Tag Archives: Art

A Hellfighter, a Jibarito, and a Duke

The Duke of Puerto Rico is coming. While Rafael Hernández was often referred to as “El Jibarito Bohemio,” Bobby Sanabria prefers to call the master composer by another name – “The Duke” – in reference to the artist’s epic range. Hernández, one of the most important composers of Puerto...

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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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Talking the Bronx 10.16.13

On Sat., Oct. 19th, the Huntington Free Library invites residents to create their own stuffed Halloween ghosts, ghouls, or creatures. Spend the day drawing, gluing, coloring, cutting, and stuffing. Admission to this workshop is free and is opened to the public. Halloween Arts and Crafts with Fran Marino is part of the free series of Third Saturday...

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A Brisk Bago en Bodega
Bago en las Bodegas

Michael Díaz, also known as his alter ego Juan Bago, is on tour. And he is relying on quarter waters, the popular, candy-colored juice drinks, to get...
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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 and Bronx resident...
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Renaissance man at the manse

Hombre del Renacimiento en la mansión

Hombre del Renacimiento en la mansión

The Andrew Freedman Home is a Renaissance building, a broad limestone palazzo set back behind a wide grassy lawn on the Concourse.
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“A fun day”

Even the rain couldn’t dampen the Bronx spirit. Hundreds braved a steady drizzle to welcome home former Bronx natives Ellen Barkin, Robert Abrams and Miguel Angel Amadeo into the Bronx Walk of Fame. During this year's induction ceremony, held on Sun., May 19th, Barkin...

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Playing to win

9-year-old Nia Teruel sported a tiara, a long, white dress, pink lipstick, and a big smile. She only dresses like this on special occasions. “I don’t like to get dressed up,” she explained.

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Fiesta on Fordham

The Citibank branch on East Fordham Road and Creston Avenue is usually a quiet space where patrons and representatives speak in hushed...
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Medicine and mariachis

On a recent Friday afternoon at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, the sounds typical of a bustling health care center could be heard in the hallways. The whirring and beeping of medical equipment. Conversation among doctors about patient symptoms.

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EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO

As announced this past Tues., Apr. 30th, the seventh edition of El Museo’s biennial exhibition, La Bienal 2013, will feature work by 35 emerging Latino and Latin American artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in New York City metropolitan area. Simultaneously, El Museo is launching RADIANCE: After-Hours at El Museo a free Wednesday night after-hours summer art and...

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Talking the Bronx 05.01.13

The Bronx Academy of Art & Dance (BAAD!) will present its annual spring dance festival “The Boogie Down Dance Series” from Sat., May 4th through Sat., June 1st, at BAAD!, located at 841 Barretto Street in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. The festival features a mix of home-grown Bronx dance and dance from around New York City, and presents a diversity of dance in the Bronx...

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Pretty Pink Pollock at Poe Park

Pretty Pink Pollock is a part of a five-year project which was produced by 100 students in collaboration with artist Ray Felix. The work on display was influenced by the paintings and techniques of Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. Each Pollock tapestry was created with a minimum of thirty...

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Spare time, make change

Time is precious. It can seem that there is never enough of it to address what needs doing: school, work, family.

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MAD About Dance flies high
MAD About Dance vuela alto

Rarely do Tennessee Williams, Lady Gaga and Lewis Carroll ever share the same stage. But Michiyo Tanaka, founder of dance company MAD About Dance, is equally adept at combining these disparate influences in her work as a founder and choreographer...
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Paying Tribute to 100-Year-Old Bronxites

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the borough’s third centenarian celebration to pay tribute to Bronxites who are or will turn 100 years old in 2013. This Bronx Week event salutes seniors from throughout the borough in recognition of their remarkable longevity...

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In her own words
En sus propias palabras

"Las palabras son muy, muy importantes". No se podría esperar menos de una maestra de escuela, que se emociona en los días que pasa enseñando a 30 alumnos de segundo grado.
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Talking the Bronx 04.03.13

The School of American Ballet (SAB), the country’s most prominent ballet academy, will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages 6 to 10 in the Bronx on Sun., Apr. 28th at Bronx Dance Theatre, located at 585 East 187th Street, on the 2nd floor (between Arthur Avenue and Hoffman Boulevard)...

