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Summer 2011: The Women's Soccer (football) World Cup will be
shown at the Paley Center. Are you supporting the U.S. women's national team, led by
striker extraordinaire Abby Wambach and feisty keeper Hope Solo? Looking for a third
World Cup, the most prestigious international competition in women's soccer, the
sixteen-team tournament unfolds in Germany from Sunday, June 26, to Sunday, July 17, and
the Paley Center will screen every U.S. match live in high-definition on the giant screen
in the Bennack Theater. Here's the best news: admission is FREE!
The U.S. Schedule in Round 1 (known as Group Play)
Tuesday, June 28; 11:45 am: U.S. vs. Korea DPR
Saturday, July 2; 11:30 am: U.S. vs. Colombia
Wednesday, July 6; 2:30 pm: Sweden vs. U.S.
The quarterfinal, semifinal, and final matches follow from Saturday, July 9, to Sunday,
July 17, with teams to be determined.
Spring 2011: Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is to make his
Broadway musical debut in 2011 in a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really
Trying. The show, to open next spring, marks the 20-year-old's first stage role in New
York since Equus in 2008. Radcliffe will play a young mail room employee who rises to the
top of the corporate heap in this musical satire, first seen on Broadway in 1961.
Matthew Broderick starred in the most recent Broadway revival in 1995. The show won the
Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1962, one of only six musicals to have won this prestigious
Radcliffe is currently filming the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,
the final instalment in the blockbuster film series.
April 6, 2010: Pat Mitchell, President & CEO, The Paley
Center for Media, and Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Chairman of the Board, are pleased to
announce the 2010 New York Gala Evening in honor of John S. Hendricks, Founder and
Chairman of Discovery Communications, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. For advance
table, ticket, or on-screen Gala tribute ads, please call +1212.621.6815,
July 4, 2009: Whoopi Goldberg narrates the American Museum
of Natural Historys spectacular new Hayden Planetarium Space Show, Journey to the
Stars, which opens to the public at the Museums Rose Center for Earth and Space on
July 4th, 2009. It launches visitors through time and space to experience the life and
death of the stars in our night sky. Audiences travel 13 billion years into the past, when
the first stars were born, and witness brilliant supernova explosions that sent new kinds
of matter coursing through the universe, into the atoms of our own bodies and the air we
breathe. They visit the heart of our fiery Sun, and glimpse its eventual demise as it
transforms into a massive red giant some five billion years in the future. Visitors tour
stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating,
unfolding story that connects us all to the stars.
August 16, 2009: Last chance to see The American Museum of
Natural History's major new exhibition, Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New
Energy Future, that will examine one of the most pressing scientific issues of our time -
the massive, human-induced warming of Earth, a phenomenon that could lead to drought,
rising sea levels, heavy storms, and other events with potentially dire impacts on the
health of society and the natural world. This exhibition explores the science, history,
and impact of climate change, and illuminate ways in which individuals, communities and
nations can reduce their carbon footprints. Opening October 18, 2008, Climate Change will
remain on view at the Museum until August 16, 2009, after which it will begin an
September 16: As president and CEO of the world's leading
entertainment content company Viacom, Philippe Dauman oversees approximately 160 channels
and 325 online properties in 160 countries and territories around the globe. From the
classic laughs of Nick at Nite and TV Land to the pop culture playgrounds of MTV and VH1
to the stand-up hijinks of Comedy Central, Viacom engages audiences on television, motion
picture, and digital platforms through many of the world's best known entertainment
brands. Prior to his current role, Dauman was cofounder, cochairman, and CEO of DND
Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in media and telecommunications
investments. See him in action at the Philippe Dauman Roundtable Breakfast 8:00 am
to 9:00 am at Paley Center, New York.
May 7: Gails story: Just sixteen and living in Montreal at the time of the Bed-In,
Gail and a friend snuck into the Queen Elizabeth Hotel where John and Yoko were holding
their protest for Peace and became friendly with the recently married Lennons. John gave
Gail a few mementos at the time, including the lyrics of Give Peace a Chance telling her;
one day they will be worth something
and she has had them in her
possession ever since.
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE from the Montreal Bed-In of 1969 lyrics. Christies 20
Rockefeller Plaza (estimate: £200,000-300,000/ $400,000-600,000)
May 2, 2008 August 29, 2008: Eminent Domain: Contemporary
Photography and the City at The New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences
Library (Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street) is an exhibit of striking and revealing photographs
which intersect and resonate with current concerns about the reorganization of urban space
and its public use in New York City featuring the work of five contemporary New York-based
April 2008: Last chance to see featured works by Tennessee Williams,
Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Tony Kushner and more at The New School for Drama, 151 Bank
Street, 3rd floor. Presenting the third Random Acts! One-Act Play Festival,
audiences experience the best of The New School for Dramas up-and-coming
actors, directors, and playwrights for free. Reservations recommended for general
Call Ticket Central at +1 212.279.4200
December 11: Facilitated by Martin S. Sternberg, a retired SVP with Morgan
Stanley at the Downtown Information Center 6.00pm - 7.30pm. Common Sense for Common
Stock Investors workshop is not intended to provide advice on what stocks to pick to
grow your personal portfolio, rather participants will learn about the data and
information you need to identify in order to effectively analyze the value of an
investment before your purchase.
