Giveaway: The Beauty of Korean Song at Lincoln Center (4 tickets)

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Founded in 1983, Korea’s Suwon Civic Chorale has been hailed as a ‘world-class choral ensemble’ bringing forth premiere harmonies. Since its formation, the group has staged 115 regular performances and over 800 tours, concerts and media appearances which have delighted the citizens of Suwon City, Korea. Now, the group is broadening its stage to include a global audience, and in the process continues to foster Suwon as an international city of music. The Suwon Civic Chorale has served as cultural ambassadors in Africa (Uganda) after an official … [Read more...]

Celebrating ANN, the Ann Richards play!


  During the next Culture Mom Media party, we'll celebrate Ann Richards’ life, legacy and lessons for the future as seen in ANN, the critically acclaimed new play now on Broadway. Written and performed by Emmy® Award winner Holland Taylor of "Two and a Half Men",  ANN is the inspiring and hilarious new play which takes a revealing look at Ann Richards, the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family. Ann Richards was a loyal wife and mother before becoming Governor of the State of Texas. Once in power, she … [Read more...]

Review: The Nance – Infectious Vaudeville

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After submerging myself into new mommydom, I feel as though my brain stirred for the first time in 6.75 months.  This is by no means the fault of the city in which I live or the people in my life, by the way.  A night out at Lincoln Center Lyceum Theater's latest production, THE NANCE , opened my eyes to the hypocrisy of the time, the joy of the burlesque, and the search for love in the automat.  And of course, who doesn’t love a cheesy vaudeville skit and pasties? This is the first time my brain has been tickled in months and I loved the constant … [Read more...]

Review: ANN, a Play with a Conscience


This week I noticed a lot of other parents juggling work/home balance.  It was every which way I turned.  At an 8am end of year party for my son's French class, the teacher ran in 10 minutes late in a complete frenzy because her son had gotten sick right before she had to leave to entertain a classroom full of parents and children.   On a conference call, I heard crying while a working mom tried desperately to resume our call.  At art appreciation session training this morning, one of the creators  chased her daughter around the room while chiming in on … [Read more...]

Mesmerized by the Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake

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“My favourite she-dies-he-lives [production of Swan Lake] is that of The Australian Ballet … This version, choreographed by Graeme Murphy, will be performed by the Australian company in New York, at the David H. Koch Theater, next June. I’ll be there.” Joan Acocella, The New Yorker When I was offered a pair of tickets to experience The Australian Ballet’s “Swan Lake”, I didn’t hesitate.  A big fan of ballet and of this one, in particular, and a huge Lincoln Center goer, it definitely caught my interest. And as my husband reminded me on our way to the … [Read more...]

40,000 Miles at Lincoln Center

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My membership to the Lincoln Center has been one of my favorite and most useful vehicles to see top-quality plays in NYC.  Over the years I have seen the most marvelous acting and writing on stage.  And this week, seeing Amy Herzog's "40000 Miles" was no exception.  It's about a grandmother and grandson who live together for a few weeks, when they need each other more than ever, and it proves the meaning of companionship and making the most of life while we are here on earth. It was also a thrill to see the fabulous Mary Louise Wilson on stage.  She … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Jazz for Young People Family Concert Series at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Over at MamaDrama, they're giving away a family four-pack giveaway for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s next Jazz for Young People: What is Improv? on February 11th at 1 and 3pm.  Drummer Matt Wilson and his Arts and Crafts ensemble will lead audiences through an interactive program on the most fundamental component of jazz, improvisation, as they explore how jazz musicians invent music in the moment.  They'll also be featuring a variety of family-friendly pre-concert activities at 12:15 and 2:15pm. The concert is taking place at the Rose Theater at Frederick … [Read more...]

NYC Culture Giveaway: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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I've talked a lot about Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis on this blog, and I've offered giveaways to their shows.  I really hope you listen up and enter this giveaway as it's something I think is very special and a real NYC experience for both you and your children. In its first holiday concert in years, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will be joined by the versatile singer Kim Burrell in a performance of new arrangements of holiday jazz and spiritual classics. When: December 15-17, 2011, 8pm; Saturday, … [Read more...]

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Love jazz?  Jazz at Lincoln Center is the quintessential jazz experience in New York City! Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 16th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival culminates when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis joins the top three high school jazz bands across North America for the finale concert of the festival.  The first half of the concert will feature the three high school bands performing with guest soloist Wynton Marsalis.  After intermission, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra … [Read more...]

This Week’s NYCkidsARTS Top Five Picks

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If you have a child and live in New York City, you have the world at your fingertips.  Art, music, film and more, NYC is culturally the icing on the cake.  There is so much to offer that you probably can't keep up with the offerings.  Look no further!  The folks at NYCkidsARTS have teamed up with The Culture Mom to give the insider's scoop on this week's top FIVE cultural picks for kids in New York City: Queen Marlene's Toy Theatre Follow “Queen Marlene” of the Toy Museum as she tells the tale of toys from America’s past and around the … [Read more...]