Jasmine Cephas-Jones: Joe’s Pub 27 November 2016

It was with great anticipation and trepidation that I approached an evening with Jasmine Cephas-Jones at Joe’s Pub. I knew she was a brilliant singer because I’d seen her in Hamilton and listened to her many times on the cast album. She contributed beautiful harmonies as Peggy Schulyer and she had a magnificent star turn […]

Chita Rivera: Carnegie Hall 7 November 2016

I shouldn’t read my Playbill. Reading an ad during Fall for Dance made me want to go to the Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC. And reading an ad during the Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC made me want to go see Chita: Nowadays at Carnegie Hall. Chita is, of course, Miss! Chita! Rivera! who I […]

Queens Museum 2 July 2016

“They grew up in a small neighborhood in Forest Hills, Queens. After they moved to the East Village in the 1970s, their music and image changed the world forever.” I very much wanted to see The Ramones exhibit at the Queens Museum: Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk, which ran from […]

The TarantinosNYC: Riis Park Beach Bazaar 26 June 2016

I hadn’t been to see my friends’ band The TarantinosNYC in some time and a Sunday summer afternoon at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar at Jacob Riis State Park seemed like the perfect opportunity. I hadn’t been to Riis Park since I was teenager and I’d always been taken by car so I didn’t think […]