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A feast grows in Brooklyn
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A feast grows in Brooklyn
By Jill D’Amico One of the driving forces behind Brooklyn’s rise as a hub of ingenuity and cool is its food and drink scene. With more than 1,000 r...
Brooklyn: Camera-ready
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Brooklyn: Camera-ready
By Michael Gray New York City’s most populous borough has been making its mark in the world of cinema since the earliest days of the art form. When...
Brooklyn’s Golden standard of Irish dance
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Brooklyn’s Golden standard of Irish dance
By Earle Hitchner “He is my teacher, mentor, and inspiration all rolled into one. His patience with young dancers, his love for music and rhythm, h...
Return of the Tudors
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Return of the Tudors
By Eileen Murphy Long before the Windsors became tabloid fodder for their lively personal dramas, the world was fascinated by the travails of anoth...
Volcano forces Bagatelle tour cancellation
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Volcano forces Bagatelle tour cancellation
By Irish Echo Staff As a result of disruptions to flights caused by the Icelandic volcano eruption, Liam Reilly and Bagatelle have been forced to c...
Saw Doctors return to U.S.
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Saw Doctors return to U.S.
By Eileen Murphy The Saw Doctors, one of my all-time favorite bands, is finally returning to the U.S. for a brief tour of the East Coast. The Tuam-...
A tiger’s tale . . .
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A tiger’s tale . . .
By Eileen Murphy Want to read something that will really make your hair stand on end? Then skip the latest Stephen King horrorfest and pick up this...
Maria Doyle Kennedy in NYC
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Maria Doyle Kennedy in NYC
By Irish Echo Staff She was brilliant as the tragic Catherine of Aragon in the Showtime series “The Tudors,” Maria Doyle kennedy is best described ...
It's a "new day" for Lunasa
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It's a "new day" for Lunasa
By Earle Hitchner Readers of this column know how I disdain comparisons of today's Irish traditional groups with the Bothy Band. But I also realize...
'Next Fall' fights for survival
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'Next Fall' fights for survival
By Joseph Hurley "Next Fall" • at the Helen Hayes Theater, 240 West 44th St., NYC • Open-ended run One of the most rewarding of recent American pla...
Things moms said
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Things moms said
Books by Peter McDermott I've never liked the sort of novelty book that is short on text and has little in the way of illustration. It brings to mi...
A vision, unfiltered
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A vision, unfiltered
By Michael Gray Ireland’s 19th century Gothic writers Bram Stoker, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Lord Dunsany have a worthy successor in the 21st in ...