Category: Arts


Eight hundred forty repetitions comprise Vexations, Erik Satie’s enigmatic unpublished durational piano score.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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The Sign on Lorraine Hansberry’s Window

With the money received from the play and film A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry bought the building on 337 Bleecker Street in the West Village. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places and is a State Historic Preservation site. You possibly passed by and thought nothing of it or maybe you read the plaque. But do you know who Lorraine Hansberry was?

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Hamlet in the Park

Some of my actor friends may call me a Philistine for saying so, but I’ve always felt that Shakespeare is at his best when adapted for modern audiences. Truth be told, I’ve typically enjoyed reading the Bard’s work more than watching it on stage.

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Love’s Centenary on Twelfth Street

One July, a century back, the Duke of Middlebottom presented the smart set of New York with a shining brief flash of a summer “season” in glittery performance of a one-night operatic spectacle at the private theater of his rented townhouse on West Twelfth Street.

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New Ohio Theatre to Conclude 30-year Run

The Obie Award-winning New Ohio Theatre has announced that it will conclude its acclaimed 30-year run with the last ever Ice Factory Festival, featuring Artistic Director Robert Lyons’ ULTRA LEFT VIOLENCE as the final show

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Heidi’s Village Stroll

Heidi Russell is a life-long, self-taught fine art photographer specializing in capturing the intersection of the various dimensions of cultural environs through full-frame, non-manipulated, in-camera technique using existing lighting.

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Joy in the Moment

  • Expect Nothing! You won’t be let down.
    Have you ever looked forward to an occasion, be it time with someone, a trip, a gift, a holiday…you name it? Then, when it didn’t work out as expected, or better said, as you expected, then you felt let down?

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