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Jazz Notes: Trumpeter Sean Jones Plays It Live and Raw for His Album Release Party at Jazz Standard

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, May 17, 2017

For his NYC record release party for Live at the Jazz Bistro at Jazz Standard, trumpeter Sean Jones brings his longstanding sparkplug quartet—pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer ...

Artists & Fleas Market Brings New Artisan Life To SoHo

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, May 16, 2017

Artists & Fleas shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The expanding artisan marketplace, founded by husband and wife duo, Amy Abrams and Ronen Gilmer in 2003, opened their ...

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung Prepares for a Series of Firsts at Carnegie Hall This Week

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, May 15, 2017

Bach’s modestly-titled Six Solos for Violin without Bass Accompaniment are the Mount Everest of that instrument’s literature, ventured again and again in the safety of the studio—there are ...

Rebecca Clarke Is 'Composer of the Week' In Upcoming BBC ...

ZEALnyc, May 26, 2017 It seems odd that we are still playing catch-up with highlighting and bringing focus to the accomplishments of the vast majority of female composers, both domestically and internationally, but there you have it. Our media counterparts across the pond seem to be a ...

Review: Parsons Dance 'Celebrates the Joy of Movement'

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, May 26, 2017 Parsons Dance began a two-week residency at the Joyce Theater last week, which concludes this weekend. Much of the advance publicity was centered around a premiere (Hello World) which was to feature flying drones as part of the performance.  ...

Vision Fest 22: A Free-Jazz Festival at Judson Memorial Church All ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor, May 26, 2017 In its 22nd annual edition, Arts for Art presents the always adventurous, always eclectic Vision Fest with an array of avant/experimental musicians who have committed their artistry to stretching the boundaries of jazz into the free zone. They're ...

Rite of Summer Music Festival Begins With A Bang This ...

ZEALnyc, May 25, 2017 Rite of Summer Music Festival returns for its seventh season this weekend on Saturday, May 27 with performances by Talujon Percussion. They will be performing a program entitled "Dark Full Ride," which includes works by Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, John Cage and Steve Reich. ...

Review: 'Building the Wall' Depicts a Trump-Era Dystopia

By Dan Bacalzo, Contributing Writer, May 25, 2017 Robert Schenkkan’s powerful new play, Building the Wall, is a gripping cautionary tale, set in the near future, that imagines some of the consequences that could result from Donald Trump’s presidency. Director Ari Edelson and his superb ...

Jazz Notes: Project Grand Slam Bandleader Robert Miller Talks About ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, May 25, 2017 On the eve of new fusion ensemble Project Grand Slam’s fifth recording, The PGS Experience, founder and leader Robert Miller says that even though his 11-year-old group experienced a profile elevation this past year, he still finds ...

Review: British Import 'Rotterdam' Takes On Gender Identity With Uneven ...

By Dan Bacalzo, Contributing Writer, May 25, 2017 Gender identity and sexuality are at the forefront of Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. But while the script approaches its subject matter with sensitivity, humor, and a certain amount of complexity, heavy-handed ...

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Spring Show Opens This Weekend

ZEALnyc, May 24, 2017 The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit commences its 2017 shows this Memorial Day Weekend and the following weekend.  The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and ...

The 'Daly Show' is Coming to Vermont as Tim and ...

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, May 24, 2017 “Tim Daly is my favorite actor. Tim Daly is my favorite brother. Not necessarily in that order.” Those are the words of Tony Award winner (Gypsy, 1990) and multiple Emmy recipient Tyne Daly speaking of her younger brother Tim Daly, ...

Shakespeare in the Park: A 'How To Get Tickets' Primer

ZEALnyc, May 23, 2017 The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park is one of the best theater deals in town. Any town. You can’t beat seeing remarkable performances from people like James Earl Jones, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, or Liev ...

Art Break: Self-Taught Art from Latin America and the Caribbean at Baruch College

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 15, 2017

Art Break likes to discover small places that promote art with a big impact. Our latest find: The Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College. This gallery makes a point of bringing to the public intriguing exhibits ...

Review: The Met Woos and Wins With Its Season Finale of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, May 14, 2017

Franco Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac entered the repertoire of the Metropolitan Opera in 2005, at the championing of Placido Domingo, and in Francesca Zambello’s expertly directed production ...

