Art Week infiltrates the city led by the 14th edition of The Armory Show

  The 14th edition of the The Armory Show was held once again at Pier 92 (Modern) and Pier 94 (Contemporary). The international art fair featured 228 exhibitors including 19 invited exhibitors in Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries, 11 exhibitors in the inaugural edition of Solo Projects and 7 organizations participating in the Not-for-Profit Section. […] Click to read more »

Art with a cause – A year after the devastating tsunami in Japan

As with most devastating natural disasters, the aftermath continues years after and thank goodness for those that continue to remind us through creative means and fundraising to not forget. Last Sunday the exhibit and fundraiser, “Dispatch from Tohoku: Documenting the Aftermath” Stories from the Tsunami One Year On was a reminder via first hand photography […] Click to read more »

Black and White by Photographer Brian Leighton

Photographer, Brian Leighton’s new show at the New York Design Center’s, Atelier is entitled Black and White which features nudes, nature and objects. Leighton said he was aware that the Design Center features artist’s work and it was the design furniture in Atelier that really resonated with him and his photography. Atelier was already aware […] Click to read more »

Mestranda Edna Lima chats about Capoeira during Black History Month and Carnival

Mestranda Edna Lima became the first female Mestra in 1981 for Capoeira as well as receiving her Black Belt in Karate. She has gone on to develop her school in New York named after the style of Capoeira she practices, ABADÁ Capoeira. During Black History Month, Lima put together a series of workshops that concluded with […] Click to read more »

Katori Hall’s play, “Hurt Village” is raw premise, writing, acting and directing

Katori Hall is a name you should  remember as she just wrapped her broadway production of “Mountaintop” about Martin Luther King Jr.,   starring Angela Bassett and Samuel Jackson. If you missed that you can see her play, “Hurt Village” which opens this week at the Signature Theatre that was also written by Hall and […] Click to read more »

Book – Author Stacy Schiff breaks down the myths of Cleopatra

Best selling author, Stacy Schiff breaks down some of the myths of Cleopatra in her book, “Cleopatra”. For example Cleopatra was Greek  instead of  Egyptian. For years we’ve long thought of Cleopatra in the image of Elizabeth Taylor, but now Schiff’s character is peaking the interest of Angelina Jolie for a potential upcoming film.  Watch […] Click to read more »

Theater – “8” The New Play by Lance Black deals with the Federal Constitutionality of Proposition 8

On September 19th a stage reading of the new play, “8” written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Joe Mantello brought to life last year’s federal court hearings where two couples, Sandy Stier & Kristin Perry and Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami, filed suit against Proposition 8 in Federal Court. Representing them were Ted […] Click to read more »

Theater – “Stick Fly” incorporates race, class and family in Broadway debut By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Stick Fly” which is presented and produced by Alicia Keys makes it’s Broadway debut after having it’s world premiere in Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company in 2006. The play went on to play in D.C and win awards in Los Angeles and New England for best direction, playwright, ensemble and new work. Playwright Lydia R. […] Click to read more »

Web Series – Multi-talented McCollum found it easy to submit to musical web series by Kevin M. Thomas

Missing your soaps? Can’t make it to Broadway? Don’t worry – “Submissions Only” bridges the gap between soaps and Broadway – all in fun, comical and musical episodes on the web. We were lucky to sit down with the multi-talented Wade McCollum who actually doesn’t appear in “Submissions” until the second season, but he has […] Click to read more »