Festival Stories

"Made in Dakar" grabbing headlines

The Washington Post publishes what is the latest in a long line of rave reviews of Orchestra Baobab's latest album, Made in Dakar. Read the full review here.
Orchestra Baobab at Arts & Ideas 2008

Grupo Fantasma audiences can't sit still

To40Charts.com reviews Grupo Fantasma's latest performances and highly anticipates upcoming appearances. Read more here!
Grupo Fantasma at Arts & ideas 2008

Virtuoso Beiser lends "mature, earthy sound" to Shyamalan's 'Happening'

Renowned cellist Maya Beiser has lent her singular talents to the soundtrack of M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, 'The Happening.' Read a review of the score here.
Maya Beiser at Arts & Ideas 2008.

Grupo Fantasma audiences can't sit still

Top40Charts.com reviews Grupo Fantasma's latest performances and anticipates upcoming appearances. Read more here!
Grupo Fantasma at Arts & Ideas 2008.

Arts & Ideas makes New Haven "a world of fun"

In anticipation of another great festival, the Hartford Courant today devoted three separate articles to Arts & Ideas 2008. Two comment on the unique lineup of artists and speakers, while the third...

Arts & Ideas has "once again found its voice"

The New Haven Advocate looks back at past Festivals and casts an expectant eye into the future. Fresh confidence abounds in the Festival's 13th year. Read more...

Barry joins Tom Stoppard, Tobias Wolff at Dublin Writers Festival

Sebastian Barry will be among forty Irish and international writers appearing in Dublin this week for the renowned Dublin Writers Festival. Learn more about the festival here.

Robert Pinsky kicks off Sunken Garden Festival tonight

Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will initiate this year's Sunken Garden Poetry and Music Festival with his group Merge, which boasts a unique blend of verse and music. Details from the Boston...

Spiegelman organizes graphic art symposium at MoCCA Art Festival

Art Spiegelman and Kent Worcester organized a day-long symposium on comics and graphic art at the annual MoCCA Arts Festival this past weekend. Get he details at ArtForum.

Grupo Fantasma brings 'explosive live show' across continents

Grupo Fantasma plans to take its successful new album, Sonidos Gold, on a tour around the US and Western Europe. Find out more!
Grupo Fantasma at Arts and Ideas 2008.

Innovator Obarzanek helps keep Melbourne a step ahead

Gideon Obarzanek, co-creator and choreographer of the innovative Chunky Move, has helped contribute to the rich dancing heritage of Melbourne, Australia. See the full article.

O'Connor to play at Tanglewood Jazz Festival

Mark O'Connor, the renowned violinist featured at this year's Arts and Ideas Festival, is scheduled to play at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival later this summer. See the full list of performers.