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Author Farah Oomerbhoy: Giving Back In A Big Way!

I was lucky enough to be invited to have lunch with Mumbai-based teenaged author Farah Oomberhoy who has achieved great fame and acclaim with her award winning The Avalonia Chronicles series which is published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing. So far there are two books in the series—The Last Of The Firedrakes and The Rise Of The Dawnstar—and the underlying…read more
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UPDATE Friday 5/26/17: The Smithereens Are Back For A Second BB King’s Show This Year! Limited Tickets Available!

Start your Memorial Day Weekend '17 off right and come to see The Smithereens at BB King's Times Square tonight--showtime is 8 PM (with no opening act)! For the first time in over 10 years, the legendary Smithereens are back for a second BB King's Times Square show in one year! They usually do a single appearance at BB King's Times Square the…read more
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Planning Ahead: The International Montreal Jazz Festival Is Coming June 28th To July 8th, 2017!

I was recently lucky enough to attend a private luncheon at NYC's famous Gramercy Park Tavern in honor of the Montreal International Jazz Fest's co-founder Andre Menard (who was just 24 when the fest was started)--and to announce this year's lineup. Now's the time to start planning your trip to the festival, taking place 6/28-7/8. It is the 38th year of…read more
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The Smithereens At BB King’s: Don’t Miss It!

Pardon the pun, but for 35 years, The Smithereens have somehow managed to stick around without falling into “bits and pieces” like other bands in the "classic rock" genre. They are pretty much intact (well, three quarters intact if you count the change in bass players from Mike Mesaros to Severo “The Thrilla” Jornacion about 10 years ago). They are a band that started with an…read more
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Dateline January 2017: The Smithereens At BB King’s Times Square–This Is A “Don’t Miss” Legendary Annual Show !

There is only one rock show I MUST go to every year, and that is The Smithereens annual hoe-down at BB King's in Times Square. It brings together fans from all over the globe to see one of the few classic rock bands that has only GOTTEN BETTER with time, staying try to their original  power pop, slightly garage-y sound…read more
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​ Victorian Gardens Update, Summer 2016: Still NYC’s Best Place For Summer Family Fun

I ventured back to Victorian Gardens on August 6th and fell in love with it all over again. My brother John, an executive at the Harry Fox Agency and my seven-and-a-half year old nephew, Frank (a second grade student at The Success School in Brooklyn) joined me once more. Yes, Frank did every ride and I did just about every…read more
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The Big Apple Circus’ “Grand Tour” Takes You Around The World In Luxury–Without Leaving Your Seat In Damrosch Park

I am a huge fan of The Big Apple Circus and have gone pretty much every year for 20 years! Every year there is a different theme and a different "head clown" or in this year's case, a team of clowns that remind me a lot of Laurel  & Hardy. Like everyone in the circus, their garb is in keeping…read more
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Getting The Backstory on Tom Jones’ Interesting Life “Out Of A Suitcase” At AOL BUILD!

I was lucky enough to attend Tom Jones' appearance on AOL Backstory on December 16th. It is a small intimate Q&A that takes place on the 4th floor of AOL's NYC headquarters on 770 Broadway in the East Village, and it is wonderful because each attendee got to get a signed new CD (Jones' latest is called Long Lost Suitcase),…read more
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The Gazillion Bubble Show: The Most Bubble-licious Fun On Off-Broadway (Or Anywhere For That Matter)!

I recently revisited The Gazillion Bubble Show after seeing it both six and seven years ago, respectively. The Yang family-- Guinness Record holders for more than a dozen bubble titles including creating the world's biggest bubble at 179 feet long--have members switch on and off for different shows. There are often three a day, and each show goes a little over…read more
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Fun In The Sun, Summer 2015

I love Central Park in the summer time! The scenery, the people, and all the wonderful things to do. Wollman Skating Rink becomes Victorian Gardens just before Memorial Say and stays open till well into September. Victorian Gardens might just be the cleanest amusement park you have ever seen and rides are geared to the four to eleven-year-old crowd. Only one…read more
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Dion: Not The Type Of Guy Who Likes To Roam Around! A Great Night At The 92nd Street Y!

  I was lucky enough to attend one of the best 92nd Street Y "Discussion Nights" ever featuring rock journalism legend Anthony DeCurtis speaking to Dion. Without Dion--the self-proclaimed "King Of The Bronx"--there would be no Lou Reed or Bruce Springsteen. Looming large in his legend is the night he flipped a coin with The Big Bopper and Buddy Holly…read more