City & State: Cuomo’s Agenda Faces Latino Pushback

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Some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s second-year agenda does not sit well with a crucial minority constituency. Members of the Hispanic Federation pushed back gently but firmly against it when Darryl Towns, the former Brooklyn assemblyman who now heads the Homes and Community Renewal agency, delivered a version of the governor’s State of the State address [&hellip
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City Arts: Dolly and Latifah Reclaim Glee

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Todd Graff’s Joyful Noise tells the story of a Pacashau, Ga., church choir entering a gospel music competition against better-financed groups. It’s an underdog fable that neatly parallels Graff’s own career since directing his 2003 debut film Camp, the underappreciated—yet secretly influential—pop music celebration set at a training school for young musical theater aspirants. This [&hellip
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