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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

BRIAN BRUEGGE, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Emeritus

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People dance spasmodically and have fun at one of CMJ’s past concert events. (Deneka Peninston/Courtesy of the CMJ Music Marathon)

Five Bands To Catch At This Year’s CMJ Music Marathon

October 4, 2012
As the sweltering summer heat gives way to a pleasant autumn cool, over 100,000 strangers will all pack into sweaty venues across the city to listen to some of the best new music in the world.
Scaffolding surrounding the new installation, “Discovering Columbus.“ (Zeinab Sayed/The Observer

Christopher Columbus Moves Into His New Living Room

September 19, 2012
Now is the time to get yourself a seat on the couch next to one of the most prominent figures in history.
Scott Stedman and daughter Louise Stedman take part in the festivities at Northside Festival 2011. (Courtesy of the L Magazine)

Brooklyn Festival Has Much to Offer for Music, Art and Film Lovers

May 2, 2012
From June 14-21, the neighborhoods of Bushwick and Williamsburg will become home to this festival of music, films and panels.
(Courtesy of Unsound Festival)

Unsound Festival Returns to New York City For a Third Year

April 19, 2012
The city will be diving into some experimental waters from Wednesday to Sunday as the Unsound Festival returns to New York for its third year.
Fordham Junior Ike Edgerton talks about his passion for painting and his career as a rapper. (Mario Weddell/The Observer)

FCLC Junior Mixes Paints and Beats

March 28, 2012
Fordham College at Lincoln Center junior Ike Edgerton is a visual arts major that has a knack for making art that grabs peoples’ attention.
The Man Who Followed Murder

The Man Who Followed Murder

March 7, 2012
He was known as the “official photographer of Murder Inc.,” a gang of hitmen that haunted the streets of New York City during the 1930s.
Photographs of Joan Crawford taken in 1959 are featured in the “Magnum Contact Sheets” exhibit at the International Center of Photography. (Courtesy of the International Center of Photography)

The End of an Era: ICP Memorializes the Contact Sheet

February 22, 2012
The contact sheet, similar to the horse-drawn carriage or music stored on a disc, is enigmatic in today’s world. Technology has advanced; we have new, more efficient ways of doing things. Yet these objects are still around us, not because we need them, but because we refuse to let them go. As a culture, we still admire what these artifacts stand for.
(Natasha Mahadeo/Fordham Observer)

Austrian Cultural Forum Exhibits Occupy Wall Street’s Artistic Side

February 11, 2012
On a summer day a few years back, an artist named Dread Scott walked down Wall Street with an apron of bills pinned to his shirt. “Does anyone have any money to burn?” he asked repeatedly to those around him.
The American Folk Art Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary with their latest exhibit, “Jubilation/Ruminationw—Life: Real and Imagined.” (Courtesy of American Folk Art Museum)

Recently Downsized, American Folk Art Museum Displays Outsider Art at Lincoln Center

February 1, 2012
The exhibit features artwork from a range of time periods and media, yet everything on display shares the bond of having been created by a self-taught artist outside the realm of the traditional art world.
Poets Out Loud Brings Exotic Locales Closer to Lincoln Center

Poets Out Loud Brings Exotic Locales Closer to Lincoln Center

December 7, 2011
As Quan Barry read aloud one of her poems, she painted with her words a vivid and somber night scene in the South American city of Arequipa.
The new exhibit “Carsten Höller: Experience” at the New Museum features a carousel and a long line for the two story long slide. (Benoit Pailley/Courtesy of New Museum)

New Museum Combines Art with Interactivity

November 16, 2011
At the ticket desk of the New Museum, a sign reads, “DO NOT visit the second floor if you are susceptible to Photosensitive Epilepsy, which may cause seizures."

Poets Out Loud Moves to Lincoln Center for 20th Anniversary

November 2, 2011
The Poets Out Loud (POL) Reading Series held its special 20th anniversary poetry reading on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the David Rubinstein Atrium of Lincoln Center. J.D. McClatchy, one
(Courtesy of CMJ)

What Not to Miss at the 2011 CMJ Music Marathon

October 18, 2011
The Observer suggests this year's must-see acts at the annual CMJ Music Marathon.
Monster Island, one of Brooklyn’s beloved music venues, will be forced to close their doors this November due to legal issues. (Brian Bruegge/The Observer )

New York’s Underground Music Scene Loses a Haven

October 5, 2011
Located just a block away from Brooklyn’s waterfront, Monster Island has been a haven for New York’s underground music and art scene for the past seven years...
Upright Citizens Brigade presents Stone Cold Fox, a new improv show every Friday night. (Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Stone Cold Fox Receives Warm Reception

September 21, 2011
Chelsea’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater is well known as a performance space for some of the best comedy acts in the city; however, Stone Cold Fox tries hard to convince their audience that they are in no way a comedy act...
Arab American Comedy Festival Returns to NYC

Arab American Comedy Festival Returns to NYC

August 25, 2011

Dean Obeidallah will be the first to tell you: it hasn’t been easy being an Arab American in New York City since Sept. 11. As the New Jersey-born comedian explains in one of his routines, “the...

Hitting and Pitching Her Way to Victory

August 3, 2011

Last season was a groundbreaking year for the Fordham softball team. After qualifying for their first ever NCAA tournament, the Rams hope to continue the success in the upcoming 2011 season. This preseason,...

Third Eye Blind Plays to Enthusiastic Crowd Despite Mixed Reactions by Student Body

July 23, 2011

Published: May 5, 2011 The thunderclouds that had threatened the possibility of a rained out Spring Weekend gave way to sunshine as Third Eye Blind took the stage at Martyr’s Lawn at Rose Hill...

A Talk in Dean Pelton’s Office

July 23, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 Since it premiered two years ago, NBC’s “Community” has been a highlight of the network’s Thursday night comedy lineup. Jim Rash, who plays the hilarious...

At 100 Years, the NYPL’s Main Branch Is Still a Different Kind of Library

July 23, 2011

Published: February 16, 2011 The iconic lion statues sitting before the Stephen A. Schwarzman branch of the New York Public Library are so widely recognized that they have become a symbol...

2010 Grad’s “Consequence of Sound” Thrives Online, Soon to be Entered in Fordham Business Competition

July 23, 2011

Published: November 18, 2010 In his sophomore year at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), Alex Young, FCLC ’10, created the music website Consequence of Sound ( during...

A Living Giant In New York City

July 23, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 For the past five months, a giant has been steadily growing on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A massive sculpture in the form of a cresting wave has been...

Liberty and Bookstores for All

July 23, 2011

Published: September 22, 2010 This January, the Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Square (located at 1972 Broadway) will be closing its doors for good after 15 years of business. Among other factors, the...

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