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Star-Studded Gala Honors the Nicholas Brothers, Tap-Dance Pioneers

with Nichelle Nichols at Nicholas Brothers gala

Fred Astaire called the Nicholas Brothers’ performance in 'Stormy Weather' “The greatest dance number ever filmed.” Read More »

Art Book Review: ‘Cool Cat Blue’

cool cat blue

A new icon glowing with promise. Read More »

New York Jewish Film Festival Movie Review: ‘The Dune’

Yossi Aviram's "The Dune"

In the film "The Sand Dune" Director Yossi Aviram tantalizes his viewers with just enough information and visual interest to create vitality in a work that completely engages from beginning to end. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Hair’ at the Secret Theatre

Co-writer and original cast member James Rado (white shirt) poses with the cast of the Secret Theatre's production of 'Hair.' Photo credit: Justin Chauncey Photography

Despite the show's inherent flaws, I had a great time at the energetic new Secret Theatre production of the classic flower-power musical. Read More »

Movie Review: Amos Gitai’s ‘Tsili’ at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Sarah Adler in Tsili

In crafting a worthy adaptation of Aharon Appelfield's Tsili, Amos Gitai's attempts are appreciable in translating the novel's power and beauty. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Cats’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Cats musical

Despite an uninvolving story and some dated music, 'Cats' has thrilling dancing and costumes, a still-enthralling garbage-dump set and a few evergreen songs. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘No One Loves Us Here’ by Ross Howard

Jessica Kitchens and Anthony Michael Irizarry in 'No One Loves Us Here' at Urban Stages, photo by Hunter Canning

An almost flawless cast brings to life this dark domestic comedy, one big step removed from reality. Read More »

Book Review: ‘John Lennon: The Collected Artwork’ – The Beatle as a Visual Artist

John Lennon The Collected Artwork

Lennon will always be best known as a musician, but this collection of his artwork provides a fascinating look into a different facet of an intelligent, opinionated and original mind. Read More »

Theater Review Round-up (Seattle): ‘Sprawl’ by WET, ‘The Secretaries’ by Theater Schmeater, and ‘The Lower Depths’ by Theatre Machine

(l to r) Megan Ahiers, Ashley Flannegan, Ashley Banker, Lisa Viertel and Monica Wulzen in Theater Schmeater's 'The Secretaries.'

Reviews of three productions that opened in Seattle this past weekend, from Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theater Schmeater and Theatre Machine. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Tala’ by Kyoung H. Park

Kyoung H. Park Tala

Park is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be produced and published in the U.S. Read More »