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Fourteen Hours of The Roosevelts with Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns

The series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in the first major television series that interweaves their complex stories into a single narrative.

Filmmaker Liz Garbus. Her new film "Something's Wrong with Aunt Diane" premiers on HBO. Photo courtesy of Moxie Firecracker Productions.
Karen Duffy  |  August 5, 2011 10:05 AM | 37 Comments
The award winning filmmaker's newest film, "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane," is part of HBO's Documentary Films Summer Series.VIDEO
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 4, 2011 5:41 PM | Comments
In celebration of Romare Bearden's 100th birthday, ArtCrawl Harlem and the Romare Bearden Foundation are hosting a multi-stop trolley tour showcasing Bearden's collages.
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 4, 2011 5:13 PM | Comments
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will offer a free performance at Prospect Park to honor the anniversary of the founder's signature work.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 4, 2011 12:37 PM | 2 Comments
In an effort to make New York's cultural treasures more accessible to all, The Alliance for the Arts has created cultural guides for seniors in all five boroughs.
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proomz  |  August 3, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Chelsea's hidden gem for improv comedy.
Urbanology is a large group game that will take place in the BMW Guggenheim Lab. In this unusual interactive installation, visitors role-play scenarios for city transformation and become advocates for issues such as education, housing, health care, infrastructure and mobility as they build a city that matches their specific needs. Photo Courtesy of Roger Kisby
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 3, 2011 1:18 PM | Comments
Do modern notions of a comfortable city living put us in an unsustainable relationship with the urban environment? Discuss and learn at Guggenheim's mobile lab in the East Village.
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Jon Robin Baitz  |  August 3, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Performer Joel Grey sat down with writer and producer Jon Robin Baitz for a discussion about life on stage and the photography exhibit "Joel Grey: A New York Life."VIDEO
A computer-generated plan of the Uni. Photo courtesy of The Uni Project.
August 2, 2011 1:14 PM | Comments
This week's picks include a project to rebuild an experimental art venue in Queens, a portable reading room and Brooklyn's first New England-style clam shack...on the Gowanus Canal.
A video and installation made by Cuban artist Leando Soto. This piece is one of more than 40 works in the “Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul” exhibit at the Newark Museum.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 1, 2011 5:20 PM | Comments
ODC/Dance returns to The Joyce; explore traditional and spiritual roots of contemporary Cuban art and check out local artists from the Bronx...VIDEO
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  August 1, 2011 11:05 AM | 1 Comment
Sapphire's first novel was adapted into an Oscar-winning film called "Precious." Her second book, "The Kid," follows her protagonist's son, who faces different struggles.VIDEO
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