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Friday, January 31 FOCUS! 2014: Alfred Schnittke’s World , Finale Concert Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 155 W 65th Street 8 p.m., Free Works include the New York premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem, Giya Kancheli’s And farewell goes out sighing… with Juilliard countertenor John Holiday and Juilliard violinist Ken Hamao, and the United States premiere [&hellip
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Friday, January 24 Vijay Iyer Trio/Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble with Ying Quartet The Allen Room, 10 Columbus Circle 7 p.m., $55+ These performances mark the second installment in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s A Side, B Side Series which spotlights two extraordinary contemporary artists over the course of one weekend. Iyer and Childs, each a [&hellip
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Upper West Side artist Peter Salwen paints what he knows best – the Upper West Side

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Twenty paintings by Salwen — almost all of them West Side scenes — are on view through the end of January at the New York Public Library, St. Agnes Branch, 444 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st-82nd streets. Salwen, who calls New York City “my favorite habitat,” studied fine art at the High School of Music & [&hellip
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NFL players tackle painting for Fine Arts Show

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As New York gets ready for the Super Bowl, the Harlem Fine Arts Show is preparing to celebrate NFL players — with an emphasis on their art. Based at Harlem’s historic Riverside Church complex, the Harlem Fine Arts Show opens on January 30 and will feature contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography reflecting the African diaspora. [&hellip
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Friday, January 17 Bill Frisell: The Bristol Sessions Broadway and 60th Street, The Allen Room 7/ 9 p.m., $45+ Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2013–14 Concert and Education Season which boasts a diverse range of artistry and embodies the concept “all jazz is modern.” jalc.org 20 Views of New York: Art Gallery New York Public Library, [&hellip
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Re “Mapping Crime on the West Side,” Dec. 19, 2013

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To the Editors: I think your ‘Mapping Crime’ and ’Central Park Crime’ stories had misguided headlines and tabloid overtones. The mapping crime article says crimes follow Broadway, especially near major cross streets. So, crime follows the majority of pedestrian traffic, which also happens to match the majority of commercial store locations. Since the majority of [&hellip
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Rosenthal Sworn In as West Side Councilmember

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On Sunday, January 5, Helen Rosenthal was joined by 500 supporters, friends, family members, politicians and now-constituents as she was sworn in as the Upper West Side’s city council member. Rosenthal succeeds Gale Brewer, who served in the seat for three terms and was elected as Manhattan borough president, and previously Ronnie Eldridge, who also [&hellip
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Friday, January 10 Ethics and the Theater 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West 7 p.m; $10 A reading of The Homecoming, by Harold Pinter. A young man brings his wife home to meet the family. Harold Pinter turns this stock sitcom situation into a searing, brutally funny drama. His characters flay one another [&hellip
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Snow Day in New York

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Last week’s snow storm in the city drew us to this undated photo, taken at the Bloomingdale Reformed Dutch Church, West 68th Street and Broadway. The hearse parked out front was for the funeral of a “Mrs. Gilbert.” Photo courtesy of the George P. Hall & Son photograph collection, ca. 1876-1914, the New-York Historical Society
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