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Lilian Caruana’s Fascinating, Bittersweet New Photo Book Offers a Rare Glimpse of the Mid-80s New York Punk Rock Scene

Source: New York Music Daily

In one of the initial CBGB crowd shots in photographer Lilian Caruana’s new book, Rebels: Punks and Skinheads of New York’s East Village 1984-1987, an audience member appears to be wearing a swastika patch. A closer look reveals a famous Dead Kennedys quote: “NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF.” In many ways, that capsulizes the unexpected complexities of Caruana’s collection of black-and-white photos and brief interview quotes. It’s more bittersweet, strikingly insightful historical document than it is nostalgia.

In her introduction, Caruana puts the era in perspective. By the 1990s, punk fashion had been completely co-opted by corporate interests. Violent ...

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BRIC House 2018 spring schedule (Jamila Woods, Juana Molina, IFE & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Downtown Brooklyn venue’s programming schedule includes music, art exhibitions, performance, public programs, TV & podcast, and more.

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Your Week in Culture: Cardi B’s New Year’s Eve, ‘9-1-1,’ Louise Bourgeois

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Dec. 31: The cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the New York Philharmonic; and the Public’s dependably enticing Under the Radar Festival.

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“Gentrify This” mural w/ The Clash & CBGB homage painted outside NoLIta Rag & Bone store

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Now, stores open and shut, tenants come and go. It has become a block for the rich. All that color has faded into money green” — Omni NYC (who painted the mural).

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Your Week in Culture: Thom Yorke, JCVD, ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Dec. 10: Nicholas Nixon’s “Brown Sisters” portraits in Boston; Merce Cunningham alumni in Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn Museum displaying SZA, Metro Boomin & 21 Savage sculptures

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Spotify’s RapCaviar is a popular playlist, a concert series, and now also a museum exhibit. The “RapCaviar Pantheon” will feature live-size sculptures of RapCaviar’s three breakthrough artists of 2017, SZA, Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, at the Brooklyn Museum…

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Kendrick Lamar & Gordon Parks exhibit on display now in Pleasantville

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The exhibit, which is located just outside of NYC, showcases ”Gordon Parks photographs that inspired rapper Kendrick Lamar’s music video ELEMENT from his album, DAMN.”

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Sunday Routine: How Mashonda Tifrere, Art and Hip-Hop Maven, Spends Her Sundays

Source: New York Times » Music

Ms. Tifrere spends much of her day with her 10-year-old son, Kasseem, often using the High Line to walk to art galleries, restaurants and skate parks.

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‘David Bowie is’ at Brooklyn Museum tix on sale (and see a sneak preview)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

In other Bowie news, the new documentary ‘The Last Five Years’ just got its US premiere at DOC NYC and it premieres on HBO in January, and there’s a new book of unseen photos coming in May.

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Pensively Entertaining Cinematic Soundscapes From the Mexican Avant Garde

Source: New York Music Daily

This year’s Celebrate Mexico Now festival wound up yesterday at the Queens Museum with the multimedia performance of Paisajes Sonoros, a deliciously textural, boisterously entertaining, relentlessly catchy electroacoustic score to powerfully metaphorical projections by Vanessa Garcia Lembo, performed by violinist/keyboardist Carlo Nicolau and percussionist Vicente Rojo Cama.

The projections pondered humankind’s dubious impact on nature, and its many ramifications. One recurrent, provocative image was fingerprints or zoning diagrams superimposed on imposingly out-of-focus images of a massive, grey Mayan temple. Another persistent image was a twisted, bright crimson heart. The funniest sequence of all  was when the percussionist crinkled ...

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Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Oct. 22: Wooster Group channels voices from prison, Benjamin Millepied dances about architecture, and the Bernstein centennial celebration starts early.

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Your Week in Culture: Jay-Z, Eugene O’Neill and ‘Princess Bride’ in Theaters Nationwide

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Oct. 15: Monteverdi’s groundbreaking “Orfeo” in Manhattan, and Mona Hatoum’s sly sculptures in Houston.

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What It’s Like to Hear the Same Piece of Music for 19 Hours

Source: New York Times » Music

Our reporter was left agitated, delirious and maybe even enlightened by a marathon performance of Satie’s “Vexations” at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Your Week in Culture: Katy Perry, Agnès Varda, the Guggenheim’s Chinese Art (Minus the Animals)

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Oct. 1: Dave Malloy returns downtown, and “The Gifted” debuts on Fox.

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Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), BLONDES & more playing NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The NY Art Book Fair is this weekend (September 22 – 24) at MoMA PS1 which features a gigantic selection of artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, BLONDES and more play the preview party on Thursday.

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New Yorker Fest 2017 lineup: Laura Marling, Seth Meyers, Chelsea Manning & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The New Yorker Festival holds its 2017 edition on October 6 – 8 in various venues around NYC, and includes talks, movie screenings, live music performances and more.

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Ninjasonik & more playing graffiti artist UFO’s “Wastedland 2″ installation in Brooklyn

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

If you’ve lived in NYC any time over the last 20 years you have probably seen street artist UFO‘s work, variations of his tag: a squid-like alien with little jets shooting out the bottom…

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How A.I. Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art

Source: New York Times » Music

Project Magenta, a team at Google, is crossbreeding sounds from different instruments based on neural networks and building networks that can draw.

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