DID YOU GIVE BIRTH TO A MINI-JESSE EISENBERG? GET READY FOR HOLLYWOOD!

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Sure, your little boy is cute. But is he Jesse Eisenberg cute? If so, Hollywood wants to make him a movie … Read the rest of this entry >>

STARTING FRIDAY: MET SCREENS TOP OPERAS IN THE PLAZA

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The Metropolitan Opera will screen 10 of its operas in the plaza at Lincoln Center starting this week. In a twist, the opera plans to host a movie showi … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE SCREENING WEDNESDAY FOR ‘WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL’

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West Side Rag readers can attend a free screening of the movie When the Game Stands Tall, a true story about a football coach who led an obscure … Read the rest of this entry >>

AS OLD STORES CLOSE, ONE MAN GETS THE ‘COLUMBUS AVENUE BLUES’

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The Upper West Side isn't quite the Mississippi Delta, but we get the Blues too. Local Cullen Oliver Johnson even put tog … Read the rest of this entry >>

PORTRAIT OF A NEIGHBOR: DAVID IPPOLITO

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Editor’s Note: As part of a regular West Side Rag series, artist Michelle Hill interviews and draws Upper West Siders. This is the sixteenth installment in our Portrait of a Neighbor se … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSIC FEST ON SATURDAY BRINGS DOZENS OF CONCERTS TO THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Make Music New York, an annual citywide summer music festival, will put on concerts at 21 venues in the neighborhood on Saturday, featuring several different music ge … Read the rest of this entry >>

RUN FOR COVER! (STORM PHOTO GALLERY)

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The storm on Friday made for some very dramatic im … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK SEASON HAS BEGUN; THEATER CAFE OPEN TOO

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Shakespeare in the Park kicked off last week with performances of Much Ado About Nothing, a romance starring Hamish Linklater and Lily … Read the rest of this entry >>

EVOCATIVE UWS STORIES FROM AN AUTHOR WHO’S LIVED THEM

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By Nancy Novick Not all of Joanna Clapps Herman’s fiction is set on the Upper West Side—as in the author’s real-life journey, there have been detours to other parts of the cit … Read the rest of this entry >>

MANNES COLLEGE IS OFFERING CLASSES FOR MUSIC-LOVERS THIS SUMMER (SPONSORED)

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Calling all music lovers! Mannes College The New School for Music on West 85th street has announced a series of vibrant summer classes and events through its Extension divi … Read the rest of this entry >>

JUILLIARD’S COMMENCEMENT AND SEVERAL MORE EVENTS (SPONSORED)

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Juilliard will hold a commencement ceremony this week, and will also be hosting several other performa … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HISTORY: NEIGHBORHOOD SKETCHES FROM A NOTED ILLUSTRATOR

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Sam Kweskin was an illustrator who gained fame at Marvel Comics starting in the 1950's. His daughter Jean sent us a series of paintings and ske … Read the rest of this entry >>

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