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City Week: May 21–May 27

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Friday, May 21 Artists in the Kitchen—Hell’s Kitchen Artist in Studio Tours (HK: ArtiST) offers self-guided tours featuring artists and performers in places like their homes, studios, galleries and theaters. Participating artists include those with well-established careers as well as those who are just emerging in the art world. Through May 23. Visit www.artistsinthekitchen.com for [&hellip
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City Week: May 21–May 27

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Friday, May 21 Artists in the Kitchen's Hell"s Kitchen Artist in Studio Tours (HK: ArtiST) offers self-guided tours featuring artists and performers in places like their homes, studios, galleries and theaters. Participating artists include those with well-established careers as well as those who are just emerging in the art world. Through May 23. Visit www.artistsinthekitchen.com [&hellip
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The Real Housewives of Brooklyn

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By Deirdre Donovan When a play has so moving and complete an effect on audiences as Alan Brody’s Housewives of Mannheim, now at the 59E59 Theaters, news spreads fast. Many people have already seen this charming play when it was staged last year by the New Jersey Rep Company at Long Branch. Housewives, which is [&hellip
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Renter Makes a Stand

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The New York Times City Room blog today highlights a vanishing New York institution: unbelievable cheap rent controlled apartments. One such low-renter, John Burke, currently pays $288 a month for his studio at 218 E. 84th St., and is fighting his landlord to maintain that rate
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R&B Star John Legend Sings for Saujani

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By Dan Rivoli R&B superstar John Legend will perform at a  private fundraiser for Reshma Saujani, Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s primary challenger, June 3. In a letter to her supporters, Saujani is raising money from the event by offering a chance to win tickets by donating $14 (she is running in New York’s 14th Congressional District) [&hellip
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Sounds of SummerStage: Central Park Concert Series turns 25

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SummerStage, the Central Park outdoor series, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by throwing concerts in all five boroughs. cityArts has a history of the seminal concert series as well as a recap of some of its most unforgettable shows including Celia Cruz’s final live performance, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys and the New York [&hellip
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Sparrows Signal New Home

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When nature is sparse, street signs and schoolyards make the perfect nest—at least on the Upper West Side. A family of house sparrows has joined the latest slew of animals to find shelter in the neighborhood
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