Ghana"s contemporary art hits the streets

A satirical cartoon depicting a celebrity in Ghana schooling a British diplomat on how to speak pidgin English won laughter and praise from the crowd at a street festival in Accra. The cartoon lampoons British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin who b.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooJan 12th, 2017

10 Amazing Art Deco Theaters

Extravagant materials, bold lines and shapes, and lots of color! These are some of the most recognizable characteristics of the Art Deco architectural style that was so popular during the 1920s and 1930s. During these decades, Art Deco practically became synonymous with the glamorous and majestic new theaters popping up all over the United States. With names like Fox and Paramount, these amazing theaters brought Hollywood and “talkies” to the doorsteps of America. While few of these grand old theaters survive today, even fewer have been restored or maintained enough to retain their original Art Deco elements — a devastating loss of American history. Fortunately, the 10 amazing Art Deco theaters on this list are the exceptions, and continue to thrill their audiences with flashy lights, ornate architectural details, and other Old Hollywood glam. Fargo Theatre Fargo, North Dakota It’s hard to miss the amazing Art Deco details of the Fargo Theatre in Fargo, North Dakota. The theater’s facade is dominated by the gorgeous light-up marquee and tower. The Art Deco architectural details continue inside with an inverted dome ceiling, lots of color, and an ornate stage. Today, the Fargo is used as an art house theater and concert venue, and has been given a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Fox Theater Hutchinson, Kansas The old Fox Theaters were some of the best examples of Art Deco architecture built in the United States, and the Fox Theater in Hutchinson, Kansas is no exception. In 1999, this Fox Theater was lovingly restored to its former glory and rewarded with a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the theater’s best examples of Art Deco style include a colorful and flashy neon marquee, terra cotta reliefs, elaborate door moldings, plus plenty of cartouches, friezes, pilasters, and stepped treatments. Grand Lake Theater Oakland, California Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater has been a vaudeville stage and a Fox movie palace, and is today one of the most amazing theaters built in the Art Deco style. The theater, which still functions as a popular cinema, has retained many of its original architectural details. A stunning crystal chandelier still hangs in the lobby, an old Mighty Wurlitzer organ is still brought out for special occasions, and classic frescoes still adorn the walls of the auditoriums (our favorite is the Sahara themed fresco, complete with palm trees and sand dunes). Paramount Theatre Middletown, New York There may not be any celebratory parades planned like there were when it opened for the first time, but the Paramount Theatre is still one of the most amazing Art Deco theaters in the U.S. Located in Middletown, New York, the Paramount boasts such details as colorful ornate walls and ceilings, balconies, and a heavy red curtain that opens before each show. Today, the Paramount is used as a performance arts venue and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Paramount Theatre Oakland, California Despite spending more than three decades closed and neglected, the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California is today once again one of the most amazing Art Deco theaters [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchJul 17th, 2017

Tiffany & Co gets creative with contemporary art series

"New Ways of Seeing" will take a closer look at the changing face of contemporary art. The first episode is scripted and presented by art critic Jerry Saltz and features discussions with three artists - Kehinde Wiley, Shantell Martin, and Oliver.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooDec 1st, 2016

K-pop star T.O.P. to curate Sotheby"s art auction of contemporary art

The singer Choi Seung-hyun, better known by his stage name T.O.P., from the South Korean band Big Bang, will be curating a contemporary art sale on October 3, 2016, for Sotheby's Hong Kong. Choi Seung-hyun/T.O.P. makes up one of the five members of k.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooJan 13th, 2017

Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa"s contemporary art

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the Dakar Biennale, Africa's largest contemporary art festival currently enlivening Senegal's capital......»»

Category: artsSource: yahooJun 2nd, 2016

Basquiat record set in solid result for Christie"s contemporary art auction

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Jean-Michel Basquiat self portrait soared to an artist's record $57.3 million on Tuesday to help Christie's to a solid result for an auction of contemporary art held amid an art market gripped by uncertainty. Basqui.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooMay 12th, 2016

Sotheby"s rebounds with a steady sale of contemporary art

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cheers of relief rang out on Wednesday as the hammer fell on the last lot of Sotheby's contemporary and post-war art auction, which met expectations and helped dim the memory of its shaky Impressionist and modern art .....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooMay 12th, 2016

Met"s modern and contemporary art outpost set to open

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art throws open the doors to its new modern and contemporary art outpost, The Met Breuer, this month with an exhibition that places the works in the historical context of its rich encyclopedic collection......»»

