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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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by / on June 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm / in Get Cultured

One to Watch: Carlo Sampietro PopDogs

If there’s one artist you should remember after attending last weekend’s Figment NYC, it’s Carlo Sampietro. The Italian-born artist displayed his work, “PopDogs,” at the Governors Island interactive art exhibit. His work, which stands tall at 14 feet and contains 1,000 dogs, spews forth these dogs from a giant popcorn machine. His work of art is a commentary on overwhelming […]

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by / on June 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Manna-Hata Takes Live Theater To Manhattan’s Roots, Literally

Playwright Barry Rowell said he wanted his new play, Manna-Hata, to be an experience and not a story. Well, set to a walking tour of the historic James A. Farley Post Office on 8th Avenue, an experience it certainly was. The show, which tells the extraordinary true story of the beginnings of our beloved New York City, shares tales featuring […]

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by / on June 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Get Cultured

Revert to Childhood at The Rain Room

In this day and age it’s really rare that the average person stops and takes in all the beauty of the world. At the Rain Room, a temporary exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art, your inner child comes out to play and takes in the wonder of this science-meets-art display. The exhibit is part of MoMA PS1 exhibition EXPO […]

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by / on June 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm / in Get Cultured

3×3, or 9 After 9: Do You Know What Your Neighbors Are Doing?

Over the weekend, The Survivalists, a newly formed theatre group, officially launched as they presented the premiere of 3×3, or 9 After 9 at The Access Theater. The show is highly relatable, as it focuses on the going ons of neighbors in an apartment building. Written by Michael Christopher, Shane Breaux and Kevin Brewer, the off-beat comedy features a cast […]

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by / on June 4, 2013 at 1:31 pm / in Get Cultured

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

While we all appreciate the yearly occasion to celebrate all the great things our dad’s have done for us, it can lead to a stressful time trying to come up with the perfect gift. Fret not! We’ve got some great ideas that are sure to make your pop one happy camper. Duke & Winston, an East Coast inspired clothing line […]

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by / on June 3, 2013 at 11:30 am / in Get Cultured

A Night at Malbec and Tango House

Argentina has come to New York City! Okay, well not really, but at Malbec and Tango House you will feel as if you stepped into a restaurant in Buenos Aires. If the delicious food and organic boutique wines don’t get you excited, then the sensual Tango show surely will. A night of food, wine, and tango at this restaurant on […]

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by / on May 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm / in Get Cultured

Saturday Night Jazz at Kitano

The Kitano on Park Avenue is more than just an upscale hotel for tourists and visitors, it also has a trendy jazz lounge that brings jazz lovers some excellent entertainment. The Kitano has a great line-up of talented pianists, vocalists, and instrumental professionals, and this past weekend was not a disappointment with Ronny Whyte performing. Although Mr. Whyte does attract […]

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by / on May 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm / in Get Cultured

Viva Pablo Neruda: A Celebration

New York City is full of culture and excitement. Over the weekend, My Life with Pablo Neruda, a Pocket Opera-Cabaret that is compelling, intense, and seductive, was celebrated by an evening of Chilean wine and performances. Performed at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center and presented by Voice Afire, the event celebrated Pablo Neruda, a Chilean social activist who was […]

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