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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.
Photo by Steven Menendez Photography.

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. …

Images via the Paul Shapiro Music website

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



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The Set List: Live Music on the Lower East Side

Here’s TLD Contributor Flora Theden’s weekly run-down of the best live music on the Lower East Side. …