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A feel-good family funeral

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review two Broadway transfers, Chicken & Biscuits and Is This a Room. Here’s an excerpt. *  *  * Douglas Lyons’s “Chicken & Biscuits,” the third of an unprecedented eight shows by Black playwrights that are set to open on Broadway this season, bills itself as “a feel-good comedy that will feed your soul.” This production, which is extremely well directed by Zhailon Levingston, originated at a theater in Queens but was forced to close after less than two weeks bec...
Tags: Art, Fbi, Queens, Broadway, National Security Agency, Wall Street Journal, Ajblogs, Emily Davis, Dana, BRIANNA, Michael Urie, Lucas Hnath, Lyceum, Douglas Lyons, Tina Satter, Zhailon Levingston

Fifty years ago

Louis Armstrong died fifty years ago today at his home in Queens. I have spent much of the last decade and a half thinking and writing about Armstrong—first in a biography, Pops, then in a play, Satchmo at the Waldorf—and I expect I’ve said by now what I have to say about his beautiful, blessed life and work. So instead of trying to find a new way to sum up my feelings, I’ll simply reprint a passage from the last chapter of Pops. I hope you enjoy it. *  *  * Armstrong’s own unpublished ...
Tags: Art, Queens, Davis, Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Ajblogs, Waldorf, Louis, Bach, Goldberg Variations, Adam, Armstrong, Ossie Davis, All Stars, Teddy Wilson, Jaki Byard

Metropolitan Opera Returns To Stage (But Not Its Own) For First Time Since COVID Arrived

“Members of the company’s orchestra and chorus, joined by prominent soloists and led by its music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will give two concerts at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Sunday. … The concerts will go on despite continuing labor tensions at the Met, which have threatened the intended reopening of its Lincoln Center home in September.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Queens, Lincoln Center, Knockdown Center, 05.12.21, Yannick Nézet Séguin

U.S. Supreme Court Says Developer Who Painted Over New York’s Graffiti Mecca Must Pay Artists

“The real estate company that whitewashed graffiti works at 5Pointz in Queens will still have to pay millions in damages to the affected artists, the United States Supreme Court decided on Monday, October 5. … The [justices] declined G&M Realty’s petition to review the case, upholding a 2018 federal court ruling that awarded $6.7 million in damages to 21 artists at the site.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Queens, Visual, United States Supreme Court, G M Realty, 10.09.20


An exceptional leadership opportunity. American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the legacy and future of orchestral music by American composers. Through concerts, readings, professional development and education programs ACO identifies today’s brightest emerging composers and champions prominent established composers. ACO increases regional, national and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting gender, ethn...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, New York City, Rome, United States, Queens, Lincoln Center, Ascap, Board, Carnegie Hall, ACO, American Composers Orchestra, Henry Threadgill, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Academy of Arts and Letters

VIDEO: Watch SIX Cast & Creatives on STARS IN THE HOUSE

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with the Queens from SIX Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Abby Mueller, Brittney Mack, Samantha Pauly and Anna Uzele with Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss and tonight 8pm for a Dallas Cast reunion Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Queens, Steve Kanaly, BWW News Desk, Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow, Anna Uzele, Dallas Cast, Patrick Duffy Linda Gray Charlene Tilton

VIDEO: Watch SIX Cast & Creatives on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live Now!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with the Queens from SIX Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Abby Mueller, Brittney Mack, Samantha Pauly and Anna Uzele with Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss and tonight 8pm for a Dallas Cast reunion Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Queens, Steve Kanaly, BWW News Desk, Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow, Anna Uzele, Dallas Cast, Patrick Duffy Linda Gray Charlene Tilton

VIDEO: Watch SIX Cast & Creatives on STARS IN THE HOUSE- Live at 2pm!

Stars in The House continues today 2pm with the Queens from SIX Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Abby Mueller, Brittney Mack, Samantha Pauly and Anna Uzele with Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss and tonight 8pm for a Dallas Cast reunion Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, House, Queens, Steve Kanaly, BWW News Desk, Lucy Moss, Toby Marlow, Anna Uzele, Dallas Cast, Patrick Duffy Linda Gray Charlene Tilton

BWW TV: Bow Down Before This Royally Amazing Drama Student SIX Performance!

