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5 Holiday Pop Up Bars to Make Your Season Bright

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The holiday season is in full swing, which means The Big Apple is going overboard to ensure that you have a wonderful time while in our great city. One aspect worth checking out while here are the numerous holiday pop ups that have been spotted throughout the city and some of our boroughs.

‘Wonders At Dusk’ Allures and Proves the Cynics Wrong

Wonders at Dusk

Scott Silven likely bristles at the term “magician.” Presumably, he considers himself a genuine mentalist. According to Wikipedia, “Mentalists generally do not mix “standard” magic tricks with their mental feats. Doing so associates mentalism too closely with the theatrical trickery employed by stage magicians. Many mentalists claim not to be magicians at all, arguing that it is a different art form altogether. Mentalism plays on the senses and a spectator’s perception of tricks.”

In Your Face New York Brings Eclectic Tastes to the Stage


Food lovers are in for a treat this Thursday night at Merkin Hall. Famed food writer, former NY Times Restaurant Critic and former editor of Gourmet magazine Ruth Reichl will host In Your Face New York. Reichl will sit with Danny Meyer, CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group and the man who catapulted Shake Shack into the burger stratosphere. The two will be joined by violinist Kelly Hall-Tomkins, Tony nominee Karen Akers, author Anand Giridharadas (Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World) and others.

Aidan Redmond: A Student of Life Through Acting

Aidan Redmond in THE YALTA GAME. Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Aidan Redmond may not be a household name, but the steadily working actor boasts an impressive list of credits. Since graduating from the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin, the Irishman has been performing in both his native land and the United States. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Martin McDonagh‘s The Cripple of Inishman with Daniel Ratcliffe.

An Interview: Christine Andreas Has No Regrets About Edith Piaf

Christine Andreas

Christine Andreas is going to kill you. At least that’s what is written on her website by NY Times Reviewer Stephen Holden. Of Andreas, he  writes that “she delicately kills with the sheer beauty of her voice.” He’s not wrong. The New Jersey native has recently released a brand new recording entitled Piaf: No Regrets. The album, recorded with a 36 piece orchestra,  coincides with live performances of her show, which Andreas based on the book No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf by Carolyn Burke. Her husband, Grammy-nominated composer Martin Silvestri accompanies her  on the piano and accordian on the album  In October, she took the show to London’s Pheasantry and brought it to New Yorkers last month. This past weekend, San Francisco audiences were treated to this exquisite piece at The famed Venetian Room.

Ho, Ho, Ho: These Top Manhattan Hotspots Are Open For Christmas

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The holiday season is upon us, which means tons and tons of delicious food will be consumed between now and the new year. If you aren’t up to cooking some of that food on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day… fear not, because some of the top restaurants in Manhattan will be open on one or both to fulfill your culinary needs in a truly tasty way.

Midtown East Hotspot Nerai Hosts Global Alive Hellenic Culinary Luncheon

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Midtown East hotspot Nerai, which has some of the Greek food this city has to offer, hosted a gorgeous event on the upper level of their E. 54th street location on Wednesday that was memorable in more ways than just the meal we were served.

Yum! What Are The 4 Best Food Halls in Manhattan?

Food Halls
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Food Halls have become all the rage in Manhattan over the past couple of years. They have arrived with one purpose: to provide a diverse culinary experience for the millions of people who inhabit our cherished island. Which ones, however, are the best of the best when it comes to the kinds of food they provide? Read on for our top 4 food halls in The Big Apple.

Paul Mecurio’s ‘Permission to Speak’ Is Worth Talking About

Paul Mecurio
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Paul Mecurio was that guy. You know the one; the agitated, distressed dude standing in the middle of Starbucks yelling about the price of a latte. “The problem is that we’re not talking to one another,” he says at the top of his show, Permission to Speak.

NY Pops Brings the Best of Broadway to Carnegie Hall

Essential Voices USA and the NY Pops PHOTO CREDIT - RICHARD TERMINE

It’s a Herculean task to distill over 70 years of Broadway into a single night. With the exception of a few snoozers, NY Pops conductor Steven Reineke managed to do it on Friday November 16th at Carnegie Hall.   The celebrated orchestra, along with the New York Theatre Ballet (Diana  Byer, Founder and Artistic Director) and Essential Voices USA (Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor) treated audiences to “Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway.”