The Magic of the Holidays: Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular 2018 Photo Recap

Have you read my critical review of this year's Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall? If not, start here, and then enjoy my photo recap below! Since 1933, the annual holiday show has thrilled international tourists and New York locals alike, staged live from Manhattan’s iconic Art Deco gem in Rockefeller …

The Magic of the Holidays: The Radio City Rockettes 2018 Christmas Spectacular Review

New York City's performing arts has its old guard and its new, but there's one show that mixes it into a beautiful mélange: the Radio City Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Come Christmas, Rockefeller Center's Rink and historic Christmas tree are must-sees before taking-in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for its precision …

LYBLABCs: K is for Kindness

K is for Kindness! What better time of the year than Christmas to remind us of kindness? Kindness is an act of bridging humanity, binding old friendships, and renewing hope. Bring someone companionship, encouragement, inspiration, and cheer in the spirit of kindness.

Gather, Give…and Learn! Target and O, the Oprah Magazine Make the Season Bright

Once the holiday season rolls around, I re-up my Christmas traditions and how I can build on them: decorating the tree with ornaments passed down from beloved relatives, arranging the house with bright lights, donating warm clothes and pantry items to local charities, planning the Christmas feast from the family's best recipes, and wrapping piles …

Video Reportage and Interviews: Holiday Inn at Paper Mill Playhouse

https://youtu.be/zRBBYbKdK60 At this exact time last week, I was at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn , New Jersey, enjoying the delightful opening night performance of Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn." Afterwards, I chatted with the talented, exuberant principal cast at Par 440 in Short Hills in the video above! If you missed my critical review (loved …

“The Rockettes and Race: A Very White Christmas” in the New York Times

In this Sunday's NYTimes's Metropolitan section, NYTimes staff writer Ginia Bellafante's "Big City" column addresses diversity (and the lack of it) in the Radio City Rockettes in her piece titled, "The Rockettes and Race: A Very White Christmas." Bellafante asked me to weigh-in on the 30-year aftermath of my 1987 race barrier-breaking benchmark to give …

Paper Mill Playhouse’s “Holiday Inn”: Opening Night Photo Reportage!

On Sunday, I took-in the opening night of Paper Mill Playhouse's "Holiday Inn," the second consecutive production of the Tony Award-wining theater’s 80th anniversary season under producing artistic director, Mark S. Hoebee. If you haven't read my critical review, read it here! In a nutshell: a genial, high-spirited cast polished the show to brilliance! After …

May Your Days be Merry and Bright: Paper Mill Playhouse’s Spirited “Holiday Inn”

While the Thanksgiving weekend kicked-off the holiday season of bright lights and joy across America, Paper Mill Playhouse charted its own seasonal stars with a high-spirited, megawatt premiere of Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn." As the second consecutive production of the Tony Award-wining theater's 80th anniversary season under producing artistic director, Mark S. Hoebee, it was …