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Best in Screen, 2015

Best in Screen, 2015

BY SEAN EGAN | It’s that time again — when every publication, TV show, website and blog that covers the arts trots out their monolithic lists of the year’s most excellent offerings. But doing this, even if just attempting to articulate your own personal opinion, is a pretty tricky business. It’s not easy trying to […]

Spring forward to fall festivals

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Like fall, that fleeting sweet spot between summer’s messy swelter and winter’s bone-chilling cold, we’re keeping this introduction brief — all the better to get right down to the business of presenting our totally subjective picks from the robust harvest of fall festivals in and around Manhattan. It begins! COMMUNAL SPACES: […]

Feeling the funk in Union Square with Milo Z

Feeling  the funk in Union Square with Milo Z

As part of the Union Square Partnership’s Summer in the Square series of free entertainment and activities, Milo Z and his band put on quite a show on Thurs., July 2. They play an infectious brew of music called “Razzamofunk,” a blend of rock, rap, jazz, blues and funk, that Milo Z says suits the […]

Say Yes to Grooviness at Music Under the Stars

Say Yes to Grooviness at Music Under the Stars

BY PUMA PERL | “No cover…yes grooviness,” declared a flier created by Moon Goddess, one of the bands that opened the current season of Joff Wilson’s ”Music Under the Stars” — a fitting description of this monthly event at the 6th & B Garden, curated and hosted by a decidedly groovy guy. Good vibes all […]

Just Do Art: July 9, 2015

Just Do Art: July 9, 2015

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART BLOCK PARTY Culture, contemplation, physical fitness and…ice cream? It’s a perfectly logical combination, at least for one afternoon — when our favorite museum takes their celebration of Himalayan art and ideas off the wall and into the street. Using the Rubin’s “Becoming Another: The Power of Masks” exhibition as inspiration, this […]

Wide, Wide, Panoramic World of Sports

Wide, Wide, Panoramic World of Sports

BY NORMAN BORDEN | Paolo Pellizzari is a Belgium-based photographer who has added a unique perspective to the art of sports photography — a panoramic, 135-degree wide view of iconic sporting events like the Tour De France and the Olympics. Until I saw this thoroughly engaging exhibition at Anastasia Photo, my idea of a memorable […]

Just Do Art: July 11, 2015

Just Do Art: July 11, 2015

  WEST CHELSEA ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS TOUR This annual self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to enter the minds — and the work spaces — of more than 30 West Chelsea artists, in nine buildings along the High Line between Westbeth Artists building and the West Chelsea Arts building. In close proximity to the tools […]

Chelsea Music Fest fetes Finns, leaves you ‘Hungary’ for more

Chelsea Music Fest fetes Finns, leaves you ‘Hungary’ for more

BY SEAN EGAN | Since its inception in 2010, the Chelsea Music Festival (CMF) has been steadily gaining ground as must-attend event for serious music lovers. Using local landmarks such as St. Paul’s Church (315 W. 22nd St.) as performance venues, the Festival brings world-class music from around the globe to New York City. With […]

The ‘Kiss Punch’ poetry collider

The ‘Kiss Punch’ poetry collider

BY PUMA PERL | When I first heard about Kiss Punch Poem, a weekly series at the Magnet Theater that merges poetry and comedic improv, my initial reaction was that there were two ways this could go: painfully bad or insanely hilarious. I am pleased to report that my experience reflects the second supposition. The […]

Shakespeare springing up all over

Shakespeare springing up all over

BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  HARD SPARKS:  “R & J & Z”  Talk about love among the ruins. With the Black Death in full swing, a scrappy playwright by the name of William Shakespeare penned “Romeo and Juliet” — in which two kids from warring clans fall hard for each other then promptly drop dead. […]

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