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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Long Center For Performing Arts incorporates materials from an older building that was partially demolished - the outdated Palmer Auditorium built in 1959 ....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
Sidney Harman Hall - Harman Center for the Arts

Set within a new office tower, Sidney Harman Hall's three-level glass facade is distinguished by a projected bay window establishing the building's identity and purpose, and directly linking the activity within the public lobby .... read more
Washington, DC's cultural and political elite, augmented by assorted diplomats and other foreign dignitaries, was out in force on October 1st to walk the red carpet into the gala inauguration of the $89 million Sidney Harman Hall, one of the most keenly anticipated performance facilities to .... read more
Whatever else anyone may say about the new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts here, it is certainly integrated into the surrounding urban landscape. Biscayne Boulevard, a historic downtown thoroughfare, runs right through the middle of the place.

Designed by the architect Cesar .... read more
The view from the MacArthur Causeway, which connects glittery South Beach with the grittier downtown Miami, is a spectacular one: turquoise waters, opulent mansions, towering palm trees and rows of colorful cruise ships. Now, an eye-catching addition to the Miami landscape has recently appeared, the .... read more
It has come in on time and on budget. But creating Toronto's new opera house presented immense challenges, from reluctant donors and near-impossible deadlines to legislative delays, a rumbling subway, and misadventures involving wind, fire, water and snow. SANDRA MARTIN completes our series on a .... read more
Nashville, Tennessee is perhaps the last place you'd expect to find one of the world's finest classical concert halls. The epicenter of bluegrass and country music, immortalized in Robert Altman's celebrated film Nashville, the southern American town truly lives up to its moniker .... read more
When the Guthrie Theater chose French architect Jean Nouvel to design a new building along the Mississippi River, at least a fe Minnesotans probably paused to wonder what the company had gotten itself into.

The Guthrie's old thrust stage, a 1963 design by Ralph .... read more
At a time when science, technology and virtual reality exist alongside meditation, yoga and oxygen bars, Joshua Dachs (theatre designer for the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the COC's new home) has struck a fine balance when it comes to designing theatres. This .... read more