Arts

Fine art in favor
Favorecidas las bellas artes

When football meets fine art, it’s a great day for everyone—especially children. This year’s Harlem Fine Arts Show features Jocks in Smocks. En-espanol

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Community Events 01.08.14

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance has extended the deadline for its Arts Stroll Poster Contest to Fri., Jan. 10th at 5:00 p.m.
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Celebrate Creativity
Celebrar la creatividad

January is International Creativity Month, and no one knows real ingenuity like moms. Here are just few ideas to help get your family's ideas flowing.
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-23 to 12-28

This is our last missive of 2013 folks and I cannot overstate what an honor it has been writing this column for the last 4 years. The Manhattan Times is an Uptown institution and having this weekly forum in addition to the website has helped us tremendously in expanding the Uptown...

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Stories to Inspire
Historias para inspirar

En estos tiempos económicos difíciles a todos nos viene bien un poco más de esperanza. Hay muchos modelos de inspiración...
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El Hombre Complejo
El Hombre Complejo

‘En plein air.’ La expresión en francés significa “al aire libre”, y es típicamente utilizada para describir el acto de pintar al aire libre.
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 12-16 to 12-21

It’s official people; Washington Heights and Dominicans are #1. Well…. sort of. It turns out that according to the newly released report, The Newest New Yorkers, published by the Department of City Planning; Washington Heights has the largest number of foreign-born people of any city neighborhood...

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Feggo and Frida
Feggo y Frida

Frida Kahlo está molesta. A pesar de que Felipe Galindo, caricaturista de The New Yorker, vivió en Coyoacán durante ocho...
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Decoding Encadenada
Descifrando Encadenada

Todo el mundo sabía que Catalina Bravo estaba teniendo un romance. Todo el mundo, excepto su marido. Francisco Bravo...
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Putting the “art” in charter
La escuela creativa

"We believe in forming well-rounded students.” Spoke like a true principal. For Dr. Vasthi Acosta, who ism indeed, head of the...
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Call for submissions: 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest

Convocatoria de propuestas: concurso de carteles del Paseo de las Artes 2014

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance is pleased to announce the 2014 Uptown Arts Stroll — an annual festival featuring more than...
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“A family album”
“Un álbum familiar”

Bernadette Franco stared at the decades-old, black-and-white photographs of everyday life in the South Bronx during the 1970's, 1980's and...
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Headed up with Going Down
Subiendo con Going Down

Chris Campanioni wears many hats. Journalist, model, teacher, poet ― Campanioni has all of these roles on his resumé, and recently...
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Goddess at the Center
Diosas en el Centro

Las diosas están de vuelta y esta vez bendiciendo el Centro Shabazz. La última exposición individual de Andrea Arroyo, su tercera este año, es...
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On the ground level
A nivel del suelo

En un paseo por el Parque Inwood Hill, Jessica Lagunas, encontró un pequeño huevo azul. Lo llevó a casa y lo guardó en el interior de...
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Screenings con sazón
Proyecciones con sazón

Si usted está buscando películas con sabor, está de suerte esta semana. El Tercer Festival Internacional Anual de Cine de la Herencia Puertorriqueña...
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Crayons, and spirits, alight
Crayones, y espíritus, se incendian

Ten years ago, the HudsonViewGardens’ HVG Art Group hosted its first official art exhibit in the co-op building. But the co-op had long been...
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Taking root, seed by seed

Tomando la raíz, semilla por semilla

El símbolo más fácilmente identificable de la isla de Manhattan es probablemente el que la mayoría de los viajeros ven diariamente: el mapa del...
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International cinema – sippy cups welcome

Cine internacional, vasos entrenadores y todo

¡Prepárese para una avalancha! Las familias locales que buscan una oportunidad de satisfacer su inclinación cineasta no necesitarán viajar...
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At the crossroads of art and activism

En la encrucijada del arte y el activismo

La vida de los artistas y de los inmigrantes resuena entre sí. A menudo se consideran a sí mismos como extranjeros, con frecuencia no se...
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Lights on Broadway
Luces sobre Broadway

It all started with a slice of pizza. Julian Kaiser walked out of his favorite pizzeria at 189th Street and Broadway a few years ago and realized that the...
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Game on: Minecraft at Word Up

At first, Swedish journalists Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larrson were intrigued by the massive amounts of money that Mojang was making. Back in 2011, Markus Persson thought no one would notice his small Swedish company, Mojang, at the Game Developers Conference. In order...

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A found fortune
Una fortuna encontrada

Lilli and Charles (née Carl) are the lucky ones. On the morning of Nov. 8, 1938, Lilli Meseritz’s 72-year-old grandmother answered the door.
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“It brought out the magic”

Steven Gil had one word to describe Cinderella: “Awesome.” His mother, Sonia Gil, was surprised that her teenage son would ascribe such a word to the aspirational tale of a young woman seeking her Prince Charming. Though, to be fair, she did not know what to expect when she came to see the...

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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-21 to 10-26

Halloween is upon us and vampires have invaded the neighborhood. Well, sort of. Vampire in the Heights is a short film currently in pre-production written by and starring Frank Medina. We posted a selection of pictures from the project by Hansel Sanchez and featuring Wanda Perez and Leslie Ramirez as...

