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st. paul's church on the hill sold to developer who plans performing arts center

st. paul conservatory of music plans to rent space in the building from new owner john rupp.

fire breaks out at kuwait's new performing arts center

kuwaiti authorities say firefighters have extinguished a blaze at the oil-rich country's recently opened performing arts center.

unc performing arts receives largest art donation with $12m

chapel hill, n.c. (ap) — the university of north carolina at chapel hill has received its largest single donation for the performing arts, with a $12 million endowment to the university’s playmakers repertory company and department of dramatic art. news outlets report the university announced the gift from chapel hill philanthropist joan h. gillings on […]

dr. dre pledges $10m for compton high performing arts center

dr. dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at compton high school.

‘rent’ headed for san jose’s center for performing arts

broadway san jose will open the new year with a show that carries an inspiring message of hope in the face of fear and remind audiences at the center for performing arts to measure their lives with love. that show is the critically acclaimed “rent,” touring nationally 20 years after its premiere on broadway, with […]

dan ritchie names martin semple as new denver center for the performing arts cha

the denver center for the performing arts on tuesday announced longtime denver lawyer martin semple as chairman of the board of trustees.

san jose: vacant nob hill store will be home to a new church amid community conc

san jose — a vacant former nob hill grocery store at the center of a debate over whether the city should step in when commercial landlords let empty storefronts fester will soon become a church. but community leaders who protested other plans to fill the site that had become blighted and infested with rodents over the last […]

dr. dre pledges $10m for compton high performing arts center

compton, calif. (ap) — dr. dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at compton high school. the compton unified school district said thursday that the rapper-producer will help raise additional funds for the new facility, which is expected to break ground in 2020. the compton native said in a […]

why 'hamilton' is likely to close in chicago a year from now

on wednesday, the marcus center in milwaukee, the overture center for the arts in madison and the fox cities performing arts center in appleton, wis., all said they would host the hit musical "hamilton" during their upcoming 2019-20 seasons. advance notice like this is not unusual with "hamilton."...

el cajon to start talks with live nation to manage its performing arts center

el cajon is poised to begin formal negotiations with live nation to manage the city’s 40-year-old east county performing arts center, which has been shuttered since 2009. city manager doug williford said thursday the city has been in informal talks with the los angeles-based entertainment company...

officials break ground on $14 million performing arts center at richards

community high school district 218 school board president thomas kosowski offered his thanks to several entities — and taxpayers in particular — last week as officials broke ground on a new $14 million performing arts center at richards high school in oak lawn. the new facility has been the high...

new director of creative arts center wants to spread the word about its gallery

the new director of the creative arts center - burbank plans to put the local gallery on the map with art enthusiasts and buyers. “i don’t think we’re known about enough,” said virginia causton-keene, who was hired may 1. “i want to reach out to artists and buyers in pasadena and try to get more...

scene + heard: spring fete at st. paul’s ordway center

guests of the spring fête at the ordway center for the performing arts in st. paul were transported to the streets of paris for an evening, complete with a photo booth in front of an eiffel tower and a walkway lined with offerings from french chefs offering delicacies to sample. partygoers were serenaded by accordion and mandolin music. funds raised at the french-inspired event will help thousands of area schoolchildren experience live performances at the ordway.

dcpa, rest of denver’s theater community grapple with a lack of diversity

metro denver is diverse, but you wouldn't know to look most arts organizations, their stages or their audiences. the denver center for the performing arts is worried enough about the problem -- one faced by arts organizations across the country -- that it has hired inclusivity specialist to help.

developer tests waters for basalt hotel, arts center project

a development firm with an option to buy the controversial pan and fork property in basalt wants to build a 55,000-square-foot condominium-hotel and a new arts center for a local nonprofit.

foundation plans to rebuild famed willowbrook ballroom

a nonprofit foundation that provides therapeutic dance programs for people such as seniors and those with disabilities is on a mission to not only rebuild the iconic willowbrook ballroom in willow springs, but has plans for a large performing arts center and dance studio on the property. the burr...

winona man at intersection of martial arts, performing arts

winona, minn. (ap) — when martial arts and performing arts intersect, an expert is needed to keep the audience entertained — and the actors unharmed. fight choreographer mike speck is one of those rare experts, giving actors the tools they need to safely carry out stunts for a live audience, the winona daily news reported […]

developer has new plans for cupertino shopping center overhaul

two new alternative plans for the oaks shopping center site, which is planned to be renamed "westport cupertino," have been submitted to the city by kt urban, developer and owner of the site, for general plan amendment consideration by city council in august.

