Burning Man — once a small, alternative gathering in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada — has evolved into America’s largest arts festival. KQED’s Thuy Vu reports on how San Francisco’s arts and technology communities have influenced the annual celebration and how their installations are finding new lives beyond the festival. Continue reading
The grand lobby of Havana’s historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba was humming with activity earlier this month as documentary filmmakers, directors, actors and producers from around Latin America gathered to pay homage to their craft at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.
Even after the BP oil spill all but canceled this year’s shrimp harvest in the Gulf of Mexico, the 75th Annual Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, Louisiana, is proceeding full-steam ahead.Pride Prevalent, But Wounded at Louisiana Shrimp and Oil Festival Continue reading
Lollapalooza 2010 drew more than 240,000 people from all over the country to Chicago’s Grant Park for 156 acts — including headliners Green Day, Soundgarden and pop sensation Lady Gaga.
For 17 days and nights every spring in Charleston, South Carolina, theaters, churches and outdoor spaces are home to opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.