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Museyon’s Guide to…CMJ

  Now in its 30th year, the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival will once more be taking over music venues all over Lower Manhattan as well in Brooklyn from Tuesday, October 19th to Saturday, October 23rd. Because of the Marathon’s association with NYU, festival headquarter is at the University’s Greenwich Village campus, where more than 120,000 “music fans, music ... Read More »

News: Emancipation Proclamation Hits Auction Block

Ethel Kennedy, the widow of the late Robert F. Kennedy, a senator and brother of President John F. Kennedy, will be selling a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln. Robert F. Kennedy bought the document in 1964 at Sotheby’s for $9,400, when he was serving as U.S. attorney general.   Sotheby’s is hosting the sale of ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

  Celebrate: It’s Columbus Day this weekend and that means that in New York City will be the annual Columbus Day Parade celebrating Italian heritage. Head to 5th Avenue Monday morning to check out the festivities and make sure to stop by Great Hall at Grand Central Station to catch a glimpse of the new Maserati on display.   Watch: ... Read More »

News: Eldridge Street Synagogue Reopens

Yesterday, the Eldridge Street Synagogue unveiled the final and last piece in its renovation that has taken over 20 years, since it was rediscovered and saved from decimation in the 1980s, a stained glass window by contemporary artist Kiki Smith, in collaboration with architect Deborah Gans. The window is made-up of swirling blues and an array of stars, which mimic ... Read More »

News: Was Caravaggio Using a Lens?

According to art historian David Hockney, he was. Hockney claims that Caravaggio used a lens or other optical device to help paint his masterpieces, like his Bacchus on the right, the argument for which he outlines in his book, Secret Knowlege.   This view, however, is contended by Andrew Graham-Dixon, an art historian in his own right and BBC2 Culture ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Statue of Liberty

Is Liberty Island, whereupon the Statue of Liberty sits, in New York or New Jersey? The neverending debate rages on but according to geographers, a sadly for New Yorkers, the island that is one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions, for which people will wait for hours to see and allow themselves to be patted down and searched, is in ... Read More »

News: Music, The Book

New York based photographer, author and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman is set to release yet another highly anticipated book entitled Music, a follow-up to his acclaimed Creature and Wisdom. Music explores the the process of making music, the power of music and the experience of writing, producing and performing through interviews with fifty musicians, artists, composers and producers whose genre range ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Musica dei Popoli

  Musica dei Popoli means music of the people in Italian and every year, for the past 30 years, this music festival has striven to bring folk music from around the world to Florence, into a culture that can be quite insular.   Hosted by the Florentine Center for Folk Traditions, this festival is one of the most popular on ... Read More »

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