Category Archives: music

The Book of Mormon: Reviving the Musical

The Book of Mormon is a musical that took the world by surprise. The two authors (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) are no strangers to satire as they are also the creators of South Park. About ten years ago, they … Continue reading

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Free Art to See in the City

Another Friday night has come around, and what’s an art lover on a budget to do? Go see some free art, of course! There’s a lot to discover around town now, especially with the advent of spring (sort of) and … Continue reading

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Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces $1 Million Cage Cunningham Fund

After campaigning for two years to raise funds, the Baryshnikov Arts Center has announced the first recipient of its new Cage Cunningham Fund: Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov. Lubimov is set to put his $50,000 toward supporting new work from composers … Continue reading

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Sole Copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s New Album Sells for Millions

This one’s fun. The only copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin…, was sold through online auctioneer Paddle8 for an “undisclosed figure in the millions.” An unnamed American buyer now owns the lonely album. Since … Continue reading

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Young Russian Pianist Dazzles with New York Philharmonic

Twenty-four-year-old Daniil Trifonov has been generating buzz since 2011, when he took first prize in the Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv at age 20. Four years later, he joins the New York Philharmonic in presenting a … Continue reading

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What Do Biggie and the Met Have in Common?

If you’ve ever found the quiet experience of walking through New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art lackluster, this may interest you: you can now take a virtual tour of the museum with a number of hip-hop artists. A new endeavor … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Auctions John Lennon’s Detention Sheets

If you’ve ever wanted to own personal items of your favorite celebrities, Sotheby’s Auction House might have the thing for you: John Lennon’s detention sheets, because apparently they expect people to pay a lot of money for these. The book … Continue reading

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Underground Auditions

Anyone who has ridden a New York subway has seen them, buskers playing in twos and threes or simply solo on any of the world’s repertoire of instruments, case open or hat on the ground to catch tossed coins and … Continue reading

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‘Fun Home’ Comes Alive on the Broadway Stage

Casual movie analysts will already know the name Alison Bechdel from the Bechdel test, her famous rubric. It’s a deliberately low bar by which to measure women’s involvement in films, with only three criteria. 1. The work must have two … Continue reading

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Royal Ballet Adds Lincoln Center to American Tour

Here’s some exciting news for ballet fans in New York City: the Royal Ballet will be visiting NYC’s Lincoln Center as part of its upcoming American Tour. The ballet company will visit NYC in late June after a tour in … Continue reading

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