Admission to The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be free starting Thursday in an effort to attract more of the borough's residents to the museum. The $5 adult tickets and $3 student and senior tickets were a barrier to entry to the institution, which is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country.
The Bronx Zoo has a new female Baringo giraffe calf. When she was born this month, the calf was roughly 6 feet tall and over 100 pounds, according to the Bronx Zoo.
A new exhibition displaying art made by New York City public school students opened Tuesday at Studio Gallery in Midtown Manhattan. The show, called "Littlest Learners," features the work of pre-kindergarten through second-grade students from 25 schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
On "Late Night with David Letterman" on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about the notion of unconditional love, going to Target, personal conversations with Barack and her dog, Bo. Watch video clips from the show here.
The campaign released The Road We've Traveled on Thursday night. The 17-minute short looks at President Obama's achievements since he's been in office. Watch the film by Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for 'Superman') here.
The creator of kids' versions of Broadway works, a production supervisor who has overseen more than 200 Broadway shows and a mentoring program that pairs up theater professionals with New York City public high school students are among this year's recipients of the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre.
A campaign season would not be complete without music. Watch official campaign and fan videos made in support of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates here.
Bergman, 72, was one of the founders of The Firesign Theatre, and died Friday due to complications from leukemia. Listen to The Big Internet Broadcast of 1996 and Digital Diner with Bergman, Philip Proctor and David Ossman of The Firesign Theatre.
To mark the one-year anniversary of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sunday, a play honoring the first responders who tended to victims of the natural disaster and nuclear meltdown will be staged at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.
On Friday, the non-profit, Obie-winning theater company New Georges founded by Susan Bernfield celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances, a dance party and cocktails. The company is one of several Off Off Broadway groups to beat recessions and flourish since opening in the early 1990s.
The Artist won five Oscars Sunday night, making it the first silent film to win big at the Academy Awards since the original ceremony 83 years ago. Other winners included Meryl Streep, who won Actress in a Leading Role for The Iron Lady; Octavia Spencer, who won Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help; and Christopher Plummer, who won Actor in a Supporting Role for Beginners. See a complete list of the winners here, along with acceptance speeches from some of the big winners.
Mesmerizing psychedelic videos made up of flashing numbers and looping lines by Charles Atlas are on view at Luhring Augustine's newly opened Bushwick gallery. The exhibition, The Illusion of Democracy, includes two video installations by Atlas that have never before been seen in New York.
On Sunday, WNYC will host a live chat during the ABC telecast of the Oscar Awards ceremony. Special guests include Fresh Air and New York Magazine Film Critic David Edelstein, Salon's Senior Writer on Film Andrew O'Hehir, Managing Editor of Fashion for NBC New York Laurel Pinson, Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, Fishko Files host Sara Fishko, WQXR hosts David Garland, Jeff Spurgeon, Kerry Nolan and Elliott Forrest, and the Movie Date team from The Takeaway. Join the conversation at 8 P.M. on Sunday.
Who hasn't stood in front of a mirror, pretending to hold an Oscar and giving a thank you speech? Well, from Wednesday through Sunday, members of the public can do just that with a real Oscar statuette in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall.
The Academy Awards ceremony will be telecast on ABC on Sunday, beginning at 8:30 P.M. (Red carpet pre-show starts at 7 P.M.) Take our Oscars survey to cast your vote for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress and more.
Adele swept the Grammy Awards Sunday night, winning 6 awards. She's matched Beyoncé for the most Grammys won in a night by a female act. Other big winners included Foo Fighters and Kanye West.
Whitney Houston's self-titled debut album was part of the soundtrack for many girls going to elementary and middle school in America during the 1980s. Watch videos from the 1985 hit album Whitney Houston.
On Sunday, WNYC will host a live chat during the CMS telecast of the Grammy Awards. Join the conversation at 8 P.M. to get an awards play-by-play and nuggets of obscure Grammys trivia from Soundcheck host John Schaefer, Time Out New York Music Writer Sophie Harris and an assortment of other New York Public Radio culture vultures.
In 1961, when John F. Kennedy became president, his wife Jacqueline redecorated the White House and made it a museum. Her dramatic makeover moved us to ask William G. Allman, the chief curator of the White House, to give us his favorite pieces of furniture, decorative objects and works of art that became part of the White House in the past 50 years.