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Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim

Updated Dec 6, 2017

(NEW YORK, NY—November 7, 2016)—Opening on February 10, 2017, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim features more than 170 modern objects from the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Assembling many of the foundation’s most iconic works along with treasures by artists less familiar, this celebratory exhibition explores avant-garde innovations of the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, as well as the groundbreaking activities of six pioneering arts patrons who brought to light some of the most significant artists of their day and established the Guggenheim Foundation’s identity as a forward-looking institution. Visionaries includes important works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Vincent van Gogh.

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10 Best Italian Restaurants in New York City

10 Best Italian Restaurants in New York City

Updated Dec 6, 2017

Since NYC is home to the highest population of Italian-Americans in the United States, it’s not surprising the city’s Italian food scene is the best you can find anywhere outside of Italy, whether you’re craving world-class New York-style pizza, mouthwatering pasta or a modern interpretation of Italian classics, here are our top choices for the best Italian Restaurants in NYC – Buon Appetito!

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Museums In NYC

Museums In NYC

Updated Dec 6, 2017

It would be hard to find a more diverse collection of museums anywhere in the world other than New York City. Many of the museums found here are the world’s most famous and frequently visited.

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Museum Mile

Museum Mile

Updated Dec 6, 2017

Museum Mile is home to one of the most dense collections of cultural displays and art exhibitions in the world. Running for just over a mile up Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 110th Street along the east side of Central Park, the Mile is currently home to nine museums! Here you’ll find a continuous offering of exhibitions and programs spanning many cultures across centuries of time.

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The Met Breuer

The Met Breuer

Updated Dec 6, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art program recently expanded to include a new series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies, and educational initiatives. Its new museum
space,The Met Breuer, welcomed the public on March 18, 2016.

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Behind The Scenes At The World's Most Famous Venues

Behind The Scenes At The World's Most Famous Venues

Updated Dec 6, 2017

Located in the heart of New York City, Madison Square Garden® and Radio City Music Hall® are two of the world’s most iconic venues. These historic buildings have been the backdrop to many of the world’s legendary performances and events.

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Central Park

Central Park

Updated Dec 6, 2017

Central Park may well be the most famous park in the world. its 840 acres include nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures, 36 bridges and arches and a zoo!

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A New View of the City

A New View of the City

Updated Dec 6, 2017

The grandest new edition to New York City’s skyline is unquestionably One World Trade Center. Better know as the “Freedom Tower, “ One World is already an iconic and instantly recognizable landmark in Lower Manhattan. One World is the largest building in the US and the entire Western Hemisphere towering at 1,776 feet.

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Paula West @ Jazz at Lincoln Center

Paula West @ Jazz at Lincoln Center

Posted Dec 2, 2017

The San Francisco-based singer, who, alas, hasn’t played Jazz at Lincoln Center since 2013, herewith makes a triumphant return in New York. Miss West, who headlined at the Oak Room of the Algonquin for much of the previous decade, was at the time celebrated for bringing a touch of jazz to what was then New York’s most venerated cabaret room; now, she’s doing the opposite, bringing the lyric-driven spirit and humor of the best cabaret artists to the most visible jazz club in the country. Ms. West’s strengths are still the same, only stronger, not least of which is the ability to switch gears between such traditional jazz-and-cabaret fare as Rodgers and Hart (“Lover”) and more contemporary songsters, like John Lennon (“Gimme Some Truth”), while stopping at such iconclasts as Oscar Brown Jr. (“The Snake,” “Hum-Drum Blues”) along the way. A formidable swinger as well as a storyteller, she still delivers the most compelling interpretation of “Like a Rolling Stone” that I’ve ever heard, as well as of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “The Waters of March” - which, in her hands, is so soulful and personal that it could be titled “The Ethel Waters of March.”

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Peter & Will Anderson at the Appel Room (JALC): The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers

Peter & Will Anderson at the Appel Room (JALC): The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers

Updated Nov 30, 2017

How very fitting that the major brother act in contemporary swing music, the saxophone-playing Anderson Twins (Peter and Will) should celebrate the greatest brotherly team in the history of the big band era, the fabulous trombonist Tommy Dorsey and clarinetist-saxophonist Jimmy Dorsey. Like the Dorseys, the Andersons possess a unique combination of off-the-charts technical skills - all four brothers, both historic and current, are genuine, classical-level virtuosi - coupled with an equally immeasurable ability to swing and to entertain an audience. And, like the Dorseys before them, the Andersons know well the value of putting together a great band: in addition to the brothers themselves on all the reed instruments, there will be trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Jeb Patton, bassist Clovis Nicolas, drummer Aaron Kimmel, and two guest stars of Dorsey-esque proportions, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and vocalist Brianna Thomas. Expect to hear such Dorsey classics as “Marie,” “Song of India,” “So Rare,” and “Tangerine,” while I, for one, will refuse to leave the Appel Room until I hear Mr. Gordon and Ms. Thomas sing together on such classic boy-girl duets as “Yes Indeed” and “Green Eyes.”

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