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Exclusive: "Holler If Ya Hear Me" and "Super Fly: The Musical" Take Wing

ARTINFO | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts

The buzz among actors in New York, especially in the African-American community, is about the workshops of two promising projects: "Holler If Ya Hear ...

Q&A: Linda Emond on "Death of a Salesman," Working With Mike Nichols, and Life Being "Temporary"

ARTINFO | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts

Linda Emond has been an "actor's actor" and a critical darling since she made her New York stage debut, in 1996, in Leslie Ayvazian's "Nine Armenians...

"It Reflects Her Obsession": OMA's Shohei Shigematsu on Building Marina Abramovic's Performance Palace

ARTINFO | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Marina Abramovic, the reigning champion of high-endurance performance art, announced last week that she would be gutting a former cinema-t...

New York City and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.28.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Metal detectors at school entrances make many New York City schools feel more like prisons than places where young people want to be and contribute to the sense that these are not a place where people are respected.

YoungArts Comes to LA

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.

The New Season

Michael Kaiser | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While very public debates about the value of arts funding rage in statehouses across America, we must remember that our communities need the arts now more than ever.

PHOTOS: The Inner Eye, Leprechauns and Assemblage: Haiku Reviews

Posted 11.09.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

'Naked Army' Takes Over Wall-Street (NSFW)

ARTINFO | Posted 10.03.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK--New Yorkers pride themselves on their blasé -- nothing will phase a well-trained city pedestrian. But artist Zefrey Throwell's urban interv...

New York City Opera Musicians Protest

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — Musicians of the New York City Opera are staging a protest as the company announces its new season. The union members say they're be...

French Choreographer Roland Petit Dies At 87

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- Acclaimed choreographer Roland Petit, whose creations dazzled stages from Paris to Hollywood and inspired dancers, writers and designers has ...

Berlin Opera House Keeps Director

AP | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts

BERLIN — Renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim signed a new contract Wednesday to remain musical director of the city's Staatsoper opera house for...

Stradivarius Violin Sold For $16M To Aid Japan

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

TOKYO -- A Japanese music foundation has sold a renowned Stradivarius violin for $16 million at a London auction to raise money for tsunami disaster r...

'Spider-Man' Star Speaks About The Drama Behind The Scenes

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- T.V. Carpio must have either the best luck in the world or the very worst. Consider all that she's endured these past months: She lands a...

Clap Between Movements: Classical Music From Dresden To Minneapolis

Laurence Vittes | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

If your Spring this year is resisting being sprung, here are three springtime events which are guaranteed to get you in the mood. Check out the youtub...

WATCH: Steve Martin & His Banjo To Head To U.S. Capitol On 4th Of July

AP/The Huffington Post | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Martin and his banjo are taking on the U.S. Capitol on July 4. The 65-year-old entertainer is set to perform from the Capitol'...

World's Biggest Art Prize: The £175,000 Gulbenkian

The Independent | Posted 07.09.2011 | Arts

The biggest art prize in the world is launched tomorrow, with a shortlist of potential winners that is almost certain to cause controversy. Called sim...

Lauryn Hill Performs At New Orleans Jazz Fest To Mixed Reviews

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 07.08.2011 | Arts

NEW ORLEANS -- In a rare appearance, Lauryn Hill commanded a stage Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as thousands of spectators loo...

The Super Bowl Of Poetry

Patrick Pressl | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

Slam poetry is, in itself, a conundrum. Slams are competitions in which poets are judged by random audience members on their poem's content, delivery,...

Study: Americans Spend More On Art Than On Movies

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- The National Endowment for the Arts has released a new study showing that although more Americans regularly go to the movies, they spend...

Nick Adams Keeps on the Drag for Broadway's Priscilla Queen of the Desert

James Sims | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts
James Sims

Priscilla is the story of three friends who head out on an adventure across the Australian outback, each in search of something missing in their lives.

Mister President: The Kennedy Center for What?

Freddie Gershon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

The Kennedy Center is a physical, tangible as well as an organic living reminder of the Kennedy years and a legacy of a President who brought idealism...

Artists as Critics

The New York Public Library | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Along with the artwork I've created for other great Broadway classics, including Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George, I am now watching my own designs contribute to Times Square.

Theatre of the Long Now -- World Theatre Day 2011

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

What distinguishes Theatre most is its rebreathing. A movie is replayed, a TV show is re-watched, but a play is rebreathed with the simplest technology -- people.

Denver: Center of the New Play Universe

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

The Denver Center Theatre's sixth annual Colorado New Play Summit brings theatrical innovation center stage.

Lessons From the Stage

Michael Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kahn

So often what happens on the world stage is translated on the theatre's stage. The Great Game: Afghanistan will be viewed this month by a very special, particularly poignant audience.