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Unseemly disruptions calculated to alarm the authorities

[media-credit name="Photo by Darien Bates " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] These apostles are hot: Tina Shepard (kneeling); standing, left to right: NicHi Douglas, Loudon Wainwright, Jack Wetherall and Will Badgett.  …and other March Downtown theater atrocities BY TRAV S.D.  Recovered from the Oscar ceremony yet? It’s that wonderful annual event where we periodically learn that our nation’s read more here »

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Two handfuls of reasons to love the FRIGID New York Festival

Three theaters, 12 days, 150 performances [media-credit name="Photo by David Leyes" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] One part Lady Gaga and two parts Sam Kinison (with a splash of “Vagina Monologues”), Rachelle Elie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry” tackles Haitian fathers, Kenyan night clubs and aging Barbies. BY MARTIN DENTON | Just when the winter doldrums threaten to kick read more here »

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Earl explores mind of Muppets maker

[media-credit name="Photo by John E. Barrett. TM & © 2007 SesameWorkshop. All Rights Reserved. " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Michael Earl gave life to Ernie’s right hand. Jim Henson’s ‘right hand man’ recalls, reflects BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A frog, a log, a swamp, a song and a dream: That image, from the opening scene of 1979’s read more here »

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Grit, glamour and seismic shifts

[media-credit name="Images courtesy of Schiffer Publishing Ltd. and Pamela Greene “" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] “Miro Rames” BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Like an enduring red stain on a white butcher’s coat, the 124 photos from Pamela Greene’s wry look at nine years in the evolving life of the Meatpacking District settle into your head and remain stubbornly read more here »

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Small canvasses and big contrasts

Trio of exhibitions offer unique concoctions BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN RIDLEY HOWARD: SLOWS Through February 25 At Leo Koenig Inc. 545 W. 23rd St. (btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) Hours: 10am-6pm, Tues.-Sat. Call 212-334-9255 or visit leokoenig.com In Howard’s second solo exhibition with this gallery, he has found his stride. Comprised of small (5 x 7 read more here »

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Celebrate Black History Month

Author, muscian make the connection BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  ARTIFICIAL AFRIKA — A TALE  OF LOST CITIES  The latest project from Vernon Reid — who first gained worldwide fame (and Grammy recognition) while with the band Living Colour — embraces hip hop, film and visual art. Described as “a multi-media theatrical concert,” Reid’s  “Artificial Afrika read more here »

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He hunts ghosts, and shows you how

Lecture charts investigation of ‘Manhattan’s most haunted house’ BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Paranormal investigator Dan Sturges has been roaming supposedly spooked museums, theaters, restaurants and private homes ever since visiting Civil War sites and staying at the “haunted” bed and breakfast (nearly every battlefield has one, he assures). Years ago, while on one of those read more here »

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Long ‘Line’ forms to honor local theater icon

Logger’s daughter, at 95, keeps rolling along BY JERRY TALLMER   |  It was in 1972, which is four decades ago even if you don’t want it to be, that a stage-struck woman named Edith Hopkins O’Hara (daughter of a northern Idaho logger) came across a Greenwich Village newspaper ad that read: “BUILDING FOR LEASE. read more here »

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Groundhog predicts six more weeks of Downtown theater

FRIGID returns to Horse Trade, as Vampire Cowboys move on up BY TRAV S.D.  |  It seems the groundhog left his hidey-hole, saw his shadow — and ran back into a Downtown theatre. The artists he encountered were so open and welcoming, they didn’t even mind performing their show for a fat little rodent! What’s read more here »

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‘Bond Street’ singers in right place, another time

[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Valentine’s concert delivers music of love, very old school style BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  The four charismatic harmonizers who comprise the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society may have been born at the wrong time — but their sense of timing is impeccable. As the arts group in residentce at the read more here »

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