Due to public health and safety concerns, last night's Broadway opening of SIX was sadly cancelled, as are performances through to 12 April. But we know the Queens will be back reigning over Broadway soon - and in the meantime, here's an incrediblestudent performance to enjoy. Check out the video below [Author: BroadwayWorld UK TV]
Tags: Theatre, Queens, Broadway, BroadwayWorld UK TV

Photo Flash: Gerard Butler Visits the Queens of SIX

Gerard Butler visited the queens of Six on Broadway last night, March 6. Following the show, he posed for a picture with the cast. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Queens, Broadway, Gerard Butler, BWW News Desk

How Stop Signs are Made: Inside the NYC Shop That Handmakes Street Signs

Who'd have thought that if you want a stable job in NYC, you should learn to make Stop signs? The red octagons are "our bestseller," John Jurgeleit, Executive Director of Operations for the Department of Transportation's in-house sign shop in Queens, told Insider. The Stop sign is the most frequently crashed-into, vandalized or stolen, and the shop has constant orders to produce replacements.The D.O.T. actually runs five sign-making shops (one in each borough), Insider visited the Queens branch ...
Tags: Design, Urbanism, Queens, Department Of Transportation, John Jurgeleit

Court upholds $6.75M award for graffiti destroyed at 5Pointz

Twenty-one artists will be awarded $6.75 million seven years after suing developer Gerald Wolkoff for whitewashing their work at graffiti art mecca 5Pointz.
Tags: Lawsuit, Design, Steve Jobs, Lifestyle, Radio, Queens, President Barack Obama, Time Magazine, Demolition, Graffiti, Long Island, Select, News Brief, Jonathan Cohen, Gerald Wolkoff, 5pointz

Non-Profit Contemporary Art Space SculptureCenter’s Winter Programming

Two shows that explore disbelief and reference the institution's past SculptureCenter has had many locations and transformations in its time, but has always made an incomparable impact on the NYC arts community. Originally founded in 1928, as The Clay Club by sculptor Dorothea Denslow, its intention has always been focused on artists both established and emerging that refuse to play it safe. In 2001, the …
Tags: Design, Exhibits, NYC, Culture, Queens, Exhibitions, Galleries, Long Island City, Art Exhibitions, SculptureCenter, Group Shows, Dorothea Denslow

Bizarre Beauty Pageants: Vintage Photos Of Hot Dog Queens From The Mid-Century

When we think of beauty pageants, we think of doe eyes, blond ringlets, and tiny waists; the bizarre ritual of choosing the most beautiful woman in the room seems antiquated and oppressive. But it turns out that prior to Women’s Liberation, pageantry was an even more surreal and shocking part of the American experience. And hot dog beauty queens from the mid-century are examples… h/t: vintag. Source
Tags: Hot, Dog, Photography, Design, Bizarre, Queens, Retro

How to Throw a Romantic Greek Dinner Party

The chef Mina Stone opened a casual Greek restaurant at MoMA PS1 in Queens last week and celebrated the occasion at an artist’s studio in Brooklyn.
Tags: Art, News, Greece, Queens, Stone, Mina, MoMA PS1, Cooking and Cookbooks, Brooklyn (NYC, Mina Stone, Greek Food (Cuisine, Romantic Greek Dinner Party

Banksy Launches a New Online Store: Make Purchases Through October 28

Has Banksy sold out? Fans and critics alike of the street-art provocateur-turned-globally recognizable brand can argue that question endlessly. But we do know, at least, that Banksy sells: earlier this month he broke his own record when his 2009 painting Devolved Parliament went for £9.88 million (about $12.20 million USD) at Sotheby's. Not all the followers attracted by Banksy's anti-capitalistic, anti-corporate, anti-wealth image can afford to pay quite so much for a Banksy of their ow...
Tags: Google, Art, London, College, Queens, Venice, Banksy, Patti Smith, Seoul, Mediterranean, Giza, Facebook Twitter, Sotheby, Colin Marshall, Sasha Bogojev, Juxtapoz

