Posts Tagged ‘92nd St Y’
Join food historian and expert Francine Segan as she journeys through the past and presents some of our favorite foods! Programs include rich histories and delicious tastings. In this video, watch and listen as Francine talks about her event on April 22, where she prepares a timballo, a meat and pasta pie, from the movie Big Night.
A perfect event for movie buffs and foodies! Enjoy an amusing lecture on the meaning behind famous food scenes in favorite films, view hilarious film clips and participate in a movie trivia contest (with prizes). Lecture includes a taste of the delicious pasta pie featured in the classic foodie movie Big Night.
More food tastings and workshops:
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Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad spoke to an audience at the 92nd Street Y and Matthew Bishop, US business editor of The Economist, about the prospects of newspapers in the current economic climate.
He expressed his foundations interest in purchasing the LA Times, the importance of newspapers in a democracy, and the benefits of having philanthropic organizations owning newspapers.
Read more at the 92Y blog: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/eli_broad_newspapers_ought_to_be_owned_by_foundations_not_look_for_great_fi/
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Robert Silverman, Director of the Ceramics Department at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, talks about how he came to work at the Y. For more information on Craft in America, visit www.craftinamerica.org.
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On May 20, Bill Scheft was here with Susie Essman as part of our Funny People series to talk about his past career as the head monologue writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, his new book Everything Hurts, Richard Simmons, the difference between his mother and father, and more. Bill took to his blog to write about the appearance: (http://billscheft.tumblr.com/post/111115049/the-92nd-street-y-post-game-show)
“You know, when everyone tells you it couldnt have gone any better, when your agent (who reps among others, the great Michael Chabon) tells you she doesnt remember a better book event, when someone leaves a message and says she wishes the interview had been three hours rather than an hour and a half, even the self-loathingest alternator in your hard-wiring has to admit that things went okay. And by you, I mean Jay McInerney”
It was indeed a great event, and the video highlight here features a few stories that Bill did not include in his recap. One was about Richard Simmons on The Late Show with David Letterman, coming out on stage all oiled up, back when Dave still smoked cigars. Simmons asked in his flirtatious ways, David, will you teach me how to smoke a cigar? Skip to 3:50 in the video to hear the punchline that had everybody in stitches.
Next up in our Funny People series is Kate Clinton on Jun 11, (http://blog.92y.org/index.php?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.92y.org%2Fshop%2Fevent_detail.asp%3Fcategory%3DFunny%2BPeople888%26productid%3DT-LC5FP14) when she will be here with Randy Cohen, better known as the writer of The Ethicist column at the New York Times.
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Laura Jeffers & Matt Bedell’s dance performance at the 92nd Street YMCA, NYC on 11/27/99
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Shai Wosner performs on at 92Y again on Mar 13, 2010. For tickets, click here: http://www.92y.org/shop/event_detail.asp?category=March+Concerts888&productid=T-TC5TK03
The following are program notes for Masters of the Keyboard: Shai Wosner, piano at the 92nd Street Y from April 25, 2009.
SCHUMANN: Nachtstücke, Op. 23
DEBUSSY: Préludes, Book 1
SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9
In Carnaval, Op. 9 (composed 1834-35; 27 minutes), that genre is transformed into a monumental statement. Written in the winter of 1834-5 (and finished during carnival season), its short pieces are framed between the opening Préambule (or Introduction) and the closing finale and construct a dense web of moods, cross relations, riddles and allusions. Originally, the set was subtitled Faschingschwänke auf vier Noten (Carnival pranks based on four notes), since it uses the four pitches that musically stand for the letters Asch (the native bohemian village of Ernestine von Fricken, Schumanns fiancée at the time) but also Sch. A. (Schumanns last and middle initials). Many titles refer to specific characters, some fictional (from the commedia dellarte), others semi-fictional (such as Chiarina—reference to Clara Wieck, or Estrella—most likely Ernestine), and others real (Chopin and Paganini, whose movements are the only ones not based on the four pitches). Two very important characters that are both real and fictional, depending on the point of view, are Eusebius and Florestan, Schumanns frequent noms de plume and representations of aspects of the personality he created for himself. The rich, colorful array of characters is constructed with incredible economy and precision: Chopin is captured in no more than thirteen bars; Florestans erratic disposition comes to life and self-destructs in just over a single page.
Continue reading the program notes: http://blog.92y.org/index.php?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.92y.org%2Fcontent%2FConcert_Mar14_ProgramNote.asp
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WNET Thirteen NY celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Harkness Dance Center in a documentary: Spirit of 92nd Street: The Harkness Dance Center At 75 . You can watch the full 30 minute program this March 08, 2009, at 12pm.
Since 1935, the 92nd Street Y has been a historic home of modern dance, nurturing the talents of such dance pioneers as Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Anna Sokolow, Hanya Holm, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Robert Joffrey, Pearl Primus And Lester Horton. These artists created, performed and taught at the Y, building the foundation for contemporary dance as we know it. Today, with generous support from the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center continues to be a home for dance teaching, creation and performance, serving the professional world and the community at large.