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Going big at Kips Bay
Kips Bay va a lo grande

The auditorium of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club on Randall Avenue is about to undergo a massive transformation. It’s going to the Heights – and it’s a family affair.
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The Kids Are Out – Now What?
Los Chicos Están Fuera—Y Ahora Que?

Seguro, los chicos están disfrutando de su Receso de Primavera. Y porque no habrían de hacerlo? Es una semana y media fuera de la escuela.
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WAVE HILL EVENTS

Wave Hill is all about connecting people with nature, so residents are invited to join its “Drawn to Nature” weekend. Centered around the spring exhibition in Glyndor Gallery—drawings by seven contemporary artists—it invites all to get inspired by the early spring landscape. And it’s a Target...

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I Love the Bronx: Windows of Hip-Hop

Amo al Bronx: ‘Windows of Hip-Hop’

Amo al Bronx: ‘Windows of Hip-Hop’

Video Music Box (VMB) celebró su aniversario 30 este año. Recuerdo que poníamos el canal 31 a las 3:30 p.m. para ver los últimos videos urbanos. A diferencia de MTV, la cual no estaba disponible...
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On the rocks, and winning
Al hielo y ganando

The play’s the thing that will capture the conscience of the king, said Hamlet. It is also the thing that, thanks to a distinctive playwriting
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Outside the lines
“¡Santos revoltijos!”

“Everybody loves Superman. What’s not to like about Superman?” For Verna Simpson Vadnos, a retired schoolteacher, the question was not rhetorical.
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Talking the Bronx 03.06.13

Historic preservation consultant Hansel Hernandez will discuss the history of the Grand Concourse, and its present historic buildings, monuments, and architectural heritage on Sat., Mar. 16th at 11:00 a.m. The public lecture is presented by the Bronx Historical Society...

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I Love the Bronx: Evicted!: Hip-hop back on the Streets
Yo amo el Bronx: Desalojados: Hip-Hop de vuelta a las calles

Last year, I was invited to attend an event held at the hip-hop community center the Rebel Díaz Art Collective at 478 Austin Place and East 149th Street.
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Learning with a smile
Aprendiendo con una sonrisa

Una tarde reciente, Earl Childs entró en el Bronx Library Center, ubicado en East Kingsbridge Road. Se dirigió a un espectáculo colorido... In-English

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Patria, de cada día
Patria, de cada día

El aroma afilado se cierne. Inclino mi cabeza y acerco mi nariz. Me asomo por encima del borde de la pequeña taza blanca y me atrevo respirar...
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Nitín: A sweet classic

Got a sweet tooth? The best cure in town is Nitín Bakery. In fact, it is the best cure in two towns. The first Nitín Bakery was founded decades ago in Santo Domingo. “I’d say 45 or 50 years ago,” projected Atilano Blandino...

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Talking the Bronx 02.27.13

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and the Huntington Free Library (HFL) continue their 2012-2013 family-friendly craft workshop series at 12:30pm on Sat., Mar. 16th at Westchester Square’s Huntington Free Library with Doll Making with Alba García...

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Talking the Bronx 02.20.13

Van Cortlandt Park invites those interested in developing useful skills, making a significant contribution to the future of Van Cortlandt Park and the Bronx community to join its “Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Spring 2013 Trail Restoration Crew”...

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Wave Hill Events

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscape, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections...

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Talking the Bronx- 02.13.13

The China National Symphony Orchestra will play at the Lehman Performing Arts Center on Sat., Feb. 16th. The orchestra will perform the opening movement from Guan Xia's Requiem for the Earth, written in remembrance of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Beethoven's Symphony..

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Transition at St. Augustine Church in Morrisania

Until the 1940’s, the congregants of St. Augustine Church in Morrisania, South Bronx were mainly German and Irish Catholics. But during the end of the Depression and the beginning of World War II, whites started to leave the area. Incoming African-Americans...
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At the Collective, filmmakers call the shots

While there might be a lot of talk about the Academy Awards in Hollywood these days, a local group of filmmakers has been sticking close to home, and generating plenty of chatter themselves. Budding and veteran filmmakers have come together to form the Bronx Film Collective...

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Where there’s a Wills…
Donde hay un Wills…

Cheryl Wills mantiene a los neoyorquinos al día con las noticias más críticas del día. La personalidad de la televisión ganadora de un premio ha sido una...
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