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Kiss me Kate

New York in The Winter Gets “Too Darn Hot” with NYU Steinhardt’s Performance of Cole Porter's ‘Kiss Me Kate’ >>

Are you tired of New York’s cold winter weather? Well, have no fear because things are about to get hot. “Too Darn Hot,” in fact. NYU Steinhardt’s program in Vocal Performance is bringing Cole Porter's mega hit Broadway musical, Kiss Me Kate' to Frederick Loewe Theatre. The beloved musical was a “spanking” success winning the very first Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949. 'Kiss Me Kate' is based off and revolves around William Shakespeare’s 'The Taming of the Shrew', with the story taking place during a production of the classic play.

R.B. Schlather

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with R.B. Schlather >>

For all the bogus boilerplate about how classical music is dead or even well-intentioned words regarding how she can stay breathing, precious few--performers, ensembles and institutions--are actually doing anything to change both conversation and prognosis. Moreover, when it comes to remounting baroque opera in our digi-epoch, fewer still have the informed perspective, due diligence and, well, cojones to really make a difference. Save for one R.B. Schlather, of course.

Bleecker Street Records

Iconic Bleecker Street Records To Be Turned Into A Starbucks >>

Is New York losing its edge? A recent real-estate industry notice shows the former home of the iconic Bleecker Street Records will become a Starbucks.


K-Pop F.T. Island Announces US Tour Dates >>

Hit K-pop group F.T. Island have announced two United States shows in their tour for late January, marking the States' first Korean concerts of 2015.

Have Boombox, Will Travel: ‘Unsilent Night’ Takes to the Streets in 7 New Cities

Have Boombox, Will Travel: ‘Unsilent Night’ Takes to the Streets in 7 New Cities... and Counting >>

This December, Phil Kline’s shimmering mobile sound-sculpture 'Unsilent Night' returns for a 23rd edition in cities across the United States and abroad.

Bill de Blasio

New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Citywide ID Card Program Benefiting the Arts >>

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a New York City-wide ID card program that garners cultural benefits last Thursday at the Bronx Zoo.

Wayward Sisters and Baroque Era Bad Boys: Music Before 1800 Presents 40th Anniversary Season in New York

Wayward Sisters and Baroque Era Bad Boys: Music Before 1800 Presents 40th Anniversary Season in New York >>

Music Before 1800's diverse 40th Anniversary Season will include everything from Anonymous 4 singing music of the Civil War to the Wayward Sisters playing music of 17th century braggarts, hotheads, curmudgeons and snobs.

Jackie Schiffer

Indienono: Gregg Opelka, Dramatic Publishing Company Earn 'C’est la Vie' Premiere at Duplex Cabaret Theatre >>

Gregg Opelka’s musical, 'C’est la Vie,' will see its New York premiere at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre this September. 'C’est la Vie' is a celebration of the 1950s Parisian cabaret lifestyle and will feature Jackie Schiffer and Angela Pierson as the main characters. The musical is directed by Andreas Hager, choreographed by Nia Woods and designed by Anna Yates.

No Second Coming: Dave Bixby's New York Debut at ISSUE Project Room Set for February 15 >>

Legendary folk musician Dave Bixby makes his first ever New York performance at ISSUE, playing his iconic records Ode to Quetzalcoatl and Second Coming in their entirety.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Present Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concerti in Chicago >>

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Wednesday, December 18.

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