Clear as a bell I remember being taken to the Rivoli, a first-run movie palace on Broadway, to see the film Oklahoma! starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. Her freshness and lovely soprano was transporting. Seeing her so many years later onstage at the intimate, elegant Café Carlyle conjures the same thrill, her warmth and elegance filling the room. She began her show with a short video of her career, from musical theater ingénue to Academy Award winning prostitute to beloved sitcom mom.
Primarily based on the relationship between the body and the execution of performance, Leftover of Endurance is a case study of the radical transformation of the social structures. It deals with notions of presence, endurance, devotion, space, time, change, movement, and choreography, questioning-among other things-social and gender hierarchies. The exhibition runs March 8th through April 12th.
The artistry of the performers and filmmakers will live on to enrich our lives for decades to come. The jewelry will be returned to their Fifth and Madison Avenue shops...and the gowns? Who knows. On some level this opulent display is a gift to us... the rapt, admiring audience. Taken another way, it is an irresponsible, narcissistic diversion from the confounding issues of life on Earth.
Forget about life being like a box of chocolates! It’s the indefatigable Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year franchise that is full of tasty bonbons: classic Broadway numbers performed by extraordinary singers and dancers. Rather than focusing on just one year as usual, Siegel is presenting four programs covering 100 years of musical theater history, a marathon of songs given amazing interpretations by leading ladies and men. The first program took us from 1915 to 1939, heady years in the history of musical theater.
Seduction. Trickery. Power. Shakespeare's best comedy, Much Ado About Nothing will be running for a three week limited engagement beginning on February 21st. Full of wit, hilarity, seduction and trickery - this classic shows how love brings out the best and worst in us. Masquerade balls and mistaken identities leave you on the edge of your seat in this timeless battle of the sexes.
On Friday, March 7th see Charles Calomiris discuss his book, "Fragile by Design," a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrude into bank regulation. The book combines political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers and other interest groups form, why some endure while others are undermined and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues.
What began as a local, grass roots effort trying to energize the community in the wake of hurricane Sandy has blossomed into a full-scale eventintertwining 17 local stores, restaurants and venues. On March 1st and 2nd, artworks, curated by Sara Reisman of Percent For Art, will be installed throughout the entire neighborhood in local businesses and unused spaces. Music performances will take place in the evening.
Extending this philosophical theorem to my love for chocolate, I happily gave in to my cravings. As it happens, I'm a firm believer that the only thing for which moderation is appropriate is moderation itself! To whit … if I purchased a bar with the best intentions of having it last a week, the best I could do was two days... and often, I couldn't even manage that!
The Art of Intelligence is part of our ongoing series committed to providing a venue for the creative talents among our Intelligence professionals who work to make our lives safer— and, whose families are often in need of assistance. "Rainy Street" is a poem by U.S. Army Intelligence Officer John W. Davis, from his most recent compelation Rainy Street Stories.
I can’t implore you enough to go check out iRiNi and The Jazz Mix, playing this Saturday at Sugar Bar. Her soulful voice echoes with a true emotion and captivates her lucky listeners. She’s jazz in the truest sense of the word. She has a following so get there early to ensure a table.