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Just Do Art! Week of Oct. 23, 2013

Just Do Art!  Week of Oct. 23, 2013

OCTOBER 24-27: THE CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL Through the screening of 16 shorts, documentaries and feature-length narratives, this year’s edition of the Chelsea Film Festival puts its focus on emerging independent filmmakers committed to the theme of “Global Issues.” Opening the festival is “Titus” — the modern-day story of a displaced African American jazz musician trying […]

Just Do Art! Oct. 9, 2013

Just Do Art! Oct. 9, 2013

CHARLES BUSCH: RIDIN’ HIGH The Lady in Question has declared her upcoming run at 54 Below to be a boa-free zone. Otherwise, anything goes — including we’re assured, “laughter, music, tears and sequins.” That, filtered through the sassy lips and ample pipes of Tony-nominated playwright and drag legend Charles Busch, makes “Ridin’ High” a must-see […]

Just Do Art, Sept. 25, 2013

Just Do Art, Sept. 25, 2013

INDIA MUSIC WEEK When they’re not adding wax to that 2 million-plus library of recordings, the ARChive of Contemporary Music is cooking up new ways to collect records. The Downtown non-profit can already lay claim to having the world’s largest collection of popular music — and on Oct. 6, ARC hopes to secure a place […]

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 […]