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Mondays in May: Johnny I Hardly New Ye

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Turning Points: Oscar Wilde Returns To BAM

John Cooper, creator of the documentary archive Oscar Wilde In America, previews the revival of The Judas Kiss at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), a play that focuses on two crucial moments in Oscar Wilde’s downfall.

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Aedin Moloney shines in a first-rate production of Sharman MacDonald’s thoughtful play ‘When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout.’

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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Review: Bruce Springsteen-inspired children’s book “Born to Run: The Story of Johnny 99”

Matthew Orel finds “Born to Run: The Story of Johnny 99” a colorful story of a runaway car, but wishes it were more.

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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.

Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed, Sarah Steele, Cassie Beck in a scene from THE HUMANS. Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Hey! Stephen Karam! ‘The Parting Glass’ is a parting song! ‘The Humans’ review

Cultural appropriation is not OK, Stephen Karam. Gwen Orel reviews ‘The Humans.’

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Lúnasa and Karan Casey at the Highline Ballroom

Alice Farrell says Christmas came early at the Lúnasa concert with Karan Casey!

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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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Tiger Raid Thrills Tribeca Film Festival

This year my time at the Tribeca Film Festival started with the visceral thriller from director Simon Dixon, Tiger Raid. Straight out of the gate, this film pits its two main characters, Paddy (Damien Molony) and Joe (Brian Gleeson) against each other, across the vista of war torn Iraq.

A devilish mix of psycho-drama and buddy-road pic, we find the two main characters, Irish mercenary cast-offs set adrift after the end of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, on a mission to carry out a Tiger kidnapping of the daughter of a well-heeled Iraqi businessman.

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It IS Cabbage, for Gawd’s Sake!

Did you know? Brussels sprouts are the new cabbage!

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Irish Least Romantic in Europe: Is the Furniture Paid For?

Are the Irish the least romantic in Europe? Boy writes girl, boy loses girl, boy writes song (poem, play) about it…

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From Neuve Chappelle to New York – Songs and Poems of World War I

A rave from Alice Farrell about Declan O’Rourke’s “From Neuve Chappelle to New York” World War I show at Irish Arts Center.

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You say Sow-een, I say Sah-wen: The Feast of Samhain, and the Gaelic Roots of Halloween

Erin Roll takes us through some of the Celtic traditions of Halloween! Punky Night?

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

“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013

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One-day event dedicated to genealogy in NYC

Learn about how to trace your roots using DNA in NYC on Saturday.

Podcast #35: Gavin Quinn on ‘The Seagull and Other Birds’

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Gwen Orel talks to Gavin Quinn about Pan Pan Theatre and ‘The Seagull and Other Birds.’ Featured song is Eileen Ivers’ ‘Walk On,’ from ‘Beyond the Bog Road.’

Podcast #34: Belinda McKeon and Ronan O Snodaigh

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Gwen Orel talks to Belinda McKeon about the short story collection “A Kind of Compass,” featuring stories from 17 different writers; Alice Farrell talks to Rónán Ó’Snodaigh about his work with Kila. Featured tune from Glen Hansard, from his new CD “Didn’t He Ramble.”