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Major Retrospective for Tsai Ming-Liang, One Of Contemporary Cinema’s Most Celebrated Directors

Feb 27, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Vive L’AmourApril 10-26, 2015

Astoria, N.Y. - Tsai Ming-liang, the defining artist of Taiwan's Second Wave of filmmakers, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, from April 10 through 26, 2015-the most comprehensive presentation of Tsai's work ever presented in New York.

Distinguished by a unique austerity of style and a minutely controlled mise-en-scene in which the smallest gestures give off enormous reverberations, Tsai's films comprise one of the most monumental bodies of work of the past 25 years. And, with actor Lee Kang-sheng, who has appeared in every film, Tsai's stories express an intimate acquaintance with despair and isolation, punctuated by deadpan humor.

Three More Shows Join Headliner Lineup at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Feb 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall9-time GRAMMY® Winner Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, "WHEELS OF SOUL" Summer Tour 2015 featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band + Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and The Steep Canyon Rangers

Tickets for all 3 shows on Sale Friday February 27 at 10AM

Rochester N.Y. - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced three more headliner shows for the nine-day 14th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 19-27. Trumpet legend Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; WHEELS OF SOUL - Summer Tour 2015 with Tedeschi Trucks Band and very special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plus Doyle Bramhall II, and the Steep Canyon Rangers join previously announced headliners Diana Krall, Jennifer Hudson and Gary Clark Jr. The Steep Canyon Rangers previously played at XRIJF with Steve Martin at four sold-out shows.

Landmark Exhibition Exploring Beauty, Power, and Spiritual Resonance of Native Indian Art at Met

Feb 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Robe, ca. 1700–1740. Eastern Plains artist, probably Illinois, Mid-Mississippi River basin. Native tanned leather, pigment. Paris (France), Musée du quai Branly, 71.1878.32.134March 9-May 10, 2015

Exhibition to Offer In-Depth View of Plains Indian Artistic Masterworks

Exhibition location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Second Floor, Gallery 999

Press preview: March 2, 10 a.m.-noon New York, N.Y. - A major exhibition featuring extraordinary works created by Native American people of the Plains region will go on view at The ...

The Chocolate Expo Returns to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum

Feb 23, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Chocolate Fountain at Chocolate World Expo (c) by photographer Chuck Fishman New York's largest chocolate event to feature 75+ vendors, plus chocolate demonstrations by celebrity chefs

Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, New York's largest chocolate event, will return for the fourth consecutive year to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and much more from over 75 local and regional vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

Spotlight to be on Superstar Violinist Joshua Bell During Performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Aug. 21, 2014 at SPAC

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Violinist Joshua Bell, renowned as one of today's singular musical talents, will be a featured soloist during the upcoming summer 2015 season of The Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Lauded by the Boston Herald as "the greatest American violinist active today" and the Houston Chronicle as the "most perfect interpreter of this generation," Mr. Bell's performance will highlight the August 21 program of the Orchestra's annual SPAC residency.

Indian Composer A.R. Rahman to Attend World Premiere of ‘Jai Ho,’ New Documentary About His Career

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

A.R. RahmanScreening followed by conversation with Rahman and Scott Foundas

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Astoria, N.Y. - Indian super-star musician and composer A. R. Rahman, best known in the United States for his Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning score for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, will appear in person for the world premiere of Jai Ho, a new documentary ...

Aliens Come to Schenectady

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

It Came From SchenectadyMabee Farm Historic Site Kicks Off Science Fiction Exhibit with Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear.

National Ballet of China to Bring Original Masterpiece 'The Peony Pavilion' to SPAC Stage in 2015

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

National Ballet of ChinaSaratoga Springs, N.Y. - The National Ballet of China, a beloved national symbol in its homeland and an iconic cultural emissary to the global community, will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) July 21 and 22, announced President and Executive Director Marcia J. White. Accompanied by The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, the company's SPAC engagement will feature the Saratoga premiere of The Peony Pavilion, the internationally-acclaimed adaptation of a classic Chinese romantic tale.

Museum of the Moving Image Presents “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men”

Feb 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Mad MenExhibition Reveals The Creative Process Behind One Of Television's Most Celebrated Dramas

March 14-June 14, 2015

Astoria, N.Y. - Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, will be the subject of a major new exhibition opening at Museum of the Moving Image on March 14, 2015. Just days after the exhibition opens, Matthew Weiner, the show's creator, writer, and executive producer will appear at the Museum on March 20 for a conversation about the creation and production of the series. This appearance kicks off Required Viewing: Mad Men's Movie Influences, a ten-film series featuring movies curated by Weiner-including The Apartment, Les Bonnes Femmes, and The Americanization of Emily-that inspired the series, from March 14 to April 26.

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