The story of Moton High School whose students walked out of their school and into history... To protest the overcrowded and inferior facilities at their Virginia school, 16-year-old Barbara Johns organized and led a two-week strike, during which students refused to attend classes.
As a citizen of the world, Emiko's music reflects her international heritage - half Japanese, half Jewish-American - as she brings to life her journeys through music. Whether it's through the pulsing march of a lone drum on her son "The Great North Road" or the romantic nostalgia of "6am" (both from her upcoming album to be distributed through Universal Music Group), Emiko finds herself crossing musical genres as often as she crosses international borders these days. She performs on Tuesday, October 18, at 8 PM.
Source of Visions and Rosa Gonzales have partnered to create an exhibition that brings awareness to the many challenges faced by some who are confronted and dealing with addictions. The Haunted Gallery of Addiction focuses on the impact of addiction to the family, the addict and other relationships.
Front Room gallery is proud to present “Trick Question” a solo exhibition of drip and stencil paintings by Peter Fox. Peter Fox’s paintings are loaded. Loaded with paint and texture, loaded with context in their relationship to movements in formal and conceptual art, and overflowing with color. They have been described as Op Art,Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Punk Rock, or a mixture of all of them. Opening Friday, October 14, 7 - 9 PM.
Feature Inc. presents two one person exhibitions of works on paper. Both use a modest inventiveness and reveal delight in that. As well, they are each reductive on a variety of levels, are human in scale, and have an engaging physicality to their presence. Opening Thursday, October 6th, 6 - 8pm.
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats is the first major exhibition in this country to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983), whose beloved children’s books include Whistle for Willie, Peter’s Chair, and The Snowy Day—the first modern full-color picture book to feature an African-American protagonist. Published in 1962, at the height of the civil rights movement in America, the book went on to become an inspiration for generations of readers, transforming children’s literature forever.
Pulitzer Prize winning author William Kennedy will be guest of honor at a special toast at popular Theater District eatery, Trattoria Dopo Teatro, 125 West 44th Street on Wednesday, October 5 from 9pm to 11 pm. Noted film and theater producer Barbara Ligeti and Trattoria Dopo Teatro will host the reception to salute the author on the release of his eagerly anticipated new novel, “Chango’s Beads and Two Toned Shoes”.
Check out The Zombies at City Winery, September 26th at 8pm. The Zombies were the second UK group following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America. "She's Not There" became a pop sensation that still permeate the airways today, engaging a whole new audience. It's a performance not to be missed.
Living as Form provides a broad look at a vast array of socially engaged practices that appear with increasing regularity in fields ranging from theater to activism, and urban planning to visual art. The project brings together twenty-five curators, documents over 100 artists’ projects in a large-scale survey exhibition inside the historic Essex Street Market building, features nine new commissions in the surrounding neighborhood, and provides a dynamic online archive of over 350 socially engaged projects.
If you loved Life, Loss and What I Wore, Gingy is back with a tribute to the grandmother who raised her and her sister, Tootsie, the irrepressible Ettie Goldberg. Gingy brings her trademark wit and emotion to the story of this unforgettably wise woman.