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music Rodrigo y Gabriela met when they were in a thrash metal band together, and they carry over some of that energy into their turbo-charged acoustic guitar performances. We first told you about them in 2006 and they've only gotten better since then. They'll be at the Beacon May 1 and 2, tickets go on sale tomorrow, 11am.

Kids for Cash, opening February 28, is a documentary about the Pennsylvania judge who handed down prison sentences to over 3,000 children for which they received millions of dollars in kickbacks from the detention centers. The book on the scandal by William Ecenbarger is both compelling and appalling.

photography Opening today at Bernaducci Meisel, 37 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.593.3757, Photographs of the Lower East Side by Sally Davies. Pictured above is 'Blonde on Avenue B,' which should inspire the first scene of a noir thriller not yet written or the opening shot of a movie not yet made.

On now at Steven Kasher, 521 W. 23rd [10th/11th] 212.966.3978, Save the Village, a show of over a 100 prints by the late photographer Fred W. McDarrah, who chronicled downtown for decades from the late 1950s onward, in all its messy exuberance. Question for the gallery: in the Armory Party image with Woody Allen, Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris, isn't that Frank Rich with a cigarette in his mouth?

art Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers is a show at Pratt, 144 W. 14th [6th/7th], opening tomorrow, that celebrates emerging black NY designers—perfect timing for Black History Month and Fashion Week.

theater Coriolanus isn't a Shakespeare play we count among our favorites; still, the Donmar Warehouse production starring Tom Hiddleston, broadcast by National Theatre Live, might change our thinking, a least a little. It's at Symphony Space for four screenings, the first of which is Sunday, February 16, 2pm… Any new play by Sarah Ruhl is good news and Stage Kiss, at Playwrights, sounds great, taking a Molnár-worthy premise (think The Guardsman) and giving it a contemporary spin.

Under Rockefeller Center (from 2011)

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