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ART POP Architects BRETON to Release Debut LP

A compelling collision of feverish post-punk, grimy electro, noirish trip-hop, unsettling hip hop beats and orchestral flourishes, London-based art collectiveBreton’s debut LP, Other People’s Problems, will be released April 3 on FatCat Records. Intriguing, atmospheric and darkly exhilarating, the album is a supremely confident statement from one of Britain’s most engaging and intriguing new bands. Named after the father of surrealism […]

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Barnes Foundation to Open New Building on May 19

After successfully raising more than $200 million through its capital campaign and surpassing 10,000 members, the Barnes Foundation officially announced today the much-anticipated opening date of its Philadelphia campus is May 19, 2012. The facility on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be the new home of the Barnes art collection and art education programs. PNC […]

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to Reopen January 19

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been undergoing a facelift for nine weeks this winter to complete the final stages of construction and preservation work in order to prepare for the opening of the new Renzo Pianodesigned wing and the restored Tapestry Room. The brief closure period began on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 and will […]

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Haywire Set to Release Next Week

Steven Soderbergh’s black-ops thriller will finally arrive next week, about year before the director insists he’s retiring. Relativity Media has picked up “Haywire,” starring MMA star Gina Carano in the title role, and plans to release the film Jan. 20, 2012. Carano is surrounded by an experienced and talented cast that includes Channing Tatum, Ewan […]

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Princeton Unviels New Single

Los Angeles’ pop minimalists Princeton are pleased to unveil the first single and title track from their upcoming sophomore release, Remembrance of Things To Come, available February 2 on Hit City U.S.A. in conjunction with Easter Everywhere. “Remembrance of Things To Come” is a classically-informed pop number showcasing the insight of the Los Angeles New […]

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Green Party Urges President Obama To Condemn Police Brutality Against Occupy Protesters

Green Party leaders called for strong national condemnation of the brutal actions of police forces in their treatment of Occupy Movement protesters in several cities. “We encourage political leaders, beginning with President Obama, to express revulsion and anger at the violent and destructive behavior of police in their handling of nonviolent protesters, and to take […]

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The Cast Before The Break is Catharic Captivation

Picking right up where the THE CAST BEFORE THE BREAK’s highly-regarded EP, As Your Shoulders Turn On You, left off,Still conjures up images frozen in time…those important still-frame moments forever locked in your mind that refuse to fade. Following a more structured, considered path that finds just as much comfort in the delicate moments of […]

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Too Hipster For TV? Portlandia Returns January 6

By Evan Shapiro For the past two years, I’ve been lucky enough to be a small part of a show called Portlandia. The series — created by the prolifically talented Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and returning on Friday for a second season — has been described by many a stinging satire of Hipster culture. […]

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Grimes Signs to 4AD, Releases New Track “Genesis” From Visions

By Carrie Battan Montreal electro-pop artist Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) posted on her Twitter yesterday that she’s signed to 4AD. “just want 2 say i am so honoured to be releasing my next album with 4AD – a record label I have admired since I was 13 and first heard the cocteau twins and realized […]

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SOUTHERN COMFORTS

By Daniel Grant NEW YORK—On Nov. 17, a sale of American art at Swann Galleries set a new record for a work by social realist painter Robert Gwathmey, famous for his depictions of African-American life in the rural South. Prologue II, 1962, an oil on canvas, sold for $72,000, meeting the $60,000/90,000 estimate. The previous […]

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