NYC News Desk

CG: SEEING AND BELIEVING Exhibit Concludes Today at St. Mary the Virgin

(Jul. 31, 2011) - Jack Thomas, currently a producer of the hit Off-Broadway play FREUD'S LAST SESSION, is presenting an exhibition of artist Charlotte Lichtblau's paintings, which opened on June 28th at St. Mary the Virgin in the heart of Times Square at 145 West 46th Street. The show, entitled SEEING AND BELIEVING, concludes today, July 31st with admission from 2 to 6 PM. This exhibition is curated by Bruce Payne, Executive Director, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

CG: The Gallery Players Announces MACBETH, Closes 7/31

(Jul. 31, 2011) - The Gallery Players is proud to present The Tragedy of Macbeth, its third annual production of Shakespeare in the Summer. Macbeth closes on July 31st.

CG: Artistic Director/Executive Producer of Hofstra Ent. Dons His Performer’s Hat

(Jul. 31, 2011) - Bob Spiotto - known to thousands of theater professionals and tri-state audiences as the very creative Executive Producer of Hofstra Entertainment (Hofstra University) - will change hats this July as he takes to the Metropolitan Room stage with his new show, "Shades of Grey: A Tribute to Joel Grey."

CG: Summer Festival of Sacred Music Announces Free Events

(Jul. 31, 2011) - The 17th annual Summer Festival of Sacred Music continues on Sunday, July 31, at 11 am with a service to honor our black musical heritage. St. Bartholomew's Choir and percussionists will be conducted by William K. Trafka.

CG: APARTMENT HAUNTING Begins Performances 7/19-7/31

(Jul. 31, 2011) - What happens when Julia, an aspiring actress, is ready to abandon her dreams of the stage? Assistance comes in the unlikely form of Sam, the ghost of a legendary acting teacher who inhabits her new apartment. Written and directed by Val Sherman, "Apartment Haunting" is a love letter to the theatre and the dreams, which allow us to go forward, whatever the odds. "Apartment Haunting" will be performed at The Jewel Box Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, in New York City for three performances from July 19-31, 2011.

CG: Watcha Clan Plays Summerstage 7/31

(Jul. 31, 2011) - Watcha Clan, Radio Babel (Piranha Musik) plays Summerstage NYC on 07/31/2011

CG: The Collaboration Project To Be Presented At The Triad 7/31

(Jul. 31, 2011) - The Collaboration Project, an experimental concert uniting one lyricist with 14 other musical theatre writers, will be presented at The Triad on July 31 at 8 PM.

CG: LIVING ROOM Installation Opens At The Jewish Museum July 31-Oct 23

(Jul. 31, 2011) - Living Room, an installation by artist and filmmaker Maya Zack, will be on view at The Jewish Museum from July 31 to October 23, 2011.

CG: NYCB Launches New York City Ballet Moves, Debuts 7/31

(Jul. 31, 2011) - Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet, announced today that the Company will launch a new performance group called New York City Ballet Moves during the summer of 2011. Consisting of a small group of artists from the full company, New York City Ballet Moves will provide an opportunity to showcase NYCB's dancers and repertory in venues that might not be able to present the full company for financial or technical reasons. Martins will select a rotating group of performers from NYCB's roster of dancers and musicians to participate in the group's engagements.

CG: Endurance Theatre Presents PERFORMING TRIBUTE 9/11, beg. 8/17

(Jul. 30, 2011) - Endurance Theatre is proud to present Performing Tribute 9/11: Ordinary People, Remarkable Stories in New York and New Jersey to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

CG: Ronnie Spector to Headline She's Got the Power A Girl Group Extravaganza

(Jul. 30, 2011) - On July 30th, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Ponderosa Stomp will present She's Got the Power, a celebration of the Girl Group sound and a salute to the women behind the unforgettable hits.

CG: Luis Salgado directs 'Candela 'Fuerza y Pasión' in Lima

(Jul. 29, 2011) - Luis Salgado, one of the young Latinos on Broadway who has dedicated his entire life to both dance and social work, is currently working on the developing of the first original musical in Peru along with PURA VIBRA PRODUCCIONES called Candela “Fuerza y Pasión”.

Roberta Flack to Receive NYC Dance Alliance Ambassador for the Arts Award

(Jul. 29, 2011) - Bright Lights! Shining Stars!, a gala event to benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, will honor the legendary Roberta Flack with the NYCDAF's First Ambassador for the Arts Award on August 1, 2011 at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Young People's Chorus Leads 9/11 Memorial Gathering 9/9

(Jul. 29, 2011) - To commemorate the 10th anniversary of those lost on September 11, 2001, the Young People's Chorus of New York CityTM will give four free New York City performances as part of the worldwide 9/11 memorials beginning Friday, September 9.

MoMA PS1 Announced September 11 Exhibit

(Jul. 29, 2011) - MoMA PS1 announced a major exhibition reflecting upon the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the ways that they have altered how we see and experience the world in their wake.

The Jewish Museum Sets July-Sept Exhibits

(Jul. 29, 2011) - The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections, distinguished exhibitions, and related education programs.

Brooklyn Museum Presents Raw/Cooked 9/16-11/27

(Jul. 29, 2011) - A major series of five ten-week-long exhibitions of works by emerging Brooklyn artists will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum from September 2011 through September 2012.

CG: The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts presents Music and Música: Concert #6 7/29

(Jul. 28, 2011) - This summer, the BEA (Brazilian Endowment for the Arts) is inaugurating an exciting new concert series entitled Music and Música, a riveting union of Brazilian and American musical cultures. Designed to tip the hat to the long-term musical engagement between these two countries with evermore possibilities to continue thriving and growing, this series celebrates traditional styles as well as new works for the 21st century.

Co-Op Theatre East & Mixed Phoenix Theatre to Hold Wine Tasting Benefit

(Jul. 28, 2011) - Co-Op Theatre East (COTE) and Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group (MPTG) are embarking on their most ambitious project to date, the debut of Muzungu, a new full-length work from emerging playwright David Myers, directed by COTE Co-Artistic Director Robert A. K. Gonyo and featuring MPTG Co-Artistic Director Ryan Victor Pierce alongside Nneoma Nkuku (Law and Order: SVU, Boardwalk Empire).

DC Moore Gallery Features 9/11 Exhibit

(Jul. 28, 2011) - In the fall of 2001 the Whitney Museum presented an exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's work, including his sixty-panel Migration Series. A class of thirteen-year-old New York City students at The Calhoun School saw the exhibit. Influenced by Lawrence's portrayal of complex events in American history, the students collaboratively tackled the telling of their own recent history-the aftermath of 9/11 as they were experiencing it. This exhibition is the first public presentation of the series of thirty-one collages that they created. Ten years later, this visual narrative remains a moving and insightful testament to the personal and global impact of the World Trade Center attacks.

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