rodgers and hammerstein classic plays at center for performing arts stage feb. 2

rodgers and hammerstein’s “the king and i,” regarded as a timeless classic about a governess hired as part of an effort to modernize siam (now known as thailand), has successfully made the jump over the ocean from broadway to west end, and this month, the national tour stops in san jose’s center for the performing […]

city approves condominium plan for church site

portsmouth, n.h. (ap) — city officials in portsmouth have voted to approve the demolition of a church for new condominiums. the portsmouth herald reports the portsmouth planning board unanimously approved stonegate nh construction llc for the project. the developer plans to demolish the st. james church along with two church offices in order to build […]

fall arts 2017: roundup of dance, stage, music and exhibits

here’s a partial rundown of fall arts and entertainment happenings in the bay area. theater september “constellations”: romantic drama, with science, presented by theatreworks silicon valley; through sept. 17; mountain view center for the performing arts; $40-$100; theatreworks.org. reading this on your phone? stay up to date with our free mobile app. get it from […]

weekend picks for jan. 19-21: segerstrom's off center festival and more

performing-arts events, etc., for jan. 19-21, 2018

nyc’s brooklyn academy of music names new artistic director

new york (ap) — a new york city arts center that claims to be the oldest continually operating performing arts center in the country has named a broadway producer as its new artistic director. david binder — who has produced broadway shows such as the 2004 revival of “a raisin in the sun” and the […]

lineup announced for philly international arts festival

philadelphia (ap) — officials have announced the lineup for the biennial philadelphia international festival of the arts, and it includes a 24-hour drag performance and a “doggie hamlet.” the kimmel center for the performing arts says in its announcement there will be a performance by a south korean dance company, an acrobatic and stunt show […]

mountain view parks department doesn’t quite get the gold

mountain view, which was also a finalist in 2016, is home to a working farm, large regional park, a sailing lake, an 18-hole golf course, a 22,000 seat amphitheater, the two-stage center for the performing arts, historical buildings, community center, teen center, senior center, three gyms, and two pools, no to mention 39 parks and and five trails.

theater: sensory friendly ‘ugly duckling’ planned by pyt

show will be a first for peninsula youth theatre and mountain view center for performing arts

successful o’connor band brings “an appalachian christmas” back to seattle

the grammy award-winning o’connor band is returning to meany center for the performing arts saturday and sunday, dec. 16 and 17, for the group’s second year in a row performing “an appalachian christmas.”

quick wits, science nerds heading to san jose

comedian deon cole at the improv; david sedaris, 'mythbusters' team at the center for performing arts

'music center on location' will bring shows to hollywood and culver city

the music center is hitting the road. the downtown los angeles performing arts campus that includes the ahmanson theatre, mark taper forum and walt disney concert hall has announced a new initiative, “the music center on location.” or locations, as the case may be. starting this summer, the music...

eric church and 16,000 of his closest drinking buddies at staples center

today in entertainment: a new box office 'boss,' patricia arquette's glaad speech and eric church in l.a. april 2, 2017, 12:15 p.m. here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts: april 2, 2017, 12:15 p.m. eric church and 16,000 of his closest drinking buddies at staples center...

famous hollywood recording studio grandmasters recorders sold for redevelopment

hollywood’s legendary grandmaster recorders building, where generations of artists recorded songs that became famous, has been sold to a developer who plans to turn it into restaurants or a lounge. the two-story brick structure at 1518 n. cahuenga blvd. dates to 1920, when it opened as a silent-movie...

monticello man has tuned pianos for over half a century

logansport, ind. (ap) — richard gorden sat at the concert grand piano center stage at the mchale performing arts center. but there was no one in the audience. he wasn’t in a performance, or even preparing for one. not his own, anyway. instead, the monticello resident struck one key at a time between pushes and […]

chance the rapper perform to sold out crowd at the xcel center

chance the rapper, whose concert sold out in a couple hours, performed friday, may 12, 2017 at the xcel center in st. paul, minn. chance the rapper was recently named the grammys' best new artist and he received notoriety for a $1 million donation to schools in his native chicago.

at home plans new hq, with 26 apartments, on bustling grand avenue in st. paul

st. paul-based developer at home apartments has landed a necessary rezoning for its latest project, a new mixed-use building along st. paul’s bustling grand avenue that will serve as its new headquarters.

church's rare coin sold for $517,000

the new gracepoint church struck gold thursday when a donated $20 coin was sold at auction for $517,000. the auction of a rare 1866 double eagle gold $20 proof coin, stamped with "in god we trust," fetched well over the estimated sale price of $300,000. a woman who belonged to the church donated...