Quick-Read Cultural News of Note

Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung (Courtesy of Guggenheim Museum)

Are you searching for quick highlights of today’s arts, food and entertainment news? Here are our top picks:

Spring 2018 Season of Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its spring 2018 season. Since 1984, the performing-arts series has featured new works and offered audiences exciting access to popular creators and performers. Programs explore the creative process through thought-provoking artist discussions and compelling performances. Each 70-minute program is held in the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.

Tips for Health and Wellness

The new book ─ Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health – focuses on mental and spiritual wellness, along with an individual’s overall health. Mayo Clinic’s Brent Bauer, M.D., professor of General Internal Medicine; Cindy Kermott, M.D., assistant professor of Preventive Medicine; and Martha Millman, M.D., emeritus assistant professor of Preventive Medicine wrote this book. These experts in integrative and preventive medicine address health issues including headaches, allergies and sprains. They also discuss the  aromatherapy, acupuncture and reflexology as ways to enhance well-being.

Second Edition of the AGORA AWARDS 2017: Open to Professional and Amateur Photographers

AGORA images launches their annual photography competition with a $2000 prize (PRNewsfoto/AGORA images)

AGORA images, a social network and marketplace without intermediaries or commissions, encourages anyone with a smartphone or digital camera to sell their photos. For the second edition of the AGORA AWARDS 2017, participation is open to all AGORA images app users including professional and amateur photographers. The winning photo will receive a prize of $2,000. The app and competition entry are free of charge.

Reasons Behind Final Season of HGTV’s Show Fixer Upper

Fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines—the successful married couple on the popular HGTV show Fixer Upper—were surprised to learn that this season would be the couple’s last. With millions of viewers each episode, many were puzzled by the couple’s decision to leave the show at the peak of its success. In an exclusive interview with SUCCESS, Chip discusses the couple’s thoughts motivating this decision. He says their children are nearing their teenage years, and time with their family is a priority.


(Credit: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants)

Top Dining Trends of the New Year

According to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants‘ fourth annual Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast, Chifa and Nordic-influenced cuisine, nut-based spreads, visual filters, sour beers and upcycling of ingredients are among the top dining trends of the new year. From dishes like Choereg Bread with Za’atar to Vadouvan Curried Carrots, the trends of 2018 focus on the top culinary and cocktail flavors and ingredients. The  leading chefs, sommeliers, general managers and bartenders from 80+ acclaimed Kimpton restaurants, bars and lounges across 37 cities in the United States as well as Kimpton properties in Europe and the Caribbean participated in the survey.




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Andrea K. Hammer, founder and director of Artsphoria Magazine, is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. She has published articles in international publications. Through this expanded edition of Artsphoria, she invites fellow artists, writers, innovators and creative thinkers to join our conversation!