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Tenement Talk dishes inside scoop on High Line

[media-credit name="©Iwan Baan, 2011 " align="alignleft" width="600"][/media-credit] The pathway rises eight feet above the High Line, winding through a canopy of trees, between West 25th and West 27th Street. BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  It’s hard to believe at this point in the game, but there was a time when opposition to the very notion of read more here »

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Albee on death, Dubuque, metaphysical merde

[media-credit name="Photo by Gregory Costanzo " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Edward Albee (seated), with James Houghton (Founding Artistic Director of Signature Theatre Company). Playwright explores ‘people lying to themselves and each other’ BY JERRY TALLMER  |  It was Harold Ross — the great, irascible founding editor of The New Yorker — who when asked, back in 1925, read more here »

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Hudson River marine life makes for fine muse BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Give a person a giant puppet shaped like a fish, and they’ll march in the Hudson River Pageant for a day — but teach that person how to make a giant puppet shaped like a fish, and they’ll march for life. But where read more here »

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Just Do Art!

[media-credit name="Photo courtesy of Theodicy Jazz Collective " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Sundays, through March 25: Theodicy Jazz Collective honors peacemakers. BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS  Yes, your vow to give up cake for Lent was a commendable act of self-denial…but it doesn’t quite put you in the same league as game changers like Mahatma Gandhi. On February read more here »

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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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