May 21, 2012
May 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00pm
Designed as a book-on-the-wall, Paris Blues Revisited presents fine reproductions of collages by Romare Bearden, writing by Albert Murray and photographs by Sam Shaw. Following the Shaw-produced film Paris Blues, these three men decided to improvise their own Paris Blues – a collaborative picture-and-writing book celebrating Paris as well as Duke Ellington, co-composer (with Billy Strayhorn) of the movie's soundtrack and Louis Armstrong, one of that movie's stars. That book was never completed. Here, for the first time, finished pages, some of them unmistakable masterworks, as well as works-in-progress make clear the power of jazz to inspire collaborations of long-lasting beauty.
May 21, 2012 12:00pm - 06:00pm
The NYPL presentation of this collaborative traveling exhibition is part of an international festival celebrating Coward's long, transatlantic career and his prowess as songwriter, playwright and peformer. The multi-media exhibition features posters, photographs, manuscripts, and music from The Library for the Performing Arts and AMPAS documenting his multiple roles in theater and film. In addition, newly discovered film footage and artifacts from Coward's home will be displayed for the first time. It will be accompanied by a screening series fo films written or directed by Coward, as well as by concerts and symposia.
May 21, 2012 12:00pm - 06:00pm
Rock and Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron is a new exhibition taken from Harbron’s rock and roll concert and portrait photography of influential musicians and groups of the 1970’s and 1980’s, captured at pivotal moments in their careers. The exhibition features many photographs that have never been published or exhibited. Harbron photographed artists such as Elvis Costello, Blondie and Deborah Harry, The Cars, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Police, Tom Petty, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, KD Lang, Dire Straits and Van Halen early in their careers. He followed these artists to prominence and others that were already well known including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Queen, Neil Young, Bob Marley, The Who, Genesis, Elton John, KISS, U2, Aerosmith, Santana, Michael Jackson and Ray Charles. The work has been published on album,CD and DVD covers, in books, magazines, for publicity and tour booklets. Harbron has received numerous awards including two JUNO Award nominations for album cover photography. Some of his album work is included in the Taschen books ‘1000 Records Covers and Rock Covers'.
May 21, 2012 07:30pm - 08:30pm
Join Jupiter Symphony on Mondays for a chamber music series to acknowledge and perpetuate the legacy of conductor Jens Nygaard, continuing a marvelous journey through the universe of music that includes works from the standard repertoire and the rarely-performed, and featuring outstanding musicians. Performances are held on Mondays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $25.00; $17.00 and $10.00.