Archive for February, 2022

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THE PLACE – RAVINIA FESTIVAL

Ravinia®, North America’s oldest and most musically diverse music festival, presents over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts range from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation’s finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony. Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play programs serve over 75,000 adults and children... | Read More

A top Estée Lauder executive has been forced out over an offensive Instagram post

The Estée Lauder Companies said John Demsey was informed he must "leave the company, effective this week." The senior executive was with the company for 31 years.

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10 Secret Bars in Houston to Know — Slipping Into the Speakeasy World

Between 1920 and 1933, the United States enforced a ban against the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages: a time period known as the Prohibition Era. This ban only challenged certain American rebels and rulebreakers to get creative. The secret bar or speakeasy was born — an illicit bar, lounge, nightclub, or liquor store … Continued

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15 Great Crawfish Restaurants in Houston — Where to Go For the Best Mudbugs

Let’s face it: Eating boiled crawfish is a messy business, best approached at a casual, Cajun-inspired joint that gets its mudbugs straight from the muddy waters of South Louisiana. With crawfish season upon us, it’s time to run down the Houston restaurants that do crawfish right. But hold on a minute. First, we are going … Continued

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Yusaku Maezawa to sell $70 Million Basquiat

Japanese multimillionaire Yusaku Maezawa will sell the Basquiat piece he purchased six years ago for the estimated price of $70 million this May at Phillips. “I believe that art collections are something that should always continue to grow and evolve as the owner does,” he said in a statement. Read more at Art News... | Read More

SAG Awards: In-Person Awards Shows Return

The 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards pulled off the first in-person awards ceremony of 2022, moving ahead as if things were normal after other gatherings canceled or went entirely virtual due to the omicron variant. – Variety

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Russian Pavilion in Venice Will Remain Closed in 2022 After Artists Withdraw in Protest Over Invasion of Ukraine

Russian artists Kirill Savchenkov and Alexandra Sukhareva will withdraw from the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year, leaving the national pavilion closed during the exhibition this year. “There is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles, when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters, when Russian protesters are getting silenced,” they […]... | Read More

In back-to-basics ‘The Batman,’ Robert Pattinson shines in the darkness

Matt Reeves' approach to the venerable hero is more emo than goth, and Robert Pattinson brings a haunted quality to the role.

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The Wild Projects Chris Burden Couldn’t Make

They include an effort to convert a World War II British destroyer into a ship with sails (blocked by price and preservation issues), an application to hang a fishing boat on the side of the Seattle Art Museum (met with “vehement objections” from the building’s architect, according to Burden) and a plan to put a Sputnik satellite replica into orbit. – The New York Times

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How Deep Ellum Became the Permanent Home for an Instagram Famous Tree

Since coming across Burning Man’s Tree of Ténéré sculpture in 2017, Jessica Goldman Srebnick of Goldman Global Arts has been intent on finding the installation a permanent home. When and where that would happen, however, she didn’t know. “I saw it on social media, and I immediately wanted to dig further,” she says. “I needed … Continued

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