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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 […]