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March 31, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Billy Stein / Michael Moss Duo at C.O.M.A.
March 31, 2013 at 7 PM
ABC No-Rio
C.O.M.A.


For the past 30 years, native New Yorker guitarist and composer Billy Stein has been involved in multiple music scenes in and around NYC, including R&B, funk, blues, rock, salsa, bossa nova, as well as both mainstream and free jazz. The many eclectic musicians he has performed and recorded with include legendary bassist Milt Hinton, mainstream jazz icon Sahib Shihab, Latin composer Joe Blanco, the rock group The Coasters, and free-jazz drummer Rashid Bakr. Stein recently recorded the critically acclaimed CD "Hybrids" and is a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Stein will collaborate with reed player and composer Michael Moss. As a reed player and composer, Michael Moss has been involved in the music scene for many years leading his own musical groups including Mike Moss/4 Rivers and Free Energy. He has played with an eclectic group of musicians including William Parker, Jackson Krall, Sam Rivers, Dave Liebman, Dave Burrell, Badal Roy, Mark Hennen, and Rashid Bakr. Moss is President of 4th Stream Records and ERG Publishing, past-President of Free Life Communication (a musician’s co-op in NYC), and is the recipient of numerous Meet the Composer and NYSCA grants. Stein and Moss will be releasing a duo CD in 2013.

Admission: $5. Contact: Michael Moss 646-691-4330 www.m2-theory.com email: m2moss@verizon.net


C.O.M.A. | 156 Rivington, NYC 10002


 

March 30, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Zackary Grady
Travis
March 22, 23, 29, 30, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova


PROJECT RESIDENCY - Directed by Peter James Cook. Lace up your party shoes, untangle your headphones, and prepare for the greatest contest of your life! The elusive DJ Travis Buchanan is looking for New York's finest party people, and he's engineered an elaborate competition to test your skills. Grab your mp3 device, dial up the night's playlist and try to keep up as Travis guides you via headphones through a series of challenges that will spill out of the theater and onto the the streets of Manhattan. Show up ready to rumble - a night out with Travis never ends where you expect…

Tix $15. For more info - https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/916057.

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


Another New York Cool Tip:

Arts in Progress: Celebrating International SWAN Day
March 30th, 2013 from 12pm to 6pm
The Producers’ Club

Hosted by the International Women Artists’ Salon in collaboration with artist-curator Vito Giancaspro

Women artists and their supporters will come to share in a celebration of the power and diversity of women’s creativity for the international holiday of SWAN DAY (Support Women Artists Now Day).

“Arts in Progress” consists of a collection of creative events occurring throughout the day including a public performance piece, participation art piece, and an open mic/stage/screen.

The International Women Artists’ Salon will collaborate with artist Vito Giancaspro in a video recorded public performance piece consisting of 25 women walking together wearing blank canvases in the streets of New York City as part of his series “Art to Wear” beginning at 12pm and ending around 1pm at the Producers Club. If interested in participating, please contact Jessica Dalton at jmd2729@gmail.com.

There will be a participation art piece consisting of a large canvas available for contributors to add their art/writings/tributes throughout the week leading up to the event. Participants can bring their own supplies to contribute and/or use the supplies on hand for contribution. Anyone interested is welcome to come by the Producers’ Club March 26th through March 30th 10am to 10pm.

There will also be an open mic/stage/screen during the event from 1pm to 6pm where musicians, performers, comedians, poets, and writers will present their work. An opportunity for video and film presentation will also be available. Anyone interested in participating in the open mic/stage/screen, please contact Su Polo at supolo@rcn.com with the subject line “IWAS SWAN Day Participant.”

This is a FREE event. Refreshments will be available. Artisan art wares will be for sale.

Producers’ Club http://producersclub.com/

International Women Artists' Salon http://womenartsalon.blogspot.com/

SWAN Day http://www.womenarts.org/swan-day/swan/

Vito Giancaspro http://vitogiancaspro.com/

The Producers’ Club | 358 West 44th St., NY 10036


 

March 29, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Judith Malina
Here We Are
March 26 to March 29, Tuesday to Friday at 8PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center

Written and directed by Judith Malina, HERE WE ARE opened on January 23 to enthusiastic reviews, playing its final performance at 21 Clinton Street on February 23, marking the longest run for the company in one venue in New York City. Catherine Rampell, in her New York Times review, called HERE WE ARE "bizarre and whimsical and lyrical." She concluded that attending a production of The Living Theatre is an "essential New York experience." In his Back Stage review of HERE WE ARE, Jonathan Mandell described the production as "hugely engaging." He added, "Using the language of the avant-garde, HERE WE ARE has some substantive things to say. The Living Theatre, rightly labeled legendary, but still fresh, is worth catching."

Tickets: Wednesdays: $20, $15 student/senior.
visit www.livingtheatre.org

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center | 107 Suffolk Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Beyond the Machine 13.1
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 PM
Friday, March 29 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 30 at 8:00 PM
Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater

Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts presents a festival of electro-acoustic and intermedia art, featuring collaborations between all three of Juilliard’s disciplines: Dance, Drama, and Music

Limited FREE tickets available 3/1 by emailing beyondthemachine@juilliard.edu

events.juilliard.edu

Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater | 155 W 65th Street, NY, NY 10023


 

March 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

East Side House Settlement Preview Gala
2013 New York International Auto Show
Thursday, March 28. 6pm – 11:30pm.
Jacob Javits Center

On March 28, 2013, East Side House Settlement (www.eastsidehouse.org) will hose the 14th Annual Gala Preview of the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Jeep will offer guests a private preview of the entire New York International Auto Show before it officially opens to the public. The media sponsor is New York Magazine. The evening is chaired by Philip Yang, Joan P. Young, Chris LaSusa, and Elia Zois, and the benefit committee is chaired by Fe Fendi, John Munson and Mariana Zois.

Dinner tickets: $1,000
Cocktail tickets: $200

Tickets: 718-292-7392, East Side House Benefit Office

Galapreview.org

Jacob Javits Center | 655 W 34th St | New York, NY 10001


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The Soundtrack Series
Thursday, March 28th. 8pm - 9:30pm
The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)

Stories about songs, and the hilarious or heartbreaking memories we forever connect with music. Hip hop artist Jean Grae, Maggie Serota of Low Times, Everybody Loves Our Town author Mark Yarm and Record/Play's Aaron Wolfe tell us the stories they connect with songs by Leonard Cohen, 50 Cent, America and more. Plus, a fierce debate on one of hip hop's most famous arguments - East Coast vs. West Coast, with Dawn Fraser and Mike Brown.

Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 day of and at the door. For more information or advance purchase, please visit www.lepoissonrouge.com.

The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge | 158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012




March 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Kelley Suttenfield Trio
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 8pm
SideWalk

Kelley Suttenfield is an acoustic jazz vocalist known for her unique interpretive style that clearly resonates with her listeners. Susan Frances of JazzTimes proclaims "Smoky, sultry fumes emanate from [her] vocals like liquid fire.” Kelley performs regularly in her home base of New York City, and has toured the Eastern US, Denmark, and the UK. Growing up in Virginia, Kelley routinely performed as a vocal soloist in school and church choirs, and won multiple state classical piano competitions by the age of ten. Later, while pursuing a degree in musical theatre, Kelley relocated to New York City, and that’s when her musical priorities began to shift towards jazz but with a more acoustic sound. She also took a detour from the Great American Songbook repertoire, developing a singular, contemporary style that honors the jazz tradition, while drawing from a deep well of music she declines to classify by genre. Her debut CD Where Is Love? was released to critical acclaim. George Harris of JazzWeekly writes: "Here’s a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them. It’s her debut disc, and the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux’s debut Dreamland...give me more!" Jim Santella of L.A. Jazz Scene declares: "Suttenfield and her band give a superb performance with this session of familiar songs; the creative ideas shown here indicate a deep appreciation for what’s most important in modern jazz." A second CD is planned for release in 2013. For more information visit: www.kelleysuttenfield.com.

Tickets $15. For more information or advance purchase visit www.sidewalkny.com.

SideWalk | 94 Avenue A (Corner of 6th St), New York, NY 10009


March 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS
** featuring Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold & more **
March 8 - 31
Baruch Performing Arts Center

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS is a solo performance series which will be presented throughout March at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The series will feature seven leading and emerging NYC-based soloists including Sandra Bernhard, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold, and Jackie Hoffman performing one-woman shows and a special opening lecture/film event. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. The series is co-presented with Baruch College’s Jewish Studies Center, and co-sponsered by the Jewish Women Archives. Ticket prices vary by each event, and can be purchased online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

Box Office (646) 312-5073, www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Ave in NYC


March 25, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s which is now playing at Cort Theatre.


New York Cool Tip:

Culture Project’s Women Center Stage presents
Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Friday-Saturday & Monday @ 7:30PM
Sunday @ 3PM
7:30pm Fri-Sat & Mon; 3pm Sun
March 8 – April 1
Culture Project

Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death--including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself--we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world's struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.

Written and Performed by Anna Khaja
Directed by Heather de Michele

http://www.cultureproject.org/current/shaheed
See Shaheed in previews (Mar 8—10) for only $20!
Regular Performances: $25-55
Student Rush: $15
Order online: http://bit.ly/VIN9TL
Order by phone: 866-811-4111

Culture Project | 45 Bleecker Street, New York City


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Music Adventures Spring Festival
Monday March 25th - Friday March 29th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Brooklyn Conservatory

Join Music Adventures lead teacher Brian Barrentine for interactive
2-hour sessions featuring singing, instruments, movement, art and
snacks. We?l be jamming, crafting and cooking our way around the
world with a different music garden destination each day!
For ages 1.5 - 4 years with adult companion.

DAY 1. Eurogarden
DAY 2. Spanish garden
DAY 3. Farm garden
DAY 4. Urban garden
DAY 5. Garden Party

$195 tuition

Brooklyn Conservatory | 58 7th Avenue


 

March 24, 2013

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which is playing at the John Golden Theater.


 

New York Cool Tip:

Francesco Cavalli's
ELIOGABALO
March 15-29, 2013
The Box

Gotham Chamber Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with ELIOGABALO (1667) by Francesco Cavalli. Opera is full of courtesans and lechers and in the 20th century, outright acts of perversion. (Salome, anyone?) But you have to go back almost 350 years for the work with the most depraved protagonist of all: Eliogabalo, by Francesco Cavalli. Based on the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, who reigned from 218 to 222, the opera tells the story of a man who even today remains notorious for his sexual appetites, his appointment of an all-female senate, and his well-deserved assassination. Cavalli (1602-1676) died without ever seeing a performance of the opera, which was written for the Venice festival of 1668 but was withdrawn and replaced by another opera on the same subject. Ignored for centuries, Cavalli's opera finally received its world premiere in 1999 in Crema, Italy, the composer's birthplace.

