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The 13th Century Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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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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COMING-Café Society Swing

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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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
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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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BIG: The Musical Terrific Production of a Still Problematic Piece

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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In its 10th year and close to its 100th mufti production, the estimable York Theater continues to offer rarely seen musicals in transition and or

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The Madness of King Lear

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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New York has always loved the Shakes. Between Central Park, Bryant Park, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, and any other of the dozens of groups

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Karen Finley’s Written in Sand

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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Karen Finley is performing something sacred at the Baruch Performing Arts Center this month. The performance artist, author, and educator is known for the complexities

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Brad Pitt’s FurySaving Private Ryan in Tanks

Friday, October 17th, 2014
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“I’m trained to type 60 words a minute. I’m not trained to machine gun dead bodies.” When Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) finds himself assigned to

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Let’s Order In – Songs About Food, Sex, and Other Delicacies

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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The versatile Michele Brourman can play for either  team, writing music or lyrics. She’s a musical director, an arranger and a pianist of distinction. I

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