Revel's New Electric Mopeds Might Be Annoying, But at Least They're Electric

(Revels are not allowed on sidewalks) New York City's latest entry in the quest to fulfill it's imposing transportation needs is the moped-sharing, start-up called, Revel. 1000 of their blue and black moped's appeared in Queens and Brooklyn earlier this year and unsurprisingly, they have already become a point of contention among residents. Though not nearly as dangerous as cars, many have expressed concern when it comes to the danger they may pose to rider and pedestrian alike (the Department o...
Tags: Design, Washington, New York City, US, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Queens, Panasonic, Department Of Transportation, Pittsburgh, Citylab, NIU, Tesla Lithium, Paul Suhey, Scoobi

Artist Verna Hart, Whose Art Reflected The Rhythms Of Jazz, Has Died At 58

Hart’s creative journey began in – and probably before – kindergarten. Then, “encouraged by her parents and refusing to be confined by the contours in coloring books, she made the walls of her family’s home in Queens her canvas. She drew cartoons and other scenes on them, delighting her siblings and even her parents. By the time she was 8, her father was already introducing her as a professional artist — the very thing she would remain until her death on April 26 at 58.” – The New York Times ...
Tags: Art, People, Queens, Hart, 05.10.19, Verna Hart

Interview: Multimedia Artist Cey Adams

From NYC graffiti to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and beyond Cey Adams’ bust in the pantheon of New York artists is well-cemented. Queens-born Adams grew up writing graffiti with the likes of Lee Quiñones, Futura, and Haze; and taking part in downtown’s scene, exhibiting alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. After creating logos and designs for friends like the Beastie …
Tags: Art, New York, Design, Interviews, Culture, Brooklyn, Hip-hop, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Queens, Artists, Smithsonian, Street Art, Graffiti, Keith Haring, Adams, Jean Michel Basquiat

Mikeller Brewing NYC Launches “Queensfisher” Beer with Babu Ji

A crisp, straightforward pilsner released in collaboration with the inventive Indian bistro With a name like Mikkeller, and the clout it carries, a light and refreshing lager among the brand’s roster of beers might be unexpected. And yet Mikkeller NYC‘s Queensfisher, a tasty pilsner released in collaboration with the acclaimed restaurant Babu Ji, is exactly that. It’s crisp, delicious and—when consumed on the premises—complements exceptional …
Tags: Design, Alcohol, Beer, Queens, Lager, Food + Drink, Indian Food, Beers, Babu Ji, Pairings, Mikkeller, Mikkeller NYC

Amazon Pulls Out Of Plans For Queens – When Company Culture Doesn’t Need Local Grief

Amazon had a deal and could have simply gone ahead. But the company had no allegiance to Queens and no need to be where it wasn’t wanted. “Amazon’s retreat from Queens shows us the dynamics of a new local power game — one in which giant tech companies play on the same field with governments, as equals, with equal influence over our economies and communities.” – Axios
Tags: Amazon, Art, Queens, Issues, 02.15.19, Amazon Pulls Out Of Plans For Queens

James Turrell Shuts Down Skyspace At MoMA PS1 Until Condo Construction Across Street Is Done

Scaffolding for the 5Pointz luxury apartment tower (built on the site of the now-destroyed street-art mecca) has moved into what Turrell intended as an unobstructed view of the sky in his Skyspace installation, titled Meeting, at the MoMA outpost in Queens. So the museum has agreed to his request to close the installation until the scaffolding is no longer visible. — Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Queens, Visual, Moma, James Turrell, Turrell, 01.29.19

Banksy mural stolen from Bataclan in Paris

This weekend, thieves stole the Banksy mural painted on the emergency exit door of the Bataclan concert venue in Paris. The Bataclan is where on November 13, 2015 Islamic State militants launched a terrorist attack by killing 90 people during a Queens of the Stone Age concert before continuing with shootings and suicide bombings that resulted in 130 deaths total and more than 400 injuries. From the BBC News: The theft, which occurred overnight on Friday, involved "a group of hooded individua...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Islamic State, BBC News, Queens, Paris, Banksy, Thieves, Graffiti, Bataclan, Afp, Paris The Bataclan, Bob Pescovitz

