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  • Since his death ten years ago, Lou Reed’s living presence has only grown. The great rock-poet presided over the marriage of Brill Building pop and the European avant-garde, and left American culture transfigured. In the new biography "Lou Reed: The King of New York," Will Hermes offers the definitive narrative of Reed’s life and legacy, dramatizing his long, brilliant, and contentious dialogue with fans, critics, and fellow artists.
  • In "Gangsterland," historian David Pietrusza tours the Big Apple’s rotten core. The Roaring Twenties blaze and sparkle with Times Square’s bright lights and showgirls, but its dark shadows mask a web of notorious gangsters ruling New York City.
  • The Roaring 20s have taken over the Park Central Hotel New York on 7th Ave in New York City in the form of “The Great Gatsby: The Immersive Show.”Audiences are invited to one of Jay Gatsby's infamous parties and will enter a world of red-hot rhythms, bootleg liquor, and pure jazz age self-indulgence as the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel is enacted around them.Louis Hartshorn is one of the lead producers of "The Great Gatsby: The Immersive Show."
  • Sam Roberts' "The New Yorkers" introduces the first woman to appear nude in a motion picture, becoming the face of Civic Fame as Miss Manhattan; the couple whose soirée ended the Gilded Age with an embarrassing bang; and the husband and wife who invented the modern celebrity talk show. It reveals the victim of the city's first recorded murder in the seventeenth century and the high school dropout who slashed crime rates in the twentieth. The notorious mobster who was imperiously banished from the city and the woman who successfully sued a bus company for racial discrimination a century before Rosa Parks.
  • The 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival is an annual Pittsfield, Massachusetts event, spanning 10 days and featuring events with a theme of “10.”As part of this year’s festivities, Berkshires Jazz will present a special edition of the Ted Rosenthal Trio on Feb. 26 at the Berkshire Museum with a repertoire that focuses on music about New York. The title of the 7:30pm concert, "Ten by Tin Pan Alley.” In addition to the repertoire, the performers, Ted Rosenthal, Martin Jaffe, and Connor Meehan, all have roots in both New York and the Berkshires.Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianist/composers of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats. Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released numerous CDs as a leader. He’s been a featured soloist with major orchestras including the Detroit Symphony and Phoenix Symphony. An active composer and the recipient of three NEA grants, Rosenthal has been commissioned by New York City Opera, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, and Dallas Black Dance Theatre. He is on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.
  • New York City, under Democratic mayor-elect Eric Adams, appears ready to embrace cryptocurrency, which has piqued the interest of some local elected officials.
  • Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega’s will be performing, "An Afternoon of New York Songs and Stories" at the City Winery Hudson Valley on Sunday October 17 at 3 p.m.
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to…
  • Multi-talented theatre creators Ellpetha Tsivicos and Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez will present the world premiere of “Persou,” an experiential festival…
  • Tom Seaver was one of the most talented and popular players in the history of baseball. He is one of only two pitchers with 300 wins, 3,000 strikeouts,…