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Young French Clarinetist of Extraordinary Talent Plays New York

New York, N.Y.  One can become addicted to the young global talent that plays upon the stages of the world under the banner of Young Concert Artists (YCA), directed by the indomitable Susan Wadsworth. Last week’s concert by a 20-year-old French clarinetist of extraordinary talent and musical exuberance was particularly engaging. Raphaël Sévère. Photo courtesy […]

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NYC’s Delhi Art Gallery Opens First International Gallery

New York, N.Y.  India’s Delhi Art Gallery has announced the opening of its first international venture, a stunning, 7000-square-foot gallery space in the iconic Fuller Building on New York’s Madison Avenue, beginning March 18, 2015. Its first exhibition, India Modern, will preview on the evening of March 17 for select, by-invitation only, guests.  I was […]

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First Family Hosts Reception for 2014 Kennedy Center Honorees

Washington, D.C.  Singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin were honored this week at the White House. The President and First Lady hosted a reception for this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees. The Kennedy Center Honors, now in its 37th year, recognizes “living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made […]

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Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?

New York, N.Y.  Whether you are a curator, artist, serious art collector or just someone who wants to learn more about art, you can now explore, collect and share visual art online through new digital platform Curiator.  Launched in April 2014 by founders Tobias Boonstoppel and Moenen Erbuer, Curiator allows users to build a personal, digital […]

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Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition

Pomona, N.Y.  The Pomona Cultural Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 Art Exhibition, CURVES, a selection of multimedia works by Barbara Galazzo, Carla Goldberg and Ricardo Fuentes. The exhibition embodies an abstract expression for each artist’s imagination and depicts their love, beauty, and artistic vision, through the various styles, use of color, texture, shape, material, and medium.  Creations […]

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Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a […]

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Indo-American Arts Council Yearns for NYC Home

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council was born in 1998, to build an awareness of the artists and artistic disciplines of India in mainstream America. Fifteen years ago the art and culture of the Indian subcontinent was invisible in this amazing, diverse cultural landscape.      Like the citizens of the United States, the Indo-American […]

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The I Am Afghanistan Exhibition at Rogue Space | Chelsea NYC

New York, N.Y.  Children from one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in Afghanistan will exhibit their artworks for the first time Oct. 3-6 at Rogue Space | Chelsea in New York. The children are Hazara, an ancient clan with historic ties to the Mongolian empire of Genghis Khan, who are now fighting for survival amid the current […]

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