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Art photog’s views of Vessel at Hudson Yards

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtown photographer Milo Hess would not have missed the opportunity to shoot Vessel at the opening of Hudson Yards on Fri., March 15. The interactive sculpture is the centerpiece of the new complex, located just south of the Javits Convention Center. The newly constructed structure offers some great views of the Hudson […]

BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | A Soho native has made it onto “The Voice,” a singing competition series on NBC now in its 16th season. On Mon., March 18, 17-year-old Celia Babini sang “idontwannabeyouanymore,” by Billie Ellish, and earned a spot on Team Adam, meaning that judge Adam Levine has committed to mentoring her as the competition […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The East Village mural of Michael Jackson that went up last summer will stay up, according to the artist who painted it. The new HBO documentary about the singer, “Leaving Neverland,” highlights damning new sex-abuse allegations against the late “King of Pop.” However, a survey of the area found people mostly supportive […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BRUNEY |   MUSIC “Latin Soul In The Heart of the Village:” Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Belén Cusi will perform original songs and covers at Groove, at 125 MacDougal St., on Sat., April 6, at 7:30 p.m. Her style, sometimes referred to as “Latin soul,” draws from traditional Spanish music, American jazz […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS | On Tues., March 26, the sixth annual NY Acker Awards will once again honor some of the best and brightest local contributors to the Downtown arts community. Among this year’s diverse group of recipients are writer Cynthia Carr, who will receive the Candy Darling Award; director Larry Fessenden; squatter artist Andrew Castrucci; […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS | It’s no secret that today’s art world has its gatekeepers. Young artists need networks and clout, not to mention a jaw-dropping portfolio, to enter the coveted halls of galleries and performance venues. And with the advent of social media, they need to be killer self-promoters, too. No one knows this more than […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The Broadway Malls will be “winging it” this spring. Starting May 17, a dozen large wooden birds will be nestled in some of the planted medians between 64th and 166th Sts. along Broadway. “Every day, thousands of people pass by the Broadway Malls, and these whimsical additions will make that experience a […]

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BY RICO BURNEY & ROSE ADAMS |   ST. PATRICK’S DAY The 258th Annual Parade will kick off a day early on Sat., March 16, at 11 a.m. and march its way up Fifth Ave. from 44th St. to 79th St. The crowd-averse can also catch the parade on television on Cozi TV, over-the-air channel […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Cabaret — a form of entertainment that sometimes seems to be mired in the past — is alive, well and pointed straight into the future in the form of trans-genre entertainer Justin Vivian Bond. The artist’s voice is a unique instrument of beauty and honesty that captivates from the opening notes, taking the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council announced on Feb. 28 it was giving more than $1.5 million in grants and residencies to nearly 300 Manhattan artists and arts groups. LMCC is granting more money than it has ever before — doubling the amount it granted to artists in 2017. The funds are being […]

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