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The heart of Robert Kobayashi’s new exhibit is three pointillist paintings from the 1980’s: Prince Street, Door to Balcony and Cat and the Fiddle. The pointillist technique makes the figures and images shimmer with life. The meticulous touch of the tip of the brush directs the eye from the particular to the whole. Through this,… Read more »

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Wednesday night at an unexpected location came an unexpected art show. Artist Peter Yip and Toy maker Berto Ray Barreto cultivated a Pop Up Toy Show at the Bao Shoppe on Steinway in Astoria. The show featured both seasoned and new toy designers, who brought to the show an amazing array of wholly one-of-a-kind toys…. Read more »

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Last night marked the first of Pop-Up Art Event’s Artist Salon Series–gatherings for artists and connoisseurs to view, discuss and collaborate on a variety of artistic projects. Titled Janette Beckman Hip-Hop Mashup 2014, the show featured a range of graffiti based artists who created original works over Beckman’s iconic shots of Hip-Hop’s early stars. The… Read more »

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1. Brunch at The Bailey: When walking through the Financial District early on Sunday morning, you’ll spot a tour group or two, standing around taking pictures of the New York Stock Exchange – but will be surprised by just how barren downtown can be. Practically alone in this concrete wasteland, you’ll walk down Wall Street,… Read more »

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Last night at Culture Fix in the Lower East Side a long journey for two artists ended with an impressive show of their respective works. The event held by Pop Up Art Event featured the work of English artists Hayley Welsh and Andy Faraday, a couple who traveled from their home in Australia to San… Read more »

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Kennedy Moore – founder of Ask A New Yorker – and I were recently invited by Cristyne Nicholas – chairman of The Broadway Association – to their annual Tony Awards Luncheon. Founded in 1911, this not-for-profit business association’s main focus is the cultural and economic betterment of the Broadway Theater District. Never having been to… Read more »

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When one considers theater in some of the most famous historic periods, such as the Elizabethan era, one will often think of legendary stages such as The Globe.  But one should also consider that such venues housed raucous events, and often the distractions of the audience would deter a person’s ability to enjoy the performance…. Read more »

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Poetry is practically impossible to describe.  On a personal basis poetry is undeniable but it evades and eludes a singular definition.  Poetry can astonish, inspire, educate, encourage, enlighten, frustrate and even infuriate.  In fact, poetry is capable of touching every aspect of the human condition.  In consideration of this, the only challenge that may be… Read more »

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Love is a beautiful thing. It can also be a terrible mess. The nurturing embrace love may offer can also turn into bitter jealousy and devastating abandon. One fascinating story that illustrates the ecstasy and agony of love is that between the famous Russian composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky and his patron Nadezhda von Meck. When… Read more »

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One of the principle challenges the public has in appreciating modern dance is fundamental to our notion of movement. Typically, when we consider movement, we have in mind the primordial sense to obtain or evade. Movement is associated with a goal or an object, a predator or a prey. In this, the access and motive… Read more »