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Montemezzi’s La Nave at Teatro Grattacielo

Montemezzi’s La Nave at Teatro Grattacielo

Teatro Grattacielo Celebrates its 18th Anniversary with Montemezzi’s La Nave “Maybe you haven’t heard your favorite opera yet!” is the mission statement of Upper West Side-based Italian opera company Teatro Grattacielo. It comes as no surprise that this season wasn’t the first time most Manhattan opera-goers had the opportunity of attending La Traviata or Romeo...
Columbia Lights Up the Heights with Community Arts Project

Columbia Lights Up the Heights with Community Arts Project

From September 22-29, the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University invite community members of all ages to participate in a series of free lantern-building workshops, culminating in an illuminated procession in Morningside Park. Called Morningside Lights, the procession will begin at 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 29 at 117th Street and Morningside Avenue....
The Greening of Broadway

The Greening of Broadway

Environmental artists Patricia Leighton and Del Geist are promoting “The greening of Broadway” this summer on the pedestrian plaza in the fashion district from 36th Street to 41st Street. Their Broadway Green installation, which consists of six elevated steel cubes surfaced with vegetation is a nice touch to the skyscraper-lined street as well as a...
Galloping Ambiguity

Galloping Ambiguity

Moshe Givati puts Equus on Canvas Peter Shaffer’s 1974 Broadway Play, Equus, sparked within Israeli artist Moshe Givati memories of moving to Israel from Romania in the midst of World War II. Unable to speak Hebrew, at the age of five, Givati turned to painting as his only means of expression. Givati often painted horses,...