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Check this page often; New York Cool publishes something every day. And for something to do tonight, be sure to check out our Listings (see index column on the far left of each page.

April 30, 2009


Dalyah Jewelry

Just Published: Read Kim Weling's article about the Dalayh Jewelry Store Opening Party.


 


Diztrict Store Opening Party

Also Just Published: Read Kim Weling's article about the Diztrict Store Opening Party.


 

April 29, 2009

Here is a fun event for today:

SUDDYN
Wednesday April 29th 6.30pm
Pianos


SUDDYN are an anthemic rock band hailing from both sides of the Atlantic who are one of the more exciting & accomplished bands to hit the scene in a long time! SUDDYN have spent the last 2 years touring and releasing music in Europe and in the process became one of Ireland's best selling unsigned acts with 3 Top 30 hit singles and over 150 shows under their belt! Amongst other achievements, SUDDYN’s music has earned them such accolades as Record of the Day, Hit Quarters Artist of the Week and NME’s Top 20 Breaking Band. SUDDYN have also just been announced as one of the finalists in the prestigious AAA category at the International Songwriting Competition!

And with their new EP “Dark Lights” coming out and early support from stations such as WFNX Boston, Q101.1 Chicago & KWSS Phoenix, SUDDYN’s whirlwind success is showing no sign of letting up! SUDDYN will mark the release of their new EP with a show in Pianos in NYC on Wednesday April 29th! Admission is FREE!
Keep tuned to www.myspace.com/suddyn for further news and updates!


Pianos| 158 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002


 

April 28, 2009


Robert Smith of The Cure
Photo Credit Amy Davidson

Just Published: Check out Amy Davidson's photographs of the second and third day of the Coachella Music Festival. The story will be up soon.


And here is an interesting event for today:

 

"Choreographers Canvas 2009"
April 28 & April 29, 2009 - 7pm
Hudson Guild Theater

The Group Theatre Too presents The Choreographer's Canvas, an annual event featuring the works of eighteen cutting-edge New York choreographers. See new original and traditional styles of choreography including, tap, ballet, theatre dance, jazz, hip-hop, Broadway, modern and lyrical in concert at Manhattan's Hudson Guild Theatre. Experience the dance designs of New York's established and emerging choreographers in this uplifting mosaic evening of music and movement. The Canvas is sponsored by Broadway Dance Center, Capezio and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Featuring choreography by Geoffrey Doig-Marx, Brian Duryea, Dana Fisch, Isabel Gotzkowsky, Ryan & Joanna Greer, Yung Li-Chen, Ryan McNally, Jeremy McQueen, Lynsey Peisinger, Katrina Phillip, Svea Schneider, Tracie Stanfield, Kate Swan, Jennifer Turey, Justin Boccitto, and Michael Blevins

Tickets $20. Order through TheaterMania at: 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111(toll free)
http://www.theatermania.com/new-york/shows/the-choreographers-canvas_152229/


The Hudson Guild Theater | 441 W. 26th Street, New York, NY 10001


 

April 27, 2009


Beyonce
Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Check out our newly updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City for photos from the premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival and our usual New York City premieres.


 

April 26, 2009


Bea Arthur
Photo Credit Bradford Noble

Golden Girl Bea Arthur has died at the age of eighty-six. Beatrice Arthur was a true original, one very funny lady who will be sorely missed. Read Bradford Noble's January 2006 interview with Ms. Arthur.


 

 


Modest Mouse

Just Published: Read Austin Rodrigues' article and see Amy Davidson's photographs of the TAB the Band, Mimicking Birds & Modest Mouse
Show at Terminal 5
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Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's Film Column.




April 25, 2009


Il Divo

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Paolo Sorrentino's Il Divo, which opened this weekend.


 

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield's Earth, which opened this week.


 

April 24, 2009


Jamie Foxx in The Soloist

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Joe Wright's The Soloist, which opens today, Friday, April 24th.


 

April 23, 2009

Here are two fun/interesting events for tonight:

Joe Goode Performance Group
Apr 23-26, 2009
The Joyce Theater

The fearlessly innovative choreographer Joe Goode comes to The Joyce with Wonderboy, an extraordinary new collaboration with acclaimed puppeteer Basil Twist. This beloved dance theater group integrates Twist's exquisite creation into its unique fusion of text, song and dance. Featuring original music by Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, Wonderboy is a tale of a peculiar hero isolated by his gift of sensitivity. Additionally, the performance showcases excerpts from Goode's iconic hit Maverick Strain.

Performance Schedule
Thu–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
DANCE TALKS: Mon, Apr 6
HUMANITIES: Fri, Apr 24

Ticket Price
$39; $25; $19
Joyce Members $29; $19
www.joyce.org JOYCECHARGE 212-242-0800

Joyce Theater |175 8th Avenue
At the corner of 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9740


And:

Libation ft Ian Friday
Thursday April 23, 2009
Sullivan Room

Tea Party Music and Manchildblack invite you to the mecca of global
soul culture, Libation! Tonight, the bi-monthly dance party that Time
Out NY hails as a "full-on throwdown" features DJ Ian Friday with
special guests on the decks all night long. Come and check out why
Libation has made Thursday the new Friday!

21+, 10pm-4am
$10 at the door

www.myspace.com/teapartymusic
www.myspace.com/manchildblack
www.sullivanroom.com

Sullivan Room |218 Sullivan St.
Btwn Bleecker & W 3rdB |New York, NY 10012
Thurs - Sun, 9pm - 5am, 21+
Tables: 212.252.2151 | Guestlist: rsvp@sullivanroom.com


 

April 22, 2009


Rachael Roberts and Josh McLane
Photo Credit: Evan Sung

Today is the start of the Eighth Annual Tribeca Film Festival which will run in lower Manhattan from today, April 22, 2009 through Sunday, May 3rd. Read my article about this year's Festival and be sure to log onto the Tribeca Film Festival website at tribecafilm.com.




Carlos Cuaron's Rudo Y Cursi

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the Eighth Annual Tribeca Film Festival selection, Carlos Cuaron’s Rudo y Cursi.


 

April 21, 2009


Choreographer Baayark Lee

Just Published: Read my interview with creative team of Every Little Step, the Chorus Line documentary which is presently playing in theaters.


 

April 20, 2009



Just Published: Read my review of, Adam Del Deo and James D. Stern's Every Little Step, which opened Friday, April 17, 2009. Every Little Step is a documentary about the casting of the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line. And check back tomorrow for my intereview with directors, James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo, choreographer Baayark Lee and the 2006 shows's Connie, Yuka Takara.


April 19, 2009


Alfre Woodard and Nicole Beharie
American Violet

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Tim Disney's American Violet, which opened this weekend.



Michael Caine in Is There Anybody There?

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of John Crowley's Is Anybody There?, which also opened this weekend.



Hiam Abbass and Tarik Kopty
Lemon Tree (Shajarat limon/ Etz halimon)

And Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Eran Riklis's Lemon Tree (Shajarat limon/ Etz halimon), which also opened this weekend.


 

April 18, 2009

Here is a cool (but last minute) event for today:

Comix Presents:
A Free One Hour Comedy Workshop!
Saturday, April 18th - 1:45 PM
Comix Comedy Club (353 West 14th Street)

If your friends are always telling you how funny you are and you’ve
been thinking about trying stand-up comedy but don’t know where to
begin, you won’t want to miss this FREE comedy workshop on Saturday
April 18th being offered by Comix and the Manhattan Comedy School.
Speakers include: Seinfeld and Cheers writer Tom Leopold, Comix owner
Harlan Halper, Director of New Talent at Comix Andy Engel, and
national headliner Cory Kahaney who has had her own ½ hour specials on
both Comedy Central and HBO. Cory is also the instructor for The
Manhattan Comedy School. Topics covered include: how & where to get
started, conquering stage fright, writing techniques, how to land an
agent and much much more. There will also be a Q&A session.
Representatives from the Manhattan Comedy School will be on hand to
provide information on the 8-week course taught at New York’s top
Comedy School. The graduation show for this class is a live
performance at Comix where students will receive a FREE broadcast
quality, 2-camera shoot DVD.

Free. Contact 212-462-3200 for details, or visit us at
www.manhattancomedyschool.com

Comix Comedy Club | 353 West 14th Street (between 8th and 9th Aves.)


 

April 17, 2009


Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams and Russell Crowe
State of Play

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Kevin Macdonald's State of Play, which opens today, Friday, April 17, 2009.


 

April 16, 2009


BCBG Max Azria Fashion Show
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 BCBG Max Azria Fashion Show.




Here are two fun/interesting events for tonight:

As You Like It
Officially Opens on Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, May 10
The West End Theatre

As You Like It is the Bard's romantic comedy set mainly in an idyllic forest—the Forest of Arden—where a handsome young man (Orlando) and a beautiful witty young lady (Rosalind) —deeply in love—are united, and where villains are reformed. The forest emerges as the environment in which honest responses engendered by love can grow within the individual.

Shakespeare also explores the nature of appearance and reality in As You Like It. Presented by Frog & Peach Theatre Company (now in its 14th season) and directed by its Artistic Director Lynnea Benson. A cast of fifteen: Lenny Ciotti, Joe Corey, Eric Doss, Sam Encarnacion, Larry Greenbush, Emmy Award-winner Camryn Grimes (Rosalind), Monica Jones, Bruce Nicholls, Harry Oram (Orlando),
Robert Pass, Amy Frances Quint, Joseph W. Rodri guez, Melinda Stewart, William Slater Welles, and Sidney Williams.

Tickets are $18.00 The box office number for tickets is 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com.

The West End Theatre| 263 West 86th Street (between West End Avenue and Broadway)

And:

Infinite Soul ft Cuba & Velicio
Thursday April 16, 2009 21+, 7pm-4am
Sullivan Room

Two parties, one club! Infinite Soul brings the best from both worlds
starting out the evening with Latin and salsa music before moving into
soulful house. Tonight we feature the sounds of resident DJ Cuba,
alongside special guest Charo Velicio of Ritual.

