Leslie Bender Wows at <span class="caps">WAAM</span>

Leslie Bender Wows at WAAM

Flying mermaids, white horses, stars, stripes and swimming pools – these are some of the motifs you can expect to see in an artwork by Leslie Bender who has a solo show at WAAM (the Woodstock Artists Association Museum) through January 4, 2015. … Continue reading

Bar LunÀtico: <span class="caps">NYC</span> Musicians Rosita Kess and Richard Julian Build Their Dream

Bar LunÀtico: NYC Musicians Rosita Kess and Richard Julian Build Their Dream

There hasn’t been much good news lately on NYC’s live music front. Every few weeks it seems another venue closes so another bank branch can open. Those that remain are hassled constantly for violations of the city’s draconian noise laws. So … Continue reading

<span class="caps">FREE</span> <span class="caps">WILL</span> <span class="caps">ASTROLOGY</span> December 2014

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY December 2014

ARIES (March 21-​​​​April 19): The National Science Foundation estimates that we each think at least 12,000 thoughts per day. The vast majority of them, however, are reruns of impressions that have passed through our minds many times before. But I am … Continue reading

Samhain Art Holiday Madness

Samhain Art Holiday Madness

You may be thinking that I am a month out with my reference to Samhain, but October 31st is, in addition to All Hallows, the eve of the month of Samhain– the Gaelic word for November. Samhain (Sow-​​​​en) literally means summer’s end. … Continue reading

I Am Curious: Orange

I Am Curious: Orange

From the desk of Balderdash, Poppycock & O’Pish, Etymological and Gastronomical Investigators: Re: Your recent query (re: the curious tendency of some cooks to form conglomerates of tiny morsels of marshmallow with foods of the orange persuasion). While our firm … Continue reading

Roll On The Radio: 10/​11/​2014: Frederic Hand — Principal Guitarist for the Metropolitan Opera Company.

Roll On The Radio: 10/​11/​2014: Frederic Hand — Principal Guitarist for the Metropolitan Opera Company.

On his live broadcast of Saturday, October, 11, 2014, Roll On The Radio host Carey Harrison welcomed Frederic Hand, world renown classical guitarist, composer and mainstay of the Metropolitan Opera Company as his guest.  

The Groovemaster, Moses Patrou: Music has always been good to me.

The Groovemaster, Moses Patrou: Music has always been good to me.

NYC musician Moses Patrou wears many hats. One night, you might find him playing the bass drum at the Apollo or entertaining at the opening of the Highline with his brass band Sugartone. The next night, you could catch him … Continue reading

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Dick Polich: Transforming Metal into Art at the Dorsky

Years ago at art museums, in order to keep the security guards at bay, I would instruct my small daughter to keep her hands clasped behind her back. Then, if a guard approached, I could say, “Look, look, hands behind back.” Now, as … Continue reading