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MANHATTAN —  Nothing says New York like a Jell-O-like model of Manhattan’s famous skyline.

Liz Hickok’s “Jelly NYC,” a 3-D replica of the Financial District and Lady Liberty, is just one of a series of unconventional cartographies on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery’s fall exhibit, “You Are Here: Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City.”

The collection, which also includes a chart of Craig’s List “missed connections” sites, a map of Manhattan bodegas, and an active bee honeycomb shaped in the form of the five boroughs, was brought together by Seattle-based guest curator Katharine Harmon.

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WEEK IN RECAP: Neal B Covers the Official Oscar Party on the East, Law and Order Shoot, Hair, and more!

What a week!  I swear this stuff ONLY happens in New York!

New York City Neal B Style!

New York City Neal B Style!

Here’s a recap of this week for you!

  • New Opportunities and New Events! I officially become part of the ArtofTalk.tv family! I am on board with them as a web-video entertainment & events correspondent.  So tune in to see all the fantastic content on their page (and of course Elisa’s amazing editing skills put to work!). Press release here

  • Monday’s “Miscast”. The week started off with going to Miscast 2010 is a musical presentation of Broadway stars singing songs from roles for which they would never be cast (for example, last year Alice Ripley belted Sweeney Todd’s “My Friend”).  Cast included: Mo Rocca (The Daily Show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! on NPR) and will feature songs by Raúl Esparza (Company), Sutton Foster (Thoroughly Modern Mille, The Drowsy Chaperone), Montego Glover (Memphis), Ana Gasteyer (SNL alumna, The Royal Family, Wicked), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, Passion), David Miller (Il Divo), Aaron Tveit (Next to Normal, Wicked), and Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can, Tarzan). Here’s the article Here are a few pictures from the event

  • My Faceoff with Facebook.  The “F” word began my faceoff with Facebook.  My account was banned (hopefully temporarily).  So much for freedom of speech!  I should have learned by now! Click here for the full story

  • “Law” in Jersey.  Thanks to On Locations Vacations, we got the tip that “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” would be willing in Fort Lee, New Jersey (right over the bridge). Law and Order: SVU is a favorite show of ours and having already saw the production team in action in NYC, we decided to pay a visit to the set.  Surprisingly. we were the only outlet there.  Maybe it was because it was cold?  My hunch was because it was Jersey!  No one wanted to cross the bridge! For the video and pictures click here

  • Nude and Nature. Elisa and I went to the village for a brand new art installation, which is getting huge buzz!  Brian Reed’s “Through the Heart of It All” combines artistic nudity, spirituality and nature for a beautifully done masterpiece.  For more information go to: For pictures and video, please click here

  • “Hair” today, gone tomorrow.   The Broadway revival cast of Hair is going to London (don’t worry- amazing replacements are coming in!) so Elisa and I were there to say farewell to some of the most amazing performers on Broadway!  THANKS ELISA FOR THE TICKETS!!  Sitting with the stars and fans, the show was purely raw, filled with intense emotion.  Click here to see some pictures/videos from the stage

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VIDEO: Watch the final moments with the audience here

On March 7, 2010 the cast of the Broadway revival of Hair took their final bow on US soil.  The Broadway cast is going to London (don’t worry- amazing replacements are coming in!).  This is a show that relies heavily on personalities and interpretation.  They have not only been tremendous performers, but the cast clearly echos the theme of “love”.   Elisa and I were there to say farewell to some of the most amazing performers on Broadway!  THANKS ELISA FOR THE TICKETS!!  Sitting with the stars and fans, the show was purely raw, filled with intense emotion.

New York Times:  Cast of ‘Hair’ Sings Goodbye

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

Hair on Broadway - Final - March 7, 2010

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Hey guys! I was lucky enough to sit down with Chasten Harmon, who is currently a swing in the Broadway revival of “Hair”.  I love people who do inspiring things and she opened up a HUGE brand new space called Space on White for artists of all types to come and create!  This place can do it all – host performances, workshops, rehearsal spaces, events.  Check out the video and the pictures below!

"Space on White" Video

"Space on White" Video

Space on White Photos - Click the Picture for More

Space on White Photos - Click the Picture for More

“Space on White exists to provide a comfortable environment where actors, musicians, singer/songwriters, directors, composers, dancers and creative inhabitants of New York City can better themselves as artists privately and peacefully as a family.

Space on White is an artistic facility designed to aid emerging and accomplished artists in a range of fields including music, theater, dance, yoga, and the visual arts. We want to encourage artists and give them a blank canvas in which to create new works, collaborate, polish their craft, and maintain and build the relationships necessary to aid them in their career.

We provide space for performance, rehearsal, group and private class and practice. Artists will have the freedom, resources, and support of a diverse and creative community to expound on their craft and showcase their talents.”

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