November 13: .Facilitated by Martin S. Sternberg, a retired SVP with
Morgan Stanley at the Downtown Information Center 6.00pm - 7.30pm. Money as a
Commodity will explain what makes the markets function and why do they function as
November 4: 3 Cohens Celebrate the Release of Braid with Aaron Parks on
piano, Barak Mori on bass and Jonathan Blake on drums! Two shows at 7:30 & 9:30
PM. at The Jazz Standard at 116 East 27th St. For more information and reservations call
+1 212 576 2232
October 9: Facilitated by Martin S. Sternberg, a retired SVP with Morgan
Stanley at the Downtown Information Center 6.00pm - 7.30pm. "Understanding the
Federal Reserve System. Have you ever wondered exactly what it is? Or how it came
about? Part history lecture, part contemporary financial market discussion, this workshop
will answer these questions as well as explain the System's modern day responsibilities
and its importance to our economic well being. The difference between Monetary Policy and
Fiscal Policy will also be covered, as well as why it pays to be a Fed
October 8: In the spotlight, new talent Guitarist/Composer Mike Moreno
(and his birthday bash) performs music from Between The Lines at the Blue Note. This is
his debut recording on Kendrick Scott's World Culture Music Label and he is playing for
one night only with Kendrick Scott (drums), Marcus Strickland (saxophones), Aaron Parks
(piano), and Doug Weiss (bass).
June 19 - October 13: Invention: Merce Cunningham & Collaborators at
Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery , The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts,
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center , 40 Lincoln Center Plaza . Focusing on Cunningham's
collaborations with such important artists as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Robert
Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, and Charles Atlas, among others,
this exhibition features rare and original materials and draws on a wide range of
manuscripts, designs, computer-generated choreography, costumes, set pieces, photographs,
posters, and other materials from the Library's collections, the Merce Cunningham
Archives, and the John Cage Trust. In addition, Merce Cunningham is creating a dance
especially for the exhibition, which will be given several performances in the Plaza
lobby; and Nurit Tilles will perform John Cage music on the prepared piano in the gallery
at set times. A public program series will also be given in conjunction with this
June: Each June the American Theater Wing and the League of American
Theaters and Producers honors distinguished achievement in Broadway theater with the Tony
May 22: Red Lion brings back the stunningly rich voice and charisma of Lin
McEwan as she and her band perform at the 19th City Canyons Showcase at the Red Lion on
May 22. Lin's music is an eclectic collection of songs fusing rock, blues, pop, and funk
and calls to mind such varied influences as Mavis Staples, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, and
May 17: Taste of Tribeca - founded in 1994 by the parents of children in
Tribeca's two public elementary schools, PS 150 and PS 234 - is a culinary festival which
brings together Tribecas best restaurants in one unforgettable, delicious fund
May 9, 2007: Suzanne Braun Levine will lead a discussion on her
myth-shattering book of the same title; a book signing will follow of LIFE TRANSITIONS
FOR WOMEN: INVENTING THE REST OF OUR LIVES. WOMEN IN SECOND ADULTHOOD takes place
between 12.00pm and 2.00pm. Fee: $35 (including lunch). Pre-registration is
required. Space is limited. To register, call +1212-346-8410 or +1212-346-8420.
May 8: Marc Ribot with Henry Grimes & Chad Taylor perfrom at the
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 1O7 Suffolk St. betw. Rivington & Delancey St's,
New York City, 7.30pm. Tickets US$15. Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter and
Andrew Barker follow at 99.30pm (separate admission). For more info call:+1
May 6: Cecil Taylor's AHA3 featuring Henry Grimes & Pheeroan akLaff +
special guest Andy Bey are at the fablous Blue Note, 131 West 3rd St. at 6th Ave., New
York City, at 8.00pm and 10.30pm. Tickets: US$35/ set at tables, US$20 at the bar.
April 22, 2007: Napoleon on the Nile and Fantasy and Faith: The Art of
Gustave Doré at the Dahesh Museum - an exhibit in celebration of the new book on Doré
(by Yale University Press in association with the Dahesh Museum of Art), has been extended
to April 22.
April 17, 2007: Join photographer Andrew Bordwin as he presents his
photographs of the Corridor of Light project which invited local developers and building
owners to become part of the Financial District's transformation by enhancing their
exterior lighting designs, one way to help bring new life to the sidewalks of the
Financial District. LIVING DOWNTOWN - A RESIDENTIAL RENAISSANCE: THE
FINANCIAL DISTRICT GLOWS WITH A NEW LIGHT is part of Bordwin's presentation which
also includes his Deco Details and Empty City photographs, many of which focus on the
often overlooked elements of the District's Jazz Age architecture.
The event is free between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be generously
donated by a restaurant and bar that is reminiscent of Old New York, Brouwers of Stone
Street. Enjoy their live music, outdoor seating and raw bar!
The vibrancy of today's Wall Street represents a return to New York City's origins as a
residential center. This represents a renaissance in the neighborhood not seen since the
skyscraper boom that changed the cityscape over a period from about 1925 through 1935.
Call +1212-425-INFO for details.
March 28, 2007: Henry Grimes (bass, violin) & Amina Claudine Myers
(piano, voice) perform at a Jazz/blues / gospel / and beyond concert at 10.00pm at The
Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C and 2nd St., Manhattan . Ticket Price: $2O
March 27, 2007: Hey Music Lovers - The 17th City Canyons Showcase starts
at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Lion at 151 Bleecker St. (only $5.00 at the door) and includes
fabulous fiddler Deni Bonet. Also appearing for this remarkable event are the
rockin' Knot Watkins Invitational Blues Jam, the always popular and always thrilling Lyza
Wilson and two brand new entries, the brilliant East Village band, RewBee, and from New
Jersey, the remarkable Melvin C. and Melicious Soul headed by Melvin McKnight.
