3,979 miles from Cannes, 4,147 from Venice and 3,000 from Los Angeles, a diverse international crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Film Festival (now in its 18th year) to celebrate innovative storytelling and filmmaking in the age of the indie.
Since its 2009 inception, New York's Asia Week has flourished. A convergence of museums, dealers, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts, the event features endless opportunities to view, bid, and buy.
Tree, by Julie Hebert, currently in its regional premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse through March 7 is a play about the family ties that link human beings regardless of skin color, sexual orientation or estrangement.
We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.
As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York.
A pairing of photographs of emotionally captivated women charts a course of events 50 years ago which can tell us something, today, about the power of the arts and the humanities to affect the quality of human life, and more, to ensure the survival of its spirit.
I can still vividly recall the night in 1967 when I attended the opening night screening of the film version of Wait Until Dark in New York. Like all red-blooded American guys, I was enchanted with actress Audrey Hepburn (unfortunately, not reciprocated).
Rarely said aloud, "Museum programming" may be perceived as stuffy, reactive, didactic and, worst of all, predictable. However, leading museums are proving otherwise --more contemporary programming abounds.
Essential to Venice's artistic identity is the Venice Biennale, an expansive art-world celebration held every two years. To offer a bit of direction, here are our 10 favorite cultural diversions found outside the gates of the Arsenale. Plan your visit accordingly.