Classical Concerts Wednesday 5/16 TRIBUTE TO JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL Ode …

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TRIBUTE TO JEAN-PIERRE RAMPAL Ode to late flutist incl. masterpieces of chamber music performed by mixed ensemble; Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th St. (5th Ave.), 212-734-2130; 7:30, $15.   Thursday 5/17 ELECTRONIC INTERPRETATIONS Thomas Buckner performs "world music" coinciding debuts of Mari Kimura, Alvin Lucier, Leo Smith, Blue Gene Tyranny, Noah Creshevsky & David Wessel; [&hellip
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The Harder They Come: How Did Curators Rise to Such an Exalted Place in the Art World?

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Few roles in the art world command as much power and prestige today as that of the global curator. Virtually unchallenged powerbrokers and tastemakers, curators spin big-time international contacts and frequent-flyer miles into an endless number of grandiose, important-seeming phenomena. Proliferating mega-museum-exhibitions, biennials and, more recently, curated "book-xhibitions" are all testaments to their rapidly growing [&hellip
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SKITS & IMPROV BLOCK THIS KICK Comedy variety …

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Comedy variety show w/changing theme, "Puzzles & Words" feat. stories about math problems, word puzzles & drinking games; Barrio, 99 Stanton St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 212-533-9212; Tues. at 8, $5 contrib.   BON BOCK Three one-act plays deal w/drink, drugs & self destruction. Put on your happy face; The Red Room, 85 E. [&hellip
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Dr. Ogata’s International Danger Spots; Squeezebox Goodbye Parties; GBH Comes to CentroFly, Satanicide to Brownies; New Yorker Fest

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For example, over in Sri Lanka, the government has agreed to a tenuous cease-fire with a group of separatists called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, who claim ownership of the northern Jaffna Peninsula. The two sides have been fighting for 18 years, with the government of Norway trying to settle things on behalf of [&hellip
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Clubs & Lounges ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. …

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9 Great Jones St. (betw. B’way & Lafayette St.), 212-604-4224. See also "Rock ’n’ Roll." MON: KONKRETE JUNGLE: NY’s longest running drum ’n’ bass party–regular DJs incl. Cassien, Del Mar, SoulSlinger, Swingsett & Odi, plus guests; 10:30, $10.   ANGEL 174 Orchard St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 212-780-0313. No cover. WEDS: ROCK ’N’ ROLL [&hellip
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Striporama Preserves the Roots of Pop Pornography; A Knight’s Tale Mixes Period Comedy with Smirky Postmodernism

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Two burlesque comics (Jack Diamond and Mandy Price way past their prime) perform moldy shtick on a stagy set (resembling an SRO, it’s virtually a projection of lonely old men’s seedy private worlds). After some rickety routines and cornball jokes, the men don pajamas and climb in bed together, putting a pin-up poster under their [&hellip
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STAND-UP COMEDY BAR B 188 Allen St. (Houston St.), …

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188 Allen St. (Houston St.), 212-353-7769. MON: Clara Bijl "the French" hosts a night of local stand-up, 9, no cover.   BOSTON COMEDY CLUB 82 W. 3rd St. (betw. Thompson & Sullivan Sts.), 212-477-1000. WEDS & THURS: Brian Scolaro, Kevin Hart, Warren Holstein, Judah Friedlander, Russ Meneve, 9:30, $8 & 1 drink min. FRI & [&hellip
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Doubting, or Taking Delight in, Douglas Davis; Still Missing Kalb; Heywood Jablome and Mike Hunt; Cockburn and Kerrey; MUGGER and Maureen and Conason, Too; More

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> Re: Douglas Davis’ "Soho: The Afterlife" (5/9). Oh, please! Am I supposed to imagine a world divided between artists and capitalists? Does Mr. Davis think he could have paid the rent without those capitalists who bought his art? Does he somehow imagine that in our postindustrial, hypercapitalist age, there is such a thing as [&hellip
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