Polly Ferman’s GlamourTango- A Celebration of Women in Tango

The passion and elegance of tango will take center stage at Aaron Davis Hall as City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) presents Polly Ferman’s GlamourTango – A Celebration of Women in Tango on Thursday, March 29. Created and produced by Ferman, an acclaimed pianist, GlamourTango features an all-female cast of dancers, musicians and singers who come together to entertain audiences with multimedia concerts and bring to light the overlooked role of women in helping to shape this beloved musical and dance genre. The group will give two special Women’s History Month performances at noon and 7 p.m

Under the artistic direction of award-winning director Leyma Lopez, the March 29 concerts at Aaron Davis Hall will feature Ferman (piano and musical director), Eleonora Ferreyra (bandoneón), Melisa Atoyan (violin), Iris Ornig (double bass) and Mariela Marco (vocals). Dancers Mariana Parma, Karina Romero, Azul Ibáñez Fernandez and Valentina Viré Avondet will perform routines choreographed by Parma. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 for students and seniors with ID.

The Unique Vision and Feminist Perspective of Anne Faith Nicholls to be on Full Display at Martin Lawrence Galleries Soho Location

Come Meet the Artist at her First Ever New York City Exhibition-including New Works from ‘The subconscious Observer’-on Thursday, February 22, 6-8PM

Dreams reveal truths concealed”.-Anne Faith Nicholls

Anne Faith Nicholls is unlike anyone else on the contemporary art scene. Her paintings offer a point of view-and suggest an energy and verve-that provides a uniquely revealing and refreshing look at the soul of the modern woman. Nicholls’ style has been described as Neo-Surrealism, drawing inspiration from early American Folk Art, French and Socialist Surrealism, and Society Portraiture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Her favorite artists are René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Neo Rauch, Ingres, Alex Katz, Chuck Close, Mathew Barney and Marcel Duchamp. Frequent themes that Nicholls explores in her work are, Self-Identity, Self-Examination, The Subconscious or “Dream State” of being, travel, personal journeys and quests, love, restraint, anger, darkness vs.

Crowndation; I Will Not Lie to David – Part Three of the Prophet’s Cycle

Crowndation; I Will Not Lie to David Part Three of the Prophet’s Cycle performance. Commissioned and developed by National Black Theatre’s I AM SOUL Playwriting Residency Program. Performance Dates: 2/21/18 – 2/25/18 @ 7:30 PM

The National Black Theatre
2031-33 National Black Theatre Way
New York, NY 10035​

PH: 212-722-3800
E-MAIL: info@nationalblacktheatre.org

General Admission $20.00

Lunar New Year Extravaganza

An afternoon of cultural performances featuring a ribbon dance by the New York Chinese Cultural Center (3:30pm-4:00pm), a Chinese yo-yo performance (4:00pm–4:30pm) and a classic Chinese lion dance by the renowned Wan Chi Ming lion dance troupe. From 4:30pm–6:30pm, the store will host a happy hour offering complimentary drinks and bites.

Elliot Mason & Cre8tion “Before, Now and After” Album Release Celebration

Trombonist Elliot Mason is a leading voice on his instrument and a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO). His upcoming performance at the Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola celebrates the release of his debut solo album as a leader, Before, Now and After. As the title suggests, the record reflects on Mason’s most important musical influences, while adding a fresh vision and 21st century insight to them. This takes shape in several ways; in addition to brand new compositions “embodying emotions from favorite recordings,” he also explores specific compositions by John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, McCoy Tyner, Lee Morgan, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Juan Tizol, among others—in each case, borrowing a key component from the original while exploring other aspects of the piece with a new perspective. Sometimes this means preserving the original melody while broadening the soundscape, whereas on other tunes he’ll keep elements of the song’s foundation and write entirely new melodies.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (Gospel Musical Stage Play)

​​”Behind Closed Doors” follows the lives of 3 young men who are apart of a powerhouse singing trio; smooth, confident, intelligent, topping the charts, and winning the hearts of adoring fans! But beyond the lights and the cheering crowds lie fears, insecurities, and pain! Witness as they each take journeys to the deepest parts of their souls to face some of their toughest battles! ​
We watch as they each learn that in order to be a true king, he must first learn to be a servant and in order to be the head, he must first sit at the feet of Jesus!

José Maurício Nunes Garcia

José Maurício Nunes Garcia NY Tribute is an event that commemorates Garcia’s 250th birthday. José Maurício was an Afro-Brazilian composer and organist who nowadays is considered one of the greatest exponents of Classicism in the Americas. This event is going to present Concerts and Lectures, featuring the OBACH (Brazilian Orchestra of Art, Culture and History from Brasília) and PhD Mário Marques Trilha (Professor at University of Amazonas State).

GALA: CARIBBEAN GIRL NYC & BETWEEN 2 SHORES

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2017

MIST HARLEM

GALA SCREENING

MEET GUADELOUPEAN FILMMAKER- MARIETTE MONPIERRE

Mariette Monpierre was born in Guadeloupe, grew up in Paris and lives in New York. Her first feature “ELZA (Le Bonheur d’Elza) was the NY Times Critics’ Pick and won several awards. She just completed the TV pilot for a comedy series “Caribbean Girl NYC” for Flow Network and France Television. CARRIBEAN GIRL NYC – Q&A

US PREMIERE
SAT, DEC 9 @ 7PM
RED CARPET @ 6PM

Pilot of an upcoming TV Series, Caribbean Girl NYC tells an immigrant story, in a millennial way, set in the heart of New York City–the ultimate destination. Directed by Mariette Monpierre, USA/ Guadeloupe, 2017, Comedy, 27 min, English.

Rachel Libeskind | The Day The Father Died

Rachel Libeskind | The Day the Father Died
curated by Mitra Khorasheh

Wednesday, November 29 — Sunday, December 3 | 524 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011
Opening reception + Performance: Wednesday November 29 | 6:30-8:30pm

KHORASHEH + GRUNERT is pleased to present The Day The Father Died, an installation and performance by artist Rachel Libeskind. The exhibition features video works, sound, poetry, sculptural elements, works on paper and paintings, all made in conjunction for the world premiere of The Day The Father Died, Libeskind’s most recent performance piece. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, November 29th at 524 West 19th Street, from 6:30-8:30pm. The performance will begin promptly at 7:30pm. The exhibition will be on view through December 3rd.

One Hundred Years Later: Impressions

“One Hundred Years Later: Impressions; Russian Artists of America and the Century of Revolution.”
In association with LIC- Artists and “North Cross”, The Plaxall Gallery of LIC is hosting a centennial art exhibition and a cultural event to celebrate the anniversary of Russian Revolution 1917-2017:
“One Hundred Years later: Impressions”. Director Yuriy Sandulov presents 30 selected Russian artists from the former Soviet Bloc, currently living in America, who will display their personal visions and experiences with the Soviet system, including curator of the event, Elena Sarni, and creative director, Yelena Tylkina. The opening reception will be held at The Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46th Avenue, LIC (between Vernon Blvd. and 5th St.) on November 4, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. with distinguished guests and supporters: representatives from the Russian, Belarus, and Bulgarian Embassies of New York City. The event will be accompanied with theatrical performances, live music and refreshments.