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“It’s A Wonderful Life,” act-along at Metropolitan Playhouse in East Village on December 18, 2011

It’s A Wonderful Life
~ ActAlong ~

Every year, Metropolitan invites its friends and supporters to a reading of Frank Capra’s sentimental favorite,
“It’s A Wonderful Life.”

With sound and costume and holiday fare, it is our favorite way to ring in the season.

Better yet, you do the reading! Everyone who comes is welcome to draw lots for a part, and away we go. Feel free to watch the play as well.

George! Mary! Burt! Ernie! Mr. Potter! Clarence! YOU!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

3:30pm Holiday Cheer

4:00pm Parts Chosen and Reading Begins

Metropolitan Playhouse 220A East 4th Street, NYC 10003

$5 donation suggested.

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Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival at Theater for the New City presents “Little Red Riding Hood” in East Village from December 10-18, 2011

Theater for the New City Presents “Little Red Riding Hood”
1pm on Saturdays and Sundays between December 10, 2011 through December 18, 2011

Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th St.) NYC 10003

Part of the Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival

Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Admission: Adult for $10 and Children for $7
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Little Red is sent into the big woods to deliver a basket of goodies to her sick Grandmother, but is hounded by a hungry wolf who wants the basket for himself. Will Little Red be able to outsmart the wolf and save her Grandmother?

Great for ages 5-9 years!

Add A Puppet Making Workshop to your Theater Outing!

For an Additional charge of $3.00 per child you can make your own puppet before the show. Add the workshop to your show ticket. Space is limited to 15 children with a parent or guardian.

Available only on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 PM-12:45 PM

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DJ Rekha presents “Bollywood Disco Xmas” with Rajstar and DJ Rekha at Le Poisson Rouge on Christmas Day at 10pm

DJ Rekha presents Bollywood Disco Xmas!

Doors Open: 10:00 PM (Happy Hour from 10pm-11pm)

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street NYC Tel)212-505-FISH

DJ Rekha presents the return of…

Bollywood Disco – retro filmi classics, eclectic disco grooves. DJ Rekha digs through her digital and actual crates, spinning a range of filmi songs from retro tunes to the latest dance floor hits and everything in between.

Bol•ly•wood, n. [Humorous blend of the names of Bombay and Hollywood.]

1. The Indian film industry, based in Bombay; Bombay regarded as the base of this industry.

Bollywood is shorthand for the Hindi-language film industry centered in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. It is the world’s largest, yearly churning out hundreds of 3-hour musical epics that also drive South Asia’s pop music industry. To the current generation of South Asian club-goers, Bollywood is synonymous with the 1970s golden age of masala films. This decade produced blockbusters like Don and Sholay (which still holds the record for most-viewed film ever made) not to mention “some of the fattest funk tunes that ever pimp-rolled their way down Music Street, Bombay.”

Recently, Bollywood has lit up the cultural radar of the west, resulting in extensive press coverage, references in films like Moulin Rouge and Ghost World, and the nomination of Lagaan for best foreign film Oscar. Not surprisingly, classic Bollywood soundtracks from the 70s have been the focus of no less than 5 compilations in the past few years. (However, with the exception of Outcaste Records comp Bollywood Funk, these have been mostly compiled by and for outsiders to South Asian culture and often provide an uneven view of the genre.) Even the cutting edge of hiphop production has been shaped by the retro Bollywood sound, as producers like Dan the Automator, DJ Shadow, Timbaland and DJ Quik dip into Bollywood’s back-catalog to widen their production palette.

Dis•co n. pl. dis•cos 1. A discotheque.

2. Popular dance music, especially of the late 1970s, characterized by strong repetitive bass rhythms.

In NY the rise of interest in Bollywood coincides with a general resurgence in the sounds of the city’s own musical golden age: the progressive disco associated with legendary clubs like the Loft, the Paradise Garage and Studio 54. In addition to the numerous compilations & re-releases focusing on the producers and DJs of this era, the Garage ethos has inspired a new generation of happenings at clubs like Spa & APT, as well as a new generation of electronic musicians.

Rajstar
Raj “RajStar” Makhija is a freelance music producer, composer, sound engineer, writer and musician based out of New York and Mumbai with a fresh sound described as Timbaland meets AR Rahman. RajStar was always involved with music growing up in New Jersey around a musical family as his mother sang in a traditional Indian style and his father played Tabla, an Indian percussion instrument. In addition to this, playing bass guitar and guitar in and out of school bands (i.e. marching band, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, out of school jazz programs, etc.) gave him a unique blend of musical sensibilities. He became interested in recording and composing music in the 7th grade when he bought himself a 4-track cassette recorder and began making songs. Later, Raj worked his way into some local studios and became well versed in high end recording techniques, then pursued an audio engineering degree at SAE Institute in New York. He interned at Water Music Studios in Hoboken NJ and after some time he was able to land an internship at the world-famous New York division of Quad Studios (www.quadstudios.com). Raj and his brother formed their production company, RVM Sounds (www.rvmsounds.com), and their record label/artist management company, Soul Tap Records (www.soultaprecords.com). At Quad RajStar was able to climb the ladder quickly and after assisting some of the best engineers in the business he began freelance engineering at some of the most respected studios in New York (Sony, Right Track Recording, later known as Legacy, Hit Factory, etc.). He was fortunate to work with many of the biggest names in the American and International markets including Musiq Soulchild, Nona Hendryx, Chamillionaire, Missy Elliott, Pandit Jasraj, and Eddie Gomez, to name a few. Through Soul Tap Records Raj and his brother managed, produced, and developed artists and were able to help push the envelope of what South Asians could do in the American mainstream, namely finishing in the top of Doritos’ Crash The Superbowl contest taking with him Nivla, P. Oberoi, and DJ Sharad. This allowed his single (Produced by RajStar & Bobby Konders) “Be Easy (Koi Naa)” to be released on Interscope Records. Raj also won 1st place by popular vote and judge’s vote after competing against almost 2000 people worldwide in the official John Legend remix contest hosted by Indaba Music. RajStar has also been a guest speaker at New York University as well as SAE Institute
DJ Rekha
New York City based, DJ Rekha, is a recognized leader of the community, a renowned music producer, DJ personality, curator, educator and activist. Called the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and named one of the most influential South Asians by Newsweek, Rekha is among the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. Since establishing herself on the club scene with her inaugural event, Basement Bhangra at SOBs nightclub in 1997, Rekha has produced some of the longest running and most successful parties in New York including Bollywood Disco, Mutiny, and Beat Bazaar.

