Broadway Vet Leads the Next Generation

Written by Helaina Hovitz on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Rema Webb uses her own Broadway experience to teach young singers and dancers When she’s not performing in Violet at the Roundabout Theater, 16-year Broadway veteran and Upper West Sider Rema Webb teaches little ones how it’s done. Her performing arts training program, On Broadway, goes beyond vocal training and dance, covering everything from auditioning, [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 11 The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu Lecture NYU, 239 Greene Street 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. Arguing that power and politics stand at the [&hellip
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Drawing From Life in New York

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Q&A Artist Nathan Pyle on standing at subway entrances, checking out at the 42nd St. Library, and navigating the city in crutches Nathan Pyle is sure to earn the respect of natives and newcomers alike with his first book, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette. In the cartoons he’s created, he hopes to teach transplants how [&hellip
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Out & About

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dining Our Town Downtown

April 4 The Paper Bag Players Workshop Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street 3:30 p.m., Free The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players.Each session will deal with the elements that [&hellip
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Gallery Hopping on Orchard Street

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Art galleries can be intimidating. Here, a guide to the Lower East Side for the uninitiated.   An ever-growing cluster of art galleries dominates the Lower East Side. But navigating a scene that can appear at once vast and exclusive can be daunting. But the artists represented in these mostly small galleries—some no larger than [&hellip
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Have Artistic Skills; Will Babysit

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Sitters Studio harnesses the creativity of working actors and artists to provide activity-centric childcare for busy New Yorkers Parenting and child development theories come and go, but one thing that remains consistent is the desire to encourage kids’ creativity, whether through art, music, dance or writing. Kristina Wilson founded the babysitting agency Sitters Studio based [&hellip
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Comedy is a Two-Way Street in New York City

Written by Angela Barbuti on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

Comedian Billy Eichner on Hell’s Kitchen, Parks and Recreation, and his Emmy nod The streets of New York are funnier with Billy Eichner on them. The Queens native employs a unique brand of comedy on his game show, “Billy on the Street,” in its third season on Fuse. Microphone in hand, the energetic comedian yells [&hellip
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Happy Birthday, Punk!

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

NYU celebrates punk’s 40th birthday with new video installation, panel conversation with punk pioneers West Village In 1980, a nightclub called Danceteria hired two video artists—and former public access television employees—to build a video installation at the music and dance mega-club on 37th Street. The artists, Emily Armstrong and Pat Ivers, converted the third floor [&hellip
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A Jewish Book-Mitzvah for a Muslim Tale of Healing

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

Co-authors Susan Shapiro and Kenan Trebincevic discuss their new book The Bosnia List Last Saturday night, over a hundred people gathered at the Greenwich Village physical therapy office of Kenan Trebincevic to share in a feast of Jewish and Bosnian food and toast the birth of a book he had written with Susan Shapiro, an [&hellip
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