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The concert hall of the 21st century has arrived. And the building that encases it would be remarkable if it had only that.

The 1,200-seat hall in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute here (Empac, .... read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is unveiling a new media and arts facility that features cutting-edge technology, a project that took $200 million and almost eight years to complete.

The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center officially opens Friday, kicking off a three-week celebration that includes .... read more
TROY, N.Y.- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is unveiling a new cutting-edge media and arts facility today, the Associated Press reports. The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), which cost $200 million and took almost eight years to complete, has been designed to bring art .... read more
A massive new arts building on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will open Friday and kick off three weekends of free activities for the community.

But for most of the year, the $200 million Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center "will not be .... read more

Just where is the intersection of art and science? To most of us, it's as small and instant a thing as snapping a shot with a digital camera or pressing down middle C on an electronic keyboard. Yet "At the Intersection of Art and .... read more

"Open up your mind. Open up your senses," says Johannes Goebel. "You've got to be open to new things."

As director of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Goebel promises plenty of "new things" are headed our way when the .... read more
Technological adaptability creates ideal performance and research spaces

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will soon open the doors to its &euro; 131 million Experimental Media and Arts Center (EMPAC) conceived by Grimshaw Architects.

Located .... read more

Barbara Cook gives a superb concert at the Santa Monica theater, more a preview than a tryout for the venue.

The Broad Stage, the latest addition to the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, put out the welcome mat Saturday night. The handsome, .... read more
Sisyphus had it easy. Or so it often seemed to the individuals who spent the last decade bringing to fruition Santa Monica College's new performing arts center.

The king of Corinth was merely doomed to forever push a boulder up a mountain, only .... read more
After 10 years of consulting with internationally lauded performing artists and administrators on their vision of a "dream venue," The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage opens with two sold-out concerts.  Broadway Legend Barbara Cook inaugurates the performing arts center in a program featuring songs composed .... read more
Describing it as a "front porch" for Lincoln Center, the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have redesigned Harmony Atrium between West 62nd and 63rd Streets as a "theatrical garden" featuring 20-foot-high walls of plants and rods of falling water.

The goal .... read more

Following two days of public presentations from six architectural candidates, the City and County of Denver's Division of Theatres and Arenas and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced today that the Boettcher Concert Hall Architect Selection Committee chose Diamond and Schmitt Architects and their local .... read more
Located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake with enticing views of the Austin, TX skyline, the new Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center For Performing Arts incorporates materials from an older building that was partially demolished - the outdated Palmer Auditorium built in 1959 .... read more
A new center for the College of Creative Arts will ensure SF State's place as a hub of creativity for the future. Now it's Michael Maltzan Architecture's job to decide how that future will look.

Maltzan's firm has been selected to design the .... read more
Our present times nuzzle the architectural past in the Long Center for the Performing Arts.

Sure, the civic center, which opened in March, is the newest major mark on Austin's cityscape. But the $77 million, two-theater venue also delightfully whispers its history while simultaneously .... read more

Jean Nouvel is an architect who gives irrationality a good name. The 62-year-old Parisian, who today will be named the 2008 winner of the Pritzker Prize, the field's top honor, has always been interested in pursuing designs that bring the practical craft of building .... read more
When Harvard University purchased the Hasty Pudding Theatre on Holyoke Street in Cam-bridge, Mass., from its revered satire group at the start of this decade, it acquired a Georgian Revival building rich with history, but deteriorating on the inside. Indeed, the only theatrical event that .... read more
Call it a symbol of Austin's civic maturation. Or perhaps a major milestone on Austin's journey from laid-back college town to urbane member of today's global culture.
When the $77 million Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts opens Thursday, it .... read more
By Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
American-Statesman Arts Writer

It's simply like no other new building around.

Though the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts may be Austin's newest architectural landmark, the $77 million two-venue complex more .... read more
Schermerhorn Symphony Center-the new, 197,000- square-foot home of the Nashville Symphony-occupies a full block of the city's downtown, forming a boisterous yet elegant bridge between the famous replica of the Athenian Parthenon, in nearby Centennial Park, and the Art Deco lines of the Frist Center .... read more