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BY ALICIA GREEN | The annual River To River Festival brings music, visual arts, new media projects, learning and socializing to Lower Manhattan. This year’s sprawling 11-day event, which begins on June 18, offers an ambitious roster of dance performances. Highlights include: COURT/GARDEN Inspired by the imperial ballets of Louis XIV’s French Court, the spectatorship […]

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SALTY BRINE’S “DARK SIDE OF THE RAINBOW” The man with a moon on his head is a demented dude with wiggy notes of Kabuki glam — when otherworldly oddity Salty Brine deploys an anthropologist’s curiosity and a performance artist’s flair to officiate this shotgun wedding between Pink Floyd and “The Wizard of Oz.” Anybody else’s […]

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BY ERIC LEVITZ | When Robin Williams killed himself last August, the news was met with an unsettling combination of shock and recognition. Legions of admirers struggled to comprehend how the comedian, who brought joyous life to Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin’s Genie, could harbor such despair. Yet, the contradiction itself was a cliché: Williams fit […]

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By NOAH HUROWITZ  | He’s got this going for him, which is nice. Actor and living internet meme Bill Murray led a group of writers, poets, and verse lovers in Poets House’s annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday. The “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack” star is a fixture at the yearly stroll, and was joined […]

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BY PUMA PERL | When I first heard about Kiss Punch Poem, a weekly series at the Magnet Theater that merges poetry and comedic improv, my initial reaction was that there were two ways this could go: painfully bad or insanely hilarious. I am pleased to report that my experience reflects the second supposition. The […]

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  WEST CHELSEA ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS TOUR This annual self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to enter the minds — and the work spaces — of more than 30 West Chelsea artists, in nine buildings along the High Line between Westbeth Artists building and the West Chelsea Arts building. In close proximity to the tools […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | Since its inception in 2010, the Chelsea Music Festival (CMF) has been steadily gaining ground as must-attend event for serious music lovers. Using local landmarks such as St. Paul’s Church (315 W. 22nd St.) as performance venues, the Festival brings world-class music from around the globe to New York City. With […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | “Say you’ve walked by that building a million times, but never saw the sunlight glint that way, or that little piece of graffiti, or the man who is always standing in the window,” Stephanie Gray hypothesizes. “It makes you think of the many stories we don’t know, and how you thought […]

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This publication ran brief observations on “The Wolfpack” during our coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26). The following contains full reviews by Puma Perl and Rania Richardson, based on seeing the film during a pre-festival press screening. “The Wolfpack” opens June 12 at Anthology Film Archives (see the bottom of this page for details). […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Some leave locks on bridges as a testament to their bond with another, only to endanger the very structure that inspired them. Then, there are some who walk a connective span, swoon at the skyline, put pen to paper and create something just as intimate as romantic love, but more lasting […]

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