• NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 30 – Dec 6

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Deborah Kass’ OY/YO sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park, American Dance Guild Festival 2015, and Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) presents Britannica, an all-encompassing survey of British song: six concerts, 100+ songs, 17 composers, and works spanning over 400 years. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in […]

  • Deborah Kass: OY/YO

    Walking the line between respectful homage and brazen appropriation, Brooklyn-based artist Deborah Kass mimics and reworks the signature styles of iconic 20th century male artists —including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Indiana – often with a feminist twist. OY/YO is sourced from urban and Brooklyn slang, the statement “I am” in Spanish, and the popular Yiddish expression, as a riff on Ruscha’s iconic word paintings.

  • American Dance Guild Festival 2015

    The rich diversity of contemporary dance will be on view for four nights, Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6 at this year’s Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Joan Weill Center for Dance.

  • Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933

    “Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933,” an exhibition devoted to Berlin during the Weimar period, explores the city using a multi-media approach, revealing this complex period through painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, photography, architecture, film, and fashion.

  • Joel Harrison and Infinite Possibility: Premiering 7 new works for 18-piece jazz orchestra

    Named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2010, Washington D.C. native Joel Harrison has long been recognized as a highly gifted guitarist, composer, arranger, vocalist and songwriter.

  • Britannica Part III: Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Brooklyn Art Song Society returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society for part three of Britannica after last year’s sold out all-Poulenc program.

  • Brooklyn Art Song Society

    The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to the vast repertoire of poetry set to music.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 23 – Nov 29

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: “Segregation Story” by photographer Gordon Parks, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, all-female cast in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Tosca

    The many facets of Puccini’s eternal diva are explored by three charismatic sopranos: Maria Guleghina, Oksana Dyka, and Liudmyla Monastyrska. They star opposite two champions of the Italian verismo style—tenors Marcello Giordani and Roberto Aronica—who share the role of Tosca’s lover, the artist and revolutionary Cavaradossi. James Morris and Marco Vratogna are the baritones portraying the sadistic police chief Scarpia. Plácido Domingo and Joseph Colaneri share conducting duties.

  • “Segregation Story” by Gordon Parks

    Parks’s images vividly chronicle the day-to-day life of the Thornton, Causey, and Tanner families facing the realities of living in the Jim Crow South. The poignant photo essay proved to be a national catalyst for opposition to the systemic racial inequalities in the South and directly impacted the lives the subjects. The images were thought to be lost for decades, but in 2012 The Gordon Parks Foundation recently came across hundreds of transparencies, most never seen before.