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CHARLES BUSCH: RIDIN’ HIGH The Lady in Question has declared her upcoming run at 54 Below to be a boa-free zone. Otherwise, anything goes — including we’re assured, “laughter, music, tears and sequins.” That, filtered through the sassy lips and ample pipes of Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend Charles Busch, makes “Ridin’ High” a must-see […]

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Puppets, Pie and Penny Populate the Off-Off Boards BY TRAV S.D.(travsd.wordpress.com)  |  Much like schools, Downtown theaters seem to start their annual “year” in the autumn — often presenting their best and most interesting work in the crucial fall months when it’s no longer so warm that most people are recreating outdoors, and not yet […]

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Seven-night gig’s ‘more of the same’ hardly seems like enough. BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  They haven’t given us any new studio tracks since 2003’s “Everything Must Go” — but the sun isn’t even close to setting on the sleek, sharp, intellectually stimulating band that Walter Becker and Donald Fagen named for an instrument of pleasure […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Sept. 22) From now through Jan. 2 Trinity Wall Street celebrates the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth by performing almost everything the renowned English composer ever wrote. “I don’t think that anything like this has been done before,” said Julian Wachner, Trinity’s director of music and the arts. “We’ll […]

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Trav S.D. interviews Angie Pontani, Founder and Director of the New York Burlesque Festival.  The festival is celebrating its 11th year, presenting more than 12o acts from around the world.

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Contemporary artists distill viral rhythms that make you hum BY VONYX (soundcloud.com/mikawvawn) | I have a personal battle with pop music — more specifically, the radio pop of today. There were eras, many years ago, when pop music was deliciously corny and filtered from folk songs and other elements of our unique American musical traditions. […]

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  Cameraman’s death, de Almeida’s dynamism, Hundley’s moments & Ortega’s connections DEATH OF A CAMERAMAN Organized by Martin Waldmeier, this exhibition features works by Broomberg & Chanarin, Harun Farocki, Rabih Mroué, Hrair Sarkissian and Rudolf Steiner. It was inspired by the death of a young man in 2011, who was shot when documenting gunfire in the streets of […]

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Storytelling offers instant intimacy and an alternate to standup BY OPHIRA EISENBERG | Although the comedy scene in New York has never been better, I still get jealous when I hear an older comic reminisce about standup in the 80s. They get this faraway, blissful look in their eyes as they describe the packed houses, […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | REVOLUTION BOOKS’ BENEFIT AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS EVE ENSLER Go ahead and make that joke about being in the red. They’ve probably heard it before, maybe even told it — although the possibility of Revolution Books closing its doors is no laughing matter. The lease on their 26th St. store is up, […]

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Judson Arts’ immersive “environmental theatre” production of David Epstein’s classic 1976 American protest musical boasts a cast of 35, a rousing score and lyrics by four-time Obie-winning composer Al Carmines and a wealth of social, economic and political issues that 2013 audiences will surely regard as utterly contemporary (and quite possibly, contemptible). It’s 1932 — […]

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