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Just Do Art: Week of July 14, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of July 14, 2016

LESLIE ODOM JR. IN CONCERT | Having just completed his run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre as understandably bitter odd man out Aaron Burr — with a legion of fans and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical to show for it — the charismatic and not entirely unattractive Leslie Odom Jr. […]

Just Do Art: Week of June 9, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of June 9, 2016

THE HUDSON RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL | Modern dance in all of its visual complexity and stylistic diversity — performed on a lawn near the water, with the promise of a spectacular sunset — is the siren call of this free showcase curated by Chelsea’s own indoor movement mecca, The Joyce Theater. Music from electronic pioneer Clams […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 5, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of May 5, 2016

LETTERS TO SALA | Having survived seven Nazi forced-labor camps from 1941 to 1945, all while keeping a diary and preserving hundreds of letters and photos, Polish teenager Sala Garncarz settled in New York City with those materials, then proved equally adept at hiding the trove, and her experiences, from those she was closest to. Once […]

Just Do Art: Week of March 17, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of March 17, 2016

BENEFIT FOR NO LONGER EMPTY | Founded in 2009 as a (literally) creative response to the still-familiar sight of businesses shuttered by rising rents and shifting consumer dynamics, one of the first projects from No Longer Empty (NLE) filled two vacant storefronts at the infamous W. 23rd St. Chelsea Hotel building with work from several of […]

Just Do Art: Week of March 10, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of March 10, 2016

“THE MOSQUITO” AT DIXON PLACE | A familiar face on the nighttime tube (“China Beach,” “Law & Order”) and, more recently, as a cultural commentator on “CBS News Sunday Morning,” Nancy Giles excels at dishing out droll observations whose spice and bite don’t come with the unpleasant aftertaste left by cynicism. The woman knows how to […]

Just Do Art: Week of March 3, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of March 3, 2016

THE SECOND TUESDAY LECTURE SERIES: GEORGE HODGMAN’S “BETTYVILLE” | The life-altering tale of gay New Yorker George Hodgman’s trip to Paris happens not in the City of Light, but in a city of little more than 1,200. Disorienting curves along the road Hodgman is forced to navigate are played for laughs in “Bettyville,” a memoir that […]

Just Do Art: Week of Feb. 25, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of Feb. 25, 2016

CITY OF GLASS | In the convoluted world of noir gumshoe tales, he who picks up the phone often does so at great personal risk — and so it goes, in “City of Glass,” the first entry in author Paul Auster’s pulpy “New York Trilogy.” The trouble starts when unassuming Daniel Quinn receives a call, then […]

Just Do Art: Week of Feb. 18, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of Feb. 18, 2016

FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES | “I grew up Black and Jewish,” recalls Rain Pryor, “which means I’m proud, but I feel guilty about it.” That’s more than enough material to build a comedic persona around, if not an entire career — but for Rain, daughter of Richard, tales of her struggle with racial and religious […]

Just Do Art: Week of Jan. 21, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of Jan. 21, 2016

  THE FIFTH ANNUAL MISS TWIN PEAKS PAGEANT During separate visits to a dream world Red Room, FBI agent Dale Cooper is told, in backwards-speak, “That gum you like is going to come back in style” and “I’ll see you again in 25 years” — by, respectively, The Man from Another Place and the Homecoming […]

Just Do Art: The Holiday Holdovers Edition

Just Do Art: The Holiday Holdovers Edition

THE IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE: “A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES” Comfortably (if temporarily) ensconced at Union Square’s DR2 while their longtime Chelsea base gets a major upgrade, it’s no accident that matters of home have been at the heart of recent productions from the Irish Repertory Theatre. “Da” and “The Weir” both explored the siren call […]

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