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Pianos in public spaces
MarkInTheCity.com is happy to share with you Pianos in Public Buffalo, a project that takes old pianos that would have been thrown out and destroyed, and, instead, gets them painted to look artistically cool, and then placed outdoors for the summer at key places around Buffalo, New York. If you are a supporter of the arts, and particularly like music, pianos and helping put smiles on faces of many people who will encounter these pianos, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/656885122/pianos-in-public-buffalo to learn more about the project.
Touring recording artist Johnny Juarez will perform at Hunter College’s “Lang Theater” Friday, May 24 from 7-9pm. Juarez, who lives in Buffalo, New York, is kicking off his first headlining tour called the “Better Tour” to support his latest album, “August Avenue.” New York is his fourth stop on the tour, as funded by popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter. His music is for fans of Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Motown lovers. Tickets are $10 and kids 10 & under are free.
“Thanks to our friends online we were able to raise over $3000 to fund this tour. Crowd-funding is great because it allows people to engage with their favorite indie artists and their projects using social media. The best part is that we have been able to bring smiles, fun and a good time to everybody. Our band likes to call it fun-shine,” says Juarez.
Johnny Juarez is a family-friendly performer. As a singer-songwriter who performs acoustic pop-rock-soul music, his original songs are uplifting. When he’s not touring, Juarez runs the Rock Zone Music School in Buffalo, which helps kids experience music education by performing in bands throughout the region.
For more information, visit www.JohnnyJuarez.com. For tickets to the concert, visit http://bettertnyc.eventbrite.com/
Prospect Park in Brooklyn is beautiful in May. Here are two pictures from Mark in the City’s friend Tracey Ann:
It’s sunny and warm in New York City this May. This is recording artist Matt Cusson’s view of Central Park West. Nice!
You would think that New York City would lead the world with innovation and modernization, but the sad fact is NYC is antiquated compared to many other cities worldwide, especially when it comes to its vast underground transportation system. A lot of the NYC subway stations were built over a hundred years ago. The idea of cellphones and Wi-Fi would have been unimaginable back then; yet in 2013, they’re vital to life!
NY’s MTA is slowly but surely expanding cellphone service and Wi-Fi options in New York City subway stations, starting with the big, popular ones in Manhattan. Recently, 30 stations were added to the list of stations you can get service if you use Verizon, Sprint, and other carriers. Stations with cellphone service now include key ones like Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Columbus Circle, where locals and tourists alike spend plenty of time.
The plan, should it actually happen on time (and this being New York, it won’t), is for all 277 underground stations to have cellphone service by 2017.
The Rent Is Too Damn High! Jimmy McMillan wanted to be NY’s governor and that didn’t work out, but now he’s back with a music video as he runs for Mayor of New York City. You know, he just might be the right man for the job! If anything, Saturday Night Live would have a field day with him in office!
Michael Buble was spotted in the NYC subway today, singing “Who’s Lovin’ You” with the group Naturally 7. He was at 67th (Lincoln Center) in Manhattan. Typical New Yorkers: they get off the subway train and barely notice him. However, there were plenty of female fans lingering around to see the Michael Buble and the men singing.