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Movie "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"

The 3rd Annual Summer Nights Festival presents a screening of Vittorio De Sica’s delightful 3-part film “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. In “Adelina-Naples,” Loren and Mastroianni are married, and Loren is in trouble with the law. In “Anna,” Loren is married to a wealthy industrialist and has an affair with Mastroianni. And in “Mara,” Loren attracts the attention of a young seminary student…
Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
Director: Vittorio De Sica
In Russian with a presentation by film historian Boris Petlakh


У Анны Чепмен ус отклеился

11 бойцов невидимого фронта арестованы. В том числе пресловутая Анна Чeпмeн (в девичестве Зорге). В связи с этим, приём в шпионы временно прекращается. Переходим в режим особой секретности. Руководителям ячеек немедленно явиться для получения порционного яда и новых паролей. Пышные барбикью на July 4th не закатывать, держаться в тени, ждать дальнейших указаний. Граждан России эти события не коснулись, пускай они дерзают.
Вот тут весёлый разбор шпионов от Юлии Латыниной.

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The Artistic Legacy of the Anikushin Family

The 3rd Annual Summer Nights Festival 2010 presents “The Artistic Legacy of the Anikushin Family,” an evening piano concert and reflection by award-winning pianist Maxim Anikushin. The art works by Maxim’s grandmother Sonya Yankovskaya will be on display throughout the performance.
P.I. Tchaikovsky – selections from “The Seasons”
Glinka-Balakirev – Nocturne
Schumann – Arabesque
Grieg – Three pieces
Works by Sonya Yankovskaya: “Viktor Reading Tora,” “Bennet Park in New York,” “Fort Tryon Park in New York,” “Self-portrait,” “Still Life.”

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209 YEARS OF ART, a group show

SET Gallery  is pleased to present
209 YEARS OF ART, a group show of 6 artists, from the former
USSR (Russia, Ukraine and Moldavia) who have lived for many years in the USA.
Early works, made back in USSR are on view next to
recent ones, representing each artist’s path.
Irina Danilova
Vladimir Nekrasov
Leonid Pinchevsky
Ilya Reyentovich
Aleksandr Shnurov
Konstantin Simun
Tribute to Boris Lurie & Vagrich Bakhchanyan

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Reflecting on History group exhibit

Reflecting on History OR What Became of My Red Star / Art Opening
OPEN BAR 6pm – 7pm
LIVE MUSIC starts at 7pm
Influenced by artists from their one-time homeland and the world over, fifteen New York City-based, Russian-born artists will provide reflections on their Russian-Jewish-American identity via paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works at Chelsea’s ICO Gallery during the early evening hours (6pm to 9pm) of Thursday, July 8, 2010. Complimentary wine will be served throughout, and live acoustic music will begin at about 7pm.
THE ARTISTS: According to The Los Angeles Times, Yevgenia Nayberg’s art shows a “folkloric approach to image-making, with a darker expression,” and her set design “allows for a subtle layering of images that at times verges on poetic.” Nayberg, whose paintings, stage designs, and poster art are in private collections all over the world, is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Fellowship. She has designed sets and costumes for more than 30 theater productions, including Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” and Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Illustrator and designer Olga Rogachevskaya has illustrated some well-known books and fairy tales, including Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” and a book of poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky. She is the recipient of the 2009 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Regrant Award from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Viktoria Sorochinski’s photos have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times Magazine, EYEMAZING Magazine, and PDN Magazine. She has won numerous awards for her photographs, including one from PDN Magazine (2010) and an International Photography Award (2009) from the Lucie Foundation. Sorochinski has exhibited her work in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. Other artists who will share their work in this exhibit include Nikita Shoshensky, Julia Sverchuk, Artem Mirolevich, Anya Rozhdestvenskaya, and others.
ICO Gallery: Founded in 2004 in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the goal of this art space since the beginning has been to destroy the art myths which are destroying contemporary art and to advocate art that is connected to life.
Note: The exhibition will also be available for viewing for two days after the opening— during the gallery’s regular business hours, on Friday, July 9 (11am – 6pm), and Saturday, July 10 (noon – 5pm)
Project is sponsored by COJECO CWW Initiative supported by the UJA-Federation of NY.

