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Celebrate The Holiday With The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ZEALnyc, November 22, 2017

On Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin its familiar route through the streets of New York. More than 8,000 people will participate in the parade, including clowns, ...

Review: ‘Home For The Holidays’ Provides a Seasonal Lift

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, November 22, 2017

It’s the time of year when holiday-themed shows are popping up all over town, and with the Christmas Spectacular already underway at Radio City Music Hall, the newest addition to the ...

Review: The Barrow Group’s ‘Muswell Hill’ Scales the Heights

By Justin Sharon, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017

In this, the week we give thanks for New World bounties and pioneering pilgrims who fled the mother country, it’s as if the English never left. Last week a Downton Abbey exhibition ...

Celebrate The Holiday With The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

ZEALnyc, November 22, 2017 On Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. the 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin its familiar route through the streets of New York. More than 8,000 people will participate in the parade, including clowns, balloon handlers and marching bands, while 3.5 million people line ...

Review: 'Home For The Holidays' Provides a Seasonal Lift

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, November 22, 2017 It's the time of year when holiday-themed shows are popping up all over town, and with the Christmas Spectacular already underway at Radio City Music Hall, the newest addition to the traditional Christmas show lineup, Home For the Holidays, ...

Review: The Barrow Group's 'Muswell Hill' Scales the Heights

By Justin Sharon, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017 In this, the week we give thanks for New World bounties and pioneering pilgrims who fled the mother country, it's as if the English never left. Last week a Downton Abbey exhibition opened on 57th Street and last night, 21 ...

Tanglewood Prepares For A Centennial Summer Celebrating Lenny

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017 New York City is enjoying a season bursting with Leonard Bernstein, as befitting his hundredth birthday, with everything from rare performances of art songs to various interpretations of the great “Kaddish” Symphony. But Bernstein had a significant presence at ...

Review: Arlo Guthrie Acknowledges The Past And Looks Toward The ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017 There was a very warm welcome awaiting Arlo Guthrie and his family when they took the stage at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA last Friday evening. While the atmosphere of the small, intimate setting of the recently renovated 1920...

Review: A Magical ‘Brigadoon’ at Encores! City Center

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Whatever happened to Brigadoon? Not the place, the musical. Yeah, the place supposedly comes back every 100 years, but it was beginning to look like a century might pass before we saw the musical again in a full-scale professional production. ...

Review: Female-Centric Programming Takes Center Stage with the New York ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Women have always been huge contributors to the arts, from celebrated costume designers, to award-winning writers, directors and producers. This past Friday the New York Pops chose to honor the musical side of the equation with its concert Women ...

Art Break: Another Side of Louise Bourgeois on Display at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Although Louise Bourgeois is known as a sculptor, she was also an accomplished artist in the areas of drawing, painting and printing. Less known are her works in textiles, often done in collaboration with other artists. Now on ...

Review: Benjamin Grosvenor Dazzles In Recital at 92nd Street Y

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017 Hailed as a child prodigy who has gone on to a promising solo career, British concert pianist Benjamin Grosvenor dazzled New York audiences on Wednesday at the 92nd Street Y with an ambitious program both rangy and highly rewarding. ...

Review: The Mariinsky Orchestra With Its Massive Sound Is A ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017 At least three things emerge from the Mariinsky Orchestra’s back-to-back concerts at Carnegie Hall this week. First, the Mariinsky is a world treasure. Second, Sergei Prokofiev is arguably the finest writer of music for orchestra since Hector Berlioz. ...

Tanglewood Prepares For A Centennial Summer Celebrating Lenny

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017

New York City is enjoying a season bursting with Leonard Bernstein, as befitting his hundredth birthday, with everything from rare performances of art songs to various interpretations of the great ...

Review: Arlo Guthrie Acknowledges The Past And Looks Toward The Future With His ‘Re:Generation Tour’

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, November 21, 2017

There was a very warm welcome awaiting Arlo Guthrie and his family when they took the stage at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA last Friday evening. While the atmosphere of the small, intimate setting of the ...

