Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment’

How to Hire An Entertainer for Your Child’s Party

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family

magic Up the fun factor at your child’s birthday party 
by hiring a great local entertainer By Robin Saks Frankel Whether it’s a small family gathering or a big birthday blow-out, choosing the right performer for your child’s party can be a make-it-or-break-it decision. We’ve compiled a list of New York’s favorite children’s entertainers for bashes [&hellip
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The Summer’s Five Hottest Shows

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, Theater, West Side Spirit

Best Theater-HARVEY by Andrew Eccles School may be out, but the hardworking kids in the New York theater scene still have homework to do this summer. Below, a list of the five most anticipated events of the 2012 summer season.   Harvey Hot on the heels of last year’s debut in The Normal Heart, two-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The [&hellip
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Not All Is Fair in Street Fairs, Some Say

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Every summer, a string of events hit the city that provide, depending on your perspective, either a fun-filled, leisurely day of shopping, eating and entertainment or a hellish, traffic-jamming, noise-making, government-sanctioned takeover of public places. To many, they are just street fairs. Some love them, many enjoy them, and some scratch their heads with wonder [&hellip
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Unstoppable

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By Armond White Denzel Washington is a movie star in the sense that you can’t imagine him as anything else because he never effaces himself enough to become a character. Denzel always lets you know he’s Denzel—the first black matinee idol without the yoke of being a standard-bearer. But at least he keeps his bluster [&hellip
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Made in Dagenham

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By Armond White “Can we cope?” is Sally Hawkins incredulous reply to a journalist reporting on her stressful leadership of striking auto workers. “We’re women. Now don’t ask a stupid question.”
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White Material

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By Armond White Claire Denis’ African fetish goes wild in White Material, an artsy depiction of a white family (Isabelle Huppert, Christophe Lambert and Nicolas Duvauchelle) who try holding on to their coffee plantation, and colonialist pride, in an unnamed African country when the black natives begin a murderous political revolt
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For Colored Girls

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By Armond White Decades after the cultural moment when black American theater was thriving, the movie For Colored Girls—Tyler Perry’s “serious” film of Ntozake Shange’s 1974 “choreo-poem”—feels like a throwback. It doesn’t revive the post-Civil Rights, Black militant spirit of aggressive entitlement felt by radicalized (urban intellectual) black women who needed to talk back to [&hellip
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Every Man For Himself

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By Armond White Thirty years ago, Every Man For Himself was hailed as Jean-Luc Godard’s comeback. So its revival this week at Film Forum should be viewed as the same. After the confounding, insincere semi-honor from Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a recent front page smear in the New York Times, [&hellip
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127 Hours

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By Armond White After making Slumdog Millionaire, arguably the worst movie ever to win the Best Picture Oscar, Danny Boyle surprisingly comes up with a not-bad film. 127 Hours, the true-life story of Aron Ralston’s 2003 rock-climbing mishap, makes acceptable use of Boyle’s usually egregious flamboyance. The potentially off-putting facts and limitations of how 28-year-old [&hellip
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Due Date

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By Armond White For many people, the term Due Date means expiration for library books. For Todd Phillips and Robert Downey, it means car crashes, scatology and homo-nuttiness. The plot, in which Downey plays tetchy California architect Peter Highman, awaiting the fulfillment of his wife’s pregnancy, barely uses the term’s adult natal significance; it’s strictly [&hellip
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