Debutante Debut

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

A coming of age tale gets the theatrical treatment   Upper West Side Playwright Ryann Weir and director Annie Tippe have an obsession with powerful women and female ensemble casts. Now their obsession takes center stage. Their original play “DEBUTANTE.” debuts on April 23 at Goddard Riverside Community Center’s Bernie Wohl Center, thanks in part [&hellip
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Three Sisters Open New Cafe

Written by Lauren Rothman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Dining Our Town, Dining West Side Spirit

The newly opened 80 Riverside Cafe features homemade baked goods and coffee Upper West Side The neighborhood has a new option for coffee and pastries. 80 Riverside Café opened on the corner of Riverside Drive and 80th Street just three weeks ago and serves a selection of home-baked cookies, croissants, and scones, as well as [&hellip
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Camp Gourmet

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

Sharing the message about healthy eating Viki Kappel Spain, M.Ed. is an all-agency camp food service consultant and an active member in the American Camp Association. She cooks, trains, and does consulting work for camps all over the U.S., and has been cooking in the camp industry since 1985. She answers questions about nutrition and [&hellip
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Breathing Life Into Music

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

Upper East Sider Chloe Temtchine on singing in church, Steve Martin, and being brave New York City is the place where Chloe Temtchine first heard the music that made her want to become a singer. It is also where she received her first standing ovation. That recognition was even more special because it came after [&hellip
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For Matilda’s director, rats at $15,000-a-month

Written by Philip Boroff on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit

Broadway director Matthew Warchus found himself living with rodents, maggots and bedbugs in his pricey West End Avenue rental Upper West Side On April 11 of last year, the musical “Matilda” opened to some of the best reviews of the Broadway season. But any celebration at the $15,000-a-month Upper West Side brownstone that the show’s [&hellip
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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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Art To The Masses

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Before he was accustomed to wearing a suit every day, Ian Wardropper fondly remembers spending hours studying at the Frick Art Reference Library during his earliest years as an art history graduate student at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. Since being appointed museum director in of the Frick Museum in 2011, Wardropper [&hellip
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Family Fun at Film Forum

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

Movies Long-standing movie theater kicks off fifth season of children’s programming Soho When a longtime financial supporter of nonprofit movie house Film Forum expressed concern about the city’s lack of movie programming for children, Karen Cooper, director of the Houston Street cinema, approached Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum’s director of repertory programming, about putting together a [&hellip
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