Posts Tagged ‘Lincoln Center’

Arts Grants Support Local Institutions

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

The National Endowment for the Arts announced grants for local cultural institutions The National Endowment for the Arts recently released their grants for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, and several major cultural institutions on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and downtown Manhattan reaped the benefits of the extra funds. Many organizations saw an increase [&hellip
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City Arts: In Search of Lost Jazz

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Our Town Downtown, Theater

SearchLostJazz600 ‘Cotton Club Parade’ brings back musical history  By Valerie Gladstone Cotton Club Parade opens with the robust Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars, directed by Daryl Waters, swinging into “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” offering a tantalizing [&hellip
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Up with Tutus

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Dance, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Up-With-Tutus600 Ballet music—one man’s evolution The older I get, the smarter, wiser and more talented Verdi becomes. Funny how it works that way. When I was about 15, Verdi was basically a purveyor of corny tunes accompanied by oompah-pah. How had he managed to compose that masterly requiem, amid those silly operas? These days, I stand [&hellip
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Interview with Bill Bragin, Curator of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Theater, West Side Spirit

Bill Bragin Bill Bragin Bill Bragin, “curator/presenter” of Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, clued into music’s transcendental effects early on. As a teen on Long Island, friends gathered after school in his record-strewn bedroom to hear his latest vinyl discoveries. Before one track had even finished, Bragin would be setting up [&hellip
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Moves Like Morton

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

jazz Marcus Roberts sets his own rules Jazz musicians pushing beyond the standard deviations advance the art form, and pianist Marcus Roberts stands out among many excellent current keyboard players with a thrust all his own. Performing the 1920s classics of Jelly Roll Morton faithfully yet also revised at Jazz at Lincoln Center May 11 and [&hellip
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Summer Guide to Cultural Events

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

KEN GABRIELSEN/GETTY FOR CBRICHARD ELLIS DOWNTOWN Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit  Entering its 82nd season, the annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is one of those New York traditions that just never gets old. The art isn’t flagrantly modern, for the most part, but it doesn’t feel tired, either. The exhibitions run the gamut; the same block may feature landscape [&hellip
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