The show will run from March 15-29, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$175 and are available on www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200.

The Box | 189 Chrystie Street, NYC.


 

March 23, 2013


Mikhail Baryshnikov with Students of The School of American Ballet
Photo Credit Erin Baiano

Just Published: Read my article and see Erin Baiano's photographs of the 2013 School of American Ballet Winter Ball.


New York Cool Tip:

DJ Spooky: Of Water and Ice
Saturday, March 23rd, 7pm – 9pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A multimedia concert of compositions based on water and arctic rhythms. Of Water and Ice is a piece commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tickets $30

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY 10028


 

March 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Seven Words
Friday, March 22nd, 7pm – 9pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Music-Video Work Featuring Original Live-Mixed Video Installation by Ofri Cnaani and featuring live music by Salzburg Chamber Soloists in their New York debut with a program featuring Haydn’s ‘Seven last Words of Christ on the Cross’ to a string orchestra.

Tickets $45

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue | New York | NY 10028


Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
Legends and Visionaries: Program B
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 7pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7pm
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet presents the second installment of Legends and Visionaries: Program B on March 22-23 at 7pm at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. The evening features works by Richard Alston, Antony Tudor, James Waring, and a world premiere by Gemma Bond, commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet.

New York Theatre Ballet's repertory pairs the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, bringing a new understanding and appreciation of dance. This season features new works and beloved favorites from choreographers including Richard Alston, Jerome Robbins, José Limón, and Antony Tudor. In a nod to the 50th Anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater movement, NYTB presents two pieces by James Waring.


Tickets start at $30 and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.

Florence Gould Hall, | 55 East 59th Street, NYC.


March 21, 2013

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Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala
Thursday March 21, 2013 6:30pm-10pm
Waldorf Astoria

The Board of Directors of the Amy Winehouse Foundation (AWF) Announce the First and Soon to be Annual Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards and Gala on Thursday March, 21 2013 at the WALDORF ASTORIA NEW YORK

A Special Evening of Music & Celebration Honoring TONY BENNETT the AWF Inspiration Award for Lifetime Achievement, SALAAM REMI the AWF Inspiration Award for Visionary Leadersip, NAS the AWF Inspiration Award for a New Generation, and ELHADJ “MOE” KANE the AWF Inspiration Award for Helping Build a Better World. With Special Guests & Musical Performances by JENNIFER HUDSON, NAS & MORE! Cocktails…Dinner…Live Auction. Corporate Sponsorships, Program Advertising and Special Seating Available. Tables and Sponsorships available at $10,000, $25,000 and $50, 000.

Tickets $1,000. For more information visit www.amywinehousefoundation.org/us

Waldorf Astoria | 301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022



March 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

TERRENCE MCNALLY'S
MASTER CLASS
March 16th - March 31st
The Gallery Players

The Gallery Players proudly presents Master Class by Terrence McNally beginning March 16th. Carolyn Mignini* stars as legendary opera singer, Maria Callas. Master Class, winner of both the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1996, is a mesmerizing meditation on Maria Callas’ life and nature of her art. Commanding, competitive, glamorous and drop-dead funny, Callas is alternately dismayed and impressed by the three students exposed to her withering scrutiny. What starts as a master class becomes a platform for Callas to relive her own recollections about the glories and failures of her life and career. In this rich and vividly theatrical piece we learn that Callas, although fierce and uncompromising in her art, was much less sure and successful in her private life.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors and children 12 and under.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.galleryplayers.com or by calling Ovationtix at 212-352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends).

The Gallery Players | 199 14th Street
(between 4th and 5th Aves)


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Piano Concert:
Joseph Smith Plays and Narrates Musical Portraits From Life
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:30 pm
The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street

In painting, the portrait is a standard genre, in music, an unusual, intriguing choice. In this lecture-recital, Joseph Smith—whose playing the New York Times calls “eloquent”— presents a fresh look at pieces that depict individuals personally known to the composers.

Open to the public. $20 with advance registration, $25 at the door. To register, see http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/313685
or call 212-288-6900 ext. 230

The Kosciuszko Foundation| 15 East 65th Street.


 

March 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Green Festival 2013
April 19, 3pm-7pm
April 20, 10am - 6pm
April 21, 11am - 5pm
Jacob Javits Center

The nation’s largest and most trusted green living event will kick off its 12th year by bringing the New York City green community together at the Green Festival for the second time. Featured at the weekend-long show will be leaders in the environmental community, including speakers, entrepreneurs and activists, as well as an organic beer and wine pavilion, a Green Kids’ Zone and a unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses, featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services. Local nonprofits have the opportunity to enter Green Festival partner FORD Motor Company's Community Green Grant competition for the chance to win $5,000. Runners-up will each receive $1,000. The deadline for entries is March 29, 2013. Green Festival will launch its first New York City business-to-business (B2B) Green Trade Day on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3-7 P.M. at Javits Center North. The afternoon will allow retail and wholesale buyers to conduct business with Green Festival exhibitors before they open its doors to consumers.

Tickets are $15 - 25 for a full weekend pass, and can be purchased online at www.greenfestivals.org or at the show. Fan passes available online only. Free admission for youth under eighteen and union members with valid identification, Green America and Global Exchange members, Sierra Club members with membership card and volunteers. All tickets provide access to exhibit floor, workshops, speakers and films. Keep it green and ride your bike to the event – attendees that park with the festival bike valet get in for free.

www.greenfestivals.org

Javits Center | 655 W 34th Street
New York NY 10001


Another New York Cool Tip:

Performing the Changing City:
Public space, transformative events and creative action in New York
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Tuesday March 19th @ 7 pm
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

"...careening astronauts and bank clerks glancing at the clock before lunch; actresses cowling at light-ringed mirrors and freight elevator operators grinding a thumbful of grease on a steel handle: student riots; that dark women in bodegas shook their heads last week because in six months prices have risen outlandishly; how coffee tastes after you've held it in your mouth, cold, a whole minute." --Samuel R. Delany, Dhalgren

Hurricanes, transit strikes, planned and unplanned explosions, occupations... Bike lanes, bus lanes, protest pens, command centers... Pedestrian zones, redevelopment zones, disaster zones... How is the landscape of our city changing and what are the possibilities for creative response? Looking at the shifting social, economic, and literal topography of our city through the frame of transformative events and policy decisions, we ask the question: what is the role of artists, activists, and all citizens in conceiving, creating, and defending (a notion of) public space? And conversely, what is the role of public space as a partner in creative expression and action? luciana achugar, Randy Martin, Jenny Romaine, and Niegel Smith reflect on our shifting urban landscape and offer opportunities to imagine how we might enact our city in the future.

Organized by Abigail Levine and Paloma McGregor

FREE. Check www.movementresearch.org for updates on the Studies Project Series.


Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics | 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY


 

 

Another New York Cool Tip:

AiRealistic presents
"Breaking Surface"
March 19, 20 and 21 at 7:00 PM
March 22 an 23 at 8:00 PM
Theater for the New City

"Breaking Surface" is an acrobatic aerial dance theater work staged in and over a thirty-by-twenty five foot shallow pool of water. Conceived and choreographed by Gwyneth Larsen and William Mulholland, it tells a story of love, relationships and the boundaries we create, using airy, sensual, elegant imagery, dance, flight and acrobatics. It will be presented March 19 to 23 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at E. 10th Street) by AiRealistic, an aerial theater company that was "born out of a love of physical expression and an incessant urge to take wing." It is performed by an ensemble of seven dancer/performers.

Tickets:
Tuesday, March 19: Pay what you can.
March 20 to 23: $25 general admission, $40 premium seating
Box office: Smarttix, (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com

Theater for the New City | 155 First New York


 

March 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Movement Research at the Judson Church
March 18 Monday 8pm
Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall

A high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights. Supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Featuring Quartet Collective: Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar, Taylor Ho Bynum & Abraham Gomez-Delgado; Taya Epstein; Marilyn Maywald; Preety Vasudevan.

Admission is free. No Reservations. Seating is limited, please arrive early.


Judson Memorial Church | 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY.


Another New York Cool Tip:

Adam Overett
All Overett: The Songs of Adam Overett
March 18, 2013 @ 8pm Ars Nova


SPECIAL EVENT - Directed by Marlo Hunter - Orchestrations by Oran Eldor. Quadruple threat Adam Overett puts on his composer hat for a single blow out concert event, bringing his patchwork of musical theater characters to life with the help of some of New York's best and most fearless performers!

Tix $15. For more info - https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9756751

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


 

March 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Francesco Cavalli's
ELIOGABALO
March 15-29, 2013
The Box

Gotham Chamber Opera continues its 2012-2013 Season with ELIOGABALO (1667) by Francesco Cavalli. Opera is full of courtesans and lechers and in the 20th century, outright acts of perversion. (Salome, anyone?) But you have to go back almost 350 years for the work with the most depraved protagonist of all: Eliogabalo, by Francesco Cavalli. Based on the life of the Roman emperor Heliogabalus, who reigned from 218 to 222, the opera tells the story of a man who even today remains notorious for his sexual appetites, his appointment of an all-female senate, and his well-deserved assassination. Cavalli (1602-1676) died without ever seeing a performance of the opera, which was written for the Venice festival of 1668 but was withdrawn and replaced by another opera on the same subject. Ignored for centuries, Cavalli's opera finally received its world premiere in 1999 in Crema, Italy, the composer's birthplace.

The show will run from March 15-29, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$175 and are available on www.ticketcentral.com or by phone at 212-279-4200.

The Box | 189 Chrystie Street, NYC.


Another New York Cool Tip:

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS
** featuring Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold & more **
March 8 - 31
Baruch Performing Arts Center

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS is a solo performance series which will be presented throughout March at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The series will feature seven leading and emerging NYC-based soloists including Sandra Bernhard, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold, and Jackie Hoffman performing one-woman shows and a special opening lecture/film event. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. The series is co-presented with Baruch College’s Jewish Studies Center, and co-sponsered by the Jewish Women Archives. Ticket prices vary by each event, and can be purchased online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS will also feature a special opening dialogue and film event titled Making Trouble, Making History: Jewish Women in Art and Entertainment, presented on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6pm. The event will begin with selected clips of the 2006 comic documentary film Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, featuring two of the series’ performers (Jackie Hoffman and Judy Gold). Following the film is an onstage dialogue that examines and explores influences made by Jewish women on the American entertainment industry. The discussion will be moderated by writer and Brandeis University professor Joyce Antler, who has written numerous books and articles on the topic. The panelists include filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman and art critic Gail Levin. This special event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the center’s lobby. Reservations for this event may be made at 646-312-5073.

