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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com) | Featuring some of the largest work Goldberg has made recently, this ambitious exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of his signature vocabulary. Held in a grisaille palette, the latter consists of playful images of dogs, birds or ducks, for example, which are characterized by a graphic clarity reminiscent of billboard signs. These […]

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BY PUMA PERL  (pumaperl.blogspot.com)  |  When I decided to take a look at the current state of Slam Poetry, I immediately knew that NYC-Urbana, which now meets at the Sidewalk Cafe, was the team to follow. As host and current Slam Master Jared Singer says, they are “the winningest” team in the nation. Urbana, founded […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Whether brightening local burlesque stages as her slinky and sweet alter ego Cherry Pitz or exposing her true self on the storytelling circuit, Cyndi Freeman has an uncanny knack for coaxing epic images from intimate moments. The two-time NY Fringe Festival award-winning solo performer — whose work as an instructor with […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN    (stephaniebuhmann.com)  | In the past, Lee has recast components of painting through a variety of experiments such as cutting, dismantling, slicing and sculpting. Testing the surface and structure of his canvases to the extreme, he questions their traditional physicality and the general sense of preciousness that can be associated with the medium. Stapled […]

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BY TROY MASTERS  |  As a crimson tide of same-sex marriage rolls across Alabama, lives are being transformed right before our eyes — the latest huge stage in the paradigm shift that has remade that state in the past 50 years. And if racial progress upended a way of life in Alabama centuries old, gay […]

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BY MICHELLE K. REA  |   We are strongly opposed to the governor’s proposal to eliminate newspaper public notice of proposed constitutional amendments. Instead of publishing public notices, the board of elections would post an abstract and brief description of the proposed amendment somewhere on its website for three days in the week prior to the […]

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No defense for ‘shady’ politics To The Editor: Re “Trumped up case against Silver” (Talking Point by Ken Paskar, Feb. 12 – 25, 2015): It hardly inspires faith in our local political organizations, in this case the Lower Manhattan Democrats represented by Ken Paskar, to attempt to refute the charges made by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara against Sheldon Silver. Perhaps it […]

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Thurs., Feb. 26 – Wed., March 4  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS IN EFFECT ALL WEEK  Lunar New Year celebrations continue in Lower Manhattan! A Chinese Lunar Festival will close Market St. between East Broadway and Division St. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Both Hudson River tunnels will be impacted by maintenance this coming week, causing […]

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A new girls volleyball club team — whose home court is in Battery Park City — won their first regional tournament this past weekend. The Asphalt Green Wave Volleyball Team, which formed last year, beat Sideout Sports from Fairfield, N.J. at an all-day tournament on Sat., Feb. 21 in Peekskill, N.Y. It was the first […]

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Silver Speculation With Shelly Silver out as Assembly speaker and under indictment, there naturally has been some scuttlebutt as to who might run for his Assembly seat if it opens up, but not nearly as much as we would have guessed. Even if Silver beats the rap, he could very well decide not to run […]

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