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Hopes are high that the $485 million Smith Center for the Performing Arts will transform Las Vegas' cultural legacy

One cool joint.

As descriptions of performing arts centers go, that may lack a certain dignity. But in a city where .... read more
Announcing a year's worth of events to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2009, Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy admitted that the 16-acre arts complex doesn't give up its treasures easily. "For 50 years," he said, "visitors to Lincoln Center have been rewarded for traversing eleven lanes of .... read more
Critics of the Museum of Arts and Design missed the real point of the building.

When the new Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) opened in New York at the end of September, the critics descended on .... read more

Lights -- check.

Sound -- testing, one-two. One-two -- check.

The curtain is about to rise at Miramar Cultural Center, but while Sunday's Caribefest Jazz Gala concert at the impressive 800-seat full-service theater marks the first official staged event, it was .... read more
A center for artists, scientists, and engineers to come together to pursue discovery at the nexus of the real and virtual worlds.
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During the first weeks in October, those of us obtaining tickets to the often sold-out performances heralding the opening bash of the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., were treated to glimpses of what the future for .... read more
Guild Hall's John Drew Theater, located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton Village, won't reopen until Spring 2009 due to problems with the building's electrical system. The theater will have to cancel much of its Winter Solstice Programs scheduled for the original Dec. 1 opening.

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FDA is pleased to announce the launch of our new, improved website.
Among the changes you will find is a feature that helps you peruse and download project data sheets.  Architects and other consultants preparing submittals can compile their .... read more

"A theater is a strange animal of a building," says Jennifer Mallard of Diamond + Schmitt Architects. While theaters always pose technical hurdles, in the case of the newly completed Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C., there were unusual constraints and challenges, says Mallard, .... read more

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute celebrated the opening of its new 220,000-sq.-ft. LEED Silver-certified Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) this month. Designed and completed by a team of several specialists that included Grimshaw Architects in New York City, Davis Brody Bond Aedas in New .... read more
Joshua Dachs is pleased to announce the addition of Micah Rahn to the FDA staff.

Micah comes to FDA with over 10 years of lighting system and technical theatre experience.  He brings with him expertise in entertainment and architectural control systems, dimming systems, .... read more
Renzo Zecchetto's Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College appears unresolved. And that's fine.

The New Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College, which will open officially tonight with a program featuring the mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, is a .... read more
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.

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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