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Quinn mines history for laughs
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Quinn mines history for laughs
By Karen Butler Irish-American funnyman Colin Quinn is bringing his unique and hilarious perspective on world history to Manhattan's Bleecker Stree...
Irish crime fiction has  something for everybody
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Irish crime fiction has something for everybody
By Peter McDermott For all our connections to the NYPD, it was a Greek-American lieutenant that captured Irish hearts. Adult viewers had "Kojak" re...
Gannon, Smith, Blake are a trio in tune
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Gannon, Smith, Blake are a trio in tune
By Earle Hitchner Presenting traditional music and dance of the highest quality, the Washington, D.C., Irish Folk Festival abruptly ended in 2000 a...
An island romance
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An island romance
By Joseph Hurley "Lascivious Something" By Sheila Callaghan • at the Julia Miles Theater, 424 West 55th St., NYC • Through June 6. Marsha Ginsberg'...
Ireland finds its place on Noir map
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Ireland finds its place on Noir map
BOOKS/Peter McDermott A few weeks ago, an enthusiastic American reader of Benjamin Black's "Elegy for April," and its predecessors in the Quirke Se...
Conan back on the late shift
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Conan back on the late shift
By Karen Butler Irish-American comedian Conan O'Brien recently experienced a bittersweet return to New York to talk up his new late-night chat show...
Dispute no more
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Dispute no more
BOOKS/Peter McDermott David Talbot's David Talbot's "Brothers: the Hidden History of the Kennedy Years" found a great many admirers after it was pu...
Rafferty wins National Heritage Fellowship
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Rafferty wins National Heritage Fellowship
By Earle Hitchner From humble beginnings on a small farm in Ballinakill, East Galway, where the family thatched cottage had no electricity, gas, or...
Tristate Events May 19-25
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Tristate Events May 19-25
THEATER The Irish Repertory Theatre presents White Woman Street, by Sebastian Barry, directed by Charlotte Moore, May 7 thru June 27, at The Irish ...
National Events May 19-25
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National Events May 19-25
Boston WNTN-AM 1550 Comhaltas Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann promotes Irish traditional music and dance throughout the world. The weekly radio program...
A painter's disillusionment
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A painter's disillusionment
BOOKS/PETER MCDERMOTT You might have heard of the O'Connor family of Dublin. The eldest is Joseph who has written several novels, such as "Star of ...
How do we allow the young their youth?
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How do we allow the young their youth?
CEOL By Earle Hitchner In 2006, at age 12, jazz-pop singer Nikki Yanofsky performed in front of more than 100,000 people at the Montreal Internatio...