Friday, November 16, 2018

LADY GAGA and BRADLEY COOPER make a wonderful duet pair in the movie, A Star is Born.  Many of the songs they sing are written by Lady Gaga.  She is already a star, and in this case also has acting ability.  ( But remember MADONNA paved the way for her to become that star).


I was impressed with the art show of  EGON AGOPIAN - THE FABRIC OF SPACE. at the GREEK CONSULATE  on East 79 st. Ms Agopian knows well that her constructions of paint and fabric adds dimensions to one another.  She names one of the works  "Time".  adding one more dimension.
She  is well aware that ALBERT EINSTEIN   said that space is woven together along with time
into "spacetime", the fabric of our universe.  It is continuous, smooth  and gets curved and deformed by the presence of matter and energy. She is aware of the astrophysicists including STEPHEN HAWKIN, and focuses a scientific energy and investigation into her works that captures the essence of  the definition of our universe.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Only one performance left for  the stage reading of 'NAPOLEON', by  STANLEY KUBRICK 
Yes, that Stanley Kubrick of 2001 fame.   .  Are you a history buff?  Run to see this show.  Are you an opera lover, run to see this show.  Are you a romantic or a war devote, run to see this
magnificent reading starring  and directed by  DAVID SERERO   as Napoleon, at the 1848 built Angel Orensanz Foundation , You will be singing along with him to  "la jour de gloire est arrivee" .
He gives a dynamic, strong, energized vocal performance that reaches across to the Isle
of Elba where even  Napoleon  can hear him and where he  spent his last days
                                      DAVID SERERO  as NAPOLEON

The announcement made no mention of David's operatic vocals as he becomes the hero of
the "lives, the revolution and the career" of General Napoleon.  We survive the anarchy,
and chaos and even the romance of  the leader and his faithful/unfaithful wife, Josephine.
We survive the battle with the British, and and Russians, the War of 1812,  and the fight
against Louis Eighteenth.  You feel you are in the presence of a great leader

David came across this unknown film  script of Mr. Kubrick and decided it would make a marvelous
stage show.  Reducing the number of actors from 48 down to 9,  he succeeds in its historical
narration by Ron Barba and re-enactment, accompanied by Markus Kaitila's [piano.
The whisper is  STEVEN SPIELBERG   will be making "NAPOLEON"   a TV series with HBO
LAST SHOW THURSDAY AUGUST 23,  8 PM  or   1800-838-3006

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..