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Sophie Hintze is a professional singer/songwriter based in New York City. Sophie writes topline (melody and lyrics) for an array of genres with pop being a current main focus. Her songwriting and charismatic singing piqued the interest of BMG US in May 2014 and she was signed soon thereafter. Sophie works with accomplished artists/writers/producers in… Read more »

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Chaney Sims is from Queens, New York and was raised listening to her parent’s collection of old school R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Worksongs. Steeped in these musical traditions, Chaney is dedicated to sharing their significance; revamping classics to reflect her experiences as a queer woman of color; and telling her story. In 2013 Chaney… Read more »

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The entire world is taking photographs on their phone cameras! Read about NYC Street Photographer Robert Herman as he discusses his newest book – THE PHONE BOOK on Schiffer Publishing. Critics are raving about THE PHONE BOOK and its images taken from around the world on an iPhone. Denise Marsa asks Robert Herman to share… Read more »

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Svjetlana Bukvich Teams Up Again With Carolyn Dorfman Dance on TRACES. From the intimacy of the duet to powerful, driving ensembles, the work of choreographer Carolyn Dorfman conjures rich worlds for audiences to enter through a program that features the world premiere of Traces. Dorfman is known as a creator of evocative dances that reflect… Read more »

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Performance venues are more than places of entertainment.  They are places that renew us.  They are places where we share our enjoyment with others.  They are the intersections of our lives, not from our obligations, but our interests.  In this, they contain the spirit of the times. One of the legendary venues of New York… Read more »

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Imagine you are a life-long upper east side, Yorkville resident born in 1949 and you’ve spent 39 years in Mary Manning Walsh nursing home on York Avenue due to a life-altering brain injury suffered when you were mugged in John Jay Park walking your dog in 1976. You were twenty-seven when you became trapped to the… Read more »

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This harsh New York winter is ignoring the calendar. It’s the thing that wouldn’t leave. But we had pretty snowfalls. During each storm, and thereafter, I visited Prospect Park, Central Park, Carl Schurz Park and rambled through my Yorkville neighborhood. Here are a few photos of NYC in snow and four links to photograph albums for… Read more »

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One of the most imposing realities of art is the frame. It serves as the unconscious limit of our attention. It defines the rendering of artistic vision and implies all else incidental. Yet, what is presented within the frame, originated from without the frame. And what intrigues us about art is how it directs our… Read more »

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Our latest New Yorker of the Moment is Grimanesa Amoros who recently connected with us here at AANY for a short interview. The Peruvian-born interdisciplinary artist is known for her other-wordly art installations, often focused on personal identity and the interplay between humans and their environments. Eternally prolific, she was just in Rio de Janeiro… Read more »

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Through my years of attending dance performances, one of my greatest joys is discovering small companies and watching them develop. They are like perennial plants and with every performance, they bloom into fruition in greater abundance and variety. Watching them arise upon the steps of different stages provides perspective. Seeing them change and react to… Read more »