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SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

Jim Luce | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor. Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls,...

Smoky Skies, Rx Mozart & Our American Evolution

Camille Zamora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Prescription Mozart is my shorthand for the leveraging of art's transformative power in the service of healing. It is a vision in which artistic expression -- collaborative, open-sourced and radically welcoming -- is once again positioned as central to human wholeness and societal harmony.

Theater: Forever Tango Is Back; Monkey King Looks to the West; The Civilians Face Death

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

They came for the tango and stayed for the salsa. The blockbuster hit dance show Forever Tango returned to Broadway for the second time since its debut in 1997.

A Monkey With a Long Tale

Joyce Morgan | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

A flesh-eating skeleton, a seductive spider and a dragon king. These are among the mythical creatures Monkey encounters on a journey that has captivated for centuries.

Nebulae & Camouflage: The Sing for Hope Piano Process

Camille Zamora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

I hope that you've had a moment these last weeks to enjoy these piano artworks in their streetside spots across the five boroughs. Here are some video peeks at these artists' piano processes.

Piano Land

Monica Yunus | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts
Monica Yunus

Few things have the power to surprise and delight the inhabitants of the city that never sleeps. Let's face it, New Yorkers are just not easily impressed. But at Sing for Hope, we know that putting 88 pianos around town makes New Yorkers look up and take notice. And of course, make music!

Camille Zamora: My Third Metric: Just Breathe

Camille Zamora | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Camille Zamora

You may feel right now that "success" is defined by how many accolades you receive. But I'm going to tell you that it's not about the accolades at all, but about authenticity

June 7th, 1970: Pete Townshend Throws Me His Guitar - The Cliff Notes Version

Binky Philips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Utterly obsessed fan that I was, I'd decided to sleep out for a full two nights under the marquee of the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue and East 6th St. to buy tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy."

City Songs: A Brief History of the Street Piano

Camille Zamora | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

This summer, once again, New York City will play home to a truly Big-Apple-flavored Street Piano installation.

The Russians Are Coming

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Nikolai and the Others, Richard Nelson's ambitious new offering at Lincoln Center, is basically a history play that aspires to shed philosophical light on the relationship between Art and politics and the plight of the Artist in Exile. As history, it is fascinating and engaging; as philosophy, it's not clear exactly what he wants to say.

Are Ballerinas Dog or Cat People? Instagram and the New York City Ballet

James Sims | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
James Sims

George Balanchine once said, "See the music, hear the dance." Perhaps Balanchine's successor, Peter Martins, can add, "See the music, hear the dance, Instagram the dogs."

88 Keys to Past and Future

Camille Zamora | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Each year, Sing for Hope enlists the help of visual artists. Together they paint, sculpt, découpage and gesso a gift for our city: 88 unique piano artworks (representing the 88 keys on a keyboard) that are placed throughout the public spaces of the 5 boroughs, for anyone and everyone to play.

Reconsidering the American Folk Art Museum

Henry Miller | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Henry Miller

The brilliance of the design of the American Folk Art Museum building is evident both inside and out.

NYC-ARTS Top Five | Munch & Warhol, Brave Writers and Fantasia Live

NYC-ARTS | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

András Schiff Plays Bach at Lincoln Center

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Fifty-nine-year-old Schiff, who always starts his mornings with an hour of Bach (even before breakfast) admitted that the composer probably had no idea anyone would ever play all six of these suites in one concert.

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

Thoughts on the Passing of Martin E. Segal

Randall Bourscheidt | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Randall Bourscheidt

My friend Marty Segal (1916-2012) was the driving force behind the creation of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. This was no small achievement.

Laurent Corradi and the Hanging Gardens of New York City (PHOTOS)

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 03.20.2013 | New York
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

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Science, Concert Halls and Egos

Eric J. Heller | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

Bitter criticism of new performance spaces is apparently a fairly recent phenomenon. Only after a science of architectural acoustics was born and consultants began to make recommendations did people apparently become aware of blameworthy acoustics and blameworthy consultants.

Vladimir Jurowski Brings the London Philharmonic to New York

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Vladimir Jurowski, visited Lincoln Center this week with solid success.

A Hearty Evening of Brahms and Tchaikovsky

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

I've been hearing this music since the cradle, yet, when played right, it never fails to surprise me with its gems of tenderness. This evening, there were no such surprises. Pretty and attractive music, to be sure, but it's not the same thing as opening up the treasures of your heart.

Theater: Gem-like Passion, Charming Carousel and Vanessa Redgrave in The Revisionist

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Revisit a classic and you're sure to discover new facets. That's certainly the case with this gem-like production by Classic Stage Company. Its intimate space is ideal for shining a light on Stephen Sondheim's 1994 masterpiece Passion.

Jan Vogler's New York: Music, Museums & Murray's

NYC-ARTS | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Cellist Jan Vogler has played with some of the best orchestras in the world, including our own New York Philharmonic. In his own words, Jan shares with NYC-ARTS his favorite things to do in New York City.

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

Tap Dance Preserved

Adria Rolnik | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Tap is jazz, tap is Broadway, tap is culture blending at its best -- the history of tap is rich, the dancing electric. We should pay attention.