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Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian have come a long way since meeting at Stanford a few years back. These young queer South Asian performance artists, poets and activists, who together are known as DarkMatter, challenge themselves and …
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Moving to Jersey City? Join the Club.
… side of the Hudson River, dismissed by apartment hunters. As its population soars, new housing rises and buyers get wind of the quick train commute it offers to New York, Jersey City is shedding its dingy image and emerging as a destination of …
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Best of the rest: Events for March 3 and beyond
ED SHMUNES “JOURNEYS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMMENTARY” OPENING: 5-8 p.m. Thursday at City Art. Edward Shmunes has been photographing for twenty-six years and more recently creating mixed media pieces with the addition of pastels, water-color and soluble ink …
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How Dan and Brooke Neidich Support The Arts

How Dan and Brooke Neidich Support The Arts
Outside New York City, Neidich and Brooke have recently funded Telluride Mountainfilm, and LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), "a non-profit organization founded in 2009 committed to curating site-specific public art exhibitions in Los Angeles and …
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About 300 celebrate rich history at Anderson Arts Center
"I remember our first Boys Choir, when we had a very talented 8-year-old named Jarvis Antonio Green," said Beard, referring to a youngster who eventually majored in music at Anderson University and now leads a community arts program in New York City …
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Why Play Doh Stays Hugely Popular, 60 Years Later
In recent years, new iterations have included a new compound called Play-Doh Plus and arts & crafts line called DohVinci, which is meant for older kids between the ages of six and 12. DohVinci also incorporates a different material that is meant more …
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Things to Do in Connecticut, Feb. 13 Through 21
Silvermine Arts Center Galleries, 1037 Silvermine Road. 203-966-9700; silvermineart.org. NEW HAVEN Kurt Vile and the Violators, indie rock. Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. $ 22. Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, alternative country. Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. $ 25.50 to $ 30.
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Mike and the Mad Dog Rev Up for a Radio City Reunion

Mike and the Mad Dog Rev Up for a Radio City Reunion
Mike Francesa and Christopher Russo, former sports-talk radio partners who ruled the format for nearly 20 years on WFAN in New York before parting for solo careers in 2008, are reuniting to host a live-broadcast one-night performance on March 30.
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Ramones Retrospective Coming to Queens Museum
This year “Nonstop Metropolis,” the third book in her series, after San Francisco and New Orleans, will take New York City as its subject, and Ms. Solnit will organize a series of unorthodox works and public programs with the artists Mariam Ghani and …
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New ARTWORKS Executive Director Makes Trenton Artists His Priority
It's not just street art or mural art. There are also interesting events going on all over the city that are driven by art.” It was Mr. Otis who founded the popular Art All Day, an ARTWORKS-sponsored event each November where Trenton artists open their …
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25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy
In the late Nineties, the New York City motormouth was nominated four years in a row for Best Rap Solo Performance. He lost each time, twice to Will Smith: In 1997, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" fell to "Men in Black," and the following year …
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New Louisville arts master plan sets lofty goals
The officially titled "Greater Louisville Master Plan for the Arts" is the city's first new arts master plan in more than a decade, according to a news release. … The committee chose New York-based Lord Cultural Resources to facilitate and create the …
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Philanthropist Boyd made Racine Art Museum a powerhouse of craft art

Philanthropist Boyd made Racine Art Museum a powerhouse of craft art
Boyd also donated works to the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and others.
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New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro
The New York Philharmonic announced on Wednesday that it was turning to Jaap van Zweden, an intense, exacting Dutch conductor, to be its next music director and guide it through the costly renovation of its hall, two seasons of exile and, if all goes …
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David Bowie Dies at 69; Star Transcended Music, Art and Fashion
Nirvana chose to sing “The Man Who Sold the World,” the title song of Mr. Bowie's 1970 album, in its brief set for “MTV Unplugged in New York” in 1993. “Under Pressure …. In 2001, he sang “Heroes” at the Concert for New York City after the Sept. 11 …
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Review: 'Tosca,' From NYCO Renaissance, Puts a Grand Ambition to the Test

Review: 'Tosca,' From NYCO Renaissance, Puts a Grand Ambition to the Test
Seldom has so much ridden on a single production of Puccini's “Tosca.” After months of legal wrangling over the fate of the New York City Opera, which filed for bankruptcy protection in late 2013, a group called NYCO Renaissance won approval for its …
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Brodsky demonstrates art of true civic leadership
This award is presented to an industry member who has made invaluable contributions to both New York City's civic welfare and its real estate community — two areas in which Brodsky has gone above and beyond and illustrated his commitment to our city.
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New York City Announces Sixth Consecutive Year of Record Tourism Growth with
"Through the hard work of NYC & Company, and their support of the City's various attractions-from restaurants to the performing arts and more-2015 marked a new milestone for NYC tourism. As the safest and most exciting big city in America, we have so …
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State Challenges Plan to Revive City Opera
The New York State Attorney General's office has raised questions in a court filing this week about whether a plan to reorganize the company by NYCO Renaissance — a group backed by Roy Niederhoffer, a hedge fund manager — is likely to survive beyond …
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Walter Weissman Photographs Celebrities
… to artists like Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. By 1971, he was living in a downtown Manhattan loft, mixing with the art crowd at SoHo galleries and, later, becoming an activist on various artist-related issues like health insurance and New …
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New York City Ballet Introduces Its Future With a Flurry of 'Nutcracker' Debuts

New York City Ballet Introduces Its Future With a Flurry of 'Nutcracker' Debuts
How do you make your debut in roles as exalted as the Sugarplum Fairy and her cavalier in “George Balanchine's The Nutcracker”? And how much does a debut performance count for? The questions recurred this Christmas season at New York City Ballet …
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Pritzker Prize for Architecture Is Awarded to Alejandro Aravena of Chile
A Chilean architect who has focused his career on building low-cost social housing and reconstructing cities after natural disasters has been named the winner of architecture's highest prize, the Pritzker.
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Review: HBO's 'Sesame Street,' Fancy but Not Free
The new block is so clean you could eat off the pavement. In the restyled opening titles, Elmo, the baby-talking red Muppet, blows soap bubbles that burst juicily in slow motion. Abby Cadabby, the fairy, sends glitter shimmering at the camera. Cookie …
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