Recent Reads: RAZZLE DAZZLE, THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY by Michael Riedel

Books about show biz too often focus on the glitter and glamour of the performers but Razzle Dazzle fixates on the theater owners that really rule The Great White Way.  This is a fascinating and fun read on the history of Broadway theaters focusing on the seventies and eighties but providing full context.  It dwells … Continue reading Recent Reads: RAZZLE DAZZLE, THE BATTLE FOR BROADWAY by Michael Riedel

Seeing my hometown Cincinnati Reds play the New York Mets

Tonight we go to Citifield to see my Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Mets.  I know the modern argument that in professional sports you are really rooting for a uniform, not a team as the players are interchangeable, unlike the "old days."  Actually players were moved around in the old days but at … Continue reading Seeing my hometown Cincinnati Reds play the New York Mets

Bonus post: Springtime for our Little Hitlers

Had to add a quick note.  Just read a great piece in the flailing New York Times.  I subscribe but think they allow visitors to read several articles each month.  Give it a read: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/opinion/comedy-protest-taxes-nazis.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region&region=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region Hope the link works.  It helps me explain why I am both anti-White-Power and anti-Antifa.  Non violence and humor always … Continue reading Bonus post: Springtime for our Little Hitlers

A great Monday Night Magic

This week I attended another version of Monday Night Magic at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village.  The performers are different for each edition and I have learned to watch for certain favorite magicians.  It was heartening to see a nearly full house and enthusiastic audience.  You can check for more information at: http://mondaynightmagic.com/MainMenu.html First … Continue reading A great Monday Night Magic

Leni & Joseph at the New Ohio Theatre

I recently saw a production of a new play by Jacob Marx Rice at the New Ohio Theater on Christopher Street.  It runs only three more performances and is worth seeing.  You can find more information at: https://www.theshelternyc.org/production/threshold-2017/ I have been fortunate to be part of a playwrights group with Jacob and I can attest … Continue reading Leni & Joseph at the New Ohio Theatre

Time to wipe the sun from the sky – for a minute or two anyway

Ah, finally here.  The much heralded, much hyped total eclipse of the sun running through a big chunk of America.  Of course total eclipses happen on Earth about every two years or so, but seldom just traverse America.  Because of this America is paying a lot of attention.  It will be quite the event that … Continue reading Time to wipe the sun from the sky – for a minute or two anyway