New Exhibit Gives Fresh Look at Warhol & His Friendship With Fashion Designer Roy Halston Frowick

Apr 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Pop art may have first appeared in the mid-1950s in Britain, but Pittsburgh-born Andy Warhol is the name that has become the most synonymous with the movement. He’s basically the definition of, “if you build it, they will come,” when it comes to the art world. Because if a gallery or museum displays or sells his work, people will flock to it. 

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Spandau Ballet Returns With Reunion and New Documentary That Dances to the '80s New Romantic Beat

Apr 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Pop fashion from the 1980s isn’t the only thing making a stylish return from the New Wave era. The fashion-forward musicians who wore it first have also been staging comeback tours lately, including Duran Duran, Devo, Madonna, Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark, and most recently (and unexpectedly), Take On Me one-hit-wonder A-ha. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's time to give a returning warm welcome to British band Spandau Ballet. 

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No Doubt, Lady Gaga & Ed Sheeran to Headline The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest

Apr 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

What do Elton John, Hozier, Wilco, The Who, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, No Doubt, T.I., and Ed Sheeran all have in common? Each one of them will be performing at the 46th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. With a lineup that—to some, looks better than Coachella’s—the jazz fest gives us seven full days of music, parades, crafts and food. 

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Where Do Fashion Designers, Hollywood, Opera Houses and Luxe Hotels Turn for Ethereal Lighting Installations?

Apr 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When we saw Sharon Marston’s sculptural lighting installations, it was literally love at first sight. The London-based artist seems to have done everything since establishing her studio in 1997, from customizing lighting for Ritz-Carlton and Tiffany & Co. to Dolce & Gabbana and Harrods. Specializing in bespoke pieces that can be customized and tailored to the needs of any client, her chandeliers use fiber optic technology in ways rarely seen. 

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Famous Art Pieces To Be Translated Into Floral Arrangements During April’s Art Alive Series

Apr 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The San Diego Museum of Art is about to be transformed into a secret garden, with floral designers being brought in for the museum’s annual Art Alive fundraiser. Over 100 works of art will be getting the floral treatment, with florists’ creative interpretations presented alongside the original paintings and sculptures that inspired them. The historic building will be full of fresh flowers for three days (April 24-26), with various fun workshops, festivals and celebrations planned.

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These Colorful Paintings Will Make You Look Twice Once You Know Who the Artist Is

Apr 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Using swirling vibrant colors in a way that reminds one of Van Gogh’s skies, artist John Bramblitt has created quite the portfolio. Everything he paints, from iconic figures to landscapes, is full of so much kinetic energy that it almost becomes tangible. His inarguable talent becomes even more impressive once you find out that Bramblitt is blind.

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Björk Takes Over The Museum of Modern Art in New 20-Year Retrospective

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Björk has never been the type of artist to attract ambivalence. Through fascinating performances and a musical style that transcends the industry, she is one of those rare artists who is truly in a league of her own. The complicated performer sends her fans into fantastical worlds with every new album and performance, making a retrospective a fascinating opportunity to experience her multifaceted work in new ways.

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Inside the World of Divergent: Stars Chat About Auditions, Training, Fears & Favorite Scenes

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Divergent is without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated flicks to come around since the first Hunger Games, with fans of the books practically salivating at the thought of seeing their favorite characters come to life. Sure, most people are excited to see Shailene Woodley and Theo James portray the two lovers at the heart of the story, but personally, I was more excited to see Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen play my two favorites from the book: Will and Al.

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13 Books You Need to Read Before They Hit Theaters This Year

Mar 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Books have always been a great source material for Hollywood, with some of the most popular and beloved being adapted into feature-length films. Granted, not all of them are good, but they definitely affirm the strength of the written word. Plus, being able to say, “the book was better” seems to be a rite of passage nowadays (especially for the Game of Thrones folks). If you want to be ahead of the game you better get reading because each of the below 13 books have adaptations primed to hit theaters in 2015. Arranged in order of release date, this list has sweeping romance, murder mysteries, Irish Mob godfathers, mermaids, and an astronaut stranded on Mars.

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Artists Os Gêmeos Traps Mankind in Bunker With the Sun For New Brazilian Installation

Feb 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As if we didn’t have reason enough to visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian duo Os Gêmeos (“The Twins”) just gave us another. Their newest project, which was created with Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos, is called The Bunker. The permanent installation was unveiled to the public January 31 and is intended to “unite the Brazilian folk art from the Museu Casa do Pontal with contemporary art.”

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Here Are 7 Reasons You Need to Watch Oscar-Winning Birdman (If You Haven't Already)

Feb 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Birdman dominated the Oscars last night, taking home awards for best picture, director, original screenplay, and cinematography. Directed and written by Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful), Birdman stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor who was once adored for a series of superhero movies. He is now desperately trying to regain relevance by writing, starring-in, and directing a stage adaptation of a Raymond Carver story. 

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Mega-Talented DJ Calvin Harris Signs 3-Year Vegas Residency Deal

Jan 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Famed DJ Calvin Harris has become the latest music star to sign an extended residency deal in Las Vegas. Earlier in the week global hospitality company Hakkasan Group announced a new three-year partnership with the award-winning artist that will involve many of their brands. Not only a DJ, Harris is also a writer and producer, meaning that his talents could be utilized in countless ways over the next three years.

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Get an Inside Look at the Private Lives of Classic Hollywood Stars in New LA Exhibit

Jan 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

To celebrate the golden age of classic Tinseltown and Oscar season, the Morrison Hotel Gallery in West Hollywood will be opening a new exhibit, Hollywood Cool: The John Hamilton Archives. Running from February 13-22, the exhibit (located inside the Sunset Marquis Hotel) will be showcasing a collection of era-defining photographs from the late photographer John R. Hamilton. 

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A-Listers Take Over Sundance Film Festival With These 8 Must-See Movies

Jan 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The beginning of each new year is so exciting, with award shows and film festivals popping up all over the place, and the Sundance Film Festival is probably our favorite event. This fest consistently offers up some of the year's best films, many of which get Oscar nominations down the road (like the most recent Boyhood and Whiplash), and this year is pretty absurd.

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Love New Music? Rising Aussie Artist Josef Salvat Needs To Be on Your 2015 Playlist

Jan 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

From the moment a close friend sent me the music video for This Life by Josef Salvat, I was obsessed. Almost bordering on indecent, his infectious beats are woven with introspective lyrics that feel intimate. Just in the span between our interview and the time of publication, Josef's song Diamonds (the track penned by Sia for Rihanna) was used in a Sony advert and recording indie... Read More

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