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Interview: LES Film Fest Team Brings Web Series Back For a Second Season

Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis co-wrote and star in Vicky & Lysander.

Vicky & Lysander, created by LES Film Festival co-creators Shannon Walker and …

The New Museum's Halloween Gala 2013. All photos by Erik Erikson.

Photos: The New Museum’s Halloween Gala

Bass beats boomed from the New Museum lobby last night as a DJ spun and the space was transformed into a sexy, spooky Halloween soirée. …

Kris Gruen. Photo by Bob Gruen.

Interview: Folk Rocker Kris Gruen

On a recent evening at R Bar on the Lower East Side, folk rocker Kris Gruen serenaded a crowd full of old school punks as …

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Review: Cathrine Westergaard Video Projection (and Live Music) at Ella Lounge

Old Hollywood ambiance met hard rock n’ roll at Ella Lounge for an end of fashion week performance by the band The Bushwick Hotel.



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On a Hunt For Dosa With Amrit Singh

Royal Young talks with indie music editor Amrit Singh, whose new film was featured at the LES Film Festival.



DJs Moni, Reborn, Selly, Kim Knox & shErOck.

New Music Showcase, Hellified Vertical, Comes to the L.E.S.

DJs Moni, Reborn, Selly, Kim Knox & shErOck.

Editor’s Note – Hellified Vertical, a new music showcase comes to the L.E.S. tomorrow night.  It will …

The L.E.S. Film Festival founders. Left to right: Damon Cardasis, Roxy Hunt, Shannon Walker and Tony Castle. Photo by Zack McTee.

The L.E.S. Film Festival Revs Up For Year Three

The L.E.S. Film Festival founders. Left to right: Damon Cardasis, Roxy Hunt, Shannon Walker and Tony Castle. Photo by Zack McTee.

It’s refreshing …

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“Frances Ha” Greeted With Cynical Debate From Crowd

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Rooftop Films opened this weekend with an advance screening of Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” to a controversial reception. Almost …

The Perils of Obedience at Abrons Art Center.

Audition as Live Performance, and a Film, From Itziar Barrio

The Perils of Obedience at Abrons Art Center.

The Lower East Side has long been a breeding ground for hopeful artists and dreamers. Now, …

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Target Margin’s “Inn” Offers a Macabre Evening

The (*) Inn. Photo by Erik Carter.

The shtetl is haunted. Many of the Lower East Side’s Jewish immigrants of the early 19th Century …

Ethan Joseph, Leah Wells and Sarah Banleigh. Photo by Judy Rosenblatt.

Leah Wells Brings Bluegrass Banjo and Flamenco Guitar to Dixon Place

Ethan Joseph, Leah Wells and Sara Banleigh. Photo by Judy Rosenblatt.

The noisy crowd at Dixon Place’s bar instantly falls silent as Leah Wells …

Robert La Fosse.

TLD Interveiw: Abrons New Director of Education, Robert La Fosse

Robert La Fosse.

Henry Street Settlement opened its doors this past weekend for a festive open house and introduction to their new Director of …

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Broome Street Gallery Pays Tribute to Bob Gruen’s Rolling Stones Photography

The crowd at Broome Street Gallery‘s private reception for Bob Gruen seems famous. Flashbulbs pop and people pose by a golden saxophone statue pouring …

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Boo-Hooray Gallery Pays Tribute to Barbara Rubin’s “Christmas on Earth”

Barbara Rubin’s film Christmas On Earth was shot at 56 Ludlow Street, the Lower East Side apartment of John Cale. Now, it is being …

BGSQD owners Donnie Jochum and Greg Newton with author Edmund White. Photo by Lee Brozgol.

Pop-Up Queer Bookstore Hosts Edmund White Reading

Edmund White with BGSQD owners Donnie Jochum and Greg Newton. All photos by Lee Brozgol.

“I wanted to call this book ‘Paris Gossip,’ …