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Man Defecates on Stage at Benefit Concert, Claims it is ‘Performance Art’

Charity organizers are livid over an incident that took place at a benefit concert in Houston, Texas. On Friday, Feb. 17, Michael Clemmons from the duo band Sonic Rabbit Hole defecated on stage as part of a “performance art” act. The incident took place at AvantGarden, a popular events venue that also serves as a […]

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An art piece by Mary Mattingly in which a trash boulder sits on top of a naked woman.

Mary Mattingly, Boulders, and the Police

A woman pushing a boulder as big as she is, made of household things and yellow twine across the Bayonne Bridge from Staten Island to New Jersey–while not technically illegal–attracts police attention. Which is how one of Mary Mattingly’s performance sculptures wound up: with a few cop cameos in the video. She kept them in […]

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A still from Shia LaBeouf's live stream as he watches his own films.

Shia LaBeouf Watches All of His Movies, Consecutively

Actor and generally interesting person to watch Shia LaBeouf is currently engaging in a marathon of watching his own movies, and live streaming the process as he does so. He is watching the films in reverse chronological order, and anyone is allowed to join him while he does so. Admission is free. LaBeouf will screen […]

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Ballerina Carla Körbes Announces Retirement

Ballerina Carla Körbes Announces Retirement

Carla Körbes, a principal dancer at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, has announced that the 2014-2015 season will be her last. She joined the Seattle-based ballet company in 2005 and became a principal dancer just one year later. New York Times dance critic Gia Kourlas calls the news “shattering” and stated “she is a ballerina that […]

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“Station To Station” is a Mobile, Countrywide Arts Happening

Some contemporary artists love to create exhibitions that exist on a grand scale. There are sculpture parks dedicated to large, imaginative artworks, and galleries filled to the brim with interactive pieces, but have you ever heard of an art installation that spans the width of the country? That’s exactly what “Station to Station: A Nomadic […]

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La MaMa

Explorative Performances at La Mama

New York City is blessed with an abundance of performance artists, and spaces where they can independently showcase their craft, off of the beaten (Broadway) path. One such locale is La Mama, a galleria where actors, musicians, dancers, and other artists from all walks of life have been performing and honing their skills for decades. […]

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