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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Chess’ at the Gallery Players

Chris Jumper, Jennifer Walder, Joey Donnelly, MariaElisa Costa, Doug Chitel, Dennis Wees, Carman Napier in 'Chess' at the Gallery Players (photo by Ryan Graytok)

Rather than rehashing what's wrong with 'Chess,' I'll describe why it's still possible to enjoy the Gallery Players' production. The music is perhaps the most advanced artistic evolution of glossy '80s pop. And while I'm sure there are some curmudgeons out there who weren't fans of ABBA's sunny sound, Andersson and Ulvaeus were brilliant songwriters, master craftsmen not only of shiny dance tunes but also of lovely songs of love and loss.

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Music Review: Eliane Elias – ‘Man of La Mancha’ in Latin Jazz Style

Eliane Elias Man of La Mancha

The Brazilian jazz pianist goes full-tilt from the start, with dense and intense rhythms, indeed a florid, Lisztian intricacy, on "To Each His Dulcinea." One listen to Elias's substitutions on the theme and you know she's playing with a full quiver of creativity as well as a twinkle in her eye.

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A Day of ‘Hamilton’ with Students and Teachers at the Hamilton Education Program in New York City

'Hamilton'-inspired poems and songs by NYC high school students preparing to see the Broadway musical reminded us that we must continue to fight for freedom.

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