July 9, 2006: Last chance to see Best Minutes of the Day: The Golden Age
of Polaroid Advertising at The Museum of Television & Radio, 25 West 52nd Street, New
June 18:: Introduced Screening Until the Violence Stops: NYC Women's Film
Festival at The Museum of Television & Radio, 25 West 52nd Street, New York.
June 3, July 8, and August 5: Non-Fiction Books and Paper Fairs including
rare, used, Out-of-Print Books and Sheet Music, Auction Catalogs, Calendars, Photographs,
Magazines, Posters, Miscellaneous etc. at Tip Top Shoe Building, 155 West 72nd Street, 4th
Floor, New York, NY (near Broadway) between.10am ando 2pm. Free admission.
June 2 to August 31: The Museum of Television & Radio at 25 West 52nd
Street, New York presents Beyond TV: New Media Art from Studio IMC in the Spielberg
June 2 - July 31: For fans only - The Museum of Television and Radio is
screening an episode of either the classic Battlestar Galactica 70's series or Sci Fi's
BSG daily at 2:00p.m.
June 2: Holy Frak! BSG in HD at MT&R Friday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Museum of Television and Radio is screening an episode of the Sci Fi Channel's
Battlestar Galactica, followed by Q&A with the cast and creative team moderated by
Matt Roush, Senior Television Critic, TV Guide with Battle Star Gallactica, Jamie Bamber,
"Apollo" David Eick, Executive Producer Mary McDonnell, "Laura Roslin"
Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer/Head Writer Edward James Olmos, "Admiral William
Adama" and Katee Sackhoff, "Starbuck". Vote for Your Favorite Cylon at
mtr.org before noon on June 5. Watch the Event on Your Desktop. Limited
Closed-Circuit Tickets Still Available: $5 ($4 for individual Museum Members). Purchase in
Museum lobby during regular hours, or call +1 212.621.6600.
April 21 - 23: The 46th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair, annually
sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of
America, returns under the management of Sanford L. Smith & Associates. Some 180
international dealers from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Argentina, The
Netherlands, France, England, Italy, and Belgium will be represented at the event at the
Park Avenue Armoury.
April 20, 2006: "Lions at the Armory" benefits The New York
Public Library and gives you the opportunity to get an advance look at an extraordinary
variety of literary treasures offered at the upcoming New York Antiquarian Book Fair. The
preview held on April 20, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and
67th Street. Tickets for the Opening Night preview begin at $100. Information about
tickets is available at +1 212-930-0730. A booklover's must!
April 6: Don't miss the luxury Dinner Cruise, Wine Tasting and Silent
Auction aboard the Fine Dining Ship, Bateaux leaving from Chelsea Piers all in the name of
the charity: Make A Wish. Sail in a beautiful glass enclosed ship and enjoy award
winning cuisine, a wonderful Jazz Ensemble, views of the incredible Manhattan skyline and
fine international wines and beers and there is over $40,000 worth of Weekend Vacation
Packages to bid for in the silent auction. Call Denise Adam, HelmsBriscoe at +1
516-627-7883 for information.
March 6-11: The Full Monty--a benefit for Katrina victims at The Shop
Theatre. Call +1 212-217-2040 for tickets .
December 31, 2005: Toast on New Years at the Cipriani in NYC with Mariah
Carey and her A-list celebrity guests. You won't be dancing to the same old
"Auld Lang Syne" when the ball drops. With your host and her guests it will be a
party to remember at one of the Big Apple's most elite venues.
September 22-25: Musicals on Television at the Museum of Television and
Radio including a rediscovered Ruggles of Red Gap starring Michael Redgrave (in the title
role), Peter Lawford, Imogene Coca, David Wayne, and Jane Powell, with songs by Jule Styne
and Leo Robin; Trouble in Tahiti with Beverly Wolff and David Atkinson; Once Upon a
Mattress with Carol Burnet; Celebrating Sondheim at 75: "Follies" and More; and
Producers' Showcase: Our Town with Frank Sinatra, Eva Marie Saint, and Paul Newman
July 8 to October 2, 2005: Peter Sellers: Does That Include
Television? A must-see Museum of Television and Radio tribute to the little-known
television presence of the great Peter Sellers. Culled from archives in the UK and US,
this screening spans Sellers's whole career and includes many rare performances and skits
not seen in their entirety since originally broadcast. Highlights include: A Show Called
Fred and Son of Fred (1956) · The Telegoons (1963) · A Carol for Another Christmas
(1964) · Not Only...But Also (1965) · Alice in Wonderland (1966) · David Frost's Night
Out in London (1967) · The Last Goon Show of Them All (1972) · The Muppet Show (1977)
and much more! It's hilarious and revealing at the same time. (125 minutes) Tuesdays to
Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
May 21, 2005: Billy Crystals's acclaimed solo
show, 700 Sundays has extended its run at the Broadhurst Theatre for 55 more performances
through May 21. The show, directed by Des McAnuff, was previously scheduled to run through
April 3, 2005: Last chance to see The Metropolitan Museum of Art's special
installation of Romare Bearden's work - a part of the citywide celebration of the artist's
life and work. Drawn exclusively from the Museum's collection of works by the
American artist, this selection showcases Romare Bearden's (1911-1988) creative
versatility in a variety of media. Highlights include the famous six-part collage of
Harlem street life, The Block (1971). This masterpiece is Bearden's lively tribute to the
New York City neighborhood that nurtured his life and his work.
