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The new black box has global reach

  BY TOM TENNEY  |  In 1961, Ellen Stewart revolutionized the New York performance scene when she opened Café La MaMa in the basement of an East Ninth Street tenement. The African-American fashion designer-cum-impresario imagined the new space as an alternative to popular Off-Off Broadway venues like Caffe Cino and the Gaslight — small spaces that read more here »

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Just Do Art, Nov. 7, 2013

GREENWICH VILLAGE ORCHESTRA Music Director Barbara conducts The Greenwich Village Orchestra, for a program including Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Suite. Violinist Itamar Zorman, the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition winner, will be the concert’s guest soloist. Presented this summer at a Galilee Mountains festival in its chamber form, GVO’s performance of Israeli read more here »

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Puppet Master

BY MARTIN DENTON  (of indietheaternow.com)  |  I  remember vividly the moment I knew Kevin Augustine was a genius. It was a sultry August afternoon in 1999. I was sitting in the audience in the now-defunct Collective Unconscious space on Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side, partaking of yet another show in the third annual read more here »

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‘The Mutilated’ is a Magical Gumbo You Won’t Soon Forget

BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com)   |   What a pleasant surprise! I went to the current revival of Tennessee Williams’ 1965 “The Mutilated” to watch two heavyweights slug it out and received that spectacle in spades, plus a good deal more. Mink Stole and Penny Arcade are both larger-than-life as Williams’ sordidly symbiotic odd couple, Trinket and Celeste, read more here »

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Buhmann on Art, Oct. 31, 2013

AD REINHARDT David Zwirner just recently took on Reinhardt’s estate, and this will be the much-anticipated first solo exhibition of this major artist there. Renowned for his work as an abstract painter and for his influence on Minimalism, Reinhardt (1913-1967) was a pioneer of hard-edge painting. By the 1950s he began to limit his formerly read more here »

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Just Do Art! Oct. 31, 2013

HUDSON PARK LIBRARY’S ERROL FLYNN BLAST He wasn’t all swashbuckling and Sherwood Forest. Although his icon status comes from physically demanding roles in popcorn pleasers like 1940’s “The Sea Hawk” and 1938’s “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” the final phase of Hudson Park Library’s “Errol Flynn Blast” plunges the moral high road occupant into the read more here »

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Questioning the Unanswerable

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Until a UFO lands in Times Square for a press conference, Bigfoot consents to a fireside chat or a spirit materializes to dish on the afterlife, “The Psi Show” hosts Larry Hewitt and Dan Sturges will be there to shed as much light as possible on things that lurk in the read more here »

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Just Do Art

  THE PINK ROOM: DAVID LYNCH BURLESQUE Recent Internet whispers of a new network (or Netflix) life for the still-influential David Lynch/Mark Frost TV series “Twin Peaks” proved to be little more than wishful thinking. The good news? The next best thing to a series comeback is close at hand. On Oct. 30, the lovely, leggy, read more here »

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Walk with the dead, on museum’s  ghost tour

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Whatever it takes to make a house haunted, the one at 29 East Fourth Street has it in droves. Objects fly through the air, long-dead residents smelling of mothballs engage you in conversation and things that go bump in the night are heard by everybody — while only some of those read more here »

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All on Bard

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  It happens every fall. As leaves turn, the NYC theater community’s cozy little cottage industry of Bard-based fare goes from Shakespeare in the Park to Shakespeare Everywhere You Look. A repertory presentation of “Twelfth Night” and “Richard III” (whose TV ad blitz plays up the humor) is in previews, opening Nov. read more here »

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