Box Office (646) 312-5073, www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Ave in NYC


March 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Freddy Cole Quartet
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Season with The Freddy Cole Quartet . 2010 Grammy nominee Freddy Cole presents a glorious tribute to the songbooks of Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and his older brother Nat “King” Cole. In addition to Freddy Cole, the quartet includes guitarist Randy Napoleon, drummer Curtis Boyd and bassist Elias Bailey. They regularly tour the US, Europe, Asia and South America.

Tickets are $36 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500, or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Rd


Another New York Cool Tip:

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK ~ FREDERICK RENZ – DIRECTOR
Presents:
Mediterranean Meditations
Madrigals & Monody of the Early Italian & Spanish Baroque
Saturday, March 16 at 8 PM
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Manhattan)

Maestro Renz programs pivotal works of the early baroque, Venetian composer Claudio Monteverdi along with his Neapolitan and Spanish counterparts, Cristoforo Caresana, Gaspar Sanz and others. Madrigals, motets, instrumental canzonas and ostinato basses - mundane and moralistic - introduce freely expressive and dramatic monody, replacing the austere polyphonic style of the Renaissance. EM/NY's choice ensemble includes mixed voices, bowed and plucked strings, with the tromboni of the "Dark Horse Consort" early brass ensemble.

Tickets: $40.00 reserved; $20.00 student (w/valid ID)
Phone: (212) 280-0330 or visit www.EarlyMusicNY.org

First Church of Christ, Scientist | Central Park West at 68th Street, NY, NY 10023


March 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

DISTORTED DIZNEE
Fridays at 10PM
Begins January 4, 2013
The Laurie Beechman Theat
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Late Night Cult Hit Returns For Open-Ended Run DISTORTED DIZNEE with drag stars Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura & Shenea DeDranke Begins January 4, 2013 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest (and Gayest) Place on Earth as Dallas DuBois presents a return engagement of DISTORTED DIZNEE. After a 3 month run this summer, this late night cult hit featuring drag stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and hostess Dallas DuBois begins an open-ended run January 4.

DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens take you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!

Tickets are $15 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum). To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street).


 

March 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

SHOWGASM.
March 14, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova


Happy Half Hour, featuring $2 drink specials @ 7:30pm. Hosted by John Early - What is Showgasm, you ask? It's a backless gown on Casual Friday, Southern women pre-gaming before a taping of The View, a Groupon to everywhere. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate. Come. You've never looked better! Performers to be announced!

Tix $5. For more info - arsnovanyc.com/showgasm

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Ivy League of Comedy
Thursday March 14th 8 PM
Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway-quality entertainment at below even off-Broadway prices, The Ivy League of Comedy is a clean show starring smart, clever stand-up comedians that’s as perfect for entertaining your clients as for a casual night out with friends. The March 14th 8 PM show at Broadway Comedy Club (318 W 53rd St NYC) stars Moody McCarthy (Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Last Comic Standing), Ross Bennett (dozens of TV appearances including Comedy Central & A&E's Evening at the Improv), Robin Fox (2012 winner of Ladies of Laughter, Nick at Night) and Joe DeVito (over 40 TV appearances including Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson), with Ivy League of Comedy founder Shaun Eli as emcee.

$20 cover and two beverage minimum. Call (212) 252-2888 or email Shaun@IvyStandup.com for reservations.
For more information please visit www.IvyStandup.com.

Broadway Comedy Club | 318 West 53rd St. NYC



March 13, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Lauren Rayner Productions presents
Miranda Huba’s
CANDY TASTES NICE
Sex…student loans…and media frenzy.
Directed by Shannon Sindelar (“Here at Home”)
February 26 thru March 23, 2013
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8pm
Upstairs Lounge @ Madame X

Lauren Rayner Productions presents CANDY TASTES NICE – a solo play written and performed by award-winning playwright Miranda Huba, which follows a young girl determined to auction off her virginity in order to repay student loans. CANDY TASTES NICE begins previews on February 26, prior to an official press opening of March 5 in the upstairs lounge at Madame X (94 Houston Street, north side btw LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street) in Manhattan. Shannon Sindelar directs.
What begins as an unconventional way to avoid student debt soon becomes an exploitative mass media frenzy. In Miranda Huba’s CANDY TASTES NICE, countries bid against one another in order to acquire the girl’s innocence, all the while the young woman tries to retain her last shreds of dignity.

This is the return engagement of CANDY TASTES NICE, now in the more intimate and immersive environment of the upstairs lounge at Madame X. CANDY TASTES NICE received its world premiere at HERE as part of their Summer Sublet Series in 2010 for a five performance run. Following the HERE production, CANDY TASTES NICE was presented in an acclaimed run at the Kleines Theater in Salzburg in fall 2012.

Scheduled February 26 thru March 23, performances of CANDY TASTES NICE will run Tuesday and Saturdays at 8:00pm in the upstairs lounge at Madame X (94 Houston Street, north side btw. LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street) in Manhattan. Ticket range is $30 Prime Reserved Seating, $20 General Admission, $15 Students (with ID) and can be purchased online at http://candytastesnicenyc.brownpapertickets.com, or night of at the venue.

For more information about CANDY TASTES NICE please visit: www.CandyTastesNiceNYC.com; for more information about the venue (Upstairs lounge at Madame X) please visit: www.Madamex.com; for more information about Miranda Huba please visit www.MirandaHuba.com; and for more information about visit www.laurenrayner.com.

Upstairs Lounge @ Madame X | 94 Houston Street
North side btw. LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street| Manhattan



 

March 12, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

The Berserker Residents
The Talkback
March 12 & 13, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova


SPECIAL EVENT - The deranged windbags behind The Lapsburgh Layover return to the Nova with a strictly limited two-night engagement of their latest creation! The Talkback is a discussion for the ages, a post-show aftermath, the theater after the Theater. Stick around, ask questions, and enjoy the incredible pomposity of The Berserker Residents.

Tix $10. For more info - https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/921507

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)


 

March 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

An Interview With Edward Villella at the Paley Center for Media
March 11, 6:30 to 8 PM
Paley Center for Media

Great American dancer Edward Villella will be interviewed by his daughter Crista, about his remarkable career and his direction of Miami City Ballet. There will also be rarely seen TV and film clips, all presented by the San Francisco based Words on Dance, directed by Deborah DuBowy, in association with Paley.

$30; $20 for students


Paley Center for Media | 25 West 52 Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

The School of American Ballet
2013 WINTER BALL:
A Night in the Far East
Monday, March 11, 2013
Cocktals at 7PM; Dinner at 8PM; Encore dessert and Dancing at 9PM
David H. Koch Theater

The School of American Ballet announces the 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 11, 2013. Cocktails begin at 7pm and dinner will commence at 8pm, followed by The Encore dessert and dancing at 9pm. Attire is black tie.

This glamorous black-tie dinner dance is attended by 500 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni as well as leaders from the New York corporate and social communities.

The event features a one-time-only performance by the advanced students of The School of American Ballet choreographed by Silas Farley, who was selected this year by Peter Martins, artistic director of The School of American Ballet.

The evening's theme is inspired by Van Cleef & Arpels' collection Le Bal Oriental, which is based on the party of the same name held in Paris in 1969. The Winter Ball will include a thematic tableau featuring the jewels.

The Encore is the Winter Ball after-party. Following dinner, 200 of the city's most sophisticated philanthropic young professionals join the Winter Ball for dancing and dessert. Dinner tickets include admission to The Encore and after-party-only tickets are also available.

For the sixth consecutive year, Van Cleef & Arpels is the lead corporate sponsor of the gala, with Corporate Chair Nicolas Luchsinger. The event is headed by Honorary Chairs Coco Kopelman, Elizabeth R. Miller, Liz Peek, and Betsy Pitts; Event Chairs Diana DiMenna, Julia Koch, Jenny Paulson, Laura Zeckendorf; and Young Patron Chairs Amanda Brotman, Brie Bythewood, Ann-Marie MacFarlane, and William Yang.
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To purchase tickets, a table, or for more information, please contact Natalie Schweizer at nschweizer@sab.org or (212) 769-6610.

David Koch Theater | Lincoln Center | Broadway at 63rd


 

March 10, 2013


"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans"
Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

"The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans" is part of a free promotion Satuday March 9th - Sunday March 10th at Amazon.com. "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" is only for children if "The Hunger Games" trilogy is only for children.

Click here on Saturday and Sunday for your free copy.

Buy "The Big Apple Trilogy" at Amazon.com.

Like "The Big Apple Posse Trilogy" on Facebook.


New York Cool Tip:

Culture Project’s Women Center Stage presents
Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Friday-Saturday & Monday @ 7:30PM
Sunday @ 3PM
7:30pm Fri-Sat & Mon; 3pm Sun
March 8 – April 1
Culture Project

Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death--including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself--we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world's struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.

Written and Performed by Anna Khaja
Directed by Heather de Michele

http://www.cultureproject.org/current/shaheed
See Shaheed in previews (Mar 8—10) for only $20!
Regular Performances: $25-55
Student Rush: $15
Order online: http://bit.ly/VIN9TL
Order by phone: 866-811-4111

Culture Project | 45 Bleecker Street, New York City


Another New York Cool Tip:

Sleeping Beauty
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) concludes its 2012-2013 Target Storybook Series with Sleeping Beauty. When a beautiful princess falls under the curse of a wicked sorceress, only the sweet kiss of a handsome prince can save her from eternal slumber. From “once upon a time” to “happily ever after,” American Family Theater's (AFT) musical tale of fairy godmothers,

ncubator and 59e59 Theatres.

Tickets: $18 gen. adm.; $5 off for Students/Seniors
Presented by La MaMa E.T.C. (74 E 4th Street)
in Association with Hand2Mouth Theatre

La MaMa E.T.C. (First Floor Theater) | 74A East Fourth Street


March 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Concert of Music and Meditation
Saturday, March 9th, 2013 7:00-9:00 pm
P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium


Enjoy the soul-stirring music of composer Sri Chinmoy, performed by
seven different vocal and instrumental ensembles.
http://www.nycmeditation.org/concert/

Admission: Free

P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium | 166 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
Between Houston and Stanton Streets
Lower East Side of Manhattan




March 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D
Thursday Feb. 28th. 8pm
Friday March 1st. 8pm
Saturday March 2nd. 8pm
Sunday March 3rd. 4pm
Friday March 8th. 8pm
Saturday March 9th. 8pm
Sunday March 10th. 4pm
Actors Fund Arts Center

See world class dance in downtown Brooklyn! Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D features exciting collaborations between dance and digital art, ballet with hip hop, and extraordinary live music with dynamic dancing. Tracing Back, a dance/digital collaboration with NYC Resistors, with a score by French composers Louis and Francois Couperin and reveals an aspect of choreography an audience does not usually see: the floor pathways of the dancers as they travel in real time. The season also features a work in progress, Quilt, with London-based choreographer, Julia K. Gleich to music of J.S. Bach and contemporary composer V. Barkauskas. Quilt deconstructs hip-hop dance into its essential elements and contrasts those elements with balletic pointework. The third dance in the program is the world premiere of Lynn Parkerson's Spiders, Cooks and Mood Swings, a mixed movement mash-up in collaboration with Mike “Supreme” Fields, to Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite.

