Lucero: Brooklyn Bowl 29 December 2012

Night two at the Brooklyn Bowl was even better – first of all while I was on line to get in, Rick Steff (keyboards, accordion) was walking out. People on line said hello and he said he was sorry that the weather wasn’t better for us to rock and roll. He spotted me and said, […]

Lucero: Brooklyn Bowl 28 December 2012

Three nights of my boys! Two at the Brooklyn Bowl. And the third opening for The Hold Steady in IHaveNoIdeaWhereThisIs, NJ on New Year’s Eve. There is also the night before NYE in Boston that I seriously considered attending. As I was leaving I noticed the full moon and thought that was a good omen. […]

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Booth Theatre 25 December 2012

Originally I thought about going to the movies but they’re always so crowded on Christmas Day. So at the last minute I bought a ticket for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? that has been getting great reviews. Why not spend Christmas night the same as so many other Americans […]

Messiah Sing-In: Avery Fisher Hall 17 December 2012

When Binny suggested that Handel’s Messiah Sing-In at Lincoln Center I was there. It’s one of those NYC institutions that I’ve never tried. I don’t read music so I was sure it wasn’t going to go well but I was willing to give it a shot. First Binny, her husband, violaleeblue, Violet, rtb, and I […]

Dylan Moran: Theatre 80 7 December 2012

It’s not easy to write a review of a comedian’s performance. I don’t want to repeat the jokes because most are better in context and through delivery. So what can I say? Dylan Moran is very funny. He’s only playing three cities on his current “Yeah, Yeah” tour and I was lucky enough to see […]

The Monkees: Beacon Theater 2 December 2012

We all loved The Monkees. The Beatles stopped performing. But The Monkees were in our living rooms every Monday at 7:30pm Eastern (6:30pm Central). We bought the singles, the albums, and the magazines. We sang and danced to all the songs. When they toured some of us were lucky enough to see them (with Jimi […]