|This June may be doing the slowest possible version of busting out all over, but we still happen to like New York in June. How about you?
Our favorite part of the new Apple store at 59th and 5th is the cylindrical glass elevator that's straight out of "Lost in Space"—the only thing missing is June Lockhart on board in a shiny jumpsuit to make it perfect.
Julia Glass, author of the highly acclaimed novel Three Junes,has a new book called The Whole World Over (Pantheon, $25.95).
Juneteenth is the African-American Independence Day, marking the day 141 years ago when the last of America's enslaved people received news of their freedom. There will be a Juneteenth Concert on June 17th, 2pm, at St. Bart's Church, 51st and Park 212.378.0222, featuring five of the city's finest church choirs, including the Abyssinian Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir of Harlem. Tickets are $20, proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity NYC.
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At the Asia Society, the current exhibition, "New York: Projected Realities: Video Art from East Asia," is dedicated to the memory of the great Korean video art pioneer Nam June Paik, who died earlier this year. The show runs through August 6th.
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Here are two people you wouldn't expect to find in the same sentence: Elia Kazan and June Carter Cash. In ChartAttack's 11 Reasons Why June Carter Cash Was Cool, we learn that the great director convinced Cash in the 1950s to move to New York to study acting.
Thanks to the Michigan State Library and the Historic American Cookbook Project, entire cookbooks that you'd probably never see otherwise are reproduced in their entirety. Jennie June's American Cookery Book, published in 1870, includes recipes from Delmonico's, Purim fritters and other dishes from a "superior Jewish housekeeper in New York," and Susan B. Anthony's Apple Tapioca Pudding.
The Hudson Valley band June Cleaver and the Steak Knives genre-hops through electronica, psychedelic rock, and the-not-quite-classifiable that would have Beaver's mom scratching her head, though we think Eddie Haskell would totally dig it.
You can't do an article riffing on Junes without mentioning Baby June from Gypsy. And it's the centennial year of the late composer of that score, Jule Styne, marked by a new, comprehensive website of Styniana, as well as the new CD "Jule Styne in Hollywood" from P.S. Classics. You can also hear a one-hour Styne profile on NPR.
|Disney's Rapid Response Unit
Shortly after we published Friday's Inside Theater piece in which writer George Spelvin wondered about the producers charging the same price, $110, for seats to the forthcoming "Mary Poppins" in both orchestra and nosebleed sections, Team Disney sent us this:
Oh my. My sincere thanks for spotting this error as we are just about to go on sale to the public on Monday at 9AM. There is an error in the way Ticketmaster.com has described pricing by section on this page. We are in the process of correcting this misleading information immediately.They've corrected things now on Ticketmaster and you can indeed buy tickets at far gentler prices here.
Ticket prices indeed range from $20 to $110, and are scaled according to seating location in the traditional fashion. We actually have tickets regularly priced at $20, $40, $60, $80 and $110 depending on their locations. The producers specifically chose to ensure there were a number of seats priced at $20 so that a family of four could attend the show for less than the price of one top price ticket.