Tag Archives: Video of the Day

Opera in the Produce Aisle

Who says opera only belongs in a concert hall? Singers from the Washington National Opera Young Artists Program recently burst into song at a Whole Foods in Baltimore to promote the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Masquerading as Whole Foods employees, the … Continue reading

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Art History Meets Music Video

It has been called the “year’s most artful music video.” It certainly has fun playing with fine art! Franco-American band Hold Your Horses recreated several famous paintings for the music video of their new song “70 Million.” The all-male band … Continue reading

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Toothpick City

Toothpicks are a staple of arts and crafts rooms in schools everywhere. But few people manage to transcend the humble toothpick to truly artistic heights. Stan Munro is a bona fide toothpick artist. He creates amazing recreations of famous buildings, … Continue reading

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Art on a Cool Mission

Dutch artist Ap Verheggen is installing his latest work far beyond the safe walls of a museum: on a doomed iceberg in a region of Greenland that is experiencing the effects of climate change. The project, entitled “Cool (E)Motion,” is … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of NYC Opera’s Partenope

Although Partenope (pronounced par-ten-oh-pea) was written by Handel almost three hundred years ago, it remains very relevant to modern audiences, especially in New York City Opera’s production. Partenope is the Queen of Naples, wooed by three very different suitors. Complex … Continue reading

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Dancing on the Beach, 1940

Are you heading to the beach for Spring Break? Take a cue from your grandparents’ generation: check out this awesome vintage footage from a dance party on Venice Beach. These swing kids are doing Spring Break right! Doubly impressive that … Continue reading

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Sand Mandala Creation: Time Lapse

Need a little Zen? Check out this mesmerizing video of the creation of a Wheel of Time sand mandala, a Buddhist meditative art. This mandala was created by the Venerable Losang Samten at MIT. The entire process took 5 days; … Continue reading

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Vegetable Sculptures

Why eat your vegetables when you can play with them? Check out these sculptures made out of vegetables! The eggplant penguins and the banana dog are my favorites. ***** Darcy Zacharias

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Madama Butterfly Behind the Scenes

With an opera as wildly popular as Puccini’s classic Madama Butterfly, it can be difficult to create a production that approaches the work in a new way. New York City Opera‘s Emmy Award-winning production is doing just that. The production, … Continue reading

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Dancing Without Legs

David Toole has no legs. But that hasn’t stopped him from dancing. Toole was a longtime member of CandoCo Dance Company and now holds workshops and performances around the world. This video of him dancing is amazing. Absolutely beautiful. Toole … Continue reading

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