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John Mauceri

The Old Guy Has Left the Store

John Mauceri | Posted 04.26.2015 | New York
John Mauceri

We silly old people have really silly habits, like buying stuff we don't need but that make us feel good about having worked hard for a half century. We pay our taxes. We like participating in the economy. Some of us have expendable income and spend it on bright spring Saturdays.

A Souvenir of Terror

John Mauceri | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
John Mauceri

I stared at the pieces of the Wall. Twenty-five marks for a small piece of cement with remnants of spray-paint on it. I wanted to celebrate freedom and I wanted to have a little piece of something that had meant so much to me.

Classical Music 101a:Why There's Nothing to Worry About

John Mauceri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

I want to offer a few general thoughts about music - what we call classical music and what it actually is - free of politics and free of esthetic evaluations--and the latter frequently acting as a mask for the former.

First Nighter: City Center's Encores! Series On Your Toes Lives Up to Its Name

David Finkle | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The single most spectacular dance number on view at the moment -- and it won't be for long; get there fast -- erupts in the second act of On Your Toes, the current Encores! series entry at City Center.