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Leonora Soft Opens and Wildcat Plays Hard

I took some time off this week as work got in the way of the joy of writing. I helped co-owner Michael Bregman get Leonora open for yesterday’s opening night party for Phoenix, Julia Stiles and James Wirt’s play at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street.) Leonora’s other co-owner is the always effervescent Noel Ashman [...]

August 9, 2014 0
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Give Into the Rhythm of The Night With Cinema’s 30 Best Dance Scenes

I’m not interested in how people move, but what moves them. – Pina Bausch When well-weaved into a narrative, a striking stand-alone dance scene can be a most cathartic and emotionally-pleasing moment. In a non-musical movie when we’re spontaneously given a sequence of this kind, it serves to thrust us into the film, allowing us [...]

August 9, 2014 0
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5 International Summer 2014 Pop Hits You Had No Idea Existed

In the music industry, there are two times of the year that are incredibly important: early summer, and the last three months of the year (also known as Q4 to labels and retailers). The fall has the holiday season, and thus is the time when most albums are sold, and the early summer is when [...]

August 9, 2014 0
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Mapei and Lykke Li Announce Joint Tour

Courtesy. Mapei and Lykke Li Stockholm natives Lykke Li and Mapei are teaming up for one of this fall’s most exciting tours. Consisting of fourteen dates around the U.S. (kicking off in Seattle on September 17th), this is a show not to miss. Check out the official music video for Mapei’s breakthrough hit, “Don’t Wait”: Also, [...]

August 8, 2014 0
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Get Spooky + Celebrate David Duchovny’s Birthday With Our Favorite Fox Mulder Moments

Actor, director, write, recovered sex addict, and man of many talents David Duchovny has been charming audiences for decades now. But for all his work in film and television, it’s his role as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files that has garnered the most fanfare over the years. With his photographic memory and [...]

August 8, 2014 0
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FKA Twigs Serves New York City Realness

Via @cumquat on Instagram FKA Twigs was confronted with a daunting amount of Internet-fueled expectations at the New York City performance in support of her debut album LP 1, but you wouldn’t have known by the way she strode to the front of the stage, pacing back and forth in front of a sold out crowd [...]

August 8, 2014 0
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Alt-J’s New ‘Left Hand Free’ Video Gets Hella American

Mercury Prize winners Alt-J have always balanced their alt internet-y musical sensibilities with a fondness for vocals sung with a southern twang. And we love them for it. “Left Hand Free” is the second song and first single to be released from the band’s forthcoming album This Is All Yours due out September 23. Starting [...]

August 8, 2014 0
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See Michael Fassbender and the ‘Frank’ Band Perform on ‘Colbert’

Last night, Michael Fassbender stopped by The Colbert Report in support of his new film Frank, from director Lenny Abrahamson. As the titular character, Fassbender plays a loving yet unstable lead singer of Soronprfbs, whose head is covered in a papier-mâché mask at all times—even when showering. The songs featured in the film were all performed [...]

August 8, 2014 0
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Shady Ladies: Cinema’s 21 Most Memorable Sunglasses

As soon as it’s August, fall fashion begins to appear in stores and magazines. But not so fast! After looking at some fabulous swimsuits of French cinema, summery fashion is still on the brain. So, as a companion piece, how about some of our favorite cinematic sunglasses, from foreign films, classics, and everything in between? [...]

August 7, 2014 0
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Premiere: Grace Weber Sings Her Way From Her Gospel Choir to Deep Water Oil Spills

Photo by Shervin Lainez Here’s a midweek treat: a new track from Grace Weber, off her upcoming second album, The Refinery  (dropping October 7th).  On this funky, 70s-inflected song, you can hear that Grace got her start performing in a gospel choir. And, not only that, the song has a social conscience. Grace wrote the [...]

August 7, 2014 0
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