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A love letter to letters
Una carta de amor a las letras

On his first day of school in Puerto Rico, Luis Gutiérrez was shocked to learn he did not know his own name. Growing up in Chicago, he said he...
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The Real Gilmore Girl
La verdadera chica Gilmore

Algunos dicen que el arte imita a la vida. Berda Gilmore dice que la vida imita al arte. Su propio matrimonio estaba en problemas cuando...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-14 to 10-19

Man, I am still riding high from having taken part in the first ever Uptown Lit Festival, which took place on Saturday, October 19th at the United Palace of Cultural Arts and Word Up Community Bookshop. The event was an unequivocal success. Not only did we have...

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Making their debut, off-stage

Kayla Peña hopped and skipped to special choreography. They were movements of joy. Fitting that the cause of her happiness then would be an imminent encounter with song and dance. Peña and her mother, Kirsys Gómez, are going to go to Broadway, not for one, but for three, shows.

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Enfocado

El enfoque de la nueva exposición de fotografía de la Universidad de Columbia es la ciudad. Sin embargo, su fotógrafo también se puede...
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Dance Theater awarded health grant

McDonald’s Tri-State Owner/Operators awarded the Dance Theater of Harlem, Inc. with a $5,000 grant to support the organization’s “Healthy Dancers/Healthy Families Initiative,” a 32-week program designed to promote healthy lifestyles, educating minorities about wellness and building...

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This theater patron is a saint

El patrón de este teatro es un santo

Javier y Johnny son gemelos, separados al nacer. Nunca se conocieron, pero ambos siempre han sentido la existencia del uno al otro...
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The Uptown Collective – The Recap 10-7 to 10-12

DigiBunch, one of the nation’s most influential Hispanic communities online, recently announced it’s list of 20 Latino cultural leaders for its 2nd annual Latino Trailblazers video series and I had the honor of being chosen to the select list. This is to date, the biggest honor of my career and I feel extremely...

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Slams, soda, and syrup
Recitales, soda y jarabe

Imagine a store that sells veggie wraps with kale, pumpkin lattés and holds poetry slams. Its walls are adorned with the work of local artists. Sounds like an upscale café?
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Macy’s a la mexicana
Macy’s a la mexicana

Era difícil de decir. ¿Seria debido a su larga permanencia en las populares telenovelas María Mercedes, Marimar y María la del Barrio?
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La Feria en El Alto
La Feria en El Alto

Best-selling and beginning authors rubbed shoulders this weekend at the Feria del Libro Dominicano. The book fair, now in its seventh year, was a three-day...
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Bubble art
Arte burbuja

Tijay, an artist visiting New York from Ghana, was in town for only a few days. In between trips to the Guggenheim and the Whitney, he made sure to...
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No, seriously, this is just for laughs
Solo para reirse

Comedian Jim Mendrinos said friends couldn’t believe he will be performing in a bookstore in Washington Heights. It’s shocking to them that there’s...
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Out for a joust

Princesses, knights and all sorts of mythical creatures roamed the paths of Fort Tryon Park this past Sun., Sep. 29th, for the 29th Annual Fort Tryon Medieval Festival. The event, which is sponsored by the Washington Heights – Inwood Development Corporation (WHIDC) and...

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Sun and sorrow
Sol y dolor

Edgar Cortés se encuentra en frente del estudio, con la espalda hacia el espejo mientras observa a los bailarines desplegar sus chales.
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The Medieval Festival
El Festival Medieval

Calling all knights, ladies, knaves and fools. Join the Northern Manhattan community at the 29th Annual Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park...
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Broadway Re-bound
Renacimiento en Broadway

En la noche de la fiesta de apertura del 1977 de Side Show en Broadway, el escritor y letrista Bill Russell se reunió con compañeros de trabajo y almas...
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Textual Evidence
Evidencia Textual

Text in modern art can be the entire object itself, or a formal part of the object that sometimes adds literal meaning to the work.
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Welcome Emma!
Bienvenida Emma

Este pasado viernes, 20 de septiembre a las 7:05 a.m., Mino Lora y Bob Braswell, del ‘People’s Theatre Project’ estrenaron su nueva producción, Emma Lucia Lora-Braswell.
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Circus built from Concrete
Circo se construye de concreto

Cuando Maajidah Newbold encontró un nuevo edredón de marca en la calle sabía que todo iba a estar bien. A excepción de un antiguo automóvil...
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Eye on the prize, by any name

Veronica Liu at Word Up Books sometimes doesn’t know how to address the store’s most dedicated volunteer. Emmanuel Abreu, known as...
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Hats on
Con los sombreros puestos

Far from the tents at Lincoln Center, a local designer is measuring, weaving, and pinning. Katherine Carey wants women to look and feel beautiful.
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Up in the air
Arriba en el aire

El circo viene a la ciudad y traen artistas del graffiti. Esta semana, instituciones culturales con sede en Washington Heights ofrecen una mirada profunda...
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¡Viva Broadway! panel explores Latino presence

¡Viva Broadway! Panel explora la presencia latina

El retirado Andrés Rodríguez es un gran fanático de Broadway. Algunas de sus producciones favoritas hasta hoy son The Lion King y Fela.
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Catch Rider takes off
Catch Rider despega

Do aspiring rappers from the South Bronx and a 14-year-old girl from a small Appalachian town have much in common? Novelist Jennifer...
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