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Buhmann on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Buhmann on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  WES HEMPEL  |  Wes Hempel explores notions of masculinity by setting portraits of present-day men against backdrops that resemble paintings of the historical Neoclassical and High Renaissance era — Nicolas Poussin and Guido Reni frequently come to mind. Hempel’s work especially reflects his interest in masculine sexuality as it has […]

Win a Pair of Tickets to Village Jazz Alive

Win a Pair of Tickets to Village Jazz Alive

Two hands would be more than enough in most towns, but it won’t get the job done if you want to count the number of Village jazz venues offering classic, contemporary and cutting-edge music until the wee small hours of the morning. A half-decade ago, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce began to recognize iconic […]

Karen Finley’s Feel-Good AIDS Rage

Karen Finley’s Feel-Good AIDS Rage

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  From the lobby greeter’s gentle disclaimer to the nervous pre-show audience chatter, there was no shortage of gallows humor surrounding the notion of spending an intense Thursday night at a show about close friends lost to AIDS — as if calling out the evening’s downbeat nature would take some of the […]

Buhmann on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Buhmann on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  | WES HEMPEL Wes Hempel explores notions of masculinity by setting portraits of present-day men against backdrops that resemble paintings of the historical Neoclassical and High Renaissance era — Nicolas Poussin and Guido Reni frequently come to mind. Hempel’s work especially reflects his interest in masculine sexuality as it has been represented […]

The Radiant Center of All Things

The Radiant Center of All Things

BY TRAV S.D.  (travsd.wordpress.com)   |  Company XIV has single-handedly spoiled it for all of the other New York indie theatre companies as far as I am concerned. They are so bloody good, they speak to me on so many levels, that the bar is too high for most of them to clear, and I’d […]

Art Thrives Along the Great Divide

Art Thrives Along the Great Divide

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Whether you’re the kind of person who rails against change, stands on the sidelines in passive acceptance, or welcomes it with pom poms and a cheer, one thing’s for sure: New York is not the town it used to be — but at least 14th Street has managed to retain some […]

Buhmann on Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Buhmann on Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  DRAWN TO LANGUAGE  On view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery, this exhibition brings together both emerging and established mid-career artists, such as Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer and Jack Pierson, whose works employ language as a structural and at times philosophical source of inspiration. Here, letters, words or phrases are […]

Village Jazz Remains Red Hot and Blue

Village Jazz Remains Red Hot and Blue

BY MICHAEL LYDON  (Originally posted Sept. 19, 2014) |  A decade or four ago I was a jazz-mad college kid, and anytime I had an extra dime in my pocket I’d bus down to the Big Apple to hear my heroes live in smoky hole-in-the-wall Village clubs: Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond rocking the nearly empty […]

Just Do Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

THE ONE LP PROJECT  |  From Graham Nash beaming with pride at the “Sgt. Pepper’s” album to Al Jarreau giving Les Double Six a thumbs up, to Johnny Marr paying Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power” some somber respect: The One LP Project reminds us that those we have on heavy rotation started out as […]

An Inspiring Monument to the Creative Process

An Inspiring Monument to the Creative Process

BY SEAN EGAN  |  Throughout his decades-long career, Nick Cave has made a point of pushing himself forward musically and artistically. With his main band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cave’s albums incorporate loud, heavy rock, piano-based ballads, electronic and looping experiments, acoustic instrumentation and orchestral arrangements — to say nothing of the raw […]

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