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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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“Carsten Höller: Experience” at New Museum invites audiences to be physically and psychologically engaged

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Carsten Höller: Experience

Carsten Höller: Experience

Carsten Höller: Experience

“Carsten Höller: Experience” is the most comprehensive US exhibition to date of the artist’s engaging work. The current show gathers together a number of the artist’s signature works in an arrangement that transforms the viewer’s experience of time and space. Originally trained as a scientist, Höller is frequently inspired by research and experiments from scientific history and deploys these studies in works that alter the audience’s physical and psychological sensations, inspiring doubt and uncertainty about the world around them. His work often draws on social spaces outside of the museum such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground, but the experiences they provide are always far from our usual expectations of these activities. Höller’s art takes the form of proposals for radical, new ways of living by creating sculptures and diagrams for visionary architecture as well as transportation alternatives, such as his renowned slide installations. These concepts may seem impossible in the present day, but suggest new models for the future.

Each floor of the exhibition explores a different general theme within Höller’s work to provide a carefully choreographed journey through the building and the artist’s oeuvre. The fourth floor focuses on the theme of movement—featuring the artist’s spectacular Mirror Carousel (2005), which provides riders with a notably different physical experience than the traditional fairground merry-go-round, while at the same time reflecting and illuminating the space surrounding it. The third floor gathers together works that seek to provide an altered or utopian experience of architectural space. For example, his Giant Psycho Tank (2000) invites viewers to float weightlessly in the water of a sensory deprivation pool, providing a tenebrous, out-of-body experience.

Over the years, the artist has employed psychotropic drugs, flashing lights, and other stimuli to potentially alter the viewer’s mental state. His new site-specific installation on the second floor, Double Light Corner, flickers back and forth on a central axis, creating an immersive, hallucinatory experience. The work is paired with a recreation of Höller’sExperience Corridor in which the viewer is given the choice to undertake a number of self-experiments. The sculptures,Giant Triple Mushrooms (2010), icons of the kind of personal exploratory journey that his work has always centered on, will also be on view. Taken as a whole, Höller’s work is an invitation to re-imagine the way in which we move through the world and the relationships we build as he asks us to reconsider what we think we know about ourselves.

The exhibition is organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, with Gary Carrion-Murayari, Associate Curator and Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator.

“Due to unprecedented attendance for the Carsten Holler exhibition and increased staffing needs, we have increased admission prices,” said Gabriel Einsohn, communications director for the New Museum. “It is most likely not a permanent increase.”

The new prices went into effect in early November. Previously, general admission was $12 and is now $16; admission for seniors increased to $14 from $10 while the student rate went to $12 from $8. Admission remains free for museum goers under 18, Einsohn said.

Admission also remains free for everyone every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m..

Carsten Höller: Experience is on view through Jan. 15. Find more story published in The New York Times.

Carsten Holler

Carsten Holler

Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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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

DULCIE DEE

FINE ARTIST

[email protected]

www.deedulcie.com

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Carlos Lersundy: “Homecoming” at La MaMa Galleria to open 50th anniversary season in East Village.

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October 16 – November 13, 2011


Opening Sunday, October 16, 2011, 6:30 – 9 pm

La MaMa Galleria is honored to open the 50th anniversary season with an exhibition of new paintings by Colombian artist Carlos Lersundy. He has been apart of the La MaMa family since the very beginning, creating art for Ellen Stewart and some of La MaMa’s first highly acclaimed shows.

“Ellen’s work is transcendent. There are qualities about it that need to be preserved in time, such as impeccability, excellence in execution and meaning.  My intent is to capture these qualities in the works presented here.” -Carlos Lersundy

Carlos Lersundy is recognized in Colombia and Latin America as one of the relevant figures in art and advertising. He has worked as a Creative Director in prestigious advertising agencies such as Young & Rubicam, (New York and Amsterdam) and Leo Burnett (Bogotá). He has also been an independent documentary filmmaker. Founder, owner and Creative Director of the Vi-Viendo creative group- A company dedicated to the design of corporate and political advertising campaigns.

As a political advertising advisor and creative director, he has designed and produced the campaign for César Gaviria / President and the advertising campaign for the National Constituent Assembly of 1991.

For his advertising work, he was awarded two “Indias Catalina” for best commercial at the Film Festival of Cartagena and a “Condor de Oro” for the design of the Cesar Gaviria / Presidential image.

During his professional life he has shown special interest in cultural manifestations that identify the Colombians, being worthy of a scholarship from the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation to make a short film about the visualization practices of the Tucano Indians in the Amazon jungle.

Lersundy has done individual and group exhibitions internationally since 1967. For the last four years he has taught people to see anew using drawing and painting techniques.
carloslersundy.com

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“East Village Walking Tour,” the perfect guide for people wanting to walk in to life of East Village!

East Village Walking Tour

East Village Walking Tour

EAST VILLAGE WALKING TOURS

There is no better way to get to know a neighborhood than by talking a walking tour with a qualified and experienced guide. The official walking tours of the East Village Visitor Center are offered by the Lower East Side History Project; an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to researching the history of the greater Lower East Side (which actually includes the East Village.) LESHP’s volunteer guides are native New Yorkers who are professional educators, researchers, authors, and active in the community — and the organization offers a variety of public tour topics to choose from. LESHP also caters tours for groups and individual private tours. Specifically interested in the Jewish History of the neighborhood? Then we recommend the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, which offers public and private tours on a regular basis.

This is a crash course in East Village/Lower East Side history. From the farmlands of the 1600s and the wealthy estates of the 1700s, to immigration, tenements, the “melting pot” and how the East Village became a haven for artists and counter culturalists in the twentieth century (and everything in between).

Despite recent gentrification, the East Village neighborhood of the Lower East Side, technically E.14th Street to E. Houston Street, still retains much of its radical character.

Every Saturday at 12:00pm

Reservations: Not Required, you can pay your guide

Fee: $20 General Admission

Location: in front of Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery

Directions: F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Bleecker/Lafayette

Meet Here (View larger map/get directions):

Your guide: Andrea Coyle, Director of Outreach and Membership for LESHP, is a native New Yorker, a licensed New York City tour guide, a member of The Guides Association of New York City, and a graphic artist. She is a community activist and is passionate about preserving the fabric of New York City neighborhoods. Andrea was an early education preschool teacher, and she also volunteers for Big Apple Greeter

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Kristalbelli, the upgraded experience of Korean barbecue restaurant by JYP Entertainment is coming in midtown NYC in December 2011.

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The Next Korean Barbecue Restaurant, Kristalbelli, owned by JYP Foods Inc., child company of JYPE (JYP Entertainment) is expected to open in early December in midtown, New York City. (8 West 36th Street, New York, NY)

With its unique grill of downdraft system that is custom designed by an artist in Korea, the Korean barbecue experience will be in the new era of upscale and fine atmosphere. No hair smelling like fired up meat, no smoke layered up between you and your date, Kristalbelli is said to be the one where all five senses will be indulged.

More information about their innovative grill will be revealed through their teasers that will be followed with two more within next few weeks.

There will be a private lounge offering exquisite Korean dishes beyond barbecue that pair with boutique wines and two large party rooms are available for private and corporative gatherings.

Chef David Shim who graduated from C.I.A. (Culinary Institute of America) and previously worked at ‘L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon’ and Four Seasons Hotel will be in charge of kitchen.

JYP Foods Inc. (JYP Entertainment) is planning to open 5 more restaurants in next 3 years starting from this one in NY to LA, Beijing, Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul.

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