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CULTURAL EVENTS -- Feb. 2012

 

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges – through 2/21

“This exhibition tells the little-known tale of numerous Jewish professors who escaped from Nazi Germany and taught at historically black colleges in the South during the times of Jim Crow legislation.  The exhibit draws correlations between the struggles faced by both groups.” 

Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

< mjhnyc.org >

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Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage -- through 5/20

“In this new exhibition, famed American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz pursues a passion for history and lets us see familiar icons in a fresh light.  Best known for her staged and carefully lit portraits made on assignment for popular magazines and advertising clients, the 70 photographs in this show speak in a commonplace language to the photographer's curiosity about the world she inherited.” 

American Art Museum, Washington, DC

< http://americanart.si.edu >

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Music of Now – 2/4

An eight-hour marathon curated by Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky, "a composer with an ear for the new and interesting" (The New York Times) and hosted by celebrated WQXR host Terrance McKnight. 

"Contemporary classical music has been fragmenting into ever greater eclecticism, as demonstrated by the repertory performed at the Music of Now marathon at Symphony Space." -- The New York Times

Symphony Space, NYC

< www.Symphonyspace.org >

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A Tribute to the Music of Motown – 2/9

Carnegie Hall, NYC

< www.carnegiehall.org >

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Athena Film Festival -- 2/9- 2/12

A Celebration of Women and Leadership   

Barnard College, NYC

< www.Barnard.edu >

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – 2/9 – 2/16

Lincoln Center, NYC

< www.mbfashionweek.com > 

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The Power of Chocolate – 2/11 – 2/12

Celebrate “one of the world’s most beloved foods, chocolate. . . .  Explore chocolate’s culture, history, and place in contemporary society.” 

National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC   

< www.nmai.si.edu >

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Romeo and Juliet – 2/14 – 2/22

NYC Ballet

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC

< www.LincolnCenter.org >

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Aretha Franklin – 2/17 & 2/18
Radio City Music Hall, NYC
< www.TheGarden.com >

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American Girl, World Citizen: A Musical Journey of Nina Simone – 2/18

a “tribute to the legendary Nina Simone in songs” 

John Jay College, NYC

< www.cuny.edu >

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Hugh Masekela – 2/25

Rolling Stone calls South African singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Hugh Masekela ‘one of the most thrilling live performers around’.” 

NJ Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey

< www.njpac.org >

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Annual Coffee and Tea Festival – 2/25 – 2/26

“The event will offer two days of programming including classes/lectures/demos from well-known industry pros and pioneers.  Chocolates and sweet treats will offer a wonderful compliment to the spectacular collection of coffees and teas. ” 

7 West 34th Street, NYC

< www.coffeeandteafestival.com >

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For more events, visit

< www.ny1.com/content/ny1_community_calendar/events >.

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