists with work solely by female artists.

A bold move, you say? Yes, but don't expect this to happen elsewhere anytime...

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Natasha Caruana's 'The Married Man': Artist Secretly Documents 80 Dates With Cheating Husbands (PHOTOS)

(340) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 2:52 PM

"Nothing’s gone wrong actually, I just like difference," says one of the men in Natasha Caruana's photo project on cheating spouses. The 29-year-old artist documented her interactions with UK husbands in a series simply titled, “The Married Man."

Caruana found these men on websites...

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Catherine Nelson's 'Future Memories' Are Imaginative Landscapes (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 7:41 AM

'Sublime' and 'dreamlike' have been used to describe Australian artist Catherine Nelson’s imaginative “Future Memories” landscapes. Nelson takes hundreds of photographs of the natural world and assembles them into floating spheres that take the form of fantastical mini planets. Scroll down for...

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