Uptown Video: Does The Bronx TURN UP?

This week Adam Levine-Peres asked people of the Bronx if they listen to Hip Hop and if they know what the popular phrase “TURN UP” means.
Is it TurnT Up?
Is it Turned Up?
& finally Can we turn down?

Check out: The Best of the Boogie Down: Project Bronx

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Party Like It’s 1904 at Historical Uptown Concert Reenactment | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya

Washington Heights Musical Society organizers Christina Arethas and Alexandra Snyder Dunbar will be decked out in early 1900s outfits for their May 4 performance at Holyrood Church. (Photo: Nigel Chiwaya | DNAinfo)

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Touch up your Gibson girl hairdos and break out your finest tailcoat because an uptown music group is taking residents back in time.

The Washington Heights Musical Society will be transporting visitors back to a time before the George Washington Bridge when it re-creates a 110-year-old concert next month.

Musicians and opera singers will dress in period garb for the May 4 performance, scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. at Holyrood Episcopal Church. And they will play the same pieces that the Musical Society performed at the original show, including pieces by Felix Medelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Anton Strelezki.

Read more: Party Like It’s 1904 at Historical Uptown Concert Reenactment – Washington Heights – DNAinfo.com New York.

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Dinner With My Father

BY Christina Bebeau

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto)

Manolo Restaurant - Washington Heights

When I was in the second grade, my parents got divorced. I saw my father every other weekend, and on Wednesdays we would have dinner. Usually we would go out, but occasionally this also entailed some depressing bachelor take out buffet of too much Chinese (which to this day echoes in my ordering style of wanting spare ribs, soup, lo mein, and spring rolls in addition to an entrée, an insane amount of food in general but especially ridiculous for a 115 lb girl), or perhaps Italian food, a hero and some pizza. Those tend to be the options in the more ethnically deprived areas of New Jersey. There are Chinese and Italian restaurants in every strip mall, but I didn’t learn what a falafel was until I moved to New York at age 17. Once every three towns or so, I’d find a Japanese place, and Indian place, or even a Thai place if I was lucky, but convincing my parents to go there was another story. “In town” in Princeton there were more options, but we didn’t live too close to the university and the restaurants there tended to be more expensive. And oh, there were the diners – that goes without saying, it was New Jersey. I worked at one in my senior year of high school, the Americana, one of the best in the state according to the framed press clippings on their walls. It was so popular that I had watched them do at least three expansions in my time living in New Jersey.

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Deciphering the diaspora | Manhattan Times

Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer

One actress, 24 roles.

Gabriela Kohen’s family story is one that spans genocide and dictatorship.

It also includes three continents and one tablecloth, tracing a family’s journey from 1970’s Brooklyn, the tango halls of Argentina, and the Warsaw ghetto in Poland.

Kohen sought to capture her family’s story in the critically acclaimed Decoding the Tablecloth, a one-woman play she wrote, which will be presented at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center this Thurs., Apr. 24th.

The play has been lauded by New York Magazine as “a loving yet unflinching family portrait” with an “astonishing subtlety of gesture, expression and accent,” and The Washington Post cited the work as “bitter, forgiving and wise.”

Kohen portrays all 24 roles, which represent several generations of family members.

Read more: Deciphering the diaspora Descifrando la diáspora | Manhattan Times News.

Check out: www.PeoplesTheatreProject.org

Related:

Uptown 2011 Movers & Shakers: Mino Lora and Bob Braswell

People’s Theatre Project Wins Prestigous Union Sqaure Award

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Street Artist Alicé Pasquini’s 3 Part Letter

All photos are by Jessica Stewart

Renowned Italian street artist, Alicé Pasquini, was recently in town for a three-wall project in New York and New Jersey that tells a short story over the course of three murals. The first wall, painted on an abandoned pizza place in Rockaway Beach (Queens, New York), shows a girl sending a letter on a paper airplane above the words “From Aways” a play on the name “The Rockaways.” This is an area that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. They are still rebuilding and this wall is part of an initiative by Beautify Earth to revitalize the area.

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