Arts

YardWork Concerts brings backyard entertainment to jazz enthusiasts

Takoma Park, MD – Jazz Kitchen Productions organizes and presents local backyard concerts in support of jazz musicians and the local jazz music scene in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area after the pandemic shuttered venues.

DOTS is giving away parking spots so artists can display their work after virtual classes brought less cars to campus

College Park, MD- The Department of Transportation at the University of Maryland is giving out free space in parking lots so artists can create their work. The participants showcased art installations that express their thoughts and feelings during this time.…

The University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies receives a $9 million gift

College Park, MD – Since the start of the pandemic, TDPS has had to transition most of its classes and events online. The Brin Family, which has a long-standing connection with UMD and a love for the performing arts, recently donated…

NewsBIN Creatives Podcast: Sebrina Phan on Being a Tattoo Artist

CNS NewsBIN Reporter Mimi Luzader talks to tattoo artist Sebrina Phan about her art, becoming a tattoo artist and how her parents reacted when she told them her career plans.

With Record Day postponed to June, stores look to new ways to sell vinyl

Matthew Moffatt, the owner of Smash! Records in Washington, D.C., was looking forward to Record Store Day, the annual April event when music fans descend upon local record stores to purchase limited-release music recorded on vinyl. Music stores, like all…

NewsBIN Creatives Podcast: James Michael on Theater Directing

CNS NewsBIN Reporter Hannah Greenberg talks to theater director and teacher James Michael about teaching, acting and staying safe during the shelter in place.

NewsBIN Creatives Podcast: Onlyxne on Music Production

CNS NewsBIN reporter Andi Wenck talks to music producer Onlyxne about his career, fame and music during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NewsBIN Creatives Podcast: Chrystee Pharris on Acting

CNS NewsBIN reporter Jaimee Dee talks to actor Chrystee Pharris about her career, social media and acting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, a Van Gogh was swiped from a Dutch museum

The stolen work, “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884,” is an oil painting Van Gogh created when he was 30 years old, only six years before his death in 1890.

Smithsonian’s chief says more museums must wait, maintenance is top priority

WASHINGTON – As the public demand for new museums increases, the Smithsonian Institution’s chief says his top priority is getting on top of a huge maintenance backlog at the world’s largest museum and research complex before he considers expanding.  Smithsonian…