Tickets $25 / $15 for Students & Seniors. For advance purchase visit http://brooklynballetcompany.ticketleap.com/in4d/#view=list or call 718.246-0146.
Tickets on sale for 2013 Season: IN 4D!
Feb. 28 - March 10


Actors Fund Arts Center | 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
718-246-0146

 


 

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS
** featuring Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold & more **
March 8 - 31
Baruch Performing Arts Center

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS is a solo performance series which will be presented throughout March at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The series will feature seven leading and emerging NYC-based soloists including Sandra Bernhard, Tovah Feldshuh, Judy Gold, and Jackie Hoffman performing one-woman shows and a special opening lecture/film event. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. The series is co-presented with Baruch College’s Jewish Studies Center, and co-sponsered by the Jewish Women Archives. Ticket prices vary by each event, and can be purchased online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS will also feature a special opening dialogue and film event titled Making Trouble, Making History: Jewish Women in Art and Entertainment, presented on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6pm. The event will begin with selected clips of the 2006 comic documentary film Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, featuring two of the series’ performers (Jackie Hoffman and Judy Gold). Following the film is an onstage dialogue that examines and explores influences made by Jewish women on the American entertainment industry. The discussion will be moderated by writer and Brandeis University professor Joyce Antler, who has written numerous books and articles on the topic. The panelists include filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman and art critic Gail Levin. This special event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the center’s lobby. Reservations for this event may be made at 646-312-5073.

Box Office (646) 312-5073, www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.


Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Ave in NYC


 

March 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

"The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County Musical"
March 7 to 28, 2013
Thursdays only at 7:00 PM.
Doors open at 6:00 PM for dinner or drinks.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe

"The Real (Desperate) Housewives of Columbia County Musical" by Carl Ritchie (book, lyrics, director) and Wayne Moore (music) is a Coward-esque evening from the Taconic Stage Company upstate, which it took by storm in the summer of 2011. Thinly guised as the confessions of four 40-something women on reality TV, this four-character musical spotlights the culture-clash between spoiled, egocentric "weekender" women and their working class "townie" counterparts in a rural upstate community. The show has no reason but to delight, which it does with savvy performances, high-heeled lyrics and the poison of its cocktail-party chit-chat dialogue. To share it with a wider audience, Taconic Stage Company will present the piece in its NYC debut March 7 to 28 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street.

Tickets $25.00 (plus $15 drink or food minimum)
Box office: Brown Paper Tickets, 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/291419

Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

Lindsay Joy Murphy's
The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen
Wed through Sat at 8:00PM
Sun at 7:00PM
Feb 28-Mar 17th
Access Theatre

Sick of being bullied at school and patronized by their bored parents, teen brother and sister Micah and Lyla dream up a way out of their small suburban town. The two team up to star in and produce a sexy teen web-based video series. When images of a scantily clad Lyla go viral, not only is their double life exposed, but the secrets of many in their small town are revealed. The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen is the story of a flawed American family uprooted and unhinged by the rapid pace of online chat rooms and video feeds.

Ticket price is $18.00For tickets, visit http://riseandfall.brownpapertickets.com, call (800) 838-3006 or visit the box office of the Access Theater (on the day of the performance).

Access Theatre - Fourth Floor | 380 Broadway, New York, NY, 10013


Another New York Cool Tip:

Julie Goldman/Lady Gentleman
March 7, 2013 @ 8pm
Ars Nova

SPECIAL EVENT - Award winning comedian Julie Goldman returns to New York with her irreverent and outrageous comedy and music. Goldman takes her unique voice and vision of the world and offers it up in this fun, raucous, high impact night of stand-up and possibly Lesbian Folk rock music.

Tickets $15. For more info- https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9753543

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St (past 10th Ave)




March 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

15th Annual CRAIC Festival
March 6-9
Various Locations

15th annual CRAIC festival March 6-9. After-party on every night of the festival with Open bar (Tullamore & Heineken) and guest DJ. All Music @ Mercury Lounge march 8-9 (The Tossers, Julie Feeney, Mark Geary & Colin Devlin) from Ireland. All films @ Tribeca Cinema: Opening night Marc 6th with Cillian Murphy (Broken), March 7th Men at Lunch (documentary narrated by Fionnual Flannigan) and March 8th closing night w/ Liam Neeson narrated doc (Gentleman Prizefighter). Kids Fleadh on March 10 (best of kids short films & Irish Step dancing. Free goodie bags @ the Irish Arts Center).

For more info log onto www.thecraicfest.com or www.Ticketweb.com or call 646-549-1349


Various Locations


 

March 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice
Tuesday, March 5th - 7PM
Stage 72 @ TRIAD

With the popularity of her Fanny performances in the Off-Broadway solo show One Night with Fanny Brice and in Ghostlight (NYMF), Kimberly Faye Greenberg has now created an intimate new “Fanny Brice” solo show, Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. Kimberly shares her extensive research not as another tribute, but to personally reveal Fanny’s heart and humor, soul and song. Along the way, you’ll hear the familiar My Man, Second-Hand Rose, Rose of Washington Square, Cooking Breakfast for the One I Love, When a Women Loves A Man, Sadie Salome, and others that sparked Fanny’s fame.

Tickets = $15 + 2 Drink Minimum
Order at http://stage72.com/?p=2182
or call 1-800-838-3006

Stage 72 @ THE TRIAD | 158 W. 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023


March 4, 2013


Monika Chiang Fashion Presentation
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Just Published: Read my article and see Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Monika Chiang Fashion Presentation.



Vanessa Redgrave and Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist

Just Published: Read Frank J. Avella's review of Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist. The Revisionist is playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre through April 21, 2013.


 

March 3, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Moving Mountains: D.B. Rielly's Big Dang Charity Show
Sunday March 3rd. 7pm – 8:30pm
Canal Park Playhouse

Help the Helpless! 100% of ticket price goes to the helpless and everyone will take home a $40 giftbag! Performances by Reverend Freakchild (www.treatedandreleasedrecords.com) performing songs from his new CD, "God Shaped Hole" and Blue Box World (www.blueboxworld.com) performing "The Fence" with David Marcus, James Pravasilis, and directed by Ali Ayala. Sponsored by San Loco (sanloco.com), Rèst-âü-Ránt (www.rarbarlic.com), Buitenkant Advertising & Design (www.buitenkant.com), Blue Crash Film (www.nightofthedayofthedawn.org), and an Anonymous Angel in Tennessee.

Admission is $30. For tickets, reservations, donations, and other info, please visit www.dbrielly.com/movingmountains

Canal Park Playhouse | 508 Canal Street (between Greenwich & Washington)
New York, NY 10013


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents Third Concert of 25th Anniversary
Season
March 3 at 3:00 PM
Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic
Director, will present the third concert of their 25th Anniversary
season on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Kaufman Center’s Merkin
Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St. (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in
Manhattan. This event, co-sponsored by Merkin Concert Hall, marks NYVS’s
return to the venue where they presented their first concert in 1988.

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Harold Rosenbaum and the NYVS asked
25 of this country’s most important composers to create new works. The
March 3 concert will feature World Premieres of 13 of these commissioned
works from Richard Wernick, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Aaron Jay Kernis,
David Lang, Mark Adamo, Richard Danielpour, Augusta Read Thomas, Thea
Musgrave, Joseph Schwantner, William Bolcom, Roger Davidson, David
Felder and Joan Tower.

Special guest will be Brent Funderburk, piano. A pre-concert discussion
with several of the composers will begin at 2:15 PM. More about this
concert at
http://kaufman-center.org/mch/event/the-new-york-virtuoso-singers.

Tickets for the March 3 concert are $25/$15 students. For tickets or
more information, call Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center at
212-501-3330 or visit http://kaufman-center.org/mch/.
The other 12 works commissioned works, by Jennifer Higdon, George
Tsontakis, John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Shulamit Ran, John
Harbison, Steven Stucky, Stephen Hartke, Fred Lerdahl, Chen Yi, Bruce
Adolphe and Yehudi Wyner were premiered on October 21, 2012 at Kaufman
Center’s Merkin Concert Hall.

All New York Virtuoso Singers concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA
transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.

Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall | 129 West 67th St. (btw
Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan
URL: http://nyvirtuoso.org/


March 2, 2013

New York Cool Tip:



Betsabee Romero (Mexico, 1963)
Ayate con Perro (Ayate fabric with dog)
2005 Chromogenic print, 22 x 40 in.
El Museo del Barrio
Gift of the artist and Ramis Barquet

superreal: alternative realities in photography and video
Opening Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday - Tuesday: Closed
Las Galerías | El Musaeo Del Barrio

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

superreal will feature more than 150 works by artists including ADÁL, Miguel Rio Branco, Tania Bruguera, Betsabee Romero, Vik Muniz and Andres Serrano. Their incisive points of view and varied working methods allowed them to create works that explore the limits of narrative form and its relationship to reality.

Fees Vary


El Museo Del Bario | 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street


Another New York Cool Tip:

ELEM-Entry NY’s Community Dinner to Support Troubled Israeli Youth
Saturday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
Various Upscale Residence Across the NYC-Metro Area

Dinners will take place in upscale residences across the NYC-metro area, including Manhattan, Westchester and northern New Jersey.

ELEM-Entry NY is hosting its 6th Community Dinner to support ELEM-Youth in Distress in Israel's “Awake at Night” (Erim Bayala) program, which provides assistance to Israeli children and teenagers who are working as prostitutes. This is an growing problem in Israel, currently afflicting more than 1,000 minors, some as young as 12.Awake at Night is the only refuge in Israel for minors involved in prostitution. Social workers provide humanitarian, medical and legal assistance and a 24-hour emergency hotline operated by trained volunteers assists the youth in crisis situations. ELEM-Entry NY activists, a group of NYC-based American and Israeli young professionals will discuss their visits to ELEM projects in Israel, where they did outreach with youth in need. Entertainment at various homes will be provided by talented Israeli musicians, including American-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipients Elad Kabilio, cello; Stanislav Friedman, piano; and Nadav Lev guitar.

