John Mauceri talks about the alternative versions and history of Wagner's "Ring" cycle.
Lawrence Wright brings his almost painfully visceral journalism to the stage in his nonfiction one-man show, "The Human Scale." WNYC's Julia Furlan reviews the play.
Las Vegas is the scene for Monday's public farewell to Hollywood leading man Tony Curtis. Curtis died on Wednesday of cardiac arrest at the age of 85 in his Las Vegas home. The actor's good looks propelled him from a grim childhood in the Bronx to a long and successful career of comic and dramatic roles.
Hollywood leading man Tony Curtis died Wednesday at the age of 85.
The streets of Greenpoint and other areas of Brooklyn have been taken over by the gangsters, prohibitionists and corrupt souls of HBO’s new show, “Boardwalk Empire”, which premieres Sunday.
Experts Noola Griffiths and Mary Davis on how women's fashion changes audience perceptions.
As New York's fall Fashion Week draws to a close, we asked fashionistas and hangers-on some simple questions. Hear what they have to say and check out some photos from Fashion Week.
If you think all you get on TV in yellow cabs is the chatter of advertisements and news, think again. Through September 15, 6,300 of New York City's 13,237 taxi cabs will feature short videos from Iranian-born artist Amir Baradaran.
On Sunday, a line of rain-sopped literary types wrapped around the block to hear British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie speak to Indian poet and novelist Tishani Doshi at Brooklyn's St. Francis College auditorium.
Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11/01. In New York, the day is always loaded, especially in the face of the continuing controversy around the Islamic cultural center proposed for near Ground Zero, and the fact that this year, the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr falls on 9/11.
On Wednesday, the shirts were tucked in as Prospect Heights and Park Slope, Brooklyn families sent their kids into the first day of the 2010-11 New York City school year.
Though it looks like any fluorescent-lit church basement, community center or public school teacher's lounge, the basement of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx's Morris Heights neighborhood has a monumental history. It was on this unlikely linoleum floor, under the workaday dropped ceiling, that Clive Campbell a.k.a. DJ Kool Herc first set up the turntables and guitar amp that gave life to what is known now as the sound system and hip-hop music.
"He was the guy who first laid it down and played it for a party crowd," says hip-hop historian Marcus Reeves.
On a normal day, 46th Street, which is marked with a small "Little Brazil Street" sign, looks like any other midtown side street. But on Sunday, 1.5 million people are expected to descend on the 25 blocks surrounding 46th Street for the annual celebration of Brazilian Independence Day, which falls a day later on September 7th.
Thanks to a partnership between the online genealogy group ancestry.com and the National Parks Service, the oral histories of Ellis Island immigrants are available online, and for free, to anyone who wants to click.
Like a bastion of gentrification casting its shadow over TriBeCa, the 20-story James New York Hotel is the third in a string of modernist hotel towers to crop up in the skyline of downtown Manhattan.
This Saturday's Rock the Bells hip hop festival will have fans reminiscing about the battered cassette tapes of yore. The big headliners are Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest and Wu Tang Clan. To some, that's as close to a hip-hop trinity as it gets.
In addition to the languorous picnics and beach volleyball games you want to get in before the end of summer, you can add three plays to your to-do list. Macbeth, The Punishing Blow and Sex in Mommyville are all closing this weekend, so get to it!
Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara's and his Japanese collaborators are working on an installation that will open September 9 at the Asia Society, and right now fans are flocking to the Park Avenue Armory to see the artist at work.
Manhattan-raised Lady Gaga has broken many barriers. And over the weekend, she shattered another one. Gaga became the Queen of Twitter when she reached over 5.7 million Twitter followers. She dethroned a pop star she used to write songs for: Britney Spears.
If the cancellation of this summer's Pool Parties free concert series at the Williamsburg waterfront made you think of shaving your ironic mustache or pawning your bowler hat, rest assured. This weekend, the big players in the battle to keep or cancel the Pool Parties' final August 29th show resolved the conflict. The fourth year of fist-pumping indie bands with baffling names will culminate in performances by Dominique Young Unique and Delorean, along with a surprise headliner.