Experience Café: Cooper Hewitt Museum 19 April 2018

April 21, 2018

violaleeblue had two tickets for Experience Café, which she could not use and rtb and I snapped them up. The event was to call attention to a current exhibit — The Senses: Design Beyond Vision — at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. It’s an interesting museum that I have only seen a little of years […]

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Poundcake: Rockwood Stage 3 12 April 2018

April 13, 2018

While standing on line, the people behind me noticed the performance video on the wall of the bar at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 3 bar and were wondering if that was taking place in the room below us. I told them that was Stage 2, which is around the corner and can be accessed through […]

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Greater Gotham: A Talk by Mike Wallace: Open House New York 21 February 2018

March 30, 2018

Open House New York was having an event at the SVA Theatre, where many New Yorker Festival events are held (sometimes the same weekend as Open House New York when they unlock the doors of many of New York’s famous buildings). This was a talk by Mike Wallace, one of the co-authors of Gotham: A […]

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kd lang: Beacon Theatre 26 March 2018

March 28, 2018

The adjectives do not exist that can accurately describe kd lang’s voice and what it feels like to be in her presence. I have loved her voice since the first time I heard her on one of her early albums (either 1987’s Angel with a Lariat produced by Dave Edmunds or 1988’s Shadowland produced by […]

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Des Moines Art Center Museum: Des Moines, IA 11 March 2018

March 17, 2018

On Sunday afternoon Sue, Todd, and I visited the Des Moines Art Center Museum next to Greenwood/Ashworth Park. Admission is free. There are three buildings (wings), each designed by a prominent architect. The Eliel Saarinen Building was built in 1948, the IM Pei Building in 1968, and the Richard Meier in 1985. Before the museum, […]

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Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus: Drake Sheslow Auditorum, Des Moines, IA 10 March 2018

March 17, 2018

On Saturday night of my stay in Des Moines, Sue, Todd, Lori, and I saw the Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus at Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium. I was expecting a night of some frivolity and maybe camp but instead they tackled a serious subject. It was a wonderful night anyway. Before the show Sue, Todd, […]

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Lucero: Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA 9 March 2018

March 14, 2018

Some months ago my penpal (yes, penpal – we’ve been writing to each other since the third grade and until recently had only met face-to-face twice with the first time when we were 17), who is from Iowa and currently living in Des Moines told me that Lucero (my boys!) would be performing there. I […]

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Latin History for Morons: Studio 54 18 February 2018

February 20, 2018

After a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, and then the Public Theater, Latin History for Morons starring John Leguizamo finally came to Broadway last fall and I thought I wasn’t going to get to see it because of finances but then that changed for me and I got a ticket […]

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Ben Nichols: Crossroads, Garwood, NJ 10 February 2018

February 12, 2018

When they announced Ben Nichols‘ solo appearance at a NJ venue, I immediately bought a ticket and figured I’d find out how to get there afterwards. Ben rarely plays solo gigs around NYC – at least since I’ve been following Lucero in 2009 – the only time I’ve seen him solo was in 2015 – […]

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Refuge in Music: Global Solidarity: St. John the Divine 9 February 2018

February 11, 2018

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is one of the most beautiful houses of worship. I’ve visited to see the art exhibits in the main chapel and in rooms around the chapel but also to see the beauty of the cathedral itself. They hold events there all the time – two of the most […]

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