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American Ballet Theatre: Firebird / AFTERITE at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera House

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2018-abt/Firebird-Afterite/

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

FIREBIRD: ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky choreographs this magical tale of the legendary creature who helps two noble lovers overcome an evil sorcerer, set to an iridescent score by Igor Stravinsky. AFTERITE: Wayne McGregor, one of the most well-known international choreographers of the ...

Peace for Mary Frances / The New Group @ The Pershing Square Signature Center

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre / The Pershing Square Signature Theatre

https://www.thenewgroup.org/peaceformaryfrances.html

480 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036

Mary Frances has lived a good life; she’s ninety years old and ready to die. Born to refugees fleeing the Armenian genocide, her last wish is to die peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her dream collides with reality as three generations of explosive women flood her small New England ...

Tia Fuller Quartet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

http://www.jazz.org/dizzys/events/7586/tia-fuller-quartet/

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Saxophonist Tia Fuller brings her artistry with her quartet to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for two sets @ 7:30pm and ...

In Film Camp, There's Always Popcorn

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, May 17, 2018 The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center in Pleasantville, New York, has a dual mission. Their five-screen art house theater shows independent documentaries and world films, while across the street, a 27,000-square foot media ...

Review: ‘Me and My Girl’ Underwhelms at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, May 16, 2018 In the 1980s, the landscape for Broadway musicals was bleak. As the decade wore on, American musicals were fewer and fewer in number, to the point where, in a number of seasons, there weren’t enough new musicals to ...

Wall to Wall Bernstein at Symphony Space on Saturday - ...

ZEALnyc, May 15, 2018 One of New York City's most enduring performance hosting venues just happens to have started out as a food hall (the Astor Market) in 1915, was a short-lived ice skating rink (the Crystal Palace), and eventually evolved into the iconic performing space and film ...

Art Break: Nature Captured in Art By Georgia O'Keeffe at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 14, 2018 Art is amazing for many reasons. One of the best is helping us reexamine and redefine our understanding and relationship to history, culture, people, or even everyday items. Case in point: all our Art Break picks this week. ...

A Day @: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Will Lift You Out of ...

By Anne Marie Kelly, Contributing Writer, May 11, 2018 Are you tired of feeling trapped inside cars, trains and buses? Or being surrounded by glass, concrete and industrial lighting? Taking a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden might change your mind. This stunning 52-acre garden in the ...

Commentary: Inspirational Fashion By Way of the Catholic Church at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 11, 2018 For many people, fashion isn’t just something to cover (or reveal) the body: in their eyes, fashion is practically a religion. These devotees travel to cities famous for designers and stores, buy items that are cherished for ...

Out of the Pit and Into the Spotlight — the Metropolitan ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, May 10, 2018 The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is one of the world’s finest orchestras, and their highly anticipated appearances at Carnegie Hall are a highlight of the season. Unleashed from the pit of the opera house and taking center stage, it ...

Launching 'A Day @:' Series — Exploring the Not-To-Be-Missed Throughout the ...

ZEALnyc, May 9, 2018 New York City may be our oyster, but where are the pearls? With so many museums, performances, street fairs, shopping, special interest events — how are we supposed to cull out the real gems from the enormous smorgasbord of possibilities? ZEALnyc is here to ...

Jazz Notes: Iconoclastic Jazz Master Ornette Coleman Receives a Rousing ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, May 8, 2018 Ornette Coleman, who dared to step to the edge of jazz boundaries and break the rules in search of improvisational freedom with his free jazz, was once considered a renegade and outsider. In testament to his alto saxophone ...

Review: Mariss Jansons Leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony in a ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, May 8, 2018 The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra reinforced their stature as one of the finest ensembles in the world in a riveting performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E Minor. Under the revered baton of Mariss Jansons, their chief conductor, ...

MoMA: Bodys Isek Kingelez

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

MoMA presents a full retrospective of Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015), the Congolese sculptor who worked with paper, commercial packaging, and materials from everyday life to create what he called “extreme maquettes” that encompass civic buildings, public monuments, and national ...

NY Philharmonic: Bychkov Conducts ‘An Alpine Symphony’ at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/bychkov-conducts-alpine-symphony-and-roomful-of-teeth

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Strauss’s An Alpine Symphony is an orchestral extravaganza requiring an enormous cast of 125 musicians, many playing on wind and thunder machines, cow bells, and bird calls, plus 16 off-stage brass players! Join the composer on his daylong hike and see if you can keep track of all the episodes ...

DanceAfrica 2018 at Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

https://www.bam.org/dance/2018/danceafrica

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music returns for its 41st year, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam. This beloved annual tradition is a jubilant celebration of culture from Africa and its diaspora. This year, DanceAfrica offers a taste of the ...

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