Bringing Opera to the Masses

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Music West Side resident Jane Marsh draws on her prestigious background as an opera singer in her job at the Met Jane Marsh has showcased her contagious enthusiasm and unquestionable talent to every major stage and opera around the world. The West Side resident is the artistic and program consultant at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, [&hellip
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Classical Music, Cafe-Style

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Cabaret Classical Tiny Caffe Vivaldi offers crowdsourced classical concerts West Village This month and next, little Caffe Vivaldi in the West Village will join the ranks of institutions like Carnegie Hall as a place to hear great classical music. Why? Because a husband and wife team likes to throw intimate birthday parties and celebrations for [&hellip
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A Thousand and One Points of Light

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

Winter’s Tale and Invisible contrast the visual art of cinema Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel’s lighting in Winter’s Tale is only not banal when Deschanel illustrates the film’s sub-theme (that everything in life is connected by light) and shows refracted sunlight bouncing through a room off a cache of jewels fondled by arch villain Soames (Russell Crowe) [&hellip
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Theater for the People

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

Inside the Public Theater’s new public works initiative  At a luncheon in The Public Theater’s handsome library, artistic director, Oskar Eustis, sounded more like a preacher than an executive. “We need to reach people,” he says, “as many people as possible. Especially those who don’t think theater has anything to do with them and those [&hellip
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When Graffiti Was Great

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

Tagging gets its due at MCNY Do the names Dez, Doze, Phase 3, Dr. Revolt, Zephyr or Lady Pink sound familiar? If so you probably lived in or visited NYC during the 1970’s when these names were emblazoned on subway cars, buildings and billboards all around the five boroughs. Once considered the scrooge of urban life, [&hellip
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The Anti-Culture Follies

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

Up the Razzie Awards  Why do people who claim to like movies pay attention to The Razzies? Even in an era when it’s impossible for any single awards-giving group to claim any validity or legitimacy among the scores of prize-giving and awards-listing outfits, all rivaling each other, The Razzies are impossible to take seriously.  Problem [&hellip
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