April 2005: Two-time Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington will
play Brutus in a new production of William Shakspeare's Julius Caesar next spring. Daniel
Sullivan will helm the revival, which will open at the Belasco Theatre in April.
March 28-April 4, 2005: The first ever selling exhibition devoted to
Mongolian sculpture will take place at Rossi & Rossi on 41 East 57th Street.
Dig deep into your pocket for anything between $25, 000 and $150, 000. Simply
March 15, 2005: Last chance to see I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of
Marilyn Monroe from the Leon and Michaela Constantiner Collection. A fabulous collection
of Marilyn photographic portraits dating from 1945, when Marilyn (then Norma Jeane Baker)
was 19 years old, to images taken just a few weeks before her death in 1962 at the age of
36. I Wanna Be Loved By You explores how the power of photography helped transmute the shy
Norma Jeane into the most iconic screen goddess of all time--the myth that is Marilyn
Monroe. Take the train on a short trip out to the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern
Parkway. For more info call +1 718-638-5000
February 21, 2005: President's Day sees a day of celebration at the
NYC2012 Olympic Rally at Rockefeller Center Plaza and Rink. Live musical performances
and Olympic sport demonstrations including a skating performances by Oksana Baiul.
Join Olympians, Paralympians and from 11.30am and ejoy free hot chocolate and NYC2012
February 6, 2005: The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a third
extension for its production of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men. The show, directed by
Scott Ellis, will now run at the American Airlines Theatre for an additional four weeks
through February 6 2005.
February 5, 2005: Theatrical anarchist and Ridiculous Theatrical Company
Founder Charles Ludlam will be examined in Not So Ridiculous: The Theatrical World of
Charles Ludlam, a panel discussion held at The New York Public Library for the Performing
Arts on Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m. Ridiculous alum Black-Eyed Susan will give a
special performance. The program takes place at the Librarys Bruno Walter
Auditorium, located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. Admission is free.
January 30, 2005: Last chance to see WELL, BLOW ME DOWN! 75 YEARS OF
POPEYE at the Steven Spielberg Gallery at the Museum of Television & Radio when the
Museum celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Popeye with the first exhibit to bring
together the history of Popeye from all media: newspaper, radio, theatrical shorts, and
television, as well as vintage merchandising pieces, comic books, and theatrical poster
art. Drawing material from private collections across the country, the Museum has curated
an experience that shows the evolution of one of America's oldest pop culture icons, from
a single frame in the comic strip Thimble Theatre to the 3-D enhanced CGI Popeye.
Highlights include original black-and-white art for Segar's 1930s comic strip; original
thirties and forties storyboards, drawings, and cels from Fleischer and Famous Studios.
Janaury 13, 2005: Last chance to see the 20th anniversary revival of
Whoopi Goldberg's 1 hour and 40 minutes one-woman show, which established her as a major
star. The show includes a variety of character pieces, including a Valley Girl and a
panhandler. The original director (Mike Nichols) is on hand; at the Lyceum - home to this
January 9, 2005: Last chance to see TWO FIVE-LETTER WORDS: LENNY BRUCE
and his hip, bebop patter and daring social commentary which catapulted him to fame
and eventually into court. From his television debut to a final, frenetic interview, the
material assembled vividly documents his role as the eras hippest, most
daring provocateur. Tuesdays to Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Museum
of Television & Radio.
January 9, 2005: If this is to your taste, it's the last chance to see the
27th Season of the Big Apple Circus at the Lincoln Center. 'Picturesque' reflects
the spirit that has long drawn the world's greatest artists to give us their visions of
the wonder under the Big Top. Watch acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, horses, and clowns
bring this art to life.
December 31: Tavern on the Green throws its New Years Eve
shindig with a concert by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Ben E. King. He takes
center stage in Taverns magical garden which will be transformed into a mini-Times
Square complete with a remote view of the ball drop on large TV screens, confetti canons
and some elements Times Square does not boast, like heaters, open bars and an
awe-inspiring view of the Central Park fireworks, not to mention a glimpse of the
whimsically costumed participants in the traditional Midnight Run! King will serenade
celebrants reveling in a variety of New Years price and format options with the
distinctive tenor that made hits of such classics as Stand By Me, Under the
Boardwalk, This Magic Moment, Save the Last Dance for Me and
There Goes My Baby. from 10.30pm... but this is no cheap night out!
December 21, 2004, to January 9, 2005: Journeys with George is Alexandra
Pelosis digital-minicam chronicle of George W. Bushs transformation from
cowboy to statesman documents with hilarious and sometimes alarming candor both the
absurdity of the campaign process and the complicity of the media in its outcome. (2002;
75 minutes) at the Museum of Television & Radio.
December 21, 2004, to January 9, 2005: True Life: Im a Candidate is
an engaging cinema verite portrait of two young, untested contestants for the U.S. House
of Representatives: Dylan Glenn, a black Republican running in rural Georgia, and John
Cranley, a white Democrat campaigning in Cincinnati. (2000; 80 minutes). Dont miss
this insight into US politics at the Museum of Television & Radio.
December 9: The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing takes a look at
the role of the editor. Editors have traditionally said that the editing room is like a
bedroom, a place where secrets are kept. In The Cutting Edge, executive producers Wendy
Apple and Alan Heim reveal many secrets of the craft and document the contribution of
editing over the history of the movies. Deftly interweaving clips and interviews, the
documentary also explores key innovations in editing that have had an impact on
storytelling. After the screening, several illustrious such as Carol Littleton, A.C.E.
