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An Art House With A View

An Art House With A View
Poised at the cross-junction of Madrid’s two major roads is the iconic building of Círculo de Bellas Artes (Circle of Fine Arts). A characteristic edifice symbolic of the city’s Renaissance architectural past, the building that houses the arts house is more than just an architectural marvel. Encompassing various aspects of arts and culture in Spain, the CBA is a one-stop centre for arts enthusiasts. As the most active cultural center in Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes (map) has played a vital...
May 23rd, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 0
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Performing Arts at Alkantara Festival

This new festival (this will be the second edition) is already known as the greatest performing arts festival in Lisbon. Throughout 20 days, you will be able to see artist from all over the world, dancers and actors, performers, installations and talks, among others. Some of the most awaited shows include the following:  - medEia from the Dutch Dood Paard company, combining the Greek mythology and pop music;  - The North American Savion Glover;  - Amigos Coloridos where Portuguese renowned actors,...
May 20th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
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Exploring Buenos Aires: Visit the Amazing Galerías Pacífico

Exploring Buenos Aires: Visit the Amazing Galerías Pacífico
Located on the intersection of Calle Florida and Avenida Córdoba, at the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, Galerías Pacífico has to be the most architecturally beautiful shopping center in Argentina. It was built in 1891, designed to resemble the Bon Marche in Paris, France. It was the major shopping mall in Buenos Aires until 1945, when the building was taken over by the state-run railroad company and fell into disuse and disrepair. In the early 1990´s it was awarded to a private company as...
May 6th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 3
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Gandhi Letters and Facts: The Mahatma and the Poetess

Gandhi Letters and Facts: The Mahatma and the Poetess
The Mahatma Gandhi Letters The Mahatma Gandhi (also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) philosophy has been one of India’s greatest exports. The Mahatma led the Indian freedom struggle in a truly “out-of-the-box” manner. The success of his approach led to India’s freedom. His life and principles have been documented in many forms of media, such as Hollywood movie “Gandhi”, which won 8 out of 11 nominations, including Best Picture. Similarly, there have been many books and articles on...
May 5th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 0
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Flamenco Show in Madrid

Flamenco Show in Madrid
Corral de la Morería sets the golden standards for flamenco tablaos in Madrid, with performances by the finest artistes and performaers from all over the country. Frequented by high-profile celebrities and ministers, this is where you go to see the creme de la creme of the flamenco world. How Dating back to 1956, the tablao has gained a royal following since its early years. Designed to resemble the 18th century tablaos, the Corral de la Moreria evokes traditional Spanish performing arts flare....
May 1st, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Hit Musical “Wicked” On Sale

The Hit Musical “Wicked” On Sale
I’m a musical nut. I was a musical comedy major in college, performed as an amateur most of my young adult life and to this day still occasionally put on my tap shoes and do a stint performing in a local musical theatre production. So when I heard a few years ago that the then-new musical “Wicked” was going to have an out-of-town tryout at the Orpheum Theatre, courtesy of the SHN organization, I was beside myself. I was already a fan of Idina Menzel (who plays the green witch, Elphaba) from...
May 1st, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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New Delhi Celebrates World Dance Day with Indian Classical Dance

New Delhi Celebrates World Dance Day with Indian Classical Dance
World Dance Day is on April 29th. There have been a gala of performances all over New Delhi and suburban towns this month. The performances have been organized by  SPICMACAY ( Society For Promotion Of Indian Classical Music & Culture Amongst Youth ). Indian Classical Dance in New Delhi Before you rush to see the Indian classical dance form, here’s a bit about them to help you identify from which part of India they are from and what to expect. The following list will give you a brief idea about...
April 28th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 0
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New One-Man Shows Open At The Marsh Theatre

New One-Man Shows Open At The Marsh Theatre
The Marsh Theatre has had a long history of developing new performers by providing artists with an intimate performance venue and an environment that encourages experimentation. It’s also known for giving audiences a place in which to see work on the cutting edge of creativity. Coming up, the Marsh breaks new ground again with a series of shows sure to please: Geezer: Written & performed by Geoff Hoyle. Developed with & directed by David Ford From a hysterical riff on life in a nursing...
April 25th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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Peter Pan Makes U.S. Premiere In San Francisco

Peter Pan Makes U.S. Premiere In San Francisco
Beginning April 27, 2010, San Francisco will host the U.S. premiere of a spectacular new stage production of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie’s classic story, performed in a state-of-the-art theater pavilion. Conceived by an award-winning creative team, Peter Pan features 22 actors, stunning puppets, epic music, dazzling flying sequences and the world’s first 360-degree CGI theater set. One of the most striking elements of this new production is the setting: the threesixty° Theater. The show is performed...
April 16th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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Amsterdam: What’s On This Week

Amsterdam: What’s On This Week
  The tourist season starts in April. This month can bring any kind of weather. If it’s rainy visit one of the many exhibitions in the museums. If the weather is glorious go to Keukenhof Flower Garden. The cultural season is still in full swing. Book your opera, concerts and ballet tickets direct at the theatres or go to Leidsplein Ticket Shop for half price tickets. AMSTERDAM FOR CULTURE LOVERS WHAT: Photography and Astronomy Photo exhibition documenting the history of astronomy and displaying...
April 16th, 2010 | Marianne | Read More | Comments: 0
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Fuerza Bruta NYC

