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Vacationer at Bowery Ballroom | Live review

Vacationer at Bowery Ballroom
LIVE REVIEW

A little more than midway through Vacationer’s sold out show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night, lead singer Kenny Vasoli made an earnest plea to the audience: “Let yourselves feel love all the time.” It was a fitting appeal, given [read more]

Nick Hakim at Mercury Lounge| Live review

Nick Hakim at Mercury Lounge
LIVE REVIEW

Opening for Nick Hakim on 20th January was artist Jake Sherman. His low, clear vocals paired with his love of all musical instruments filled the room with a vibrancy found in local jazz lounges. Sherman’s musical background [read more]

Wiesenthal at the Acorn | Theater review

Wiesenthal at the Acorn
THEATER REVIEW

Wiesenthal, the off-Broadway play written by and starring Tom Dugan, is a production that succeeds on multiple levels.  It is at once an engaging history lesson, a poignant portrait of a Holocaust survivor and a cautionary tale of a man [read more]

Thomas Struth Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Exhibition review

Thomas Struth Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
EXHIBITION REVIEW

Whether real (Canaletto), abstract (Cole) or surreal (de Chirico), renditions of public spaces are cornerstones of museum collections. Therefore, it is no surprise that the Met Museum chose Pantheon, Rome as the first or last (depending on [read more]

El Greco in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Exhibition Review

El Greco in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
EXHIBITION REVIEW

To access El Greco in New York, patrons of the MET must first pass through displays of his predecessors. The works of Titian and Tintoretto (among others) reveal the style that El Greco would come to absorb and nuance with his personal [read more]

Stone Cold Fox at Rough Trade NYC | Live review

Stone Cold Fox at Rough Trade NYC
LIVE REVIEW

Stone Cold Fox are just what you would expect of a band right out of Brooklyn. On 16th January, at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, lead singer Kevin Olken Henthorn added the stage presence that was missing from opening acts Lazer Cake and [read more]

Blue & Gold at the Mercury Lounge | Live review

Blue & Gold at the Mercury Lounge
LIVE REVIEW

  Back in a time not so long ago, before Taylor Swift was “ambassador” of the city and DJs dominated the nightlife scene, rock music ruled NYC. The turbulent sonic landscape of punk and hard rock that defined lower Manhattan [read more]

Winter Jazzfest 2015 at Judson Memorial Hall: day two with Theo Bleckmann Quartet and Akinmusire | Live Review

Winter Jazzfest 2015 at Judson Memorial Hall: day two with Theo Bleckmann Quartet and Akinmusire
LIVE REVIEW

On the final day of New York City’s Winter Jazzfest, Greenwich Village’s Judson Church was host to some new talent in the jazz circuit as well as staples within the genre.  The first act of the evening was the Theo Bleckmann Quartet. [read more]

Winter Jazzfest 2015 at Judson Memorial Hall: day one with Jason Miles, Ingrid Jensen, Russ Johnson | Live Review

Winter Jazzfest 2015 at Judson Memorial Hall: day one with Jason Miles, Ingrid Jensen, Russ Johnson
LIVE REVIEW

The first weekend of the New Year brought the first winter freeze. While that warm beverage from the neighborhood café or national chain certainly gets the circulation going, the NYC Winter Jazzfest really hits the spot. Hot chocolate is [read more]

New York City holiday markets: Our top five for 2014

New York City holiday markets: Our top five for 2014

With the Rockefeller tree lit and carols playing merrily in department stores, the Christmas season has finally come to the Big Apple. Here are five of the city’s best holiday markets, for all your festive shopping needs: Artist & [read more]

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