Archive for November, 2012

Bush Tetras playing (Le) Poisson Rouge tonight

November 29th, 2012 by chocko

Bush Tetras formed in the Lower East Side back in 1979 and played their crazy mix of new wave, funk, post-punk music in clubs such as CBGB and Max’s Kansas City. They’re probably best known for their song “Too Many Creeps” that climbed Billboard’s dance charts in 1981. Original members Cynthia Sley (vocals), Pat Place […]

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WRITTEN! The Lyrics Of Grandmaster Caz

November 26th, 2012 by chocko

We got this book in the mail recently from The Lyric Book Company. It is a fantastic collection and peek into the lyric books of GRANDMASTER CAZ, Hip Hop pioneer and Captain of the legendary Cold Crush Brothers. Grandmaster Caz is also known for writing the lyrics to one of the most famous rap records […]

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Angel Olsen played The Glasslands Gallery

November 26th, 2012 by chocko

ANGEL OLSEN at Glasslands A couple weeks ago on a Monday night (Nov. 12) Angel Olsen played some tunes at Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery. The Chicago-based singer took to the stage after openers Magmana and Bird Call, armed with only an electric guitar. Her mesmerizing voice was at times subtle and relaxed but was able to […]

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Alan Lee’s Chinese Kung Fu – Wu Su Temple

November 20th, 2012 by Mr. C

(Grandmaster Alan Lee giving out degree holder certificates after the exhibition) ———————————————————————————————————————- Alan Lee’s Chinese Kung Fu – Wu Su Association is a non-profit Kung Fu school that has been a fabric of NYC for 45 years now. Founded and still led by the venerable Grandmaster Alan Lee, this temple teaches an eclectic mix of […]

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— a weekend stroll in New Chalk City! —

November 19th, 2012 by Mr. C

A stroll around NYC this weekend included stopping off at Cotton Candy Machine, an art boutique in Brooklyn housed with creations by Tara Mcpherson & other contemporary artists specializing in art prints, posters, apparel, books, toys, and more! Art work in all different forms pop out at you when you enter the store which usually […]

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SWEET DREAMS at DOC NYC – New York’s Documentary Festival

November 14th, 2012 by Mr. C

Directors: Lisa Fruchtman & Rob Fruchtman From one emotional & inspiring documentary to the next, Sweet Dreams might have just taken the cake or more appropriately – ice cream – in my DOC NYC book! Sweet Dreams starts off the film with a history lesson on the horrific incident in 1994 in Central/East Africa – […]

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Sunday afternoon in the park

November 13th, 2012 by Mr. C

I was roaming around Washington Square Park looking for the Rwandan drummers from the Sweet Dreams documentary but instead ran into Sneak Thievery – an orchestra dishing out some hot & smoky jazz & blues tunes! Sneak Thievery band members were armed with a trumpet, banjo, upright bass, & drums as they took us back […]

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2 Movie Reviews by Dreaming Bear

November 12th, 2012 by chocko

The following reviews are by a special guest writer, DREAMING BEAR. She came out of her Jersey cave to check out 2 films at the Teaneck International Film Festival (Nov 9-11, 2012). Take it away, D. Bear! The Puffin Foundation of Teaneck, New Jersey, produced its 7th annual grassroots film festival this year. Focusing on […]

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DRIVERS WANTED at DOC NYC : New York’s Documentary Festival

November 12th, 2012 by Mr. C

(Photo credit: Joshua Z Weinstein) Director: Joshua Z Weinstein Producer: Jean Tsien Drivers Wanted was a fun & eye opening documentary about a NYC Taxi fleet company with its charming but no-nonsense owner Stan, & a few of their colorful characters that roam the big apple as their cab drivers. Stan’s company established in 1956 […]

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DOC NYC: New York’s Documentary Festival November 8 – 15

November 9th, 2012 by chocko

DOC NYC is happening right now! Here are a couple movies that I’ve had the extreme pleasure to watch and I recommend that you check them all out on the big screen at the IFC Center and SVA Theatre in New York City during the DOC NYC Festival which runs from November 8-15. Chocko and […]

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Men At Lunch – DOC NYC – New York’s Documentary Festival

November 8th, 2012 by Mr. C

Director: Seán Ó Cualáin Men At Lunch was a very touching documentary ode to NYC & the blue collar workers that helped build the city vertically with the rise of steel and concrete. It told the tale of a rapidly changing New York City in the early twentieth century amongst the Wall Street crisis, high […]

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Crucial Fiction + Young Puns 2

November 8th, 2012 by chocko

This Ron English mural featuring his character The Temper Tot recently went up on Mulberry Street between Canal and Hester in Little Italy, New York City. It’s English’s first Manhattan mural in more than two decades so be sure to check it out. The “Art Of Comedy” mural was completed to coincide with the New […]

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