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Othello:  A Dance in Three Acts at American Ballet Theatre | Live review

Othello: A Dance in Three Acts at American Ballet Theatre
LIVE REVIEW

Over 75 seasons, American Ballet Theatre has performed many Shakespeare-inspired ballets. They include Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (danced by Baryshnikov) and José Limon’s meditation on Othello, [read more]

The Flatiron Hex at Dixon Place | Theater review

The Flatiron Hex at Dixon Place
THEATER REVIEW

According to James Godwin and the puppet metropolis of The Flatiron Hex, the Apocalypse (aka “The Storm”) is not without its fun. The futuristic puppet epic never downplays the End of Days, an annual event in NYORG, but provides it [read more]

Kopecky at Mercury Lounge | Live review

Kopecky at Mercury Lounge
LIVE REVIEW

Kopecky kicked off their two day stay in New York with a show at Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge. In the midst of a countdown to May 19th, the release date of their sophomore album, Drug for the Modern Age, this indie rock band from [read more]

Merrily We Roll Along at the Astoria Performing Arts Center| Theater review

Merrily We Roll Along at the Astoria Performing Arts Center
THEATER REVIEW

Merrily We Roll Along lasted 16 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1981. Despite Stephen Sondheim’s deep revisions and acclaimed revivals at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center and New York City Center’s Encores!, the musical [read more]

High River Sauces presents the third annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

High River Sauces presents the third annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

The Hot Sauce Expo was not for the faint of heart or the susceptible to heartburn. The Brooklyn Expo Center was filled with inflamed coughing, heaving exhales and whispery “whoas” as the heat of each sample wrestled tongues and [read more]

Teatro Hugo & Ines:  Short Stories at HERE Arts | Theater review

Teatro Hugo & Ines: Short Stories at HERE Arts
THEATER REVIEW

With the main props being themselves, Hugo Suarez and Ines Pasic create a puppet universe.  Not seen in New York since 1998, the Peru-based puppeteers/mimes are performing their signature piece Short Stories at HERE Arts. Their appearance [read more]

Wine, wine and more wine at the United Nations

Wine, wine and more wine at the United Nations

Let us begin with a brief history lesson. It is widely known that Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, was the founding father and main author of the Declaration of Independence. It is perhaps a lesser-known fact [read more]

Artisan indulgence at NYC Bacon and Beer Classic

Artisan indulgence at NYC Bacon and Beer Classic

Countless scores of meat lovers and craft beer aficionados from all around the tri-state area descended on CitiField baseball park, home of the NY Mets in Queens, to indulge in their fill of pork and brews at the NYC Bacon and Beer [read more]

Marcelo Gomes at En Avant Foundation

Marcelo Gomes at En Avant Foundation

Offstage, ballet dancers can be unintentionally intimidating; they have an inherent sense of purpose from years of training, they wear clothes as well as they do costumes, and their posture and muscle tone are envy-inducing. This [read more]

Hamlet at Classic Stage Company | Theater review

Hamlet at Classic Stage Company
THEATER REVIEW

The most famous play in western theater has a lot of everything. Hamlet’s first act alone includes a ghost who’s the victim of a crime of passion, tyranny, imminent war, hints of incest and the questionable sanity of the main [read more]

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