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THE WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF SOUND: MUSIC FOR PIANO & STRING ENSEMBLE Far ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday curve, The Washington Square Music Festival has already gone shopping for the music lovers on its list — in the form of a pre-holiday gift that money can’t buy. Their free, […]

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BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com) |  Few works of fiction inspire so broad a range of extreme reactions as that Greatest of American Novels, Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick, Or, The Whale.” To some, it is the finest work of literature this nation ever produced, a pioneering modernist masterpiece that encompasses everything from metaphysics to how to strip and […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com) RIDLEY HOWARD: CITY WAVES At first glance, Ridley Howard’s stunning paintings can be described as a witty mash-up of abstraction and figuration. Here, figures are embedded and framed by fields of abstract shapes and solid color. The scope of this particular body of work is extensive, addressing classical figuration, futurism and Bauhaus-inspired […]

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BY PUMA PERL  |  I couldn’t be happier to report that the spirit of discovery is alive and well as demonstrated by the Rocky Presents shows, and that a new generation is learning that poetry lives on in the streets, and in the hearts and souls of those who least expect it. It’s amazing how everything […]

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BY SEAN EGAN  |  “Nightmare” did not become New York City’s longest-running haunted attraction by remaining static or playing things safe. In each of its 11 years in operation, this adult-oriented haunted house company has switched things up, providing an entirely new theme and show. Most recently, the company’s examined the lives and crimes of […]

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BY TRAV S.D.  (travsd.wordpress.com)  |  The actor Vincent Price starred in films of every genre throughout his long career, but above all he will forever be associated with horror. Tall, mustachioed and cultured in a manner alien to all contemporary American movie stars, Price excelled at playing villains in the sort of campy Gothic horror […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  LIVE MAG! MONSTER WORD MASH  |  It may be sick in bed, but rumors of the print medium’s death have been greatly exaggerated — and in a Frankensteinian experiment meant to keep changing times from storming its castle, Live Magazine did the mash. “Live Mag!” is a performance event that coincides with […]

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BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com)  |  In these times of multiple daily apocalypses (environmental, biological, socio-political), there are an infinite number of possible human responses. The mass media would apparently like us to panic and stay tuned. Retailers would like us to panic and go shopping. Politicians would like us to panic and run to them for […]

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BY SEAN EGAN  |  Before entering Blood Manor haunted house proper, visitors are ushered into a small hallway and greeted by a large man, decked out in a garish suit and top hat combo, wearing bold, fluorescent face paint that glows in the black lights that illuminate the corridor. The man, standing tall, proceeds to […]

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ORIGINALLY POSTED OCT. 16, 2014  | BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Spaceworks, a non-profit that offers affordable studio space for artists, is renovating an over 20,000-square-foot building on Governors Island. The renovation will cost around $4.5 million, and the capital funds are coming through the city’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Once completed, it will house 43 […]

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