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As a young man, Earvin “Magic” Johnson admired his father and other small-town entrepreneurs who created jobs and served as leaders in his Midwestern community. He worked for them, watched them and his interest in building communities through economic development grew even while his basketball career flourished. His fame as an NBA star gave him access to some of the most successful business leaders in the country.
On November 20, 2008, he sat down with Stephen Adler of BusinessWeek for the Y’s Captains of Industry Series.
In the video here, Johnson talks about his early development as a basketball player, the racial tensions he encountered in high school, being the only existing franchisee of Starbucks, his theaters, and more.
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Food historian and expert Francine Segan talks about her latest talk: Aphrodisiacs Tasting: History, Myth and Fact. She journeys through the past and presents some of the more infamous aphrodisiacs.
Hear the secret seductive history of a variety of foods, and several aphrodisiac recipes. Delve into the libidinous legends surrounding Spanish fly, ginseng, rhinoceros horns, oysters, chocolates, truffles and caviar.
Check the latest scheduled events at the 92nd Street Y with Francine Segan here: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=888Francine+Segan+World+of+Tasting888
And watch her previous video about Food in Film, here: on http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/2478
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On Thu, Jan 8, 2009, Writer Warren Kozak interviewed former New York Times Middle East correspondent Youssef M. Ibrahim, for insights into the rise of totalitarian Islamist ideology, its impact on Muslim and Arab societies and forecasts on the spread of religious animosity toward Israel and the West. Discover whether radical Islam is transforming Middle East politics and societies into cultures of violence and confrontation, and what the impact may be on America and the rest of the world.
Warren Kozak has worked as a writer for Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, and was an on-air reporter for National Public Radio. Youssef M. Ibrahim is a freelance columnist and Middle East political risk expert for The New York Times.
This lecture is presented in cooperation with CAMERA (The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America).
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Christopher Buckley, the author of 14 books including Supreme Courtship, Boomsday, Thank You For Smoking and his latest Losing Mum and Pup, joined the The Daily Beasts Tina Brown in conversation on May 7 at the 92nd Street Y.
We dont know what was going on in the dressing room, (http://is.gd/xOkH) but we do know what happened on stage. The talk focused on Buckleys new book, which created quite a stir when advance copies were reviewed. (http://is.gd/xOlm) In the video clip here, Tina asks him about the impetus for writing his latest book, his experiences with his father —whom Tina asked of: He was pretty difficult frankly to have as a father, was he not? …There were times when you pretty much felt you had to kind of fight for your life in that setup, as you described. Well…Im the Park Avenue Frank McCourt, Christopher joked. Of course there was also some small talk about politics.
Tina: Are there any Republican candidates you feel optimistic about for in 2012?
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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet: A Champagne New Year’s Eve – Rossini: Overture to “the Barber of Seville” (arr. J. Dearman).
December 31, 2007
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Richard Wilbur was at the 92Y on May 20 for a discussion with Roger Rosenblatt as part of our Afternoon Night Table series. Later that evening Richard read his poems from the stage. Video highlights of both events are included here. Richard even spoke briefly about Twitter!
Former director of the Unterberg Poetry Center David Yezzi, blogging at The Best American Poetry blog, attended Richard Wilburs reading and wrote:
“After a knockout selection of poems new and old, [Wilbur] capped the evening with a bit from his forthcoming translation of Corneilles The Liar, which will be out in August in a volume that also includes his new translation of Le Cid. Dorantes long speech from Act Two absolutely killed!”
When introducing Wilbur, whos work was recently featured on PBSs Poetry Everywhere series, David said:
“Yet so close do Wilburs poems come to seamless utterance, to perfect expression in their music, argument, energy, wit, and sense (which in Wilburs case also means good sense) that one could almost forget that they are hard-won and do not shrink from challenging their own formal elegance. ”
Read more about Richard on the 92Y blog: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/some_words_inside_of_words_by_poet_richard_wilbur/
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Alan Zweibel joined Susie Essman September 15 of 2008 on stage at the 92nd Street Y for a discussion of his newest book, Clothing Optional: And Other Ways to Read These Stories. They spoke about his work on SNL, his friendship with Larry David, running the New York City Marathon, vacationing at a nudist camp, and more.
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Tokyo String Quartet – Beethoven: Scherzo from String Quartet in F Major, Op.18, No.1
January 31, 2009
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Andras Schiff – Schubert: Andantino from Sonata in A Major D.959. October 10, 2004
This event was an evening of words and music, with readings by Hungarian Nobel-laureate Imre Kertesz and musical interludes by Andras Schiff.
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What the World Needs Now…Featuring the Music of: Burt Bacharach
The 92nd Street Y’s Annual Spring Gala featuring the music of Burt Bacharach, with performances by:
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
And a special appearance by Burt Bacharach
Proceeds from the Spring Gala support the 92nd Street Y’s myriad programs which strengthen and connect culture, community and the world.
Event Chairs: Helen & Bob Appel, Dana & Michael Goldstein, Lori & Marc Kasowitz, Tami & Fredric Mack
Event Vice-Chairs: Jill & Darius Bikoff, Stacey & Matthew Bronfman, Nancy & Paul Levy, Cheryl & Michael Minikes, Jenny & John Paulson
Journal Chairs: Lisa & Orin Wilf
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