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Master Class: The Art of Dying
George Harrison’s Best Solo Songs

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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The reasons for The Beatles’ break-up were legion. During the sessions for The White Album, after learning Paul McCartney was playing the drums on his

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Dancing in the Dark – Barb Jungr – Treat Yourself

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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“…dancing in the dark of the winter solstice…which can be actually The Winter or a dark Winter of the Soul…” Barb Jungr, one of the

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Stockport to Memphis – Barb Jungr

Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Insistent piano chords pave the way for Barb Jungr’s pithy “Everybody Knows” (Leonard Cohen). Deadpan and dark, she takes possession of the stage snapping, stepping,

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The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus:
The Opening Acts under the Big Top

Monday, December 24th, 2012
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Some moments in the history of rock and roll defy the imagination, and The Rolling Stones’ Rock & Roll Circus is certainly one of them.

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New American Cuisine in a Landmarked Townhouse

Monday, November 19th, 2012
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De Santos restaurant is housed in a charming, Landmarked, mid-19th Century West Village townhouse with a rakish history. The building has always been a gathering place

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Music Makers In Memoirs and Biographies

Friday, November 16th, 2012
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I know there’s someone on your list who really loves music, be it pop, rock, heavy metal, or jazz. How about gifting a great book

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Cloud Atlas – A Beautiful and Optimistic Message
Told in Six Segments Through Time

Friday, October 26th, 2012
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“Look out, kid, it’s something you did, God knows when, but you’re doing it again…” Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues” In what may be the

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Andy Warhol’s Film, Chelsea Girls
A Fundraiser to Save the Landmark Hotel

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
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As part of a larger effort to raise money for the distinguished Chelsea Hotel that constantly faces demolition and evictions, Raymond Foye, an independent curator,

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