Burlesquing Media: Mel Ramos’s Sexy Variations

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Mel Ramos, Giant Panda (1971) oil on canvas, 52x60 in. By Maureen Mullarkey It is when a cigar is not just a cigar that it is really fun. Mel Ramos understood that from the get-go. The playful, bawdy, brash retrospective selection at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery testifies to the gamesmanship that has made Ramos—and pop art, for all its flaws—so popular. In material and cultural terms, [&hellip
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Old Money and Young Dreams

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Coleescola-1 Petula Clark went “Downtown” and The Jeffersons moved on up, but there’s always cause for some commotion when modern cabaret stars boldly cross Manhattan’s equator, as they will in this month’s Downtown Series at Feinstein’s at The Regency. Nightlife promoter Daniel Nardicio has joined forces with Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions to curate a [&hellip
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Fresh Tracks Artists 2011: 2011-2012 Fresh Tracks Residency Showing

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Fri, May 25 at 6pm Please join us on Friday, May 25 at 6pm in the White Studio for an informal and in-process studio showing of ideas and concepts being explored during the Fresh Tracks creative residencies this year. The showing is followed by a reception.<br>The 2011-12 Fresh Track artists are Niv Acosta, Hadar Ahuvia, [&hellip
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John Jasperse: Fort Blossom Revisited (2000/2012)

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Wed. 5/9 — Sat. 5/12 at 7:30pm Pre-Show Talk May 9 at 6:30pm with Juliette Mapp Post-Show Talk May 11 Fort Blossom, choreographed and designed by Jasperse, is a 40-minute work that premiered in 2000 at The Kitchen with performers Miguel Gutierrez, John Jasperse, Parker Lutz, and Juliette Mapp. The work is being revisited and [&hellip
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That’s a TAKE

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Nichole Canuso Dance Company comes to 3LD By Susan Reiter Philadelphia has an active dance scene, but companies and artists from that nearby city rarely show their work in New York. One of its busier dancer-choreographers, Nichole Canuso, is coming to town this week with an installation piece entitled TAKES.  In this hour-long work, Canuso [&hellip
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Dancing Between Two Worlds

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By Julie Cohen Cuban-American  Choreographer returns home and brings back new piece  and dancers to the States In a lot of ways, dancer and choreographer Pedro Ruiz is the quintessential New Yorker. He’s spent decades on the arts scene A-list—21 years as the principal dancer at Ballet Hispanico, followed by teaching and choreographing gigs with [&hellip
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