The Pro Arte Quartet wanted to honor its Belgian heritage when it commissioned Belgian composer Benoît Mernier to write a composition for its centennial celebration.
Melbourne-based feminist artist Casey Jenkins says she had no idea that a video clip showing her “vaginal knitting” performance art project would go viral, attracting more than 4 million viewers after it was featured on SBS, an Australian news publication.
With the name “Pink Martini,” a band has to be a little bit out of the box. And Pink Martini doesn’t disappoint. The self-proclaimed “little orchestra” is one of the most eclectic musical groups touring, dipping into classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop while at the same time drawing inspiration from the world music scene.
It might only be February, but it’s already shaping up to be Matthew McConaughey’s year. There’s been his scene-stealing cameo in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, as well as a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar nomination for his role as a homophobic AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club. He’s the odds-on favorite to take home the gold.
The Milwaukee Public Library announced on Feb. 7 that multimedia artist Ray Chi would be awarded the commission for a public art installation at the library’s new East Branch, still under construction at 1910 E. North Ave.
Lee Blessing’s play Chesapeake presents a stable of colorful characters. The challenge to presenting them all? There’s only one actor.
The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won't make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that's no reason to forsake some of the city's classic cuisine.
This year, honor Mardi Gras by making jambalaya at home. It's the perfect dish for out-of-towners; it's easy, it's weeknight- and kid-friendly, and it's extremely versatile. Because while there are several basic approaches to jambalaya — Creole and Cajun among them — there really are endless variations on this dish of rice, meat and seafood.
Budding authors are encouraged to write what they know, but such counsel often leads writers to also explore what they need to understand. For Wisconsin author Lori Matthews, personal catharsis is the seed of the narrative in October, Before I Was Born at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre.
Where else but on a Pink Martini album such as Dream a Little Dream would you be able to hear Abba’s “Fernando” sung in the original Swedish? Not only that, it’s sung by the von Trapps (Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and August), the great grandchildren of Maria and Georg. Yes, that Maria and Georg.
On a late morning at a Paris luxury hotel, a production team with Turkish photographer Koray Birand had been busy since the break of dawn. But no one was complaining about the early wake-up time, mainly because of one thing — Cate Blanchett was about to arrive.
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.