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‘The Cure’ by Conal Creedon, Directed by Tim Ruddy.

Mike Fitzpatrick reviews Conal Creedon’s “The Cure,” and finds Mellamphy’s portrayal of John Murphy, a washed-up, broken-down and burnt-out survivor of Cork’s Christian Brothers schools, welcoming natural force, brushing aside any stereotypical ideas we might have of an Irish man who likes a pint.ʼ

9/11 and Political Theatre

Gwen Orel’s 2007 essay on 9/11 and political theatre: “Telling the full truth will always be a political act.”

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Barnes and Noble hosts Sept. 22 book signing for new Interfaith prayer collection

L.E. McCullough, who writes for this ‘zine, lets us know about a new book of Interfaith Prayers that he co-edited with the Rev. Elizabeth Bansavage, and a book-signing on Sept. 22.

Irish Pubs in America is Robert Meyers and Ron Wallace's look at a selection of Irish pubs in the United States. (Cover art courtesy of Deeds Publishing.)

‘Irish Pubs in America’ informs about ‘locals’ and entertains

Erin Roll reviews “Irish Pubs in America,” Robert Meyers and Ron Wallace’s crawl through a selection of fifty Irish pubs around the United States.

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Podcast #32: Ciaran Byrne on ‘Public Morals’

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Gwen Orel talks to Newry actor Ciaran Byrne talks about becoming an actor, and about the new TNT drama “Public Morals.”

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Podcast #29: Chef Kevin Dundon

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Kevin Dundon talks to us about his new television show “Back to Basics.” It’s true: Irish breakfast cures a hangover!

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Riverdance at 20 is as good as you remember – only better

Going into its 20th anniversary, the latest Riverdance tour feels as lively and energetic as it did when the dancers first thundered and soft-shoed their way onto the stage.

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Ireland Rising – Words and Music for a New Century: A Special Benefit Performance for Irish Arts Center

This past Friday I was honored to be among those treated to the best the Irish Arts Center has to offer. The overriding sentiment of the night was that when the Irish Arts Center calls, you stop everything and rush right over to support them. And that is just what the phenomenal performers featured in this varied night of song and story brought to the party.

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Ann Kirrane’s ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ brings in a rainbow

Ann Kirrane’s lovely new CD ‘Behind Yon Mountain’ fills a room with light.

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Glen Hansard at Carnegie Hall – September 14, 2016

Alice Farrell first met Glen Hansard 25 years ago at Sin-é, an East Village café that was once at the epicenter of hot young Irish rock and Trad culture. Here’s her review of his solo show at Carnegie Hall.

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Don’t miss ‘Dancing at the Crossroads’

“Dancing at the Crossroads” by Kevin Ferguson is on PBS tonight, Sept. 4- don’t miss this wonderful glimpse at the Emerald Isle of New York. (and if you do miss it, buy the DVD!)

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TriBeCa Film Festval 2016 Roundup

Philomena Connors finds the TriBeCa Film Festival a bit short on great movies, but makes up for this with a strong presence of virtual reality storytelling.

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Remembering 9/11: Should Art Always Have to Make Nice?

L.E. McCullough observes that art can help us remember: and therefore should not always comfort.

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9/11 memories: A day when nothing felt real

NYIA contributor Erin Roll – a high school student on Sept. 11 – shares her memories of the attacks and aftermath.

September 7, 2016 - Andy Murray in action against Kei Nishikori in a men's quarterfinal match during the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

Murray Defeated Dimitrov In R4 Of US Open – Then Why Did The Scot Clutch Her Head?

Suze Sylvester describes exciting tennis from Scotsman Andy Murray at the U.S. Open this past week.

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Kids of All Ages Welcome

Tony Horswill and Kevin Crawford dissect some of the “lunacy” of Growing Up Trad

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Do you know this tune? Fairy tale in the Catskills, or McGrath’s Waltz

Gwen Orel recalls receiving a tune from the Good Folk in the Catksills during the summer of 2015.

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Mick Moloney’s “An Irish Christmas” brings holiday spirit in

“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013

Podcast #37: Ciarán Hinds on ‘The Crucible’

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Gwen Orel talks to Ciarán Hinds about his role in ‘The Crucible,’ including the dog onstage.

Podcast #36: Lisa Dwan on Neasa in ‘Shining City’

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Gwen Orel talks to Lisa Dwan about her role in Conor McPherson’s “Shining City” at Irish Repertory Theatre Featured tune is “The Constellation Slide Set” from Mick McAuley’s new CD “Highs & Bellows.”