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The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Expands to the Javits Center

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 18, 2017

The International Art Fair for Prints & Editions, now in its 26th year, is known for its dazzling array of works in the mediums of prints and books. Previously located at the Park Avenue Armory, the fair ...

Jazz Notes: The Jazz Foundation of America’s 26th Annual Loft Party — A Night for the Soul

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, October 18, 2017

With its motto (“Please help us to save the very people who saved you all these years with their music”), the New York-based Jazz Foundation of America has been raising funds to help and ...

Review: Bill Murray Blurs the Lines of Literature, Classical Music, and Comedy, with Jan Vogler & Friends

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, October 18, 2017

Comedian, actor, writer, and now singer: Is there anything Bill Murray can’t do? Not likely. A chance encounter on a plane brought Murray and acclaimed cellist, Jan Vogler to the stage at ...

The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair Expands to the Javits ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 18, 2017 The International Art Fair for Prints & Editions, now in its 26th year, is known for its dazzling array of works in the mediums of prints and books. Previously located at the Park Avenue Armory, the fair has ...

Jazz Notes: The Jazz Foundation of America's 26th Annual Loft ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, October 18, 2017 With its motto ("Please help us to save the very people who saved you all these years with their music"), the New York-based Jazz Foundation of America has been raising funds to help and support elderly blues and ...

Review: Bill Murray Blurs the Lines of Literature, Classical Music, ...

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, October 18, 2017 Comedian, actor, writer, and now singer: Is there anything Bill Murray can’t do? Not likely. A chance encounter on a plane brought Murray and acclaimed cellist, Jan Vogler to the stage at Carnegie Hall this past Monday evening. ...

Review: Alison Fraser Stars In a 'Squeamish' One-Character Play

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, October 17, 2017 In Aaron Mark’s psychological horror play Squeamish, Alison Fraser’s character of "Sharon" starts off with a slow burn; she turns up at her psychiatrist’s office in a little black dress in the middle of the night ...

Canadian Composer Samy Moussa Makes Carnegie Debut with Montréal ...

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, October 16, 2017 This week the Montréal Symphony Orchestra plays Carnegie Hall with a program of Bartók, Brahms and the Canadian composer Samy Moussa. Moussa, who is 33, was born and studied in Montreal, and has a long history with ...

Jazz Notes: Renegade Upright Bassist Miles Mosley Plays Soul to ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, October 16, 2017 Diversity thematically informed the Monterey Jazz Festival last month with the brilliantly designed programming. Main stage acts honored the jazz masters Diz, Monk, Sonny, Ella. These pleasing sets were played by bona fides who had festival history. Upcoming ...

Art Break: Art Is Going To the Dogs (Courtesy of ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 16, 2017 The internet is full of animals doing all kinds of things: singing, jumping out of boxes, speaking in French. You could spend hours watching — and we know, because we’ve just finished doing it. But before the internet, ...

Review: American Symphony Orchestra Brings 'Sounds of Democracy' to Carnegie ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, October 13, 2017 During these tumultuous times, it is a comfort to know that the arts are responding with bold examinations of current events. In fact, the classical music scene in New York has some important voices that are presenting programming relevant ...

A Memorial Concert For Violinist Paul Zukofsky Features Two Pianists

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, October 13, 2017 American violinist Paul Zukofsky (1943-2017) was especially renowned for his commitment to contemporary music; he premiered works by the likes of Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Philip Glass, and many others. A few months before his death earlier ...

Playwright Ken Urban Is 'Homesick' at the Huntington Theater And ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, October 12, 2017 When Science and Engineering majors or minors are mentioned alongside Theater and Performance Arts degrees, it's not a natural association. Ken Urban, the newly appointed Senior Lecturer in Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (head of the playwriting ...

Review: Alison Fraser Stars In a ‘Squeamish’ One-Character Play

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, October 17, 2017

In Aaron Mark’s psychological horror play Squeamish, Alison Fraser’s character of “Sharon” starts off with a slow burn; she turns up at her psychiatrist’s office in a little black ...

Canadian Composer Samy Moussa Makes Carnegie Debut with Montréal Symphony Orchestra

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, October 16, 2017

This week the Montréal Symphony Orchestra plays Carnegie Hall with a program of Bartók, Brahms and the Canadian composer Samy Moussa. Moussa, who is 33, was born and studied in Montreal, and has a long history ...

