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Noele Phillips invites you to see Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre performing Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16, 2011 at 7:30pm at
ICA, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA (on the waterfront). Ticket price is $25.

Summer Stages Dance and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) are furthering a successful collaboration through an exploration of dance, mentorship and education centered on the artistry of Bill T. Jones, one of the world's leading contemporary choreographers.

This performance is a unique gathering of six former principal dancers of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Arthur Aviles, Alexandra Beller, Seán Curran, Larry Goldhuber, Heidi Latsky, and Andrea E. Woods will present work that celebrates his/her artistic development from dancer to choreographer.

In a post performance dialogue, the artists will reflect on their rich experience with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company-an evening not to be missed for those interested in the creative process of dance making! Arthur Aviles will present This Pleasant and Grateful Asylum and Elysian Fields.

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Xavier Figueroa, who recently completed the Bronx Museum of the Art's AIM (Artist in the Marketplace) program, is currently being featured in Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial at Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery. The exhibition runs through September 5, 2011.

Here is a link to the AIM exhibition at Wave Hill:

If you’d like to hear the artist speak about his latest installation The Conversation Piece, you can catch him at the Artist Talk in Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery on Sunday, July 10, 2011 beginning at 1:30pm. Here is a link to the Artists Talk:



Sara Stern is inviting you to a book party for her new book Another Word For Love on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets), Suite 2020, NYC.

For full listing and directions please visit:

Another Word for Love, published by Finishing Line Press, will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP please email:


Donna Diamond
has a print available in the International Print Center New York's Silent Auction with a “buy-now” optio through December 18th, ending at 6 pm. To bid go to
She'll also participate in Galapagos Books' Holiday Book Signing, Saturday, December 11, 2-5pm, James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main Street, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY.

Ron Terner writes that Focal Point Gallery is hosting an exhibition for all artists of every genre. The theme is "Artists Choice." Artists who work in any medium of the visual arts are urged to submit their work from now until the 30th of November. The opening exhibition will be held on the third of December beginning at 7pm-10pm. Work should be framed and ready to hang. There is a $20.00 hanging fee per piece and the Gallery will take 30% if the art sells. Lots of refreshments and fine art will be served. Be sure to be part of this celebration. Focal Point Gallery, 321 City Island Ave, Bronx NY 10464, (718) 885-1403.


Mindy Matijasevic will be the featured poet at the Saturn Reading Series at the Nightingale Lounge (2nd Avenue at the corner of 13th Street in Manhattan) on Dec. 20, 2010, at 7pm. Open mic included! Bring something to share (poem, short prose, a song, whatever you'd like). $3 contribution and a drink at the bar (whether alcoholic or not) helps keep this series going.

Toni Roberts
, multiple BRIO winner for fiction, is selling original art - all framed and ready to hang through her online stores. She's added new photography at A selection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted, semi-precious gemstone necklaces is at For a selection of note cards, mugs and other inexpensive gift items visit


Blanka Amezkua has started a new collaborative project in Athens, Greece called 3 / / / 3 ...three walls on wednesdays... Each artist has the opportunity to exhibit their work during two weeks, one day a week for five hours each day.

Detailed accounts of the public's reaction and interaction with the displayed art and of the location of the walls are available on 3 /// 3's website.

Blanka's work is also included in a show at the CENTRE of COLLECTIVE ARTISTIC ACTIVITY, Tositsa 17 Exarcheia, 10683 Athens, Greece from November 25 to December 23, 2010. Tel. 210 8820568.

Josh Millis
is currently showing in "Small Matters of Great Importance" at the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack through November 28, 2010 and was recognized with The Award for Excellence.

Igor Begelman
will perform on Tuesday, November 30 at 7pm at Atria Riverdale, 3718-3726 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, New York 10463. Igor Begelman is the recipient of a 2010 BRIO grant from the Bronx Council On The Arts. more...

Jen Shyu
kicked off the 2nd annual VITAL VOX Vocal Festival ( November 11, 2010 at ISSUE Project Room and performed works from her solo project, "Inner Chapters."


Shyu's upcoming shows:

NOV. 24 @ 8-10pm, BARBES: Inner Chapters solo + duo w/ Mat Maneri (viola)
NOV. 30 @ 7-9pm, 55 BAR: Jade Tongue w/ David Binney (alto sax), John Hébert (bass), Dan Weiss (drums)

DEC. 5 @ 7pm, DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: trio w/ Lorin Benedict (vocals) & Ches Smith (drums)
DEC. 17 @ 7-9pm, 55 BAR: Jade Tongue w/ David Binney (alto sax), John Hébert

(bass), Dan Weiss (drums)

Maxim Pakhomov played Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto with The Orchestra of The Bronx on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Lovinger Theatre of Lehman College.  Michael Spierman conducted.  Also included in the program was Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6, “The Pathetique”. 

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