Marilyn By Request

Here is your New Year’s Resolution: I Will Go See Marilyn Maye at the Metropolitan Room.  Don’t think about this.  Just do it.  You will start the year off giving yourself an extraordinary gift.  Plus – you will be grateful to...

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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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