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From the New York Times:
…this is a humorous, affecting and quietly empowering work that fully convinces in its artful facsimile of real people sharing experiences both ordinary and precious.
“I ♥ Alice ♥ I” continues through March 17 at the Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, Clinton; (866) 811-4111, irishartscenter.org.
Aug. 13, 1969: “Data processing cards joined ticker tape in paper blizzard,” read the caption on this photograph, which was published the day after the three Apollo 11 astronauts paraded through New York. The Sanitation Department cleaned up 300 tons of paper the following day. Mayor John V. Lindsay had urged employers to give their workers time to watch the motorcade. The city’s public events commissioner said the turnout was “the biggest ever in the history of New York.” Another article quoted an 8-year-old from Connecticut. “There’s a lot of confetti down there,” he said, “but I don’t see any astronauts.” Photo: Jack Manning/The New York Times
A great reason to get to New York before March - the Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibition.
- Jim Henson’s characters provided an outlet for the various sides of his sense of humor and personality, and Henson always considered Kermit the Frog his alter ego.Credits: John E. Barrett, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Kermit the Frog (c)The Muppets Studio, LLC.
- Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog in 1978 on the set of The Muppet Movie.Credit: Photo courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Kermit the Frog (c) The Muppets Studio, LLC.
- Jim performing Kermit the Frog in the early 1980s. Credit: Photo by Richard Termine, courtesy of The Jim Henson Company. Kermit the Frog © The Muppets Studio, LLC.
- Originally debuting on The Ed Sullivan Show, the bearded hippie Mahna Mahna and his cow-like back-up singers, the Snowths, went on to become regulars on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. Credit: John E. Barratt. (c)The Muppets Studio, LLC.
- Rowlf the Dog became everyone’s favorite piano player on The Muppet Show. Many of Jim’s Muppet characters, including Rowlf, got their start in ads produced by Jim in the 1960s. Credit: Photo by John E. Barrett. (c) The Muppets Studio, LLC.
- Jim Henson believed that television and film could be used in a positive way to shape the thoughts of children and adults. He populated the neighborhood of Sesame Street with characters such as Bert and Ernie. Credit: Photo by John E. Barrett. TM & © 2007 SesameWorkshop. All Rights Reserved.
- Henson created his award-winning television series, Fraggle Rock, to help promote understanding and tolerance. The wise minstrel Cantus (performed by Jim) made occasional appearances to offer words of advice and song. Gobo is on the right. Credit: Photo by John E. Barrett. (c) The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved.