Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Josh Fox Chronicles Occupy Sandy Relief Efforts

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Josh Fox By Caroline Lewis Hurricane Sandy hit New York just a month ago and yesterday, Josh Fox (Academy Award- nominated director of 2010’s Gasland) released his short documentary, Occupy Sandy, in the same fast, unconventional way that the Occupy Sandy relief effort popped up after the storm. People were led via text message to the site of the [&hellip
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This Land is Bore Land: ‘Giant’ Aims High but Falls Short

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Joan Marcus. One hates to write anything negative about a show like Giant. Book writer Sybille Pearson has maintained the progressive themes from Edna Ferber’s classic novel, and musician Michael John LaChiusa has, in typical fashion, crafted character-centric songs rather than hollow showstoppers. Michael Greif, a director known for leading rich musicals as varied as Rent and [&hellip
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Dance Hall Daze: Great Cast Helps Revive Edwin Drood

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Photo by Joan Marcus. Sandwiched in-between he monolith musicals that stormed their way from the West End to Broadway throughout the 1980s (Evita, Cats, Les Miserables, etc.) was a different kind of British import, one that was, in fact, given new life by an American. The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a 1985 Public Theater production, was musicalized and adapted [&hellip
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Occupy Fundraiser Rolling Jubilee Kicks Off in the Village

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Strike Debt Watch live streaming video from lepoissonrouge at livestream.com By Caroline Lewis A “postmodern grassroots variety show” may sound like just another one of the dismissive names people have been lobbing at Occupy ever since it cropped up in Zuccotti Park last September. But that’s what activist Laura Hanna promises in the fundraising extravaganza the Occupy [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: 10 Years of Honoring Education Excellence

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bba_Avenues_BessAdler This being the 10th anniversary year of the Blackboard Awards, it seems only fitting to recall the involvement of the awards’ patron saint, the legendary teacher and author Frank McCourt. You may remember that McCourt was the career high school English teacher who, in retirement, wrote the mega-bestselling memoir about his childhood in Ireland, Angela’s Ashes. [&hellip
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Unusual Shops For Families In NYC

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DinosaurHill-199x300 Ten quirky, unique stores where families can find everything from exotic insects to old-fashioned rubber stamps. For Curious Adventurers Skip the museum and creep up your day at The Evolution Store, where those with a taste for adventure can get a glimpse of prehistoric specimens and exotic insects. Channel the likes of Indiana Jones and [&hellip
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New “Annie” Avoids Red Scare

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo credit Joan Marcus James Lapine’s revival has legs – and not one but two noteworthy Broadway debuts It was 36 seasons ago that a little show about a little orphan named Annie, adapted by the team of Martin Charnin, Thomas Meehan and Charles Strouse from Harold Gray’s long-running comic, took Broadway by storm and became an instant classic. [&hellip
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