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21 Brookline St, Cambridge (MA), 02139, United States

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Description Manray was a nightclub in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was named for Dada artist and photographer, Man Ray.Early daysThe site previously held a restaurant called Simeone's Restaurant, until in 1983 the location was turned into a gay club called Campus. In 1985, a second part of the location was opened as Manray. Eventually the two places merged into the modern day Manray space. The club billed itself as an "art bar", and often featured gallery shows by local artists in its lounge area. Manray gained national attention when it was featured in Life Magazine, and in a televised segment by talk show host Geraldo Rivera.CultureManray catered to a variety of alternative lifestyles. Its longest-running night was Campus, a night "for gay men and their friends". Also popular was New Wave Night, held every Saturday, which featured DJs Chris Ewen and Gary Conzo playing new wave and disco anthems, respectively. Manray also hosted many live music acts, including Alien Sex Fiend, Peter Murphy, and Nirvana.
  • 21 Brookline St, Cambridge (MA), 02139, United States
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