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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, History, Heritage, Paris, Buckingham Palace, Victoria, Lafayette, Rembrandt, Mumbai, Queen Victoria, Tata, Reed, George V


Now This Is Zoom Opera That Works — And It’s For Young Kids

“Admittedly, preschoolers, Zoom and opera don’t immediately sound like the makings of a successful project, but each installment I watched of Opera Starts With Oh! — helmed by director, choreographer and teaching artist Emma Jaster and Opera Lafayette community engagement manager Ersian François — kept its grid of budding opera buffs rapt with an action-packed half-hour of activities, performances and assorted operatic antics.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, Lafayette, Audience, 08.19.20, Emma Jaster, Ersian François


The best eco tourism spots in San Diego

With 70 miles of coastline and average high temperatures ranging from 66 degrees in January to 77 in August, San Diego is a city where people like to spend time outside. This city of over 1.42 million between Los Angeles and Mexico has endless beaches, parks and cultural opportunities to explore. Its history combines native Kumeyaay people, Mexicans and European explorers, who first landed in San Diego Bay in 1542. Nowadays it’s home to people from around the world and welcomes nearly 36 million...
Tags: Hollywood, Design, California, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Diego, Marilyn Monroe, Lafayette, San Diego County, Amtrak, Santa Barbara, Tijuana, Southern California, Bahia, La Jolla, Ocean Beach


Tituss Burgess and Alice Ripley Join The 12th Annual 'Living For Today' Concert

LIVING FOR TODAY will present a benefit concert entitled Living for Today aoePut on a Happy Facea, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Joe's Pub 425 Lafayette St beginning at 7PM. The concert is produced and directed by David Alpert IfThen, The Apple Boys with music direction by Jason Wetzel After Midnight. Tickets are priced 15 and 25 with a select amount of 100 VIP seats which includes an after-show champagne toast with the company. Tickets are available at www.joespub.com. The concert will feature...
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Lafayette, Tituss Burgess, David Alpert, Alice Ripley, BWW News Desk, Happy Facea, Jason Wetzel


A Test Drive, and the Design Story Behind Range Rover's Most Unusual Vehicle

SoHo is one of New York City's most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods--and paradoxically, the best place in Manhattan to see every car design on Earth. On Lafayette, bland rideshare Toyotas share lanes with Teslas. On West Broadway's restaurant row, delivery trucks are wedged in with Lamborghinis, Ferraris, the odd Bugatti. The streets in between are the parking lot of the upper middle class, awash with everything else--primarily crossover SUVs of German and Japanese heritage, so numerous and si...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, China, New York City, Cars, Ford, Athens, Gm, Manhattan, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Lafayette, Land Rover, Audi, Joe


Canada Gallery Moves to TriBeCa

Canada Gallery will leave the Lower East Side for TriBeCa, Art News reports, setting up at 60 Lispenard Street, just below Houston between Church and Lafayette. “Sometimes being on the earlier end of everyone’s lease coming up, you are kind of at an advantage,” co-founder Phil Grauer says. “This place in Tribeca was one of […]
Tags: Art, News, Canada, Lafayette, Houston, Art News, Minipost, Tribeca, Lower East Side, Lispenard Street, Canada Gallery, TriBeCa Art News, Phil Grauer


Word of Mouth: Guadalajara, Mexico: Tradition and modernity collide in this buzzing city full of art, food and charm

by Leora Novick Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, may be large but its Lafayette neighborhood has been making a name for itself as a niche haven for art, design and culinary delights for some time. The streets are lined with stately homes, colorful...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Lafayette, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Mexico, Leora Novick


Photo Flash: Joseph Papp Way Officially a Part of the City

The intersection of Lafayette and Astor Place was officially named Joseph Papp Way in a ceremony held today.
Tags: Theatre, Lafayette, Joseph Papp, Joseph Papp Way


Illyria - Offering Much, But Not Telling Enough

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The birth pangs of the New York Shakespeare Festival, particularly its conflicts with the New York City Parks Department and city planner Robert Moses are the stuff of theatre legend. Playwright Richard Nelson using those events as the source material for his rather meandering play Illyria , at the Public Theater. Taking place between April and August of 1958, the story centers around Joe Papp (John Magaro), founder of the Festival, and a man who expects and...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Lafayette, Lincoln Center, Shakespeare, Nelson, Stuart, Joe, Sanders, West Side, Peggy, George C Scott, Merle, Joseph Papp, New York City Parks Department, Robert Moses


