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No Cover: Anthony Braxton

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future

Legendary experimental jazz musician, composer, and multi-hyphenate Anthony Braxton, was honored last week on his 65th birthday. The two-night celebration, produced by the non-profit Tri-Centric Foundation, featured an array of contemporary jazz music’s leading lights, including John Zorn, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas and Nicole Mitchell. “If it weren’t for Anthony Braxton,” exclaimed a clearly humbled Zorn said from the stage, “we all wouldn’t be standing here.”

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Books You Shouldn't Miss

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A work of fiction, a work of non-fiction, and a collection of short stories that you shouldn't miss.

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Gay Pride Parades through New York City

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Pride parade revelers scream, cry, and weigh-in on Civil Rights. Then they scream some more.

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The Email That Shook Downtown Theater

Monday, June 28, 2010

When a disgruntled cast member of P.S. 122's Octoroon sent out an email trashing and satirizing the very show he was a part of ("I would like to invite you to a train wreck," the missive began), and the Village Voice posted it online, the downtown theater community responded. And they were not pleased.

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The Coming E-Book Apocalypse

Friday, June 25, 2010

"It’s an apocalyptic summer,” Jason Boog says about the publishing industry. Boog, the publishing editor of mediabistro.com, is referring to the fact that this is the first summer e-books have impacted the market in a big way. With three e-reader devices — the Kindle, Nook, and now the iPad — becoming ubiquitous, publishers are taking this new market very seriously.

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LGBTQ Youth Celebrate Pride with Honors

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Gay Pride month in New York, and some of the city's LGBTQ youth celebrated with a ceremony of their own at the Hetrick-Martin Institute's annual Dameon Awards ceremony.

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Questions for Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of New York City Ballet

Friday, June 25, 2010

Peter Martins, New York City Ballet's ballet master in chief, talks about his off-stage interests for a behind-the-scenes moment at the WNYC studios.

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Portugal vs. Brazil: Sharing the Language (of Soccer)

Friday, June 25, 2010

From baby dolls in storefronts to the corner Walgreen’s drug store – you name it and it was covered in a flag this morning in Newark’s Ironbound district.

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Road Trip Reading, Before Getting in the Car

Friday, June 25, 2010

Our selection of road trip–themed stories, books, and shows to get you started on your own soul-searching adventure.

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Upcoming Events for Bookworms

Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer is a perfect time to stay inside and get lost in a novel. Just kidding.

Get out into the sunshine, and take those bookworm tendancies to an area book fair or literary festival. Here are a few we recommend to get you mingling with other well-read folks.

 

 

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Live on WNYC: Stephan Crump

Friday, June 25, 2010

Memphis-bred bassist and composer Stephan Crump is a rising star on the New York music scene and a member of the Vijay Iyer Trio and other ensembles.

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Ke$ha Concert Canceled

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rising pop star Ke$ha was slated to perform at the South Street Seaport later this summer, but the concert was canceled by Seaport property managers, General Growth Properties.

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Cities of the Future

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's about time we give our cities a makeover.

With 60% of the world's population projected to live in urban areas by the year 2030, city officials and urban planners the world over are talking about how to redesign for a more crowded future.

Changing the way we get around is the key, according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), an organization that promotes sustainable transportation solutions for the world's burgeoning cities. The ITDP is sponsoring a project called Our Cities Ourselves, which pairs ten world cities with ten leading architects. Each has come up with a redesign of a public space, hand-tailored to the challenges presented by each city. These designs will be presented at an exhibition, opening on June 24, at New York City's Center for Architecture.

Last week, WNYC reported on Michael Sorkin's plan for New York, drawing impassioned responses from commenters. The proposal calls for tearing down the FDR interchange that connects the highway to the Brooklyn Bridge, freeing the waterfront to be developed into a riverside park, and discouraging vehicle traffic downtown.

The plans presented in Our Cities Ourselves focus on designs that reduce reliance on cars while encouraging bicycle use and public transportation. Many of the designs include provisions for Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT in urban planner parlance, high-speed bus lines with dedicated lanes and train-like stations for getting on and off. BRT has been a hailed as a success in developing cities such as Bogota and Quito, where it is prohibitively expensive to build subway systems.

Below, take a look at the designs.

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Forget the Popcorn: The Fourth Annual New York Food Film Festival

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's happened before – the shot of the steaming stir fry, a close-up of a succulent meatball, bird's eye view of a juicy slice of pie.  You're at the movies and, bam, you’re starving.

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The Business of the World Cup

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The World Cup isn't just thrilling for soccer fans.  It's also good news for business.  Beer, flat-screen TVs and amped-up sound systems are flying off the shelves of local stores and bars.

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MadeHERE Asks Artists How They Survive

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's never been easy to be a working artist. Now, a web-based project called MadeHERE asks how forty New York performing artists manage to pay rent, raise families and make art.

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Pianist Envy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Above the shrieks of dancing teenagers and the rumble of passing buses, Manuel Vega played the piano at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. He's not a concert pianist. He's just a regular guy who happened to see a piano on the sidewalk.

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Reaction: Parker to Lead WQXR

Monday, June 21, 2010

105.9 WQXR-FM, the New York-based classical music public radio station, and sister station to WNYC,  has announced its new leader. And the classical music community is talking about it.

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After Sexual Harassment Suit, the Publishing Industry Reacts

Monday, June 21, 2010

David Davidar's resignation from his post as Penguin Canada's CEO two weeks ago has kicked off a conversation among women in the publishing industry about their own stories about sexual harassment in the office.

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Celebrating the Solstice--New Yorkers Make and Take in Music

Monday, June 21, 2010

On the longest day of the year, there were over 1,000 performances in every borough and in every genre. From professionals to amateurs, electronic musicians to classical music aficianados, New York's latest and most cacophonous celebration, Make Music New York, filled the streets.

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