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February 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
I recently met an inspirational public school teacher who brings Broadway theater into the classroom in really exciting ways.
Bronx criminal defense lawyer Elliot Shapiro write songs inspired by his 42-year legal career. Photo courtesy of Elliot Shapiro.
George Bodarky  |  February 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A lot of songs have been written over the years about work, from Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" to Rose Royce's "Car Wash." Elliot Shapiro works in a field that does not exactly lend itself to song -- he's a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx -- but that sure hasn't stopped him. VIDEO
Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Samantha Riddell  |  December 28, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  December 22, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
With nearly 3,500 projects originating in the New York City area, this region remains the epicenter of the Kickstarter trend. Jane Pauley talks to Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler about why his innovative online funding platform is such a success in New York.VIDEO
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Craig Pomeranz  |  December 6, 2011 4:00 AM | 57 Comments
"Cabaret" conjures up many images from smoke-filled rooms to lap dances. "Cabaret" conjures up many images from smoke-filled rooms to lap dances. A cabaret singer explains why we may have lost the smoke but cabaret is still a key part of New York City culture.
Elizabeth Streb. Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark.
Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  December 5, 2011 1:00 PM | 1 Comment
"I tell people, if they can fall from 4 feet, they can do it from 40." A Q & A with a performer and associate artistic director of STREB Extreme Action Company.VIDEO
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  December 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 5, 2011 6:00AM | 1 Comment

“The Nutcracker” is a beloved, classic ballet, but if you’ve seen one performance, you have definitely not seen them all. Check out our list of the season’s best performances.

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November 29, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
A great way to learn about Italian opera from a real enthusiast and the performers themselves.
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November 21, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
John Turturro and Dianne Wiest are off-Broadway in a classic Russian tragi-comedy.
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November 14, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
When it comes to a New York sound, it's music to my ears...VIDEO
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