Measure For Measure - A cup more than half empty

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Elevator Repair Service, known for taking literary classics and adapting them to the stage - with results ranging from somewhat interesting to completely astonishing - makes their first foray into the world of William Shakespeare with a production of Measure For Measure. Though if you're unfamiliar with the work, odds are you'll quickly find yourself lost in this slapstick-heavy, character-lite presentation now at the Public Theater. In Vienna , immorality has...
Tags: Theatre, Vienna, William Shakespeare, Lafayette, Shakespeare, Duke, Collins, Isabella, Simpson, Claudio, John Collins, Angelo, Hockaday, David Nelson, Sargeant, Judd Hollander


Nelsan Ellis, Star Of 'Trueblood' And More, Has Died At Age 39

The actor, beloved for his portrayal of the character Lafayette, died from complications of heart failure, according to his manager. Ellis was talented: "On True Blood, Lafayette was a short order cook at Merlotte's. In the books, he was killed off, but because Ellis made him such an enjoyable character, he survived in the series."
Tags: Art, People, Lafayette, Ellis, Merlotte, 07.08.17, Nelsan Ellis Star Of Trueblood


Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lafayette, Lafayette Street, Lynn Nottage, Oskar Eustis, Richard Nelson, BWW News Desk, Astor Place, Illyria, Patrick Willingham, Astor Anniversary Season


James Monroe Iglehart Revisits His Friends in Agrabah

James Monroe Iglehart, the iconic originator of The Genie in ALADDIN, recently stepped down from the role that earned him a Tony in 2014. The actor will soon be joining the Broadway cast of HAMILTON asMarquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. It seems, however, that Iglehart was feeling a little nostalgic as he announced on Twitter that he's on stage this weekend as Genie. Time to get some last minute tickets [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, Tony, Agrabah, BWW News Desk, James Monroe Iglehart, Iglehart


The Unintended Consequences of Providing Free WiFi Kiosks in NYC

"If you design a car," ID professor Bruce Hannah used to tell us at Pratt, "someone will use it to rob a bank." The context: A discussion of how we industrial designers should (or shouldn't) be concerned with how end users might misuse things that we designed. Hannah's point was that it's impossible to account for every scenario.An example of this is NYC's new, free LinkNYC WiFi kiosks, which I first saw popping up downtown in July (at left, the first one I saw). I was excited, as I felt our ...
Tags: New York, Design, Urbanism, New York Times, Mta, Manhattan, Lafayette, Johnson, Jack, Midtown, Times Square, Design For Social Impact, Pratt, HANNAH, Corey Johnson, Bronx Borough


The (Not So) Simple Solution to Traffic, Demonstrated

A mechanical vortex of hell has been created in lower Manhattan. It's called the intersection of Lafayette and Broome Streets, where each afternoon two traffic surges—those trying to get downtown to the East River bridges and those trying to get crosstown to the Holland Tunnel--intersect, and the box becomes so badly blocked with cars pointed in different directions that it must resemble a swastika from overhead. Horns blare, tempers flare, fingers are extended, cars go nowhere. One cause of tra...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Manhattan, Lafayette, Holland Tunnel, East River, CGP Grey


Louisiana residents hit by flooding say weather advisories weren't urgent enough

Last week’s flood in southern Louisiana is being called the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy, but as recovery efforts continue, it’s become apparent that some residents ignored flash flood warnings. NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday revealed interviews with locals who say they willfully ignored the flash flood warnings. Their neighbors told them it never flooded there—weather forecasts are notoriously unreliable, after all—so they chose not to evacuate. When the floo...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, United States, Flooding, Npr, Lafayette, Louisiana, Flood, Baton Rouge, Louisiana National Guard


STAGE TUBE: Watch HAMILTON Tony Winner Daveed Diggs' Final Curtain Call!

Last night, the cast of Hamilton bid happy trails to Tony winner Daveed Diggs, who played his final performance as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. Check out video below from the actor's final curtain call. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Lafayette, Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Tony, Daveed Diggs, Stage Tube


Tony Awards Close-Up: It Must Be Nice! HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs Can't Stop Smiling About His Nomination

It must be nice to beDaveed DiggsThe Broadway newbiehas taken the theatre world by storm in the duel roles of Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in HAMILTON, a performance for which he has earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. So how is he dealing with the extra attention that the show has brought his way Watch below to find out [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, BroadwayWorld TV



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