Posts Tagged ‘Music’

City Week: April 30–May 6

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Friday, April 30 Play the Park—Central Park becomes a virtual board game for Arbor Day weekend. The “World Park” is an interactive walking tour and trivia contest temporarily installed in the park, and anyone with a web-enabled smart phone can participate. Upon arrival, everyone is given a map of the park with destinations to find, [&hellip
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City Week: April 23–April 29

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Friday, April 23 Staff Support—Bank Street College’s staff council presents benefit concert “Friday Night Live,” featuring several stand-up comics, performers and hip-hop artists. Performers include Vladimir Caamano and Damien Lemon, co-producers of Comedy on the Hump at the Laugh Lounge; Julia Ahumada Grob, who has toured internationally with her one-woman show (HER)EVOLUTION; and Younas Melless, [&hellip
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City Week: April 16–April 22

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Friday, April 16 Waller Tribute—Jazz at Lincoln Center presents “The Music of Fats Waller,” part of the Fats Waller Festival. Under the musical direction of composer, arranger and saxophonist Andy Farber, a cast of musicians performs a retrospective of his short career. Entertainer Ben Vereen serves as host. Waller was known as a gifted stride [&hellip
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A MetroStar Is Born

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“I’m sweating my ass off,” Anne Steele murmurs in between slinging some cocktails on a tray. And you can’t blame her. The animated and whimsical 36-year-old blond is dressed in paint-spotted jeans and a black, low-cut top as she takes drink orders. While running to the bar to pick them up, she smears on the [&hellip
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City Week: March 26–April 1

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Friday, March 26 Modern Conversation—As part of its “Arts, Culture and Fun” series, the Parks Department presents its second “Birth of Modern Art” multimedia presentation. Calder Zwicky, community outreach coordinator for the Museum of Modern Art, shows slides from the museum’s permanent collection of modern masterpieces and talks about their significance. East 54th Street Recreation [&hellip
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City Week: March 12-March 18

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Friday, March 12 Blend—Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater presents Juntos, a series of dance pieces for the spring season. The program includes three world premiere pieces, as well as dances from the company’s repertoire, which blends European and American music with Latin-style dances. Manhattan Movement Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., 212-722-4128; 8 p.m., $12 to [&hellip
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Meaningful Holiday Traditions

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To quote the greatly missed Fred Rogers, “We’ve got a lot to talk about.” Like the still-glowing-through-mid-January Park Avenue Memorial Trees, the city’s most meaningful holiday tradition. After sundown, you just must experience this reverently beautiful scene. Again, because so many still don’t know, these trees honor all who made (and are sadly still making) [&hellip
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Al Fresco Opera

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As the summer festival closest to Manhattan—it’s 45 minutes by car (traffic willing), train or bus—Caramoor is the place to go to hear wonderful music in an idyllic outdoor setting of gorgeously landscaped gardens. For the past dozen years, musicologist turned conductor Will Crutchfield has been leading the acclaimed Bel Canto at Caramoor series there, [&hellip
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