Review: A Magical ‘Brigadoon’ at Encores! City Center

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017

Whatever happened to Brigadoon? Not the place, the musical. Yeah, the place supposedly comes back every 100 years, but it was beginning to look like a century might pass before we saw the ...

Review: Female-Centric Programming Takes Center Stage with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017

Women have always been huge contributors to the arts, from celebrated costume designers, to award-winning writers, directors and producers. This past Friday the New York Pops chose to honor the musical side ...

Art Break: Another Side of Louise Bourgeois on Display at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in Chelsea

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017

Although Louise Bourgeois is known as a sculptor, she was also an accomplished artist in the areas of drawing, painting and printing. Less known are her works in textiles, often done in collaboration with ...

Review: Benjamin Grosvenor Dazzles In Recital at 92nd Street Y

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017

Hailed as a child prodigy who has gone on to a promising solo career, British concert pianist Benjamin Grosvenor dazzled New York audiences on Wednesday at the 92nd Street Y with an ambitious program both ...

Review: The Mariinsky Orchestra With Its Massive Sound Is A ‘Marvel’ At Carnegie Hall

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017

At least three things emerge from the Mariinsky Orchestra’s back-to-back concerts at Carnegie Hall this week. First, the Mariinsky is a world treasure. Second, Sergei Prokofiev is arguably the ...

Review: ‘Latin History for Morons’ Is Entertaining and Laced with Timely Social Commentary

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, November 16, 2017

Unapologetic, of-the-moment, matured and funny. Just some of the words that come to mind describing John Leguizamo’s sixth one-man stage production, Latin History for Morons, currently ...

Review: The Swedish Chamber Orchestra Presents A Magnificent ‘Missa Solemnis’ That Transcends At Geffen Hall

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, November 14, 2017

Nearly two centuries after its completion, people still pretty much fall into two camps about Beethoven’s Missa solemnis: they think it’s either one of the greatest pieces of music ever ...

Getting Up Close and Personal With Michelangelo at the Met

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017

There are times when an artist’s name becomes verbal shorthand for discussing anything that remotely resembles their talent – or when it doesn’t. As a result it’s easy to lose sight of the original ...

Art Break: The Fabric of Our Lives Through the Eyes of ‘Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality’ at Di Donna Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017

A lot of people dream of travelling the world. They want to experience firsthand the joys of walking down narrow streets surrounded by the colors, smells, and sounds of other lands and cultures. Art Break ...

Music In the Digital Age Sparks Creation of the Open Source Music Festival

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 10, 2017

Virtuoso pianist Joel Fan, a celebrated champion of new music and member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, is launching the Open Source Music Festival at the Lower East Side’s Abrons Art Center ...

Director Victoria Negri and Actress Catherine Curtin Discuss the Highs and Lows of New Film ‘Gold Star’

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, November 10, 2017

Independent film, Gold Star, grapples with the themes of caregiving, acceptance and self-discovery. The film, released commercially today by first–time director Victoria Negri, is abuzz ...

Review: BLO Presents a Historically Hair-Raising and Highly Entertaining World Premiere

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, November 10, 2017

For Boston Lyric Opera’s latest production, The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, the mood is set immediately upon entering the circular rotunda ...

Arlo Guthrie Continues His Family’s Legacy With His Re:Generation Tour

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, November 9, 2017

Anyone familiar with the roots of American folk music, would instantly recognize the opening lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” (1944) by Woody Guthrie – the father of folk music and singer, writer, ...

Review: ‘Hello Again’ Revisits the Sins of the Stage Version

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, November 8, 2017

If you were to ask theater fans which musical they were most hoping to see turned into a film, it’s doubtful you would find anyone point to Hello Again, Michael John LaChiusa’s 1994 ...

Review: The American Composers Orchestra Celebrates a Milestone With Successful Premieres

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, November 8, 2017

The American Composers Orchestra took a well-deserved victory lap on November 7, the occasion of their 40th anniversary gala concert. As the only orchestra in the country that is dedicated ...

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