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Song, dance and play fill the streets of Lower Manhattan  BY MAEVE GATELY | Week one of the sprawling River To River festival is almost over — and with it, the chance to say you were there when it all began. But don’t feel left out if you missed June 16’s nine-hour Bang on a […]

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‘Tea’ is a sociable trio of waning reign confessions  BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Three gold frames, containing neither pictures nor portraits, hang on the back wall of a tastefully appointed room in the White House. It’s where we’re about to meet a trio of first ladies in the waning hours of their reign — and […]

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Anthology’s Auto-Cinema series contemplates the car  BY SEAN EGAN | With the unveiling of Citi Bike, the MTA increasing subway fare and the seasonal rise in gas prices, the best way to get from point A to point B has been at the forefront of many New Yorkers’ minds — making this a particularly relevant […]

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  Photo by Gyda Arber Sound designer Ryan Holsopple’s revival of Alvin Lucier’s 1969 recording, “I Am Sitting in a Room,” presents the avant-garde composition as a concert-style performance using 2013 technology. Brooklyn theater hosts festival of sound design BY TOM TENNEY | The Brick Theater produces a lot of festivals — it’s kind of their […]

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SUMMER MUSIC IN CHELSEA The next installment of St. Peter’s Summer Music in Chelsea concert series features an all-Mozart program that nourishes the soul of those in the pews, while raising much-needed funds to benefit the church’s Food Pantry outreach program. Matthew Oberstein will conduct the New Amsterdam Summer Orchestra, with violinist Jiwon Evelyn Kwark […]

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Down by the water and in the streets, 150+ events at 28 sites  BY MAEVE GATELY  |  Every time spring turns to summer, it seems as if the promotional material for every musical performance, theatrical presentation, art exhibit, reading or family activity in Lower Manhattan boasts the same familiar phrase: “Part of the River To […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |Dance New Amsterdam trains professional and aspiring professional dancers how to perform without injury and how to overcome injuries, but D.N.A. itself has taken one bruising after another. On May 28, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. New York City’s landlord/tenant court has given the non-profit organization until the end of […]

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  ‘Connections’ kicks off summer theater fest season BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com and indietheaternow.com) | New York City’s busy summer theater festival season kicks off on May 29 with Planet Connections, a four-week celebration of independent theater and social consciousness that is now in its fifth year. a Its official moniker is “Planet Connections […]

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Avant-garde, acoustic, other sounds make the coming months rock and swing BY SAM SPOKONY | Whenever the seasons change, it’s like I’m seeing everything for the first time…again. Yes, maybe I could chalk that up to some rapid diminishment of long-term memory — a possible result of all those things I may or may not […]

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From now through Labor Day, you could spend countless hours scouring every last stoop, garage and yard sale you come across — and you still won’t come even remotely close to the quality pickings you’ll find at the ARChive of Contemporary Music’s Summer Record & CD Sale.  Twice a year (now, and then during the […]

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