$10 at the door

Tables: 212.252.2151 | Guestlist: rsvp@sullivanroom.com | Tickets:
wantickets.com/sullivanroom
www.sullivanroom.com | myspace.com/sullivanroom

Sullivan Room |218 Sullivan St.
Btwn Bleecker & W 3rdB |New York, NY 10012
Thurs - Sun, 9pm - 5am, 21+
Tables: 212.252.2151 | Guestlist: rsvp@sullivanroom.com


 

 

April 15, 2009

Today is tax day and if you have not already filed your tax return, you can file for an extension. Go to Irs.gov and ask for form 4868. Be sure to fill it out (use your W2's), sign it and have it postmarked for today. You can send the same form to New York State to get an extension for your state taxes or use the New York State form:
tax.state.ny.us/pdf

Click here for the address for your Federal Taxes:
www.irs.gov
And here for your New York State Taxes:
tax.custhelp.com


 


Mara Hoffman Fashion
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 Mara Hoffman Show.

 


Here is an interesting event for today:

RIOULT
Tue 7:30pm; Wed 7pm
Gala; Thu–Fri 8pm
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
HUMANITIES: Thu, Apr 16
FAMILY MATINEE: Sat, Apr 18 at 2pm
Program A: Apr 14; Apr 17; Apr 18; Apr 19 at 7:30pm
Program B: Apr 16; Apr 19 at 2pm
Apr 14-19, 2009
The Joyce Theater

Sensual, articulate and exquisitely musical, RIOULT (re you) will perform Pascal Rioult's world-premiere, full-evening exploration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's love offering to his beloved Constanze--the C-minor Mass--in Program A. Rioult's meditative Views of the Fleeting World (J.S. Bach); Les Noces, set to Stravinsky's classic score of the same name; and the classic, bone-chilling Wien (Maurice Ravel) will be performed in Program B. The April 15 gala program includes Views of the Fleeting World, excerpts from Les Noces, and Bolero.

Ticket Price
$49; $35; $19
Joyce Members $37; $26
www.joyce.org JOYCECHARGE 212-242-0800

Joyce Theater| 175 8th Avenue
At the corner of 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9740


April 14, 2009


Carolina Herrera Fashion Show
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 Carolina Herrera Show.


 

April 13, 2009


Anna Faris and Seth Rogan in Observe and Report

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Jody Hill's Observe and Report, which opened Friday, April 10, 2009.



Here is an interesting event for today:

DANCES PATRELLE 20th Anniversary
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle Celebration
Monday, April 13th at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Nobel Lincoln Triangle

Dances Patrelle 20th Anniversary Celebration begins at Barnes & Nobel Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway (at 65th Street) on Monday, April 13th at 7:00 pm. The Free event is a celebration, talk and CD/book signing in honor of the company's 20th Anniversary and the premiere of MURDER AT THE MASQUE. Featuring author Justin Allen, choreographer Francis Patrelle, composer Patrick Soluri, Prima Ballerina Cynthia Gregory and ABT stars Marcelo Gomes and Maria Riccetto. In addition there will be a preview of the children’s divertissement from MURDER AT THE MASQUE, which will be performed by student dancers from local ballet schools. The event is an all ages extravaganza featuring music, dance, literature and tall-tales of the dance stage.

Barnes & Nobel Lincoln Triangle|1972 Broadway (at 65th Street)


 

 

April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to All! Be sure to check out the Easter Parade which starts at Fifth Ave. and 47th Street near St. Patrick's Cathedral and ends at Fifth and 57th Street. The parade officially starts at 10AM (10AM - 4Pm) but will really take off after noon. Everyone can participate. So create your own Easter fantasy and march baby march.


 


Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fall 2009 Diane Von Furstenberg Show.


 

August 11, 2009


Irena's Vow
Photo Credit Carol Rosseg

Hot Tip: Last night, I saw Tovah Feldshuh in Irena's Vow on Broadway. Feldshuh gave an amazing performance, portraying a Polish housekeeper who saves the lives of twelve Jews by hiding them the basement of her employer's home. The employer was a Major in the German army.

If you love great theater, do not wait.

Irena's Vow
Open Run
Walter Kerr Theater

Irena's Vow is the uplifting true story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent Nazi major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to save the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care.

Ticket Price: $41.00-$98.00 Tickets by Phone: 212-239-6200; 800-432-7250 For more information on Irena's Vow: www.irenasvow.com
telecharge.com

Walter Kerr Theater 219 West 48th Street


 

Manuel Frias
April 5, 2009
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera
Korey Ramos
April 5, 2009
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

Check out our recently updated You Report.


 

August 10, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Derick Martini's Lymelife, which opens today, Friday, April 10, 2009.


Here is a hot tip for today (from our listing section):

Nederlands Dans Theater II
Thu-Fri 8pm
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 2pm (Just Added!)
DANCE TALKS: Mon, Mar 30
HUMANITIES: Sat, Apr 11
Apr 9-11, 2009
The Joyce Theater

Internationally renowned, Nederlands Dans Theater II is famous for being one of the most revolutionary ensembles in the world of modern dance. This company of young fiery talents was founded in 1978 as an internal training class, and has grown into a world-class ensemble. Returning to NYC after ten years, NDT II brings works by prominent choreographers such as Jirí Kylián and Lightfoot León. Watch their astounding technique and boundless energy set the stage alight.

Ticket Price
$49; $35; $19
Joyce Members $37; $26
www.joyce.org JOYCECHARGE 212-242-0800

Joyce Theater| 175 8th Avenue
At the corner of 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9740


 

August 9, 2009


Michael Lombardi, Jim Serpico, Lenny Clarke, Callie Thorn, Adam Ferrara,
Denis Leary, John Scurti and Peter Tolan

Rescue Me Season Premiere
Donna Ward / PR Photos


Check out our recently updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City.


Here is a hot tip for today:

Interpretations Presents
Teresa McCollough: New American Piano Music
Thursday April 9th. 8pm - 11pm
Roulette

San Francisco-based new music pianist Teresa McCollough has developed
an international reputation for her dynamic and expressive playing. A
leading interpreter and advocate for contemporary music, she has
commissioned, premiered, and performed many new compositions by
today's emerging and established composers. For this concert, she
presents “post-classical” classics by George Crumb (A Little Suite for
Christmas) and John Adams (China Gates, Hallelujah Junction); pieces
written expressly for her by Alvin Singleton (Greed Machine), Sam
Pluta (noise + mobile), and Gabriela Lena Frank (Requiem for a Magical
America); and a New York premiere from Kamran Ince (Gates). Featuring:
Chris Froh, percussion; Russell Greenberg, percussion; Michael Boyd,
piano.

Tickets $15/10. For more information visit http://interpretations.info.

Roulette |20 Greene St
New York NY 10013


And for a different type of outing:

Libation ft Ian Friday
Thursday April 9, 2009
Sullivan Room

Tea Party Music and Manchildblack invite you to the mecca of global
soul culture, Libation! Tonight, the bi-monthly dance party that Time Out NY hails as a "full-on throwdown" features DJ Ian Friday with
special guests on the decks all night long. Come and check out why
Libation has made Thursday the new Friday!

21+, 10pm-4am
$10 at the door

www.myspace.com/teapartymusic
www.myspace.com/manchildblack
www.sullivanroom.com

Sullivan Room |218 Sullivan St.
Btwn Bleecker & W 3rdB |New York, NY 10012
Thurs - Sun, 9pm - 5am, 21+
Tables: 212.252.2151 | Guestlist: rsvp@sullivanroom.com


April 8, 2009


Zac Posen
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Zac Posen Show.


 

April 7, 2009


Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
Photo Credit Belkis Carrasco



Just Published: See Belkis Carrasco's photos of Natalie Portman's Shaved Head performing at the Mercury Lounge to promote their new album, Glistening Pleasures.


 


April 6, 2009


Hair

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the Broadway revival of Hair.


 

April 5, 2009


Christian Siriano Fashion Show
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 Christian Siriano Show (Christian was last season's Project Runway winner).


 

April 4, 2009

Hot Tip:


Erica Rebollar, Lara Benusis and Mei-Yin Ng
MEI-BEwhatever's Cinderella Toe Jam II: Royal Pink
Photo Credit Steven Schreiber

I saw MEI-BEwhatever's Cinderella Toe Jam II: Royal Pink last night at PS122 and it was utterly amazing. The show closes this weekend , so if you love wildly inventive modern dance, move quickly. The show was choreographed by Mei-Yin Ng in collaboration with Lara Benusis, Kelly Buwalda, Kathleen Kelley, Erica Rebollar and Cassandra Taylor. The dancers were Kelly Buwalda, Kathleen Kelley and Mei-Yin Ng. Be sure to stay after the show to see a stylish black and white video of the dance company (Video Conceived by: Mei-Yin Ng in collaboration with Kleoni Manoussakis, Nika Offenbac and Sarah Stuve).

M EI-BEwhatever's
Cinderella Toe Jam II: Royal Pink
Thu, Apr 2 - Sun, Apr 5
Thursday - Saturday 8p
Sunday 6:30p
Performance Space 122

Royal Pink explores restriction through the body, resulting in a dance that reveals an unusual and unexpected beauty - the transformation of body, lives, movement. The piece's choreography stylizes the extreme concepts of corporeal perfection that dancers contend with, questioning the motivation and vulnerable psychology of the female performing body. MEI-BE WHATever is a New York City based dance ensemble fusing media technologies with contemporary movement. Exploring relationships between the body and technology, investigations culminate in the staging of multi-media events. Current work focuses on the simultaneity of the performance with its own live reproduction.

