July 2009 - Central Park

Bettye LaVette Rocks SummerStage

Bettye Lavette’s musical abilities span an eclectic range of genres that run from blues to disco to rock to soul and country. Last Friday she put on a performance at Central Park’s SummerStage Festival that ran the gamut – and back again. . . . → Read More: Bettye LaVette Rocks SummerStage

From Pale Male to Pan Am – An Airport In Manhattan's Central Park

Well it wasn’t the absurdity of the idea that immediately tagged the Manhattan Airport Foundation as a fictitious group. There have been a raft of idiotic suggestions on how to use Central Park since its inception. These included a race track, artillery range, public housing, large scale amusement park and, my personal favorite, a wild game preserve. What marked this as a well designed hoax was the fact that the website – manhattanairport.org – stated that they already had significant funding. . . . → Read More: From Pale Male to Pan Am – An Airport In Manhattan's Central Park

New York Philharmonic and Mahler on the Great Lawn

Last Friday’s performance of the Philharmonic on the Central Park’s Great Lawn may not have offered the perfect weather and balmy breezes of Tuesday’s performance, but the orchestra, under the direction of Alan Gilbert, more than compensated – with dramatic, if ultimately unwanted, special effects supplied by an eminent summer storm. . . . → Read More: New York Philharmonic and Mahler on the Great Lawn

Thoth Arrested In Central Park

Anyone who visits Bethesda Terrace in Central Park is familiar with Thoth, a street performer that has made the center of the park his personal stage for years now. His performances evoke responses ranging from amazement to annoyance – last Sunday’s performance met with an entirely new reaction – his arrest. . . . → Read More: Thoth Arrested In Central Park


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