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Rigidity, moral fervor paves road to hell
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Rigidity, moral fervor paves road to hell
H.L. Mencken defined Puritanism as the "haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." And much as we'd like to define our America as being ...
'Born Yesterday' gets a contemporary spin today
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'Born Yesterday' gets a contemporary spin today
"Born Yesterday" by Garson Kanin • Directed by Doug Hughes • Cort Theatre, NYC • Open-Ended Run In 1946, when Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" went ...
Speaking the same language
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Speaking the same language
I am at my happiest when I meet another Gaeilgeoir (Irish speaker) in New York. We are in the best city in world, New York, speaking the best langu...
Young girls no longer: Girsa
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Young girls no longer: Girsa
Two years after their self-titled debut recording, Girsa has released their second CD, “A Sweeter Place.” What’s immediately noticeable on the new ...
Joyce classic to be celebrated for 2nd year Kings County
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Joyce classic to be celebrated for 2nd year Kings County
The 2nd Annual Bloomsday in Brooklyn will take place on Saturday, June 18, along the Fifth Avenue corridor. So it's not literally on the literary d...
Shaw's slight seaside comedy swamped by overproduction
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Shaw's slight seaside comedy swamped by overproduction
"You Never Can Tell" By G. B. Shaw • Gloria Maddox Theater, T. Schreiber Studio, 51 West 26th St., NYC • Thru June 19, 2011) There was, in late 19t...
New CD from old friends Tyrrell, Glackin, Browne
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New CD from old friends Tyrrell, Glackin, Browne
Clare-born P.J. Curtis, whose writing about Irish music I've admired since his essay for the stateside release of "The Bothy Band 1975" LP in 1983,...
A reporter goes from facts to fiction
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A reporter goes from facts to fiction
Readers will recognize Ray O'Hanlon's name as that of the editor of this paper but he's hoping that, over time, his name will become as familiar on...
Shaw classic set to music
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Shaw classic set to music
"A Minister's Wife" • Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" by Austin Pendleton (Book), Joshua Schmidt (music) Jan Levy Tranen (lyrics) • Li...
Miles of smiles from WSHSO
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Miles of smiles from WSHSO
Unofficially, it's summertime, and the living is--if not exactly easy--easier. A sure way to keep the creep of the summertime blues away is to play...
A critical thumb's up for crime master
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A critical thumb's up for crime master
Some writers of popular fiction crave critical respectability, while others don't care and laugh all the way to the bank. I don't know which catego...
A boy and his dogs
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A boy and his dogs
“Ivan and the Dogs” By Hattie Naylor • Directed by David Sullivan and produced by George C.Heslin • Origin Theatre Company at Players Loft Theatre,...