Guests interested in attending should contact Amanda Baumgart, 212.737.3337 or abaumgart@elem.org. Minimum donation is $100.


Dinners will take place in upscale residences across the NYC-metro area, including Manhattan, Westchester and northern New Jersey.


Another New York Cool Tip:

The Jon Faddis Quartet
Saturday, March 2nd
Brooklyn Conservatory

Jon Faddis is a complete and consummate musician – conductor,
composer,and educator. Marked by both intense integrity and humor,
Faddis earned accolades from his close friend and mentor John Birks
Gillespie, who declared of Faddis, “He’s the best ever, including me!”
Time Out New York praises Faddis as “the world’s greatest trumpeter
... brash soloistic logic and breathtaking technical acuity,” and Nat
Hentoff, in The Wall Street Journal, characterizes Faddis as “a
trumpet player of prodigious lyrical force.”

Featuring:
Jon Faddis, Leader and Trumpet
Renee Rosnes, Piano
Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Bass
Dion Parson, Drums

$25, $20 students/seniors; $15 standing room, $10 children under 10.
Two Concert Package: $40, $30 students/seniors; $20 standing room

Brooklyn Conservatory | 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY


 



March 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D
Thursday Feb. 28th. 8pm
Friday March 1st. 8pm
Saturday March 2nd. 8pm
Sunday March 3rd. 4pm
Friday March 8th. 8pm
Saturday March 9th. 8pm
Sunday March 10th. 4pm
Actors Fund Arts Center

See world class dance in downtown Brooklyn! Brooklyn Ballet's 2013 Season: In 4D features exciting collaborations between dance and digital art, ballet with hip hop, and extraordinary live music with dynamic dancing. Tracing Back, a dance/digital collaboration with NYC Resistors, with a score by French composers Louis and Francois Couperin and reveals an aspect of choreography an audience does not usually see: the floor pathways of the dancers as they travel in real time. The season also features a work in progress, Quilt, with London-based choreographer, Julia K. Gleich to music of J.S. Bach and contemporary composer V. Barkauskas. Quilt deconstructs hip-hop dance into its essential elements and contrasts those elements with balletic pointework. The third dance in the program is the world premiere of Lynn Parkerson's Spiders, Cooks and Mood Swings, a mixed movement mash-up in collaboration with Mike “Supreme” Fields, to Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite.

Tickets $25 / $15 for Students & Seniors. For advance purchase visit http://brooklynballetcompany.ticketleap.com/in4d/#view=list or call 718.246-0146.
Tickets on sale for 2013 Season: IN 4D!
Feb. 28 - March 10


Actors Fund Arts Center | 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
718-246-0146

 


 

 

February 28, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Eve Lesov @ Pianos
Thursday February 28th @ 8pm
Pianos


Eve Lesov is a project by Eve Lesov (singer-songwriter-pianist), Ricardo Rodriguez (bass) and Josh Schusterman (drums). Their compositions start with Eve and the piano, allowing for the band to unravel the beauty and intricacy of Eve's songs in thought-through, polished and moving arrangements. Eve's influences include but are not limited to Radiohead, Portishead, Bjork, Blonde Redhead, Tori Amos and Depeche Mode. Eve is also a fan of psychedelic trance, dub-step and pretty much any genre of music that is done tastefully. The artist applies her influences in her own music with a grace and skill of a composer, who is not there to settle for cliché chord changes and overused melodies. In her dramatic works the lyrics are profound, seasoned with a longing darkness, intriguing and piercing at the same time. In her entertaining pieces she is brilliantly witty and funny. Prepare to cry and laugh, because this band knows how to engage the audience. You can hear the band's music here: www.evelesov.com.

This event cover charge is $8 at the door.
The band's website is www.evelesov.com.
The venue website is www.pianosnyc.com.

Pianos | 158 Ludlow street, New York City – 212-505-3733


February 27, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE
and AMBASSADOR FRANÇOIS BARRAS,
CONSUL GENERAL OF SWITZERLAND IN NEW YORK
TO PRESENT SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION
“THREE TREES”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 - 6PM to 8PM
Production Runs March 23 - April 14, 2013
West End Theater


Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Tisa Chang, will introduce the cast and creative team of Three Trees, a world premiere production that explores Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti’s relationship with his muse, Japanese Existentialist Isaku Yanaihara. The special presentation will be at the residence of Ambassador François Barras, the Consul General of Switzerland in New York, from 6 to 8PM.
Remarks and presentation begin at 6:30PM, followed by a welcome from the Consul
General and excerpt from the show performed by cast members. The evening will conclude with a reception.

Three Trees, written by Alvin Eng, and directed by Ernest Abuba is set in Paris in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In addition to the relationship of Giacometti and Yanaihara, the show introduces Giacometti’s wife Annette and brother Diego over sculpting sessions in the artist’s studio, and explores art and the creative process.

The production will run March 23 - April 14, 2013 at the West End Theater (263 W 86th Street between Broadway and West End Ave).
Tickets: www.panasianrep.org.

West End Theater | (263 W 86th Street
Between Broadway and West End Ave).


 

February 26, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Keith Haring's Pop Shop Tokyo on View
January 29 through June 2, 2013
New-York Historical Society


In 1986, internationally famed artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) opened the Pop Shop—the ceiling of which is installed above the admissions area of the New-York Historical Society—at 292 Lafayette Street. Following the artist’s untimely death, the Keith Haring Foundation donated the ceiling of the Pop Shop to the New-York Historical Society, where the work, with its bold and lively design, now hovers above the admissions area. The New-York Historical Society is collaborating with the Keith Haring Foundation in installing a rotating display of Pop Shop Tokyo items and related materials in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. All objects on view in the rotating display will be on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation Archive.

In 1987, the success of the Pop Shop led Haring to collaborate on a Tokyo venue with his friends, Japanese film producer Kaz Kuzui and his American wife, film director Fran Rubel Kuzui (Tokyo Pop, 1988). The shop, located in the Aoyama neighborhood of Tokyo, was made out of two shipping containers welded together to form one large room. While the shop was conceived very much in the image of its New York counterpart, many of the products were created by Haring to mirror Japan’s cultural traditions. Haring did extensive design work in Tokyo; fans and kimonos were manufactured in Kyoto, and rice bowl templates were painted and then produced in Nagoya. With speed and virtuosity, Haring began painting the interior of the shop on Wednesday, January 27, 1988 and finished the next day. The paint was still tacky on Friday, January 29 when he oversaw the installation of the displays in time for a press preview that evening—exactly 25 years ago. On Saturday, January 30, Pop Shop Tokyo opened to the public. However, sales were disappointing, and Haring noted “there are just too many Haring fakes available all over Tokyo and, this time, they’re really well done.” The shop closed in the summer of 1988.

Items on display in this rotation include an illuminated paper lantern hand-painted by Haring, store merchandise designed by Haring such as a paper fan, ceramic rice bowls, stickers and bags, buttons and cards, and videos of Tokyo interviews with Haring as well as behind the scenes footage of Pop Shop Tokyo’s creation.

New-York Historical Society | 292 Lafayette Street




February 25, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Myth and Infrastructure By Miwa Matreyek
Monday February 25th. 7PM, 8PM & 9:15PM
CultureHub

Come join Miwa Matreyek at CultureHub for an intimate performance of her piece, Myth and Infrastructure. As the artist walks behind the screen, her shadow becomes an integral part of a fantastical world: She traverses oceanscapes, and cityscapes as she conjures dreamlike scenes with light and shadow. Run time 17 minutes.

Tickets Free. For more information or advance purchase visit http://culturehub.eventbrite.com/

CultureHub | 47 Great Jones Street, 3rd Floor


 

February 24, 2013


Son Jung Wan Fashion Show
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke


Just Published: Check out my story and Katherin Wermke's photographs of the Mercedes Benz Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Week Son Jung Wan Show.

New York Cool Tip:

Alacrity Project Presents a Monologue Jam Reprise
Sunday, February 24, 2012, 4pm-6pm
Arlene's Grocery Store

Lower East Side-based theater company, Alacrity Project will present a Monologue Jam Reprise at the popular venue, Arlene’s Grocery. Fifteen actors will perform monologues comprised of original pieces, excerpts from plays, television, and film. All of the actors will receive a top-quality video recording of their individual performances and the winners will have the opportunity to select from an array of prizes.

Tickets-$10.

For more information please visit: http://alacrityproject.com/

Arlene’s Grocery Store | 95 Stanton ST. NY, NY 10002


 

February 23, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE
Gala Extravaganza White Night III
A Moveable Performance Soiree
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7PM
Greenhouse

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its benefit gala White Night III on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 7-10:30pm at Greenhouse, 150 Varick Street, NYC. An exclusive VIP reception will take place from 6-7pm.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre present White Night III - a Movable Performance Soiree. This one-of-a-kind interactive event returns for a third year - this year at a new venue: Greenhouse on Varick Street. Reflecting the theme of Selwyn's new, developing choreographic work, It's a Game, guests will create their own experience for the eyes, ears, palate, and spirit with opportunities to gamble, play games, win prizes, and bid in a silent auction. Tickets include delicious cocktails and edibles, live music, ongoing dance performance, video installation, and playful opportunities to experience Notes in Motion's dance and yoga education programs in the NYC schools.

All proceeds support Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's Thirteenth Annual Performance Season and developing new work It's a Game. Tickets for White Night III are $100 (advance purchase recommended).

Patron tickets are $150 and Trailblazer Tickets are $250, and include access to the exclusive VIP reception from 6-7pm. Tickets may be purchased at http://whitenight3-estw.eventbrite.com. The required attire is black and white festive.

Greenhouse | 150 Varick Street


 

February 22, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
The Firebird
&
Bark! In The Park
February 23rd @ 1Pm
February 24
Florence Gould Hall

New York Theatre Ballet's (NYTB) 2012-2013 season will debut an all-new ballet, Bark! In The Park with choreography by Chase Brock of Broadway's hit Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, and story and music by Karen LeFrak paired with the perennial favorite Russian folk tale, The Firebird on February 23 & 24. Both productions will join Sleeping Beauty, Goose! and Peter & the Wolf in its series of perfect 1-hour ballets for kids and families.
Bark! In The Park follows two children as they travel through Central Park searching for their beloved lost dog. Dancing seals, secretive snow leopards and waddling penguins appear as you have never seen them before! Character driven, contemporary and vivid, this ballet will delight children as well as adults. From socialite sea lions to superhero squirrels, this is truly a treat that you won't want to miss!

