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The Anti-Wedding Band

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Engaged couples seeking to avoid contemporary Top 40 and the Electric Slide on their big day might find just what they’re looking for at an upcoming Brooklyn wedding band showcase. Today: An event planner and a musician discuss the rise of the “anti-wedding band.” Plus: We get a preview of the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

2012 Whitney Biennial: Preview

The Whitney Biennial, one of New York's (and contemporary art’s) defining cultural events, opens tomorrow. The New York Times’ Robin Pogrebin joins us for a preview of the popular exhibition – which this year has turned over an entire floor, or 6,000 square feet, to music, theater and dance.

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How Not to Sound Like A Wedding Band

Engaged couples seeking offbeat live wedding music might find just what they're looking or at a nine-band showcase being staged as part of this Sunday’s “Wedding Crashers” fair in Brooklyn. We talk with Aaron Thurston of The Engagements, a band that will participate in the event. Plus: wedding planner Karen Bussen talks about her clients who've marched down the aisle to the beat of their own (carefully chosen) drum.

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Indie guitar duo Twi the Humble Feather performs at Manhattan Inn on Wednesday night. Download the band's new single "Fourth Door of the Red Palace." 

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