Category Archives: Performance Review

Mary McBride: Soulful, Gritty, Gorgeous – A Knockout Performance at Joe’s Pub!

Drawing upon her Louisiana roots, her love/hate/comic relationship with church, mad songwriting skills, a great sense of timing, a good head for song selection, and a strong, sweet/raw voice that soulfully carries it all aloft – Mary McBride takes the stage and makes it her own. Continue reading

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CUBAN JEWISH ALL STARS – Messiah’s Intertwined Vibration

Goddard Riverside Community Center Performance Review: Event date, November 10, 2010; review published November 20. They come, leaning on canes, carefully, gently stepping down the steep stairs. One-by-one, two-by-two, holding each other’s arms for support. They hobble in using walkers, … Continue reading

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Immigrants Lives – Making it Real

Warren Lehrer & Judith Sloan When is the last time you witnessed something IMPORTANT? I’m lucky – I live in NYC –where the opportunity to experience art abounds.  But “great art” with COMPASSION? Not so easy to find. I was … Continue reading

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Wumni & Fertile Ground at the Knitting Factory NYC

“It’s not just a music, it’s a MOVEMENT” – Wumni When WUMNI took the stage at THE KNITTING FACTORY on June 3rd around midnight, the energy of holy space had been raised.  The audience had experienced the presence of a … Continue reading

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She’s NO Lady!

Foreign Affairs Isengart & Lady Rizo May 28, 2009 Bringing the raunch back to TIMES SQUARE where it belongs, LADY RIZO, a chameleon comedienne chanteuse, opens her set as a gobbling pill-popping, then literally vomiting, housewife. One part cabaret singer, … Continue reading

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THE LOSS OF ISHAAN PIERRE-ANTOINE, THE BEAUTIFUL 2-YR. OLD SON OF EMMANUEL & JASMINE PIERRE-ANTOINE IN HAITI

UPDATE: January 18, 2010 This tragic news is posted here, word-for-word from an email I just received from a Stepping Out Studios: IT IS WITH SAD NEWS AND HEAVY HEARTS THAT WE SHARE IN GRIEF THE LOSS OF ISHAAN PIERRE-ANTOINE, … Continue reading

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BAM African Festival Vibrates with Positivity & Creativity!

May 23 – May 25, 2009 The parking lots and streets outside the Brooklyn Academy of Music are transformed every Memorial Day weekend into a vibrant bazaar with hundreds of booths filled with gorgeous handcrafted and imported goods. The sound … Continue reading

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