These recommendations are offered (again) with love, not one ounce of blame, gratitude for anyone making even the tiniest effort to affect positive change, and hope for a better understanding in the not-so-distant future.
If you build it, a city like no other to rise out of the sands of the desert, they will come. Whenever I'm in Dubai, I discover something new that makes me fall in awe of its grandiosity. This time around, in...
Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up: Summer Sizzlers; July 2016 Test & Photographs, © Jill Lynne 2016 From James Taylor through the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation... In an age where superlatives such as "amazing" indiscriminately populate our language, I am reticent to use hyperboles... However in the case...
Rob McClure knows the exact moment when he first understood the transformative power of live theater.
While it may be true that many of us learned of the trials, tribulations and victories of the Civil Rights Movement from books or movies, what better to make history come alive than with music?
Lincoln Center Festival,
The Merchant Of Venice,
New York Theater,
The Globe Theatre,
Jonathan Pryce in 'Merchant of Venice' at Lincoln Center Festival. Photo: Manuel Harden By Jil Picariello, ZEALnyc Theater Editor, July 25, 2016 Jonathan Pryce seems to have religion on his mind lately wherever he goes. Whether leading the Faith Militant on...
This last Saturday, Lia Chavez, presented her first live dance performance alongside dancers Troy Ogilvie and Djassi daCosta Johnson.
The world is filled with a broad spectrum of spiritual beliefs and beautiful explanations of our origin. Many of these thoughts have become pillars of truth as well as points of perpetual dispute. Whatever your belief, we often lose sight of what these principles provide in the grand scheme of...
Claudia Qunitet's "Super Petite",
Doudou N'Diaye Rose,
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble,
John Hollenbeck's Claudia Qunitet,
Night In Tunisa,
Jazz Cd Review,
The multi-talented artist John Hollenbeck has been serving up a cornucopia of music that defies categorization since his debut as a leader back in 2001. Besides being a versatile and talented percussionist, Hollenbeck is becoming more generally known as an acclaimed arranger/writer of...
The curator and social activist Neery Melkonian passed away on July 2nd after a long and painful bout with pancreatic cancer. The world is a poorer place for her loss. Born in Aleppo, Syria and brought up in an Armenian family in Beirut, Melkonian emigrated to the United States as...
Bjarke Ingels Group,
Christo And Jeanne-Claude,
Chart Art Fair,
Hauser & Wirth,
National Building Museum,
Nevada Museum Of Art,
Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtesy of Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art. Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni. Life Outdoors: The Top Public Installations of Summer 2016 Enjoying...
One of the country's oldest and most respected music festivals, Lollapalooza, kicks off its 25th year next week on July 28th in Chicago, Illinois. The festival, which has expanded to 4 days this year, will fill Grant Park with tens of thousands of fans - who will be...
This month, they are back at the glamorous Feinstein's/54 Below supper club. They infuse humor, fierce passion and silliness as they perform an eclectic mix of knockout songs about sisterhood, love and, as Ripley says, "embracing radical self acceptance."
The setting of Aida in Ancient Egypt is likely one aspect of the opera that has made it very popular with audiences around the world, perhaps because it conveys the feeling that you can relive the splendor of that culture vicariously through the opera.
Missing James Franco 3.0,
Summer Of Love,
The Summer of Love, as it was branded in 1967, ushered Flower Power & the Sexual Revolution into the streets. In 2016, the Summer of Love is a "feel the vibe" People's (R)evolution reflected in Berlin's rich graffiti textures.
The opera Carmen centers around the main character, a gypsy woman named Carmen, but it goes beyond the central character. Elements taken from the Spanish and Gypsy cultures along with the very melodic score by Bizet help make it a very cohesive work.
Giuseppe Verdi's genius likely tops the list, but the theme of love is so universal that everyone who sees the opera, whether they are an experienced opera buff or a novice, relates to the story.
Lincoln Center Festival,
Yuma Hanazuki Mariya Kitori,
New York Theater,
Saori Mine (foreground). Takarazuka CHICAGO. Photo by Stephanie Berger. By Joshua Rosenblum, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, July 22, 2016 One of the best and freshest Broadway shows on offer right now is performed entirely in Japanese by an all-female cast. I'm...
New England Conservatory Of Music,
Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.
Exercise: what's kept you from succeeding? Sometimes it is simply your own stubbornness and stuck thinking that are holding you back.