LISBON, Portugal (AP) – A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport.
Heitor Lourenco, 47, says he was reciting texts in Tibetan from his … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.
David Letterman is gone, taking his unmatched ability to have … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) — Diogo Morgado, who played Jesus in the History channel’s 2013 miniseries “The Bible,” has a new TV series. This time he plays a version of the devil known as The Man.
On The CW’s “The Messengers” … Read Full Storyread more
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A music festival replete with a Ferris wheel, multiple stages and top entertainment is coming to the Las Vegas Strip.
This southwestern mecca of entertainment is offering even more talent startingFriday with the two-weekend … Read Full Storyread more
“Anthony Quinn: a 100 year legacy” is a year-long focus by the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) on the art, history and film of legendary actor, Anthony Quinn presented in collaboration with the RI Film and Television Office … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980.
The show features more than 500 works that have mostly never … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – A new stage adaptation of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” has been commissioned from an up-and-coming playwright not much older than Sawyer was in the landmark book.
The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society.
America’s oldest continuously operating arts organization – which introduced the nation to … Read Full Storyread more
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) – Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli has built a successful career around the concept of nothing.
Tanavoli creates sculptures of the word “heech,” which means “nothing” in Persian. The abstract shapes he fashions using Iran’s centuries-old calligraphic nastaliq … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – For Eddie Van Halen, making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound.
Now 60, Van Halen told The Associated Press he’s ready … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will open the second half of its 2014-15 season with “Romantic Spells” on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center.
Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik will be featured in Brahms’s … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — The holiday season is upon us and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased at the Rhode Island State House as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during the month of … Read Full Storyread more
Fado singer Ana Moura performed for a sold-out audience Tuesday night at the B.B. King Blues in Manhattan — the latest in a string of sold-out shows around the United States.
“The concerts have gone very well, we have always … Read Full Story
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte were among those honored at Harvard University on Tuesday at its annual celebration of African American culture.
The university’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research presented … Read Full Storyread more
Madeira Film Festival begins U.S. tour in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is expanding into new territory and is looking for partners in the United States to help them promote Portugal’s beauty and culture through film, … Read Full Storyread more
Fado expresses the soul of Portugal
DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.
“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”
Felix, … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — The Massachusetts House of Representatives honored New Bedford Idol winner Seth Sweeney and runner up Micheyla Hardy recently at the State House. Seth and Micheyla were selected over 29 other talented contestants vying for this year’s title.
Seth … Read Full Storyread more