New York Latino Film Festival: Ruben Blades is Not My Name 22 August 2018

August 24, 2018

A music documentary directed and written by Abner Benaim looks at the Ruben Blades legacy and his difficulty accepting it in Ruben Blades is Not My Name (Yo no me llamo Rubén Blades) You’ll notice that Paul Simon and Sting (along with Residente and Gilberto Santa Rosa) have their names up top. There are many […]

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Museo del las Artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara: Guadalajara 19 June 2018

July 4, 2018

This was my fourth day in Guadalajara. meli and I walked over to the Museo de las Artes de Universidad de Guadalajara, which is in one of the older university buildings. The first room is an auditorium with murals by José Clemente Orozco – El hombre creador y rebelde y El pueblo y sus falsos […]

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Museum Cabañas: Hospicio Cabañas: Guadalajara, Mexico 17 June 2018

July 3, 2018

The third event of my second day in Mexico with my friend meli, a cultural anthropologist doing her research in Mexico and based in Guadalajara. We visited Museum Cabañas in Hospicio Cabañas. The museum is best known for the murals by José Clemente Orozco. To read about the rest of my trip, go here. The […]

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Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco: Teatro Degollado: Guadalajara, Mexico 17 June 2018

July 3, 2018

I spent a week in Mexico, staying with my friend meli, who is a cultural anthropologist currently doing her research in Mexico and based in Guadalajara. If you want to read about my entire trip to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallerta, go here. On my second day we went to the Teatro Degollado to see the […]

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Frank Turner / Lucero: PlayStation Theater 6 June 2018

June 13, 2018

The first time I saw Frank Turner, he was a co-opener (Lucero was the other opener) for Social Distortion at Roseland. I really enjoyed Turner’s set – his energy and charisma are catching. It’s funny – I remember his set as solo acoustic but when I went back to read my review I wrote that […]

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Jackie Venson: Cutting Room 15 May 2018

May 26, 2018

I wanted to treat my friend Rocky to an evening with Jackie Venson and her band on his birthday. Rocky had to cancel at the last minute, so I saw the show alone. But I was glad I saw her again so soon. The first time I saw her, she was playing with her band […]

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David Ford: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 9 May 2018

May 25, 2018

Next it was around the corner to see David Ford at Rockwood Stage 2. When we walked in David was still working on his elaborate set-up. rtb and I were right at the stage and mollyT and Peter stood behind us. We had an excellent view of all the pedals and cables. While rtb was […]

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Jackie Venson: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 9 May 2018

May 25, 2018

While buying tickets for David Ford at Rockwood (Stage 2), I noticed that Jackie Venson would be playing at Stage 3 earlier the same night, so I bought a ticket for her show also and convinced Peter, mollyT, and rtb to join me since we were all going to see David. What I did not […]

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A Taste of Mexico City via Nixtamal: Queens Dinner Club 16 May 2018

May 25, 2018

Sometime earlier this year, I read a review of the Queens Dinner Club’s venture to the canteen at the Ganesh Temple of the Hindu Temple Society of North America in Flushing and, after being sorry that I’d missed the experience (although I will do my best to get there soon and enjoy the canteen myself), […]

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Matata and Jesse James: An American Tragedy: Castillo Theatre 27 April 2018

May 2, 2018

At work we were offered four tickets to a show and I grabbed them because I always enjoy theater, especially if it’s free. The off-Broadway play was Matata and Jesse James: An American Tragedy at the Castillo Theatre, west of Times Square. I got there just before they opened the house. We were told not […]

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