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Brett Benowitz, now quite the New Yorker, is very much aware of the ways in which his upbringing affected him in his adulthood. First in Newport Beach, California and then in Cartersville, Georgia, Brett grew up surrounded by the kind of music that made him want to create – one of his earliest memories, he’s… Read more »

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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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There is a good argument that theater provides us with more insight into our social reality than what we can recognize through our own lives.  In our lives, our perspective is dominated in the pursuit of our own interests and the fulfillment of our own obligations.  Yet society does not move in the direction of… Read more »

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      I have a strong interest in the history of New York City orphanages. My grandfather, Thomas E. Pryor, spent seven years in Father Drumgoole’s Staten Island orphanage, Mount Loretto. Father Drumgoole first orphanage at 53 Warren Street two blocks from City Hall was for homeless newsboys. Prior to building the Staten Island complex through farm purchases,… 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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New York is the best place in the world to see theater in the English speaking world. You’d have to go to London to come close to what New York has to offer in terms of plays being produced. Chicago has a thriving theater scene, but it still doesn’t compare to New York’s. The one… Read more »

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If you’re looking for a wild, high-energy show, look no further than Paco the G Train Bandit, who will perform in Bushwick this Friday night at The Paper Box. With burlesque acts, bands, rappers, live Reggae, DJs and performance art running all night, there’s something for everyone. “It’s a wild dance party with awesome people,”… Read more »