(Body Heat), Craig McKay, A.C.E. (The Silence of the Lambs) and Thelma Schoonmaker,
M.P.S.E., A.C.E. (Raging Bull) discuss how editing in film and television has changed over
the last thirty years. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Museum of Television & Radio. Call the
Museum at +1 212 621-6600 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. for ticket info
December 8: A discussion at the Museum of Television & Radio focuses
on two pioneers of broadcasting, Edwin Armstrong, the genius who invented FM radio, and
David Sarnoff, the tycoon who ran RCA and NBC. Sir Harold Evans latest book, They
Made America From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators, is
the history of great entrepreneurs who took the United States from a rural society to an
industrial power. During this discussion, Evans - the author of the critically acclaimed
The American Century - will examine the struggles and legacies of these two very different
6:00 to 7:30 p.m
December 5: Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays has been hyped for a months as a
sure-fire hit. Previews of the autobiographical piece at the 1186-seat Broadhurst
Theatre Broadhurst Theatre 235 West 44th Street had a high average capacity figure of
98.69% ...... so start booking those seats as soon as you can.
December 3: The 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Awards Ceremony will be held
on Friday, December 3rd in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria at 7:00 p.m.
December 3 to January 13, 2005: Tuesdays to Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. is your chance to visit the Museum of Television & Radio to
watch television appearances of Bobby Darin the multifaceted singer whose
recordings ranged from rock to show music, songwriter, Oscar-nominated actor, and popular
nightclub entertainer. The material has been selected by his biggest fan - Kevin Spacey.
Darins versatility is highlighted in a package of some of his best television
appearances between 1959 and 1973, the year of his untimely death. Darin shares the bill
with performers like George Burns, Judy Garland, and Stevie Wonder while singing such
tunes as Beyond the Sea, Clementine, I Wish I Were in Love Again, and his signature
number, Mack the Knife.
December 1: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) opens its New York
season at City Center on December 1 with a gala performance featuring a world premiere
conceived and directed by Judith Jamison as well as the Ailey classic Revelations, which
will be performed with live music. During the Company's annual five- week season, Artistic
Director Judith Jamison will present two world premieres, one company premiere and one new
production as well as an array of Ailey repertory favorites. Highlights of the season
include the world premiere of Love Stories, choreographed in three parts by Judith
Jamison, Rennie Harris and Robert Battle, set to the music of Stevie Wonder; David
Parsons' two premieres: the world premiere of a new work called Shining Star performed by
10 dancers to music by Earth, Wind and Fire, and the company premiere of Caught.
November 29: The Jazz Age reigned during the 1920s and nowhere was the
blissful union of high art and high spirits more thrilling than in France. Charles Riley,
professor of English at Baruch College CUNY and author of several books on aesthetics and
art, presents a riveting portrait of the arts scene in Paris and the Riviera, drawing on
fresh, never-before-seen material at Tinker Auditorium 55 East 59th Street (between Park
& Madison Aves.) at 7pm.
November 23: The Broadway production of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
is expected to get underway at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Tony winner Phylicia Rashad
stars as Aunt Ester, a legendary community elder with astonishing powers. Set in 1904 in
Pittsburgh, Citizen Barlow (John Earl Jelks) arrives looking for guidance on how to build
a better life. He soon starts off on a journey to find the mythic City of Bones, leading
him to startling discoveries and setting him on a course of duty and redemption. On his
path to shape the future, he inevitably learns the lessons of the past. The cast also
includes Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lisagay Hamilton, Anthony Chisholm and Raynor Scheine.
November 23: Tickets are now on sale for this musical adaptation of
Shakespeare's bawdy, laugh-out-loud play, The Merry Wives of Windsor. The western-themed
show starts performances at the John Houseman Theatre on November 23.
November 22: The Atlantic Theatre Company production of Woody Allen's A
Second Hand Memory has not even opened yet, but its run has already been extended by two
weeks. The show will now run off-Broadway through January 23. A Second Hand Memory is set
in 1950's Brooklyn. Directed by the author, the play stars Kate Blumberg, Dominic
Chianese, Beth Fowler, Nicky Katt, Erica Leerhsen, Elizabeth Marvel and Michael McKean.
November 18: A Beaujolais Nouveau 2004 Celebration between 5:30-7:00pm at
the Oyster Bar Grand Central Station, lower level on 42nd Street & Vanderbilt Avenue
organized by the French Institute Alliance Français.
November 14: Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'night, Mother in its
first Broadway revival stars Edie Falco and Brenda Blethy. Directed by Michael
Mayer, the 1 hr 30 minute - with no intermission - play at the Royale Theatre 242 West
45th Street has recieved mixed reviews.
October 30: Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts
of the Northwest and Southwest is a spectacular exhibition featuring a stunning array of
some 500 pieces of historic and contemporary jewelry and artifacts that celebrate the
beauty, power, and symbolism of the magnificent tradition of Native American arts.
Don't miss this one at the American Museum of Natural History.
September 26: Bike a 100 miles in Golden Bridge country, New York all for
a good cause to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphons Society. Call +1 212 448
9206 ext. 234 for details.
September 13: Gigantic is expanding, with the opening of a own dedicated
retail store in Tribeca Join the Gigantic Brand and the launch of a new fashion line: GB
at their new store at 7.00 pm at 59 Franklin Street and party afterwards at the Canal Room
(used to be Shine) 385 W. Broadway (and Canal St.) with special guests performing live.
September 13 onwards on Mondays: Mark Birnbaum conducts a tour of the
Ragtime-Early Jazz Tradition (with vocals and storytelling) from the 1890s through
the roaring twenties featuring selections from his new album by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll
Morton, Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue), Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. This
toe-tapping show at 50 West 13th Street (5th and 6th Avenues) closes with a rip-roaring
rendition of Tiger Rag.
