DMA’S: Laced Channeling Brit power-pop and the mid-90s ‘Madchester’ sound, the DMA’S are a new trio of Australians whose Infectious Records labelmates include British guitar heroes Alt-J, These New Puritans and Drenge. Guitarist Johnny Took first met bandmates Matt Mason and Tommy O’Dell in the Newtown neighborhood of Sydney, and they played together for several years before releasing their self-titled debut EP last month. For “Laced,” the band teamed up with French art director and animator Julien Rivoire of Bastard Graphics to create a vivid, surrealist animation
Throckmorton Fine Art opened a major show of photographic art, “Mirror Mirror….Frida Kahlo Photographs” featuring more than thirty rare and vintage photographs of the Mexican artist by twenty of the most legendary photographers of the 20th century, from May 21 to September 12, 2015. The Throckmorton show is being staged to coincide with a comprehensive series of events at the New York Botanical Garden, also beginning in May, that includes a show of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) paintings and works on paper, curated by art historian Adriana Zavala, that highlights Kahlo’s intense interest in the natural world and botanicals.
Texas Rising , the History Channel’s new 10-hour miniseries about the formation of the Texas Rangers, begins with the end of a famous battle.
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Mbongwana Star: Kala Mbongwana Star hail from Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s heaving capital, and the pulsating energy of “Kala” channels the nation’s rhapsodic heritage as the birthplace of kwasa kwasa rhythms and soukous dance music.
The Beijing-based photographer documents all that he consumes, by scanning each used item and composing what results into large-format still lifes.
The Imitation of Christ designer recently visited the South of France to premiere her new film, “#Horror.” She shares a pictorial record of her adventures there.
Gail Albert Halaban, recognized for her “Out My Window” series, welcomes T into her home and studio.
With a pop art aesthetic, Julia Wachtel makes her works contemporary through her engagement with current topics, ranging from Kim, Kanye, and Miley to ISIS, Hillary Clinton, and Kim Jong-un.
Andreya Triana released her debut album, Lost Where I Belong , in 2010, and since then she’s worked to find her path, resulting in the release of her sophomore effort, Giants.