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by / on July 31, 2013 at 10:05 am / in Get Cultured

Divine Felines at the Brooklyn Museum

Last week, the Brooklyn Museum unveiled a long-term exhibition entitled Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. The show only occupies a single room of the Egyptian art wing, but a surprising amount has been fit inside. It is fairly well-known that cats were the subjects of some reverence in ancient Egyptian society, though the reasons why are not clearly explained. […]

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by / on July 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm / in Get Cultured

Flyin’ High: Covered Sky

Aera Dance, an aerial dance company based in Brooklyn, premiered a new show last week called Covered Sky. Aera Dance frequently puts on fun, exciting, and unique productions that showcase original choreography and utilize three-dimensional structures such as fabric, poles and ropes to create a multifaceted performance art experience. The new show ran from July 24-28 at New York Live […]

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by / on July 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm / in Get Cultured

Oh, What a Night!

If you’re an ’80s baby like me, then you most likely grew up listening to the same jams as your parents — you know, good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Even today, when I hear an oldie song on the radio I get excited, which is why I was psyched to see The Hit Men, featuring members of Frankie Valli’s The […]

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by / on July 9, 2013 at 10:10 am / in Get Cultured

East to Edinburgh Brings Festival Fringe to NYC

The 2013 East to Edinburgh festival is an annual event of a delightful array of American shows on their way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Without the need to travel to Europe to see these humorous, wacky, and serious shows, you can now spend some extra cash seeing as many as you want! The festival begins today at 59E59 Theaters […]

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by / on July 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Behind the Scenes of the World Premiere of Butterflies of Bill Baker

Over the weekend, The DL hosted an intimate reception in celebration of the world premiere of the film, “Butterflies of Bill Baker.” The film debuted as part of the Manhattan Film Festival and stars Will Chase (‘Smash,’ 2013 Tony Nominee), Sterling Jerins (‘WWZ,’ ‘The Conjuring’), Zuzanna Szadkowski (‘Gossip Girl’), Marin Hinkle (‘Two and a Half Men’) and Olek Krupa (‘X-Men’). […]

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by / on July 3, 2013 at 11:00 am / in Bottoms Up, Get Cultured

Art & Wine Intermingle at the Guggenheim

Nothing beats a night of discovering art and wine. Last week, Allegrini, a leading wine producer in the Valpolicella Classico area in the northeastern Italian region of the Veneto, celebrated the 30th anniversary of their most acclaimed single vineyard wines. The celebration took place at the Guggenheim Museum, where guests were able to check out the recently opened exhibition by […]

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by / on June 25, 2013 at 10:05 am / in Food For Thought, Get Cultured

Eat! Drink! Italy!

Italy is at your fingertips come July 6th, 2013.  A new show will air on channel 13, hosted by Vic Rallo, a New Jersey Restaurateur and well-known wine critic. Rallo went from earning a law degree to owning and operating Basil T’s Brewery and Italian Grill in Red Bank, NJ and Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, NJ. Both restaurants have […]

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by / on June 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm / in Get Cultured

Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh at The Jewish Museum

Happiness is the focal point in a new exhibit at The Jewish Museum. In “Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh,” the Austrian born artist Stefan Sagmeister delves into the six tenets of happiness that he believes has contributed to his own personal happiness. Since 2000, Sagmeister has investigated the cultural and regional meanings of happiness. Is it possible to make ourselves […]

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by / on June 19, 2013 at 10:05 am / in Get Cultured

Enjoy Opera Al Fresco at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This past Monday, the Gotham Chamber Opera, an organization dedicated to staging lesser-known works in intimate settings, held a production of La hija de Rappaccini at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The opera, composed by Daniel Catán and written by Juan Tovar, draws inspiration from a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne and a play by Octavio Paz. It first premiered in […]

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by / on June 18, 2013 at 10:45 am / in Get Cultured

Gutless & Grateful: An Inspiring Performance

“When your feeling down about your life… think about how lucky you are”- Amy Oestreicher These were just some of the inspiring words from this brave, bold, and beautiful survivor. Gutless and Grateful: A Second Helping is the true story of how Amy, as a child, who was an aspiring theater star, had her world turned upside down. She was […]

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