September 12: Swim, bike and run the Half Iron Triathlon all for a good
cause to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphons Society. Call +1 212 448 9206
ext. 234 for details.
September 8-15: New York showcases the best of Spring 2005 under the
tent at Bryant Park. It's the latest in New York Fashion Week.
September 5: Last chance to see Aida at the Palace Theatre on Sunday,
September 5 after playing 1,852 regular performances. From June 28, original star Adam
Pascal will return to the role of Radames to finish out the run. The next tenant at the
Palace will be La Cage aux Folles.
August 22: Last chance to see the revival of one of Tom Stoppard's
greatest plays. Jumpers combines brilliant dialogue, outrageous comedy, dazzling
philosophic debate and a crackling murder mystery, all at the same time. George Moore, a
professor of philosophy, is struggling to write a speech about moral absolutes and the
existence of God, while he is also coping with the distraction of his mentally unbalanced
wife, Dorothy, a musical comedy star, and the murder investigation being conducted in
their bedroom. The star-studded cast perform at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, West 47th
July 11: Last chance to see the all-star cast in A Raisin in the Sun.
The show at the Royale Theatre, West 45th Street, tells the story of three
generations of a family living and struggling together under one roof. The Youngers--Mama
(The Cosby Show star Phylicia Rashad), her children Beneatha (Sanaa Lathan) and Walter Lee
(hip-hop mogul Sean Combs), and his wife Ruth (three-time Tony winner Audra McDonald) and
their son Travis--live on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It is a place in which
dreams, like the raisin in the Langston Hughes' poem from which the play takes its title,
wither and die if nothing is done with them.
July 4: This very timely show must end on July 4! Assassins
makes its Broadway debut in a dazzling new production. This strikingly provocative work
looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins and would-be assassins,
including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Lynette
"Squeaky" Fromme. The show at Studio 54, West 54th Street features music and
lyrics by legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman.
June 9: Before a breakthrough performance in Jerry Maguire and his
creation of the NBC reality series Last Comic Standing, comedian Jay Mohr got a showbiz
start on Saturday Night Live. For two years, he worked behind the scenes and in front of
the cameras on the hit late-night show. He reveals what life on the set amongst the stars
is like in Gasping for Airtime. and he'll sign copies of this new tell-all book when he
June 6: The 2004 Tony Awards - Broadway's highest honors - take place at
Radio City Music Hall.
June 6: Final bows for Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche at the American Airline
Theatre on West 42nd in Twentieth Century. The comedic story of Oscar Jaffe, a
successful and egomaniacal Broadway director, who has transformed a chorus girl, Lily
Garland, into a leading lady.
May 31, 2004: Last chance to see The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical
Butterflies Alive in Winter - with around 500 butterflies flying around in the American
Museum of Natural History. Very relaxing to watch when you need a break from the
streets of New York!
May 25 - July 11: Sight Unseen was first presented off-Broadway in 1992,
when it won the Obie Award for Best New American Play and was nominated for a Drama Desk
Award. The play centers on celebrated artist Jonathan Waxman who, despite immense
popularity, yearns for something more in his life. His soul-searching leads him to visit
an old girlfriend he selfishly dismissed over a decade before. Starring Laura Linney as
Patricia, Ben Shenkman as Jonathan, Waxman Byron Jennings as Nick Ana Reeder as
Grete - you can catch this short run at the Biltmore Theatre on West 47th..
May 19: Meet Alan M. Dershowitz at Borders on Columbus Circle at 6:30 pm
to find out how US history has unfolded in the nation's courtrooms. Cases that have
captivated the country and in turn shaped the culture are examined in a new book, America
on Trial. Alan M. Dershowitz, an attorney and consultant for many high-profile
cases, illustrates the most significant trials the U.S. has seen, along with their effect
on society. Join him for a discussion and signing. It's your chance to interrogate
May 19: An evening with Stanley Lehrer - one of the world's greatest ocean
liner collectors who has just acquired an album of photographs taken in April 1912. They
are the last known pictures to be made of a very well known White Star liner, the immortal
Titanic. He calls his collection "a gold mine of treasures". Stanley specializes
in Titanic and her close sister Olympic, and has the largest collection in private hands
on that 46,000-ton four-stacker. Don't miss this special event at the Melville Gallery,
South Street Seaport, 213 Water Street, New York City. For reservations call +1t 212-748
May 17 and every Monday after that: The Lyceum presents mentalist Marc
Salem as their regular Monday night gig. Using psychological techniques, visual
information, a sharp eye for human nature, a quick wit and 20 years of training, Salem
attempts to unlock the mysteries of the mind. In Marc Salem's Mind Games on Broadway, he
tells total strangers who they are, where they're from, what they do for a living, what
they're carrying in their pockets, and where they've been on vacation. Each performance of
the show will feature a celebrity from the world of entertainment, media, politics, or
literature who will be part of the mind games.
May 16: The first ever British-American Charity Rugby Festival takes place
at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. This inaugural event features a match between the New
York Select XV and South Wales Police XV-competing for the Eric Liddell Memorial Cup. The
fundraiser is for the benefit of the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's
May 16: The elite team of FDNY basketball players host a team of Israeli
legends in a charity basketball game on Sunday at Riverbank State Park. Israeli legends
including Aulcie Perry and Moti Daniel will compete against New York City's Bravest in an
action-packed game to benefit the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit
Fund and the America-Israel Friendship League's 'Citizenship Through Sports' Youth
May 16: Last day of the 4th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair
Tennis Tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The
4-day event - sponsored by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in conjunction with
the United Spinal Association, International Tennis Federation (ITF), and the NEC
Wheelchair Tennis Tour has men's, women's, quadriplegics', juniors' and masters'
divisions. Admission is free to the public.
