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I have always been a sucker for an encyclopedia. As a kid I would grab a volume of the World Book off the shelf -- yes, in those pre-Internet days parents actually saved up and bought their kids encyclopedias, and in fifth grade I was .... read more
How does the design of performance space impact the creation of new work? How can that space transform the experience of the viewer? This program presented by the Center for Architecture, American Theatre Wing, Knoll, and AIA New York took a look at how recent .... read more
On New Year's Eve, following a countdown to midnight in -30 C (-22 F) weather, the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa began displaying colourful, dynamic images on the Kipnes Lantern. The three-storey glass tower, which frames the performance facility's new Elgin Street entrance, incorporates .... read more
The new National Music Centre in Calgary, Canada, is covered inside and out with metallic tiles, giving it the glint and gleam of an old trombone. Its affinity with a musical instrument is not just a surface effect. The centre houses two concert venues, a .... read more
The stage was filled with board members and staff from the latest owner, the nonprofit Second Stage theater company, as well as local politicians who'd been in instrumental in carving a substantial amount of money .... read more
A starry gathering of theater and film luminaries assembled Monday morning in New York for the official unveiling of the Hayes Theater, the new home of Second Stage Theater and the only Broadway house dedicated exclusively to the work of living American playwrights.

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It was a longtime coming for Carole Rothman—a decade in fact—but the artistic director of Second Stage Theater was finally able to officially unveil the organization's new Broadway home, The Helen Hayes Theater, to industry and press. In the video above, watch Rothman .... read more
The planned opening of the Shed, a new arts center in Manhattan, is still one year off, but its programming will begin this May with a free, 12-day collaboration between the architect .... read more
The theater was so small, it was named the Little Theater. That was 106 years ago, and since then it has been reincarnated many times — renamed, repurposed, rehabilitated.

Now known as the Helen Hayes Theater, the smallest house on Broadway is about to reopen .... read more
"What are those crazy round windows in the Hamel Music Center?"

It's a question Gary Brown has gotten a lot lately.

But they're not windows, explains the director of .... read more
The Voxman Music Building celebrates musical performance at every turn, embracing a collaborative and exploratory student-driven model of education that treats every space as performance space. The building shares this sense of musical discovery with the community through a transparent expression. The pattern of streets .... read more
The Stratford Festival has kicked off a $100-million fundraising campaign to renovate the Tom Patterson Theatre.

The original building, erected in the early 20th century as a curling rink, has housed the theatre for 46 years but has suffered from cramped seating, poor accessibility .... read more
The Anthem, a new music venue in Washington, D.C., just opened in the city's revitalized Wharf district. It's an unlikely independent success story in an industry filled with global entertainment companies.

CBS News' Alex Wagner took a tour of the new neighborhood .... read more
Every musical performance is unique, but they typically begin with an identical ritual. The musicians file into their seats and the conductor cues a lone musician to play a specific note. As the concert pitch lingers in the air, read more
After much of the University of Iowa's campus was ravaged by a flood in 2008, the institution's School of Music decamped from the riverbanks to downtown Iowa City, where it got a prominent site and .... read more
It's a curious truth that one of the few buildings in the world named after its architect is an opera house. Or at least that's how Allan Greenberg sees it, referring of course to Charles Garnier's Beaux-Arts Palais Garnier in read more
In total silence, one of the world's foremost acousticians bent over a sound board and slid a button forward. Then he listened as a swooping noise came out of a huge portable speaker on the stage of the Mahaffey Theater, from low to high, like .... read more
Open last year in Iowa City, the University of Iowa Voxman Music Building is a six-story, 184,000-square-feet academic building containing performance spaces, a music library, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. It establishes a connection between the community and the school though specific .... read more
"Georgetown is part of our firm's cultural identity," says Bill Spack, whose name is one of three on the shingle at Cox Graae + Spack Architects. "Over the years, we have explored other options for housing our office, but have always felt the tug of a .... read more
The Moody Center for the Arts, which opened earlier this year on the campus of Rice University in Houston, TX, is a $30 million, 50,000 square-foot building dedicated to interdisciplinary conversations through the arts, bridging gaps between scientific, engineering, and humanities disciplines by providing spaces to facilitate .... read more