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Anthony Burgess’ One Hand Clapping – Pleasingly Ghastly

Friday, May 15th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Don’t let the title throw you. This excellent production of a darkly amusing tale is anything but pretentious and definitely not zen. Janet (Eve Burley),

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My Career Choice: Debra Levy Picard –
Tastosterone: The Best Cookbook for Men

Friday, May 15th, 2015
by on Woman Around Town

Know a man who loves food but needs help in the kitchen? Debra Levy Picard pulled inspiration from the culinarily-challenged men in her family, then

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Mad Max: Fury Road
Strap Yourselves in For One Helluva Ride

Friday, May 15th, 2015
by on Playing Around

My name is Max.  My world is fire and blood.   The original Mad Max trilogy of the eighties, starring Mel Gibson as a crazy road

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The Rise and Fall of an Artist in Saint Laurent

Friday, May 15th, 2015
by on Playing Around

For all of its dark, edgy glamour, Saint Laurent is, at times, painful to watch. Inviting viewers on an unflinching journey through the late iconic

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The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Fourteen

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
by on Living Around

“The harried hostess, society woman, debutante and instructress of poise.”  Those are the words used to describe the dramatist known as Ruth Draper. On January

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The Life and Music of Johnny Mercer –
“And the Angels Sing”*

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
by on Playing Around

Today Harvey Granat’s entertaining 92St Y series focuses on Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). The prolific lyricist had 230 collaborators which both Granat and his guest, Robert

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An Introduction To Bond No. 9’s New York Beaches

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
by on Shopping Around

I’ll begin by saying that I fell in love with Bond No. 9 primarily because their artistic inspiration is often the same as my own

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Tips for Millennials on How to Save for the Future 

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
by on Living Around

Millennials are constantly scrutinized for their life styles, particularly when it comes to how they are managing their finances. Their spending patterns and habits are

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