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The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) will bring more than 3,600 artists and performing industry leaders from the worlds of dance, theater, music, opera, family programing and more to New York City on January 6 - 10, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown (1335 6th Ave, New York, NY) and the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel (811 7th Ave, New York, NY).
APAP provides a platform for artists, presenters, promoters, and other performing arts professionals to reflect and engage in discussions current issues such as cultural conflict and social justice. With a plethora of contests, workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions, APAP engages both industry pros and people looking to get their foot into the world of performing arts.
Panels include “Changing the Flow: Creativity, Innovation and Disruption at Work,” a discussion exploring the creative capacities needed to advance culture, build community and address the most pressing challenges of today. For a bit of audience participation and competition, there’s the APAP “5 Minutes to SHINE!” competition where artists, presenters, agents and other industry professionals share a compelling story or idea in an exciting pecha kucha format and the audience votes on one winner. The Cultural Exchange Laboratory provides the opportunity for sharing and supporting innovative work created by artists from abroad, as well as U.S.-based artists with roots in other countries and cultures.
APAP is an excelent opportunity to learn more about growing and changing world of performin arts.
To learn more, go to: http://www.apapnyc.apap365.org/Pages/default.aspx
APAP NYC January 6 - 10, 2017
New York Hilton Midtown1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel811 7th Ave, New York, NY
Strange and nightmarish, and yet frighteningly grounded in reality, the art of Ralph Steadman has tapped into the socio-political id of the world for the past 50 years. Now the work of this legendary illustrator is on display at the Society of Illustrators (128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY).
A Retrospective: Ralph Steadman spans three floors of the building and includes his work for children (his award winning illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass), his satirical work for Punch, and his lengthy body of work with gonzo journalist Hunter Thompson. Steadman’s working relationship with Thompson included Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, with art on loan from Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone.
To learn more, go to: https://www.societyillustrators.org/exhibits/retrospective
A Retrospective: Ralph SteadmanSeptember 6 - October 22, 2016
The Society of Illustrators128 E 63rd StreetNew York, NY 10065
Welcome to our strange new future of streaming services pitted against streaming services. SundanceNow, the streaming arm of the Sundance TV and Film Festival, is now offering a “ advertising-free boutique SVOD service” called SundanceNow Doc Club featuring documentaries curated by the likes of Ira Glass, Susan Sarandon and Anthony Bourdain. Now on feature are documentaries curated by Going Clear and Taxi to the Dark Side director Alex Gibney. Documentaries include the Talking Head’s concert film Stop Making Sense, the Cold War stock footage parade that is The Atomic Cafe, and examination of heiress turned heist-perp in Guerrilla- The Taking of Patty Hearst.
To learn more, go to: http://www.docclub.com/
Wikipedia, we all rely on it to some degree, whether it’s tracing the history of the SALT talks for a hastily written term paper, settling a barroom debate on when The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” was released, or tracking the careers of artists and thinkers. Sometimes we forget that wWikipedia is something edited by everyday people and it can feel like the information just manifests on its own. Now the Museum of Modern Art (11 West 53rd St, New York), in collaboration with Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Wikimedia present #WikiAPA Edit-a-Thon on September 2 to remind people the importance of being a part of the flow of information online.
As part of a month long program happening across the nation #WikiAPA encourages anyone to come to MoMA (visitors are encouraged to bring a laptop) and help edit Wikipedia topics from a recommended list. It’s an evening of enjoying the arts and setting straight the facts. The event is open to the public but visitors should RSVP.
To learn more, go to: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/24786 & http://smithsonianapa.org/project/wiki
#WikiAPA Edit-a-ThonSeptember 2, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art11 W 53rd St.New York, NY 10019
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