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  BY CATHY TOWLE  |  Linda Lauren’s “Medium Rare: The Memoir of a Fourth Generation Psychic Medium” is another fine addition to the growing list of Spirit Medium literature. Chronicling her life from childhood to the present, Lauren tells the story through the lens of an unfolding awareness of her psychic abilities. “Medium Rare” is […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Life has a way of abruptly putting the brakes on — or at least taking the air out of your tires. When we first meet 17-year-old Bobby, she’s a highly skilled, hell-on-two-wheels bike messenger who seems to care about little other than getting her adrenaline fix and delivering her package on […]

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FRI.JUN.27: The Rally For the second year in a row, the all-ages event will call Pier 26 in Tribeca home. Michelle Visage, the raven-haired “always keepin’ it real” emcee, from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” is joined by performers Sharon Needles and Betty Who. NYC Pride has continued the tradition of the rally since it originated in […]

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BY MICHAEL LYDON  (michaellydon.com)  |  My ambition is to reach the heart of the average American, not the highbrow nor the lowbrow but that vast intermediate crew which is the real soul of the country. My public is the real people. —Irving Berlin Through the 20th century’s first decades, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Irving […]

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10 HAIRY LEGS With the go-go boys of Rawhide and Splash long gone, where exactly does one go to see well-defined men in various states of undress, dancing up a storm? Through June 29, some of those crumpled up singles you used to keep handy for “entertainment purposes” will gain you entry to New York […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER    |  Well-rounded vigilantes don costumes, embrace their true identities, and risk their lives patrolling the mean streets of a square city unable to embrace their unconventional lifestyle — while twisted villains lurk in the shadows, hiding behind masks. That’s just one of the thrilling, action-packed aspects of this sassy, daffy, heartfelt, […]

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BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com)    |  Among Coney Island’s many attractions — the amusement parks, the beach, the boardwalk, the eateries, and Brooklyn Cyclones baseball — there lives one that is less noisome but just as significant and true to the spirit of the neighborhood. Nestled on the second floor of Coney Island USA, the same […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER 277DanceProject PRESENTS: “FLIGHT”  |  Choreographer Nicole Philippidis’ return to Dixon Place finds her troupe — 277DanceProject — executing a series of sometimes harsh, often fluid, deeply expressive maneuvers that explore the impact of city life on its inhabitants. Philippidis planted the seeds for “FLIGHT” by asking her dancers about the good, bad, […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  | Foot-stomping hill music of the Deep South feels right at home in the South Street Seaport. What started as a clever way to draw in some customers on usually quiet Monday nights has now turned into a cultural phenomenon and made the Cowgirl Seahorse (Front and Dover Sts.) the urban spot […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  Clean and sharply focused when it really should be scratched and cloudy, considering everything it’s been through, Puma Perl’s mirror has two equally unforgiving settings: rear view, and front and center. ‘Retrograde’ is a true rush “20 years since I shot my last speedball & I’m still losing teeth,” she […]

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