Posts Tagged ‘Q+A’

Q&A: Marni Nixon

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The voice behind some of Hollywood’s greatest musicals By Shilpa Agrawal and Hannah O’Grady “I’m not wearing any makeup so I have to tell the truth,” the lively 80-year-old Marni Nixon said as she made her way through her living room, filled with books, photographs of family members and a well-worn piano by the wall. [&hellip
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No Wallflower: Symphony Space’s Laura Kaminsky

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By Bonnie Rosenberg Symphony Space is known for presenting music marathons that are unforgettable for any culture vulture. May 15, the 12-hour “Wall to Wall Behind the Wall” will include world and U.S. premieres, along with rare works by world-renowned and emerging composers from the Soviet Union and Communist-era Eastern Europe. It’s the brainchild of [&hellip
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Hess Reflects on City’s Homeless Record, Looks to Future at Doe Fund

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By Charlotte Eichna Robert Hess seems to have always been helping people, whether it’s managing special needs housing in Philadelphia, running a thrift store for Disabled American Veterans in Baltimore—his hometown—or his most recent gig, New York City’s commissioner of homeless services. The Long Island City resident recently stepped down from that role to assume [&hellip
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The Woman Behind Subway Abortion Ads

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The “Abortion Changes You” campaign, running since early March, has added a little controversy to straphangers’ commutes, with New York Times columnist Susan Dominus calling the effort “propaganda masquerading as therapy.” The ads, which feature a serious young woman and direct viewers to a website (abortionchangesyou.com), are the work of Michaelene Fredenburg, a Wisconsin-born mother [&hellip
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Scott Stringer Engages the City

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Scott Stringer wants to look at the glass as half full. As Manhattan borough president, he thinks his office, along with the other layers of municipal government, creates more opportunities for discussion and democracy among New Yorkers. While critics take a half-empty approach, arguing that these positions are a drain on limited tax dollars, Stringer [&hellip
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Charter Crusader: Eva Moskowitz

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If Eva Moskowitz were an action figure, her signature accessory might be a coffee cup. She’s often seen clutching one, with a cell phone or BlackBerry in the other hand. But it must take an inordinate amount of caffeine—along with determination, vision and smarts—to power this former East Side Council member through her day managing [&hellip
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The Man Behind The Transit Blog

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During the past four years, Benjamin Kabak has become an expert on all things transit, writing in-depth posts about capital budgets, debt service and shuttered stations on his blog, SecondAvenueSagas.com—all while attending law school at NYU. The Brooklyn resident, who grew up on the Upper West Side, said he became interested in covering Second Avenue [&hellip
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Rep. Maloney: No Regrets

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Near-blizzard conditions may have kept Rep. Carolyn Maloney from Washington, D.C., but the weather did not deter her from a morning interview on MSNBC, or a visit to Manhattan Media’s offices later that day. The eight-term Congresswoman stopped by to talk about her latest legislative accomplishments, primary elections and what she’s been reading. By the [&hellip
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