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Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

PHOTO ESSAY BY JUDITH SOKOLOFF

Murray Hill is Fixin’ to ‘Break’

Murray Hill is Fixin’ to ‘Break’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Just as Dick Clark had a long and defiant run as “America’s oldest teenager,” drag king Murray Hill gives no indication of intent to abdicate his well-earned position as the “hardest working middle-aged man in show business.” Having made his bones with a breezy, bawdy persona that draws on vaudeville, burlesque, borscht […]

No Woman is an Island: Gabri Christa Wrestles with Heritage and Family

No Woman is an Island: Gabri Christa Wrestles with Heritage and Family

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Gabri Christa’s quiver holds many arrows. She dances, choreographs, writes, makes films, and teaches at Barnard. She was formerly a member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and later the artistic director of Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center. She’s also a wife and mother, concerned with issues of family and nurture. […]

On Deck for Fall, a Cornucopia of Dance

On Deck for Fall, a Cornucopia of Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | CROSSING THE LINE FESTIVAL | Sept. 18-Oct. 13 (crossingthelinefestival.org) | Produced by the French Institute/Alliance Française, the eclectic festival with the slightly transgressive title foregrounds dance events across the city in its 12th season.It opened with American choreographer Trajal Harrell showing “Caen Amour,” a re-imagining of hoochie coochie, Sept. 18 & 19 at […]

‘James & Jamesy In the Dark’ Casts a Welcome Light

‘James & Jamesy In the Dark’ Casts a Welcome Light

BY TRAV S.D. | “No darkness lasts forever,” wrote the late Ursula K. Le Guin in her 1972 young adult novel “The Farthest Shore” — “And even there, there are stars.” This month a couple of stars have descended upon us from Canada to enact their own struggle against the night, inviting the audience to come […]

The Copper Still Puts its Spirited Stamp on Chelsea

The Copper Still Puts its Spirited Stamp on Chelsea

BY MARK NIMAR | This August, three Irishmen invaded Chelsea — but instead of bearing rifles and swords, they stormed the neighborhood with Aberfeldy scotch, oak & caramel bourbon, and Connemara whiskey. They serve these spirits, and over 150 other types of whiskey, at their new bar, The Copper Still, which opened last month at the […]

Pop-Up Museums Provide Perfect Selfies, Promote Insta-Fame

Pop-Up Museums Provide Perfect Selfies, Promote Insta-Fame

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | If you can get enough loyal followers to follow your social media feed, and let businesses know that you’re willing to tag their product in your posts, then you’ve got it made as a highly-paid social media “Influencer.” But how can a nobody look glamorous enough to build such a following in […]

Company XIV is Back for More Unfettered Neo-Baroque Brilliance

Company XIV is Back for More Unfettered Neo-Baroque Brilliance

BY TRAV S.D. | The reader may take it as a sign of Company XIV’s nonstop vibrancy that, after eight years of writing about them in 10 separate articles and reviews, your correspondent still finds new and interesting hooks to latch on to. Austin McCormick’s neo-baroque dance company has gone through many moves and changes during […]

Dressed to the Nines at Wigstock 2.HO: Scenes from the Fabulous Crowd

Dressed to the Nines at Wigstock 2.HO: Scenes from the Fabulous Crowd

PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

What Went Down at Wigstock After Dark

What Went Down at Wigstock After Dark

PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

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