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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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  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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‘Groundhog Day’ by way of ghost story

BY SEAN EGAN  |  In most haunted house movies the ghost isn’t the hero. But the Vincenzo Natali’s “Haunter” isn’t like most haunted house movies. Lisa, the moody, goth-y heroine of the film, is an average, rebellious teenager — who also happens to be dead. This hook, which sets “Haunter” apart, is far from the read more here »

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BELL, BOOK & CANDLE Old rivalries, new crushes and crossed wires all come to a boil — when a nice, single witch finds her cauldron (and love life) bubbling with trouble. Bond Street’s Gene Frankel Theatre is a fitting location for “Bell, Book & Candle” — the 1950s romantic comedy set in Greenwich Village. Kate read more here »

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A ‘Radical Presence’ to be Reckoned With

Group show chronicles five decades of black performance art BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  |  This group show chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art over three generations. To fully shed light on the rich and complex history of this subject, it surveys the scene from the 1960s to the present. Benjamin Patterson, David Hammons, Senga read more here »

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Window, Shop: Artist Paints a Vanishing Village

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  | Someone once said,” observes artist Richard Baumann, “that landscape painting is all about loss and memory.” A project that began in 1993, it took only two decades for many of the West Village and Lower Manhattan shops depicted in Baumann’s oil paintings to go from neighborhood anchors to relics of a bygone read more here »

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