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concert…The tall drink of water pictured here is named Manoel Felciano and lots of people, including us, who've seen him perform as Toby in the current Broadway revival of "Sweeney Todd," have remarked that he possesses that rare gift: genuine star presence. He'll be performing more pop than Broadway at his solo gig on Sunday, June 4, at Joe's Pub, $20. We've already got our tickets.



shopping… Men's and women's tailored clothing, sportswear and accessories from Boss are on sale 6/5-6/7, 9-6:30pm, and 6/8, 9-5, at Soiffer/Haskin, 317 W. 33rd [8th/9th]. CC only, no strollers…Samples and overstock from this spring's Stetson collection will be up to 75% off on 6/8 and 6/9 noon-5, and 6/10, noon-4, at 70 W. 36th [5th/6th] 14th flr.



photography…The least disturbing of Martin Schoeller's portraits of celebs at the Hasted Hunt Gallery, 529 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.627.0006, turns out to be Marilyn Manson. Iggy Pop, Lance Armstrong, Angelina Jolie, and most of the others, through the artist's lens, appear to fall on a continuum that includes high anxiety, psychotic break, and possession by a hostile alien swarm.



book…Michael Ruhlman, author of The Soul of a Chef, has a new book out called The Reach of a Chef: Beyond the Kitchen (Viking, $27.95). This one looks at some of the best and best-known men and women behind the stove (or increasingly frequently, out of the kitchen altogether) in the age of the celebrity chef.



out of town… Speigeltents are European tents of mirrors, touring pavilions popular early in the last century that showcased cabaret performances (Dietrich sang "Falling in Love Again" in one), musicians, perhaps some circus acts, and served food and drink. Some of them were pretty deluxe, too: lots of leaded glass, velvet and brocade, and a teak dance floor. You can pay a visit to one from June 29th-July 30th when the SpiegelPalais alights at Bard's Fisher Center, 845.758.7900.



theater/opera… It will be an unusual group effort when an international cast of soloists performs Cherubini's opera Médée with the Manhattan Philharmonic, conducted by Peter Tiboris, side by side with spoken scenes performed by the Aquila Theatre Company. It takes place at Carnegie Hall, June 3rd, 7:30pm. Tickets range from $35-$89.
Correction
We got one of our facts wrong in yesterday's Living Proof article. Suicide isn't the 4th leading cause of death among college students — it's the leading cause.


The next MUG will be on Tuesday. Have a great long weekend.


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