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Pershing Square Framed with Art and Music

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, August 07, 2008, at 04:28AM
Looking at Roy's Ed Fuentes

STOPPING AT ROY'S: Martin Waterman's photo "Roy's" catches the eyes of a park-goer.

"Crossroads" is the successful inaugural show for Art Squared Gallery, now on display in Pershing Square under the direction of Mark Walsh and Debbie Cable (until August 20th). The group show almost saves the park's banal purple wall with six installations of vinyl panels reproducing works in photography, photo collage and paintings, carefully placed in 8 feet by 8 feet open squares. It the best use of the wall's structural design I've ever seen.

A look at Pershing Square music for the upcoming week is after the jump.

Today, the Pershing Square Summer Lunchtime Concert (noon-2pm) will offer Grayson Wayne Project, self-described as "The B52s meet the Beatles with a funk-a-delic flavor." Tuesday's concert, August 12, will have the Top-40 style of Kelly's Lot. On the day of the Downtown Art Walk, August 14th, the lunchtime band will be "Summer of Love", a Woodstock Celebration band that will offer the lunchtime crowd a tribute to the 60's.

Pershing Square's Downtown Stage, the Wednesday night concert series, will have girl's night out August 13th (8pm to 10pm) with Sophie B. Hawkins, the torch-folk singer whose range goes beyond her 1992 anthem of desire. Also on the Wednesday night bill is the metal-to-acoustic guitar maverick, Janet Robin.

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