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Murray Hill is Fixin’ to ‘Break’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Just as Dick Clark had a long and defiant run as “America’s oldest teenager,” drag king Murray Hill gives no indication of intent to abdicate his well-earned position as the “hardest working middle-aged man in show business.” Having made his bones with a breezy, bawdy persona that draws on vaudeville, burlesque, borscht […]

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Gabri Christa’s quiver holds many arrows. She dances, choreographs, writes, makes films, and teaches at Barnard. She was formerly a member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and later the artistic director of Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center. She’s also a wife and mother, concerned with issues of family and nurture. […]

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BY TRAV S.D. | “No darkness lasts forever,” wrote the late Ursula K. Le Guin in her 1972 young adult novel “The Farthest Shore” — “And even there, there are stars.” This month a couple of stars have descended upon us from Canada to enact their own struggle against the night, inviting the audience to come […]

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BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | CROSSING THE LINE FESTIVAL | Sept. 18-Oct. 13 (crossingthelinefestival.org) | Produced by the French Institute/Alliance Française, the eclectic festival with the slightly transgressive title foregrounds dance events across the city in its 12th season.It opened with American choreographer Trajal Harrell showing “Caen Amour,” a re-imagining of hoochie coochie, Sept. 18 & 19 at […]

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BY TRAV S.D. | The reader may take it as a sign of Company XIV’s nonstop vibrancy that, after eight years of writing about them in 10 separate articles and reviews, your correspondent still finds new and interesting hooks to latch on to. Austin McCormick’s neo-baroque dance company has gone through many moves and changes during […]

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | If you can get enough loyal followers to follow your social media feed, and let businesses know that you’re willing to tag their product in your posts, then you’ve got it made as a highly-paid social media “Influencer.” But how can a nobody look glamorous enough to build such a following in […]

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PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

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PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | There’s nothing worse than middle-aged New Yorkers complaining about how the city has changed since the “good old days” — but it’s wonderful when cranky old coots get up and actually do something to recreate the lost wonders of the city. That’s exactly what drag queen Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris […]

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PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

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