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Music and Words

Music and Words

BY GARY M. KRAMER | Just as dance instructor Michael Minetti (Cheyenne Jackson) fails to make a good initial impression on his first client, Mrs. Lily Harrison (Gena Rowlands), “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” starts off badly. The film’s opening scenes feel awkward and artificial, as if the characters are in two different films. But […]

Make the Yuletide Gay

Make the Yuletide Gay

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | If you’ve had your fill of “Christmas Carols” and “Nutcrackers” for the holiday season, a cautionary advisory is in order for the option served up this year by Irish Repertory Theatre: fruitcake. But before you turn up your nose and head for the hills, hear me out. This fruitcake is in the […]

An Impressive Symphonic Band of Our Own

An Impressive Symphonic Band of Our Own

BY DAVID NOH | It’s hard to believe, but the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps turns 35 this year and the LGBAC Symphonic Band performs its holiday concert, “Make the Yuletide Gay!”, on December 12 at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St., 8 p.m.; lgbac.org). I grabbed the chance to talk to its new […]

Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | “Allegro” is neither an easy nor necessarily crowd-pleasing show. First written in 1947, it was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s attempt to reflect tribulations of the common man in a world changing quickly. Its moralistic and sometimes overbearing politics argue for fulfilling the soul rather than pursuing riches. Its score, though boasting some […]

Late Autumn Voices

Late Autumn Voices

BY DAVID SHENGOLD | Juilliard Opera did very well by the good — not great — Rossini comedy “Il Turco in Italia” on November 19. Speranza Scappucci, conducting and playing continuo, guaranteed a scintillating, stylish performance for the fine orchestra, though a few inevitable first night “accidents” obtruded. One hopes to hear much more of her […]

This Year, Catch the Spirit

This Year, Catch the Spirit

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY  | If you need gay spiritual good cheer this time of the year, here are some reliable suggestions for holy hot spots where queer New Yorkers can find some perspective and inspiration –– and perhaps escape from their families, as well. Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) Jewish At Church of the Holy Apostles 296 […]

Putting On A Show… and Then Another and Another

Putting On A Show… and Then Another and Another

BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | Oh, I’ll go to three shows a day most weekends,” noted the downtown performance maven Nicky Paraiso as we walked along the Bowery a few nights before Thanksgiving. We’d just been to see sexy naked Hungarian dancers writhe about the stage for an hour while sweating copiously at the Abron Arts Center. […]

Journeys and Barricades

Journeys and Barricades

BY GARY M. KRAMER | “Creative Freedom through Cinema,” a sidebar to the new Romanian film series at Lincoln Center, features two queer offerings — one fiction, one documentary — about LGBT life in Russia made in that county. The screenings, on the afternoon of December 6, are followed at 5 p.m. by a panel discussion […]

Girls

Girls

BY STEVE ERICKSON | Only in the Israeli military could getting “grounded for Shabbat” make sense in a professional context. Yet the surprising thing about director Talya Lavie’s comedy “Zero Motivation” is how universal it is. The setting may occasionally seem exotic — in an early scene, someone looks out a bus window and sees […]

Susan Slept Here

Susan Slept Here

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN | I love being alive.” These are the first words we hear in Nancy D. Kates’ documentary “Regarding Susan Sontag.” And as the film goes on to show in considerable detail, that’s one of the most characteristic things about the documentary’s subject — her passion for life. Before succumbing to cancer at 71, […]

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