Category: Arts

Strange and Beautiful Sounds at Zinc Bar

Haunting, beautiful, insane, incendiary, bizarre, meditative, and alien. These are just a few words that only begin to describe the sounds I heard coming from the trio of Theo Bleckman, Ben Monder, and Tom Rainey at the final performance of the Guitar Master Series

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Does Anyone Remember Us?

Does Anyone Remember Us? By Sho Kohara Does anyone remember us? We were called “China Mary.” My name is Ah Yuen. I came to the United States from Canton in 1863. Being a prostitute. Yes. Many of our women came to America as...

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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,

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Grey Art Museum Opening

New York University has announced the relocation, renaming, and future opening of the Grey Art Museum. Formerly the Grey Art Gallery at Washington Square East on NYU’s campus, now closed, it will reopen as the Grey Art Museum at 18 Cooper Square, adjacent to Cooper Union’s main campus buildings.

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Ralph Lee

Last week I watched a street parade of his puppets which made me want to dance with delight. This time the mood was different as these ghostly apparitions in the Cathedral held me spellbound.

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Eight hundred forty repetitions comprise Vexations, Erik Satie’s enigmatic unpublished durational piano score. Composed around 130 years ago, and evidently never performed, the piece remained a theoretical curiosity until 1963 when John Cage organized a marathon rendition in the East Village.

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The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra’s Monday night gig is the longest steady gig in jazz history (1966 to 2023). That’s 57 years at the Village Vanguard, the oldest continuously operating jazz club in the world (established 1935).

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Village Pet Pages

Joy in the Moment

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