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Fri 21

Somerset Folk Harp Festival: Michael Rooney

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 10:00 am
Tue 25

Find Your Way Home

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 30

“THAT’S DANCING!”

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enda Walsh’s ‘Rooms’ need space to grow

Playwright T. Cat Ford visited Enda Walsh’s “Rooms” at Irish Arts Center, and found the concept captivating, the execution less so.

Review: Sinking Ship’s ‘A Hunger Artist’ feeds the soul

Jonathan Levin in ‘A Hunger Artist’ may be the best solo performance of the year.

Podcast #39: T’he Emperor Jones’ and ‘Rebel in the Soul’

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Gwen Orel talks with Obi Abili and Ciarán O’Reilly of Irish Rep’s “The Emperor Jones,” and Larry Kirwan, author of Irish Rep’s “Rebel in the Soul.”

The Pictures of Dorian Gray

John Cooper visits a new bar called Dorian Gray, quaffs the namesake brew, and names the literary figures on the walls.

Irish-American writer Jimmy Breslin dead at 88

Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith once described Breslin’s writing style as being “like an Irish wind that has blown through Queens and Harlem and Mutchie’s bar. It is a pound of Hemingway and a pound of Joyce and 240 pounds of Breslin.”

Irish Screen America Festival – NY Friday September 30th through Sunday October 2nd. – NYU Cantor Film Center

Alice Farrell had a blast covering the 2016 Irish Screen America Festival in New York at the NYU Cantor Film Center. The Festival is the brainchild of Irish film-maker/producer Niall McKay and his Deputy Director Clodagh Bowyer.

Podcast #40: Catskills Irish Arts Week

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Gwen Orel talks to Catskills Irish Arts Week musicians, director, founder and student.

This year’s tune: Catskills Irish Arts Week 2017

Gwen Orel decides on the Catskills 2017 tune of the summer. Or three.

Canada’s 150th Birthday: NYC Rocks The Great Canadian Songbook At Joe’s Pub

Shani R. Friedman attends a star-studded Canada Day at Joe’s Pub, apologizes to a stranger, and enjoys music from BETTY, Greg Naughton and others.

Imelda May at Webster Hall

Rocker May at Webster Hall

Philomena Connors saw Imelda May at Webster Hall and was converted into a rock ‘n roll fan.

Film...

Tribeca Film Festival: The Lovers is a Screwball Valentine

Suze Sylvester attends the Tribeca Film movie “The Lovers,” and finds it a “screwball comedy of a valentine.”

Tribeca Film Festival: ‘The Public Image is Rotten’

Mike Fitzpatrick finds the dcoumentary ‘The Public Image is Rotten’, is a new departure with regards to the career of John Lydon and his cohorts.

Caroline’s On Broadway Presents Des Bishop

New writer Shani Friedman sees Des Bishop at Caroline’s on Broadway, and found it a ‘fantastically funny time.’

When Irish eyes are rolling… (Hail the Unnamed Irishman)

Trump read an Irish proverb he’s “heard for years.” Who trolled him into reading a Nigerian poem?

Donovan at The Cutting Room!

Ray Foley caught a rare performance of Donovan at the Cutting Room last week.

Leaving the Cake in the Rain: A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb

Mark Butler catches the star-studded Jimmy Webb tribute at Carnegie Hall, a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association and the I’ll Be Me Foundation: “Jimmy Webb’s music transcends genres and has touched millions.”

‘The Penitent’ is not absolved

‘The Penitent,’ David Mamet’s latest play, is better than ‘China Doll.’ That’s a low bar.

‘If I Forget’ asks when does history predict the future?

“If I Forget” presents a family drama with aspirations to questions of identity.

Podcast #40: Catskills Irish Arts Week

Play

Gwen Orel talks to Catskills Irish Arts Week musicians, director, founder and student.

Podcast #39: T’he Emperor Jones’ and ‘Rebel in the Soul’

Play

Gwen Orel talks with Obi Abili and Ciarán O’Reilly of Irish Rep’s “The Emperor Jones,” and Larry Kirwan, author of Irish Rep’s “Rebel in the Soul.”