Tickets are $36 for children and $41 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800.982.2787) or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office at 55 East 59th Street, New York City (for more information, contact Florence Gould Hall box office at 212.355.6160).
Group rates and special subscriptions are also available at www.nytb.org. Each
seat at the recently renovated Florence Gould Hall offers excellent viewing for audience members of all ages!


Tickets can be purchased online at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800.982.2787)


Florence Gould Hall | 55 East 59th Street

 


Another New York Cool Tip:

Prairie Empire with special guests Doug Keith and Jphono1
Friday Feb 22 8PM
Ars Nova

Musical marvels Prairie Empire (fronted by Brittain Ashford of Ars Nova's Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), Doug Keith and Jphono1 unite at the Nova to bring you the very best new music has to offer. Featuring rich, immersive instrumentation rooted in traditional folk and warm, Americana sounds.

Tickets $10. For tix and info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9753127

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St



February 21, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

EFA Project Space
Public Talk with Woo Jung Cho
Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm
EFA Project Space


Woo Jung Cho is the director of The Dream of the Audience, a film about Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, the NYC- based artist and author of the novel Dictée who met a tragic early death. Some clips of the film will be shown. This event is organized in conjunction with The Book Lovers currently on view at EFA Project Space. For more information on The Book Lovers and this event, please visit www.efanyc.org/the-book-lovers/

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts | 323 West 39 Street
New York, NY 10018
212.563.5855
www.efanyc.org
projectspace@efanyc.org


 

February 20, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert
Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 PM
The Cornelia Street Cafe

Repertoire for this Bel Esprit event will be Suite Medievale by
Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Pavane pour une infante defunte by Ravel,
Concerto for Five by Joseph Jongen, Quintette No. 1 by Jean Francaix and
Joseph Guy Ropartz’ Prelude, Marine and Chansons. Canta Libre performers
will be Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza , violin, Veronica
Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp.

Admission to the February 20 concert is $10, with a $10 minimum at the
table. For more information, call 212-989-2319 or visit
http://corneliastreetcafe.com/Performances.asp?sdate=2/20/2013&from_cal=0.

The Cornelia Street Cafe | 29 Cornelia Street in Manhattan


Another New York Cool Tip:

“Alyse Kenny Presents…It’s a Charity Thing” for the benefit of Help Is On The Way Today
Wednesday February 20 at 8pm
Gotham Comedy Club

Emmy-winning television producer and standup comedian, Alyse Kenny presents her monthly charity show at Gotham Comedy Club on Wednesday, February 20th. “Alyse Kenny Presents…It’s a Charity Thing” will benefit Help Is On the Way Today, a 501c3 non-profit that assists children and youth living with HIV/AIDS in the New York Metropolitan area. The stellar lineup of performers features MC Jimmy Failla, Eddie Sarfaty, Alyse Kenny, Harrison Greenbaum, Eric Neumann, and headliner, Judy Gold. There will be a raffle with the opportunity to win great prizes, with proceeds benefitting Help Is On the Way Today, founded by MAC Award winning producer, Joseph Macchia in 2005.

Tickets are $20 plus a 2 Drink Minimum. Call 212.367.9000 or go to http://tinyurl.com/9wrde48 for tickets and more information.

Gotham Comedy Club | 208 West 23rd St., (7th and 8th Avenues)


 

February 19, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

UNCHARTED 2013: Kickoff Concert!
Tuesday Feb 19. 8PM
Ars Nova

Musical theater writing teams Julia Meinwald & Gordon Leary, Anna K. Jacobs & Michael R. Jackson, Charles Vincent Burwell & James D. Sasser, and Shaina Taub come together for one insanely awesome night of music from their songbooks, sung by some of the theater world's finest. Join Ars Nova in welcoming the founding members of the 2013 Uncharted group through this celebratory kickoff concert! Featuring performances by Zak Resnick, Courtney Wolfson, Shaina Taub, Jenny Stafford, Ally Bonino, Amy Linden, Elizabeth Carbonell, Krystina Alabado, Margo Selbert, Lauren Pritchard, Jacob Colin Cohen, Mike Brun, Jo Lampert, Kate Ferber, Grace McLean and Anjali Gudi.

Tickets $15. For tix and info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9749764

Ars Nova | 511 W 54th St


Another New York Cool Tip:

Theater Resources Unlimited
February Panel Singing a New Tune: Let’s Revitalize the Musical Theater Development Process
Tuesday, February 19th at 7:30pm
The Players Theatre

Panelists include Joe Calarco, Tiffani Gavin, Eric Goldman, Jamibeth Margolis, and Frank Ventura. Panel will explore musical theater development process. The panel will investigate how to revitalize musical theater development process, from labs and showcases to production, in order to make more room in the market for new voices and properties that may not be viewed as “commercial.” Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.


The Players Theatre | 115 MacDougal Street, NYC 10012




February 18, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

“World Beloved, A Blue Grass Mass.”
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Presidents' Day
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

Bluegrass 57@7

Nancy Menk, Guest Conductor
Barnett: World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass

Joseph Martin, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Joseph Martin

Pepper Choplin, Composer/Conductor
The Music of Pepper Choplin

Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International

Monroe Crossing, Guest Artists

Tickets: $20 - $100
On Sale Now!
Call CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-6500, or visit www.carnegiehall.org.

For more information on group sales and ticket packages, please contact BoxOffice@DCINY.org.

To Purchase Tickets Click Here: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/2/18/0700/PM/Distinguished-Concerts-International-New-York/

Carnegie Hall | 881 7th Avenue


 

February 17, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Hamish Linklater's
THE VANDAL
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin January 18, 2012
Opens January 31, 2012
Through March 3, 2013
The Flea

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater. The play will star Holly Hunter, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins, with direction by Jim Simpson, The Flea’s founder and Artistic Director. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins previews January 18 with opening slated for January 31.

Set in Kingston, New York, THE VANDAL is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm.

Says Simpson, “Most of us know Hamish as being one of his generations most gifted and wonderful stage actors. It was such a surprise to discover that he is also a new playwright of great promise.” Adds Linklater, “I'm beyond thrilled that The Flea and Jim (Simpson) have given me this opportunity.”

The design team features David M. Barber (Set Designer), Brian Aldous (Lighting Designer), and Claudia Brown (Costume Designer).

Tickets start at $45, and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.



 

February 16, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Jacques Rivette and Marilù Parolini's
L’Amour Fou
February 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7pm,
February 17, 24, March 3 at 3pm.
The Brick Theater

L’Amour Fou is a multimedia art-installation/performance event based on Jacques Rivette’s 1969 film L’Amour Fou. Actors are rehearsing a 17th century play. A marriage is ending… The parallel between art and life creates an intrinsically complex narrative where elements of theatre and film interact as reality slowly decomposes and reveals that fiction might just be what is true, after all. An intricate set up of live video feed and projections create an environmental theatrical experience that deconstructs perception. A complex layering involving film and theater language searches for new forms of storytelling and ways of portraying intimacy. After their Rivette adaptation But the Next Morning performed last July in a storefront in Bushwick as part of the 2012 undergroundzero festival, the members of Dangerous Ground and director Doris Mirescu continue their exploration of French filmmaker Jacques Rivette’s world. Theater and film mix in an ever-challenging, multi-layered, self-reflexive reality/non-reality. L’Amour Fou is the first segment of a Jacques Rivette trilogy presented by The Brick. Followed by Céline and Julie Go Boating and ending with Rivette’s 1971 12-hour-long masterpiece, Out 1, 3 by Rivette is a year-long epic multimedia adventure that experiments with time, decomposition, politics, love, poetry, and the longing for revolution.

Conceived, designed and directed by Doris Mirescu

All tickets: $18. All tickets available at www.bricktheater.com or by calling OvationTix (212-352-3101)

The Brick | 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Another New York Cool Tip:

My Mom Is Trying To Ruin My Life
Saturday at 12pm & 3pm
Sunday at 12pm
Monday at 12pm, 3pm, & 7pm
Saturday February 16 - Sunday March 10 2013
Workshop Theater Company

If Emma’s mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter’s life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn’t be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face. Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life? Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. My Mom Is Trying To Ruin My Life brings together an Emmy award winning music team, an acclaimed children's book author and some of Broadway's finest young artists who are bringing literacy to life for children of all ages!

More information available at: www.workshoptheater.org

Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors
Online: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/920342
By Phone: 866-811-4111

Workshop Theater Company | 312 West 36th Street - 4th Floor


 

February 15, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Monica Hunken's
Blondie of Arabia
Fri, Feb 15 & Sat, Feb 16 @ 8PM—9pm
Culture Project

Two weeks before Christmas and moments before the Arab Spring, Monica flew into the heart of the Persian Gulf to work a catering job at a royal wedding party and ended up biking across three countries in the Middle East. Alone. This play chronicles the true story of her desert odyssey. Watch the broke, blonde American swerve her bicycle through close encounters with military capture, sex tourism, Gulf royalty, three wedding parties and near death.

For more information visit http://cultureproject.org/current/blondie/

Tickets $18. To reserve tickets visit www.cultureproject.org or call 866-811-4111.

Culture Project |45 Bleecker Street? (at Lafayette St)


 

February 14, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party
A Hot Evening of Music, Dance, Food & Entertainment
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 7:00 pm
Edison Ballroom

Career Transition For Dancers and Complexions Contemporary Ballet present WINTER HEAT Latin Dance Party on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 Street). Sponsored by Rolex, the Valentine’s Day benefit includes cocktails & hors d’oeuvers, three-course sit-down dinner, open bar and dancing to the sounds of Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band, and a special performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet. There will also be a Latin dance lesson. Eight years ago, the two organizations joined together to present a special Benefit Dinner that supports the multifaceted life span of dancers. Whether performing, creating choreography, starting a business, or leaving the dance world all together, the goals are to raise funds to ensure positive futures for these talented artists. The dress code is ‘WHATEVER MAKES YOU DANCE’. It will be a fun-filled evening of Latin entertainment that will capture the glamour of a sophisticated Manhattan supper club, a beautiful dance floor, food and drink to warm up the winter night.

The Benefit Chairs are Janice Becker, Kelly DeMarco, Desmond Richardson and Maria Yang. Honorary Chairs are Carmen DeLavallade, Sarita Allen. The Benefit Committee members are American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO, Philippe Burke, Emily Chen, Alexander J. Dube, Fe Saracino Fendi, Fabrice Herrault, Nancy MacMillan, Kathleen Moore, Maria Palmese, Esq, Susan Wicht, and Misty Widelitz (in formation).

