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Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  CRAZY 8 CARTOON FESTIVAL on EIGHTH STREET Close off the block, put up a screen, show some classic and cutting-edge cartoons and everybody will be happy — but the Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival has broader ambitions. Awaken your inner illustrator, by strolling a single block of West Eighth Street and taking […]

Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 2, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 2, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER    |  TENDER BUTTONS: OBJECTS ROOMS FOOD  Virtually impenetrable if taken literally — but quite possibly sublime if you can abandon the impulse to nail down a specific message — “Tender Buttons” has been inspiring raves (and rants!) ever since Gertrude Stein answered publisher Donald Evans’ request for a play with this “beautiful […]

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 […]

Just Do Art, Week of July 31, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of July 31, 2014

UNIVERSAL PEACE DAY AND PAX CHRISTI METRO NY’s ANNUAL HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI MEMORIAL Three solemn yet ultimately hopeful events will commemorate the 69th anniversary of the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by contemplating the destructive power of nuclear weaponry as well as the world’s capacity to peacefully coexist. Pax Christi Metro New York’s annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial […]

Just Do Art

Just Do Art

HELL’S KITCHEN KIDS PERFORM MINI-MUSICALS Some kids go to summer camp to sit around the fire and toast marshmallows — and that’s fine, if that sort of thing entertains you. But by the time 10 Hell’s Kitchen kids return from their week in the country, the stories they have to tell will be well-written, thoroughly […]

Just Doa Art, Pride Special

Just Doa Art, Pride Special

10 HAIRY LEGS With the go-go boys of Rawhide and Splash long gone, where exactly does one go to see well-defined men in various states of undress, dancing up a storm? Through June 29, some of those crumpled up singles you used to keep handy for “entertainment purposes” will gain you entry to New York […]

Just Do Art, Week of June 12, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of June 12, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER 277DanceProject PRESENTS: “FLIGHT”  |  Choreographer Nicole Philippidis’ return to Dixon Place finds her troupe — 277DanceProject — executing a series of sometimes harsh, often fluid, deeply expressive maneuvers that explore the impact of city life on its inhabitants. Philippidis planted the seeds for “FLIGHT” by asking her dancers about the good, bad, […]

Just Do Art, April 17, 2014

Just Do Art, April 17, 2014

  BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  MICHELE CARLO’S “FISH OUT OF AGUA” at THE NINTH ANNUAL ONE FESTIVAL  Overcautious children of helicopter parents and grown-ups afraid to follow your bliss, listen up. That woman firmly planted on a soapbox — literal and figurative — is Michele Carlo, and she’s about to unspool a gritty New […]

Just Do Art, December 30, 2013

Just Do Art, December 30, 2013

TWENTIETH ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE NEW YEAR’S DAY SPOKEN WORD AND PERFORMANCE EXTRAVAGANZA The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Work and Performance Extravaganza sure does get around. In years past, the annual multi-media showcase for culturally diverse poets, musicians, performers and artists has taken place at the Knitting Factory (now in Brooklyn), Bowery Poetry Club (swallowed up by […]

Just Do Art! Dec. 18, 2013

Just Do Art!  Dec. 18, 2013

“A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS” Timing isn’t everything in the world of entertainment — but it’s definitely on a short list that includes skill, sincerity and a keen sense of showmanship. So it’s appropriate that our review copy of “A Swinging Birdland Christmas” arrived just a few hours before cable channel AMC ran back-to-back screenings of […]

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