May 16: Join the Team for a Cure! Help fight the nation's number one
cause of disability by walking or volunteering in the Arthritis Walk on Sunday May 16th,
2004 in historic Battery Park, Manhattan. Get your friends, family, and co-workers to make
a difference in the lives of millions of people by contacting Jo at +1 212-984-8708 for
May 4: World Dance Alliance cordially invite you too a tribute and
reception in honor of Genevieve Oswald and her Services to Dance. For tickets
for the Fund-Raising Reception for WDA American School of American Studies at Lincoln
Center and the Public performance Program call +1212 294 8329.
May 1-9: The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off again thanks to the likes of
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Craig Hatkoff, and Martin Scorcese. Downtown
Manhattan is a-buzz with thousands of filmmakers and film lovers from around the globe.
This blockbuster festival, started in the wake of 9/11 and has given a much-needed
cultural and economic boost to Lower Manhattan. In 2003, the Festival attracted nearly
350,000 visitors ... so it's HOT! people an generated nearly $50 million for the downtown
New York economy. Highlights of the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival include the first look at
DreamWorks' Shark Tale; the New York premiere of the long awaited comedy Coffee &
Cigarettes starring Bill Murray; and celebrity panels by industry leaders such as Martin
Scorsese and Academy Award winning composer for the Lord of the Rings, Howard Shore. This
year, the Festival will hold a special celebration in honor of the ten-year anniversary of
democracy in South Africa.
April 24-26: Want to see art and the people behind the art? Tour
studios in Tribeca during the 8th annual Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) 2004.
This free, self-guided walking tour features over 100 artists, including Theresa
Greenberg, Dina White and Leslie B. Tanner. Art on display ranges from abstract to
representational, realistic to expressionistic, traditional to cutting edge, in all media
and sizes, and many works will be available for purchase. Meet the artists at their
studios on each of those days, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call +1
April 22-25, 2004: Romance Slam Jam, the only conference dedicated to
promoting African American Romance will showcase the leading romance authors in the genre,
as well as aspiring authors when the conference comes to the downtown Marriott Financial
Center on West Street. Included are all sorts of activities such as writers and readers
workshops, roaring 20's party, awards banquet, and more.
April 22: Opening of the classic Sondheim musical Assassins. This
production of the rise and fall of some of America's best known presidents stars James
Barbour, Neil Patrick Harris and Marc Kudisch. The Roundabout Theatre revival at Studio 54
previews from March 26. It's a great show and you learn something too!.
April 18: Your fist chance to see A Raisin in the Sun with the one and
only Sean Combs/P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/NYC Marathon finisher stars in this upcoming Broadway
March 29: Bombay Dreams - The London West End - hit show is a fascinating
musical adventure which follows a family and their dreams of Bollywood. The amazing
musical extravaganza is pure Broadway, by way of Bombay. Performances begin March 29 at
the Broadway Theatre.
March 22: Sixteen Wounded opens at the Walter Kerr. Starring Judd Hirsch,
Omar Metwally, Martha Plimpton and Jan Maxwell this drama tells of an unlikely friendship
between an aging Jewish baker and the young Palestinian he takes on as his apprentice.
March 16: Meet Grammy winners, Hootie & the Blowfish at
Borders-Manhattan, 10 Columbus Circle at 1:00pm and see them perform songs from and sign
copies of their new CD
March 10: ..... is the night that COSTA DEL SOUL is slated to perform a
very high profile downtown NYC rock and roll show. Should be a hot party at a fab club for
a very good cause that is near and dear to anyone who cares about the ocean and surfing.
Stay tuned for further details.
March 6: Don't miss a 'spirited' afternoon of traditional and contemporary
Gospel featuring the Bobby Lewis Ensemble from Harlem's Central Baptist Church between
2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Tribeca Rooftop 2 Desbrosses Street (near Canal Street).
Refreshments available. Advance tickets $15 or $18 at the door.
March 6: Richard Chartier and William Basinski perform at the Sculpture Center in Queeens.
As part of the The Empty Museum exhibit, sound artist Chartier (12k/LINE, trente oiseaux)
addresses the blurry line between sound and silence through his electronic compositions
and installations. Basinski (Raster-Noton, Dutro) has been called the "Marcel Proust
of modern music" for his minimal yet melodic fragments. They present the world
premiere live performance of their new collaborative works to be released in January on
March 5: At Borders-Manhattan, 10 Columbus Circle at 1:00 pm join jazz
legend Andy Bey for a performance of songs from and a signing of his new album, American
March 2004: Pavarotti says farewell again at the Met, as he takes to the
stage for 3 performances of Tosca. Don't hold your breath just watch this space for
February 27 - March 27: Twentieth Century is sure to be a success?
Topliner Alec Baldwin stars as Oscar Jaffe, a successful and egomaniacal Broadway director
alongside Anne Heche - who plays Lily Garland, the transformed chorus girl into a leading
lady character. As Lily rises to stardom and heads to Hollywood, Oscar begins a career
downslide. Bankrupt and on his way out, Oscar boards a train, the Twentieth Century
Limited, where he coincidentally runs into Lily again......... This one-month long 'window
of opportunity' takes place at the American Airlines Theatre. Tickets will likely 'fly'
out of the box office so get your skates on!
