Brooklyn-native Lora-Faye is a singer and multi-instrumentalist with a deep understanding of the power of the strange and the idiosyncratic in American rock and folk traditions. With songs that run completely on raw and untethered emotion while retaining an intellectual and political bent, Lora-Faye draws from such disparate sources as Gillian Welch and Jeff Buckley, Etta James and Anais Mitchell, Harry Smith and Andy Warhol.
In 2012 alone, Lora-Faye’s songwriting won her such accolades as the Grand Prize Award at The Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, Hudson Valley Songfest’s “Best New Artist,” and a winning slot at The New Jersey Folk Festival’s Songwriting Competition. Lora-Faye performs her energetic live show with a constantly evolving band of New Yorkers: a rotating cast of jazz musicians, untrained folkies, opera singers, and everything in between.
Presented in collaboration with NewSong Music
See a free concert featuring Lora-Faye
Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:30pm
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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Earlier today, Lincoln Center’s next President, Jed Bernstein, appeared on Huffington Post Live. Check out the interview here.
Lincoln Center’s AtriumFlix series continues, offering free monthly screenings of social justice films, with intimate conversations with leading filmmakers behind them.
This month’s event features filmmaker Alan Berliner, in conversation with Richard Peña, followed by the First Cousin Once Removed film screening.
First Cousin Once Removed (2012), an intimate yet unsettling portrait of distinguished poet and translator, Edwin Honig—Berliner’s friend, cousin and former mentor—had its world premiere at the 2012 New York Film Festival. The film, which chronicles Honig’s journey through memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, then went on to screen in Europe at IDFA (International Film Festival Amsterdam), where it won the Grand Prize For Feature Length Documentary Film. In announcing the award, the IDFA documentary jury wrote, “Alan Berliner employs intelligence, inventiveness, and a poetic sensibility to create a film that uses the onset of Alzheimer’s to make a beautiful, moving, and artistic statement about the intersection of personal history and memory.” The film will air on HBO in the fall of 2013.
Event begins at 7pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more about tonight’s FREE film screening event with Alan Berliner
The 2013 Lincoln Center Festival opens on July 6, featuring more than 60 performances by artists from 10 countries, ranging from contemporary classical music, to theater, to opera, to popular song and world music.
One of the Festival’s highlight theater presentations is Shun-kin, by director Simon McBurney and his British theater troupe Complicite. This mesmerizing work is inspired by provocative writings, penned by one of the foremost writers in Japanese literature, Jun’ichiro Tanizaki. The tale elegantly reconstructs a love story—and its darker, sadomasochistic undercurrents—between a blind musician and her servant lover in 19th-century Japan.
Under McBurney’s direction, the Japanese cast, puppetry, and dazzling lighting and projection produce an extraordinary theatrical performance that beautifully animates the deeper aspects of love and all of its intricacies. “It is a shadowy love story,” says McBurney, “that places at its center the power of the imagination in darkness.”
“Surrounded by an ocean of black, often lit only by candles…a gorgeous trailing kimono that opens to reveal emptiness.”—Independent (U.K.)
Shun-kin (North American premiere)
Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater
Performed in Japanese with English supertitles
(Photo: Tsukasa AOKI, Tokyo Japan)
Entertainment Weekly has posted a new video with Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett (the duo behind the Gorillaz) the creators of Monkey: Journey to the West, part of this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival.
Check out this new video about how they came to bring about this new take on an ancient Chinese opera.
(Photo: William Struhs)
The pianos are back!
From June 1-June 16, pianos will be placed all across the city, courtesy of the Sing for Hope program. Find a piano near you, or come to Lincoln Center to tickle the ivories at a piano on campus.