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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Superbowl 2012: The Year of the Music-Savvy Commerical

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

SuperBowlCommercialsLeadRo Another Super bowl has come and gone with the Giants taking Lombardi home. Going off of last year’s record breaking notch of 111 million viewers, and America’s “just keep gettin’ better” mentality, it’s likely that an astronomical number of people sat down and tuned in last night. At least they better have. Advertisers were charged [&hellip
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The Beat of a New York Heart

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown, Music, Our Town Downtown

Every good love story deserves a soundtrack; here’s one tailor-made for New York City with blissful beginnings and happy endings. PJ Harvey, “Good Fortune” Taken from her New York-inspired album, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, Harvey practically gushes while name-checking Chinatown and Little Italy as unanticipated places of romantic discovery. Maxwell, “Gotta [&hellip
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Outside-In Annual Concert

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Each year the Brooklyn Phil’s Outside-In program (formerly called the Composer Mentorship Program) recruits exciting Brooklyn music-makers who work outside the classical music world, pairing them with renowned composer Randall Woolf, who will mentor them as they articulate their musical imaginations through orchestral instruments. This years composer fellows are Tim Fite, Charlie Looker and Natalie [&hellip
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Spirituals, Rags and Strings

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In 1892, H.T. Burleigh became one of the first African-American students admitted into the National Conservatory of Music in New York City. The spirituals he sang inspired the Conservatory’s visiting director, Antonín Dvorák, to write several masterpieces based on American themes, and to envision a rich and unique future for American music.nNow, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, [&hellip
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