Fuerza Bruta NYC
Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force), a product of underground Argentinian theater, is a non-stop collision of dynamic music and aerial action held twice daily at the Daryl Roth Theater in Union Square. During the span of this 1 hour show, a suited man runs full throttle through a series of moving walls, women frolick in a watery world suspended just inches above the audience behind plexiglass, and confetti and “rain showers” cover the crowd.  Fuerza Bruta Action Definitely not a run-of-the-mill off Broadway...
April 10th, 2010 | Steve Mirsky | Read More | Comments: 0
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Final Weekend For Marcus Gardley’s New Play

Final Weekend For Marcus Gardley’s New Play
After five years in development, and a passionate dedication to advancing Marcus Gardley’s new play …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi, The Playwrights Foundation and The Cutting Ball Theater’s co-production is selling out.  The play which runs through this Sunday April 11th is a hit with the critics and audiences. Set on the banks of the Mississippi during the Civil War, …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi is a poetic journey of forgiveness and redemption inspired by the myth...
April 9th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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Upcoming Spring Boston Performing Arts Events

Upcoming Spring Boston Performing Arts Events
Boston’s theater and performing arts calendar is full this spring. Check out this season’s great music, dance and theater offerings. Boston Lyric Opera presents Mozart’s Idomeneo re di Creta, April 23-May 4 at the Schubert Theater ( 265 Tremont St.  ,617-542-4912)(Map). This is the story of  Idomeneo, King of Crete, who is saved by Neptune, God of the Sea, from drowning and in gratitude makes a promise that he later realizes will exact a terrible price.  Jason Collins sings...
April 8th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
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Salsa Away at Madrid’s Biggest Salsa Symposium

Salsa Away at Madrid’s Biggest Salsa Symposium
The 8th International Symposium of Salsa will be held in Madrid this Easter weekend – from today, 1st April, to 4th April. Besides the Holy Week celebrations, looks like there’s more to keep us up all night long this weekend! Dancing shows, workshops and performances by famous salsa artistes are just some of the few attractive activities on the symposium schedule. Aficionados of all levels can sign up for workshops specially catered to dancers of different background. There are over 26...
April 1st, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 0
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Ethnic Madrid: Iranian Dance at Casa Persa

Ethnic Madrid: Iranian Dance at Casa Persa
There’s a side to Madrid that not many know of: a beautiful blend of distinctive cultures and background. If you look beneath the surface, you’ll find people of all ethnicity gathered in this metropolis. From the Chinese to the Indians and Arabs, the multi-cultural facet is observed in every other street corner and barrio (neighborhood). At Casa Persa, we are treated to a fascinating peek into the Persian world. Persia - also known as Iran – is a part of Eurasia that has managed...
March 26th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 0
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High Art Lite:The Boston Lyric Opera’s Ariadne Auf Naxos

High Art Lite:The Boston Lyric Opera’s Ariadne Auf Naxos
An idealistic young composer is asked to edit his debut opera, a retelling of the Greek tragedy Ariadne, to include the members of a comedy troupe. Egos are bruised, changes and cuts are made- all with unexpected  results. Boston Lyric Opera’s presentation of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne Auf Naxos is a highly entertaining show -a comic opera about making an opera. This Ariadne is the American premiere of a Welsh National Opera production and comes with some terrific sets and costuming....
March 15th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
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Visiting the Olympic Pavilions Downtown

Visiting the Olympic Pavilions Downtown
One of the major attractions during the 2010 Winter Olympics has been the free Olympic pavilions that offer a virtual visit (and sometimes a taste) of the world.  Sometimes it has required patience to be admitted because of the long line-ups, but last night I lucked out and hardly had to wait at all other than for security checks. First I headed down to Robson Street going east to Beatty Street.  In spite of the rain there was a lively exhuberant crowd on the street going to the hockey game. ...
February 27th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Vancouver’s 2010 French Quarter: Place de la Francophone

Vancouver’s 2010 French Quarter: Place de la Francophone
The friendly hosts will greet you  “Bonjour!” This is Place de la Francophone 2010 on Granville Island, Vancouver’s French Quarter during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games where you can celebrate the Games in French.  There is free entertainment with performers from Canada and all over the world, a sports bar, five stages, three exhibition locations and an exciting agritourism showcase which includes local producers and tourism information. And CBC Radio Canada broadcasts from inside...
February 26th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Jugglers, Comedy Acts, Musicians: It’s all part of the Olympic entertainment.

Jugglers, Comedy Acts, Musicians: It’s all part of the Olympic entertainment.
You don’t have to go to a Live City site to be entertained  during the 2010 Winter Olympics. There’s plenty of acts to amuse you anywhere you go in the downtown core or Granville Island.  And the busker and street entertainers are making big bucks in tips. There are performers of all kinds putting on shows on the sidewalks and pedestrian malls wowing audiences with their balancing act, comedy and mime routines or to-tapping music.  There’s a unicyclist on Robson Street near...
February 26th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Talking Stick Festival Honours Aboriginal Traditions

The Talking Stick Festival Honours Aboriginal Traditions
This week, until February 28, the 2010 Talking Stick Festival takes place in Vancouver, presented by Full Circle First Nations Performance.  This is an extraordinary festival of Aboriginal artists, both established and emerging, national and international performing live music, dance, theatre, multimedia, storytelling and performance art.  Events are held at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and Britannia Centre in East Vancouver. The festival is co-presented the Vancouver 2010...
February 23rd, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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