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Abbie Fentress Swanson

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'Crack Pie' Wins Annual WNYC Pie-Off

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Crack Pie made by WNYC Business Editor Charlie Herman won the 2011 WNYC Pie-Off. Second place went to WQXR's Will Jameson for his Streusel "Irish" Apple Pie, and third place went to Tracie Hunt, a local producer for The Takeaway, for her Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

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Gig Alert: Federico Aubele

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Layer smoky baritone vocals on top of Spanish guitar licks, electronic samples and backing beats and you'll get close to the music of Federico Aubele. Download "No One," a track on his fourth studio album Berlin 13, here.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha to Open in Qatar

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The tiny Gulf country of Qatar is home to a film festival, a philharmonic orchestra, a modern art museum — and soon, a New York-style jazz club.

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Gig Alert: Béla Fleck & the Flecktones

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The quartet Béla Fleck & the Flecktones plays Town Hall Wednesday night. Download a little blu-bop from the group with the song "Life in Eleven."

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Shepard Fairey Work to Sell at Auction to Benefit the Homeless

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday night, the Coalition for the Homeless holds its 17th annual ArtWalk NY benefit. For many, the highlight of the evening will be the sale of a hand-painted canvas by controversial street artist Shepard Fairey. Check out a picture of "Harmony" and other Fairey works here.

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All Hail the Wale: Corduroy Enthusiasts Dress to Impress for 11/11/11

Friday, November 11, 2011

This Friday is all about the 11s. The date — 11/11/11 — bears special significance for gamblers, newlyweds, math nerds, and of course, our troops. But the palindrome has also found a major following among fans of corduroy.

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Gig Alert: Girl in a Coma

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Girl in a Coma plays the Knitting Factory Thursday night. Download the band's melodic pop song "Smart" here, which is from a record released just last week called Exits & All the Rest.

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NY Historical Society Prepares to Re-Open after $70 Million Renovation

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The city's oldest museum is getting ready to re-open its doors on Friday after a three-year, $70 million renovation. The New York Historical Society Museum and Library has been closed for construction since February.

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Rapper Heavy D, 44, Dies

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Jamaica-born, Mount Vernon, New York-raised rapper Heavy D died Tuesday after collapsing outside his house in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 44 years old. Watch some videos to remember him by here.

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Gig Alert: fun.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The New York electro pop band fun. teamed up with Janelle Monáe on "We Are Young." Download the single here or catch the group Wednesday night at the Bowery Ballroom.

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New York Public Library Chief Arrested on Drunken Driving Charges

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

On Sunday, Anthony Marx reversed his 2009 Audi and sideswiped a parked vehicle on E. 138th St. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, according to the criminal complaint.

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Gig Alert: Bang on a Can All-Stars

Friday, November 04, 2011

For nearly two decades, the electric chamber music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars has been creating a rich tapestry of experimental instrumental and mechanical sounds. Download its new unreleased track, "Instructional Video," here.

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Gig Alert: Mucca Pazza

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Mucca Pazza, the rollicking, high-energy 30-piece group from Chicago, plays the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for free on Thursday night. Download "Bump" here, which has a Balkan folksy flavor to it.

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The Muppets, The Gremlins and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Take Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

For two weekends in November, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen 54 new and old films starring live puppets. The festival's 19 features and 35 shorts will be shown from Nov. 12 through 14 and from Nov. 18 through 20 as part of "Puppets on Film."

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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Perform 'History of Rap, Part 3'

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Check out the video here, in which the two mix up lyrics from De La Soul, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Ice Cube, the Fugees and Outkast, among others.

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City Officials Give the New Museum's Carsten Höller Show the Green Light

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Since the New Museum's Carsten Höller "Experience" exhibition opened last Wednesday, city agencies have been investigating three of the show's installations: a 100-foot tube slide, a mirrored carousel and a saline sensory deprivation pool. On Tuesday, city officials gave the green light to the installations.

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Bloomberg to Give Arts Achievement Awards to Sondheim, Baryshnikov, Lin

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

On Tuesday, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive the Handel Medallion, the city's highest award for achievement in the arts.

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'Spider-Man' Producers Respond to Spidey Halloween Spoofs

Monday, October 31, 2011

"The Simpsons" and "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" featured Spidey spoofs in their Halloween episodes.

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Queens Sweets Shops Do Big Business During Diwali

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

During the Festival of Lights, which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for five days, sugary confections and snacks are given as gifts and shared at home among family and friends. While some people make their own or order them from South Asia, many head to sweets stores in Jackson Heights.

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Gig Alert: Chamberlin

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bonfires, harsh winters and women were the inspiration for twangy rock songs like "Dawn" by the five-piece band Chamberlin. Download the song here or check out the Goshen, Vermont group at City Winery Wednesday night.

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