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Robert Frank, ‘Americans’ photographer, dies at 94

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Robert Frank, the legendary photographer whose gritty, snapshot images showed the United States to itself through a new lens, died Monday at age 94. The New York Times reported that he was in Inverness, Nova Scotia, at the time of his death. A Jewish immigrant from Switzerland, Frank achieved fame with his […]

BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   PERFORMANCES   Salsa till you drop: The New York International Salsa Congress runs through Sept. 1, featuring full days of concerts by live bands, dance showcases, instructional workshops and nonstop late-night social, bachata and world-music dancing until 4 a.m. At the New York Marriott Marquis, at 1535 Broadway, between 45th […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |    KIDS Summer on the Hudson: Game Days: Children age 12 and younger are provided with games like giant tic-tac-toe, hopscotch, jump rope and more. Wed., Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at 125th and Marginal Sts. on the West Harlem Piers. Free. Family Festival: Young Artists en Plein […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   POETRY Poets House Showcase: The 27th Annual Poets House Showcase runs until Sat., Aug 17, at Poets House’s Battery Park City home. The Showcase is a free exhibit featuring more than 3,300 books of poetry published by more than 800 presses over the previous 18 months. At Poets House, Elizabeth […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   THEATER Swashbuckling drama: Hudson Warehouse presents “The Man in the Iron Mask” — about the aging Four Musketeers — adapted by Susane Lee and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith, July 25-28, on the North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, in Riverside Park at W. 89th St. and Riverside Drive, […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | The new documentary “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” reportedly may not break much new ground for hardcore Leonard Cohen fans. But it nonetheless paints a riveting and thought-provoking portrait of the artist and Marianne Ihlen, his Norwegian “muse,” from their idyllic time together on the Greek island of Hydra in their […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MARKET Summer Ice Cream Blizzard: While the Grand Bazaar NYC runs every Sunday, this weekend it will be especially chill. That’s because the indoor/outdoor market will feature the “best and most unique artisanal ice cream makers.” In addition, as usual, there will be more than 130 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   “SUMMER SENIOR SPACE”   “Exploring the Original West Village”: Join the W. 13th St. Alliance for a lecture by Alfred Pommer, West Village author and historian. A native New Yorker, Pommer has been a self-employed licensed New York City guide since 1990. He has created more than 20 Manhattan neighborhood […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   PRIDE LaMaMa gathering: L.G.B.T.Q. artists from New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy and South Korea will participate in Stonewall 50 at La MaMa, at Tony Award-winning venue La MaMa ETC, at 66 E. Fourth St., from May 23 to June 30, as part of World Pride. This weekend they present […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   OUTDOOR MOVIES As part of the Parks Department’s “Movies Under the Stars” series, the following selected films will be screened this week. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come, first served basis. People are encouraged to bring blankets. Contact 212-360-1430 or [email protected] for more information […]

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