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The Battle of the Bands “A Capella Style”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
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Often, when one hears about a battle of the bands, “a capella choral group” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But at this

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T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets Brought to Life
By Stephen Dillane and the Miro Quartet

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Four Quartets, considered T.S. Eliot’s last great masterpiece, captures the poet’s eternally internal debate with the cosmos about time and spirituality, themes that Beethoven also

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Iron Curtain: The Good News—It’s a Hit!
The Bad News—It’s in East Berlin!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Iron Curtain is a remarkably funny musical about what happens when you actually get what you ask for. Set during the Cold War, two show

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Desdemona—Peter Sellars’ retelling of Othello

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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“My name is Desdemona. The word, Desdemona, means misery. It means ill-fated. It means doomed.” And so begins the intimate exchange between specters and spectators

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Woman Standing on the Moon:
Reconciling War and Religion

Friday, September 30th, 2011
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Who is the woman standing on the moon? Is it Belle, the character that graces the cover of the playbill? Or is the play’s protagonist,

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I Will Be Good at the Fringe Festival

Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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Opening night of this year’s Fringe Festival featured the thoughtful storytelling of Tricia Rose Burt in her performance, I Will Be Good. At what point

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e-Reading and More with the New York Public Library

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
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While reading on-the-go has always been popular, especially in cities like New York, where most people are catching up on magazine subscriptions, newspapers, and the

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Sleeping Under the Stars with the Urban Park Rangers

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Anyone who’s ever taken an afternoon nap in Central Park knows how peaceful the park can be: with birds chirping in your ear and the

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