Sunday, July 22, 2018

Amazing concert at CELEBRATE BROOKLYN.  ANOUSHA SHANKAR, daughter of the famous
RAVI SHANKAR  who taught  the BEATLES  how to play the sitar ( and they did in 'Norwegian Wood:) gave a mesmerizing concert transfixing her audience with her program devoted to refuges.
With her was her co-writer on drums, her bass guitar and xylophone player and her horn player.
She played a radio recording of the masacre at Croatia.  In many of the tunes, she re-created the sound of  crying.  So the audience could feel the pain .  She ended the concert with a lullabye
for her son.  to give us all hope.
Sponsored by BRIC, and headed by JACK WALSH (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR 21 YEARS)  and RACHEL, CHANOFF, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR -, they have worked for 40 years to bring
these amazing concerts. to Brooklynites which have include LOS LOBOS and WYNTON MARSALIS.  CONGRATULATIONS.  !!!!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Major NY  cultural  institutions have united to present THE BIRDS festival.
In conjunction with the Museum of Natural History, (founded by PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT) and the ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER, NY, founded by ARISTOTLE ONASSIS, husband of JACKIE KENNEDY,  a spring festival is taking place
based on the political play THE BIRDS written by ARISTOPHANES in 486 BC. All 11 of his
ancient plays survive.  Birdsounds are at the Museum, lectures at the Brooklyn Museum, live birds at NY Historical Society, lecture at NY Public Library,, screenings at Metrograph, and
the sold - out  play  performed at St. Ann's Warehouse theater in Brooklyn.(  I was lucky enough
to get a rush ticket to see the magnificent performance.)
A utopia, a bird- heaven, 2 humans tired of Athenian  politics, seek a better place for collective living in bird city,  In Greek with English translations, dance, music special effects, singing, all combine
for a miraculous, avant-garde production directed by Nikos, Karathanos, which unites man, birds and the Gods., teaching us to live together with nature, to live together as neighbors and friends.



Sunday, April 8, 2018

                                                                EASTER   ICON
                                                          (donated by James Daniels

Friday, April 6, 2018

                                                   EASTER - ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
                                                                              ***

                              GREEK GOOD FRIDAY, KIMISIS THEOTOKOU, BKLYN

Friday, March 30, 2018

PHOEBE LEGERE, is the most talented professional on Earth.She sings, plays piano and accordian, writes plays, and sings her  songs , recording 17 albums  She not only played piano at Carnegie Recital Hall, sang with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for an epic poem - called "The Waterclown".  She was invited by DAVID BOWIE to open for him on his 91 National Sound & Vision Tour.







In her  recent project she wrote the book and lyrics,sings   and stars in SPEED QUEEN,
a takeoff of boat racer and lesbian, Jo Carstairs.  In the play she portrays Joe, Tallulah Bankhead, and
Marlene Dietrick, friends of the sailor.and yes there was a boat onstage.  The play was directed by the very talented LISA MOIRA who also directed and co-wrote the talented LOUISA BRADSHORE  in Siren's Heart: Mailyn in Purgatory as well as directing the musical version of Nicholas Nickelby..

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

At the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 west 17 st,  a new show: - "The Future is Fluid".
Six floors of  the art of the Himalayas help us wonder about our role in the future and their."Brainwave"series of  talks, and films  will excite your mind and make you think-neuroscientiests, mentalist,astrophysicists, discuss time...  At opening night,the subject was "How Space Warps Time" with NASA astronaut, Tony Antonelli, and Gal Zauberman who did discuss the possibility of child birth in space.
 Coming up , March 28, 7 pm the renowned theoretical physicist and author,   DEEPAK CHOPRA,  and Leonard Miodino will discuss the mind.  and on April 27,  fashion mogul  ISSAC MIZRAHI  and dog cognition researcher Alexandra Horowitz will end the series with   "Can Dogs Sniff Out Time"?  While you are there, write your thoughts,anxieties and hopes  on Rubin's Spiral Wall or
write a letter to a future visitor,  and enjoy the bar and restaurant.

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When you get off the subway at Astor Place, take a look at the amazing sculpture of
"Threee Rhinos" There are only 3 left in the entire world, how sad for the world.
                                                                 *****




 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

BRAD PITT  has produced the movie.  THE LOST CITY OF Z,  shown at the
NY FILM FESTIVAL It was chosen as the top 10 films of 2017 by Time Magazine It was
recently shown at the Museum of Modern Art.
Taken from the book by David Grann, this lovely picture takes place in the late
1880's.  Percy Fawcett, a British explorer is sent to Bolivia on a survey mission. He
winds up as an explorer, financed by John D Rockefeller.  He looks for a lost
civilization inspired by the find of pottery.
It is years later that in truth, roads and tunnels were found in the exact location he
explored. 

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The REVEREND JESSE JACKSON  spoke recently at the Red Rooster in Harlem.
He spoke about economic equality  and becoming members of  Board of Directors.
He is hosting an Economic Conference at the midtown Sheraton in February.
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At the Theater of the New City... The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign,
written and performed by Joanne Haristone.
In the smoky mist and mud of the recent  "ME TOO' hysteria, the defense of women
abused by men is  the topic of the day.
Her story of a girl, of an actress and singer  who wants to be a star. And when she
auditions for her idol, Jules Styne, is told she is not the best singer, nor the most
beautiful girl in Hollywood
Miss Hartstone brings to light the abuse of Judy Garland who was forced to only
consumme chicken soup and coffee, and given pills for energy.  She died of suicide.
Jean Harlow, forced to bleach her hair every week , died at the age of 26.
Marilyn Monroe who died of drug overdose.

Her journey into Hollywood of the l930"s and the women who lived it is a
good contribution and message for all the "Me Too" victims and abusers. 


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