The Night Alive

“You can’t save everybody,” bemoans Tommy – in what is essentially a desperate plea that forms the heart of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive – now reigning luminous at the Atlantic Theater...

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Le Jazz Hot: How the French Saved Jazz

Quincy Jones said, “If it weren’t for France, jazz would be dead.”  That was enough to set Pete and Will Anderson off on a mission.  And we are the beneficiaries. I was raised on big band music.  It made up the entirety of my...

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The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

Isn’t this a tricky bit of sleight of hand.  Three Elizas, three Franks and four Watsons all overlap in the present, the past and the way past. In the present, (2011) Eliza I (Amanda Quaid) is having a conversation with the...

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Chéri

  When I got to the lobby/restaurant  at Pershing Square Signature Center (this is one of the best kept restaurant secrets in the city where you can get serious bang for your buck.  As in dinner for two was $58 including...

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Welcome Home Sonny T

Welcome Home Sonny T Seeing any theater centering on black culture the day after Nelson Mandela passed, is only made more vivid and meaningful against that backdrop. While race riots may be further in our past than the death of...

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