It Takes a Village
The Beats may be long gone, but protest music is alive and well in Greenwich Village—thanks in part to the institution that helped drive many of the artists out, New York University.
On Wednesday, a group of musicians, including Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth fame) and John Zorn will convene at 6:30 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge to help raise money for NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan’s legal fund. Last month, the faculty group that opposes the university’s expansion south of Washington Square filed a lawsuit against the city and the University trying to stop it. All proceeds from the $20 show will go directly to the cause.
City Realty has an update on Blue, the 16-story, Bernard Tschumi-designed residential condo building at 105 Norfolk Street just off Delancey Street.
According to the Web site, the building will be topped out in May and will be ready for move-ins by the fall. Prices for the 32 units range Read More
Thursday, April 29, marks Duke Ellington’s 100th birthday, and it’s not exactly going to be a surprise party. Spontaneity has a way of being drowned out by the larger institutional and corporate jazz interests who’ve been banging the drum for Duke unceasingly of late-witness Jazz at Lincoln Center’s all-Ellington, all-the-time 1999-2000 season and RCA Victor’s Read More