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Leslie Odom Jr. Performs at the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s Culture and Arts Festival

Leslie Odem Jr., Morris-Jumel Mansion, Culture and Arts Festival,

The Culture and Arts Festival at the Morris-Jumel Mansion is a yearly event which is held to support the mansion/museum. Read More »

Theater Review (Baltimore) – ‘The Book of Mormon’ Brings the Fun

Monica L. Patton, David Larsen, Cody Jamison Strand
(c) Joan Marcus, 2014

This production is a rousing good time! Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Cuckooed’ Starring Comedian Mark Thomas

CUCKOOED, Mark Thomas, Emma Callander, All For One, 59E59th Theaters

What happens when you learn a friend has betrayed you? Mark Thomas explores this theme with the true story of corporate spies in an activist group. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Festen’ by New Century Theatre Company

Emily Chisholm & Connor Toms in NCTC's 'Festen.' Photo by John Ulman

The first Dogme 95 film, 'Festen' doesn’t necessarily seem like a prime candidate for a stage adaptation, but NCTC's production excels by going in a different direction. Read More »

Music Review: Sara Bareilles – ‘What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress’

Sara Bareilles Songs from Waitress

This 'Waitress,' in addition to being a good album on its own, makes me want to see the show. And that's saying something. On this album, the pop songstress sings songs from her new musical herself (with a little help from Jason Mraz). 'Waitress' the musical opens on Broadway in the spring of 2016. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’

Photo by Chris Bennion

An intriguing premise gets spread thin in Anne Washburn’s comedy, which possesses perceptive and facile ideas in roughly equal measure. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Awakening in Ink’

Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York City, Aaron Burr

Would you agree to be the caretaker of a haunted mansion for one night? Read More »

Software Review: Xara Designer Pro X11


Xara Designer Pro X11 is an all-in-one design tool that handles bit maps, vector illustration, photo editing, page layout and website design/publishing. It combines the features found in Xara’s stand-alone products -- Xara Web Designer 11 Premium, Xara Page & Layout Designer 11, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 – into one package. I installed Designer Pro X11 and compared it to the competition in terms of user experience, features, and cost. Read More »

Concert-Cabaret Review: ‘Tehorah’ Featuring Adrienne Haan (NYC, Oct. 29, 2015)

Adrienne Haan

A German chanteuse and German pianist teamed with an Israeli string quartet at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall presenting songs from multiple cultures to celebrate the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations. Read More »

NYC and Hamptons Film Fest Review: ‘Carol’ with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes, Carol, HIFF, NYFF

Opening at the NY and Hamptons Film Festivals, "Carol," starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett shows that sometimes forbidden love is the most electric and entrancing of all. Read More »