Art and Fashion Collective Vaquera Tapped for MoMA PS1 Sunday Session

Fashion and art collective Vaquera has been tapped by MoMA PS1 for one of its Sunday Sessions this year in Queens. “When MoMA asked us to do a Sunday Session, we were excited to do something new that would allow us to collaborate with a large group of non-fashion creatives. A free-form play seemed perfect,” the group […]
Tags: Art, News, Queens, Art News, Minipost, Moma, MoMA PS1, Vaquera, Fashion Collective Vaquera Tapped for MoMA

An Amazon in Queens, An Apple Far From Its Tree and Google in NYC

In November, Amazon announced a new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. A month later, Apple released their own expansion plans—133 acres of which to become an Apple campus in Austin, Texas. Now, moments after Amazon and Apple showed their aces in acres, Google became the latest company to get the word in. Google plans to build a new campus in NYC to the tune of (pets cat maniacally) $1 billion. The story is one of tax cuts, economic inequality, promising jobs, romantic gestures, growth...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Design, Austin, Queens, Jeff Bezos, Black Mirror, Austin Texas, Long Island City, Amazon Apple, Design News, Hudson Square, Long Island City Queens, Austin Texas Now, Austin Meanwhile

Art Handlers At MoMA Satellite PS1 Demand Same Pay As Those At Manhattan Mothership

“When both PS1 and the MoMA [headquarters] staged parts of a Bruce Nauman show, for example, the handlers in Manhattan, full-time members of the museum staff with benefits, were paid as much as $47 an hour. The top rate in Queens was $30 an hour. … The disparity led the art handlers in Queens, who do not receive health insurance or other benefits, to begin demonstrating outside the museum last month.” — New York Times
Tags: Art, Queens, Manhattan, Visual, Moma, Bruce Nauman, 12.06.18, MoMA Satellite, Manhattan Mothership

Christine and the Queens: Kiss It Better / Wuthering Heights

For her BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance, Christine and the Queens (aka Héloïse Letissier) has managed to weave together two important tracks by iconic pop singers, and create something entirely transcendent. Her cover of Rihanna’s “Kiss it Better” contains smatterings of Kate Bush’s 1978 masterpiece “Wuthering Heights,” all in a minimal, funk-inflected package. A mash-up never sounded quite so exquisite.
Tags: Music, Design, Rihanna, Covers, Culture, Queens, Kate Bush, Listenup, New Music, Christine, BBC Radio, Héloïse Letissier, Christine And The Queens, Cover Versions, Live Versions

Graffiti Artists are Gaining Recognition—and Rights

Graffiti used to be thought of primarily as vandalism—as a furtive, illegal activity that defaced public property. It was seen as both a reflection of and contributor to urban decay.However, several recent high-profile lawsuits involving what is now called “exterior aerosol art” reveal just how far graffiti has advanced in cultural esteem and recognition as a legitimate art form. While some corporations are using aerosol art’s newfound popularity turn a profit, aerosol artists are pushing back a...
Tags: Art, Books, Featured, H&m, Congress, US, General Motors, Brooklyn, Queens, Gm, Philosophy, Banksy, Intellectual Property, Detroit, New York City Subway, Copyright Law

Behind the Banksy Stunt: An In-Depth Breakdown of the Artist’s Self-Shredding Painting

By now, even those of us who pay no attention at all to the art market have heard about Banksy's latest art stunt: a painting called Balloon Girl that, when it sold for $1.4 million at auction, then immediately shredded itself. Assessments on the intent and impact of the piece's self-destruction have varied: many have complained that, far from the bold statement against the economics of modern art it may have looked like (and many of Banksy's fans may well have come to expect from his ar...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, Queens, John, Banksy, Seoul, Tyler Cowen, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Giza, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Sarah Green, 21st Century Los Angeles

Complicated Territory at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs

Curator Bridget Donlon brings together three women artists who reflect on our society and its structures For Complicated Territory, the art of three women (Alex McQuilkin, Erin M. Riley, and Martha Tuttle)—covering three distinct styles and forms of media—hangs in unity and opposition to address and explore the nuances of feminine identity. It’s the latest exhibition to be part of the Queens-based Dorsky Gallery’s  Curatorial Programs—a series …
Tags: Art, Gender, Design, Exhibits, Charity, Culture, Queens, Artists, Exhibitions, Long Island City, Social Awareness, Hour Children, Dorsky Gallery, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Bridget Donlon, Alex McQuilkin Erin M Riley

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