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February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
It's one of the hippest jazz joints in the country and there's one act I'm especially looking forward to seeing.VIDEO
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Sarah Berson  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
With two Broadway revivals, 25 years of "Phantom" and the upcoming film adaptation of its sequel, Andrew Lloyd Webber is at the top of the theatrical food chain.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Everyone knows New York has been the backdrop of tons of Oscar winning films. If you think you're a real NYC cinephile, prove it with our trivia game.
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February 22, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
I jog in the morning. Forty years ago I had an experience on the streets of New York that inspired me to write a song -- my jaw dropped when I found out it had been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street.VIDEO
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Cristina Alger  |  February 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The author of a new novel set during the financial collapse talks about the inspiration she drew from her own life as an Upper East Sider and former analyst at Goldman Sachs.
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George Bodarky and Sarah Berson  |  February 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Some of New York's fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Valentine's Day, hear about New York City's best love stories from the ultimate story collector -- Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

The founder of Teen Art Gallery, a project that displays works by artists between the ages of 12 and 19, talks to MetroFocus about what teenagers have to contribute to the art world — and how for some, it may be now or never.

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February 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I am an art gallery hopper. I could spend an entire weekend working the shows.
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Sarah Berson  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Single or not, maybe Valentine's Day rubs you the wrong way.... This year, try one of these alternative activities for a new Valentine's Day experience. VIDEO
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