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Marlon Bishop

WNYC Culture Producer

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Gig Alert: Miracles of Modern Science

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Miracles of Modern Science brings its orchestral dance-rock to the Rock Shop Thursday night. Download their "Eating Me Alive" here.

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Jewish Museum Announces New Director

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On Wednesday, the Jewish Museum announced Claudia Gould, who currently runs Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, will take over leadership of the museum. Gould will replace Joan Rosenbaum, who has been at the museum's helm for 30 years, this fall.

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Major Acts Headline Brooklyn's Underground Afro-Punk Festival

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The seventh annual Afro-Punk Festival takes place this weekend in Brooklyn. The event was started in 2005 to spotlight the underground African-American punk rock and hardcore music scene in New York. Now the festival boasts performances from artists at the top of the music industry.

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Libyan-American Rapper Reacts to Rebel Takeover With Music

Monday, August 22, 2011

Libyan-American hip-hop artist Khaled M is celebrating the news that rebel forces have entered Tripoli with new music. For a few months, the rapper has been recording his first music video, an upbeat song titled “Lights Out.”  But he decided that it wasn’t appropriate to release feel-good music until Qaddafi was out of power.

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Gig Alert: Julia Nunes

Monday, August 22, 2011

YouTube sensation Julia Nunes brings her ukulele and charisma to Webster Hall Monday night. Download her "I Think You Know" here.

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Gig Alert: Zoé

Friday, August 19, 2011

the Mexican rockers Zoé just released an MTV Unplugged album and are touring it around the U.S. Tonight they stop off at La Boom, a nightclub in Queens.

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Gig Alert: Mickey Hart Band

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Grateful dead alum and "world music" pioneer Mickey Hart plays Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night. Download "I Can Tell You More" here.

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Bloomberg and will.i.am Reschedule Central Park Concert

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

On Wednesday, Mayor Bloomberg, the Black Eyed Peas star and officials from the Robin Hood Foundation announced "Concert 4 NYC" would be held on Sept. 30.

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Look | Celebrating Korea Day in Central Park

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bulgogi, kimchi, and jeon pancakes were just some of the treats to be had at Tuesday's second annual Korea Day celebration held in Central Park. Korea Day also included music and rice pounding. Check out a slideshow here.

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Chelsea Gallery Expands Into Bushwick

Monday, August 15, 2011

Luhring Augustine is moving art it doesn't have room to display at its 24th St. Manhattan gallery to a new 12,000 square-foot storage space in Bushwick, and will use 2,000 square feet as an exhibition space.

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Gig Alert: Hoodie Allen

Monday, August 15, 2011

The white, Jewish rap sensation Hoodie Allen brings his flow to Mexicali Live in Teaneck on Monday night. Download his single "The Chase is On" here.

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Gig Alert: Colin Stetson

Friday, August 12, 2011

Colin Stetson, who is a bass saxophonist to the (indie) stars, plays his bizarre, beautiful solo saxophone music at 92Y Tribeca Friday night. Download "The Stars In His Head" here.

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Gig Alert: Mandrill

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The 1970s funk gods by the name of Mandrill are back and playing B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill on Wednesday night. Download the band's new track "Sunshine" here.

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Central Park Boathouse Workers On Strike

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On Tuesday at noon, approximately 60 hospitality workers at the Central Park Boathouse Restaurant walked out or failed to come in for their shifts, protesting alleged abuses by restaurant owner Dean Poll. The workers also said they would be on strike on Wednesday night.

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Gig Alert: Greg Osby Five

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saxophonist Greg Osby plays the Village Vanguard on Wednesday night. Download "Tolerance" here.

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City Approves New Design for Central Park's Cherry Hill

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A controversial renovation is going forward in Central Park. On Monday, the city's Public Design Commission approved a $1.4 million redesign of Cherry Hill, the lakeside concourse and fountain near 72nd St.

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Gig Alert: Bon Iver

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Indie man-of-the-hour Bon Iver plays the beautiful United Palace Theater Tuesday night in Washington Heights. Download his "Calgary" here.

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Hamptons Indie Rock Festival Cancelled Due To Poor Ticket Sales

Monday, August 08, 2011

A would-be Woodstock in the Hamptons has been derailed by lackluster ticket sales. Organizers behind the Music To Know Festival, scheduled for this coming weekend in East Hampton, announced on Saturday they were canceling the two-day indie rock festival.

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Gig Alert: Kotorino

Thursday, August 04, 2011

On a staggering variety of instruments, Kotorino plays its pretty, haunting music at Barbès on Thursday night. Download the band's "Sky's On Fire" here.

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Marvel Comics Unveils New Biracial Spider-Man from Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A comic book that hit shelves on Wednesday will introduce the world to a new Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a Black, Latino 13-year-old from Brooklyn, New York.

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