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The stage is set! After months of planning and a multi-million dollar makeover, Nazareth College's Arts Center is reopening its doors.
    
The center officially opens Saturday with a special night of performances.
    
"The .... read more
Plans were unveiled last night for the Cantos National Music Centre in Calgary; the results of an eight month global design search and competition. Opened in March 2009, the contest was narrowed to five architecture firms by July, each of whom presented their vision to a .... read more
Allied Works Architecture of Portland, Ore., and New York City is the winner of an international architectural competition to design the new National Music Centre at the King Eddy, it was announced Wednesday by the Cantos Music Foundation.

Brad Cloepfil, the firm's 54-year-old .... read more
After 40 years of leading the Menlo-Atherton band in temporary spaces, Frank Moura is close to seeing a proper $32 million performing arts center open on the campus.

While the 492-seat theater with an orchestra pit, a small cafeteria and practice space is practically complete, .... read more
The Juilliard School will unveil its new state-of-the-art, multi-use space, the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater, at an Oct. 6 ceremony at the Manhattan school.

The theatre is named for the late composer of The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Juilliard alumnus .... read more

Transition Announcement

The last time I wrote about Joanna Baymiller publicly, it was to praise her successful albeit unconventional efforts to bring us greater attention and lead the charge to new .... read more

After six years of drama and delay, the Russian government has selected a replacement architect and revised design for the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

On July 28, officials selected Toronto-based Diamond and Schmitt Architects for the job through an international competition. The .... read more
After more than a year of the beep-beep of forklifts and the thumping of jackhammers, music will be heard again this fall at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, which is set to reopen with a new theater, a new artistic director and a .... read more
There's one key factor that gives the Great White Way its sense of permanence: those quirky 40 stages in a narrow patch of Midtown Manhattan. When one of them turns into a movie theater or becomes a dance club, it's cause for sadness. When one is .... read more
Success breeds success--in architecture especially. For proof, witness the meteoric rise of Diller Scofidio Renfro. A few years ago, the firm hadn't completed many large projects; they were best-known as high-minded conceptualists. But then came big commissions: for ICA in Boston, Alice Tully Hall in .... read more
Canadian architectural firm Diamond + Schmitt Architects won the international competition to design Mariinsky II, Russia's first new, grand-scale opera house since the Bolshevik Revolution.

The firm's head architect, Jack Diamond, spoke in a recent interview about what St. Petersburg will gain from the .... read more
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Creative Arts Center for the Brown University campus is slated for completion in 2010.  The new 36,000 square foot center will include a 200 seat recital hall, 35mm screening facility, recording studio, multimedia lab, gallery space and large multi-purpose production studios.

Three .... read more
Russia is turning to a team of Toronto architects to design a new ballet and opera house at the renowned Mariinsky Theatre complex in St. Petersburg.

Diamond and Schmitt Architects was selected from five competitors around the world to work on the $450-million .... read more
Russia's world-renowned conductor Valery Gergiev announced that Diamond and Schmitt Architects of Toronto has been selected to design the new Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, which will add 2,000 seats to the growing Mariinsky complex. The existing Mariinsky Theatre, opened in 1860, has been home to premieres .... read more
Jack Diamond normally isn't a vodka man.

But he certainly was yesterday as he celebrated the Russian government's announcement that the Canadian architect had won an international competition to design one of the world's most sought-after commissions, the new Mariinsky Theatre in St. .... read more
Diamond and Schmitt Architects, the designers of the new concert hall adjacent to Place des Arts, have another major arts project to finish by 2011: the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Sleek and rectangular like the Montreal facility, the new theatre will be .... read more
The Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation has chosen three teams to lead the acoustics, theatrical and cost consulting for the renovation of Municipal Auditorium into the premiere arts venue for San Antonio. Akustiks, an acoustical consulting firm, was chosen to lead the acoustical design .... read more
The final pieces of the design team have clicked into place for the remaking of the iconic Municipal Auditorium into a modern-day performing arts center.

Fisher Dachs Associates of New York will lead the theater planning and design, Connecticut-based Akustiks will lead the .... read more
The ambition and scale of the $100-million project that will transform the Cantos Music Foundation into the National Music Centre at the King Eddy comes into sharp focus with the architects' visions of what Calgary's newest cultural centre could be like.

Call it .... read more
The long-delayed Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center site is making a comeback.

A new proposal would rescue the PAC from the tangle of infrastructure in the middle of the Trade Center site and plunk it down where the Deutsche Bank .... read more