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Comic Fans: Metropolis Gallery Opens Masters Of Universe Exhibit on 37th Street

Comic fans can check out a new exhibit at the Metropolis Gallery (36 West 37th Street, 6th Floor) called Masters Of Universe, and featuring works by Frank Frazetta, Jeffrey Catherin Jones, Greg Hildebrandt, Ken Kelly, and Phil Hale.

image5-235x176We’re excited about this collection,” says curator Rob Pistella. “Frank Frazetta has been called the greatest fantasy artist of the 20th Century. Jeff Jones was a brilliant transgender pioneer whose groundbreaking work—like Big Tarzan, which we’ll have on display—is garnering renewed interest.

You can attend the opening (free) reception on Friday from 6-10pm. Artist Greg Hildebrandt (art for Lord of the Rings, Star Wars poster, Marvel Comics, DC Comics) will be in attendance.

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Madison Square Music Studio Series kicks off today with The Campbell Brothers and Luther Dickinson

The Madison Square Music Studio Series, a free series of outdoor concerts featuring Americana, Bluegrass, and Folk music,  kicks off today with The Campbell Brothers and Luther Dickinson. It runs the next 4 Saturdays from 3-5pm in Madison Square Park. Here is the full schedule: Saturday, September 12th – The Campbell Brothers and Luther Dickinson […]

Kat Edmonson plays Madison Square Park tonight

As part of the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, Kat Edmonson plays a free show in the park tonight starting at 7pm. The Brooklyn artist’s eclectic style draws from the singers of the 50’s and 60’s. Check out her video below for an idea of her sound. The music is hosted by the Madison […]

Lineup announced for 2015 Oval Lawn outdoor music concerts in Madison Square Park

Every summer on the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, the Madison Square Park Conservancy holds free Wednesday evening concerts in a variety of genres. Unlike years past, this summer looks to have some great cutting edge artists that push the envelope a bit rather than the “safe” but at times boring bluegrass/jazz/folk music of prior years. It feels like someone new is in charge of curating the music. In particular we are intrigued by Kat Edmondson, The Stepkids, Kiran Ahluwalia, the Dance Off, and the dual bill with Arc Iris and The Family Crest.

Here is the lineup for the 2015 Oval Lawn series.

June 24 (7pm-8:30pm): Chris Potter Underground Orchestra (Jazz)

July 1 (7pm-8:30pm): Kat Edmonson (Eclectic throwback songwriter)

July 8 (7pm-8:30pm): The Stepkids (70’s style funk rock)

July 15 (6pm-8:30pm): The Family Crest (Pop Folk Rock) and Arc Iris (Eclectic vocal orchestra)

July 22 (7pm-8:30pm): Kiran Ahluwalia (East Indian vocals meet East/West instrumentation)

July 29: (6pm-8:30pm) New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin (Dance Soul Funk) and The Suffers (R&B/Funk)


Here is Kat Edmondson with Rainy Day Woman:


And Here are The Stepkids with Sweet Salvation

Submit your photos! It’s happening again…. Manhattanhenge in the Flatiron

Manhattanhenge, sometimes called the Manhattan Solstice, is back for a few weeks. If you are new to the phenomena, for a few weeks each year the sun sets perfectly between the east-west streets in Manhattan, creating a visual that reminds us of Stonehenge.

We will again be publishing your photos of the awesome phenomenon in the neighborhood (tell us what streets you were on). Send it in to along with the photo credit you want. Here is a link to submissions from prior years.

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