Art Battles Artists from NYC and Europe have works on tour around the EU and the US. They travel with the paintings for live painting shows and treated the LES to a gallery exhibit and an event at Le Poisson Rouge this month.
Lola Astanova at Carnegie Hall hosted by Donald Trump and Julie Andrews, a benefit for the American Cancer Society and a tribute to Vladamir Horowitz. “Music and the arts essential, mirror to learn about ourselves and our legacy. Connects us to the world. Heals and nurtures.” – Julie Andrews
Ozomatli at Lincoln Center Jazz – The band celebrated 17 years together with an intimate concert in the room with a massive view, The Allen Room at Columbus Circle. They presented the show they brought to the TED Conference in San Francisco recently, a spoken word retrospective that tells stories of touring, activism, and being ambassadors abroad. They’re also on a kids’ album of PBS educational songs, including a track called “Opposable Thumbs.” Must be fun taking a band into the next generation with horns and bilingual synergy.