Walter’s World: Parsons Dance at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

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Parsons Dance concluded their two-week season at the Joyce Theatre on Sunday January 26. The season commemorated the company’s 30th anniversary with a very audience friendly program of varied works spanning 32 years of Parsons choreographic achievements. Continue Reading →

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Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Saturday January 25, 2014 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

The snow and cold weather have not slowed down the red hot New York arts scene. This weekend there is dance in Chelsea and Midtown, and art in Harlem. While one of the most venerable talent shows begins it’s 80th year in the place, “Where Stars Are Born And Legends Are Made”. Here are a few of the events happening around the city and in our community. Continue Reading →

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Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Dance (with video) January 17, 2014

By Walter Rutledge

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This weekend New York City is dancing! There is dance in Chelsea by a veteran dance maker; while new choreographers test the dance waters in Chinatown, and in Brooklyn two organizations put the dancers of tomorrow center stage. Here are a few of the many arts events taking place around the city and in our community. Continue Reading →

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Music Review: Esperanza Spalding, “Chamber Music Society”

Esperanza Spalding is certainly not shy of ambition. The singer, bassist and composer lit up the jazz world with 2008′s “Esperanza,” … Continue Reading →