Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Vito Acconci on Art Talk

Watch Vito Acconci on Art Talk! on VBS.TV – http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=10379975001 As you know Vito first gained recognition as a New York City poet who edited the journal 0 TO 9 with Bernadette Mayer in the 60s. He quickly moved on to performance and video-based art, culminating with his

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Why the Arts Matter to Economic Recovery

Somebody just left a comment – using a pseudonym – asking how funding the arts or appointing a “secretary of culture” would help America. Basically this person thinks that it is a complete and total waste of time. Well, actually, there are numbers that substantiate

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Other Weekday To-Do’s

Besides Rokia Traore, here are some games for early this week – and all at recession prices. Oh La La! ==== Monday, Feb 9. Novice Theory at The Night Hotel – 132 W 45th St – $10. 9pm. In short, Novice Theory makes me a

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Rokia Traore this Wednesday

I highly recommend going to check out Malian singer/songwriter Rokia Traore this Wednesday, February 11 at le Poisson Rouge. Her new record Tchamantche, is a ferocious evolution for Traore, as she incorporates a blues-rock aesthetic, especially evident on her cover of Billy Holiday’s The Man

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Astronome and Nayland Blake

Just a quick one from the Apple Store. My friend Tobaron and I went to OHT to see Foreman and Zorn’s ASTRONOME. My fave Foreman in a long time. Zorn’s music is like crazy psychedelic death metal and makes a perfect score for Foreman’s surreal

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off-bway for $20 tomorrow

Here. Nice for something like Cripple of Inishmaan. That’s where I’ll be. And you can donate your savings to the Culturebot Expansion! Always funny to see PS122 (for Architecting) on the same list as the, uh, immortal Naked Boys Singing — especially considering the thematic

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Culturebot Pledge Drive only til March 3!

If everyone who visits Culturebot gave just $10 we would meet the goal in CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN ONE DAY! The final day to pledge is March 3, 2009. Click here now to make a pledge!!!   The sooner we get the $$$ the sooner I’ll take this post

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U.S. Senate to Art World: Drop Dead!

During their consideration of the Economic Recovery bill, the Senate approved an amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that prohibits funding for “…museums, theaters and arts centers…” This amendment, approved by a vote of 73-24, if included in the final version of this legislation

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Culture Delhi from the Mystery Mailbag

I just got the following email from a gentleman in India named Mohammad Hamid. Apparently there is an organization in Delhi called the Anand Foundation dedicated to reaching out to young people in their community to promote diversity through arts and culture.  Just to give

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Don’t Divorce Us

You may have seen this already; if not, it is worth watching. Update: Vimeo doesn’t want to embed in WordPress. I’m working on it. Here’s the link. Beautiful, no?  I think it’s interesting that Regina Spektor agreed to give rights to her song for this video…

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don’t be chelfitsch, see 5 days in march!

chelftisch Theater Company Five Days in March U.S. Debut Tour Written & directed by Toshiki Okada at Japan Society 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212.832.1155 Thursday, February 5, 7:30 PM Friday, February 6, 7:30 PM Saturday, February 7, 7:30 PM more

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Berliner Festspiele

If you speak German, you can still apply for the Berliner Festspiele’s International Forum. The International Forum is a two week long course for professional theatremakers working in the field of spoken drama from around the world. Its objective is the targeted development of young artists