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Over the last 11 years, The Public's UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL has presented over 181 companies from 39 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public's mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater. Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad, UTR has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of theater today: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.
The 2015 Under the Radar Festival, which presents theater from around the world, happens here in NYC from January 7 - 18 at the Public Theatre, La MaMa and New York Live Arts. Among this year's selections is Reggie Watts doing Audio Abramović, where "In an attempt to channel the illusory presence of the artist, avowed disinformationist Reggie Watts invites you to sit across from him. But just for five minutes." That happens at The Public on January 14 (8 - 10 PM) and January 16 - 18 (7 - 9 PM) and is free, with tickets being distributed on the day of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis. The line will begin one hour prior to the performance.

Other UTR selections include Toshi Reagon performing songs from her in-the-works opera Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower which runs at The Public: Anspacher Theater from January 10-18. There's also a festival within the festival called Incoming that showcases new works.

Tickets to all Under the Radar shows and performances are on sale now and full schedule is listed, along with a trailer for the festival, below.

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Die Antwoord @ ACL 2012 (by Glen Brown)

We've completed our coverage of this past weekend's Austin City Limits festival with a set of pictures from Sunday, Die Antwoord (like the above) included.

Die Antwoord have a new and controversial video for "Fatty Boom Boom" which you can watch below.

Still no word on the identity of the body found near Austin Music Hall.

Maybe you heard it's CMJ week here in NYC and we're already tired and we haven't even seen any shows yet. But we are pumped to be throwing two day parties on at Public Assembly. Saturday's line-up hasn't been announced yet, but you can check out Friday's (10/19, including METZ, Savages and The Intelligence) here.

We also are sad to report that, despite what the flyer says, Sharon Van Etten is NOT playing that Thursday day party at Ace Hotel.


A "Million Muppet March" is being planned in Washington DC on November 3 (three days before the election) to protest Mitt Romney's pledge to cut funding to PBS if elected president. The second of three Presedential Debates happens tonight at 9 PM EDT... UPDATE:

Speaking of, Menomena just toured through NYC and played Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom.

The Lollipop King is suing South Park.

Watch Godspeed You! Black Emperor on Windy City kids show Chic-A-Go-Go.

More stuff below...

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