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Hip Hop Culture Center In Harlem

2009 marks the 75th year that the New York City landmark, the world famous Apollo Theater, has served as the soul of American culture. In celebration of this diamond anniversary, on October 3rd and 4th, the not-for-profit Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc. opened the doors of the venue to give residents of New York City, and far beyond, a free opportunity to learn about the Apollos --and Harlemspast, present, and future.
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Chazz Palminteri’s "A Bronx Tale"

Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale, has played both on and off Broadway, in L.A., and has been turned into a movie, as well. Twenty years after his production debuted in New York, Palminteri brought his one-man show to Las Vegas this week....
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Bronx - The Brithplace Of A Culture

Handal Gomez Abdelrahim wants to restore Fred Astaire to his rightful place as one of the original b-boys. In a short film, Graffiti Nation, that will screen on Oct. 23 at the International Independent Film & Video Festival in Manhattan, Mr. Abdelrahim, a resident of West 238th Street in Kingsbridge, juxtaposes clips of soft-shoe work by Fred Astaire with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever....
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Pianist Valentina Lisitsa In Bronx

Bronx Art Ensemble's Chamber Music will feature “electrifying pianist” Valentina Lisista in a concert of Brahms, Strauss and Beethoven at 4673 Delafield Avenue in the historic neighborhood of Fieldston in the Bronx. The event will be held on Sunday, October 25 at 3pm....
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PopCap Invites Fans For Hall'O'Ween

PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of broadly appealing video games, today announced its participation in New York City’s 36th Annual Village Halloween Parade as an In-Parade Sponsor happening Saturday evening, October 31st ....
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Bronx Princess, The Film

Rocky Otoo, the main subject of PBS’s new documentary “Bronx Princess,” is not your average American teenager. And yet, as filmmakers Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed document Rocky’s life as she graduates from high school, travels to Ghana to live with her father, and begins college life, she feels pretty relatable....
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The Buddha Play Review

The themes espoused in the play are timeless and especially timely, as we Americans now pause and consider our values, examine our place in the world, and rethink what is of importance....
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New Bronx-Based Theatre Company

A new Bronx-based professional theatre company will have its debut performance on Friday this week when its production of Antoine Ó Flatharta's BLOOD GUILTY opens at the esteemed 1st Irish Festival 2009 in Manhattan. The Bronx Company is a young and energetic ensemble theatre company based in Riverdale....
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Youth Film & Poetry Program Concludes

The Full Circle Project held its final session of the summer in Co-op City with local high school youth in an accelerated multimedia course in filmmaking and performance poetry....
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A Bronx Filmmaking Program

Students in the Bronx completed the second annual filmmaking and poetry program called The Full Circle Project, a six week course in filmmaking technologies and performance poetry. During the last days of the sessions, students finished their personal short films, which will be showcased in an online exhibition in the fall....
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Bronx's Rhythm City Dance Crew

Latin masters, line dancers and the latest and greatest in b-boys and fierce females join the ranks of the country’s most talented dancers to battle it out for a $100,000 cash prize and dance supremacy in season four of MTV’s hit reality dance competition series from Warner Horizon Television, “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew,” which premiered this past Sunday, August 9, at 09:00 p.m. ET/PT, 08:00 p.m. Central....
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Icelandic Singer & Songwriter Mugison

Mugison returns to New York to play the five boroughs in one day and partners with Amnesty International to present free concerts in association with local art and music collectives. A limited edition event poster will be offered at the shows and proceeds will benefit Amnesty International....
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One Love - Playing For Change

Ever since he heard some street musicians outside a Subway station move some 200-odd passerbys to tears, Mark Johnson has been thinking up a way to shine more light on the transformative power of music....
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Cpt. Abu Read, A Film About Courage

Hopefully the film, Captain Abu Raed, will be distributed in all the big movie chains. It is a movie well worth seeing. The story, taking place in Amman, Jordan, is about humanity and its mixtures of life's abrupt cruelties, unexpected kindnesses, hopes and sacrifices....
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Händel Sweetens Your Bronx Summer

The Bronx Arts Ensemble will present Handel’s Sweet Aperitifs for the second weekend of the free “SummerMusic 2009” concert series on Sunday, July 19, featuring Handel’s Concerto in G Minor for Oboe, Strings and Continuo; Cantata: Mi palpita il cor for Soprano, Oboe and Continuo; Concerto for Harpsichord and Ensemble, Opus 4, No. 1 and Two Arias from “Apollo e Dafne”. ...
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Hydra Mgt. Signs Label Distribution Deal

Roy Brown, CEO of the Bronx based HyDra Management, LLC, and Real To Reel Film Productions, LLC has confirmed that HyDra Management has reached an agreement in principal with Select Records to distribute their newly formed Record Label HyDra Management Records world wide!...
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Boogie Rican Blvd.: The Musical

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, Urban Lifestyle Media (ULM) will proudly present “Boogie Rican Blvd.: The Musical” for a limited engagement at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (304 W. 47th Street), running from July 1st - July 26, 2009. Written and performed by Caridad De La Luz “La Bruja”, directed by Nelson Vásquez and music by William Cepeda. Boogie Rican Blvd. in Bronx, New York is where the Pacheco family and their colorful collection of friends examine life, love and regret through words, song and dance in front of Don Jose’s bodega....
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Jazzmobile Launches Summerfest

Jazzmobile, which presents New York’s oldest continuous summer Jazz festival reaching approximately 100,000 annually, will kick off its 2009 summer season with a three-borough concert tour, featuring jazz great Randy Weston, on Sunday, June 21....
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Janelle Kroll In New York

After graduating from Northwestern University, dynamic vocalist and songwriter Janelle Kroll will perform in concert at Arlenes Grocery on Saturday, July 18 at 7:00 PM, as part of her upcoming Summer tour. Tickets for the event are $10.00. A limited number of guest passes are available upon request....
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Rock Steady Crew 32nd Anniversary

The Rock Steady Crew was established in 1977 by Bronx b-boys Jimmy D and Jojo. When they started this crew in the streets of the Bronx, they had no idea that someday it would take them all around the world....
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