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Short Film Friday — Leos Carax, Blue Balls and Looking for Love in all the Wrong Intersections

May 17, 2013
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Short Film Friday — Leos Carax, Blue Balls and Looking for Love in all the Wrong Intersections

This week on Short Film Friday, Eliza Hittman's "Forever's Gonna Start Tonight", Benjamin Garst's "Intersection" and Leos Carax's "Naked Eyes".
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Brooklyn-based band Forgetters play the Social

January 8, 2013
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Brooklyn-based band Forgetters play the Social

The result is a moody, deep and richly melodic vocabulary that both stretches the definition of punk rock and defies its conventions altogether.
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Photo Gallery: Labyrinth Interactive Sing-Along at Brooklyn Academy of Music

November 11, 2012
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Photo Gallery: Labyrinth Interactive Sing-Along at Brooklyn Academy of Music

You won't find my usual Live Active Cultures column in this Wednesday's issue of Orlando Weekly because I've been out of town in New York City for the past week working on a very special project. On Friday November 8th, the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted the New York premiere of a live interactive...
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Bach Festival Society Presents Brooklyn Rider

November 4, 2012
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Bach Festival Society Presents Brooklyn Rider

On this trip, they will once again work with local music students, including visits to all six of the elementary schools that participate in A Gift for Music, the nonprofit stringed instrument training program.
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100 Greatest New York Films? Maybe, but Not Mine.

July 7, 2012
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100 Greatest New York Films? Maybe, but Not Mine.

I know, I know. This is the Orlando Weekly, not New York Weekly. But still, it’s been an unbearably slow week as far as film items are concerned, and the thing that’s been going through my head the most is Time Out New York’s “100 Greatest NY Films” piece that came out this week. It’s an...
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The ‘Lights’ War: Catfight of the wretched.

November 23, 2010
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The ‘Lights’ War: Catfight of the wretched.

When I spoke with Canadian singer-songwriter Lights Poxleitner (or Lights for short) last month, it was clear that she was, well, a little spacey. Lights, she of the popular name, didn’t always go by this alias. See, she legally changed her first name from Valerie to Lights a few years back. But little did...
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