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Brooklyn art exhibit features beauty of graffiti

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An exhibition on display in Williamsburg features the kind of artwork you’d once only find on buildings and trains. Actress Rosie Perez opened Beyond the Streets, an effort that was curated in part by artist, producer and filmmaker Sacha Jenkins. “I grew up in this this movement, it was fascinating, it was daring, it was dangerous and it was pure art,” Perez said. The movement started with kids and teens spray-painting their names or tagging.
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‘Apollo 11’ documentary shows moon landing like never before

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The moon shot stretched the limits of the technology available half a century ago so it is fitting a new movie called, “Apollo 11,” uses the best of what’s available now to show us the moon shot like it’s never been shown before. The story of “Apollo 11” is told without new narration, using only voices from 50 years ago like the newscaster who explained the mission by saying, “Apollo 11 has been given the mission of carrying men to the moon, landing them there, and bringing them safely back.” … ABC7 New York video


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Stonewall 50: Photojournalist Remembers ‘Love & Resistance’ Ahead of Anniversary

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A photojournalist who captured the Stonewall Inn riots 50 years ago is looking back at the uprising and her role in a new exhibit at the New York Public Library. More on the Stonewall Inn Riots: They didn’t set out to change history; they weren’t the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias…. NBC New York news


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High school stars prepare for Broadway debuts in NYC… Jimmy Awards

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JIMMY AWARDS TAKE NYC
Next Monday night Tony Award winner Ben Platt will take the stage of the Minskoff theater, home of Disney’s “The Lion King,” to host a unique award show for high school students: “The Jimmy Awards.” The young people are spending this week getting ready for their Broadway debuts at NYU Tisch School of The Arts in Manhattan. They are the best singers and brightest stars — chosen from among 100,000 high school students across the country, brought here for the finals of a competition that offers a head start like no other. ABC7 NEW YORK video


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off-Broadway’s “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish – Talks at Google

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Listen in a performance and Q&A with members of the smash off-Broadway hit, “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish: – Jackie Hoffman (Yente) – Jennifer Babiak (Golde) – Rachel Zatcoff (Tsaytl) – Stephanie Lynn Mason (Hodl) – Rosie Jo Neddy (Khave) – Lauren Jeanne Thomas (Der Fidler) A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Fiddler on the Roof “strikes a deep emotional chord” and “offers a kind of authenticity no other American Fiddler ever has” (The New York Times). With direction by Oscar and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey, this production “speaks to us all” (Newsday). It has been hailed as “a richer, deeper interpretation” by The Wall Street Journal, “a mitzvah” by Time Out New York, and AM New York gives it four stars, calling Fiddler on the Roof “perfect.” Harold Prince, the legendary and original producer of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (1965 Winner of 9 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical) says, “If you have seen Fiddler before, you must see this production because it will make you feel you are seeing Fiddler for the first time.” Visit http://fiddlernyc.com/ for more info. Moderated by Dina Bogner.


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