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by / on August 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm / in Get Cultured

Rave Reviews for Bully at NYC’s Fringe Festival

Even before the start of the show, Lee J. Kaplan’s performance is in full swing as viewers attempt to find their seats. Kaplan exercises strenuously, jumping rope, boxing and fighting his imaginary demons. Bully, a one man show by Lee J. Kaplan, shown during NYC’s Fringe Festival, is a visceral experience encapsulating his intense meditations on being bullied as a […]

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by / on August 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm / in Bottoms Up, Get Cultured

The Balvenie Meets Todd Snyder, “Artisan Accalmation”

Balvenie whiskey has teamed up with men’s fashion wear company Todd Snyder to give homage to handmade crafts. The partnership was created on Balvenie’s behalf, to create a multi-city showcase celebrating artisan crafts and goods from all over the United States.  The artistry involved in performing a professional craft is far greater than most will give thought to.  With many boutiques opening up […]

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by / on August 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm / in Get Cultured

Two Thumbs Up for First Date

  When tightly wound Aaron (Zachary Levi) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez) a quick drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious, high-stakes dinner.  As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds they are not alone on this date as Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own […]

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by / on August 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm / in Get Cultured

Ghetto Babylon – Baseball n’ Babes at 59E59

Set in the South Bronx in 1982, Michael Mejias’ Ghetto Babylon follows the dilemmas 14-year-old Charlie Rosa encounters one August. Charlie is poor but ambitious, dealing with the recent loss of his mother and the expectations of his two best friends. The three boys are passionate about baseball, and as the summer wears on, they advance through an important tournament; […]

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by / on August 13, 2013 at 10:30 am / in Get Cultured

Exploring “Standards and Horizons”

Stepping off the sweltering pavement into the well air-conditioned Chelsea lobby, I welcomed the idea of being at an exhibition in a dimly lit, cool basement.  As I stepped from the elevator into the space, I was coerced into taking a closer look by the bright lights glaring through windows into boundless depth. The space I’ve described is the new […]

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by / on August 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm / in Get Cultured

Bring on the Drama & Crack Open Some Wine

There’s nothing wrong with indulging in a glass or two of vino on occasion, which is why Manhattan with a Twist is excited for next week’s release of You Will Be My Son. The movie, which opens August 16th in select theaters from Cohen Media Group, is a French family drama set in a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion, France. […]

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by / on August 9, 2013 at 11:30 am / in Get Cultured

Voice Tunnel

For the first time ever, the Park Avenue Tunnel is open to the public as part of a large scale light and sound installation. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozana-Hemmer, known for his interactive works, transforms the conventional Park Avenue Tunnel into an energetic community for visitors to be immersed. Titled Voice Tunnel, the 1,400 foot long tunnel morphs into a lively community […]

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by / on August 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm / in Get Cultured

Get Seduced by Arcana Lace

There are burlesque shows…and then there are burlesque shows. Wild Cherryz Burlesque has recently introduced their new, monthly show, titled Arcana Lace. The show takes place each month at The Cutting Room, which is a spectacle in and of itself. Creator of Wild Cherryz Burlesque, Elizabeth DeGennaro helms the shows as both producer and director. The show has a sexy and […]

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by / on August 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm / in Get Cultured

Nicole Saenz: An Artist On The Rise

Nicole Saenz, a local NYC artist shines at a Goldbar event! It’s funny; we see many artists living in NYC everyday, and yes, many of them are very talented, but Nicole’s work certainly stood out among the rest due to its dark and sultry, yet surreal, appeal. I was able to sit down with Nicole at an event featuring her […]

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by / on August 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm / in Get Cultured

“Surf or Turf” Experience at Kimpton’s 70 Park Hotel

As the summer pushes forward, it’s time to take advantage of this beautiful weather if you haven’t already.  Kimpton’s Midtown hotel is no exception.  With a superb location, nestled close to Grand Central Station, this hotel offers a personal and intimate atmosphere.  Offered now as a promotion, the “surf or turf city” deal is a great way to relax and let […]

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