Around the Nation
Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
PBS’ “OFF BOOK” explores the world of LEGO art: “LEGO blocks are one of the most beloved toys in the world, playing a role in many a person’s childhood. But for some creators, LEGO has evolved from toy to art form. In this episode, we talk to three LEGO artists who have made beautiful mosaics, amazing stop-motion videos, thoughtful sculptures, and have turned these tiny building blocks into a true artistic medium.”
NYC-ARTS profiles the American Ballet Theatre, which opened its 2012 spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House last week:
“The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live” with Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinst Chris Thile premieres Friday on PBS. Here’s a preview:
WTTW talks to Tony Award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid, who is starring in “Timon of Athens” at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Also discussed: his role as Emperor Palpatine in the “Star Wars” saga.