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FILM: “FLASH GORDON” Crammed to capacity with garish sets, top shelf ham acting, a pop opera soundtrack by Queen — and a screenplay whose loyalties are divided between sci-fi and camp — the Dino De Laurentiis-produced “Flash Gordon” shouldn’t work…and sometimes, it doesn’t. But this endearing Me Decade attempt to bring Alex Raymond’s 1930s comic read more here »

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Funny, forever young and wise beyond her years

FringeNYC’s oldest performer mines laughs from life, not age BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  She’s been likened to Betty White — but 78-year-old D’yan Forest, who has the distinction of being FringeNYC’s oldest performer, defies categorization or comparison. White, our last living Golden Girl, has recently surged in popularity by using her 90 years on the read more here »

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FringeNYC: likely propects and sure things

The deeper you dig, the more treasure you’ll find BY MARTIN DENTON    |  Okay, so the New York International Fringe Festival (August 10-26) is about a week away — and if you’re one of the 75,000 or so people who plan to take in the city’s most mammoth theater event, you’re probably starting to get read more here »

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More than a mere keeper of the flame

Hallie Foote takes her dad’s legacy, makes it contemporary BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Some people get up in the morning and go to Wall Street. Or to their job in a department store. Or a supermarket. Or a newspaper office. Or to fly an airplane. Horton Foote gets up in the morning and writes plays. read more here »

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Music for all and free PBR for 25

Dixon Place to make LES Music Fest an annual happening BY SCOTT STIFFLER You know how it is. All day long, the August sun broils and bakes the steamy concrete of the Lower East Side — and by the time you arrive at that sweaty dive bar, you barely possess enough energy to navigate the read more here »

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TWO NEW YORK DOCUMENTARIES  |  Tribeca Grand Cinema screens two documentaries — both of which ask, “Are the things that make New York unique vanishing forever?” Exploring the luxurification of Gotham at the expense of neighborhood identity, “The Vanishing City” (directed by Jen Senko and Fiore DeRosa) digs into the policies and philosophies behind a read more here »

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A quiet coming of age story that alludes to a deeper love BY GARY M. KRAMER  |  The title characters of “Mosquita y Mari” are 15 year-old neighbors in the Huntington Park section of Los Angeles. These high school sophomores meet when Mari (Venecia Troncoso), a new girl in school, has to share a geometry read more here »

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Edgy August offerings not just flowing from FringeNYC

With 200+ shows at two dozen venues, Fringe still looms large BY TRAV S.D.  |  I’ve just started to climb out of my hidey hole to begin seeing shows again following a six month book-writing jag. And we’re off to a good start! I managed to catch Untitled Theater Company #61’s adaptation of the Ursula read more here »

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WESTBETH MUSIC FESTVIAL PRESENTS: “DYNAMIC DUOS” You don’t have to wait until September 21-23’s annual Westbeth Music Festival to see, and hear, some of the talented and prolific souls who populate that affordable artist’s housing facility. Curated by Eve Zanni, the “First Fridays” concert series is presenting “Dynamic Duos” — an evening of musical duets read more here »

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Unconventional plots, uncommon perspectives

 Asian American International Film Fest unspools features, shorts BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  With screenings at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas, the Asia Society and Museum and The Museum of Chinese in America, the Asian American International Film Festival’s creative content is as far-reaching as its geographic sprawl. The 35th edition of this annual event — which over read more here »

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