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In sickness and in health
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In sickness and in health
[caption id="attachment_66531" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Dean and Elaine celebrate New Year 2011. "][/caption] I left New York at th...
Powerful work from a forgotten playwright
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Powerful work from a forgotten playwright
[caption id="attachment_66527" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Aidan Redmond and Rosie Benton in a scene from Temporal Powers, written by ...
Daithi Sproule's found river of song
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Daithi Sproule's found river of song
[caption id="attachment_66498" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Singer, guitarist, and composer Daithi Sproule."][/caption] My first exposu...
A great week in Ireland / Seachtain iontach in Éirinn
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A great week in Ireland / Seachtain iontach in Éirinn
As always, it's great being in Ireland. Obviously the weather is brutal but that never gets to me -- it's to be expected! I am able to get lot of P...
Wholly entertaining
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Wholly entertaining
"Sister Act" • Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Directed by Jerry Zaks • Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Glenn Slater • Broadway Theater, NYC • Open-ended ...
After the downsizing
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After the downsizing
Thomas E. Kennedy's latest work "Falling Sideways" is a rare commodity, commented the Washington Post's Jonathan Yardley recently, a "literary nove...
Making book on Joe Burke and Mairtin O'Connor
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Making book on Joe Burke and Mairtin O'Connor
The most hallowed and dog-eared collections of Irish traditional tunes are those compiled by Bantry-born, longtime Chicago resident Francis O'Neill...
Ridiculous, absurd, but instantly recognizable
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Ridiculous, absurd, but instantly recognizable
Dublin's reforming Archbishop Diarmuid Martin might approve of the novel "The Brothers' Lot," which is set in a Dublin school run by the Brothers o...
Earley shines in breakout role
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Earley shines in breakout role
"Death Takes a Holiday" By Thomas Meehan/Peter Stone • Music & Lyrics: Maury Yeston • Directed by Doug Hughes • Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura P...
Cherish the Ladies travel down 'country crossroads'
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Cherish the Ladies travel down 'country crossroads'
For several years in a row, Vince Gill, who personifies the best in country music as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, hosted the Coun...
Vindication can be sweet
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Vindication can be sweet
Author John Connolly is expected at NYU in September. Between the Lines / By Peter McDermott William Geary was a 29-year-old policeman when he was ...
Williams in a minor key
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Williams in a minor key
The Pretty Trap By Tennessee Williams • A Cause Celebre Production, Acorn Theatre, Theatre Row, NYC • Through August 21, 2011 If he were still aliv...

 

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