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Museyon’s Guide to…Belfast Queen’s Festival

  Begun in the 1960s by Michael Emmerson, then a student at Queen’s University in Belfast, the Belfast Queens Festival has gone on to become the largest music and arts festival in Northern Ireland. The festival began as as a week long event taking place on the Queen’s University campus but has now expanded into three weeks and into venues ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh & Leonardo Argue from the Grave

  In what was part performance art and part serious debate about art today, five psychics were invited to an event during the London Frieze art fair organized by American multidisciplinary artist Jeffrey Vallance. Each psychic channeled the spirit of a different Western artist to participate in a panel where questions were posed to the deceased such as “Is there ... Read More »

News: CMJ Starts Today!

New York’s CMJ Music Marathon has been happening every October since 1980 and is where artists as diverse as Eminem to The Killers first got their start. This iconic conference/festival/party draws music fans, press and bands from all over the world each year, flooding the Lower East Side and other musical neighborhoods such as Williamsburg in Brooklyn with people seeking ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Pianos, NY

  Located on New York’s Lower East Side, in what was quite obviously a Piano store, is one of the city’s most enduring music venues- Pianos. Keeping the old Piano showroom sign up over the door is one of many reasons to love this venue that has been showcasing an eclectic variety of music, comedy, karaoke and sometimes film for ... Read More »

News: 11 Convicted in Van Gogh Theft

In what has been now a three month long saga, Tuesday an Egyptian court convicted eleven officials from the Culture Ministry for gross negligence and incompetence in associated with the theft of a painting worth $50-55 million by Vincent van Gogh from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum. It was discovered after the theft of the painting that only seven of the ... Read More »

News: Elektra Records at 60

Last night in New York, Elektra Records celebrated 60 years of producing music with a panel discussion led by Patti Smith guitarist and journalist Lenny Kaye at the 92nd Street Y. The primary guest for the evening was label founder Jac Holzman, who worked as the creative head for Elektra and his international music offshoot, Nonesuch Records. Among the bands ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

  Celebrate: This Saturday is the Boston Book Festival, a yearly free event celebrating the newest in the publishing world. The event will be taking place from 10 in the morning until 10 at night and features special guests like Joyce Carol Oates, Bill Bryson, Dennis Lehane and more.   Watch: RED – Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic ... Read More »

News: Museum Unaware of Munch Theft

  Officials at the Malmö Museum in southern Sweden were shocked to hear that police had discovered three of its stolen works of art in an unrelated raid in nearby Landskrona, especially because they had no idea the paintings were stolen.   “I got a real shock when the police called me at lunchtime yesterday. You don’t think that this ... Read More »

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