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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Wakes Up in Queens

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WNYC

Moments before the sky opened up to a sticky summer storm, a dry wooden dragon appeared in Kew Gardens. Traditional lion dancers performed on the concrete as Buddhist monks blessed the dragonhead, which happened to be attached to a one-ton wooden boat.

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Questions for Dan Zanes

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Musician Dan Zanes is probably used to lots of moving bodies since the average age of his audience is 6... so his collaboration with the Pilobolus dance company and cartoonist Art Spiegelman it is not altogether surprising.

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Merchant of Venice: The Gloves Are Off

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

After seeing The Public Theater's production of The Merchant of Venice in Central Park, critics Adam Feldman and Elisabeth Vincentelli had disparate opinions, and they're sticking to them.

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George Steinbrenner in the Media

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be remembered as a controversial figure in the baseball world, who brought the Bronx Bombers 7 World Series wins and radically drove the increase in player salaries.

But he also made his mark in the entertainment world, playing himself in multiple commercials and a movie (Albert Brooks' The Scout). And, of course, there's his recurring role in Seinfeld.

What moments do you remember that we are leaving out?

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World Cup: Hangover Edition

Monday, July 12, 2010

The day after Spain won the World Cup title over the Netherlands in a 1-0 victory, the city's soccer bars were quiet.  Instead of beer, clients and bartenders sipped ice water and coffee, looking tired.

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Artist Harvey Pekar Dead at 70

Monday, July 12, 2010

Comic book author Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic, "American Splendor," was made into an Oscar-nominated movie in 2003, was found dead at his home today. He was 70.

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Theatrical Bellydance Conference Sways Through the City

Friday, July 09, 2010

WNYC

Bellies up! New York's first large-scale bellydancing conference pops its hips on the Lower East Side this weekend.

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African Music Takes the Stage

Friday, July 09, 2010

African bands Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Konono No. 1, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and Burkina Electric perform throughout the city and ensure that New York's focus on Africa continues beyond the World Cup.

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Putting the Paint to the Pavement in Times Square

Friday, July 09, 2010

Pedestrians in Times Square stopped to watch this morning as workers sprayed bright blue paint across the streets. It's the beginning of a public art project in the five pedestrian plazas on Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets.

 

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Stickball Hall of Fame: Neither a Hall, nor Famous (Yet)

Friday, July 09, 2010

WNYC

The 60-year-old president of New York City's Stickball Hall of Fame waxes poetic about his favorite street game in this video.

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The Apples in stereo Are Back From the Future

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now. The band’s latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel. When the band stopped by Studio 360 recently, frontman Robert Schneider ...

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The World Cup Final: Where to Watch

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The beer orders are in. The flags are hung. The Spanish and Dutch sides are set to meet for the final game of the World Cup.

And the city's bars, restaurants and residents are prepared for mayhem.

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Kickin' It in Queens as Spain Advances to World Cup Final

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

This afternoon, Spain made history by defeating Germany 1-0 and reaching the World Cup Final for the first time.

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Risk-Taking Theater in Risky Times

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Far from the jazz hands and high kicks of Broadway, two stalwart downtown theater festivals open this week with productions that range from Wagner's Ring Cycle to the predictions of Nostradamus.

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Lord of the Flies Author Revealed

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

WNYC

A new biography of the writer gets us digging for a rare interview from WNYC.

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See Spot Sweat

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

NPR

You think you’re hot? Imagine being encased in fur. Then think about how hot you would be.

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Emancipation Day Tradition Revived In Bed Stuy

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Nearly two centuries ago, freed slaves in New York started a tradition of celebrating independence day on the day after the national holiday -- on the 5th of July.

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"Christian Marclay: Festival"

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Christian Marclay can make music out of almost anything. He's composed scores out of found objects, clothing, record covers, and restaurant menus.  

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SpilLover: Balancing Oil in Times Square

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WNYC

When oil started gushing in the Gulf, Brooklynite Josephine Decker felt overwhelmed. She wanted to do something to call attention to the spill and start conversations about conserving oil. So she got a group of dancers together, dressed them in white, and had them balance small buckets of oil-like liquid ...

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What Harlem Wants, the Maysles Cinema Gets

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

From rooftop films to free concerts in nearly every park, New York offers a bounty of reasons to leave the buzz of your apartment’s air conditioning this summer. One small, 55-person movie theater adds to the mix by bringing a wide range of documentaries and classic cinema to Harlem.

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