Jazz Notes: Renegade Upright Bassist Miles Mosley Plays Soul to Psychedelic to Jazz With the West Coast Get Down

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, October 16, 2017

Diversity thematically informed the Monterey Jazz Festival last month with the brilliantly designed programming. Main stage acts honored the jazz masters Diz, Monk, Sonny, Ella. These pleasing sets were ...

Art Break: Art Is Going To the Dogs (Courtesy of William Wegman)

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 16, 2017

The internet is full of animals doing all kinds of things: singing, jumping out of boxes, speaking in French. You could spend hours watching — and we know, because we’ve just finished doing it. But before ...

Review: American Symphony Orchestra Brings ‘Sounds of Democracy’ to Carnegie Hall

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, October 13, 2017

During these tumultuous times, it is a comfort to know that the arts are responding with bold examinations of current events. In fact, the classical music scene in New York has some important voices that are ...

A Memorial Concert For Violinist Paul Zukofsky Features Two Pianists

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, October 13, 2017

American violinist Paul Zukofsky (1943-2017) was especially renowned for his commitment to contemporary music; he premiered works by the likes of Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Philip Glass, ...

Playwright Ken Urban Is ‘Homesick’ at the Huntington Theater And Things Are Looking Bright

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, October 12, 2017

When Science and Engineering majors or minors are mentioned alongside Theater and Performance Arts degrees, it’s not a natural association. Ken Urban, the newly appointed Senior Lecturer in Theater Arts at ...

Review: Time and a Family Are Shaped In ‘Time and the Conways’

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, October 11, 2017

Who knew the Countess of Grantham had it in her?

After years of playing the good-hearted American mom on everyone’s favorite British soap opera, Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern finally gets ...

Review: A Bloated ‘Honeymooners’ at the Paper Mill Playhouse

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, October 11, 2017

They don’t write ‘em like this any more. For good reason.

As any Baby Boomer knows, “The Honeymooners” was a short-lived but nonetheless enduring sitcom from the mid 1950s starring ...

Review: New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival Presents a Delightful Sampler

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, October 11, 2017

The marvelous Fall For Dance Festival, presented annually by New York City Center, is once again providing audiences with a sampler from various dance companies for an astounding low price of admission ($15 a ...

Jazz Notes: Virtuoso Conguero Pedrito Martinez Opens the 3rd Edition of BRIC JazzFest With a Free Show

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By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, October 9, 2017

The ambitious and creative BRIC JazzFest (October 14-21) kicks off its third annual festival with a free outdoor concert featuring Cuban virtuoso conguero Pedrito Martinez and his blazing band. The show ...

Review: Orchestra Moderne NYC is Moving and Relevant at Carnegie Hall

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, October 9, 2017

The world of live classical music faces existential challenges, as ticket-buying audiences dwindle, and orchestras across the country face financial hurdles. Evenings of film music abound in programming and ...

Art Break: Exploring the Premise of ‘What If?’ At Galleries All Around Town

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, October 9, 2017

Have you ever thought to yourself, “What if?” As in: What if I walk down a different street today? What if I get off a stop earlier or later on the train? What if I say good morning to that cute person I ...

Matthew Aucoin, Diane Paulus and Rod Gilfry Bring Walt Whitman to Life in ‘Crossing’ at BAM

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, October 6, 2017

Contemporary opera can be a tough sell in today’s world, if tonight’s fitful audience at BAM is any indication. But wünderkind Matthew Aucoin, who wrote and composed Crossing at the age ...

A Timely Exploration of the Immigrant Experience Makes Debut at Carnegie Hall

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, October 5, 2017

Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated Ellis Island: The Dream of America, for full orchestra, seven actors, and visual projections, is the centerpiece of Orchestra Moderne NYC’s October 7 ...

A ‘Rhapsody’ for the Ages as Carnegie Hall Opens Season with Philadelphia

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, October 5, 2017

The publicity for Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin was slightly confusing: we were told that jazz-fusion icon Chick ...

Review: A Doodle That Is Worth a Thousand Words: Drawings Through History at the Met

By John Tilly, Contributing Writer, October 5, 2017

Who knew a doodle could hold such immense weight through the centuries? But doodle they did, the great artists of Western civilization, and the Met is here to walk us through these sometimes quick, sometimes ...

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