Review – My Parsifal Conductor

Plays based on historical figures and events can tend to be dry or preachy.  That is not the case with MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR which opened last night at the West Side YMCA Little Theater.  Happily it is a sprightly concoction of vivid characterizations and engaging examinations of a particularly fascinating moment in music history. Composer … Continue reading Review – My Parsifal Conductor

TOMORROW: The Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival

For months I have been suggesting you mark Sunday, September 30 on your calendar to attend The Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival and tomorrow it finally arrives.  Take the A Train to 190th Street, take the elevators to the street and turn right.  Welcome to my neighborhood.  Enjoy some jousting, cosplay, shops and more at … Continue reading TOMORROW: The Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival

Review – Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

MCC Theater is ensconced in the Lucille Lortel Theatre this season and has mounted a new play written by Jen Silverman and directed by Mike Donahue.  While it brings to mind the ground breaking "Vagina Monologues" it has taken the feminist body image advocacy in Eve Ensler's play and thrown in SNL style improv accomplished … Continue reading Review – Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

National Pepperoni Pizza Day – my favorite

Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day and growing up in Cincinnati this means a LaRosa's Pepperoni Pizza.  Luckily this is actually available in New York City once each month at Edward's restaurant at 136 W. Broadway.  They also offer Skyline Chili, Montgomery Inn Ribs and Graeter's Ice Cream.  It happens on the last Monday of … Continue reading National Pepperoni Pizza Day – my favorite

Review – Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders

Vitaly Beckman is a very talented magician.  Many of the effects he designs himself and those he created are highly deceptive and impressive, even to a fellow magician.  He focuses on paper magic and does it well.  He combines multiple effects into smooth stories that work well.  He starts and ends his act with impressive … Continue reading Review – Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders