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Sandy Stewart: Singing the Song and Telling the Story

Sandy Stewart: Singing the Song and Telling the Story
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“Just sing the song and tell the story.” For singer Sandy Stewart, that is the task. “I’ve been doing this for 70 years. I know what works,” Stewart said, sitting on the red sofa bed in her one-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side. On Oct. 31, Stewart will receive the Mabel Mercer Award at […]


Two young debutants of the Cabaret Convention discuss the future of the genre

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“A bastion of tradition,” “an exclusive country-club retreat for an older audience repelled by the abrasive tone of contemporary pop,” wrote Stephen Holden, a long-time music critic for The New York Times, of the Cabaret Convention four years ago. This month, the convention, produced by the not-for-profit Mabel Mercer Foundation, celebrates its 30th anniversary, with […]


The NYC Gay Men’s Chorus is celebrating 40 years of musical activism

The NYC Gay Men's Chorus is celebrating 40 years of musical activism
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As the New York City Gay Men’s chorus (NYCGMC) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary season the first new artistic director in 12 years, Gavin Thrasher, has begun his work.


“Freestyle Love Supreme”: The latest iteration of Broadway meeting hip-hop

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Should the urge to see Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda drop his pants to show off a pair of He-Man-patterned boxers ever strike, Broadway’s “Freestyle Love Supreme” is the place to be.  The show, which debuted Oct. 2 at the Booth Theatre, is an improvisational hip-hop musical where audience members share stories and suggestions with performers […]


Subway Sonata: Great music for the price of a subway ride

Subway Sonata: Great music for the price of a subway ride
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The subway has become a destination for entertainment rather than transportation for some New Yorkers and visitors


New Pace Gallery: ultra pricey art takes over Chelsea

New Pace Gallery: ultra pricey art takes over Chelsea
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The Pace Gallery opened in Chelsea. Only some of the mega gallery’s expensive art is for sale, and residents wonder how its opening will impact the neighborhood.


Comic book stores boom as bookstores disappear

Comic book stores boom as bookstores disappear
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Despite booming demand for instant purchases, comic book stores do business at a rapid clip.


Critics Academy prepares future critics for changing media landscape

Critics Academy prepares future critics for changing media landscape
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The New York Film Festival Critics Academy prepares aspiring film critics for the changing media landscape by giving them the opportunity to pitch and write professional criticism.


New York Film Festival selection committee undergoes changes under new director

New York Film Festival selection committee undergoes changes under new director
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In the second year of Kent Jones’ tenure as director of New York Film Festival (NYFF), changes to the selection process.


High Line Park engages local residents with Latin dance parties

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Through it’s “¡Arriba! Dance Parties on the High Line” series, the High Line Park tries to engage local Chelsea residents.


Birdland celebrates Charlie Parker’s birthday

Birdland celebrates Charlie Parker's birthday
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A famed New York jazz club celebrated the birthday of its namesake with three nights of music inspired by the legendary Charlie Parker.


Midtown Traditions

Midtown Traditions
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Midtown West is rich in holiday tradition. Here is the Gazette’s wide-ranging list of offerings.


Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera

Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera
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To mark the 225th anniversary of “Don Giovanni,” the Metropolitan Opera is showcasing three Mozart operas including a revival of “La Clemenza di Tito,” which opened Nov. 16. The performance featured a star-studded cast with Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Kate Lindsey, Barbara Frittoli, Lucy Crowe and led by acclaimed early music specialist Harry Bicket.  The other Mozart operas […]


Find the “Blps”

Find the "Blps"
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Walking along the High Line in Manhattan, observant New Yorkers and curious art lovers might be lucky enough to spot some black “blps” before their eyes. The High Line Art commission, in cooperation with the Whitney Museum of American Art, has installed an art series by modern artist Richard Artschwanger at several spots on the […]


East Meets West: Taiwanese Actress Debuts Off-Broadway

East Meets West: Taiwanese Actress Debuts Off-Broadway
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Living between American culture and Taiwanese culture, a new actress in off-Broadway found the contradiction not only in the character she played, but in her real life.


Songs From Punjab Open White Lights Festival

Songs From Punjab Open White Lights Festival
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Punjabi folksinger Kiran Ahluwalia opened The White Lights Festival with a free concert at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. The festival explores the connection between classical music and other aspects of daily life.


Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met

Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met
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Richard Eyre’s updated, relocated production of “Carmen” returns to the Metropolitan Opera, replacing a traditional production by the great director Franco Zeffirelli. The trend toward modern productions is a widespread phenomenon.


Louboutin’s Red Sole Prevails in Trademark Battle

Louboutin's Red Sole Prevails in Trademark Battle
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French shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoe remains popular in the wake of a trademark lawsuit against luxury fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.


“Glengarry Glen Ross” — Selling the Sure Thing

“Glengarry Glen Ross” -- Selling the Sure Thing
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David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Glengarry Glen Ross” begins previews on October 16th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for its third Broadway revival, starring Academy Award winning actor, Al Pacino, who appeared in the 1992 film in the role currently played by Bobby Cannavale.


Art Fair Tries to Balance Quality and Price

Art Fair Tries to Balance Quality and Price
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At a bi-annual contemporary art fair, it’s all about affordable prices for artwork. But who says what’s affordable in the art world?


Playwrights’ Week Returns to the Lark for its Nineteenth Year

Playwrights’ Week Returns to the Lark for its Nineteenth Year
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Last week, the Lark Play Development Center gave seven playwrights the chance to workshop a new play in ten hours of rehearsal and one public reading. At the end, the writers walked away having heard their pieces aloud, with a stack of written audience comments.


Manolo Blahnik Collaborates with Young Designers for Spring

Manolo Blahnik Collaborates with Young Designers for Spring
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Shoe legend Manolo Blahnik collaborated for the third time with four young designers on a range of shoes for spring 2013.


Donizetti Comedy Opens New Met Season

Donizetti Comedy Opens New Met Season
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The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2012-2013 season with a new production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. The production, directed by Bartlett Sher and starring Anna Netrebko, is a prime example of star power.


Diego Rivera’s Return to MoMa 80 Years After Rockefeller Destroyed His Mural

Diego Rivera's Return to MoMa 80 Years After Rockefeller Destroyed His Mural
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The Museum of Modern Art hosts an exhibit of Diego Rivera murals through mid-May. The installation features several of Rivera’s portable frescoes from his 1931 exhibition at MoMA, as well as a sketch of Man at the Crossroads, the controversial mural commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller to adorn the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center before it was destroyed. This homecoming represents the murals first return to MoMA in over 80 years.