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Hahn-Bin, Itzhak Perlman’s proudly appointed student, performs his avant-pop classical violin at Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, on December 13, 2011

“I want to be the Botox for the wrinkles and dents of the human heart,” says the dynamic violinist Hahn-Bin, who has become a revolutionary force for classical music in the two short years following his Carnegie Hall debut. In a genre of his own — one he calls avant-pop classical — the bold young virtuoso’s theatrical performances give rise to his strikingly personal tales about “love, fear, beauty, and terror.” The Seoul-born New Yorker, whose early artistic influences include Pedro Almodóvar, Maria Callas and Liza Minnelli, made his international debut at age 12 at the Grammy Awards in 2000, drawing a standing ovation from the legendary Isaac Stern. His groundbreaking Carnegie performance in October 2009, preceded by a decade of study with the preeminent Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School, was lauded by The New York Times as “inspired, innovative and bracing” — but for the Seoul-born New Yorker, it was no time to rest on his laurels.

Hahn-Bin, whose name means ‘the shining star’ in Korean, launched The Renaissance of Classical Music in Spring 2010, an undertaking he calls “an all-encompassing project which aims to bring the quarantined genre into the mainstream pop culture.” The latest installment in The Renaissance of Classical Music is Tilldawn Sunday a “hybrid music theater work where a genderdefying storyline meets a genre-defying musical kaleidoscope,” says Hahn-Bin. Weaving together the music of over 20 composers and set to a narrative written by Hahn-Bin himself, Till Dawn Sunday takes the audience on a voyage through the fullest spectrum of emotions with its four distinct episodes. “Though I’ve always told stories through the violin, the difference with Till Dawn Sunday is that I have now become the drama. I am now the art,” says Hahn-Bin about his new musical odyssey, which features many of the greatest hits in music. Included are classical golden oldies like Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, Elgar’s Salut d’amour, and Monti’s Csárdás, as well as the evocative film scores of Schindler ’s List, The Wizard of Oz, Young Frankenstein, and The Witches of Eastwick. “I have a morbid fascination for those moments in great films where the soundtrack speaks the unspeakable and in turn reveals truths about the character,” HAHN-BIN says. “I have always been a living cinema, and the violin, my soundtrack — but this time around, with Till Dawn Sunday, there are no secrets left untold.”

Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, 425 LaFayette Street, New York, NY 10003 Price: $20 December 6 & December 13 at 7:30pm Tickets)212-967-7555

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ArtUP:Growing Public Art in the LES, calls for funding to preserve cultural landmarks in East Village

As the end of the year approaches, FABnyc invites you to help us revitalize our community spaces by supporting our public art program, ArtUp.

Cultural landmarks are disappearing rapidly on the Lower East Side, and, in an effort to preserve the neighborhood’s character, FABnyc’s ArtUp program is transforming construction sites, scaffolding bridges, and vacant spaces into street-side galleries.

Invigorate and preserve the culture of the Lower East Side by making a contribution to ArtUp via our Kickstarter campaign. You can even receive special rewards from past and current ArtUp artists, and, to sweeten the deal, all donors will be invited to a backer party this January.

ArtUp will only be funded if at least $3,000 is pledged by Thursday Dec 29, 9:17pm EST, so every little bit helps and every dollar is appreciated.

Your invaluable support will help generate vital creative exchange and sustain neighborhood character.

Let art inspire you in 2012.

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“Assembling Happiness,” the group show of local artists opens on December 8th at Peter Louis Salon/ Gallery

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ARTIST DULCIE DEE is the main featured artist of the group show opening Thurs December 8th “Assembling Happiness” thru January 8th 2012 from 6-9pm. This show opens the holiday season and gallery reception will be available to the public.  Gallery hours Mon-Sat hrs. 10am-6pm.

Dee will be exhibiting 5 paintings from her latest series: “Ma Belle Salope Chinoise” depicting self portraits of Chinese women along with her exquisite handmade paper mache masks and “The Peking Princess” oil painting which was shown at the National Arts Gallery.

OPENING RECEPTION : Thursday December 8th 2011 from 6-9pm

Peter Louis Salon/Gallery

143 East 57 Street 2fl.

New York, NY

(212) 319-0019

(off Lexington Avenue)

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DULCIE DEE

FINE ARTIST

[email protected]

www.deedulcie.com

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