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French Artist & Legend CharlElie Couture in New York City

New York, N.Y.  We first met French Contemporary Artist CharlElie Couture at the French Embassy in New York for the Wynton Marsalis ceremony in the fall of 2009. He impressed John Lee and me as a tremendous thought leader in the arts – as well as a very global citizen. We wanted to learn more about this legendary singer, […]

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Indo-American Arts Council Fete Recreates Mughal Court in NYC

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council threw a purposefully decadent, fun-filled party last week for the new book Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema by Ira Bhaskar and Richard Allen. The Mughal Empire was the Islamic imperial power that ruled a large portion of Indian subcontinent which began in the early 1500’s, invaded and ruled most of Hindustan (South […]

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Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC’s Indo-American Arts Council

New York, N.Y.  Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half her life. Her vision is to make Indian culture accessible to Americans across a broad spectrum, encompassing film, music, dance, theater, fine arts, sculpture – any medium in which the Indian […]

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Brooklyn Steppers March Forward, Giving to Community, Gaining in Process

Brooklyn, N.Y.  In high school I had been manager of our marching band in Ohio. It was a grueling task, but rewarding to see my friends play and march so well. The program took much space and resources, and I was surprised last year to discover that there was a marching band in Bedford-Stuyvesant in […]

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Allure of the Hive: Connectivity, Social Networking & Change

New York, N.Y.  A distinguished panel of experts gathered Saturday at the Philoctetes Center for theMultidisciplinary Study of Imagination for a standing room-only roundtable on the many ways Facebook is changing how we live. The moderator was David Kirkpatrick, author of the soon-to-be-published The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World, and panelists […]

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Asia Society’s President on Global Citizens Like Barack Obama

New York, N.Y.  “As Americans, we have the unfortunate idea that we should and need to learn more about the world, but it’s not a priority.   “We get to it when we can, which is seldom,” said Dr. Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society.  So began an interview with a brilliant woman who […]

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From the Grand Bazaar to New York’s Grand Central

New York, N.Y.   The biggest Turkish Festival in the history of the U.S. — “Turkish Days in New York” — is now upon us.  It is bringing the Grand Bazaar on the beautiful banks of the Bosporus to our own Grand Central – and out to the streets of our city.  Showcasing the Anatolian civilizations, Turkic and […]

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El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

New York, N.Y.  Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not visit there after dark.  It was founded in 1969 by artist and educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz and a coalition of parents, educators, artists, and activists who noted that mainstream museums largely […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

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