In “Russian Transport,” an immigrant family in Brooklyn runs into trouble when a visiting uncle engages in shady business. The playwright argues that struggling to eek out an honest life is a challenge many immigrants face.
On Valentine’s Day, hear about New York City’s best love stories from the ultimate story collector — Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.
“For us, Harlem was the capital of the world. And we loved it.” The words and music of legendary jazz man Cab Calloway live on in an animated tour of Harlem’s jazz clubs and the upcoming American Masters documentary, “Cab Calloway: Sketches.”
“Someone once asked me what it was like to walk down the block with Stanley. I liken it to what it must be like for Beyoncé to try to get down the block unnoticed.” As the Westminster Dog Show kicks off, the owner of a 200-pound American Mastiff reflects on all the time she’s spent managing the reactions of New Yorkers who think he’s too big to be a city dog…
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 — including tree planting and an art exhibit on Love and Hate — for a new Valentine’s Day experience.
Watch out Spike Lee — the young directors featured in the New Voices in Black Cinema festival bring tales of love, loss and hope back to Brooklyn, raising issues of police brutality, absentee fathers and fear of commitment.
The owner of the now-closed NYC music club Luna Lounge, which hosted such acts as The Strokes and Elliott Smith before they topped the charts, opines on why he believes notorious punk rock club CBGB should be allowed to rest in peace as rumors of its resurrection swirl.