Abbie Fentress Swanson

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Brooklyn Museum: We Can't Afford to Mount Street Art Show

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The museum announced on Tuesday that it had canceled Art in the Streets show due to lack of funds. The show is the first U.S. museum show to chronicle the history of graffiti and street art.

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Remembering the Big Man, Clarence Clemons

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, Clarence Clemons, died from complications of a stroke on Saturday. He was 69. Check out videos and images featuring the Big Man here.


New Movie Theaters Open at Lincoln Center

Thursday, June 16, 2011

On Friday, a new film center opens at Lincoln Center. The first movie to be screened at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which sits at 144 W. 65th St. in the Lincoln Center Plaza,...

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Read All About It: 'Spider-Man' Opens on Broadway, Warts, Webs and All

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

After 183 preview performances, the $70 million production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" opened officially on Tuesday night. The show is part circus, part pop concert and part video game.


Museum Mile: Free Museum Admission and Live Music Uptown

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Museum Mile Festival takes place in New York City on Tuesday night. Here's a list of the participating museums offering free admission from 6 to 9 P.M.


And the Tony Award Goes to...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The 65th annual Tony Awards were presented at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday night. See a list of the winners and a slideshow from the red carpet here.


'The Book of Mormon' Sweeps Tony Awards

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"The Book of Mormon," a new musical from the creators of South Park and "Avenue Q," got nine Tonys on Sunday night. The play "War Horse" was next in line with five Tonys and one award for the Handspring Puppet Company, which created the puppets for the play. "The Normal Heart" and "Anything Goes" both got three Tony awards.

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Tony Awards: Hollywood Names vs. New Kids on the Block

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone and Alec Baldwin are some of the big stars who will be performing at this year's Tony Awards on Sunday night. But new productions and lesser-known actors...

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Despite Heat, Conservators Wash and Wax Staten Island Monuments

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

On the docket for treatment were the 1893 bronze "Neptune Fountain" at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, a 1915 sculpture of the Civil War captain Major Clarence Barrett across from St...


Mark di Suvero Sculptures Loom Large on Governors Island

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Starting Friday, 11 monumental steel works by the New York Abstract Expressionist sculptor Mark di Suvero will be up on the former military base grounds — some of which have never bee...


Whitney Museum Sheds Uptown Home for New Meatpacking District Digs

Friday, May 20, 2011

After 45 years on the Upper East Side, The Whitney Museum of American Art is getting ready to move from its home at Madison and 75th Street to an edgy new building designed by Renzo P...

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Game On: Hundreds Spend the Night at the Library to Play Futurist Game

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Five hundred gamers are getting ready to spend the night in the stacks of the main branch of the New York Public Library on Friday. The contestants, who are between the ages of 18 a...

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New York Board of Regents Adopts New Deaccessioning Rules

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On Tuesday, the board voted to adopt new deaccessioning rules that expired last fall.


Robert Battle Takes Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe in New Directions

Thursday, May 12, 2011

HIV through hip-hop, a new choreography residency program, Indian Kathak dance, and the work of a female choreographer. These are some of the themes that make up the Alvin Ailey Ameri...

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Staten Islanders Win Parks Haiku Competition

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Haiku by four Staten Island residents have won this year's Freshkills Park Haiku Contest. Contestants were asked to create haiku, which are poems of three lines with five, seven and f...


CUNY Board of Trustees Holds Emergency Meeting to Reconsider Tony Kushner's Honorary Degree

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The board's chairman called for the meeting, saying that politics should not play a part in awarding honorary degrees and that he was concerned about the last-minute nature of the board's decision.

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Bloomberg Says Unveiling of Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads' is 'Bittersweet'

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the opening of Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" on Wednesday morning. Under a steady rain, 12 figures from the city's arts community read the words of the detained Chinese artist to protesters, fans and the media.


New Productions on Broadway Sweep Tony Nominations

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

There's no shortage of recognizable plays on Broadway--from "The Adams Family" to "Mary Poppins" to "The Lion King." But this year, newness was one of the themes of the Tony Award nominations.


Donald Trump Says It's 'Great' U.S. Caught Osama: I Hope He 'Suffered A Lot'

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Most of the partygoers at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute's gala on Monday night were all about Alexander McQueen. But several of them had other things on their minds, inclu...

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Vote for Your Favorite Tony Nominee!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose announced the nominations for this year's Tony Awards at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday. Who do you want to win in this year's Tony Awards?

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