Founded by Berlin Architect Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919, the Bauhaus Art School continues to shape art, architecture and design all over the world. In the coming year, Germany will celebrate the centenary of the Bauhaus with the motto "Die Welt neu denken": re-thinking the world. Hundreds of events are already occurring throughout Germany and across the globe to pay homage to the revolutionary style of design. The classic designs of the Bauhaus have long played a part in our everyday lives. Wagenfeld’s desk lamp, Brandt’s semi-spherical teapot and Mies's 'free-swigning' chair are amongst those regarded as the most significant. The school was quickly branded as a breeding ground for modernity, and teachers such as Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky made the school in Thürigen a meeting place for the international avant-garde. In 1925, the Bauhaus moved to Saxony-Anhalt in east Germany and the up-and-coming industrial city of Dessau. It re-located … [Read more...] about ‘Rethinking the world’: Bauhaus celebrates 100 years
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"This festival was necessary because of everything that happened during festivals last year," says the 27-year-old student with long pink hair and purple lipstick as her friends nod in agreement. Held in Sweden's second-largest city of Gothenburg, the two-day Statement Festival, forbids men but not transgender people. It was announced last year after police received four rape and 23 sexual assault reports at Sweden's largest Bravalla Festival, which was cancelled this year as a result. "What do you think about us creating an awesome festival where only non-men are welcome until ALL men learn how to behave?" Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare, who founded the Statement Festival, tweeted at the time. Located inside an industrial building in Gothenburg's harbour, only female bands are performing and neither male security guards nor journalists are allowed to enter. Rebecka Ljung, spokeswoman for the festival, told AFP "thousands" of women were expected to attend the festival. Under … [Read more...] about Women cheer as Sweden’s man-free music festival kicks off
Tickets are on sale now to the Rose Ensemble’s last season. If you’ve never seen them, if you haven’t seen them in a while or (obviously) if you’re a fan, now would be a good time to act. The closer we get to the final concert in June 2019, the scarcer the tickets will become.Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, the Rose Ensemble is a remarkable group with a history of musical excellence and deep scholarship. Sramek traveled the world in search of music from centuries past, which the Rose presented as modern-day premieres, performing in the original languages. With a repertoire spanning a thousand years, they toured widely, made several recordings (you might want to get those, too, while you can) and won prestigious awards.A stew of financial challenges including falling ticket sales, not enough donations and a surprise audit by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development was too much to overcome. Announcing earlier this year … [Read more...] about Rose Ensemble’s last season; ‘Tapestry Violin: Musical dialogues’ at Mia
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 2:14 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin, whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, has died, her niece Sabrina Ownes confirmed to the Free Press. She was 76. She died at 9:50 a.m. surounded by family at her home in Detroit. A family statement released by her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn said "Franklin's official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute" in Detroit. The family added: "In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family." Franklin was the loftiest name in the rich history of Detroit music and one of the transcendent cultural figures of the 20th Century. Raised on an eclectic musical diet of gospel, R&B, classical and jazz, … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin dies at 76: Detroit star transformed American music
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Trilobites The African annual fish can reach sexual maturity in about two weeks, scientists found, the fastest known among vertebrates. ByBilal Choudhry Aug. 6, 2018 Killifish are a family of freshwater fish that have evolved to survive in the most difficult of situations. Here in the United States, for instance, the Atlantic killifish is known for having adapted to live in heavily polluted places like the Lower Passaic River. But in small murky puddles that come after heavy rains in parts of East Africa, another killifish, called Nothobranchius furzeri, or the African annual fish, has developed its own unique adaptations to its environment. Its embryos are able to enter a state of diapause, similar to hibernation in bears, when conditions aren’t right. It turns out that entering dormancy … [Read more...] about Welcome to the World, Little Fish. In 14 Days You’ll Start Making Babies.