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Just Do Art! Sep. 12, 2013

Just Do Art! Sep. 12, 2013

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | REVOLUTION BOOKS’ BENEFIT AUTHOR SERIES PRESENTS EVE ENSLER Go ahead and make that joke about being in the red. They’ve probably heard it before, maybe even told it — although the possibility of Revolution Books closing its doors is no laughing matter. The lease on their 26th St. store is up, […]

Just Do Art! Week of July 17, 2013

Just Do Art!  Week of July 17, 2013

THE CAPABLES “This is a typical case of hoarding,” says social worker and reality TV talking head Jenny Bragg Marcus, MSW — speaking to us from a pristine white room after the camera has panned the floor-to-ceiling belongings of a defensive southern matriarch. “But all typical cases are atypically sad,” the condescending Bragg notes, as […]

Just Do Art! May 1, 2013

Just Do Art! May 1, 2013

LADY AT THE O.K. CORRAL Rustle up your questions and mosey on down to the Museum of Jewish Heritage  — because Ann Kirschner, author of “Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp,” will be appearing in conversation with MJH’s Manager of Institutional Projects. That’s Caroline Earp, pilgrim, and she’s  a […]

Just Do Art! March 6, 2013

Just Do Art! March 6, 2013

BIG ROAD IN CHELSEA’S MULTICULTUREAL MINI-FESTIVAL Building on the success of its opening night in January, Big Road in Chelsea — an affordable music performance space/coffeehouse devoted to celebrating diverse cultures and musical styles — hosts a Multicultural Mini-Festival featuring the blues, boogie-woogie, stride and New Orleans piano-style stylings of David Bennett Cohen (a name […]

Just Do Art! Week of Feb. 6, 2013

Just Do Art! Week of Feb. 6, 2013

ART@TEKSERVE: NYC STREET POP One good character, chronicling countless others: For over 30 years, Ken Brown has been biking around town, making short films and taking photos featuring “only in New York” moments. Known for his postcards and graphics that were ubiquitous in the 1980s East Village, Brown’s photo work captures some of the city’s […]

Just Do Art! Week of Jan. 23, 2013

Just Do Art! Week of Jan. 23, 2013

AIRSWIMMING In 1920s England — for having borne illegitimate children — two women are held in a hospital for the criminally insane. Ignored by their families, they spend the next half-century coping with the isolation by adopting alter-egos which allow them to act out their fantasies. Based on a true story, the U.S. premiere of […]

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THE LA MAMA CANTATA Most people have one good book in them. By the time she left this mortal stage (on January 13, 2011 — at the age of 91), Ellen Stewart had over 3,000 theatrical productions to her name — having nurtured theater, dance, performance art and music as founder and artistic director of […]

Just Do Art! Holidays, 2011

A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS Like a modern day Ed Sullivan — but with charisma and vocal talent — our favorite cabaret impresario Jim Caruso holds court every Monday night at Birdland, as he gleefully emcees “Cast Party.” The long-running cabaret-themed open mic features newcomers, Broadway babies and living legends. Throughout, smooth crooner Caruso and the […]

Just Do Art!, November 2011

CHELSEA OPERA: “THE MEDIUM” Chelsea Opera’s season eight opener is a mainstage production of “The Medium” — a dark drama set during a bogus séance. Frightened by a pair of hands around her neck, the titular character dismisses her clients and begins a search for the truth that leads to murder. The composer Virgil Thompson […]