“Some practice rooms were 55 square feet, the size of an elevator,” said Jim Forger, dean of the music program, referring to the previous spaces. “You would need hearing protection if you’re going to do something like piano.” … [Read more...] about Michigan State completes $35M expansion of music building
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“Through the graphic arts–which included everything from advertisements to record covers and book jackets–we showed life in America. What people were reading, what they listened to, the ads, the commercials, and packaging really gave a sense of the time to people who were really restricted in what they could see culturally since it was the height of the Cold War,” Geismar says. “That was really interesting, as were the World’s Fairs, because the questions were: What do you show? What is interesting? We were trying to emphasize creativity in America, in all aspects, whether it was going to the moon or photography.” … [Read more...] about Nixon, NASA, And How The Federal Government Got Design
One of the paradigm shifts that we may see altering is our architectural consciousness. As our relationships with our homes change, there will be a greater need to demarcate spaces in terms of functionality and usage. As the home becomes a space for both work and schooling, it will be necessary to create a balance between privacy and company. One can expect common areas to be connected in order to accentuate the feeling of togetherness. At the same time, privacy may need to be emphasized either through physical demarcations such as dancing doors, accordion doors, or bookshelves with planters, acoustic insulation to permit focus-driven activities, and creating activity-specific zones for different individuals (with staggered timings) within a shared space. … [Read more...] about Post-Covid design: Envisioning the home in the new normal
‘With the notoriety of Mr. Martin and Game of Thrones, we absolutely fear that our neighborhood will become the next treasure hunt,’ the Martins’ next-door-neighbor, Mark Graham, said. ‘That his fans will be looking to find the castle.’ … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: ‘All it’s missing is Jon Snow and a couple of dragons!’ GoT author George R.R. Martin submits plans to build fantasy castle in his New Mexico backyard – but his neighbors aren’t bending the knee!
When that dress rehearsal went down, I turned to Sonya Tayeh, our choregrapher, who’s an incredible talent and a dear friend, and said, “Gosh. If that were the show, I’d be happy as a clam.” Because it just went so well, and we were so proud of it. So, when Brennin hurt himself, and our producing team was put in the position of having to make those decisions, I was really proud of it. I was proud of the way that they honored his performance, and I was proud of the way that we, as a team, supported the thing that we’d made. And I was proud that millions of people were going to watch this musical about a group of queer people and non-white people, who were artists and living in a community and living in a world fraught with the crisis of AIDS. … [Read more...] about ‘Rent: Live’ Production Designer Jason Sherwood Aims To Bring Deeper Sense Of Immersion To Live TV Musical Format