A Warrior for Her Art, Industry and Craft

“If grateful paid the bills, we’d all be Bill Gates,” says Black Cindy in one of the most memorable lines from season 2 of Orange is the New Black.  To say that the hit Netflix original series has really taken ... read more

Mannes Shines at Glimmerglass

A summer residence takes on an entirely new definition if you’re a musician. Last week, the population of Cooperstown, New York bid adieu to another bustling opera season with the Glimmerglass Festival. The festival’s 2014 run showcased three operas, one ... read more

New School for Jazz Still a Hit with Downbeat

No jazz aficionado’s summer would be complete without an eager anticipation for Downbeat Magazine’s annual critics poll. The 62nd edition of the survey, which examines every facet of the genre’s current landscape, hit magazine stands earlier this month. Once again, ... read more

Small-town Sound, Big City Music

Anthony LaMarca never made it to his commencement ceremony. The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music alumni, singer-songwriter and musician graduated in 2009, but joined musician St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) as her drummer on tour the day after ... read more

From The New School Free Press to Rolling Stone

When an old boss asked Elisabeth Garber-Paul if she wanted to work at Rolling Stone magazine, she responded with maniacal laughter from disbelief and an enthusiastic yes. That’s how she recounts it, anyway. Not long after graduation, the Eugene Lang ... read more