Music and Cocktails at The Miller Theater—Now That’s a Happy Hour!

ZEALnyc, May 12, 2017

Looking for a way to relax after a hard day at the office? Or maybe a way to hear a little music? Or maybe a place to have a drink? How about combining all these needs into ‘one-stop shopping’?  The Miller Theater at Columbia ...

Calling All Female Music Educators—Apply for the Liz Swados Inspiration Grant Now

ZEALnyc, May 11, 2017

The life of a school teacher is often one of oversight and lack of recognition for the significant contributions they make to our future generations, much less music teachers and those working in the arts. Last year, after the untimely ...

The Stars Align to Celebrate the Best of Off-Broadway at the Lortel Awards

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, May 10, 2017

In the world of theatre it seems that Broadway often steals the spotlight, but this past Sunday, it was Off-Broadway’s turn to shine at the 32nd annual Lucille Lortel Awards honoring Off-Broadway plays and ...

Jazz Notes: Spirited African Songbird Angélique Kidjo Channels Talking Heads and Burns Down the House at Carnegie

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, May 10, 2017

It’s not unusual for crowds at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium to give standing ovations to well-deserving artists at the finale of a superb performance. But what the striking vocalist Angélique Kidjo ...

Screening of Ivy Film Festival’s Student Films for Free at SVA

ZEALnyc, May 9, 2017

Ivy Film Festival brings its 2017 Official Selection of student films from around the world to New York with a screening at the School of Visual Arts’ (SVA) Beatrice Theatre on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception. This ...

Jazz Notes: Wes Montgomery and Wynton Kelly Star in a Newly Discovered Recording

By Denin Koch, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, May 9, 2017

Guitarist Wes Montgomery and pianist Wynton Kelly trio’s 1965 masterpiece Smokin’ at the Half Note is considered by many to be the greatest jazz guitar album of all time. As such, the release of ...

Breaking Down the 2017 Tony Nominations — The Plays

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, May 9, 2017

It’s been an especially good year for plays on the Broadway stage. As of this writing, we have five new plays running (Oslo, Sweat, Indecent, The Play That Goes Wrong, and A Doll’s House, ...

Art Break: African Diaspora and Architecture As Art

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, May 8, 2017

Art Break takes as its theme this week the continent of Africa and its diaspora. The variety of experiences are too large to contain in a single column – but we hope that by seeing these gallery shows you’ll ...

2017 Lucille Lortel Awards in Pictures

Lincoln Center Theater’s Oslo (J.T. Rogers) and The Band’s Visit take top honors at last ...

Review: Long-Forgotten ‘Los Elementos’ Lives Again—Olé!

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, May 5, 2017

New York City often sees American premieres, but scarcely after such long periods of neglect as endured by Los Elementos, a one-act opera composed by largely forgotten Spanish court composer Antonio ...

Review: ‘Marry Harry’ Will Have You Dancing Down the Aisle

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, May 5, 2017

Marry Harry is a joyful and optimistic paean to New York City, family, love, and dreams. This cheerful new musical, brimming with good songs and great laughs, covers loads of territory in its fast-moving ...

Breaking Down the 2017 Tony Nominations — The Musicals

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, May 4, 2017

Ah, the Tonys. When the annual nominations come out, it’s like Christmas morning for show queens. For some fans, it’s that super-cool new gadget you’ve been dying for. For others, it’s an ugly ...

Review: A Taut ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ Helmed By Nézet-Séguin

By Jose Andrade, Contributing Writer, May 3, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera’s season premiere of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer on Tuesday, April 25 was full of electricity, amply generated by incoming Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin ...

Review: ‘The Dreyfus Affair,’ Newly Relevant and Intensely Moving

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, May 3, 2017

“France for the French,” they scream on the streets of Paris in the moving and deeply troubling new production of The Dreyfus Affair at BAM.

But it’s not a Marine Le Pen rally from last week. ...

Review: It’s a ‘Starry’ Night at the New York Pops Gala

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, May 3, 2017

Growing up in North Carolina, far away from the bright lights of Broadway, I’m always a bit starstruck when I have the opportunity to see these highly talented actors and actresses perform. So that’s ...