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Spotlight On: The Oak and The Ax, Maine

The Oak and The Ax describes itself as “a music venue, cafe, bar, screening room.” An eclectic mix which in its short existence, has made the venue the cultural touchstone for Biddeford, Maine, a small town adjacent to the capital Portland. And the word is spreading. Bands and guests have started to trickle in from around the country to play ... Read More »

News: Long, Lost Rembrandt

A painting once thought to be by the artist Frans Hals, lost for nearly 300 years, then found in the collection of an English family is currently on loan to The Denver Art Museum.   The work known as Rembrandt Laughing is a small painting, under a foot in height, on copper. Painted in 1628 by a 21 or 22 ... Read More »

Interview: Punches, Williamsburg Brooklyn

  Formed in the belly of the much ballyhooed, mimicked and misunderstood neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the new “late night disco project” Punches. The creation of singer and dj Alan Astor and the popular dj duo Finger on the Pulse, otherwise known as the twins Greg and Darin Bresnitz, Punches is releasing both mix albums and their own original ... Read More »

News: Velázquez at The Frick

Velázquez’s magnificent King Philip IV of Spain is one of the highlights of The Frick Collection in New York City. Michael Gallagher, the conservator in charge of the painting’s recent cleaning and restoration, will be holding a talk on the painting today to describe its treatment and explain some of the many insights gained into the technique and history of ... Read More »

Chronicles: Chester A. Arthur Home

The Chester A. Arthur Home in New York City was the home of the 21st President of the United States, both before and after his time in the White House. The townhouse located at 123 Lexington Avenue in New York City, is where Arthur spent most of his adult life. It is also to this home where, while serving as ... Read More »

News: Colossal Dali Sculptures in NYC

A new exhibition called “The Vision of a Genius” will open tomorrow in New York’s Time Warner Center (at Columbus Circle) featuring 16 monumental bronze sculptures by Surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The pieces will be placed around the public spaces of shopping complex and will be on display through April 30th, 2011.   The two highlights of the exhibition are ... Read More »

News: New Japan Fest from ATP

  Continuing their path to cover every corner of the Globe, All Tomorrow’s Parties have announced their latest endeavour: their first event in Japan. The “I’ll Be Your Mirror” event (named for the b-side to The Velvet Underground’s original All Tomorrow’s Parties 7″ single) will take place at Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan on Sunday 27th February 2011 and is produced ... Read More »

Chronicles: St. Bartholomew’s

Like many older uptown and midtown churches, St. Bartholomew’s first began downtown in 1835, near the greatest concentration of New Yorkers. But as its congregation grew, it soon built a large new church uptown on Madison Avenue in the year 1872. The church was designed by James Renwick and later embellished with a triple portal by Stanford White. In addition ... Read More »

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