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Beyoncé Fans Document Sold-Out Roseland Shows

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fans have begun to post their smartphone videos from the week's "4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé” at the Roseland Ballroom. Check out this video for "Single Ladies" from Sunday's show.

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A Red Panda Named Biru Joins Central Park Zoo

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The 1-year-old male red panda was previously at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Now Biru can be found with his female companion Amaya in the trees of the zoo's Temperate Territory. The Bronx Zoo and the Prospect Park Zoo also have red pandas.

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This Week, It's All About 'The Dude' Lebowski

Monday, August 15, 2011

On Tuesday, Universal Studios releases "The Big Lebowski" on blu-ray. The limited edition disc, which comes with a 28-page book and an interview with the actor who played The Dude, Jeff Bridges, coincides with the 10th annual Lebowski Fest and the launch of Bridges' new self-titled album on Blue Note.

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Fans Get Another Week to Watch John Lennon-Yoko Ono Film

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Bed Peace" is a 70-minute documentary about bed-ins for peace Lennon and Ono held in 1969 in Amsterdam and Montreal. Check out the documentary here.

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Del Close Lives on at the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Marathon

Friday, August 12, 2011

Del Close, who taught long-form improvisational comedy in Chicago in the '70s, passed away in 1999. But his memory lives on for 72 straight hours of improv in the city this weekend. The Del Close Marathon, which was started by the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), kicks off on Friday.

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Hundreds Line Up to See Alexander McQueen Show Before it Closes

Friday, August 05, 2011

An hour before The Metropolitan Museum opened for business on Friday, over 200 people had lined up to see the museum's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" show, which closes on Sunday.

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Andy Warhol's Favorite New York City Haunts

Friday, August 05, 2011

From 1949 up until his death in 1987, New York City was home to Andy Warhol. WNYC had a look through Thomas Kiedrowski's Andy Warhol's New York City: four walks uptown to downtown, published by The Little Bookroom, and mapped out some of Warhol's favorite spots in the city.

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El Museo Del Barrio Appoints New Leader

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The East Harlem museum announced on Tuesday that Margarita Aguilar would be its next director. Aguilar, who was born in Cuba, takes the place of Julian Zugazagoitia, who left the museum last September.

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MoMA Raises Ticket Prices due to Escalating Operating Costs

Thursday, July 28, 2011

On September 1, ticket prices for adults will go from $20 to $25. The cost of senior tickets will be raised from $16 to $18 and student tickets will go from $12 to $14. The increase marks the first time since 2004 the museum has raised its prices.

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A First: Met Museum to Stay Open til Midnight for McQueen Show

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The museum announced on Wednesday that it would keep its "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition open until midnight on Aug. 6 and 7, the last two days the show will be open. The late-night hours mark the first time in the museum's history that it has had its doors open until midnight.

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Met Museum Has Most Visitors in 40 Years

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum announced on Thursday that it had broken records: 5.68 million people visited its Fifth Ave. location, its Cloisters museum and its gardens in the past fiscal year. The number marked the most visitors the Met has had in 40 years.

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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Perform 'History of Rap, Part 2'

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Justin Timberlake took a break from promoting his new movie "Friends With Benefits" to perform 'History of Rap, Part 2' with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday. Check out the videos for Part 1 and 2 here.

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Manhattan Community Board 1: City Council Should Hold Public Hearing on Seaport Museum

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The board's Seaport/Civic Center Committee resolution came after City Councilmember Michael Nelson, who runs the council's Waterfront Committee, expressed interest in a hearing to save the museum.

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Outspoken Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' to be Taken Down

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ai's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads will be taken down from the fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel on Friday, according to the artist's gallery because it's the end of the exhibit's run in the city. The New York stop was part of a world tour for the Zodiac Heads, which will be installed in Los Angeles next month.

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Learn to Live Like a Wasp at the Natural History Museum

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This week, insect lovers can learn to live like wasps at the American Museum of Natural History. A nearly 15-foot tall replica of a yellow jacket nest is being constructed of cardboard, wood and aluminum on the museum's Arthur Ross Terrace. It will be completed by Friday.

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Michael Rapaport on Hip-Hop, Sampling and His New Tribe Called Quest Doc

Friday, July 08, 2011

Even before Michael Rapaport's documentary "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" was officially released, the film had kicked up controversy in the hip-hop world. WNYC spoke to the Upper East Side actor-turned filmmaker about hip-hop, sampling and the drama around the movie, which opens in theaters on Friday.

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Sale of Marilyn Monroe's Iconic 'Subway' Dress Breaks Records

Friday, July 01, 2011

This past June, the sale of Marilyn Monroe's iconic ivory pleated crepe "Subway Dress," which she wore in "The Seven Year Itch," sold for $5.52 million to an unnamed buyer.

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Ai Weiwei Photo Exhibit Opens at the Asia Society

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

An exhibition of 227 black-and-white documentary photos taken by the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in New York from 1983 to 1993 opened at the Asia Society on Wednesday. The show marks the first such exhibit presented outside China. Click here to see a slideshow.

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Cast of 'Sister Act' Prepares to Perform at Obama Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

President Barack Obama comes to the city Thursday evening to do some fundraising. In addition to appearing at an LBGT gala hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris, the president will stop by the Broadway Theater to speak after a show of "Sister Act."

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Board Gets Stood Up By Seaport Museum Officials

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The president and chairman of the Seaport Museum New York opted out of attending a meeting on the maritime museum's future at the last-minute Tuesday night, drawing the ire of community members who felt they were stood up by the officials for the second time in as many months.

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