Watch JAY-Z & MEEK MILL LAUNCH REFORM ALLIANCE … To ‘Fight Different’ & Fix Criminal Justice System

“Reform should be the way we speak for all, no matter the color, no matter where you come from, or who you are,” Meek Mill told NBC’s Lester Holt. Sports, entertainment and business leaders announced the launch of an organization aimed at reforming the United States’ criminal justice system. Meek Mill and Jay-Z are among Read More »

Patriots Join Jay-Z, Meek Mill in Reform Alliance to Aid Criminal Justice Reform The New England Patriots announced Wednesday they have joined the Reform Alliance, an organization that focuses on criminal justice reform. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is listed as a founding member of the organization on its official website, along with other prominent celebrities like Jay-Z and Meek Mill. Philadelphia 76ers and Read More »

A cast of creatives will stage a multimedia opera about a Tibetan Buddhist saint who began life as a mass murderer before finding redemption in religion. “Mila, Great Sorcerer” — presented at John Jay College on January 12 and 13 as part of the Prototype Festival — combines the centuries-old story of Milarepa with 14th Read More »

Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield knows to warn her downstairs neighbors when her opera is scheduled to erupt. “I’m writing a destruction scene. Beware!” Or, “I’m singing through the entire opera for the cast.” What’s coming out of her Sydenham Street studio can be a surprise even to her. The commotion-causing opera is Mila, Great Sorcerer: It will Read More »

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Rocha Dance Theater, present the World Premiere of Half-Heard at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Integrating dance, theatrical Read More »

New York City Opera continued its 2017-18 Chamber Opera Series with a unique double bill of Donizetti’s Il Pigmalione and Rameau’s Pigmalion, the first time these one-act gems will be presented on the same program. The production also marks the New York premiere of Donizetti’s first opera. This double was directed and choreographed by Richard Read More »

If you’re like many people in my social media feeds, you periodically retreat from the sturm und drang of world affairs in these troubled times to seek solace in the refuge of GIFs and videos capturing cute baby animals and the like. Right on schedule, a certain beloved mime troupe has returned to New York Read More »

Fred Astaire merely danced up the walls and across the ceiling. Sébastien Ramirez acts more like a superhero. Slowly pedaling his legs in the air, the French hip-hop choreographer could be an astronaut walking in outer space. A dancer of uncommon finesse and control, he requires no external assistance to convey the illusion of operating Read More »

Have you ever paused to consider the spiritual and physical affinities between the desolate universe of Samuel Beckett and the wacky world of vintage Warner Brothers cartoons? Me neither. Or at least not until I saw the Druid Theater’s production of Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” part of the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center. Watching Garry Read More »

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