Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment

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Best Immersive Theatrical Production: Sleep No More 530 W. 27th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.) www.sleepnomorenyc.com Voyeuristic thrills. Venetian carnival masks. Wicked murderesses in bloodstained bathtubs. And that’s just the froth of the witch’s brew that Punchdrunk is serving up with Sleep No More, a Macbeth-inspired participatory theater experience that’s like nothing you would [&hellip
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The New SONiC Youth

Written by Anna Margaret Hollyman on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Music, News Our Town Downtown

A new music festival for the under 40 takes over Manhattan If the words “composer” and “orchestra” conjure up images of stodgy concert halls replete with white-gloved conductors in tails and orchestra pits full of faceless musicians in black formal wear, this year’s SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) Music Festival will be sure to [&hellip
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RECollection, volume 1: a new view on collaboration from Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Books, Film, Music, Technology

RECollection, volume 1, the first “tactile experience” from hitRECord.org, the web-based collaborative production company founded by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was released on Tuesday. If it’s not immediately obvious to you what a “web-based collaborative production company” is, or what a “tactile experience” is, allow me to explain. A “tactile experience” is a book, CD and [&hellip
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Lucinda Williams at Webster Hall

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

Lucinda Williams is like the Lotte Lenya of country music. She’ll rasp along melodically enough, and then suddenly snatch a note out of thin air, massage it with vibrato, and the song becomes heartbreaking despite its head-nodding beat. Her husky contralto wraps around her songs about Southern life, heartbreak and, less frequently, optimism as if [&hellip
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Summer Guide 2010: Music

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SummerStage SummerStage turns 25 this year, and like any true twentysomething it’s going all out to celebrate, as the Central Park summer staple expands to all five boroughs. See free shows from The xx, St. Vincent, Public Enemy and Jay Electronica, while others from Pavement, The Flaming Lips and Hot Chips will cost you. June [&hellip
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No Wallflower: Symphony Space’s Laura Kaminsky

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By Bonnie Rosenberg Symphony Space is known for presenting music marathons that are unforgettable for any culture vulture. May 15, the 12-hour “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall” will include world and U.S. premieres, along with rare works by world-renowned and emerging composers from the Soviet Union and Communist-era Eastern Europe. It’s the brainchild of [&hellip
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Lofts Ain’t What They Used to Be

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Time was a Manhattan jazz loft, a downbeat, drafty, dingy, semi-dangerous place, was where you might hear anything, meet anyone and afterward end up anywhere. That’s why you dropped by. Today the Manhattan jazz loft is different: renovated, formalized, upscale. But drift back to the Jazz Loft, a bohemian hangout in the flower district from [&hellip
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A MetroStar Is Born

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“I’m sweating my ass off,” Anne Steele murmurs in between slinging some cocktails on a tray. And you can’t blame her. The animated and whimsical 36-year-old blond is dressed in paint-spotted jeans and a black, low-cut top as she takes drink orders. While running to the bar to pick them up, she smears on the [&hellip
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Al Fresco Opera

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As the summer festival closest to Manhattan—it’s 45 minutes by car (traffic willing), train or bus—Caramoor is the place to go to hear wonderful music in an idyllic outdoor setting of gorgeously landscaped gardens. For the past dozen years, musicologist turned conductor Will Crutchfield has been leading the acclaimed Bel Canto at Caramoor series there, [&hellip
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