Lately I've seen a number of one night only events that I am unable to review in time for you to decide to see or avoid. I'll be trying to catch up a few of those in the coming weeks, for your reference. Jack Shamblin has conceived, written, starred in and performs in Slumming It … Continue reading Review – Slumming It at Dixon Place
Today is National Caviar Day - a very tasty and very expensive national day. You can find many kinds and cheaper versions of fish roe all over the place. But I am here to assure you that real stuff, the real expensive stuff is much better. Years ago I was given a gift certificate to … Continue reading National Caviar Day
We've seen Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses live several times and he never fails to deliver a high energy show loaded with infectious hits from both his father's era and the rock and roll landscape he grew up in. We recently caught his show at the Cutting Room in New York City where he … Continue reading Review – Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses
A bit more than 20 years ago I saw the Broadway tour of Smokey Joe's Cafe and fell in love with it instantly. The incredible song catalogue of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller makes it one of the few jukebox musicals I admire. They don't try to twist themselves in knots with a framework and … Continue reading Review – Smokey Joe’s Cafe
OK, one more Long Reach Long Riders video as we swoop out of the lovely town of Shelburne, MA and ride through some quiet countryside. Hope you enjoy it as it will have to last you until next year when we will have new adventures in Colorado! You can learn more and donate to good … Continue reading One Last Long Reach Long Riders Video
About 4.6 billion years ago (give or take) our sun was formed as the center of our solar system. Shortly after (about 4.5 billion years ago) the earth was formed. Earth's axis of rotation tilts in respect to its orbital plane. While it defines the seasons change for the Northern and Southern hemispheres no one … Continue reading The return of sunset Manhattanhenge
Carey Mulligan is featured in an engrossing one woman play written by Dennis Kelly at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Ms.Mulligan does an incredible job with a very difficult subject. I don't wish to spoil it but the script takes a very dark and difficult turn two thirds of the way through. It will be difficult … Continue reading Review – Girls & Boys
Special Surprise: On Sunday, July 8 between 1 PM and 4 PM you can take tours of the inside of the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge. You can often visit the outside but seldom see the inside so do not miss this opportunity. Take the A Train to 181st Street. Take the … Continue reading Little Red Lighthouse Tours tomorrow!
I do like fried chicken. If you travel to New York you should try DIRTY BIRD on 14th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. They have some of the best chicken in these parts. But now I have finally made some at home to rival it. I have never made fried chicken that was perfect … Continue reading National Fried Chicken Day
For a very long time the colonies were content to work as subjects of the King. When he tried to extract money to pay for the cost of defending them from the French and various native groups a growing number of colonists fought back to either have full representation in their governing bodies or, failing … Continue reading Independence Day
I have always enjoyed sparkling water, not so much colas and sodas, but yes on just plain bubbly water. It was always a pain to keep myself supplied, lugging heavy cases of mineral water or just plain seltzer up to the apartment. Often I would make shopping trips to exotic New Jersey, if I bought … Continue reading SodaStream
I am fortunate to have the lovely Fort Tryon Park in the upper reaches of Manhattan as my back yard. Not my personal literal property but it may as well be as it is so close to where I live. Recently an art installation arrived related to the Cloisters - the Metropolitan Museum of Art … Continue reading Fort Tryon Park Art Installation
Catching up on some past shows as so much has been going on lately. I had the distinct pleasure to see a performance by Booker T. Jones at City Winery in New York. He has been a favorite of mine my whole life. Indeed my cell phone ring tone is "Green Onions" by Booker T … Continue reading Review – Booker T. Jones at City Winery
This weekend I will join the tail end of the Long Reach Long Riders 2018 Gap and Notch Tour: A Ramble through New England. Every year since 2004 they have toured different segments of the country seeking good motorcycle roads and to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Behind the Scenes (helping entertainment … Continue reading Long Reach Long Riders
Several Big Apple Theatre notes to catch up on. First two shows ending at the end of the month: "A Blanket of Dust" is a show I reviewed here on June 18. I had several disagreements with the script but found the performances riveting. Always be open to seeing points of view different from your own … Continue reading New York Theatre Spotlight
Each week of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival an Audience Choice Award is presented. I am happy to announce that the winner of week 2 is my play Take Wing. We had some amazing friends turn out to support us but had less than most of the other shows. To prevent friend … Continue reading TAKE WING wins audience choice award!
While Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, today is official, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. In New York City we have had a gentle, cool end of spring. But we are now experiencing a hot spell like much of the rest of the country. Still, happy to be here for a nice … Continue reading Welcome Summer Solstice
Last month I told you about a great drive just on the other side of the George Washington Bridge. Coming up next week I will be joining a group of motorcyclists who ride to benefit two charities each year. They ride for about a week, I am just joining them for the last day and … Continue reading Ryding with a GoPro
"A Blanket of Dust" is a new play by Richard Squires. I am not a theatre goer that seeks out only validation for my beliefs and world view. I like to be challenged by alternate points of view and opinions. That said, I did not agree with this plays approach. It starts out with a … Continue reading Review – A Blanket of Dust
The last performance of week 2 of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival is today at 3 PM. Don't miss this and don't be late. Use the discount code CAST to save $10 off the ticket price. Can't wait to see you. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/992710/prm/CAST As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.com and on … Continue reading Last Chance to catch TAKE WING!
There are literally thousands of ways to spend your evenings in New York City, from night clubs to sporting events to many hundreds of theatre options each and every night. So we are thrilled by the many friends who have joined us to see my award winning TAKE WING in the Players Theatre Short Play … Continue reading Exquisite TAKE WING
Last night's production of TAKE WING in the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival went extremely well. That is largely because of the amazing efforts of director Pamela Wilson and extraordinary cast members Eric Diamond, Michael Giorgio and Carly Ruda. You really must use the below direct link to get $20 discount tickets and … Continue reading Take Wing rides again tonight
Tonight (Thursday, June 14) is the Opening Night for Week 2 of the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival in Greenwich Village. My award winning short play is one of five short pieces and we would love to see you there. Thursday nights are the lightest attended so what are you waiting for? Come … Continue reading Opening Night for TAKE WING!
Producers do all they can with tickets, parties and swag to woo voters and then hold their breath for the entire program (if you saw any people in the audience of the Tony Awards with blue faces - they were producers). Because some shows need the Tony boost to stay open the awards presentations are … Continue reading Post Tony Shake Out
The Manhattan Theatre Club has mounted a new play by Anthony Giardina that is interesting but ultimately hollow. The title is a reference to a fleeting incident in The Great Gatsby about the desire to gain riches and the price sometimes necessary to succeed. What you are willing to do to reach success and help … Continue reading Review – Dan Cody’s Yacht