Monthly Archives: May 2016

Best of the rest: Events for May 30 and beyond

MONDAY, MAY 30 HEARD AT EVERY TURN: TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN SOUTH CAROLINA: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday at McKissick Museum. South Carolina’s complex history has shaped the state’s contemporary traditional music. For hundreds of years musicians and singers have mingled and … Continue reading

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Community College Hosting Open Air Art Festival Throughout Bucks County

Provided by Bucks County Community College:  Members of the planning committee for the first annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival get some fresh air behind Tyler Hall at Bucks County Community CollegeCredit: Bucks County Community College Bucks County Community College, … Continue reading

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The Unusual History of Cosmism and the Future of Pavel Pepperstein

Pavel Pepperstein, “Joseph und Seine Brueder” (2016), acrylic on canvas, 145 x 195 cm (courtesy of Regina Gallery) MOSCOW — “Patriots of the Earth” (2016) is a painting by Pavel Pepperstein, one of Russia’s leading contemporary artists. It’s now hanging … Continue reading

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Visual art: The unpredictable magic of Merlin James

To the Present – Merlin James Kerlin Gallery, Dublin ★★★★ To the Present is a compact mini-retrospective of the work of Merlin James, including works dating as far back as the mid-1980s. As far back, that is, as the work … Continue reading

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Bengal’s historical journey from Rabindranath Tagore to Franz Kafka, Part 2

Picking up from my last post on Bengal the two iconic Bengali filmmakers, Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, embody the contrasting aesthetic styles noted. Satyajit Ray is steeped in the Bengal Renaissance and embodies the Brahmo/ Tagorean picturesque: he is … Continue reading

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Everyone was talking about ‘Roots’ in 1977 — including Ronald Reagan

In January 1977, ABC aired “Roots,” an eight-night miniseries based on Alex Haley’s best-selling 1976 book “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” The series, which drew an estimated 130 million viewers, called America’s attention to the brutality of slavery … Continue reading

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Seventy Artists Reinvigorate The Still Life In Nature Morte Traveling Exhibition

LONDON ART NETWORK ArtLyst is the most comprehensive art information website in London. It was created to distribute up-to-date contemporary art news, events, exhibitions, fairs, and auctions. We focus on new and emerging art, including pop-up and temporary exhibitions. Our … Continue reading

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‘In Celebration of Paul Mellon’ Review: A Collector’s Eye

ENLARGE Washington I first heard Paul Mellon speak publicly in 1974, at a formal dinner at the National Gallery of Art. He talked of his father Andrew Mellon’s founding idea of the National Gallery as a gift to the nation. … Continue reading

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6 Movies That Are Better Than ‘The Godfather’

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Meet Sidney Carter of Sidney’s Creations

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is fast approaching. Over 500,000 people will flood New Orleans for the ESSENCE Festival takeover that includes everything from day parties to concerts to empowerment. We’re also showing love to our vendors — like artist Sidney Carter.  … Continue reading

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