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Stormy Leather, 'the Naked Girl of Burlesque,' Burns Up the Stage

Dar Dowling | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Dar Dowling

Smart, talented, soulful women have always been my downfall, so it's no surprise that while chatting on the phone with Stormy Leather, "The Naked Girl of Burlesque," I fell just a little bit in love.

The Men Dancers Stars Lubovitch, Askegard and Soto

Adria Rolnik | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik


The Mystery of Edwin Drood Revived on Broadway

Carey Purcell | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

While this exuberant, interactive, choose-your-own ending musical may be a bit vulgar, it is also skilfully directed, joyously performed and a darn good time in a season of unimpressive musicals on Broadway.

Glengarry Glen Ross's Broadway Revival

Rob Taub | Posted 02.10.2013 | Arts
Rob Taub

When Glengarry Glen Ross debuted in 1984, David Mamet's play about Chicago real-estate agents redefined American theater with its own unique language, style and rhythm.

Is That a Rectangle in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)


Stage Door: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Circus Oz

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Charles Dickens died in 1870, midway through his last novel, and its unfinished ending has been a creative lure to stage and screen ever since.

An Irish Christmas' in NYC

John Lee | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York
John Lee

Traditional Irish music legend, folklorist and a man who earned his cross-cultural cred staging a show called "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews," Mick Moloney has built a program around an eclectic mix of tunes ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.

Unique LA's Creatives on Display

Wyatt Closs | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

With 350 vendors accepted (out of 800 that applied), 75,000 square feet of space and customers spending around $3.5 million over the three weekends a year that Unique L.A. happens, this is not your mother's flea market rummage.

7 Questions for Painter Lisa Breslow

John Seed | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
John Seed


The Case for Obstructed-View Seats

David Browning | Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts
David Browning

For any opera to defy the Met's attempts at complete destruction and yet allow me to leave humming its beautiful melodies instead of fuming about the production is remarkable.

Painting Lives! 'Mark, Wipe, Scrape, Shape' at Spaceshifter

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler


At Long Last Broadway

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

It's hardly surprising to learn about a hit Off Broadway show moving to Broadway. It's been happening for years, both with shows that began at not-for-profit companies or as commercial ventures.

Surviving Sandy: When Art Lifts Spirits and Serves the Community

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The discussion this day though was what had happened following the storm. There was talk of the difficulties faced in doing business and troubles with cell phone coverage; but mostly about the damage the storm had done to "art."

Studio View: Painter David Humphrey

Hilary Harkness | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Hilary Harkness


Bjarne Melgaard's Latest Adventure and a Spin Through Tokyo

Alexander Adler | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Alexander Adler


Salvage Art Institute's Exhibit Explores Art's Afterlife

Catherine Despont | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Catherine Despont

Sitting in the storage units of insurance companies around the world there are objects that have been damaged and striped of their art status. Until recently, there was no public access to these inventories.

Do Not Miss the 'Borimix 2012: Index' Art Exhibition

Monica Gutierrez | Posted 11.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Gutierrez


The 15th Annual Chocolate Show Highlights (PHOTOS)

Charu Suri | Posted 01.13.2013 | Home
Charu Suri

This is a show where you can learn from experts, sample the goodies, learn about the artistry of chocolate, purchase chocolate at wholesale prices and pick up on interesting chocolate trends.

Music and the DNA of War

John Mauceri | Posted 10.31.2012 | Arts
John Mauceri

Over the centuries, Western music has built up a symbolic language that we all associate with experiences. But what Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler (and Mao) knew, is that music is incredibly powerful.

Seeing Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues With Patti LuPone

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

Patti Issues is bitingly funny and deeply moving as Ben Rimalower delves into complex issues of family relationships, depression, coming out, the nature of celebrity worship and the pitfalls of meeting our own idols.

Lessons I Learned Waiting on Line

Leah Griesmann | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
Leah Griesmann

For those who can't afford to purchase tickets to Shakespeare in the Park there are two options that don't involve money -- a lottery and a line.

Katie Holmes Talks About Her Return to Broadway

Andy Propst | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Andy Propst

At a recent press event for the Broadway show she'll be opening at the end of November, Holmes came across pretty much like any actress just finding her way in rehearsals in a new play.

PHOTOS: See Who Turned Out For Bergdorf's 111th Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.19.2012 | Style

Erin Heatherton wore a sheer skirt... but her date definitely didn't mind.

Nicholas Kirkwood Spring 2013 Shoes Made Me Lose My Cool

Sarah Leon | Posted 12.18.2012 | Style
Sarah Leon

As part of my job, I have met a lot of celebrities, but none of them -- besides Justin Timberlake -- have made me as excited as when I met Nicholas Kirkwood.

The Gotham Chamber Opera: When Small is the Next Big Thing

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

Gotham Chamber Opera's model of small, chic, thought-provoking productions, combined with musical intelligence featuring emerging talent, and creative, forward-thinking directors, proved a winning combination.