Sky-Pony: Mercury Lounge 8 March 2020

March 10, 2020

Almost one year to the day, mollyT and I went to a concert by the West Village Chorale with special guest Sky-Pony, a rock band that threads theater and art through their performance. They do covers and originals. When Mercury Lounge announced an early Sunday night show with Sky-Pony, mollyT and I were there. It […]

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Lucero: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, NJ 21 February 2020

March 3, 2020

I need at least another day added to the week so that I have time to write up all the reviews I need to write up. The closest my boys were coming to NYC was going to be Jersey City – Ben (Nichols – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars) did his now three-peat solo gig […]

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Cambodian Rock Band: Signature Theatre 11 February 2020

February 12, 2020

Yesterday, one of my bosses gifted me with his tickets to see Cambodian Rock Band at the Irene Diamond Stage in the Signature Theatre. Walking to the theater, which is way over on the far west end of 42nd Street, I was struck by how much that area has changed. I used to work near […]

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National Civil Rights Museum: Memphis, TN 15 December 2019

December 27, 2019

You can read about the rest of my Memphis trip starting here. “…justice too long delayed is justice denied…” I took a Lyft from the hotel to the National Museum of Civil Rights located in the former Lorraine Hotel. Jacqueline Smith was across the street setting up for her long-term protest – 31 years and […]

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Memphis: Day Four 15 December 2019

December 27, 2019

My last day in Memphis. Once again, a hotel breakfast. I checked out and told them I would like to leave my bags with them. I was directed to an unlocked linen closet. It is a good thing that I am a trusting person. I took at Lyft to the National Museum of Civil Rights […]

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Slave Haven: Memphis, TN 14 December 2019

December 26, 2019

You can read about the rest of my Memphis trip starting here. After breakfast at the hotel, I walked to the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, which was a little over a mile away. Normally I like walking, especially in a strange city, but I am older and my aches are worse and at some […]

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Memphis Day Three: 14 December 2019

December 26, 2019

For day one and two, go here. My plan was Slave Haven and the National Civil Rights Museum. But I found out that there is at least one advantage for Facebook knowing your location. While scrolling through Facebook the day before, up popped several Memphis events. And one was the Christmas Parade on Beale Street. […]

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Lucero: Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN 13 December 2019

December 23, 2019

I decided this year to go to Lucero’s Family Christmas in Memphis. The last time I was there was in 2010, so I thought it was time to go again. I was in Memphis from Thursday to Sunday and you can read about my trip here. My Lyft driver had a very Christmassy decorated car […]

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Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum: Memphis 13 December 2019

December 23, 2019

This was my second museum on my trip to Memphis, which you can read more about here. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum was not on my list but I saw brochures for it and it was on Beale Street, so I figured it would be a good stop. Turns out that even though the […]

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Stax Museum: Memphis 13 December 2019

December 23, 2019

You can read more about my Memphis visit here. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music was on my list of things to see. Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Otis Redding. Rufus Thomas. Carla Thomas. The Staples Singers. The Box Tops. Sam & Dave. Albert King. Wilson Pickett. Luther Ingram. Moms Mabley. Jean Knight. Richard […]

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