Beijing, Chicago architects to design Lucas Museum
CHICAGO (AP) — Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas' new museum to be built along Chicago's lakefront.
Korea's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art hosts the best of work from up and coming young creatives during its three month display, and Belgium prepares a week of special evening openings for Art Nocturne.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there.
N.Y. Met Opera threatens to lock out musicians in labor dispute
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera said it will lock out its musicians and other unionized employees next week if a new contract agreement is not reached, in an escalation of a labor dispute that threatens to derail an entire opera season. Peter Gelb, the Met's general manager, wrote a letter to chorus members, orchestra players, stagehands and other employees on Wednesday saying they should prepare for a work stoppage if a new agreement is not reached when current contracts expire on July 31. The Met, which says it has an annual operating budget of over $300 million, has blamed a drop in its revenues since 2011 on dwindling audiences for opera worldwide.
British singer Sinead Harnett has seen her star rise thanks to high-profile collaborations with Disclosure and Rudimental. Sinead Harnett was born in North London and grew up listening to Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, ‘90s R&B and UK garage. In 2012 she began working with house duo Disclosure and quartet Rudimental, ultimately contributing melodies and choruses to several tracks. After releasing her own house track, "Got Me," and contributing vocals to Ryan Hemsworth's "Small + Lost" off his debut LP, she is now readying the release of her debut EP, "N.O.W," set to mix modern structures with ‘90s R&B sensibilities.
The author may have died in 1984, but he's still being put on invitation lists. Alas, in this case, the owner of Truman Capote's ashes had to decline his appearance at the opening night bash for the Broadway opening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."