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Slammin’ at the Sidewalk Cafe

Slammin’ at the Sidewalk Cafe

BY PUMA PERL  (pumaperl.blogspot.com)  |  When I decided to take a look at the current state of Slam Poetry, I immediately knew that NYC-Urbana, which now meets at the Sidewalk Cafe, was the team to follow. As host and current Slam Master Jared Singer says, they are “the winningest” team in the nation. Urbana, founded […]

Ho, Ho, Ho and Ha, Ha, Ha

Ho, Ho, Ho and Ha, Ha, Ha

A MURRAY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  |  It’s not quite the same as being eternally young, but classy impresario Murray Hill has been living up to his “hardest working middle-aged man in show business” moniker for two decades now, even going back before the iconic drag king’s 1996 mayoral bid. What a different town this would be […]

It’s melting! It’s melting!

It’s melting! It’s melting!

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Like the noonday sun bearing down on a treat from the Mister Softee truck, time has been melting away the New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival — its annual summertime showcase, where emerging and established companies develop their work. Already chipped off the Ice block: Rady&Bloom’s June 25 – 28 production […]

The Adventures of an Underemployed Urban Elf

The Adventures of an Underemployed Urban Elf

BY REV. JEN  (rev-jen.com)  |  This month’s column is all about avoiding boredom and work…oh wait…that’s each month! However, there comes a time in every underemployed elf’s life when one must look for a job — especially when you spend half your day trying to log onto the NY Department of Labor’s website, to no […]

Down South: Summer arts below Canal

Down South: Summer arts below Canal

THE RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL  |  Consider yourself lucky: For the thirteenth annual edition of River to River (R2R), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has trimmed this normally month-long, totally free summer arts event down to a lean 11 days — without sacrificing any of the diversity we’ve come to expect from its dense blend […]

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL VENUES & TICKETING INFO

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL VENUES & TICKETING INFO

For tickets, SCHEDULE & VENUE INFO, visit TRIBECAFILM.COM/FILMGUIDE or CALL 646-502-5296 BOW TIE CINEMAS CHELSEA 260 West 23rd St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) SVA THEATER 333 West 23rd St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.) AMC LOEWS VILLAGE 7 66 Third Ave. (at 11th St.) BMCC TRIBECA PAC 199 Chambers St. (btw. Greenwich & West […]

The friendliest kidnappers you’ll ever meet

The friendliest kidnappers you’ll ever meet

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Stories about abductions which purposely blur the lines of fact and fiction are certainly nothing new — and in fact it was 16th-century tales of Englishmen falling into the hands of Barbary pirates, and then 17th-century recounting of New England colonists taken by Native Americans, that laid the ground for the […]

Of gods and men and women

Of gods and men and women

BY RANIA RICHARDSON  |  Spiritual devotion ripens into carnal passion for a young temple dancer in “Vara: A Blessing.” The modern-day tale is a glimpse into the practices of an intriguing Hindu subculture of devadasis. As a practitioner, Lila (Shahana Goswami) spends her days worshiping Krishna and studying the classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, in her […]

The world’s ‘Stag’ is our ‘Weekend’

The world’s ‘Stag’ is our ‘Weekend’

BY SEAN EGAN  |  American audiences are conditioned to expect maximum levels of raucous debauchery from their bachelor party flicks — but “The Bachelor Weekend” provides viewers with a slightly different, more gentle spin on the genre. Released as “The Stag” overseas, this Irish import to the Tribeca Film Festival is a breezy, genial film […]

Tribeca Film Fest, you’ve got style

Tribeca Film Fest, you’ve got style

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Choosing what you’re going to see at the Tribeca Film Festival on its opening date, April 16, is like waiting the day before to file your taxes. It’s possible, but not practical — and a very good way to end up waiting in line. Full house potentials, broken down by genre […]

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