WNYC attended this year's benefit for The Moth, a New York non-profit that does live storytelling, which was hosted by Comedian Mike Birbiglia and Author Jonathan Ames. Check out a video and the audio from the event here.
Time Out New York Theater Editor David Cote weighs in on the assets and pitfalls putting history onstage.
Opera companies, ballet troupes, orchestras and film festivals focusing on Spanish-language material are increasingly filling seats in teatros across the city.
Conductor Marin Alsop, outreach expert Dr. Aaron Flagg and choir director Joe Piccirillo weigh in.
Though Bartlett Sher has created a spectacle with a lot of splash and vigor at the Belasco Theater, the musical version of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” is missing the momentum and focus needed to avoid what seems to be a colorful but forgettable breakdown.
In a city where artsiness—and even meta-artsiness—manages to be its own cliche, the WOW Café Theater is a relic and a stronghold in uncertain times. WOW celebrates its 30th year as a non-commercial women’s theater this year.
Dr. Dan Bishop and singer songwriter Jesse Ruben weigh in on music and the marathon.
A fortnight of the year's most anticipated art sales got off to a bang on Tuesday night. An undisclosed buyer purchased Amedeo Modigliani's Nu Assis Sur un Divan (La Belle Romaine) for a whopping $68.9 million.
Poets Maya Angelou and Amiri Baraka and professor Farah Griffin of Columbia weigh in on Dr. Angelou's legacy of documents.
The New York Public Library officially announced the acquisition of the archives on Friday, which include handwritten notes for Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
As the days get shorter and the nights cool off, catching a play is a great fall activity. Here are three plays to see before they close.
Author and professor Daniel Levitin unpacks synesthesia and Scriabin.
To many New Yorkers, the most ubiquitous piece of Sikh culture is undoubtedly the bhangra beats coming out of sweaty dance parties in the city's coolest clubs. But this weekend, visitors to the Asia Society can check out other facets of lesser-known Sikh culture—through film.
Nostalgia is in high demand right now, which makes the Morrissey-like reverby, plaintive melodies from The Drums both of the past and of this moment. Download the group's "Down by the Water" here.
Sister singing groups have long captured the imaginations of audiences. Zambri exchanges the homespun sound for some vintage synthesizers and a large dose of attitude. Dowload the band's "Carry Me" here.
The leaves in the city are just starting to turn color, but time is running out for apple lovers looking to pick their own fruit this season. A heat wave in the Spring brought on an early bloom, meaning that many farms now have apples in barrels as opposed to on the trees.
Choir Directors Lorna Myers and Robert Ridgell weigh in.
Though the glitter dust has settled from last month's Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is hosting an exhibition along with the Museum of the City of New York that celebrates the fashion of the stage.
Listen up, stoop sale perusers and junk junkies: a painting that had been stashed behind a couch in Buffalo might be the work of Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo.
This summer's state fairs have for the most part taken their funnel cakes and trans fats out of the Big Apple. But New Yorkers looking for campy fun this weekend need look no further than Manhattan's Park Avenue.