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Fri, June 29, 2012
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All events, things to do on Friday, June 29, 2012 are free unless otherwise noted.
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Maroon 5 have gravitated from rock to pop over the course of three albums. Indications are that Overexposed, their about-to-be released 4th, continues the pattern.    New York City, NY; NYC
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LMFAO has reached the top of the Hot 100 twice, with "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Increase physical balance, strength, and mental focus. Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with expert Alex Hing. No experience is necessary. Hing also teaches Tai Chi at the China Institute. He has practiced martial arts for over 30 years in San Francisco and New York City, including 10 years with Tai Chi grand master William C. C. Chen.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Qi Gong is the philosophy and practice of aligning breath, physical activity and a wide range of exercises developed in China to promote energy (Qi/Chi) circulation in the body. No special clothing, footwear, or equipment is required. Heavy rain will cancel the event.    New York City, NY; NYC
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The shows deals with current events and hot issues such as hoarding, social media bullying, feuding family members and more. The last segment of each taping features questions and comments from the audience.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Are you a Bridge buff? Put on your game face and show off your best moves. For advanced beginner players only. Join the fun and meet new friends!    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, Bridge Club for Advanced Beginners
Tour |
Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, Cathedral Tour
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Congressman Ron Paul considers the Federal Reserve "both corrupt and unconstitutional" Tour times: 11:15 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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Charly and Margaux are a Brooklyn-based violin and viola duo whose music infuses elements from a broad spectrum of genres, resulting in a unique and unbridled sound. Their complimentary styles produce a colorful blend of the emotion and passion.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Enjoy a taste of Paris in the park at lunchtime with musette style accordion music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol. On the first Sunday evening of each month, Joel plays for silent movies (of his own choosing) at the Gershwin Hotel. The Microscopic Septet has been selected to play at the Berlin International Jazz Festival, this coming November. And Joel's quintet will perform in August at the Celesteval in the French village of Auxillac.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walk |
Walk and learn about the intricate design of the Park's web of pastoral landscapes and formal romantic vistas.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, The Art of the Park Tour
Tour |
Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood
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Show casts a focus on the elements of live performance in a bid to make them plastic and palpable. At the core of its exploration is a paradoxical condition that must be negotiated and resolved by any live work; the attempt to be present in a moment of expression, while existing in an awareness caught by a set of definitive frames. Existing beyond the frame of the theater, new parameters of performance will emerge as Show is set within the conditions of the open air, vulnerable to passersby and other variants.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Film |
With Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans. An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II. 102 min.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, Cathedral Tour
Other |
The shows deals with current events and hot issues such as hoarding, social media bullying, feuding family members and more. The last segment of each taping features questions and comments from the audience.    New York City, NY; NYC
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With Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain. 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them. 114 min.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Hands on using wireless laptops. A tour of databases and websites to get you started when looking for a legal professional, information about local laws and court systems and other credible legal resources.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, Legal Resources Online
Concert |
Featuring Woody Lissauer, Kerri Lowe, Hunter Paye.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Reception |
Featuring: Arturo Acosta, Lindsey Castillo, Michael Dalton (shown), Sean Ellingson, Jerome Mallmann, Lorena Marrón, Azikiwe Mohammed, Alexander Perrelli, John Stanley.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Assembled from images of faces collected from the vast image archive found on the internet, Archival Portraits emphasizes the uncertainty and ambiguity associated with the "endless image," an infinitely copied picture with which we can interact, manipulate, pass on, and re-contextualize, so that the source or author may be not only unknown but irrelevant. Because the face remains a critical arbiter of personal identification (passports, licenses, etc.), this free association of facial representations, while largely relegated to office humor and email forwards, may eventually represent some kind of threat to the authentication process of identity, which depends an identifiable correlation between an image and its representation. Shown: FBI composite of Osama Bin Laden's face (left) with the face of Gaspar Llamazares (right).    New York City, NY; NYC
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The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. No tickets required; Just show up and choose a seat on the steps and benches.    New York City, NY; NYC
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A cooperative of NYC-based cutting-edge experimental theater companies and artists will present their work throughout July at the 2012 undergroundzero festival. Weekly parties, panels, and new play readings will happen at festival headquarters. 6:30pm - A Brief History of Avant Garde Theater in NYC by Arnold Aronson with special guest Judith Malina. Columbia University professor Arnold Aronson provides historical context for the current experimental theater-making environment in NYC, with Judith Malina. 7:30pm - The NEA 4 Revisited – Politics, Art & Culture War. Moderated by ugz Artistic Director Paul Bargetto. A discussion with members of the original NEA 4. After twenty-two years where do we stand in the Culture Wars and what is the future of the National Endowment of the Arts? 9:00pm - Festival Opening Night Party. Celebrate with festival artists at the opening party with DJ and video art.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, 2012 undergroundzero festival Kickoff Event
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New York Classical Theatre's roving production of Twelfth Night recasts the beloved comedy's setting as fin de siècle New York. The company will lead audiences on Shakespeare's lively journey of mistaken identities, misguided lovers, and joyous celebration, recasting the play's setting to New York City circa 1900. Employing its signature "Panoramic Theatre" staging style, the company will escort audiences, pausing to hatch a confusion of plots and declare various passions against a backdrop of waterfalls, bridges, and shady groves.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, New York Classical Theatre's Outdoor Production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Other |
Friday Evening Singing by the Hudson River. Don’t be shy! Raise your voice and join singer/guitarist Terre Roche as the sun sets over the Hudson River for an enchanting evening of folk songs, rounds and chants. Novice and experienced singers of all ages are welcome.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Others, June 29, 2012, 06/29/2012, Sunset Singing Circle
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London four-piece Veronica Falls (pictured) mixes sweetness and light with dissonance and darkness, injecting a perfectly addictive harmony with something sadder and stranger. Veronica Falls references Beat Happening, Velvet Underground, and Galaxie 500, while mixing in the sinister sides to love songs from the 50s and 60s to make visceral pop music with an edge and a beat. With hazy nods to both shoegaze and 60s pop/psych interspersed with their own signature sound, The People’s Temple burst through the thickening fog with anthem-like precision and unshakable irresistibly, as each track revs up and blasts off through the stratosphere, sending waves of chills and reverberation in every direction.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Showcase, which is performed in a hotel room, is the story of a businessman preparing to attend a conference. Alone yet not alone, he uses the time spent in his room to reconcile his thoughts in the room with what exists outside of it. As he talks to his shadow, the businessman’s recent past unfolds with deep nostalgia. Showcase features Jay Smith and Bob Feldman.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Discussion |
RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES Ronald Young In his new memoir, "The Only Boy Who Danced: A Journey from Oklahoma to Broadway and Beyond", Ronald Young details an eventful life in the theater. Sometimes Broadway dreams do come true. Fresh from the obscurity of living in the small farming community of Grove, Oklahoma, Ronald Young, at 22, is catapulted onto New York City's "Great White Way"... BROADWAY. After arriving in Manhattan on a Friday, he auditions for his first Broadway show on Monday. Bingo! After three call back auditions he snags his first dancing role in the soon to be mega hit "HELLO, DOLLY!" directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and starring Carol Channing. Armed with three music degrees and lots of enthusiasm he embarks on his career on Broadway. His resume includes working with some of the legends of the theater: Ethel Merman, Shirley Booth, Angela Lansbury, Tommy Tune, Bernadette Peters, Joel Gray, Chita Rivera, Sandy Duncan, Georgia Engel and many others. He appeared in a host of shows: "MAME," "GEORGE M!" "THE BOY FRIEND," "MY ONE AND ONLY," "A CHORUS LINE" and the films "HAIR" and "ANNIE." "THE ONLY BOY WHO DANCED" is a series of compelling, riveting stories about Ronald Young's personal quest to make it on Broadway. If you or a friend have hidden aspirations to make it on the New York theatrical scene, you will enjoy his tips and suggestions on how to break through this tough barrier. Richard Skipper and Ronald Young are sitting down for an exploration of Ronald's incredible career in show business.    New York City, NY; NYC

