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THE MORNING LINE Fans of the Woolworth Building, and who isn't?: join MUG as we celebrate the Cathedral of Commerce's 100 birthday, coming up in April. We'll be adding photos and information about its history and we hope you will, too.

music Crikey, are we spoiled in New York. If there were not a single cultural offering in all of New York for the entire winter besides the Lincoln Center American Songbook series, we'd still be rich as Croseus. As always, this year's lineup, which runs from January 30 through April 20, is a fabulous mix. From the greatgreatgreat R&B/gospel singer Mavis Staples (pictured above), to Broadway ladies—Lea Salonga, Karen Akers, Kristin Chenoweth and gentlemen—composer Tom Kitt, conductor Rob Fisher in a tribute to Kander & Ebb, the pleasures will be many.

opera/theater From January 9-18, the Prototype Festival presents five opera/music theater productions that, if the past is prologue, will be some of the most genre-busting, memorable works in town all year.

dance Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca heat up the coldest January night at Joe's Pub, where the Spanish dance company performs tonight through January 8.

art The story behind the exhibit Adrift in your ocean, trying to find my way… in which Brooklyn artist David (scout) McQueen discovers the drawings of Galileo's son, Vincenzo Gamba. McQueen realized that Vincenzo was "equal parts scientist and poet" since the drawings depict familiar instruments reimagined for emotional rather than scientific purposes. What looks like a telescope, for instance, is instead a tool for decision-making. McQueen has created sculptures after Vincenzo for his show at Brooklyn Wayfarers, which opens on Sunday.

movies Opening tomorrow, 56 Up, the latest in the wonderful, every-7-years documentary series, originally directed by Paul Almond, now by Michael Apted. (Ebert has a good overview). A boxed set of the first six is here.

food From Trastevere to Brooklyn: Antica Pesa, 115 Berry [N. 7/8] 347.763.2635.

Kimchi Happy Hour at Astor, January 11, 6:30pm.

Finally! Aamanns-Copenhagen has opened their smørrebrød-ery in Tribeca at 13 Laight [6th/Varick] 212.925.1313.

Ninth Street Brooklyn (from 2011)

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