Tickets from $20
$15 (students/seniors)
$10 (P.S. 122 members)

tickets available at the box office 212-352-3101 or online at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/203/1238628600000

Performance Space 122 | 150 1st ave. at E. 9th st.


Another Hot Tip:

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium in cooperation with several legislative leaders in Brooklyn will provide FREE general admission tickets to see the living jazz legend Mr. Roy Haynes in concert TODAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 4th at Brooklyn Tech Auditorium. This event is part of the 10th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. Please see Bob Myers at the South Elliot (btw DeKalb and Lafayette) entrance door.


THE ROY HAYNES FOUNTAIN of YOUTH BAND
Saturday, April 4, 2009 @ 6:30
Brooklyn Tech Auditorium


Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) presents The Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Brooklyn Tech Auditorium, 29 Fort Greene Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn as part of the 10th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival - "A Decade of Keeping Our Music Alive". This concert will benefit the not for profit arts organization, CBJC, and help continue its mission of providing cultural programming to the under served population of Brooklyn. Concert begins at 6:30 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM.

Tickets are $10 (students), $20 (general admission), $40 and VIP seating with a post concert reception with Mr. Haynes is available at www.cbjcjazz.org or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006.

Doors open at 5:30. Please see Bob Myers at the South Elliot (btw DeKalb and Lafayette) entrance door for free general admission tickets.

Brooklyn Tech Auditorium|29 Fort Greene Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn



April 3, 2009


Paris 36

Just Published: Read Francesca Simon's review of Christophe Barratier's Paris 36, which opens today, Friday, April 3, 2009.


 

 


Algenis Perez Soto in Sugar

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck's Sugar, which opens today, Friday, April 3, 2009.


 

April 2, 2009

 


Artist Yigal Ozeri with one of his Paintings
Scope Art Fair

Just Published: Read article and see Daniel Perry's photographs of the Armory Art Week shows.


 

April 1, 2009

Happy April Fool's to you and I hope your computer is up and running so you can read this.


Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon
Exit the King Broadway Opening Night
March 26, 2009
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Just Published: My theater column with coverage of March's theater opening nights.


 

March 31, 2009


Dev Patel and Freida Pinto
Slumdog Millionaire

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's Film Column.


 

March 30, 2009


Christopher Ong Candle Soiree
Photo Credit Daniel Perry

Just Published: Read Daniel Perry's article about Christopher Ong's Madame Butterfly Candle Soiree.


Here is an interesting event for tonight:

GEORGIA STITT & FRIENDS
Monday, March 30 at 9pm
BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is proud to announce the return of songwriter GEORGIA STITT in Concert on Monday, March 30 at 9pm, in continuation of the Broadway at Birdland series.

In anticipation of the March 31st release of ALPHABET CITY CYCLE (PS Classics), Georgia Stitt and her fabulous friends return to Birdland on March 30th at 9 pm. There will be featured performances by Broadway talents Julia Murney, Tituss Burgess, Kate Baldwin, Graham Rowat, Laura Osnes, Kathleen Monteleone and Kevin Greene, as well as a New York City debut of newcomer Ashley Marks. Expect songs from Georgia's album "This Ordinary Thursday" and her new musical revue "Sing Me A Happy Song," as well as a handful of brand new song never before performed in New York. The rocking house band will include Shannon Ford on drums, Randy Landau on bass and Christian Hebel on violin.
$25 cover, $10 food/drink minimum


Broadway at Birdland |315 West 44 Street, NYC
212-581-3080
www.BirdlandJazz.com



 

March 29, 2009


Pamela Joyner and
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers

Just Published: Read Daniel Perry's article and see Patrick McMullen's photographs of the School of American Ballet's Winter Ball.


 

March 28, 2009

Here is an interesting event for tonight:

Classical Indian Sitar & Tabla Concert with Partha Chatterjee
Saturday March 28, 2009. 7:30-9:30pm
Helen Mills Theater

On Saturday, March 28, 2009 Harrice Miller Entertainment presents a unique opportunity to hear Indian classical music at its finest, featuring sitar maestro Pt. Partha Chatterjee of Calcutta, accompanied on tabla by the world-renowned musician Ahbijit Banerjee. All things Indian have had a spectacular spike in interest with the recent Oscar-winning Bollywood film Slumdog Millionaire. For those who dream of visiting or returning to India, Chatterjee's beautiful sitar music transports you to the world of opulent palaces, strikingly vivid colors and the spiritual awakening that is India! The concert starts at 7:30pm at the elegant Helen Mills Theater with its state of the art sound system and plushy seats. It is wheelchair accessible. For more information and to see the artists' bios, please visit http://www.harricemillerentertainment.com

Advance tickets: VIP (first 2 rows) $35 General Admission $25 Students w/ID & Seniors $20 https://www.sulekha.com/ticketsV3/buytickets.aspx?cid=562986
Tickets at the door (cash only) VIP $40 General Admission $30 Students w/ID & Seniors $25

Helen Mills Theater | 137-139 West 26th Street
Between 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, NY 10001


And here is a different twist on tonight:

SYREN Modern Dance Sixth New York Season
March 26-28, 2009, 8PM
The Ailey Citigroup Theater

SYREN Modern Dance presents the New York premiere of "Pelléas et Mélisande" and the world premiere of "the last of the leaves" in an evening accompanied by Artemis Chamber Ensemble at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. The movement in "Pelléas et Mélisande" travels through swells of grandeur and moments of subtle nuance. The themes of marriage, lust, and loss, as defined in the original opera, are explored by six dancers, as they remain tightly in sync with Sibelius’ intricate score. Highly physical, "the last of the leaves" uses the driving and churning idiosyncrasies of John Adam’s “Shaker Loops” to explore the many mysteries surrounding cycles of human life. Birth, illness, death, and the different energies needed to experience them, are points of departure for this piece as eight dancers journey through qualities both distant and tender.

Tickets are $25.00 full price and $15.00 for students and seniors
Advanced ticket sales can be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or over the phone at 212.868.4444. For inquires about group sales contact groupsales@syrendance.org

The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, New York


And this:

Keller Williams w/ Reid Genauer
Saturday, March 28th @ 8:30 PM (Doors @ 7:00 PM)
Nokia Theater Times Square

While the one-man-band hits the road solo in the new year, his new album LIVE: a live concert recording featuring Williams, Keith Moseley, Gibb Droll, and Jeff Sipe, is still going strong. Keller Williams hits the road this winter to tour southern U.S. states. The one-man-band has built a career on his uncanny ability to captivate a packed house-all by himself. He's been called a "solo cult-hero" and "music's mad-scientist." For over 100 shows a year, Williams has proven himself to be a master of improvisational performance art. In his one-man show, he pads barefoot from guitar to bass to percussion stations, using looping effects-and enough instruments to stock a strip-mall music store-to layer sound atop sound until the stage swirls with a full-blown composition. Please visit www.kellerwilliams.net.

Tickets are $23.50 ADV, $25.00 DOS / 16+ Welcome
For more information please contact 212-930-1940 or visit www.nokiatheaternyc.com

Nokia Theatre Time Square |1515 Broadway, New York


March 27, 2009


Amy Adams in Sunshine Cleaning

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Christine Jeff's Sunshine Cleaning, which opens today, Friday, March 27, 2009.


 

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Michael Keaton's The Merry Gentleman, which also opens today, Friday, March 27, 2009.


 

March 26, 2009


Custo Barcelona Fashion Show
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashiohn Week Fall 2009 Custo Barcelona Show.



Paul Rudd in I Love You Man

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of John Hamburg's I Love You Man, which opened Friday, March 20, 2009.


 

March 25, 2009


Custo Barcelona Fashion Show Backstage
Photo Credit Katherin Wemke

Just Published: See Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Custo Barcelona
Fashion Show backstage.


Here is an interesting event that begins today:

Ballet Tech Mandance Project
Wed–Sat 8pm
Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Week 2: Tue–Wed 7:30pm
Thu–Sat 8pm
Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Mar 25-Apr 5, 2009
The Joyce Theater

Ballet Tech MANDANCE PROJECT takes the leap from tutus to post-classicism in two thrilling programs. Program A features a revival of Eliot Feld's Proverb, along with premieres of three ballets choreographed by Mr. Feld: Radiance, a solo for Ha-Chi Yu set to the music of Brian Eno; Dust, a theatrical maelstrom of wind and flying debris danced by Wu-Kang Chen and set to the music of John Luther Adams; and The Spaghetti Ballet, a madcap romp performed by Ha-Chi Yu and six accomplices set to the cinematic music of Ennio Morricone. Program B showcases the return of Wu-Kang Chen and his HORSE collaborators from Taiwan in the US premiere of an evening-length work called Bones, choreographed by the dancers.

Program Details
Program A: Mar 25-29; Mar 31; Apr 3-5; Program B: 1-2
Photo by: Lois Greenfield

Ticket Price
$49; $35; $19
Joyce Members $37; $26
www.joyce.org JOYCECHARGE 212-242-0800

Joyce Theater| 175 8th Avenue
At the corner of 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9740


 

March 24, 2009


Brad Boles, Zang's Beautiful Models, Jill Zarin and Zang Toi
Photo Credit Nataliya Cole

Check out the Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo TV tonight at 10PM to see the luncheon designer Zang Toi gave for Housewife Jill Zarin - Bravo TV. Also, check out New York Cool's coverage of Bravo TV covering Zang Toi's luncheon - New York Cool's Coverage.


 


Les Savy Favs (in the nightgown)
Photo Credit Amy Davidson

Just Published: Read Turhan Caylak's story and see Amy Davidson's photographs of the Sean Bones, Francis and The Lights and Les Savy Favs show at Masonic Temple in Brooklyn.


 

March 23, 2009


Jacqui Valentine of Civet
Photo Credit Elana Yakubov

Just Published: Read Stephanie Fouts' article and see Elana Yakubov's photographs of the Dropkick Murphys, Civet and H2O Show at Roseland.



