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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; 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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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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Arts Instruction Grew in NYC Public Schools This Year

Arts Instruction Grew in NYC Public Schools This Year
Instruction in the the arts expanded in New York City public schools in 2015, according to the New York City Department of Education's “Annual Arts in Schools Report” released today. The city's schools have added 175 new positions, following four years …
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What to Do on New Year's Eve in New York
Milford Graves, Marc Ribot, John Zorn These three musicians — drummer, guitarist, alto saxophonist, ages 74, 61 and 62 — are imposing and fearless New York wild cards, important to the last half-century of music in this city. …. She'll perform a …
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Interview: Mikhail Baryshnikov Looks Back On A Decade With His NYC Arts Center
This year the Baryshnikov Arts Center celebrates 10 big years in New York. Founder and dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov is deservedly proud of the work his multi-discipline complex has done. The facility, located in the area known as Hell's Kitchen in …
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Study: Cleveland's Arts Attendance Is Comparable to New York City's

Study: Cleveland's Arts Attendance Is Comparable to New York City's
According to recent analysis by the Plain Dealer's Steven Litt, the number of attendees was then divided by the population in the greater Cleveland area, resulting in Cleveland's fifth-place rank with 87 percent of New York City's cultural activity …
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City Takes Look at Diversity of Arts Groups
An effort to measure whether New York City's cultural organizations reflect the famously diverse metropolis they serve has focused fresh attention on a concern that has bedeviled some in the arts world for years. National surveys indicate that …
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