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Host Richard Skipper interviews overnight sensation Ronald Young, whose journey took him from a small town in Oklahoma to the "Great White Way" in the smash hit Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing. Young will autograph copies of his book.    New York City, NY; NYC
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The Friday Night Book Group reconvenes for their monthly meeting. This month the group will discuss Silas Marner by George Eliot. Group meetings are open to the public.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz |
The Department of Jazz Studies invites you to attend its series of exciting summer performances.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Troy “TROMBONE SHORTY” Andrews, "New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation," (SF Chronicle) and his untouchable band whip up "a near-deafening, funk-charged blast of percussion, brass, reeds and guitar distortion” (Washington Post) that unites the Crescent City’s past and future. The soulful local favorite DAYNA KURTZ, who released two albums simultaneously this spring, gets things started, and THE BROOKLYN STEPPERS MARCHING BAND swings by for an explosive drum line interlude.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Rosalind, Shakespeare's most breathtaking heroine, and her boyfriend Orlando find themselves in the enchanted Forest of Arden, where all the world's a stage, and where sudden infatuation is as confusing as it is beautiful. Along with other "country copulatives," they discover that nothing transforms, redeems, or enriches experience quite as powerfully as love. As You Like It has everything we adore about Shakespearean comedy: mistaken identity, cross-dressing, madness, mayhem, rage, lust, laughter, and of course plenty of romance, both heartbreaking and joyous. Featuring Brendan Averett, Andre Braugher, Donna Lynne Champlin, Grantham Coleman, Jon DeVries, MacIntyre Dixon, Susannah Flood, David Furr, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Andrew Hovelson, Robert Joy, Jesse Lenat, Erik Mathew, Omar Metwally, Oliver Platt, Lily Rabe, Will Rogers, Michael Rudko, Justine Salata, Paul Saylor, Anna Phyllis Smith, Stephen Spinella, and Brendan Titley. Photo: Daily News    New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mike Reading |
Hosted by singer-songwriter Okaru Lovelace with Great Jazzy house band. All talents are welcome to perform: singers, musicians, spoken words, comedy, dance, etc.    New York City, NY; NYC
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With Catherine Deneuve. A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. 90 min.    New York City, NY; NYC

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Theater |
Company SJ was formed in 2009 by Artistic Director Sarah Jane Scaife, who has been exploring new ways of looking at Irish texts for many years. Scaife's production of Samuel Beckett's Act Without Words II premiered to critical acclaim in 2009 as part of Dublin, Ireland's Absolut Fringe Festival. Re-presented at the 2010 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, it was also invited with Culture Ireland support to two major London festivals in 2011 - Greenwich & Docklands and Imagine Watford. This production features leading Irish actors Raymond Keane (Director of Barabbas Theatre Company) and Bryan Burroughs (2009 winner Best Supporting Actor: Irish Times Theatre Awards) and is designed by Ireland's most inspired and sought-after designer, Aedin Cosgrove (Irish Times Theatre Award winner for design 2010 and 2011).    New York City, NY; NYC

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pILLOW tHEORY turns up the distortion with a sound imbued with symphonic, alt-rock urgency. With recent albums produced by sonic genius Steve Albini (Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies), pILLOW tHEORY has caught the ears of the industry’s best, delivering a powerhouse live show that is no less impressive.    New York City, NY; NYC
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