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Community. That’s Why They Built the Quilt. An Interview with Producer Mark Perry

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Remember the past. That’s exactly what a cross-section of artists will do next weekend at Judson Memorial Church where Quilt, a Musical Celebration will make its New York City debut.

It’s Spongebob SquarePants Mania at Dylan’s Candy Bar

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Dylan's Candy Bar
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Dylan’s Candy Bar, one of the sweetest and most amazing candy spots in Manhattan, is celebrating Spongebob SquarePants‘ 20th anniversary by releasing a limited collection of products and a super special surprise that takes place on Saturday, June 15.

Del Frisco’s Grille Introduces New Burgers and Bordeaux Wine Pairing Menu!

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Del Frisco's
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Burgers are delicious. Wine is tasty. Put them both together and it becomes culinary magic. Del Frisco’s Grille, one of the most sophisticated foodie spots in Manhattan, is doing their own interpretation with this concept by introducing a brand new Burgers and Bordeaux Wine Pairing Menu, just in time for the summer months.

Bustan in The Upper West Side Takes Mediterranean Cuisine to a Whole New Level

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Bustan
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The Upper West Side is one of my favorite areas in the city to dine and dish in. It has a comfortable and inviting quality to it that works wonders all year-round, especially in the summertime. Bustan, a delicious Mediterranean spot located at 487 Amsterdam Avenue, is a culinary highlight that only enhances this area for more reasons than one.

Fusion Explosion! Why Calle Dão’s Cuban/Chinese Cuisine is a Must Try

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Calle Dão
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Chelsea just got a whole lot yummier thanks to the flavor explosion that is Calle Dão. Their Cuban/Chinese fusion left me feeling all kinds of emotions including happy, full and the desire to want to go back for more.

A Look Inside ‘In the Closet’ at Theatre Row’s Studio Theatre

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In The Closet
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In the Closet, a dramedy by Siegmund Fuchs, introduces us to four gay men of varying ages who have entered into a shared limbo, a limbo which takes the form of a metaphorical closet. In this closet there’s enough space for four people to walk around, a table and chairs, two doors, food, and coffee that comes straight from a dresser drawer without requiring a coffee maker. In this safe haven these men find the soothing memories of a grandmother’s back scratches and warm-baked kolaches, the smell of lilac, and the company of each other.

Swim in a Delicious Ramen Experience at ICHIRAN

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ICHIRAN
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ICHIRAN’s Times Square location on West 49th Street is a ramen experience that is truly unique in the Big Apple.

So Tasty: Frosé Your Way Into The Skylark This Summer!

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The Skylark
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The Skylark, one of the hippest rooftop bars in the Manhattan area, has introduced some wonderful Frosé (frozen rosé) cocktails that are colorful and delicious to boot.

‘Hadestown’ is a Flawless Fable with Real-World Reflection

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Eva Noblezada Andre De Shields Reeve Carney credit Matthew Murphy

It’s taken Hadestown 13 years to make it to Broadway, but it’s been well worth the wait. No doubt that Tony nominated composer, lyricist,and bookwriter Anais Mitchell will share its success with many others, including her fellow Tony nominated director Rachel Chavkin. Still, it is uniquely hers.  According to Robert Sullivan in Vogue magazine, “Mitchell is the first woman in a decade and fourth woman in Broadway history to be the solo author of a new musical.”

Hartford Stage’s ‘The Flamingo Kid’ is ‘A Bronx Tale’ for Brooklyn

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(L-R) Samantha Massell, Ben Fankhauser, Jimmy Brewer, Alex Wyse. T. Charles Erickson

By the end of Act 1 of the new Hartford Stage musical,  The Flamingo Kid, I felt a sense of deja vu. Although I had never seen the 1984 movie on which it is based,  the story and themes were precisely in sync with another recent stage show adapted from film: A Bronx Tale.