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Commemorating 105 anniversary of the first movie ever made (46 seconds long) “La Sortie de l’Usine Lumière à Lyon” (“Workers leaving Lumiere factory in Lyon”) by Brother’s Lumiere, Project 59 Seconds Video Festival in cooperation with First Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art in Ekaterinburg is announcing initiated by Biennale commissar Alisa Prudnikova a special call for video works:
59 seconds about industrial or postindustrial environments, industrial objects or processes, life and labor of workers, industrial landscapes and worker’s unions, industrial music, industrial piercing or any other aspect that relate to industrial theme.
Industrial revolution influenced avant-guard art of the beginning of 20th century. What are relations between them 100 years later?
Submission is free and open to all. When sending submissions by mail, send an e-mail notification with your personal and contact information: name, address, phone, e-mail, etc. along with 59 words about yourself and 59 words about submitted video work to
Send submissions to:
Project 59
303 Beverley Rd.  Apt. 5K
Brooklyn, NY 11218

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“Unhappy Happiness” in STEPS Theatre

(Production is in Russian)

Steps Theatre’s Producing Director Slava Stepnov wrote and directed an original play based on Chekhov’s short story The Lady with the Pet Dog. The plot of the story is really simple: a holiday romance, an adulterous love affair.
Steps Theatre has chosen the famous story because underneath its melodramatic fable it saw the peculiar and paradoxical phenomenon of unhappy happiness. Each of us often leads a double life, and at times it turns us into absurd and tragic figures. As Chekhov himself put it, “Everything is wonderful in this world, everything except for our thoughts and deeds when we forget about the loftier goals of existence…”
The production of Unhappy Happiness represents a daring shift of style, space and time. What do flying cardboard boxes, southern sea beaches, wintry Moscow of the late 19th century, Soviet lyrical songs of the 1950s and 60s, and New York City East Village have in common? See the play and find out.
STEPS Theatre was founded in 1997. Beginning with its very first production – Chekhov’s “Seagull”, the company has been working with actors of different nationalities and theatre schools, producing plays in English, Russian and Spanish. Company’s credits include plays by Luigi Pirandello, George Gordon Byron, Edward Albee, Alexander Vampilov, Julio Cortázar, Alexander Pushkin and others. As Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said in his support letter, “STEPS’ art plays a pivotal role in strengthening our City’s spirit and our quality of life, and I commend their commitment to performance art.” STEPS Theatre has performed before audiences in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and New Zealand. With its production of “Unhappy Happiness”, the theatre has been invited to participate in the international theater festival “In the Birthplace of Anton Chekhov”, (Russia).

Adapted and directed by Slava Stepnov.
The Cast : Roman Freud, Lisa Kaimin, Inna Yesilevskaya, Daria Schabad, Moti Margolin, Masha Pruss.
Set: Viktor Pushkin (Moscow, Russia). Costumes by Maria Vlasova, Olga Lysenko, Sound Design: Аndrey Kuznetsov, Stage Manager: Savva Sveshnikov.

Premiers: June 18, 19, 24, 25 (Thursdays – Fridays, 7:30PM, Saturday, 6:00 PM)
Information and booking –, 212-841-5454.
This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
Steps Theatre would like to express gratitude to the following organizations: Cojeco, Global Advertising Strategies, <...>, Materials for the Arts, Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College, who supported our production.

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Message from Deejay Spinach: This is the take two of our Electro Swing Funraiser with the very special guest Tri State Conspiarcy live show (swing punk) this time on Lower East Side and it’s a Saturday. Taking the sounds and style of the 1920s and 30s, turning them on their head and smuggling them into the 21st century. Don’t miss it!!!!!


David Bezmozgis and Gary Shteyngart are on “20 Under 40” list

The New Yorker has chosen its “20 Under 40” list of fiction writers worth watching with that includes 2 writers born in Former USSR. The last list like that was published in 1999. Read full article in NY TImes

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Колхоз presents: Billy's Band

After a two-year break Billy’s Band are coming back to NYC with a brand new album “Fleamarket”. This summer the band will be performing at several iconic Jazz festivals in the US. They have made time in their tight touring schedule to come and play their only NYC show. The band is looking forward to seeing all of their old friends and making new ones. Opening by Deejay Spinach. [youtube]![/youtube]