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Karen Dalton-Beninato

Wilco Lights Up New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | April 25, 2015 | Arts
Wilco The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 ended its first day with a bang. And a series of lightning flashes. Then torrential rain, but not before headliners from Wilco to Keith Urban to Jimmy Cliff worked in as much music as...
Fern Siegel

Stage Door: Finding Neverland, The Belle of Belfast

Fern Siegel | April 24, 2015 | Arts
Neverland is a traditional musical blessed with moments of magic. That's thanks to Morrison, who, as the imaginative Mr. Barrie, carries the show from start to finish. (And who counts numerous Glee fans in the audience.)
Michael Radou Moussou

Arthur Miller and Vanessa Redgrave Meet in Playing for Time

Michael Radou Moussou | April 24, 2015 | Arts
In an exclusive interview with director-producer Linda Yellen, who produced 35 years ago the now classic television-film Playing for Time, we will examine the various approaches of cinema on the subject of the Holocaust.
Summer Noblé

The Evolution of Lana Del Rey

Summer Noblé | April 24, 2015 | Entertainment
Whether you like her music or not, she's made a name for herself and has an astronomical following to prove it. But what makes her music so addicting to the thousands of diehard LDR fans? Well I can tell you it isn't just the sound.
D. Dominick Lombardi

Behind the Scenes: Michelle Mackey

D. Dominick Lombardi | April 24, 2015 | Arts
I first met Michelle Mackey about a year ago while working on the set of Manhattan Love Story, a short-lived ABC romantic comedy. It was immediately apparent that Mackey was most pleased when we were creating a series of abstract paintings for the show's primary loft set.
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Jerry's Gift: The Art and Passion of a Circus Super Fan

Johnathan Lee Iverson | April 24, 2015 | Impact
The arts cast a peculiar spell. Relationships are forged and avenues are explored that likely would have never been considered. For some time, Jerry was simply a character, a fun-loving fan of The Greatest Show On Earth whose presence and kindness was much appreciated.
Damien Sneed

Young, Gifted and Black: Augusta's Adopted Rising Star Makes Conducting Debut at Carnegie Hall

Damien Sneed | April 24, 2015 | Black Voices
After moving to New York City in 2001, and after completing my undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, one of my favorite things to do was drive by Carnegie Hall and say to myself: "One day I'll perform there."
Marshall Fine

Movie Review: Ex Machina -- Mechanical

Marshall Fine | April 24, 2015 | Entertainment
Ex Machina is both tastily minimal and frustratingly simplistic. Alex Garland's directing debut (he wrote 28 Days Later and Sunshine) is, in essence, a three-hander about three people in a house. OK, a high-tech mansion, but you get the point. 
Wilborn Hampton

Met Opera: Verdi's 'Ballo In Maschera' Beautifully Sung And Played

Wilborn Hampton | April 24, 2015 | Arts
The principals for this season's Ballo are the same that sang the premiere of the current production in 2012 with one main exception -- Beczala taking over the role of King Gustavo III of Sweden. And with Levine now conducting the always splendid Met Orchestra, the evening is a musical joy.
Danny Groner

Living on Love: Power Couple

Danny Groner | April 24, 2015 | Arts
The absurdity inside many of Broadway comedies, a world where anything can happen, comes through in full force this season in the new Living on Love, playing at the Longacre Theater. As opera star Raquel De Angelis, Renée Fleming belts it out while letting it all hang out as a...
David Finkle

First Nighter: Lisa D'Amour's 'Airline Highway' Traffic Jam

David Finkle | April 24, 2015 | Arts
Everybody knows about gang comedies, most often as television series. Something less talked about, if ever talked about, are gang tragedies -- or let's say, gang dramas. They exist as well, often as plays.
Steven Suskin

Aisle View: The Final Visit

Steven Suskin | April 23, 2015 | Arts
Not enough. An interesting show, to be sure; but in this crowded April, with at least ten intriguing new productions on view, I wonder whether this Visit is quite worth the visit.
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

(R)evolution in Berlin: Colette's New DO Rides the Surfgeist

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | April 23, 2015 | Arts
This endlessly-copied artist knows no bounds of time or space. Colette was born in North Africa to mixed ancestry, raised in France and has been characterized by social gadfly Anthony Haden-Guest as "a gauze-draped pillar of the New York art world."
Camila Gibran

'The Wannabe': Nick Sandow's Farewell to Old New York

Camila Gibran | April 23, 2015 | Arts
"I always felt like Thomas, I always felt like I was on the periphery of all that stuff, and this desire of a wannabe, well, I am an actor, I spent the last 25 years pretending to be somebody else."
Matthew Wade

Why We Need to Keep the Activism of New Queer Cinema Alive

Matthew Wade | April 23, 2015 | Gay Voices
Yes, these contemporary films may be brilliant and present a diverse range of multi-layered gay characters, but they often focus on the monogamous, family-oriented love stories we typically see in mainstream heterosexual narratives. The queercore, rebellious spirit of New Queer Cinema films has slowly become overshadowed by the "ideal" of domesticity and conformity.
Roxane Assaf

All About That Bar: Bemelmans Hosts Kate Davis

Roxane Assaf | April 23, 2015 | Arts
The celebrity boîte in the Hotel Carlyle enshrining today's only public mural art of Ludwig Bemelmans is a fitting incubator for the blossoming musical talents of multi-instrumentalist/singer Kate Davis.
Alexandra Villarreal

There's Nothing Rotten About Something Rotten!

Alexandra Villarreal | April 23, 2015 | Arts
No matter how good the cast is (and it is stupendous), the show would be nothing without its witty wordplay. What makes Something Rotten! so special is that it's fun. It's clever, but it doesn't try to be anything it's not.
John Seed

Is Having an 'Eye' for Art a Thing of the Past?

John Seed | April 24, 2015 | Arts
If you have an "eye for art" and a keen interest in inspecting the surface of works of art, both out of curiosity and a quest for deeper meaning, your abilities are linked to an increasingly outdated notion of connoisseurship.
Rodrigo Cañete

This Venice Biennale Is Dedicated to an Artist Who Evokes the Eroticism That Lies Underneath Self-Destruction

Rodrigo Cañete | April 23, 2015 | Arts
His conceptualism achieves somethings apparently impossible which is to be experienced at an emotional level. The way, however, his work has been read till now, insists on transforming his pieces into a visual representation of some aspects of continental social philosophy.
Michael Nirenberg

A Conversation With Delia Gonzalez

Michael Nirenberg | April 24, 2015 | Arts
Delia Gonzalez's debut titled In Remembrance is released on April 28, 2015 through DFA Records. This is not an average record release. This record has taken several years and is part of a larger multimedia project.
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