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Steve Smith came to WNYC from NPR, where he served as a senior editor on the Arts Desk. He ostensibly focused on music coverage, but in reality handled subjects like Mickey Mouse's creator, AI voice cloning, and even the 50th anniversary of the Crock Pot. Steve served previously as a music editor at Time Out New York, a classical-music critic for The New York Times, a weekly contributor to The New Yorker, and an assistant arts editor at the Boston Globe. He lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, with his wife, journalist and scholar Lara Pellegrinelli (herself a past contributor to WNYC and NPR), their daughter, and two dogs.

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It’s impossible to keep up with everything happening in New York City arts and culture, but here are a few recommendations for events you shouldn’t miss.


It’s impossible to keep up with everything happening in New York City arts and culture, but here are a few recommendations for events you shouldn’t miss.


Dubbed the "gay Super Bowl" by one founder, the Bushwig Festival of Drag, Music & Love took over the Knockdown Center in Maspeth for two days of drag and dancing.


It’s impossible to keep up with everything happening in New York City arts and culture, but here are a few recommendations for events you shouldn’t miss.


It’s impossible to keep up with everything happening in New York City arts and culture, but here are a few recommendations for events you shouldn’t miss.


It’s impossible to keep up with everything happening in New York City arts and culture, but here are a few recommendations for events you shouldn’t miss.


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