Category: artsSource: yahooJan 16th, 2017

China appetite for pricey contemporary art "suddenly evaporates"

A cooling national economy has apparently decimated China's appetite for high-priced contemporary art, according to the latest figures from Artprice, an outfit which compiles art market data. The amount of money raised in auctions in China in the 12 .....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooOct 7th, 2015

U.S. Soccer Team Beats Ghana in World Cup Opener: See How Celebs Are Reacting on Twitter

Goooooal! And two of 'em! The United States men's soccer team avenged its previous losses to Ghana in the past two World Cups today in Brazil, beating the African team 2-1 in........»»

Category: moviesSource: eonlineMay 28th, 2017

World Cup Girl -- NOT IMPRESSED with Ghana

Hanging out in the locker room with Team Ghana right before the World Cup???This little girl don't care. #NotImpressed.....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJun 16th, 2014

US Men’s National Soccer Team Defeats Ghana In World Cup

The US Men’s National Soccer team made its 2014 World Cup debut against Ghana on June 16 — and they won with a final score of 2-1!.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeJun 17th, 2014

Ghana football chiefs accused of match-fixing

GHANA has been accused of agreeing to take part in international football games organised by match fixers......»»

Category: topSource: expressMay 19th, 2017

U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Beating Ghana Wins Best Moment At ESPYs

It’s no surprise that after a nail-biting game on June 16, the moment USA beat Ghana won the ESPY for Best Moment of the year!.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodlifeApr 8th, 2017

Update: World Cup: Germany v Ghana Scores ESPN’s Best Rating For Non-U.S. Match Since 2006 Semis; More

Spoiler Alert if you haven’t seen matches… UPDATE, SUNDAY PM: Saturday’s Germany-Ghana match on ESPN scored a 3.4 rating with 5.735M viewers. That’s based on fast nationals and the numbers tie the score for 2006′s Germany-Italy s.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJun 23rd, 2014

"This Is Us" Loses an Emmy Nomination in Costumes Category

This Is Us has lost one of its 11 nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards after it was determined that the show was ineligible in the category. The show’s nomination in the Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie has been revoked after it was determined that the episode submitted does not [...] This Is Us has lost one of its 11 nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards after it was determined that the show was ineligible in the category. The show’s nomination in the Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie has been revoked after it was determined that the episode submitted does not meet the qualifications. To be eligible in the category, at least 51 percent of the action in the episode must take place within the past 25 years, but the season finale episode “Moonshadow,” which is what NBC submitted, features most of its action in the 1970s. “Having reviewed the ‘Moonshadow’ episode of This Is Us, the Awards Committee noted that the entrant unfortunately miscalculated the proportion of scenes that were period versus contemporary,” the Television Academy told THR in a statement. “In fact, the episode is predominately period. The entry (and subsequent nomination) are thereby disqualified. The sixth-place vote-getter — now the fifth nomination — will be identified by the accountants and will be revealed when the Television Academy’s final round viewing platform opens on Monday.” The show still has 10 nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Series......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 4th, 2017

Lula Cafe Owner Opening New Restaurant in Chicago"s Museum of Contemporary Art

The line between artist and chef will blur further when Lula Cafe’s chef/proprietor Jason Hammel opens a new restaurant next year inside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Streeterville. Lula opened 18 years ago across the street from the Logan Square mo.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooDec 1st, 2016

New galleries to look forward to at the ART021 Shanghai International Contemporary Art Fair

It may only be in its fourth year, but the Shanghai International Contemporary Art Fair, aka ART021 after the region's dial code, is continuing to grow and attract new and established galleries from around the world. A part of the 18th China Shanghai.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooNov 14th, 2016

Chile unveils new National Centre for Contemporary Art

A new arts center in Santiago has been unveiled that will support Chilean contemporary art in a newly renovated Modernist space on the premises of the historic Los Cerillos Airport. Active between 1929 and 2006, the Los Cerillos Airport -- said to be a sy.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooDec 18th, 2016

Hockney, de Kooning highlight NY contemporary art auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Works by Gerhard Richter, Willem de Kooning and David Hockney will highlight Sotheby's contemporary art auction later this month......»»

Category: artsSource: yahooDec 18th, 2016

Film festival brings Chinese contemporary art to Beirut screens

BEIRUT (Reuters) - When Uli Sigg began looking for contemporary art in China nearly three decades ago, he was surprised nobody was collecting it systematically. So he decided to do it himself......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 2nd, 2016