Cory Branan: Coney Island Baby 16 May 2019

I was looking forward to this because (1) a new (for me) venue and (2) Cory would be playing with a band, which I have never seen before. Coney Island Baby is a small bar on Avenue A off 10th Street. There’s a small stage in the back left corner and small banquettes across from […]

Amazing Grace: AMC Lincoln Square 9 May 2019

Last night, spurred on by peg because we had discussing it and wanted to see it before it left the theaters, peg, rtb, mollyT, and I saw Amazing Grace. The movie is transcendent. Aretha is 29yo and, of course, in great voice. The minute she opens her mouth and lets out the first note you […]

The Who: Madison Square Garden 13 May 2019

In 1980, Annie Leibovitz took what became a famous photo of Pete Townshend and it was printed in Rolling Stone. I immediately cut the photo out of the magazine, framed it, and hung it in my bedroom. Only three rock stars have ever graced my bedroom walls – another photo from Rolling Stone of Keith […]

The TarantinosNYC: Freddy’s Bar 22 March 2019

My friends, The TarantinosNYC were playing at Freddy’s Bar in Park Slope and I had not seen them in a long time, plus it was a Friday night, so I decided to trek out to Brooklyn. I had been to Freddy’s Bar once before (for Rocky’s 60th birthday party) and I remembered it fondly. It […]

White Noise: The Public Theater 28 March 2019

violaleeblue emailed the group about seeing White Noise at the Anspacher Theater in The Public Theater. Daveed Diggs was one of the stars, which was good enough for me but then I saw it was written by Suzan-Lori Parks, one of my favorite playwrights. And it was directed by The Public’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis. […]

Dorrance Dance: New York City Center 29 March 2019

One of the highlights of Fall for Dance at New York City Center is when Dorrance Dance appears. The troupe was appearing for three nights in March and rtb and I made sure to get tickets. We had decided on March 29th and by luck we got the longest and probably the best night of […]

The Drummer and the Keeper: ReelAbilities Film Festival 9 April 2019

My boss’ sister-in-law co-founded the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York and she now chairs the North America board. The festival expanded nationally and now there are separate festivals in other cities across the US and around the world. “It is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, […]