Phillip Lim Fashion Show
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Also Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Phillip Lim Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 Fashion Week.


 

March 22, 2009


Mötley Crüe
Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and some foxy nurses
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Check out our newly updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City for photos of the film premieres of Duplicity and Valentino, the Last Emperor, the Broadway opening of Blithe Spirit and the the tea party for the cast of Broadway's Mary Stuart. Also, check out Mötley Crüe being.... well, Mötley Crüe.




March 21, 2009

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of the New York Film Festival selection, Steve McQueen’s Hunger, which opened Friday, March 20, 2009.



Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Duplicity

Also Just Published: For a different take on Tony Gilroy's Duplicity, read Frank J. Avella's review.


 

March 20, 2009


Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Duplicity

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Tony Gilroy's Duplicity, which opens today, Friday, March 20, 2009.


 

March 19, 2009


Natasha Richardson
Graffiti Press / PR Photos

Actress Natasha Richardson, the daughter of the late director Tony Richardson and the actress Vanessa Redgrave and the wife of actor Liam Neeson, died yesterday from a head injury she sustained in a freak ski accident at Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. Richardson was an accomplished actor who starred in roles as varied as the film Parent Trap to Broadway's Cabaret, for which she won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Sally Bowles.

Goodbye to a classy talented lady; you will be missed.

According to news reports, Richardson seemed fine after she fell but complained of not feeling well about an hour afterwards. Log onto this article in Newsweek to read how someone can feel fine after a fall but still die from a brain injury.


 


Lavinia Dowdell
Photo Credit Ernest Green

Just Published: Read William S Gooch's interview with actress Lavinia Dowdell.



Also Just Published: Read Shawn C. Harris' review of Alien Trespass, which opens April 3, 2009.



March 18, 2009


The Glorious Veins

Just Published: Read Joe Carman's article and see Elana Yakubov's photographs of the Glorious Veins at Public Assembly in Williamsburg.


 

March 17, 2009


Betsey Johnson Barbie Design
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

And if you don't know where to go to celebrate or don't have any friends to party with, don't despair. It's New York! Just walk out the door!


 

If you are not into leprechauns, green beer and puking, here is an intellectual pursuit for tonight:

SPUTNIK CHESS KNIGHTS
EVERY TUESDAY. SIGN UP BEGINS AT 8pm. Free.
SPUTINK

Could Clinton Hill Brooklyn be epicenter of nightlife AND chess!? We think so! We've noticed there are many "closet chess players" in Brooklyn and seen a growing demand for a place to play. So we're offering it in a bar! Come down for the competition, drinks and food! Sign-up begins at 8pm.

For more information: www.barsputnik.com

SPUTINK |262 Taaffe Place |Brooklyn NY 11231.
G train to Classon Ave.
1 Block to Dekalb, turn right, 1 bl. to taaffe pl,.



March 16, 2009


Barbie Fashion Show
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read Kim Weling's article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 Barbie Show.


 

March 15, 2009


Rose Byrne and Nicholas Cage
PR Photos

Check out our newly updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City.


 

March 14, 2009


Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tommy Hilfiger Show.


 

March 13, 2009


Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller in The Edge of Love

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of John Maybury's The Edge of Love, which opens today, Friday, March 13th.



Tokyo Sonata

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata, which opens today, Friday, March 13th.



The Last House on the Left

And Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Dennis Iliadis's The Last House on the Left, which opens today, Friday, March 13th.


 

March 12, 2009


Drug Rug

Just Published: Read John Procter's review of Drug Rug at the Mercury Lounge.


 

March 11, 2009

Here is a fun and free event for tonight:

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co
Wednesday, MARCH 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company returns to New York City for a special performance on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC. This special program choreographed by Burgess that deals with relationships and finding a sense of self and calm in the calamity of life.

It will include the two New York premieres of: “Hyphen” an innovative and provocative piece, using historic and rarely seen Fluxus films by famed video artist Nam June Paik, a Korean American; a multilayered soundscape, and a unique movement style to explore “hyphenated” America. What does it mean to be Asian American, Latin American, or Irish American, and how do you find a place to belong in a world that can feel alienating? Taking inspiration from a previous time of social and political flux—the late 1950s and early 1960s. Members of the dance company held discussions about what the hyphen meant in their lives. Snippets of these discussions are part of the sound design. The set design is by Paik who was the founder of video art and the first Asian American artist at the heart of the avant-garde Fluxus movement, that included Yoko Ono and John Cage. The works used for Hyphen are the little-seen early Paik classics Cinema Metaphysique, Button Happening, and Hand and Face. “Meditations” which was originally choreographed a year ago for Ballet Memphis to American Chamber music and Gamelan by Lou Harrison.

Also being performed are the revivals of “Chino Latino” (2007) Music: La China y La Rumba Trio Matamoros y Los Guaracheros de Oriente Los Anos de Oro: Recuerdos de Cuba, Mi China Lola, Si a Todas la Llaman China, La Hija de Japonesita Carlos Gardel; Costumes: Judy Hansen. “Khaybet” (2003) Music: Philip Glass; Costumes: Judy Hansen.

Tickets are FREE and reservations can be made apa.rsvp@nyu.edu or call 212-992-9653.

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU| 566 LaGuardia Place
At Washington Square South, NYC.


 

 

March 10, 2009

Here is a Hot Tip for Today:


Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
Opened on January 25, 2009
Closes on March 15, 2009
SoHo Playhouse

Rosenthal, a comedic improviser trained with New York's renowned UprightCitizens Brigade, wades into the swamp of his Louisiana roots with a politically incorrect, gender-bending new solo show, that imagines Tennessee Williams' tragic heroine, Blanche DuBois, has neither aged nor left New Orleans. She was there when Katrina hit; she was sent to the Superdome; she was evacuated to Shreveport and entangled in the heartless bureaucracy of FEMA. She gets involved with drugs, is adopted by an Arizona megachurch, and is 'job-placed' at a Popeye's cash register - having for good reason been permanently barred from teaching young schoolboys. Hers is a refugee story whose politics and pathos you have read but never experienced through the eyes of the desperately deliberately fragile, alcoholic, codependent, sex-addicted Blanche DuBois - America's most broken woman.

Written and performed by Mark Sam Rosenthal

Ticket Price: $30.00; $20.00 previews Tickets by Phone: 212-691-1555
For more information:blanchesurviveskatrina.com

Click here for Bryan Close's Review.

SoHo Playhouse|15 Vandam Street


March 9, 2009


Michael Kors Show
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Michael Kors Show.


 

March 8, 2009

Here is a fun event for tonight:

A New Zero's New Music Project
Sunday March 8. 9:30PM-11PM
The Duplex

Theatre and performance company A New Zero presents the last in a three-night series of emerging local singer/songwriters. This jam-packed evening of original rock, pop, funk, and folk will feature the dynamic theatrical storytelling of Neeley Bridges, Andy Jobe, Hannah Fairchild, Duck and Julie Hill. For more information on A New Zero and the project, visit www.anewzero.org.

Tickets $5, plus a two-drink minimum. For reservations, visit
www.theduplex.com.

The Duplex |61 Christopher St.
(at 7th Ave.)


And another one:

Jann Klose
Sunday, March 8 - 8 PM
Rockwood Music Hall

Multi-cultural pop singer-songwriter Jann Klose will be playing at the Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, in Manhattan. His new album, REVERIE (co-produced with Stewart Lerman (Dar Williams, Black 47, Loudon Wainwright III) has received acclaim: The Washington Post’s Alexander F. Remington writes, “Klose wins over the listener with his soaring voice, which may well be a staple of chamber pop for a long time to come.” Blogcritics’ Jon Sobel calls Jann’s music, “a sweet salve for troubled times." PERFORMING SONGWRITER’s staff writes, “Reverie offers songs of thoughtful introspection and longing. Rich arrangements feature orchestral strings, jazzy horns and old-world accordion in addition to the standard bass, drums and guitar. Highlights include the melancholy 'Mother Said, Father Said' and Latin-flavored ‘Clouds.'" This is between E. Houston and Stanton, and near the F and V subway. The venue phone is 212-477-4155 and web site is http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com.

Tickets $5. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com

Rockwood Music Hall |196 Allen Street
(near Houston and Stanton)


 

March 7, 2009

Here is a interesting event for today:

The Male Choir of St. Petersburg
Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8pm
At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2008-09 World Stages series with a concert by the acclaimed Male Choir of St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 8pm.

Making its Brooklyn Center premiere as part of its first U.S. tour, the Male Choir of St. Petersburg performs a repertoire including 19th century liturgical works, selections by Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, and Russian folk songs, marches, and anthems. The first half of the program consists of Russian sacred music, including liturgical motets by Shvedov (1886-1954), Khristov (1875-1941), and Arkhangelsky (1864-1944), as well as a number of works by P.G Tchesnokov (1877-1944). After a brief intermission, the choir returns with secular works by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, and Dargomigsky, followed by a selection of traditional Russian folk songs.

Tickets: $75*, $45, $30 *$75 “Gold seating” constitutes the first ten rows of the center orchestra

Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500, Tuesday – Saturday, 1PM – 6PM
Subscription Orders/Season Brochure Requests: (718) 951-4600, ext. 25
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 22


Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College| 2900 Campus Road, Brooklyn


And here is another intersting event for tonight:

Something Stolen...Well, Borrowed
March 6th and 7th, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Abrons Arts Center

Something Stolen…Well, Borrowed premieres at the Abrons Arts Center in NYC on March 6th and 7th, 2009 at 8:00 pm. A nefarious comedy of a wedding gone awry, Something Stolen…intermingles dance, theater, comedy and live music like “a penguin in bondage” (Frank Zappa).

