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A play that dare not speak its name
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A play that dare not speak its name
“The Mother** With the Hat” By Stephen Adly Guirgis • Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th St., NYC • Open-Ended Run) As an active member of th...
The Long Blue Line
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The Long Blue Line
Irma Rivera grew up in the East Village of Manhattan in a Puerto Rican family, was schooled in the City, and joined the ranks of the NYPD in 1982 a...
Notre Dame, AIF dinner, and meeting the Taoiseach
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Notre Dame, AIF dinner, and meeting the Taoiseach
I attended a conference relating to the Irish language in University of Notre Dame last week. It was my first time there and I was really taken wit...
Selling albums, playing house concerts in tough economy
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Selling albums, playing house concerts in tough economy
In February, something unusual happened that received scant notice in the mainstream press: the worst sales total in SoundScan history for an album...
Browning retiring from World Music Institute
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Browning retiring from World Music Institute
Within a couple years of their immigration in 1980 to Portland, Ore., I saw former Bothy Band members Kevin Burke on fiddle and Micheal O Domhnaill...
Light-hearted take on a classic Irish play
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Light-hearted take on a classic Irish play
"The Shaughraun" By Dion Boucicault • Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd St., NYC • Through June 12, 2011 Dion Boucicault's "The Shaughraun," w...
An afternoon of song, stories
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An afternoon of song, stories
Between the Lines / Peter McDermott We've mentioned in the Echo the alliances involving writers and musicians in recent times - most notably betwee...
Fiddler spins gold from silk
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Fiddler spins gold from silk
London-born, Portland resident fiddler Kevin Burke, now age 60, has lost none of the spellbinding silkiness in his playing. Though his parents hail...
Ireland is changed, changed utterly
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Ireland is changed, changed utterly
I was at home in Ireland last week renewing my visa. The weather was unbelievable -- so amazing that I didn't want to come back to New York. That's...
Stiller disappoints in ‘Leaves’
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Stiller disappoints in ‘Leaves’
“The House of Blue Leaves” By John Guare • Walter Kerr Theatre, 218 W. 48th St., NYC • Open-Ended Run Alone among the plays of the Irish-American d...
A concert of sparkling tunes, songs, and wit
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A concert of sparkling tunes, songs, and wit
"Did you hear about the two blondes who walked into a building?" Seamus Begley asked the audience. "Wouldn't you think one of them would have seen ...
Reasons to stay
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Reasons to stay
Michael Leach's latest book "Why Stay Catholic?" is about the "good stuff in Catholicism. Beautiful Catholic ideas we never hear about, even from t...

 

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