It's deadline day for the Metropolitan Opera. The musicians' contract with the opera company is scheduled to run out at midnight on Thursday, and general manager Peter Gelb has threatened to suspend pay or benefits if a contract is not reached in time.
Try out 'The Big Boing' at the BRIC House
Calling all deep-pocketed arts patrons--now is your moment to swoop in and save City Opera from certain death. With just 15 hours left to go, New York City Opera's Kickstarter campaign has raised just $285,590--about a quarter of the $1 million needed to finish out its current season. City Opera ... More >>
How refreshing to find a vocal artist starting a cabaret show with a different "I'm Still Here" song. The one Sarah Dash did at 54 Below the other night was fiery and proud and alive--and not the same old one everyone else does (which I also adore, mind you). Dash has always been individual.
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Birds do it; witches don't
This week, thousands of Mormons are meeting up in Upstate New York for what's called the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Of course, the pageant is getting a little extra attention this year, and not just because 2012 marks the fest's 75th anniversary. G.O.P. presidential contender Mitt Romney is Mormon, an ... More >>
I did! Earlier this year, I was at a gala dinner at a hotel ballroom and in the entertainment portion of the evening, out came Jay Black from the 1960s group Jay & The Americans. They had huge hits way back when with pop records like "Only in America," "Come a Little Bit Closer," "Cara Mia," and " ... More >>
Remembering the veteran New York actress
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 29, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 13 What's a woman to do when handed poo poo? by Phyllis Raphael Once I knew a woman with a permanently elevated, non-masochistic, non-self-hating ego. She was all the things I am not. She never slept wit ... More >>
Renée Fleming commands the stage
And now for something completely different
Robert Sietsema samples balut (duck embryo) and other pan-Asian treats at Umi Nom. Sam Sifton awards one star to Osteria Morini, where "pastas glisten with pork fat, with butter, with cream, with oil. They are aggressively salted. They hang around on the outskirts of Too Much. ... [Chef Michael] Wh ... More >>
As much of the Boom Boom Room as you're ever likely to see. Twitpic via grekotvFashion Week is a biannual rite in New York, and with it comes another biannual rite--awkward, private late night performances from bands that are either at the center of the zeitgeist (Kanye West on the bar at the ... More >>
The MOMA covers three decades of William Kentridge
Selena RicksPerhaps they served metropolitans too... Last night, the Metropolitan Opera treated its Young Associates--a group of young donors--to an experience not usually paired with a night of arias: a cocktail competition inspired by the current production, Jacques Offenbach's Tales of Hof ... More >>
Opera: Classiest whilst free
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A venerable dance company shows off its treasures
Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked
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Classical Music Builds to a Crescendo
Gomes Does Tharp Does Brahms Does Haydn
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