First Stage’s Exhilarating “ANTARCTICA, WI“ Is Too Important A Play To Be Missed

Reviewed By: Matthew Perta

Highly Recommended

First Stage, a 30-year theater group in Milwaukee aimed at youngsters and families, bills itself as “transforming lives through theater.”  In staying true to its mission First Stage has partnered with the Filament Theatre in Chicago to co-commission the world premiere of Antarctica, WI, a play that recently opened in the Todd Wehr Theater of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee. Read more


One of today’s most gifted pianists, Orli Shaham, joins conductor Eric Jacobsen and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate the 100th Birthday of one of America’s most beloved composers, Leonard Bernstein on Saturday, February 17 at 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL. 32801. Read more

Art Basel announces details of its 2017 Film program in Miami Beach

From December 7 to December 9, 2017Art Basel will present a premier program of film and video works that focus on the universal language of dance and movement. Selected from the show’s participating galleries by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx, this year’s program will present films by artists Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Jen DeNike and Tin Ojeda, as well as a series of short films drawn from the Chicago Film Archives collection. In addition, Marian Masone, New York-based film curator, has selected ‘Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’ (2017), directed by Sara Driver, for a special screening. ArtBasel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from December 7 to December 10, 2017 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.


Now in its 16th edition, Art Basel in Miami Beach brings together art enthusiasts from all over the world to explore the many dimensions of Modern and contemporary art. The 2017 edition will feature 268 premier galleries from 32countries. Along with a high number of returning exhibitors, the show will include 20 galleries that will participate in the Basel show for the very first time.

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Art Basel Miami Beach Announces 268 Galleries for 2017

Feature Photo: Simon Lee Gallery was founded in 2002 in Mayfair, London. It represents artists of diverse generations whose practices range from sculpture and painting to video and photography and who share a broad interest in an exploration of the conceptual.

Art Basel’s 16th edition in Miami Beach will feature 268 leading galleries within an entirely new floorplan and show architecture Read more

Philipp Kaiser To Curate Public Sector at Art Basel in Miami

2017 marks the first year that Philipp Kaiser, independent curator and critic, will curate the Public sector at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Framed around the theme ‘Territorial’, the sector will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space, featuring 11 site-responsive works by established and emerging artists: Frida Baranek, Yto Barrada, Daniel Buren, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Philippe Decrauzat, Noël Dolla, Cyprien Gaillard, Daniel Knorr, Harold Mendez, Manuela Viera-Gallo and Brenna Youngblood. In addition, Jim Shaw and his D’red D’warf band will present the premiere of ‘The Rinse Cycle’, a progressive rock opera ten years in the making. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017. Read more

Conversations: Art Basel’s 2017 Program in Miami Beach

Conversations, Art Basel’s talks series, will bring together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world. Programmed by Mari Spirito, Founding Director of Protocinema, this year’s Conversations will present 19 talks that feature prominent artworld figures including Bill Arning, Yto Barrada, Stefania Bortolami, José Carlos Diaz, Jordan Casteel, Teju Cole, Füsun Eczacıbaşı, Charles Gaines, Juan A. Gaitán, Alberto Ibargüen, Arthur Jafa, Pamela Joyner, Isaac Julien, Daniel Knorr, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Anne Pasternak and Thaddaeus Ropac among many others. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 7 to December 10, 2017. Read more

“Gateway to OZ” Gala For Cancer Research To Feature EARTH, WIND & FIRE Nov. 18 @ McCormick Place Grand Ballroom

Gateway for Cancer Research (Gateway) founder Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson announce world-renowned entertainment for the annual Cures Gala, “Gateway to OZ,” beginning at 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at McCormick Place, 2301 South King Drive, Chicago. The Emerald City-worthy event will rock with the legendary R&B band that changed the sounds of pop for all times, Earth, Wind & Fire. Read more

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