Tickets at $300 for open seating (open bar, dinner, dancing & entertainment) and $500 Benefactor premiere seating. Rolex Watch, U.S.A. is the Presenting Sponsor. Special Angel premiere tables for 12 close to the dance floor are $5,000; Champion preferred seating for 10 is $3,000. For information please call 212 764 0172 x226.


Edison Ballroom | 240 West 47 Street


 

February 12, 2013


Backstage at Son Jung Wan
February 20131 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke


Monica Chiang Fashion Presentation
February 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Photo Credit Katherin Wermke

Mercedes Benz Fall 2013 Fashion Week is in full swing and photographer Katherin Wermke and writer Wendy R Williams are hitting the tents in pursuit of the next hot thing. Check back for coverage of the shows.


 

New York Cool Tip:

The Flea Theater Announces the Extension of
THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater
Now through March 3
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin January 18, 2012
The Flea

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater. The play will star Holly Hunter, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins, with direction by Jim Simpson, The Flea’s founder and Artistic Director. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins previews January 18 with opening slated for January 31.

Set in Kingston, New York, THE VANDAL is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm.

Says Simpson, “Most of us know Hamish as being one of his generations most gifted and wonderful stage actors. It was such a surprise to discover that he is also a new playwright of great promise.” Adds Linklater, “I'm beyond thrilled that The Flea and Jim (Simpson) have given me this opportunity.”

The design team features David M. Barber (Set Designer), Brian Aldous (Lighting Designer), and Claudia Brown (Costume Designer).

Tickets start at $45, and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.



February 11, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

HAMLET
Monday & Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin February 8
Opens February 17th
February 8 - April 7
Access Theatre


Bedlam follows up it's critically acclaimed revival of Shaw’s Saint Joan (named 2012's Best Revival of A Play by The Wall Street Journal and called "a production to be treasured" by The New York Times) with HAMLET. In this bold, environmental staging directed by Eric Tucker, Shakespeare's classic drama is performed by an ensemble of only four actors. Previews for this limited run Off-Broadway engagement begin February 8th at Access Theatre with opening night set for Sunday, February 17th.

Set in Denmark, HAMLET dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle for murdering his father, marrying his mother, and succeeding to the throne. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness as it explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

The cast of HAMLET reunites all four actors who earned critical praise for Saint Joan: Andrus Nichols, Tom O’Keefe, Ted Lewis, and Eric Tucker. The production team includes Heather Arnson (stage manager) and Samantha Steinmetz (assistant stage manager).

Tickets are $30 available at 866-811-4111 or www.theatreBEDLAM.org.

Access Theatre | 380 Broadway at White Street
Three blocks south of Canal


 

February 10, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Neil Koenigsberg's
"Off the King's Road"
Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sun. Feb.10 at 3:00 PM
Feb. 12-23: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 3:00 PM.
February 9 to 23, 2013
Theater for the New City

"Off the King's Road" is the first full-length theater production in New York for emerging playwright Neil Koenigsberg, who is well-known in the Hollywood community as a veteran publicist, producer and personal talent manager.
In the play, an elderly American businessman retreats to his beloved London for a respite in a small hotel in Chelsea, off the King's Road. His world turns upside down as his seven-day stay tumbles into an unexpected voyage of self discovery. Stefanie Sertich directs a cast headed by Jack Davidson as the man.

$15 general admission, $10 seniors and students
Box office (212) 254-1109; www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (at Tenth Street)


 

February 9, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Cool Tip:

DISTORTED DIZNEE
Fridays at 10PM
Begins January 4, 2013
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Late Night Cult Hit Returns For Open-Ended Run DISTORTED DIZNEE with drag stars Dallas DuBois, Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura & Shenea DeDranke Begins January 4, 2013 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest (and Gayest) Place on Earth as Dallas DuBois presents a return engagement of DISTORTED DIZNEE. After a 3 month run this summer, this late night cult hit featuring drag stars Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Shenea DeDranke, and hostess Dallas DuBois begins an open-ended run January 4.

DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens take you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, catapulting you back to your childhood into a Magical Kingdom where dreams come true. This ever-evolving 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! This show is certain to offer a happy ending -- if you believe in fairies, that is!

Tickets are $15 (plus a $15 food/drink minimum). To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | Inside West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street).



Another New York Cool Tip:

Andrew Rathbun
Saturday February 9th. 8PM
Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall

Renowned composer and saxophonist Andrew Rathbun brings his large ensemble to Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open for a very special New York appearance.

Tickets $10. For more information or advance purchase visit www.connectionworks.org

Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall | 58 7th Avenue


 

February 8, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Beverly Orozco
The Newlyweds
Fri Feb 8th 8:00pm
Sat Feb 9th 8:00pm
Thurs Feb 14th 8:00pm
Sat Feb 16th 8:00pm
Oberia D Demsey Theater

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND THE ACCLAIMED OFF-BROADWAY PLAY RETURNS AND HEADS UPTOWN, STARRING BAD BOYS OF COMEDY COMEDIAN ROB STAPLETON!

Any idea what happens when two people pretending to be wealthy get
together and exchange vows only to find out they are both broke? Well "THE
NEWLYWEDS" is a romantic comedy about a couple that meet thinking the
other is rich and decide to quickly get married before their covers are
blown!

You are cordially invited to witness the nuptials in this hip & hilarious
comedy!! When Shaun Wilson hits rock bottom he decides the only way for
him to reach his goals is to find a Sugar Momma -- that's when he meets
Mallory Calderone, a live-in housekeeper for a billionaire, dressed up in
her bosses clothes she finally meets the man of her dreams who happens to
be a fast talking hustler pretending to be rich!

Will The Newlyweds be able to honor their vows through sickness and no
wealth? Watch as these two imposters take you on a roller coaster of love.

$30 in advance $35 at the door $15 for college students with valid ID $20
for Senior citizens $20 for groups of 10 or more
to purchase tickets go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/920491 or call
212-352-3101

Oberia D Demsey Theater | 127 West 127th Street | New York, NY 10027


 

February 7, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

New York Cool Tip:

Victoria Linchong's
"Big Flower Eater"
Thursdays to Saturdays at 8:00
Sundays at 3:00.
February 7 to 24, 2013
Theater for the New City


In past generations, women had status in Asian societies as shamans, but such mysticism is now frowned on in most modern Asian cultures. Still, the idea of powerful ancient matriarchies is magnetic for many Asian American women who grew up in traditional families. Victoria Linchong is like many Americans of immigrant parents who seek their roots but feel disconnected from their heritage. She was inspired by memories of her Taiwanese grandmother to create "Big Flower Eater," a whimsical collage of folktales, rituals, dance and historical texts. Performed by an ensemble of three Asian-American actresses, the play conjures the untold history of women in Asia through shamanism in three different cultures: Hmong, Taiwanese and Korean. It will be presented by Theater for the New City February 7 to 24.

Tickets are $12.
Box office (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net

Theater for the New City | 155 First Avenue (At E. Tenth Street)


 


Another New York Cool Tip:

LessonFace Launch Party
Thursday, Feb. 7th, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm
LessonFace Headquarters

LessonFace.com, an online music lesson company, is hosting a launch party at its Downtown Brooklyn headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 7th. All those interested in what's to come in music education are invited to stop by and check out our offices, play around on our platform with live demos from the talented teachers of LessonFace.com, and celebrate the future of online music lessons. For more info, including directions, please visit: https://www.lessonface.com/party. Instruments will be provided, but you're welcome to bring your own if you like.


The event is free, and you can learn more about LessonFace and online music lessons at https://www.lessonface.com.

LessonFace Headquarters | 325 Gold Street Ste. 503 Brooklyn, NY 11201


 

February 6, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Le Train Bleu Toy Stories Concert
Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 PM
DROM

Le Train Bleu, conducted by Ransom Wilson, will present Toy Stories.

The evening will feature the World Premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s Seven
Stories for soprano and eight instruments. The piece was composed to an
original text. The new work will be sung by soprano Mary Mackenzie.

Toy Stories explores mankind's endless variety of play and playthings.
The concert will also include Thomas Ades’ Living Toys, a journey
through the fantasies of a child, for 14 instruments, accompanied by a
new video by Adam Kendall, Matt Marks’ Sex Objects, a set of three songs
about unique characters and their intimate relationships with inanimate
objects, with vocal performances by Mary Mackenzie, Matt Marks, and Jeff
Gavett, and the World Premiere of Eric Nathan’s Toying, a virtuoso
exploration of the full range of possible sounds and techniques produced
by the trumpet, played by Le Train Bleu’s Hugo Moreno.

Tickets for the February 6 event are $15 to $35, and are available at
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/205653. For more information, call
212-777-1157 or visit http://www.dromnyc.com/.

DROM | 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th) in Manhattan


 

February 5, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

Hamish Linklater's
THE VANDAL
Tuesday - Saturday at 7pm
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Previews Begin January 18, 2012
Opens January 31, 2012
Through February 17, 2012
The Flea

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE VANDAL by Hamish Linklater. The play will star Holly Hunter, Zach Grenier and Noah Robbins, with direction by Jim Simpson, The Flea’s founder and Artistic Director. This limited Off-Broadway engagement begins previews January 18 with opening slated for January 31.

Set in Kingston, New York, THE VANDAL is a startling, funny and dark new play about a woman and a boy who meet at a bus stop on a cold night and the stories they tell to keep each other warm.

Says Simpson, “Most of us know Hamish as being one of his generations most gifted and wonderful stage actors. It was such a surprise to discover that he is also a new playwright of great promise.” Adds Linklater, “I'm beyond thrilled that The Flea and Jim (Simpson) have given me this opportunity.”

The design team features David M. Barber (Set Designer), Brian Aldous (Lighting Designer), and Claudia Brown (Costume Designer).

Tickets start at $45, and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.theflea.org.

The Flea | 41 White Street
Between Church and Broadway
Three blocks south of Canal
Close to the A/C/E, N/R/Q, 6, J/M/Z and 1 subway lines.



Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Theatre Ballet presents
Bark! In The Park
Bark! In The Park will have its gala premiere on February 5, 2013
El Museo del Barrio

Bark! In The Park follows two children as they travel through Central Park searching for their beloved lost dog. Dancing seals, secretive snow leopards and waddling penguins appear as you have never seen them before! Character driven, contemporary and vivid, this ballet will delight children as well as adults. From socialite sea lions to superhero squirrels, this is truly a treat that you won’t want to miss! Bark! In The Park will have its gala premiere on February 5, 2013 at El Museo del Barrio at 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Beginning at 5:00pm with a 30-minute performance, followed by a party with games, a child friendly buffet and dance lessons the evening will end by 7:00pm. For more information on the event and tickets, contact MK Event Studio at Mary@mkeventstudio.com or by phone at 203.298.4722. Performances will continue at New York City’s Florence Gould Hall on February 23 at 1:00pm with additional shows on February 24

Tickets are $36 for children and $41 for adults
Tickets can be purchased online at www.nytb.org, Ticketmaster (800.982.2787)


El Museo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue

 


 

 

February 4, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

A Contemporary Evening for Ralph
Monday, February 4, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, New York

A Concert Celebrating Ralph Kaminsky's Life and Commitment to New Music

PROGRAM
Gérard Grisey: Periodes (1974)
Argento Ensemble, Michel Galante, conductor
Giacinto Scelsi: Pranam II (1973)
Either/Or, Richard Carrick, conductor

Matthias Pintscher: Study IV for Treatise on the Veil (2009)
JACK Quartet

-Intermission-

Olga Neuwirth: Hooloomooloo (1997)
Talea Ensemble, Eduardo Leandro, conductor

Marc-André Dalbavie: Fantaisies (2008)
International Contemporary Ensemble
Michael Nicolas, cello, Cliff Colnot, conductor

Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)
Alarm Will Sound

A Contemporary Evening for Ralph, on Monday, February 4, 2013, 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall, marks the first time these groups - Alarm Will Sound, Argento Ensemble, Either/Or, International Contemporary Ensemble, JACK Quartet and Talea Ensemble - have appeared in concert together. This joint concert celebrates Kaminsky’s life, who died last January. Along with his wife Hester Diamond, Kaminsky was a passionate supporter of New York’s new music scene, and widely respected by many composers, ensembles and fellow contemporary music lovers. The evening also marks the creation of the Ralph Kaminsky Fund for New Music, a new nonprofit designed to commission works from composers both emerging and established.


Tickets: $25 ($10 students/seniors*) available online, by phone or at Merkin Concert Hall box office, 129 W. 67th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. (*Student/senior tickets only available at box office or by phone 212-501-3330. Students must show ID.) Visit kaufman-center.org for more details.

Merkin Concert Hall | 129 W. 67th Street
Between Broadway and Amsterdam.


New York Cool Tip:

GISELLE WOLF
“JOURNEYS: A CELEBRATION”
JANUARY 17 & 18 @ 9:30pm
FEBRUARY 3 & 4 @ 9:30pm
METROPOLITAN ROOM

Giselle Wolf Journeys: A Celebration has been invited back for a Special Return Engagement at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC for the New Year. The additional performances are: Thursday, January 17th & Friday, January 18th as well as Sunday, February 3rd and Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 9:30 pm. The musical direction and arrangements for the trio are by Ron Abel, and it is directed and developed with Karen Ludwig.

The wonderful show includes songs from Leonard Bernstein, Jones & Schmidt, Jule Styne, Comden & Green and Lionel Bart as well as songs that are sung in French, Spanish, Italian and Yiddish. Life is not about reaching a destination; it’s about finding joy along the way. In Journeys: A Celebration, Giselle Wolf’s acclaimed performance of soulful singing and humorous life stories reveal that joy that draws one into an enchanting, witty and touching musical celebration.

There is a $20 cover charge and a 2-beverage minimum. For reservations please call (212) 206-0440 and on the web at www.metropolitanroom.com.

Metropolitan Room | 34 West 22nd Street





February 2, 2013

Another New York Cool Tip:

"Love Spell: 9th Annual Dance Benefit Showcase"
February 2, 2013
6:30pm - Reception serving hors d'oeuvres
7:00pm - Doors Open, 7:30pm Show begins
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium on the 4th floor of Kimmel Center

NYU NASHA will be presenting its 9th Annual Dance Showcase, "Love Spell," on February 2nd, 2013. NASHA is New York University's all-female, South Asian fusion dance team. In combining Indian Classical, Modern, Ballet, Lyrical, Folk, Bollywood, Jazz, and Hip-hop dance styles, the members of NASHA have the honor of sharing pieces that address a full spectrum of styles and seek to convey their identities as dancers and as South Asians in America. The showcase will be held in the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium located on the 4th floor of the Kimmel Center for Student Life. We will be serving hors d'oeuvres at a reception prior to the show at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm. In the past, we have raised over $15,000 for charities such as Polaris Project, Mercy Corps, Global Fund for Children, and Young Dancers in Repertory. This year we are donating all profits to Media 4 Humanity, a charity that fights against child trafficking in America. For more updates and information about who we are, please visit our blog: http://nyunasha.wordpress.com/ or our website: http://www.nyunasha.kk5.org. Also follow us on Twitter @NYUNasha and Like us on Facebook!

$7 for NYU students and $10 for non-NYU. Available at the door or at Ticket Central.

Eisner and Lubin Auditorium | 4th floor | Kimmel Center | 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10003



Another New York Cool Tip:

Living Single & Frasier Star Kim Coles Premieres Solo Comedy
OH BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!?
Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3 at 7:30pm.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Kim Coles, the hilarious star of hit TV shows Living Single, Frasier and In Living Color, will present the New York Premiere of her acclaimed one-woman show OH BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!?.? Written and performed by Kim Coles and directed by Scotch Ellis Loring, this limited engagement will be presented for three performances only, February 1 - 3 at The Laurie Beechman Theater at West Bank Café.

OH BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!? chronicles the ebb and flow of Kim Cole's showbiz rise with Hollywood-insider stories, multi-media features and even an interpretive dance number! After Fox’s groundbreaking hit comedy Living Single got cancelled, Kim realized that nothing compares to the free food, personalized parking space, and sweet perks of showbiz success. As pilot seasons came and went and residual checks all got spent, she had to breakdown in order to break through and find true meaning beyond the glitz and glam of the red carpet. ?With her signature sass and smile and irrepressible, goofy charm, Kim presents a side-splitting show that will make you laugh and inspire you, too.

Tickets are $22 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

The Laurie Beechman Theater | West Bank Cafe | 407 West 42nd Street
At Ninth Avenue
Accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2 & 3 trains at 42nd Street).

 




Another New York Cool Tip:

New York Cool Tip: AZUL DANCE THEATRE
February 2 at 8:30 PM & February 3 at 2:30 PM
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance

Yuki Hasegawa presents her Azul Dance Theatre in a program of premieres by Ms. Hasegawa and guest choreographers Kanako Yokoto and Taiwanese twin sisters Hsiao-Ting and Hsiao-Wei Shieh. The company of 14 dancers will be joined by cellist Serafim Smigelskiy, and the Pre-Show Multimedia Installation is by Purring Tiger. A highlight of the program is Yuki's "Mugen," a group work based on folk and traditional Japanese dance, elaborately costumed and utilizing swordplay, fans, and umbrellas.

Tickets; $20; $15 for students/seniors
Rresevations: 212.505.0886

Capezio Theater at Peridance | 126 E 13th St. (bet. 3rd & 4th Avenues)


 

February 1, 2013

New York Cool Tip:

'PASSING THE TORCH: The Legacy of Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow"
Friday February 1st, 1:30-3 PM
Francesca Beale Theater


The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Assn. present 'PASSING THE TORCH: The Legacy of Jose Limon and Anna Sokolow." As modern dance masters Limon and Sokolow become historical figures, how do their choreographic visions continue to survive and thrive? Event features video excerpts and panel discussion with Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director of the Limon Dance Company; Jim May, Artistic Director of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble; and solo dance artist Deborah Zall. Moderator is Joan Finkelstein, Director of Dance for the NYC Department of Education.

Tickets: $13; $9 for students/seniors
www.dancefilms.org


Francesca Beale Theater | 144 West 65th Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam)




Another New York Cool Tip:

Dance Beats of Korea
Wed, January 30th 7pm; Thu, January 31th 7pm; Fri, February 1st 7pm
Gallery Korea at Korean Cultural Service New York


The Korean Cultural Service NY (KCSNY) presents “Dance Beats of Korea,” a three-part dance showcase, each slotted for the evenings of Jan 30, Jan 31 and Feb 1 respectively at Gallery Korea inside the Korean Cultural Service NY. A fascinating combination of the soulfully traditional and the dynamically modern, “Dance Beats of Korea” marks the KCSNY’s first event of the year. The event is comprised of three dynamic dance programs that feature a modern, multidisciplinary take on traditional Korean dance. On Wednesday, January 30th, Hee Ra Yoo and dancers will give a finely tuned performance titled “Glass Ceiling”. In it dancers interact with space and with one another in a manner that seems to defy the laws of physics; they roam and turn and vault as if the gravitational pull had gone all but topsy-turvy. The deftly composed and executed choreography reflects the anguish Ms. Yoo experienced as she struggled to navigate various social hurdles besetting her life as an immigrant and also as she grappled with more-personal woes and limitations. On Thursday, January 31th, NARU, founded in 2007 in New York City and boasting some remarkably versatile and youthful performing artists, will present “Movement in Time,” a two-part dance and music galore skillfully juxtaposing the traditional and the contemporary. And on Friday, February 1st, the Song Hee Lee Dance Company will present “Tradition & Beyond.” It is a rich collaborative performance in which unique choreography that is equal measure folksy and modern, Korean and Western, is accompanied by ambient world music. For more information, please visit: www.koreanculture.org.

Admissions to all the above concerts are free, but an RSVP is required. To reserve a seat, please visit the website of KCSNY at www.koreanculture.org.

Gallery Korea at Korean Cultural Service New York
460 Park Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022


 

Another New York Cool Tip:

Wayne Shorter Quartet and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Friday February 1. 8pm-10pm
Carnegie Hall

In the year that jazz legend Wayne Shorter turns eighty, Orpheus turns forty. Both are in top form and are collaborating on Shorter’s original compositions: Pegasus, The Three Marias, and Prometheus Unbound. A self-governing organization, the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs diverse orchestral repertoire using chamber-music ensemble techniques. By performing without a conductor and integrating musicians into virtually every facet of the group, Orpheus empowers its members and infuses performances with unparalleled energy. Wayne Shorter is one of the most influential saxophonists and composers in the pantheon of modern music, let alone jazz. Shorter has been regarded as a pioneer since his emergence in the 1950s. His trajectory has restlessly embodied continual exploration and unencumbered momentum. Tom Moon of NPR has noted, “At a time when most musicians are content to collect the lifetime-achievement awards and honorary degrees, Shorter is creating not just some of the most intense music of his career but some of the most intense improvised music available.” Shorter’s long-running quartet includes pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade.

Tickets start at $29. For more information visit: http://www.orpheusnyc.com/ To buy tickets online visit: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/2/1/0800/PM/Orpheus-Chamber-Orchestra/ or call the Carnegie Hall box office at (212) 247-7800

Carnegie Hall | 881 7th Avenue (at 57th Street)


 


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