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Americana Art: A Slice of the American Life

NYC-ARTS | April 17, 2013 | Arts
Americana art isn't just about patriotic flags and prints of Uncle Sam. It is a unique slice of the American experience. The term is used to categorize many different images that reflect the charm and nostalgia of America's past. It evokes a sense of patriotism and reflects the history, traditions,...
Kergan Edwards-Stout

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'Miss Broadway Dork' Revealed as Swan (VIDEO)

Kergan Edwards-Stout | April 17, 2013 | Gay Voices
Since 2007, Alex Heinen has been building a name for herself with a YouTube channel, where she goes by the user name "Miss Broadway Dork." With more than 2 million video views, Heinen is followed by a host of eager subscribers who highly anticipate her musical theater gems.
Sean Martinfield

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Pablo Heras-Casado Leads SF Symphony in West Coast Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's EXPO

Sean Martinfield | April 17, 2013 | San Francisco
Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to San Francisco Symphony this week for four performances beginning Feb. 14 through Feb. 17. The program begins with the West Coast premiere of Magnus Lindberg's EXPO, a piece that was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic.
Ming Holden

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Redefining the Female Role Model

Ming Holden | April 17, 2013 | Impact
The war tore their hearts open, their bodies open, their families open. But they learned to create a wheel with their human presence for each other: what they lose through those gaps, they transform into performance, and enacting it with one another gives nourishment back.
Andy Paris

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Baseball and the Power of The Laramie Project

Andy Paris | April 17, 2013 | Gay Voices
Upon learning of Matthew Shepard's death, I don't know that my first reaction was, "How could this happen?" There was something eerily and uncomfortably familiar with what I was reading about in the paper that day. It brought back a memory that I had all but buried years before.
David Finkle

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First Nighter: From White Plains Strong on Forgiveness, Luck of the Irish Fairly Strong on Intolerance

David Finkle | April 17, 2013 | Arts
The lay-out of the play -- which, I repeat, is truly, eminently worthwhile, and so is Perlman's immaculate direction -- is intricate.
Jessica Schmitz

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HIVE at the Guggenheim: Interview With Tyondai Braxton

Jessica Schmitz | April 17, 2013 | Arts
Braxton and Wordless Music are teaming up again, this time joining forces with the Guggenheim Museum for the world premiere of HIVE, a "part installation/ part band" multimedia experience.
Jane Harris

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Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art

Jane Harris | April 17, 2013 | Arts
Myra Chanin

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Beck Lee: The Weird and Wonderful St. Jude of Entertainment Publicists

Myra Chanin | April 17, 2013 | Entertainment
He's been described as "something of a marketing genius" by NPR's "On the Media" which means that if you're involved in presenting some quirky production or event that desperately needs publicity, Beck will somehow, someway save the day.
Jonathan Ned Katz

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Coming of Age in Greenwich Village: A Memoir With Paintings (PHOTOS)

Jonathan Ned Katz | April 17, 2013 | Gay Voices
In 1955, when I was 17, I painted a picture of a shy, downward-glancing nun in Greenwich Village. I didn't know it then, but that nun was the perfect visual image of my repressed gay self. That nun was me.
Michal Shapiro

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Classical Fusions at the Asia Society: The Knights With Wu Man

Michal Shapiro | April 17, 2013 | Arts
The Knights have been making waves with their blend of high musicianship, adventurous programming and youthful camaraderie on stage.
Carey Purcell

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Immerse Yourself in a Real-Life, Unsolved Murder at Speakeasy Dollhouse

Carey Purcell | April 17, 2013 | Arts
Upon arriving at the Dollhouse, guests are ushered in by policemen dressed in period-specific uniforms and handed a slip of paper that contains a role or assignment for the night.
Laverne Cox

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'Speculum Orum,' M. Lamar's New Video, Grapples With Black/White Relationships and Confronting History (VIDEO)

Laverne Cox | April 17, 2013 | Gay Voices
With the upcoming release of his album Speculum Orum and the video for its title song, I wanted to talk to M. Lamar about what inspires his music, which is steeped in racial politics and meditations on the history of black bodies and souls in America.
Bruce E. Whitacre

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Theatre Brings New Perspective to Global Health Issues

Bruce E. Whitacre | April 17, 2013 | Impact
Global Health and the Arts demonstrates how crucial a theatre can be in addressing complex technical and social issues, especially when they intertwine.
Sara Mearns

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Barre None: New York City - Where Ballet And Fashion Meet

Sara Mearns | April 17, 2013 | Arts
Welcome to Barre None, my new video blog exclusively on Huffington Post. I'm Sara Mearns and I hope to be your tour guide into the world of classical ballet. You might ask yourself, "Why a video blog that goes behind the scenes of a classical ballet dancer's daily life?" Because...
Bobby Elliott

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Ulterior Hands: The Poetry of Dean Young

Bobby Elliott | April 17, 2013 | Books
When people talk about Dean Young, they talk about how his poems are loved by a.) poets and b.) everyone else. I don't know if that's true, I haven't conducted a survey, but after reading Bender: New and Selected Poems, I hope that it is.
Edward Goldman

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When Art Critics Get It Wrong

Edward Goldman | April 17, 2013 | Arts
It takes a certain amount of courage for an art critic to admit that he or she has made a mistake. But to do so in public? Why would anyone want to reveal their professional shortcomings in such a fashion?
Laura Cococcia

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Of Music and Destiny-Making: Matt Sucich Gets Real

Laura Cococcia | April 17, 2013 | Arts
I wonder how much time on average artists spend trying to be good at something else other than what they are destined to do? Matt Sucich is one of the exceptions who stays true to his talent and his desire to make great music.
Phil Campbell

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When a Good Artist Turns Nazi Sympathizer

Phil Campbell | May 13, 2013 | Arts
The idea driving this kind of art, was that Krafft was a provocateur taking on some of the most difficult themes in art with a sly, shifting lens of irony, scorn, and humor. No one ever considered the possibility that Krafft's more controversial works of art were in any way, well, sincere.
Fern Siegel

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Stage Door: The Man Who Laughs

Fern Siegel | April 17, 2013 | Arts
The Stolen Chair company's The Man Who Laughs, is a remarkable achievement. A stage production performed as a live silent film, this captivating multimedia effort is freely adapted from Victor Hugo's novel. The twist -- and it's a big one -- is playwright Kiran Rikhye's script.
Brenna Weingus

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'American Idol' Recap: Top 40 Revealed For Season 12

Brenna Weingus | April 17, 2013 | TV
It's the final night of Hollywood Week at "American Idol," which means tonight is the night the Top 40 are selected! The competition has gotten more and more fierce and this is their last chance to prove themselves. Before the Top 40 can be chosen, the remaining girls still have...
Mark Bazer

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Jeff Tweedy (and the Chicago Fire Dept.) on 'The Interview Show'

Mark Bazer | April 17, 2013 | Entertainment
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy stopped by The Interview Show at The Hideout -- and, as you will see, so did the Chicago Fire Department -- on Feb. 1, 2013. Tweedy talked with me about music, crime shows and ... fire codes.
VernissageTV

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Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Retrospective at Schirn Kunsthalle (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | April 17, 2013 | Arts
With the large retrospective Yoko Ono. Half-A-Wind Show. Eine Retrospektive, the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main in Germany wants to highlight her pioneering role as an artist, as a groundbreaking protagonist of the early conceptual, film and performance art.
Robert Koehler

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The Sex Closet

Robert Koehler | April 17, 2013 | TED Weekends
While we can publicly talk about sex in all its thrilling messiness with a little more candor than we could a few generations back, we still live most of our lives within an invisible envelope of politeness.