Moves Like Morton

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

jazz Marcus Roberts sets his own rules Jazz musicians pushing beyond the standard deviations advance the art form, and pianist Marcus Roberts stands out among many excellent current keyboard players with a thrust all his own. Performing the 1920s classics of Jelly Roll Morton faithfully yet also revised at Jazz at Lincoln Center May 11 and [&hellip
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Summer is Coming: Summer Guide 2012

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Books, Breaking News, Eat & Drink, Film, Miscellaneous, Museums, Music, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, TV, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Summer_Cover.indd It’s still the early part of the season, the good part, when summer hours kick into effect (for the luckiest among us), before the tourist invasion starts and the city starts to heat up and emit that special odor that’s uniquely New York in August. There’s no better time to be in the city for [&hellip
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New York (Up)State of Mind

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

NY State Blues Fest The towns beyond New York City offer many reasons to escape for the weekend Onondaga County Summer Brewfest Summer is well-known among beer connoisseurs as the time to enjoy a fresh brew, and there is no better venue for this simple pleasure than the annual Summer Brewfest. The fest is held at Clinton Square in [&hellip
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Summer Guide to Music

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Healthy Manhattan, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Summer Stage RANDALL’s ISLAND Governors Ball This year’s version of the now-regular outdoor festival moves from its previous home on Governors Island to Randall’s Island but retains a strong lineup. Saturday has a dancey, up-tempo set of acts, including Passion Pit, Chromeo, James Murphy and indie rap stalwarts Atmosphere. Sunday slows things down with guitar soundtrack maestros [&hellip
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Summer Guide to Cultural Events

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

KEN GABRIELSEN/GETTY FOR CBRICHARD ELLIS DOWNTOWN Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit  Entering its 82nd season, the annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is one of those New York traditions that just never gets old. The art isn’t flagrantly modern, for the most part, but it doesn’t feel tired, either. The exhibitions run the gamut; the same block may feature landscape [&hellip
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Ten Live Show Scorchers

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Best Concert-Mynabirds By Robbie Ritacco Destroyer w/ Sophia Knapp In 2011, Destroyer (aka Daniel Bejar) released his ninth album. The understated Kaputt was a crowning achievement for Bejar, melding jazz and pop style with mournful lyrics and a rock ‘n’ roll ethos. Paired with Sophia Knapp’s eerie dream pop, (le) poisson rouge seems an appropriate locale to [&hellip
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Playlist for the Best of SXSW

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Music, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

Young Galaxy at SXSW All the cool kids are saying that South By South West is the new Coachella. Of course none of them are actually there. They’re saying that while smoking their cigarillos in Washington Square. “Shoulda gone man.” Then they relent and say, “Whatever, I guess LA isn’t that bad.” Don’t feel bad. We didn’t go either. [&hellip
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Playlist for Spring Fever

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, NY Press Exclusive

James Brown in 1973. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. For all you haters out there saying, “Man, I wish we had a little more winter this year. Like, where was the snow?” Shove it. The snow went away because it realized how much it sucked. Warm weather was like, “Hey bud, no hard feelings, but seriously, no one likes you. It’s awkward, but they [&hellip
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