Archives for 2013

‘Pericles’ Is a real royal treat

“Pericles” at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is everything Shakespeare could wish: funny, beautiful, exciting, touching.

A Step back in Time for some Christmas Spirit

Philomena Connors tracks and finds Christmas spirit in the Irish Rep.’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Play” and finds it masterful, even if you don’t remember the film.

InteReview: Debra Rothenberg’s 30 years of Bruce (we’re hoping for 30 more)

Bruce Springsteen scholar and sometime “Backstreets” photographer Matt Orel reviews Debra Rothenberg’s “Bruce Springsteen in Focus: 1980-2012:” “We get to see the joy that Springsteen brought to his performances…” and it’s accurate!

Graphic novels of Finn McCool coming

Chris Brosnan is creating graphic novels about Finn McCool.

Kilkenny named Ireland 2013 tourist town

Kilkenny, which had a Bruce concert last summer, has been named 2013 Tourism Town in Ireland.

Review of “Rise Up Singing: Women in the Labor Movement”

“Rise Up Singing: Women in the Labor Movement” was both entertaining and educational in a program produced by the CUNY Institute of Irish-Aemrican Studies and the Department of African-American Studies at Lehman College.

New Book Profiles Outstanding Irish Pubs in America

Want to find a great Irish pub in America? Check out this book.

Ireland leaves the bailout behind

Ireland leaves the international Monetary Fund bailout program behind.

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

“An Irish Christmas” still going strong in 2013

Bronx Boy Makes Good: Peter Quinn Lauded at “Dry Bones” Book Launch

“Happy Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Up the Republic! Buy the book!” Peter Quinn’s “Dry Bones” launch party at the residence

Fiona Shaw’s ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ at BAM quenches a thirsty soul

You haven’t really experienced “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” until you have heard it come alive in the voice and movements of Fiona Shaw and dancer/mime Daniel Hay-Gordon.

Farewell, Peter O’Toole

Farewell, Peter O’Toole, inspiration for Francis Crawford of Lymond by Dorothy Dunnett, and one of the world’s most interesting actors.

Joey Abarta’s ‘Swimming Against the Falls’ feels lush

Diving into Joey Abarta’s “Swimming Against the Falls” is a satisfying experience.

The (weird) sisters are doing it for themselves: Macbeth review

Ethan Hawke plays Macbeth as a muddled middleman, easily led by Sisters of Mercy Me.