Bettina Grossman, artistic fixture of the Chelsea Hotel, has died at the age of 94.

After seeing Bettina Grossman push her art-filled shopping cart outside the Chelsea Hotel, it seems unlikely that she would once be a successful artist with a promising career. Ms. Grossman was extraordinary even by the standards of Chelsea, a historic haven for interesting artists. Room 503, the studio apartment at the end of a long …

The artistic swimming world knows it has a concussion problem.

WALNUT CREEK, California — When the artistic swim team competition kicks off Friday at the Tokyo Games, swimmers’ goal will be to make their movements effortless. But while viewers will see smiling performers, sparkly suits and gelatinous hair, a risk lurks beneath the surface: the potential for concussion. Artistic swimming, formerly known as synchronized swimming, …

Lincoln Center Seeks Wider Reach, Names New Artistic Leader

Feeling the pressure to attract new audiences and rethink their offerings even before being overtaken by the coronavirus pandemic, Lincoln Center announced Tuesday that it has chosen a theater executive with a reputation for interdisciplinary work as its next artistic leader. Shanta Thake, most recently associate artistic director at the People’s Theatre, will take on …

Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Nominates New Artistic Directors

Steppenwolf Theater Company, an ensemble with a history of premiering critically acclaimed works that hit Broadway in Chicago, announced its new artistic leadership Thursday, and for the first time in the company’s decades-old history, it means two people, not one. . The ensemble members best known for playing in New York are Glenn Davis. “Bengal …