Arts & Entertainment

A tantalisingly oblique portrait of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's retreat to the Suffolk village of Walberswick during the first world war Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud

The reaction to the fire that ravaged the Glasgow School of Art earlier this year indicated how deeply architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh is loved. Yet at the onset of the first world war, Mackintosh was at a low ebb. Starved of commissions, he washed up like a piece of driftwood in the Suffolk coastal village of Walberswick, subsisting on his wife's inheritance and sporadic ...


The Guide: radio: flits from China's classical scene to Brit fashion, and from D&B to Springsteen

* A rise in piano ownership is the reliable indicator of a growing middle class. Britain's domestic piano boom was in the 1920s. China is going through something similar now with an estimated 30 million young people studying the instrument. This is one of the many revelations in Global Classical Music - A New World Symphony (Sunday, 6.45pm, Radio 3), in which Petroc Trelawny looks at the ...


Qutab Minar

Two stops down from Green Park and the most southerly of our destinations, this station is a short rickshaw ride from the Qutab Minar complex, home to a triumphal 72-metre minaret, built to celebrate the advent of Muslim dominance in Delhi. For a cultural contrast, hop in a rickshaw to Lado Sarai, an emerging arts district, where cutting-edge galleries such as Gallery Threshold ...


John Crace's sketch Forced smiles followed by a love-bombing for Salmond

They had come for a party, but the champagne had long since been returned to the offy. With a no vote looking likely by 3am, the Dynamic Earth centre, the modernist glass science museum near Holyrood Palace, had begun to fill up with Scottish National party MSPs and the other great and good of the yes campaign, returning from the Edinburgh count in the Royal Highland Centre. The final vote was ...


What to do this week

Ripen this If your tomatoes are still defiantly green, act before the first frosts hit. Pull up the plant, discard the roots, flower trusses and any undeveloped fruit, then hang upside down in a frost-free spot. Pick off the fruit as they ripen. Alternatively, put the tomatoes in a wooden drawer or paper bag with a banana: ethylene from the banana will ripen them. See this A new exhibition at ...


Arts Wylie is oldest winner of John Moores prize

One of the UK's most important art awards, the John Moores painting prize, has been won by Rose Wylie. Wylie, 80, was named the 29th winner of the biennial prize at a ceremony at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, following in the footsteps of painters including Patrick Heron (1959), David Hockney (1967), Peter Doig (1993) and Sarah Pickstone (2012). She is the oldest recipient of the award. ...


Texas appeals court upholds right to take voyeur photos: Statute banning improper photography struck down Judges cite constitutional right to freedom of speech

A court has upheld the constitutional right of Texans to take surreptitious "upskirt" pictures of strangers for the purposes of sexual gratification. Criticising an anti-"creepshot" law as a paternalistic intrusion on a person's right to be aroused, the Texas court of criminal appeals struck down part of the state's "improper photography or visual recording" statute, which banned ...


The Guide: Pick of the day: Pick of the day

Derren Brown: Infamous 9pm, Channel 4 Filmed at the Grand Theatre in Leeds, a chance to see Derren Brown's sell-out stage show Infamous. In trying to disprove the work of psychic mediums, he instead proves himself to be an adept one, and as you'd expect it's delivered with Brown's effortless confidence. But it also feels like his most personal performance to date, notably the back end of the ...


Pressure grows over BP arts sponsorship

BP is facing increased pressure over its sponsorship of the arts following protests this week over its patronage of the Royal Opera House and a legal row around its support for the Tate galleries. The oil giant gives pounds 2m a year to four of the country's top cultural institutions. Environmental groups say this is "inappropriate" given its involvement in fossil fuels, which intensify global ...


Old Town rides removed as part of makeover

Sept. 19--The Ferris wheel and other carnival-style rides have been removed from Kissimmee's Old Town as part of a renovation of the longtime retail complex and tourist attraction. Old Town, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2013, was purchased by Travel Corp. in April. The complex, which has about 70 tenants, will return to its original 1950s and '60s theme, General Manager ...


A talk with Alondra de la Parra, Orlando Philharmonic music-director candidate

Sept. 19--Alondra de la Parra doesn't care much for the label "classical music." That's notable because the internationally known conductor could be the Orlando Philharmonic's next music director -- the orchestra's top artistic job. "It makes people think of a classical square, boring, non-risky," she says of the phrase. "And there's nothing more dangerous than a Mahler symphony!" De la Parra, ...


Tuloso-Midway names performing arts center after superintendent

Sept. 19--CORPUS CHRISTI -- Corpus Christi Fire Capt. Jeff Durrwachter is still benefiting from the lessons he learned at Tuloso-Midway High School from Superintendent Sue Nelson. The 37-year-old, who had been involved in the arts before he graduated in 1996, performed in the theater during his junior year and is still active in the local arts community. He starred in a 2012 production of "Cat ...


'The Shift: Calm & Chaos' showcases 8 dance companies

Sept. 19--Emotions Dance Company, which focuses on social and environmental awareness through contemporary dance, presents its second annual installment of "The Shift: Calm & Chaos." The company is teaming with other contemporary, modern and improvisational troupes to allow audiences the chance to experience new, experimental and in-progress works -- all under one roof. Other companies ...


Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson featured on Queen's latest album

Queen Forever, a new album that includes three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring the band's late lead singer Freddie Mercury, is set for release Nov. 11, Hollywood Records announced. Among the songs is a 1980s collaboration between the British rock group and the late Michael Jackson called "There Must Be More to Life Than This." The record will also include a previously unfinished ...


Pioneering Boulder band Hot Rize has tour, new album in works

Sept. 19--Hot Rize once played a show at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder with headliner Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. Today, the band is widely credited as a progenitor of progressive bluegrass. But sharing a bill with Monroe could be intimidating, and it didn't help that he was reputed to have a prickly personality. But the band apparently impressed Monroe, based on what he told Hot ...


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