Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Week of June 21 - June 27, 2010


The Brooklyn Museum is on a roll with one hot, “must-see” exhibit after another. This time the focus is on American artist; Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987). Warhol’s art defined popular culture with distinct images ranging from Campbell’s soup cans to portraits of Hollywood’s elite like Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol: The Last Decade is the first U.S. museum survey to examine the late work of the artist. One of my favorite Andy Warhol collaborations in the 80’s was with Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose painted words and graffiti-like skulls made a great contrast to Warhol’s interest in abstraction. Through September 12th.

Brooklyn Mus
eum, 200 Eastern Pkwy at Washington Avenue. (718) 638-5000.
For more information on hours and admission visit .

Featured as the visual art exhibition component of the Dominican
Village at the Abrazo Interno Gallery. FWACATA!! Look At My Hands, is both a visual arts exhibit and a comic book, addressing Caribbean history through sequential art. Comic books were first published in the United States around the 1930s. By the 60’s it had become clear that they were not really all that “comic”, and that their artists were really graphic novelists creating what Will Eisner later called sequential art. The featured contemporary Latino comic book creators focus on hands, those hands that played the drumbeat of Caribbean history. Opening reception and comic book premiere, Friday, June 25th , 7p.m. – 11 p.m. Exhibit through July 9th.

Abrazo Interno Gallery at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey, New York, NY
(212)260-4080 or Free Admission.


In the heart of NYC’s El Barrio is one of the true Latin Jazz GEMS in town; FB LOUNGE. Legends from lead vocalist Herman Olivera to Grammy Award winner Dave Valentin have graced the stage on any given night. Dance the night and your troubles away to Quinteto Okobio and multi-Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria's explosive musical brotherhood as they explore jazz and Latin, Latin and jazz, and beyond. June 23rd.

FB LOUNGE, 172 E. 106 Street, between 3rd and Lexington Avenues. (212) 410-7292.
Doors ope
n at 5 p.m., shows 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Dinner reservations (212) 348-3929. $10, $5 w/ student I.D. or WBGO membership card.


Don't let the idea of a summer stay-cation get you down. Summer in the city, unparalleled city views, and long summer beach nights are the perfect recipe for fun from sun to sunset. With locations in South Street Seaport, Long Island City and Governors Island, the Water Taxi Beach is easily accessible and the perfect sandy, “beach-like playgrounds” for 21+ crowd this summer. Check out the website for live performances at these various locations throughout the summer.


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(Latin Alternative Music Conference)

The 11th Annual LAMC returns to New York City on July 6 - 10, 2010. As
in past years, LAMC features panels and exhibitions, concerts, parties and art highlighting the best of Latin Alternative. LAMC is the only major conference geared towards the marketing of Spanish-language alternative music - the voice of today's Latinos. This five-day event providing networking opportunities with the genre's leading artists, label executives, journalists, managers, retailers and programmers, is the most extensive gathering. July 6th through July 10th. For conference event locations and time visit Online registration $99 through June 30th,after June 30th walk-up registration will be $299. 


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