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Edgar Santana's boxing career nearly ended in 2008, after he was charged with running an illegal drug ring. A documentarian hopes to follow his return to glory. Photo courtesy of Eric Johannsen.
Daniel T. Allen  |  July 26, 2011 4:58 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks include a documentary on a boxer from Spanish Harlem and a couple of performance artists bringing change to Wall Street (of the nickel and dime variety).VIDEO
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Comedian, writer and performer Marga Gomez came out as a lesbian early in her career. In her ninth solo work, she explore another facet of identity: age.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 22, 2011 1:56 PM | Comments
Ex-Scrubs star Zach Braff's play "All New People" makes it's premiere at Second Stage Theatre on July 25, 2011.
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  July 22, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: July 25, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Brownsville, Brooklyn has a reputation for being a rough neighborhood. For Elaine Del Valle it's inspiration for an autobiographical one-woman show.
Actors perform "Resist the Grid," a song about the city's decision to create Manhattan's famous grid pattern in 1811. Photo Courtesy of Doug Silver
Sam Lewis  |  July 22, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments

The lights dimmed and a hooded character emerged from the aisle. “Ya wanna buy some weed?” he asked an audience member. Three other actors crept on stage, “smoke, smoke?” they probed.”The Greenwich Village Follies” offers an 80-minute lesson on the history of the Village.

Comedian/musician Reggie Watts, a staple of the international comedy and performance scene, is featured in season two episode three. Courtesy of MADE HERE
Sam Lewis  |  July 20, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments
MADE HERE, an ongoing documentary project, examines the lives of 68 performing artists in New York -- how do they pay rent? What other jobs to they work to survive?VIDEO
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Tim Cusack  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
The productions of Theatre Askew straddle many contradictions, including popular and alternative; gay and straight.VIDEO
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Mahalet Dejene  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
In an effort to upgrade my New York City lifestyle, I got a job as a singing waitress on a river cruise. It's hot, exhausting -- and exhilarating.
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Trish Harnetiaux  |  July 14, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
While critics and audiences alike have deified the "Book of Mormon" on the stage, it looks like the team could use some divine intervention on the field.
"The Book of Mormon" will soon offer matinees. Flickr/jenny8lee
Julio Sharp-Wasserman  |  July 13, 2011 5:09 PM | 2 Comments
Broadway theaters are breaking with established practice by offering additional weekday matinees.
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