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New York Funny Songs Festival Kicks off 5th and Final Fest This Thursday

The 5th and final New York Funny Songs Fest kicks off this Thursday, May 19th at The Unicorn (105 Henry St. at Pike St.). …

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Roots Pop Band “Karikatura” Celebrates New Album at Bowery Electric on Thursday

“World Indie,” “Transglobal Soul,” “Roots Pop” are all terms that can be used to summarize the Brooklyn-based Karikatura‘s sound, but it’s more fun to …

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Arts Watch: What To Do in February

Here are some of the highlighted events coming up in February that we are looking forward to: …

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Fontana’s Bar is Closing After 12 Years on Eldridge Street

After more than a decade in business on the Lower East Side, the owners of Fontana’s, the Eldridge Street bar and performance venue, have decided to call it quits. Here’s what they told us: …

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Arts Watch: A Mashup of Downtown “Frankophiles” to Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th

A gaggle of downtown “Frankophiles” will be celebrating Old Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday, for one night only, with song and dance and a backup band at The Club at La Mama on Monday evening. …

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Review: Carol Lipnik Soars at Pangea

Within the first few bars of her opening song at Pangea, Carol Lipnik effectively begins to weave a sort of sonic cocoon that gently envelops and contains her audience. …

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Arlene’s Grocery Celebrates 20 Years This Week

Within the ever changing landscape of New York City, 20 years is a serious milestone worth celebrating. This month, iconic Lower East Side music …

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Portraits of Nina Simone Pop-Up to Celebrate “The Amazing Nina Simone” Documentary

An art exhibit featuring portraits of legendary musician and activist Nina Simone opens tonight in the MiLES pop-up space at 103 Allen St. (at …

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CMJ Music Marathon Starts Tomorrow

Celebrating 35 years of live shows featuring new music, this indie festival is still a must catch for industry insiders and music lovers alike. …

"The Sisters”:  Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz who play Alice and Irene Lewisohn at Abrons Arts Center through Oct. 31st.
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Arts Watch: What To Do in October

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our October events calendar, out this week in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine. …

Thee Oh Sees play at Bowery Ballroom on Tues., Sept. 8.

Arts Watch: What To Do In September

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our September events calendar, out later this week in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine. …

Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano will perform at this year's Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park.

Arts Watch: What To Do In August

Here are the highlighted Lower East Side events from our July/August events calendar, out in the latest edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine. …

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Arts Watch: Live, Original Score to Accompany Silent Film Screening Outdoors at Abrons

Abrons Arts Center is presenting four nights of free outdoor movies this month. “The Urban Drive In” series kicks off with a screening of the silent film, His People (1925), which will be accompanied by a live original score composed specifically for this film. …

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Remembering Jazz Great Ornette Coleman, and Recalling His Stint on Rivington Street