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BY GABE HERMAN | A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting was held Monday at Hudson Yards’ The Shed, ahead of the art center’s April 5 opening. The April 1 ceremony was attended by city officials, artistic directors and artists. They braved cold weather and whipping winds to praise the building’s design and the varied arts programs […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | On March 23, the new exhibit “Blended” opened at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibit is a collection of street and pop artists’ works that have been reimagined. Pieces that, in their original form, are the size of an entire building wall have been redone to fit a small canvas. […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | If you want to receive an Acker Award, keep doing what you’re doing — and who knows? — it could happen. In the meantime, if you want to get a seat at the ceremony, get there early. The East Village community quickly filled the seats at The Theater for the New […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Cornelia Street Cafe is back, though after its West Village closing on Jan. 2, it is now taking its show on the road. On the evening of Wed., March 27, owner Robin Hirsch sent out an e-mail announcement that there will be three nights of shows in Brooklyn on April 5, […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Poets and musicians with connections to the Beat Generation and the East Village gathered at the Howl! Happening gallery, at 6 E. First St., on Sunday to pay tribute to Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The legendary Yonkers-born poet, painter and publisher entered his 100th year that day. Emceed by poet Bob Holman, the event saw […]

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BY ROSE ADAMS AND RICO BURNEY |   ARTS Distance and Perception in the Wake of Climate Change: Artist Torkwase Dyson will be at The Cooper Union to deliver a free public lecture at the opening of her new exhibition, “I Can Drink the Distance.” The talk’s focus will be on how her work is […]

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BY NANCY ELSAMANOUDI | The New York art world is both wonderfully local and wonderfully international. Artists come here from all over the world to work, to dialogue with the other artists and to show their work. Attasit Pokpong is one such artist. Pokpong is a rising art star in Thailand who has also shown extensively […]

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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 […]

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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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