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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Theater critic George Robinson couldn’t help but marvel as he looked around the inside of the United Palace on a recent visit.
Despite living in Washington Heights for more than 30 years, Robinson made his first trip to the West 175th Street building Monday.
“This is absolutely a gem. It’s a fantastic theater,” said Robinson, who pointed out the space’s sight-lines and raved about the building’s intricate carvings.
But Robinson, who works for “The Jewish Week” and hosts a Washington Heights film class, was doing more than just taking in the building’s grandeur — he was looking toward the future, and envisioning the possibility of watching a movie at the Palace and even hosting a film class there.
“To be able to give this back to the community as a movie theater would be a huge thrill,” he said.
Catching a film at the Palace may become a reality for Robinson and other movie and arts lovers. Later this month, the Palace will begin an ambitious effort to return film to the 83-year-old building.
“We’re going to try to raise $40,000 in 40 days to return film to Palace for the first time in 40 years,” said Mike Fitelson, director of programming for the United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA), the theater’s arts non-profit arm.
We came, we saw, we conquered! The WHIN By Any Means movement touched down yesterday at Altus Café (4325 Broadway & 184th street) for a little Herstory unplugged love courtesy of a bevy of talented ladies that included Cynthia La Cruz, Camille Safiya, Arinn Aldo, Karen Rodriguez and Tess. Backed by the dynamic duo of Will Glass and Alexis Marcelo, on the drums and keyboard respectively, the females proved beyond the shadow of a doubt whose world this is.
The night began with the incredible voice of Cynthia La Cruz belting out a stirring rendition of La Lupe’s Se Acabo. From there, Camille Safiya took the stage and rocked out hard with her inimitable style. Arinn Aldo’s cover of Aretha Franklin’s One Step Ahead was simply sublime. Then it was time for Karen “The Siren” Rodriguez to completely blow everyone away, as usual, with her beautiful voice. The pièce de résistance was Tess’ awesome performance of her latest single, the infectious and poignant song, Whore. If you weren’t in attendance last night, you missed a truly special moment. Uptown girls rock – the rest is Herstory!
That’s right folks; Northern Manhattan Restaurant Week kicks off today and that means a bunch of great deals at some of your favorite restaurants. The promotion also gives you a reason to try some of the spots you haven’t patronized yet. So from an Uptown institution like Coogan’s, to the lighter fare of Pick And Eat, to the flair and fusion of Mamajuana, there is a host of great deals to get you to keep those Uptown dollars Uptown. By now you already know the motto, “Spread Love It’s The Uptown Way!” But hurry, Northern Manhattan Restaurant Week ends on Sunday, May 26th.
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By CORINNE RAMEY
On Wednesday, the American Academy of Arts and Letters will induct three new members into its 250-member society of architects, composers, artists and writers, hosting the annual ceremony in its partially underground auditorium on West 156th Street in Washington Heights.
New Yorkers familiar with the Academy—whose members include Mark Twain, William S. Burroughs, Duke Ellington and, as of this week, artists Richard Tuttle and Terry Winters and writer Ward Just—may agree that election to the academy is “considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the United States,” as the society states. But in the classical-music industry, the auditorium is almost universally recognized as a hidden gem, the best place in the city—some say the East Coast, others say the entire world—to record solo and chamber music. With its warm, velvety sound and near-perfect acoustics, the auditorium has been the site of nearly 1,000 recordings, according to the academy’s auditorium manager, Ardith Holmgrain, and has become firmly entrenched in classical-music history.
“It is one of the truly great concert halls in the world,” said violist Larry Dutton, who has frequently recorded at the Academy with the Emerson Quartet. “Take that hall down 90 blocks and it’d be like Carnegie Hall.”
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) That’s right folks; Northern Manhattan Restaurant Week kicks off today a
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