The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - arts and culture Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:04:41 GMT Major Retrospective for Tsai Ming-Liang, One Of Contemporary Cinema’s Most Celebrated Directors http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Major-Retrospective-for-Tsai-Ming-Liang-One-Of-Contemporary-Cinema-s-Most-Celebrated-Directors/8066/ April 10-26, 2015 Astoria, N.Y. - Tsai Ming-liang, the defining artist of Taiwan's Second Wave of filmmakers, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, from April 10 through 26, 2015-the most comprehensive presentation of Tsai's work ever presented in New York. Distinguished by a unique austerity of style and a minutely controlled mise-en-scene in which the smallest gestures give off enormous reverberations, Tsai's films comprise one of the most monumental bodies of work of the past 25 years. And, with actor Lee Kang-sheng, who has appeared in every film, Tsai's stories express an intimate acquaintance with despair and isolation, punctuated by deadpan humor. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Major-Retrospective-for-Tsai-Ming-Liang-One-Of-Contemporary-Cinema-s-Most-Celebrated-Directors/8066/ Three More Shows Join Headliner Lineup at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Three-More-Shows-Join-Headliner-Lineup-at-Xerox-Rochester-International-Jazz-Festival/8063/ 9-time GRAMMY® Winner Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, "WHEELS OF SOUL" Summer Tour 2015 featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band + Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and The Steep Canyon Rangers Tickets for all 3 shows on Sale Friday February 27 at 10AM Rochester N.Y. - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced three more headliner shows for the nine-day 14th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 19-27. Trumpet legend Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; WHEELS OF SOUL - Summer Tour 2015 with Tedeschi Trucks Band and very special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plus Doyle Bramhall II, and the Steep Canyon Rangers join previously announced headliners Diana Krall, Jennifer Hudson and Gary Clark Jr. The Steep Canyon Rangers previously played at XRIJF with Steve Martin at four sold-out shows. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Three-More-Shows-Join-Headliner-Lineup-at-Xerox-Rochester-International-Jazz-Festival/8063/ Landmark Exhibition Exploring Beauty, Power, and Spiritual Resonance of Native Indian Art at Met http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Landmark-Exhibition-Exploring-Beauty-Power-and-Spiritual-Resonance-of-Native-Indian-Art-at-Met/8061/ March 9-May 10, 2015 Exhibition to Offer In-Depth View of Plains Indian Artistic Masterworks Exhibition location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Second Floor, Gallery 999 Press preview: March 2, 10 a.m.-noon New York, N.Y. - A major exhibition featuring extraordinary works created by Native American people of the Plains region will go on view at The ... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Landmark-Exhibition-Exploring-Beauty-Power-and-Spiritual-Resonance-of-Native-Indian-Art-at-Met/8061/ The Chocolate Expo Returns to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/The-Chocolate-Expo-Returns-to-Long-Island-s-Cradle-of-Aviation-Museum/8055/ New York's largest chocolate event to feature 75+ vendors, plus chocolate demonstrations by celebrity chefs Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, New York's largest chocolate event, will return for the fourth consecutive year to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and much more from over 75 local and regional vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/The-Chocolate-Expo-Returns-to-Long-Island-s-Cradle-of-Aviation-Museum/8055/ Spotlight to be on Superstar Violinist Joshua Bell During Performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Spotlight-to-be-on-Superstar-Violinist-Joshua-Bell-During-Performance-of-The-Philadelphia-Orchestra/8054/ Aug. 21, 2014 at SPAC Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Violinist Joshua Bell, renowned as one of today's singular musical talents, will be a featured soloist during the upcoming summer 2015 season of The Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Lauded by the Boston Herald as "the greatest American violinist active today" and the Houston Chronicle as the "most perfect interpreter of this generation," Mr. Bell's performance will highlight the August 21 program of the Orchestra's annual SPAC residency. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Spotlight-to-be-on-Superstar-Violinist-Joshua-Bell-During-Performance-of-The-Philadelphia-Orchestra/8054/ MEDIA ALERT: Country duo, Love & Theft to perform at Toby Keith’s http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/MEDIA-ALERT-Country-duo-Love-Theft-to-perform-at-Toby-Keith-s/8052/ Syracuse, N.Y. - Country crooners Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson made their chart debut in 2009 as ‘Love & Theft' with ‘Runaway'. In 2011, the duo hit the Top 40 with singles including ‘Runnin' out of Air,' ‘If You Ever Get Lonely' and ‘Angel Eyes.' Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/MEDIA-ALERT-Country-duo-Love-Theft-to-perform-at-Toby-Keith-s/8052/ Indian Composer A.R. Rahman to Attend World Premiere of ‘Jai Ho,’ New Documentary About His Career http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Indian-Composer-A-R-Rahman-to-Attend-World-Premiere-of-Jai-Ho-New-Documentary-About-His-Career/8051/ Screening followed by conversation with Rahman and Scott Foundas Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Astoria, N.Y. - Indian super-star musician and composer A. R. Rahman, best known in the United States for his Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning score for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, will appear in person for the world premiere of Jai Ho, a new documentary ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Indian-Composer-A-R-Rahman-to-Attend-World-Premiere-of-Jai-Ho-New-Documentary-About-His-Career/8051/ Aliens Come to Schenectady http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Aliens-Come-to-Schenectady/8050/ Mabee Farm Historic Site Kicks Off Science Fiction Exhibit with Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Aliens-Come-to-Schenectady/8050/ National Ballet of China to Bring Original Masterpiece 'The Peony Pavilion' to SPAC Stage in 2015 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/National-Ballet-of-China-to-Bring-Original-Masterpiece-The-Peony-Pavilion-to-SPAC-Stage-in-2015/8049/ Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The National Ballet of China, a beloved national symbol in its homeland and an iconic cultural emissary to the global community, will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) July 21 and 22, announced President and Executive Director Marcia J. White. Accompanied by The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, the company's SPAC engagement will feature the Saratoga premiere of The Peony Pavilion, the internationally-acclaimed adaptation of a classic Chinese romantic tale. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/National-Ballet-of-China-to-Bring-Original-Masterpiece-The-Peony-Pavilion-to-SPAC-Stage-in-2015/8049/ Museum of the Moving Image Presents “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Museum-of-the-Moving-Image-Presents-Matthew-Weiner-s-Mad-Men-/8048/ Exhibition Reveals The Creative Process Behind One Of Television's Most Celebrated Dramas March 14-June 14, 2015 Astoria, N.Y. - Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, will be the subject of a major new exhibition opening at Museum of the Moving Image on March 14, 2015. Just days after the exhibition opens, Matthew Weiner, the show's creator, writer, and executive producer will appear at the Museum on March 20 for a conversation about the creation and production of the series. This appearance kicks off Required Viewing: Mad Men's Movie Influences, a ten-film series featuring movies curated by Weiner-including The Apartment, Les Bonnes Femmes, and The Americanization of Emily-that inspired the series, from March 14 to April 26. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Museum-of-the-Moving-Image-Presents-Matthew-Weiner-s-Mad-Men-/8048/