Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

In this Tuesday, April 21, 2015 photo, workers rest on the steps of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The Whitney opens the doors to its new home on May 1. The $422 million Renzo Piano-design is a game-changer for the museum. The 220,000-square-foot space, including 18,000 feet unencumbered by structural columns and 13,000 feet of outdoor terrace galleries, doubles its former home on the Upper East Side. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — Street banners for weeks have teased: “Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015.”

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San Francisco symphony wins younger fans with hip nightclub

People mingle as they wait for a performance at SoundBox on Friday, April 10, 2015, in San Francisco. With an average audience age over 60, the San Francisco Symphony wanted to reach a younger audience for classical music. They created a new high-tech venue that looks like a Vegas nightclub, until the music starts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Vegas-style nightclub with high-tech light and sound, video screens and several stages has become San Francisco’s hottest venue for classical music.

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PBS probes slave-owning issue; Affleck expresses regret

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor.

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Shorter, Di Meola, Cullum to headline Montreal Jazz Festival

MONTREAL (AP) — The world’s largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners.

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Winningest UND men’s basketball coach being honored

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The winningest men’s basketball coach in University of North Dakota history is being inducted into the school’s Letterwinners Athletics Hall of Fame.

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