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Melillo Enables Artists and Audiences at BAM

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josephv Melillo enables artists and audiences By Elena Oumano Responsive and initiating in just the right proportions, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), at 38 Lafayette Ave. in Fort Greene, seems inextricably linked to its home borough, with BAM’s offerings—all the performing arts, cinema, a café, even hosting Memorial Day weekend’s sprawling outdoor African bazaar—radiating and [&hellip
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Barbarian Art Mocks Religion At DC Moore Gallery

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barbarian-art Barbarian art mocks religion By Maureen Malarkey Is religion the new pornography? DC Moore Gallery, pitching its group exhibition of “American (ir)religiosity” in the exhibition Beasts of Revelation, hopes so. Censorship battles over sexually explicit imagery have been won. That old X-rated thrill is gone. Nowadays, organs and orifices are as transgressive as your parish [&hellip
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Romula Larrea Show Off the Tango Revolution

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romulo-larrea-ensemble-300x263 By JUDY GELMAN MYERS Despite the popular image of the tango as a dance performed by stiff-necked couples dressed in tails and chiffon jerking their heads about like lizards, tango as an artform issued forth from the poor urban districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the end of the 19th century, forged by working-class European [&hellip
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With Catlike Tread: Tap Dancer Jason Samuels Smith at the Joyce Theater

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jason-samuels-smith-at-the-joyce (2) by VALERIE GLADSTONE Jason Samuels Smith electrifies the stage with the grace and fierceness of a cat. The heir of Gregory Hines, he pushes the boundaries of tap, with a sure grasp of its history and potential. Only 31, Smith has already won numerous awards, including the 2009 Dance Magazine Award, an Emmy for a television [&hellip
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Monologues and Madness: Tulis McCall’s No-Pressure Cabaret

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tulis by ELENA OUMANO In the midst of the overpriced, dull landscape that has become Greenwich Village stands the Cornelia Street Café, a survivor from an earlier era when audiences discovered young Bob Dylans and Maya Angelous. Monologues and Madness, a monthly event in the Café’s basement, restores that now-rare glow of discovery. Founded and hosted by [&hellip
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Poster Art Goes Mobile

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london-transit-woman-204x300 by CAROLINE BIRENBAUM A terrific selection of original artwork for posters commissioned by the London Underground and its successor London Transport, is on exhibit at the NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex in Grand Central Station through July 8. Never before shown in the U.S., the works are on loan from the venerable London Transport Museum, whose [&hellip
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Moshe Givati puts Equus on Canvas

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equus-300x300 By Michaela Hirsch Peter Shaffer’s 1974 Broadway Play, Equus, sparked within Israeli artist Moshe Givati memories of moving to Israel from Romania in the midst of World War II. Unable to speak Hebrew, at the age of five, Givati turned to painting as his only means of expression. Givati often painted horses, whose power and [&hellip
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Oliver Stone’s New Media Experiment: Savages

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savages-new-clip-300x300-1 By John Demetry for City Arts First Penn Jillette’s passionate and principled radio attack on the racism and classism of Obama’s War on Drugs went viral, bringing politics to YouTube. Now, Oliver Stone uses the internet platform to bring art to advertising for Savages, his new dramatic film about marijuana trafficking opening July 6. Art [&hellip
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The CityArts Interview: Mathieu Demy

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CA-Interview mathieu.demy Americano Out of Paris The son of the late French filmmaker Jacques Demy (Lola, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and his formerly estranged wife Agnes Varda (Far from Vietnam, The Gleaners and I), Mathieu Demy sees his first directorial feature Americano as a riposte to his mother’s 1981 film Documenteur: An Emotion Picture. One of Varda’s [&hellip
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Legendary Russian Dancers Featured In “Treasures Of The Russian Ballet”

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legacy Bolshoi and Kirov vitality preserved  Legendary Russian dancers show why they are legends in the new DVD Treasures of the Russian Ballet (ICA Classics/Naxos). It contains performances by Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet and (then) Leningrad’s Kirov filmed by the BBC in London from 1956 to 1963, some on stage, some in the television studio. The longest excerpt in [&hellip
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