February 26 - March 1, 2004: The International Art Expo takes over the
Jacob Javits Center.
February 22: Sit back and enjoy the music from the early 1900's when
Ragtime pianist Mark Birnbaum celebrates Americana on George Washington's Birthday at John
F. Kennedy Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey. The concert starts at
2.00pm and there's no admission fee but call +1 8854 732-463-1633 before you set out...
February 21: Jen Elliott and her band Bluestruck join a day long festival
of music at the Mid Winter Beach Party at Orphan Annies in Stirling, New Jersey. Jen hits
the beach at 7:45 p.m., Orphan Annies at 1255 Valley Road, Stirling, NJ. Call
+1908-647-0138 for directions.
February 20: Meet Hugh Jackman - the Boy From Oz - on Friday at 12:30pm at
the new Borders Book store at 10 Columbus Circle near the South West corner of Central
February 18: At 12:30pm meet the Fab Five from Queer Eye for the
Straight Guy at the new Borders Book store at 10 Columbus Circle near the South West
corner of Central Park.
February 11: Christopher Plummer is cast as King Lear in this limited run
through April 18 at the Lincoln Center.
February 9-10, 2004: For the lovers of doggies - both big and small
- don't miss the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden
February 7, 2004 - April 10, 2004: Simply stylish fashion at the
Golden Age of the Courturière: Jeanne Lanvin & Her Contemporaries exhibit FIT
(Fashion Institute of Technology) located on Seventh Ave at 27th Street.
February 3, 2004: The Centennial Celebration of the New York City Ballet
for Ballanchine 100 includes a unique glimpse of the Company - followed by lunch.
The tickets for the Annual Luncheon run from $200 to $500 and are tax deducible!
Call +1 212 870 5585 for details.
January 29: In January, The New York Public Library for the Performing
Arts presents a series of free music programs. Featured are concerts by Grant Johannesen
performing the music of Claude Debussy and Guy Livingston performing the music of George
Antheil, as well as performances of the music of Franz Schubert, Arnold Schoenberg, and
Alban Berg, and a Joy In Singing program. On January 29 at 6.00pm Grant Johannesen, piano.
Claude Debussy: The Piano Music From First to Last: Rêverie (1889), Danse,
Valse romantique, Nocturne, Masques, LIsle joyeuse, Le Petit Negre, La Soirée dans
Granade, Hommage à Haydn, Berceuse héroïque, Pièce, and Élégie (1915).
January 27-29: Wall Street Rising and Hyperion Books' announce the first
ever Downtown Business Chess Challenge, with all proceeds donated to Wall Street Rising.
The fully tax-deductible entry fee is $40 per team. Each team will compete in a
field of 32 to be King of the Street in a tandem chess competition. The
winning team will receive a private clinic in business and chess with renowned chess
teacher Bruce Pandolfini, author of Every Move Must Have a Purpose, as well other prizes.
Every registered entrant will take home a bag containing books, CDs and other items. A
happy hour, with light hors d'oeuvres with free beer from Sam Adams Light, begins at 4:15
on each of the three days. To find out more or enter a team, call Jason Madhosingh,
Electric Artists at +1 212.354.2650x25
January 25 - March 2, 2004: Chinese New Year can best be celebrated in New
January 25, 2004: The second installment of the fabulous National Design
Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Don't miss this one!
January 23, 2004: As I am a big fan, I can't wait for the World Premiere
of the New Stroman Ballet at the New York State Theater. From Ballet to Broadway, with
music by Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson, this is sure to be a must-see on the social
calendar of 'hot events'.
January 15: The Regent Wall Street Hotel and Spa in association with Wall
Street Rising invite you to The Regent Wall Street Hotel and Spa Farewell Event 6:00
pm-8:00 pm at the Regent Wall Street Hotel 55 Wall Street , New York City. To find
out whose farewell event it is.... and to buy tickets just call +1 212-509-0300, Ext. 10
and please let us know to who or what we should say farewell..........
Tickets are $100 each. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Wall Street Rising and the
full donation is tax deductible.
January 11: SculptureCenter presents the North American premiere of The
Empty Museum by internationally acclaimed artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The Empty
Museum is a room-sized installation that makes the exhibition space itself an object of
our contemplation. Opening January 11, 2004, the exhibition will be on view at
SculptureCenter in Queens through April 11, 2004.
January 8, 2004: Fred Ho, the leader of Afro-Asian Music Ensemble, offers
"Voice of the Dragon, Shaolin Secret Stories" as a musical martial arts opera at
the Apollo Theater Soundstage, Harlem.
January 4, 2004: Last chance to see the amazing Vietnam Journeys
exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Simply fabulous, this is you
opportunity to sample the wonders of Vietnam. And it's a great taster for your next
January 4, 2004: Last chance to see this year's 'interpretation' of that
old seasonal favorite...... The Nutcracker, performed by the New York City Ballet at the
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
January 4, 2004: Last chance to see Challenging Tradition - Women of
the Academy 1826-2003. And this Academy is the National Academy of Design Museum at
1083 Fifth Ave @ 89th Street.
January 2004, Queen Mary 2 makes her debut transatlantic crossing as a
Queen among Queens, a worthy successor to such great transatlantic liners as Queen Mary,
Queen Elizabeth and today's (soon to be out of commission) Queen Elizabeth 2. Classic
hallmarks weave throughout, from sweeping staircases and a grand ballroom to domed salons
and a full-circle promenade deck. Docking in Florida.