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Just Do Art, Week of Jan. 29, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Jan. 29, 2014

Photo by Josh Koenig Pig Iron Theatre Company’s take on “Twelfth Night” has exuberant physicality and a Balkan-inspired score. PIG IRON THEATRE COMPANY’S “TWELFTH NIGHT,  OR WHAT YOU WILL” The rough and tumble (and quite possibly insane) thespians from Pig Iron Theatre Company proudly boast of their inability to sit still. But you’d be mistaken to […]

Buhmann on Art, Jan. 29, 2014

Buhmann on Art, Jan. 29, 2014

Image courtesy of Peter Freeman, Inc., New York At Peter Freeman, Inc. through Feb. 22: Frank Stella’s “K.56” (large version; 2013; paint on Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene and stainless steel; 114.2 x 106.3 x 82.7 inches | 290 x 270 x 210 cm).   Image courtesy of Mike Weiss Gallery “Thrush Holmes: All Lit Up On […]

Just Do Art, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Jan. 16, 2014

Fiction? Right-wingers use race to derail a candidate, in “Color.” PHOTO BY DOUG CIARELLI BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  COLOR  Nobody’s a saint, all of the major players have a secret and almost everyone involved is willing to bend the truth to advance their agenda — in Gene Ruffini’s anything-but-black-and-white courtroom drama, “Color.” It’s the latest […]

Four cool fests bring the heat

Four cool fests bring the heat

London sensation Kate Tempest (at right) brings her “Brand New Ancients” to St. Ann’s Warehouse, as part of the Under the Radar Festival. PHOTO BY RULER BY SCOTT STIFFLER |  BRAND NEW ANCIENTS  South East London resident Kate Tempest’s raps are vivid, meticulously weaved observations that mine the divine from life’s unpleasant realities. For Tempest, […]

Just Do Art: Special COIL Edition

Just Do Art: Special COIL Edition

L-R: Femi Olagoke and Dennis A. Allen II, in “Tyson vs. Ali.” PHOTO BY JOHN HURLEY BY SCOTT STIFFLER TYSON vs. ALI  Like comic book fans geeking out to “what if” conflicts involving equally powerful superheroes, it doesn’t take much to get well-informed boxing fans into an argument about whose arm would be raised at […]

Just Do Art! Dec. 26, 2013

Just Do Art! Dec. 26, 2013

The poet and musician Ngoma, performing at 2013’s Alternative New Year’s Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza, will the opening master of ceremonies for this year’s edition (Jan. 1, 2014). PHOTO BY JOEL SIMPSON TWENTIETH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE NEW YEAR’S DAY SPOKEN WORD AND PERFORMANCE EXTRAVAGANZA The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Work and Performance Extravaganza sure does get around. […]

Just Do Art! Dec. 19, 2013

Just Do Art!  Dec. 19, 2013

“A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS” Timing isn’t everything in the world of entertainment — but it’s definitely on a short list that includes skill, sincerity and a keen sense of showmanship. So it’s appropriate that our review copy of “A Swinging Birdland Christmas” arrived just a few hours before cable channel AMC ran back-to-back screenings of […]

Just Do Art

Just Do Art

Have songbook, will travel: Carolers make a stop at Washington Mews, during 2012’s Greenwich Village Caroling Walk. PHOTO BY DAVIS FOULGER GREENWICH VILLAGE CAROLING WALK There’s no need to hop across the pond to have yourself a merry little “Christmas Carol”-type experience. The Village has an ample amount of cobblestone charm and picturesque Dickensian pathways […]

Yule be swell

Yule be swell

You would even say it glows: The Washington Square Park Christmas Tree lighting ceremony happens at 6pm on Dec. 11. PHOTO BY KEN HOWARD WASHINGTON SQUARE TREE LIGHTING  AND CAROLING It’s been standing tall and looking good since arriving at 4am on Monday — but you’ll have to wait until 6pm on December 11 to […]

Choose a ‘Carol’ that fits your bill

Choose a ‘Carol’ that fits your bill

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Second only to Shakespeare when it comes to inspiring liberal (often horrendous) adaptations, there really is no excuse for going rogue on Charles Dickens’ beautifully structured tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s overnight conversion from stingy misanthrope to kind and generous soul. The Ghost of Christmas Present, and Scrooge, from the Literally Alive […]