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CULTURAL EVENTS in NYC – December 2012

 

The Nutcracker – through 12/30

George Balanchine's holiday classic ballet

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC

< www.nycballet.com >

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Picasso Black and White – through 1/23/2013

Exhibition

Guggenheim Museum, NYC

< www.Guggenheim.org >

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Neil Young – 12/3

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYC

< www.barclayscenter.com >

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A Night for Freedom -- 12/4 

Benefit Concert -- “Join Grammy Award-winning bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding to benefit Free the Slaves”, an international human rights non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating slavery and human trafficking worldwide.  The evening will also feature Bobby McFerrin and Gretchen Parlato.   

City Winery, NYC

< www.CityWinery.com >

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Louis Armstrong House Museum Gala -- 12/4

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band will perform.  The gala honors Stanley Crouch (music critic), Jimmy Heath (saxophonist), and George Wein (jazz promoter & producer).  

Manhattan Penthouse, NYC

< www.louisarmstronghouse.org >

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Matisse: In Search of True Painting -- 12/4/2012 – 3/17/2013 

exhibition

Metropolitan Museum, NYC

< www.MetMuseum.org >

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Fashion & Technology – 12/4/2012 – 5/8/2013

“The goal of this exhibition is to analyze the impact of technologies on the nature of fashion and its design, and to question whether these developments push the industry forward or ultimately set it back.”    

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC 

< www.FITNYC.edu >   

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How Music Works: David Byrne – 12/5

The musician will be interviewed regarding his book titled How Music Works. 

NY Public Library, NYC

< www.nypl.org >

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The Who – 12/5

Live performance

Madison Square Garden, NYC

< www.thegarden.com >

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The Music of Nina Simone – 12/7 & 12/8

Vocalist Kim Nalley will “convey the intense message of the great diva Nina Simone; featuring master saxophonist James Carter, pianist Tammy Hall, bassist Michael Zisman, drummer Kent Bryson, and guitarist Greg Skaff.”   

The Allen Room, NYC 

< http://jalc.org >

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Big Band Holidays – 12/7 & 12/8

“Celebrate the holidays big band style, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalists Gregory Porter and Réne Marie.” 

Rose Theater, NYC

< http://jalc.org >

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Science Fiction Film Festival – 12/7 – 12/9

Indiescreen, Brooklyn, NYC

< www.ThePhilipKDickFilmFestival.com >

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Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays – 12/8

concert

Beacon Theatre, NYC

< www.beacontheatre.com >   

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Rolling Stones – 12/8, 12/13 & 12/15

Live concerts

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYC (12/8)

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ (12/13 & 12/15)

< www.barclayscenter.com >

< www.prucenter.com >

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Yes, Chef: Marcus Samuelsson – 12/10

the award-winning chef in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

NY Public Library, NYC

< www.nypl.org >

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12-12-12: The Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims – 12/12

live performances by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Kanye West, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Roger Waters and The Who     

Madison Square Garden, NYC

< www.121212concert.org >

< www.TheGarden.com >

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Bring Leonard Peltier Home in 2012 – 12/14

live performances by Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Jackson Browne, Jennifer Kreisberg, and other artists

Beacon Theatre, NYC

< www.beacontheatre.com >

< www.whoisleonardpeltier.info >

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Eddie Palmieri: A Career Retrospective – 12/14 & 12/15

“Grammy winner and 2013 NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri celebrates his spectacular career with both The Eddie Palmieri Orchestra and his Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet, coalescing his brand of ‘jazz Latino’." 

Rose Theater, NYC

< http://jalc.org >

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Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna – 12/15

Live performance

Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, NYC

< www.KupferbergCenter.org >

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Dave Matthews Band – 12/21

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYC

< www.barclayscenter.com >

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Coldplay – 12/30 & 12/31

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYC

< www.barclayscenter.com >

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New Year's Eve Concert for Peace – 12/31

Cathedral Choir and Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

Judy Collins, guest artist

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

< www.stjohndivine.org >

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