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I Love a Piano: Celebrating the Great Tradition of the Singing Piano

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
by on Playing Around

The 25th Annual Cabaret Convention-Opening Night Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein is a curious choice to host an evening saluting vocalists who accompany themselves on piano.

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At the Met: Death Becomes Her
A Century of Mourning Attire

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Departing from its spring exhibition schedule of celebrating iconic designers, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted its first fall showing

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The Road Less Taken: Lessons from a Life Spent Cycling

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Kathryn Bertine’s journey as a professional cyclist hoping to make it to the Olympics fell shy—but she’s neither shy nor reticent about the stumbles she

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Oscar de la Renta – Class and Style

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
by on Living Around

On the October 21st CBS Morning News, the female anchors paid tribute to designer Oscar de la Renta by wearing his dresses – a bright

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The 13th Century Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
by on Playing Around

The Morgan Museum & Library is currently showcasing one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts of all time, The Crusader Bible. Whether you are interested in

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Tania Grossinger – Memoir of an Independent Woman:
An Unconventional Life Well-Lived

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
by on Reading Around

Tania Grossinger was a member of the world of “Mad Men” long before the popular television series immortalized their on-air antics.  Raised in a front

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COMING-Café Society Swing

Monday, October 20th, 2014
by on Playing Around

A Tribute to Barney Josephson’s Café Society: “The wrong place for the Right people” In 2011, having created a successful show about Billy Strayhorn for

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A Different Kind of Autumnal Beauty:
Chelsea Galleries Open the Season

Monday, October 20th, 2014
by on Playing Around

New York’s Chelsea galleries present the most up to the moment vision of art as it’s being made and understood today. It’s usually complex and

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