The brainchild of director Aaron Draper, Something Stolen…is a collaboration with choreography by Aaron Draper and Kimberly Almquist; music by Jeff Bybee, Jason Ewald, Damien Foxton, Gillian Harwin and Tom Laurie; as well as movement and comedy by Christine Bodwitch, Jessica Finn, Richard Grebanie, Nicole Mitchell, Jim Morrow, and a colossal supporting cast.

A benefit party will follow the performance on stage.


Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for student & seniors. Reservations can be made at www.theatermania.com or call 212.352.3101
.

Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement| 466 Grand Street
Corner of Pitt Street
F train to Delancey; J, M or Z trains to Essex St; and B or D trains to Grand St.
212.598.0400
www.henrystreet.org/arts.


March 6, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Carlos Saura's Fados, which opens today, March 6, 2009.


Also Just Published: Read Kristen Salem's review and see Amy Davidson's photographs of The Von Bondies at Mercury Lounge.


 

March 5, 2009

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Mark Webber’s Explicit Ills, which opens tomorrow, March 6, 2009.



Paris Hilton
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Check out our just updated Fashion Week Tent People for more photos of the fashionistas who flock to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.


 

March 4, 2009


Anna Sui Fashion Show
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Anna Sui Show.


Here is an interesting event for today:

Savion Glover
Tue-Wed 7:30pm
Thu-Fri 8pm
Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
HUMANITIES: Wed, Mar 4
Mar 3-22, 2009
The Joyce Theater

This spring, Mr. Glover will debut his latest dance invention for The Joyce Theater. In Savion Glover's Solo In Time, the renowned tap master invites audiences to appreciate his "Hooferz style" approach to tap dance as he merges acoustically melodic tap sounds with the energy of live Flamenco music. Celebrating tap dance as a form of music, Glover highlights his style of hoofing as the leading instrument in the production. Savion Glover's Solo in Time displays the infinite versatility and virtuosity of Glover's genius as not only tap master, but tap dance choreographer as well.

Ticket Price
$59; $35; $19
Joyce Members $44; $26
www.joyce.org JOYCECHARGE 212-242-0800

Joyce Theater| 175 8th Avenue
At the corner of 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9740


March 3, 2009


Charlotte Ronson Fashion Show
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read my article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Charlotte Ronson Fashion Show.


 

March 2, 2009


Bear Hands
Photo Credit Amy Davidson

Just Published: Read Kristen Salem's article and see Misha Jenkin's photoraphs of Bear Hands at Webster Hall.


Just Published: Read Shawn C. Harris' review of Joseph Keckler's Human Jukebox.


 

March 1, 2009


Mint Designs
Photo Credit James Bluck

Just Published: Read William S Gooch's article see James Bluck's photographs of Japan Fashion Week in New York City.


 

February 28, 2009

 


Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza , Designer Zang Toi
and Miss USA Chrystie Stewart
Photo Credit Daniel Perry



Just Published: Read Daniel Perry and Rene Levy-Abdo's article and see Daniel Perry's photographs of the American Cancer Society’s Asian Initiatives Unit Young Professionals’ Gala For Hope at Taj Lounge.


 

 

February 27, 2009

Just Published: Read Harve Karten's review of William Sten Olsson's An American Affair, which opens today, February 27, 2009.


 

February 26, 2009

Agyness Deyn
Anna Sui Show
February 18, 2009
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Anna Sui and Agyness Deyn
Anna Sui Show
February 18, 2009
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Tent People from the Feburary 2009 Fashion Shows.


 

February 25, 2009


Musician Isaiah Richardson
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

Just Published: See Angelo Rivera's photo essay about New York City's Subway Musicians.

 


February 24, 2009


Fujiya and Miyagi
Photo Courtesty of Fujiya and Miyagi

Just Published: Read Austin Rodrigues' article about the Fujiya and Miyagi Show at Le Poisson Rouge.



Brandon Bethancourt of Alaska in Winter
Photo Credit Che Stipanovich


Also Just Published: Read Eric Atienza's article and see Che Stipanovich's photographs of the Alaska in Winter Show at Monkeytown.


 

February 23, 2009


Diesel Black Gold
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 Diesel Black Gold Show.


 

February 22, 2009

Here is a cool event that begins today:

FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA
Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 3pm
At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its World of Dance series with the return of one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, performing their new production, Fiesta Flamenca, on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 3pm.

“An infectiously joyful celebration of music and dance.” –The New York Times

Originally from Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, the art of flamenco developed from the interaction of the many cultures that inhabited this region for centuries. Traditional dances include the joyful Alegrias, with songs that are light and carefree in spirit; the Tangos, one of the oldest and most basic gypsy forms; and the Soleres, the essence and root of flamenco, with its themes of romantic tragedy, desolation and death. The flamenco event frequently ends por Bulerias, with a “jam session” in which everyone engages in a friendly competition of artistry and expertise.

Tickets: $35, $25

Online orders: Brook6lynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 9516-4500, Tuesday – Saturday, 1PM – 6PM
Groups of 15 or more:6 (718) 951-4600, ext. 22

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
6W66alt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College|2900 Campus Road, Brooklyn


February 21, 2009


Isaiah Richardson Jr.
125th Street and Lexington Avenue
January 2009

Just Published: See Angelo Rivera's Photo Essay on New York City's Subway Musicians.


 

Here is a cool event that begins today:

CHAUTAUQUA!
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 5:00pm
February 21st - March 15th Performance Space 122

At last, The National Theater of the United States of America returns to Performance Space 122 with its triumphant educative spectacular CHAUTAUQUA! In its own explosive style and rhythm, the NTUSA uses the historic narrative of the late 19th century adult education movement to explore ever prescient questions about art, education and commerce. The Chautauqua Circuit, a wildly popular lecture circuit that flourished across America from 1874 to the Great Depression, used lecture, debate, demonstration, and performance to spread ideas about history, science, art, culture and progressive politics from farmland to rural community in an attempt to strengthen the national fiber by educating and uplifting the common man. Embracing this mission, the NTUSA combines its own work with that of a revolving roster of guest scholars, artists and performers, as they attempt to disseminate their own status as artist and entertainers, and the figure out the place of art in our common culture of commerce.

Commissioned by the 2007 Spalding Gray Award, honoring innovative theatrical vision, Chautauqua! has been presented at the Walker Art Center, Vanderbilt University, the CUNY Graduate Center and the Collapsible Hole.

Tickets from $20, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (P.S. 122 members). Tickets may be purchased online at www.ps122.org or via phone at (212) 352-3101.

Performance Space 122| 150 First Avenue at East 9th Street, New York.
www.ps122.org


And for the less esoteric among us:

So You Think You Can Pinch? America's Next Top Bottom of Talent
Saturday, February 21st at 10:30 pm
at The Bleecker Street Theater


When Pinchbottom puts a gaggle of gorgeous burlesque performers in a house on a desert island in a bus on the road in a boardroom on a boat at a circus with a dancing bachelor idol apprentice and someone else's wife's nanny's washed-up celebrity chef and Cory and forces them to compete competitively for the title of "Top Most Best Biggest Everything Ever for all time 2009", what will happen? Only one thing’s for sure... it’s going to be sexy. Nasty Canasta and Jonny Porkpie host, as finalists Clams Casino, GiGi La Femme, Harvest Moon, Legs Malone, and Naughtia Nice are judged by cantankerous local celebrities Mr. Kenny Law and Miss Astrid for the show that finally answers the question “What the hell is a burlesque reality show, anyway?” The final five contestants strut will their stuff in front of a live audience on Saturday, February 21 at 10:30pm, in an event that purports to be the Grand Finale of a vigorous, vicious, and sensual season of Reality TV. And what would a reality show be without rejection? For the first time ever, Pinchbottom is asking the general public to take part in the show by sending in their own audition/rejection videos! Submissions to the Loser File should include both horrendous audition footage and video of the submitter reacting as they are brutally rejected from the show in front of millions. Videos can be submitted on You Tube in response to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5NnXt1SNlA, or to the show page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=51186339788


Tickets $20. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.pinchbottom.com

The Bleecker Street Theater | 45 Bleecker St.
(@ Lafayette)



February 20, 2009


Project Runway's Jay McCarroll in Eleven Minutes

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Michael Selditch and Rob Tate's Eleven Minutes , which opens today, Friday, February 20, 2009.


 

February 19, 2009


Krysty Swann
Photo Courtesy of New York City Opera

Just Published: Read William S Gooch's article about The New York City Opera Celebrates Black History Month Panel Discussion at the Schomburg Center for Black Culture.


Here is an interesting event for tonight:

Johnny Cash Tribute featuring Michael Patrick's "Ring Of Fire" Band
Thursday February 19th. 7:30PM – Late
B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill NYC

Johnny Cash Tribute Featuring Michael Patrick's "Ring Of Fire" Band, presented by B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill NYC. With special guest Carolyn Sills & The Honky-Tonk Heroes. Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 7:30PM. Johnny Cash was an American music icon known to the world as the "Man in Black." His booming deep bass voice is surely one of the most recognizable in country music history. While his vocal range was unique and simple, it was incredibly effective at conveying the plight of the common man. Cash's music career began at the same time as the birth of rock `n' roll and his rebellious attitude made him a kindred spirit. He might not have sounded like a rocker, but he was never what Nashville would have considered to be country either. Johnny Cash was unique, with his deep, resonant baritone and spare, percussive guitar. We hope you will join us on Johnny Cash's birthday as "Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire Band" help us celebrate and relive the music of the legendary artist... the one and only Johnny Cash! Michael Patrick and his legendary band of "Suburban Hillbillies," along with NJ concert promoter Suburban Roots Concert Series (of which Patrick is a founder) has made a commitment to the revival of country, folk and roots music in their homeland of New Jersey. Obviously not a hotbed or breeding ground for the Next Nashville Star. Michael and his band have made incredible strides and carved out a comfortable niche along with a handful of other local performers in fulfilling a desire for something different, gritty, raw and real in New Jersey.

Tickets $25. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4211 or call 212-997-4144.

B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill NYC | 237 West 42 St.
New York, NY 10036


February 18, 2009


Kate Winslet in The Reader

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avela's Film Column with his predictions of the winners of this Sunday's Oscar Celebration.


 

February 17, 2009


Cicely Tyson
The Heart Truth Red Dress
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
PR Photos

Check out our just updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City for photos of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Bar Rafaeli, Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Claire Danes and the Jonas Brothers.


 

February 16, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Tom Tykwer's The International, which opened Friday, February 13, 2009.


 

February 15, 2009

Just Published: Read Bryan Close's review of Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire which is playing at the Soho Playhouse.


Also Just Published: Read Shawn C. Harris' review of Toshiki Okada's Five Days in March which played at the Japan Society from February 5-7, 2009.


 

February 14, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of James Gray's Two Lovers, which opened Friday, February 13, 2009.


February 13, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah, which opens today, Friday, February 13, 2009.


 

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of P.J. Hogan's Confessions of a Shopaholic, which opens today, Friday, February 13, 2009.


 

February 12, 2009

Here is a fun event for today:

Literary Talks Winter 2009
Thursday, February 12, at 7pm: Marc Lévy
Wednesday, March 18, at 7pm: Ananda Devi
FIAF · Le Skyroom; 22 East 60th Street, NYC

International and acclaimed authors Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Marc Levy, and Ananda Devi, will discuss their works and experiences in this three-part series.

$15 FIAF Members; $20 Non-Members 212 307 4100 | fiaf.org

FIAF – Le Skyroom|22 East 60th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)


February 11, 2009

Here is an interesting event for today:

“One Fine Day”: A Tribute to Camilla Williams
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The trailblazing City Opera soprano Camilla Williams made her debut at City Opera in May of 1946 and became the first African-American female singer to perform in a major American opera house. On this special evening, the company welcomes and celebrates Miss Williams, City Opera’s first Madama Butterfly, a distinguished singing teacher, and a favorite artist of Dr. Martin Luther King, chosen by him to sing at both his momentous March on Washington and his Nobel Prize ceremony.

In honor of Black History Month, City Opera co-presents a three-part series, Black History at New York City Opera, with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The first program, “I’m on My Way”: Black History at City Opera on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, commemorates the rich African-American contributions to City Opera’s heritage and the great African-American works and artists who have graced City Opera's stage. Continuing with “One Fine Day”: A Tribute to Camilla Williams on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 and “Troubled Island”: 60th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, the programs feature discussion, live performance, special guests, historic slides and audio and video clips. All three events take place at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 15 Malcolm X Boulevard in New York City.

Tickets are priced at $10 each. To purchase tickets, call The Schomburg Shop at 212-491-2206, Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6 PM, or buy your tickets online with Telecharge.com.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture |15 Malcolm X Boulevard | New York City.


February 10, 2009


Gabby Karan and Russell James
Photo Credit Daniel Perry

Just Published: Read Daniel Perry and Rene Levy-Abdo's article about the Russell James book launch hosted by Donna Karan.


 

February 9, 2009


Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos


Check out our recently updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City.


 

 


Designer Kimenna

Just Published: See James Bluck's photographs of the Supima Fashion Show.


February 8, 2009


Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann
G'Day USA Australia Week
2009 Black Tie Gala
Waldorf Astoria
January 23, 2009
Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos


Also Just Published: Read William S Gooch's review of Australia Does Broaway at Carnegie Hall, which was part of the G'DAY USA: Australia Week 2009.


 

February 6, 2009


Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Just Published: My theater column with coverage of about-to-open Broadway shows.


 


Steph Green's New Boy

 

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of the Oscar Nominated Shorts, which beging screening today, Friday, February 6, 2009.


February 5, 2009

Here is a fun event for tonight:

Wasabassco Burlesques Hellfire Club
Thursday February 5th 2009, 9pm-Midnight
The Bell House

On February 5th, 2009, Wasabassco begins it's fifth year as the heart and soul of Kings County Burlesque with the hottest night of entertainment and devilish diversion their naughty little hearts can devise. For one night only Wasabassco has brought together the best damned burlesque and variety performers on heaven and earth, featuring fire breathing, snake charming, and sword swallowing from Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill's Lucky Devil Thrillshow, Angie Pontani getting wet with Gordon's Gin in her glass bathtub, aerialist acrobatics from Trixie Little & Evil Hate Monkey, devil-girl go-go dancers, and of course a demonic dose of sinful striptease from GiGi La Femme and a devilishly good lineup of Wasabassco's favorite performers. As an extra-spicy treat, the night will launch Wasabassco's brand-new extra hot Wasabi Hot Pepper Sauce. Wasabassco' patented flavorful hot sauce gets an extra burst of heat... And so does the audience!

Admission $12 advance / $14 at the door
Tickets available @ http://www.thebellhouseny.com or ticketweb.com
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/
SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=925714

The Bell House|149 7th Street|Gowanus Brooklyn
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.


 

February 4, 2009

Just Published: Read Shawn C. Harris' review of Company East's Adaptation of Hamlet, which is playing at LaMaMa through February 8, 2009.


 

Here an interesting event:

Jacques Doillon: L’Emotion
February 3 through March 31
Florence Gould Hall

The French Institute Alliance Francaise presents Jacques Doillon: L’Emotion film series. On March 3, 2009 the series will close with a rare chance to both screen the internationally acclaimed Just Anybody, and to meet Doillon.
Tickets are free for FIAF Members, Non-Member 10 dollars, Students w/ ID 7 dollars. All screenings take place at Florence Gould Hall. Log onto fiaf.org for times and titles.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Florence Gould Hall |55 East 59th Street
Between Park & Madison Avenues


 

February 3, 2009

Hot Tip: New York Cool is sponsoring a free ticket giveaway to the Engine Company Show at the Bowery Ballroom on February 5, 2009.

Click here for details.


 

 

Another Hot Tip: We are in the midst of 20 At 20, over 20 Off-Broadway Show for 20 bucks if you show up 20 minutes before the show. Check out our listing section for more details.


February 2, 2009


Domenica Cameron-Scorsese &
Dr. Mitchell Codding, Director of the
Hispanic Society of America
Photo Credit Stephen Grande Jr

Just Published: Read my article about the party that Young Committee of The Hispanic Society of America held at De Santos Restaurant on January 15, 2009.



Parsons Dance
Photo Courtesy of Parsons Dance

Just Published: Read William S Gooch's review of the Parsons Dance Company at the Joyce Theater.


 

February 1, 2009


Last Chance Harvey

Just Published: Read Francesca Simon's review of Joel Hopkins' Last Chance Harvey, which is now playing in New York City. Included is Emma Thompson's blog about the film.


 

January 31, 2009

 

Just Published: Read Francesca Simons' review of Jonas Elmer's New In Town, which opened Friday, January 30, 2009.



Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Milcho Manchevsky
Shadows (Senki)
, which opened Friday, January 30, 2009.


 

 

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Barry Jenkins'
Medicine For Melancholy
, which opened Friday, January 30, 2009.


 

January 30, 2009

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Laurent Cantet’s
The Class (Entre les murs), which opens Friday, January 30, 2009.


.

January 29, 2009


Governor David Patterson and the newly appointed
Senator from the State of New York, Kirsten Gillibrand
Janet Mayer / PR Photos

Check out our newly updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City for photos of Baz Lurman, Rupert and Wendy Murdoch, Governor David Patterson and the newly appointed Senator from the State of New York Kirsten Gillibrand, and the cast of Gossip Girl.


 

January 28, 2009


Blessed Is the Match

Opens Today: Read Meg van Huygen review of Roberta Grossman's
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
, which opens today, Wednesday, January 28, 2009
.


Here is a great event for tonight:

“I’m on My Way”: Black History at City Opera
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

New York City Opera partners with Harlem’s Opera Noire to spotlight the company’s proud history of nurturing African-American artists and works. The evening features live performances of excerpts from such works as Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Leroy Jenkins’s The Mother of Three Sons, Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars, and Richard Danielpour and Toni Morrison’s Margaret Garner, and discussion, as well as historical slides and recordings, with commentary by City Opera’s dramaturg Cori Ellison.
In honor of Black History Month, City Opera co-presents a three-part series, Black History at New York City Opera, with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The first program, “I’m on My Way”: Black History at City Opera on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, commemorates the rich African-American contributions to City Opera’s heritage and the great African-American works and artists who have graced City Opera's stage. Continuing with “One Fine Day”: A Tribute to Camilla Williams on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 and “Troubled Island”: 60th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, the programs feature discussion, live performance, special guests, historic slides and audio and video clips. All three events take place at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 15 Malcolm X Boulevard in New York City.

Tickets are priced at $10 each. To purchase tickets, call The Schomburg Shop at 212-491-2206, Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6 PM, or buy your tickets online with Telecharge.com.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture |15 Malcolm X Boulevard | New York City.




January 27, 2009

 


Portrait Created by Dan May
Photo Credit: Maryann Lopinto

Just Published: Read John Janusz' article about the Gypsy Portrait Unveiling Party at Broadway's Tony Di Napoli's restaurant.


 

 

Hot Tip: We are in the midst of 20 At 20, over 20 Off-Broadway Show for 20 bucks if you show up 20 minutes before the show. Check out our listing section for more details.


 

Also: Check out Restaurant Week: Restaurant Week
Three-course prix-fixe lunches for $24.07
Three-course prix-fixe dinners for $35.00
January 18–January 23 and January 25–January 30.


For details: www.nycgo.com


 

January 26, 2009

 

Thuy
Photo Credit Ciao!

Thuy
Photo Credit Ciao!

Just Published: My article about the upcoming Mercedes Benz Spring/Summer 2009 Fashion Week which will run from February 13-19th at Bryant Park (mostly).

 

January 25, 2009


Deer Tick
Photo Credit Amy Davidson

Just Published: Read Joshua Williams' article and see Amy Davidson's photographs of the Deer Tick Show at Knitting Factory.


 

Here is a cool event for tonight:

Match Game Live!
Sunday, January 25, 8 PM
Bowery Poetry Club

Charles Nelson Reilly and shag are gone forever, but Match Game Live! has assembled some of New York's finest improvisors, comedians and celebutards as panelists on a new downtown game show at the Bowery Poetry Club. Match Game Live! asks contestants to match the panel by supplying the missing word from an innuendo-loaded sentence. Come play a game of logic and intuition while laughing your blank off. Wanna be a contestant? Contestants will be selected from the audience AND from New York Cool! If you'd like to be a contestant, send an email to matchgamelive@gmail.com with the subject line "New York Cool contestant. With panelists Frank DeCaro (Sirius Radio, The Daily Show), Sara Benincasa (Sirius Radio, 236.com, MTV), Eric Kirchberger (HBO, Comedy Central), Tara Copeland (UCB's Mother), Daniel Nardicio (DList Radio), Jessica Delfino (Fox and Friends), and your host Ben Lerman (Sirius Radio, Feast of Fools).

Tickets $8. For more information visit www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=67735759408.

Bowery Poetry Club| 309 Bowery
Between Houston and Bleecker


 

January 24, 2009

Here is a fun event for tonight from our listings section:

The Anna Copa Cabanna Show- It's Summer in Australia!
Saturday 24th January, 10 pm-Midnight
The Zipper Factory

Australian showgirl Anna Copa Cabanna¢s Rock and Roll Variety Show draws inspiration from The Lynda Carter Specials, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, and The Carol Burnett Show!.THE ANNA COPA CABANNA SHOW¢s primary goal is transporting the audience to a world of glamor, humor, overly earnest but beautiful dancing, and classic rock and roll!

Along with her lounge/punk band The MG5, Anna reflects on New York City's politics, small dogs, F trains, and malnourished boys with her little xylophone and voracious voice.The audience will be entertained with The Wheel of Wonderment, tumbling, prizes, Australian Trivia! and Hot Dance Tributes to Metal, Disco, Sunburn, Springsteen, and Cracker Barrel!!
Guests include Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa- Anne, and Performance Artist, Professional Homemaker, and one half of the Internet Sensation VGL Gay Boys Cole Escola! For more information, please visit
www.myspace.com/annacopacabanna

Tickets $15. For more information/advance purchase, please visit www.thezipperfactory.com or call 212 352 3101.
For dinner and drinks: The Zipper Factory Tavern 212 695 4600.


THE ZIPPER FACTORY |336 W37th street

 


 

January 23, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of David Ondaatje's The Lodger, which opens today, Friday, January 23, 2009.



Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

Also Just Published: See Angelo Rivera's photo essay coverage of the Harlem Celebration of the Inauguration of Barack Obama.


 

January 22, 2009


Austin Mc Cormick

Just Published: Read William S Gooch's interview with Austin McCormick of Company XIV.


Here is a hot tip from our Clubs Listing section:

Contramono, Volunteers, edibleRed, Medicine Stick, Dj Porkchop
Thursday Jan 22nd @7PM
Highline Ballroom

Collette McLafferty from edibleRed was given an opportunity to curate an
evening at The Highline Ballroom and cherry pick her favorite local bands.
(Yes, edibleRed IS that band you saw winning $750 on Cash Cab!) Featuring
Medicine Stick (with Muzz Skillings), indie pop DIY heroes Volunteers and
multi-media Argentinean sensations Contramono...Dj Porkchop is spinning
between sets and Madame Venus will be rockin' the fringe pants as the
evenings MC.

Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the door.
212-414-5994

Highline Ballroom | 431 West 16th St.


 

January 21, 2009

Just Published: Read Shawn Harris's review of Fuerzabruta, which is presently running at the Daryl Roth Theater in Union Square.


Hot Tip:

Elisa Monte Dance
Wednesday January 21. 7:30PM
Thursday January 22. 8PM
Friday January 23. 8PM
Saturday January 24. 2PM & 8PM
Sunday January 25. 2PM & 7:30PM.
The Joyce Theater

The internationally acclaimed Elisa Monte Dance will present another exciting season of dance featuring the New York premiere of “Zydeco, Zaré,” the world premiere of “Arrow’s Path,” a romantic duet featuring renowned modern composer,Kevin Keller, as well as revivals of “Audentity” and last year’s Joyce commissioned piece, “Slope of Enlightenment,” when the company returns to New York City’s Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) January 21st through January 25th. The company will feature India Bolds, Joe Celej, Rachel Holmes, Werner Figar, Clement Mensah, Tiffany Rea, Maya Taylor and Daquan Thompson. Lighting designed by Clifton Taylor. Costumes designed by Karen Young.

Tickets $49, $35, $19. For additional information and to purchase tickets, call JoyceCharge at (212) 242-0800 or online:www.joyce.org.

The Joyce Theater | 175 Eighth Avenue @ 19th Street


January 20, 2009


President Elect Barack Obama
Photo Credit PR Photos

Political Talk: The day has finally arrived, the birth of the Presidency of Barack Obama. We have so much hope for this man and so much need for hope. But today is a day to celebrate so - Go Obama!



OminaLuo Fashion
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read Jamie Sharpe's article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the OminaLuo Fashion Show.


 

 

January 19, 2009

Political Talk: Today we celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and tomorrow is the inauguration of the first black President of the United States of America. This is truly a historic moment and two days to remember how far we have come and to look forward to a bright future where every child can aspire to become President of these United States of America.


 


Mucc Show
Photo Credit Amy Davidson

 

Just Published: Read Matt Boyd's article and see Amy Davidson's photographs of the Mucc Show at Irving Plaza.


 


Hard Court Bike Polo
Photo Credit Angelo Rivera

Just Published: See Angelo Rivera's photo essay about Hard Court Bike Polo on the Lower East Side.


 

January 18, 2009


Dash & Smooch Show
Photo Credit Rod Nunez

Just Published: Read our (belated) coverage of the Style 360 Fashion Show which featured the clothing lines from the Kardashian owned LA area store, Dash & Smooch - article by Jamie Sharpe and photographs by Rod Nunez.


Here is an intersting event for today:


 

January 17, 2009

Here is a Hot Tip for Tonight:

Murder Most Naked (or, The Strange Affair at Pinchbottom Manor)
Saturday, January 17th, 2009 at 10:30 pm
The Zipper Factory

There's a body in the library... and what a body! But which of the mysteriously sexy guests at Pinchbottom Manor is the killer? Quirky British detectives Nasty Canasta and Jonny Porkpie are searching for clues in every pair of panties, but they have their work cut out for them -- because in this mystery, every suspect is drop-dead gorgeous. With Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Jo Boobs, Naughtia Nice, Bastard Keith, Tigger!, and Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey.

Tickets $20. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.pinchbottom.com

The Zipper Factory | 336 W. 37th St. (bet 8th & 9th Ave.)


January 16, 2009


Blessed Is the Match

Just Published: Read Meg van Huygen review of Roberta Grossman's
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
, which opens on January 28, 2009
.



Chandi Chowk to China

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Nikhil Advani 's
Chandi Chowk to China
, which opens today, January 16, 2009.


 

Monica Cruz

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Dakota Johnson


And Also Just Published: Read Kim Weling's article about the Mango Store Launch Party.


 

January 15, 2009

Just Published: Read Shawn Harris's review of Carlos Reygadas' Silent Light , which is playing now in New York.


Here is an interesting event for tonight:

Sleazy Rider
Thursday Jan 15, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Runs through February 8th
Leo Kesting Gallery


Kicking off the New Year in style, Leo Kesting Gallery invites the public to experience American culture on the skids at “Sleazy Rider”, a collection of new works from artists that encompass the troubled life associated with bad economics. Leo Kesting Gallery invites you to join us in unveiling this new visual environment with a reception for the artists on Thursday January 15 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm and then running daily until February 8th.
phone: 917-650-3760 / 917-292-8865
http://leokesting.com


Leo Kesting Gallery |812 Washington St
(at Gansevoort)


 

January 14, 2009


Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avela's Film Column with his opening volley of Oscar predictions.


Here is an interesting event for tonight:


Louise Erdrich's
The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008
Wednesday January 14th. 7:30PM
Symphony Space

Louise Erdrich (The Plague of Doves) talks about new her collection
of stories (to be published in January 2009), with Amy Goodman of
Democracy Now! The book features skillfully woven, multigenerational
stories of family entanglements, desperate passions, and dangerous
choices. Sonia Manzano performs an excerpt.

Tickets: Members $18, General $22;. For more information visit
www.symphonyspace.org. Contact the box office at 212-864-5400.

Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street


 

January 13, 2009

Here is an interesting event for tomorrow night:

NYFOS@JUILLIARD: Latin Lovers
Wednesday January 14, 8 PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at The Juilliard School

New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS) and The Juilliard School collaborate to celebrate the superior vocal talents of tomorrow, singing the popular and classical vocal and dance music of the 20th Century's greatest composers from Argentina, Brazil and Cuba. Featured composers include Jobim, Villa-Lobos, Escuona, Piazzolla, many more. NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier will be pianist/arranger/host.

Free tickets: Available in person (only) at the box office of The Juilliard School, 155 West 65th Street, New York City, NY Visit www.juilliard.edu , or www.nyfos.org

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre| The Juilliard School |155 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-5000


 

January 12, 2009


Lesley Stahl, Aaron Latham and
their daughter, Taylor Latham
Photo Credit Patrick McMullen

Just Published: Read Jamie Sharpe's article about the launch party hosted by Leslie Stahl for her daughter and son-in-law's new line of wine accessories, Little Barrel.



Tibi Fashion
Photo Credit Cindy Ord

Just Published: Read Jamie Sharpe's article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Tibi Fashion Line for Spring/Summer 2009.


 

January 11, 2009


Beyonce
Photo Credit Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Check out our recently updated Celebrities Out and About in New York City for photographs of Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Sean Combs, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Marc Jacobs, Debbie Harry and many more.


Hot Tip: If you have a few dimes left to press together and some way to find accomodations in DC, here is a cool inauguration party that seems to still have tickets available.


 

January 10, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Doris Dorrie's
Cherry Blossoms
, which opens Friday, January 16, 2009.


 

From the News: According to the New York Times, the Ciprianis are about to lose their lease on the Rainbow Room for non payment of rent. The Ciprianis and their landlord, Tishman Speyer Properties, have been engaged in a dispute ever since Tishman raised the rent on the Rainbow Room to 8.7 million a year. This amount was reduced by the courts but this reduction does not seem to have solved the problem.

The Rainbow Room is New York and I sincerely hope that no matter how this dispute is resolved, either with the Ciprianis keeping their lease (they do a beautiful job) or some other company taking over the operation, that the Rainbow Room remains "The Rainbow Room." And hopefully cooler heads will prevail. Over eight million for a restaurant lease during a recession????

I personally am still sad that The Plaza Hotel has become a condo building. Walking through the Plaza lobby was one of the top destinations when I took out-of-town company on the tour. And there was nothing like the Plaza for lunch.

Perhaps these two institutions, like the small shops of the Lower East Side, are being "taken down" by the gentrification of New York City.


 

January 9, 2009

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Olly Blackburn's Donkey Punch, which opens Friday, January 13, 2009.


 

Here is a hot tip for tonight:

Feel The Spirit with JELLYBEAN BENITEZ
Friday January 9th, 2009
The Sullivan Room


Jellybean Soul & Aint Nuthin But A House Party ... Presents: Feel The Spirit @ The Sullivan Room
The vibe begins @ 10 PM ... until ...
Hosted By: Robbi & Evelyn Santos
Opening Set: 10 pm - KAMALA
Midnight until ... Jellybean Benitez
General Admission:
Doors open @ 10 PM
F R E E .... F R E E ...F R E E Before 10 pm
After 11 pm
ANBAHP MEMBERS $5.00
NON MEMBERS $15.00
SPLASH


Sullivan Room (Between Bleecker Street & 3rd West Street)



Ports 1961 Fashion
Photo Credit Ciao!

Also Just Published: Read my article and see Ciao!'s photographs of the Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2009 fashion line.


 

January 8, 2009

Just Published: Read my updated Theater Column, with information about Rock of Ages, which moves to Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theater this March.


 

THE MUSEUM OF DRUNKEN ART (MODA): EXHIBITION
Thursday, January 8th. 8PM
SPUTNIK

For 5 years SPUTNIK, in Clinton Hill, has been one the most cross cultural and creatively diverse venues in NYC. We have presented a diverse array of live music, dj's, performers and artists. We continue our dedication on Thursday, January 8th, with the opening of the exhibition of THE MUSEUM OF DRUNKEN ART (MODA). Artists Sam Crees, Ben Shambaugh, Katy Welty and Pete Teraberry show small works and works on paper.

FREE! For more information: visit www.themuseumofdrunkenart@blogspot.com.

SPUTNIK |262 Taaffe Pl.
Bet. DeKalb and Willoughby | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 11231


 

January 7, 2008


Shumaq Fashions
Photo Credit Rod Nunez

Just Published: Read my article and see Rod Nunez's photographs of the Shumaq Sping/Summer 2009 Fashion line.


 

Hot Tip: This show opens today.

Dan Safer
"The Blue Bird"
First week: Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm; Sun at 3:00 pm
Second and third weeks: Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm
January 7 to 24, 2009
Clemente Soto Velez (CSV)

Witness Relocation (http://witnessrelocation.org), whom Performing
Arts Journal dubbed "a dance-theater anarchist's utopia," will present
the American premiere of "The Blue Bird" by Mikuni Yanaihara,
translated by Aya Ogawa and Kameron Steele, January 7 to 24, 2009 at
at Clemente Soto Velez (CSV), 107 Suffolk Street. The play, adapted
by Artistic Director Dan Safer into Witness Relocation's
rough-and-tumble style of physical theater, was workshopped in the
2007 CUNY Prelude Festival/Spotlight Japan. It will now receive a
full production as part of "Spotlight Japan," a festival of New
Japanese Plays which is being presented in conjunction with the CUNY
Graduate Center, with support from The Japan Foundation NY.

TICKETS: $18, $12 students. Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or
wwww.smarttix.com

Clemente Soto Velez (CSV)|107 Suffolk Street, NYC (between Rivington
and Delancey).


 

January 6, 2008

Hot Tip: Today is the first day of the Coil Festival at PS122. 0

COIL 2009
January 6 – 13
P.S.122

12 shows. 8 days. Breathtaking performances. Performance Space 122 presents its annual winter event The Coil Festival featuring some of the best up and coming artists in New York's underground performance scene. This incredible line-up for January includes: Pan Pan, Joseph Silovsky, Lewis Forever, Okwui Okpokwasili, Ella Hickson, Temporary Distortion, The Shalimar, Leesaar, Bodycartography Project, Palissimo, Reid Farrington, the TEAM

The COIL PASS: $60. See any and all COIL shows EXCEPT Architecting, and The Passion Project for only $60 – COIL pass holders should email boxoffice@ps122.org for your dates.
Individual Tickets: $20 each, $15 (students/seniors), $10 (P.S. 122 members)
For more tickets and more information visit: http://www.ps122.org/performances/coil_2009.html

Performance Space 122 | 150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009


 

January 5, 2008

Just Published: Read Jamie Sharpe's article and see Cindy Ord's photographs of the Sergio Davila Spring/Summer 2009 line.



The Rosies
Photo Credit Amy Davidson

Just Published: Read Joshua Williams' article and see Amy Davidson's photographs of the Girls Rock & Girls Rule show at the Ace of Clubs.



January 4, 2008

 


Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
Photo Credit Amy Davidson

Just Published: Read Joshua Williams' article and see Amy Davidson's photographs of Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt at the Lit Lounge.


And here is something highbrow for tonight:

Verdi's Rigoletto
Sunday January 4th. 3PM
Wednesday January 7th. 7:30PM
Symphony Space

Symphony Space and Emergy Pictures continue the exclusive Manhattan
screenings of HD surround sound operas from Europe's premiere music
festivals and theatres. Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi's greatest
accomplishments, and certainly his most touching portrayal of a
father-daughter relationship, Rigoletto continues to marvel audiences
worldwide with its tragic plot and its trademark Arias (La donna e'
mobile, Caro nome, Cortigiani vil razza dannata).This production from
Verdi Festival 2008 - Italy's most important Festival entirely
dedicated to the genius of Verdi – is conducted by Massimo Zanetti,
who was voted Best Young Conductor in 1997 by "Opernwelt" and also by
the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" in 1998. Maestro Leo Nucci
(possibly the greatest Italian baritone working today) sings the title
role, a role he has played over 400 times and one that allows him to
fully showcase his extraordinary talent. With soprano Désirée
Rancatore as Rigoletto's daughter Gilda, new tenor sensation Francesco
Demuro in the part of the Duca and the beautiful classic sets of the
great Pierluigi Samaritani (who worked for the Metropolitan Opera, La
Scala and ABT before his premature death in 1994) this certainly
promises to be a production to remember.

Tickets: Members $19, General $21. For more information visit
www.symphonyspace.org. Contact the box office at 212-864-5400.

Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street


January 3, 2008

Here is an intersting (and alternative) event for tonight:

Tattoo Portraits By Kip Fulbeck
OPENING RECEPTION AND PARTY SPONSORED BY ASAHI
JANUARY 3RD, 7 - 10PM
EXHIBIT JAN 3RD - JAN 24TH 2009
Invisible NYC

Once a fringe phenomenon, tattooing in now a
full-blown cultural fact. More than 40 million people in the U.S. alone have
tattoos, all with unique stories about why they chose to indelibly mark
their bodies. PERMANENCE is the first book of its kind to combine
photographic tattoo portraits with the stories behind them. Featuring people
from all walks of life – from college students to rock stars, suburban
moms to Hells Angels, gangbangers to CEO's to pornstars – their stories
are told in the subjects' own words and handwriting.Kip Fulbeck brings
together young and old of all races, religions, and political persuasions in
this visually arresting and identity-exploring book. His work explores the
power of individuality, utilizing tattoos as a starting point.
EXHIBIT JAN 3RD - JAN 24TH 2009 @ Invisible NYC 148 Orchard St. NY NY 10002

www.invisiblenyc.com
www.kenphillipsgroup.com/Phillips/kip.htm

Invisible NYC 148 Orchard St. NY NY

 


 

January 2, 2008


Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber in Defiance

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Edward Zwick's Defiance, which opened December 31, 2008.


 

Also Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Abdellatif Kechiche's
The Secret of the Grain (La Graine et le mulet)
, which opened on December 24, 2008.


 

January 1, 2008

Happy New Year's to all of our readers from New York Cool! And here is a big wish for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year for all of us! And Go Obama! You have a herculean task ahead of you and we here at New York Cool thank you for taking it on.

Just Published:

Just Published: Read Harvey Karten's review of Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth, which is now playing in New York City.


Here is a fun event for tonight:



Benny Soto presents...
718 SESSIONS New Year's Day Party!
THURSDAY, JAN. 1ST, 2009
6pm Til 12 Midnight-ish
Santos

With resident DJ DANNY KRIVIT - On Lights - Ariel.

$5 Bucks for the firsr 100 people before 7pm
After 7pm, $12 With Membership Or Flyer, $20 Without


SANTOS |100 Lafayette Street, NYC


 

 

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