The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory

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The Life and Death of Marina Ambramovic, starring Marina Ambramovic, is currently showing at the Park Avenue Armory. At the intersection of theater, opera and visual art, director Robert Wilson’s reimagining of performance artist Marina Abramovic’s extraordinary life and work begins with her difficult childhood in former Yugoslavia, and chronicles her journey to the present day. The show runs through SaturdayDecember 21st.

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Cubano Bowl and Talib Kweli at Brooklyn Bowl

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If you enjoy the sounds of upbeat Afro-Cuban music and bowling, The Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl is a good way to spend Monday, December 16. Mr. Martínez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $10 cover.

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Brooklyn-based rapper, Talib Kweli — famously known as a lyrically-gifted, socially aware rapper and as a member of Black Star — will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 17. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 9pm. Cover: $15. Gravitas in stores now.

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Unsilent Night 2013: The NYC Holiday Tradition Continues

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Each December for the past two decades, composer Phil Kline has led a march of merrymakers from the West Village to the East, in what has become one of NYC’s favorite holiday traditions – Unsilent Night. Now in its 22nd year, Unsilent Night returns in all of its family-friendly musical magic this Saturday, December 14, starting at 6:45 p.m. in Washington Square Park.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Today

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. This year, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7pm – 9pm. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2014.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater family returns to New York City. Performances will take place at The Joan Weill Center, located at 405 West 55th Street (9th Avenue). December 4 – January 5. Tickets start at $25.

The American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.

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Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at The Joyce Theater

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Soledad Barrio’s “intensity is striking,” proclaims The New York Times. After playing to sold out Joyce houses for the last two years, the Bessie Award-winning dancer and her astounding company, Noche Flamenca, perform another searing show that combines live music with song and dance to captivate audiences once more with the essence of flamenco revealed in its most authentic and glorious form. The Joyce Theater is located on 175 W. 8th Avenue. December 3 – 15.

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