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Carnegie Hall

  1. Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh Announce 2018 […]Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts,and Matt Walsh are bringing UCB’s popular long-running improv show ASSSSCAT to a very important stage […]
  2. Joyce DiDonato, at Carnegie and Her Vocal PeakMolto mezzo.
  3. At Carnegie, Difficult Music at a Difficult TimeEarly Schoenberg, Webern, Berg.
  4. jokes
    Tig Notaro Unleashes the Best Closer I’ve Ever SeenLooking at her unbelievable show at a recent Carnegie Hall show.
  5. A Dark, Glorious Shostakovich Moment at Carnegie“In these players’ hands, music accomplished what life often fails to do: fashion beauty out of pain.”
  6. At Carnegie Hall Last Night, El Sistema’s StarGustavo Dudamel comes to town.
  7. bitchassness
    Questlove, the Roots Pull Out of Bowie Gigs Because of a “#Bitchassness” outbreak.
  8. carnegie hall
    Carnegie Hall Stagehands Are Back to WorkCompromise: reached.
  9. How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall ... ?Don’t go — it’s closed because of a strike. #goodjokes
  10. Coming Soon
    This Fall, Stephen Starr Finds Out How to Get to Carnegie HallPractice, of course. And tuna tataki.
  11. classical music
    John Cage Is Still Rattling the Bars at 100The composer explored the wondrous border zone between the intentional and the accidental.
  12. radio vulture
    Carnegie, Rockefeller, Carter? Jay-Z’s American DreamCultural horse-trading at star-studded Carnegie Hall concerts.
  13. a little help
    Haiti Fund-Raiser at Carnegie Hall Mainly Benefits Carnegie HallBut hey, think of all the raised consciousness!
  14. freedom fighters
    96-Year-Old Editta Sherman Will Have to Be Dragged in Chains From Her Awesome ApartmentAn elderly photographer’s fight to keep her apartment is a fight for us all.
  15. major screw jobs
    Madoff’s Other Victim: CultureArts institutions could be the next victims of Bernard Madoff’s malpractice.
  16. last night's gig
    Randy Newman Indulges Spanish Inquisition Fantasy at Carnegie HallNewman slouched at his Steinway and sang about American hypocrisy with more sharpness and poignancy than the combined works of Thomas Frank and Maureen Dowd.
  17. last night's gig
    Al Green Makes Carnegie Hall His Love ChurchAl Green wrapped up an aside referencing someone who once “literally sang his pants off.”
  18. intel
    Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein: The Set ListRemember yesterday, when Cindy Adams claimed that Jerry Springer the Opera had defiled the “holy temple” of Carnegie Hall? That the performance was “despicable, debasing, disgusting, degrading, dehumanizing, revolting,” etc? Well, we only wish she had been at Carnegie Hall last night. The downtown comedy club Comix set up a musical revue there, with proceeds to benefit the Writers Guild, starring Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and MadTV star Alex Borstein. It was riotous. Janeane Garofalo did some stand-up to introduce the pair (while also introducing the theory that if pristine screen goddess Natalie Portman were to ever defecate, the result would be rushed to Magnolia Bakery to make delightful “confections”), and then MacFarlane and Borstein took the stage to sing a song for every letter of the alphabet. They described the lineup as akin to “listening to a retard’s iPod.” Below, we have their set list. Remember, MacFarlane and Borstein voice many of the characters on Family Guy, and MacFarlane’s actual everyday voice is that of Brian, the alcoholic dog. Anyway, for diehard fans, here’s what you missed: A. The theme from Animal House B. “But I’m Yours,” from Family Guy C. “Call Me” by Blondie, as sung by Borstein’s MadTV character Ms. Swan D. “Don’t Stop Believin’” E. “Edelweiss” [Ed: This is where it all began to go downhill.] Borstein interrupted MacFarlane to say that, as a Jew, she didn’t like how this song glorified the Austrians’ role in WWII. MacFarlane considered this, and then replied, “Carnegie Hall is not the place to bring your fucking Hebrew baggage.”
  19. news reel
    ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Composer Richard Thomas Now Turning His Attention to a Britney Spears BalletAmerica’s pop-culture embarrassments, listen up!
  20. last night's gig
    Kiki & Herb Segue From ‘Mister Fister’ Into ‘What Child Is This?’ at Carnegie HallChristmas came early to the gays.
  21. last night's gig
    Brian Stokes Mitchell Drinks Deep From Meager Well of SufferingWith his anchorman’s diction, alpaca baritone, and twinkling teeth, Brian Stokes Mitchell exudes the sort of confidence that would shame a comic-book hero.
  22. cultural capital
    Patti Smith Rocks Carnegie Hall, Tibet Death loomed large at the Philip Glass–curated benefit concert for Tibet House U.S. Monday night at Carnegie Hall, when a parade of legendary talents — among them Lou Reed, Patti Smith, and Michael Stipe — performed numbers in honor of deceased friends. And as if that weren’t depressing enough, when the thrilling succession of reimagined hits and covers stopped, we suddenly realized that all our idols onstage talking about death will die, too. Oh, God. There were chanting monks, a beautiful, minimalist set from Sigur Rós, and Ben Harper. Debbie Harry happily danced to an acoustic version of “Heart of Glass.” And then came Lou Reed, the first to sing about getting old. Ray Davies harkened back to the Kinks’ glory days, getting the crowd to sing along with “Lola,” “Sunday Afternoon,” and “Dedicated Follower of Fashion.” He admitted to being foggy about why, exactly, he was there: “This is a great event. I’m not sure of all the details, but the spirit moved me.” And then he, too, got wistful about age. “Being in a band at this point in my life is a separation anxiety of the worst sort,” he said. “We never know when we’ll meet again.”
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