Author Archives: dannyashkenasi

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.

ALL OF THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST BLOG POSTS

All 26 Southwest USA Twofisted Touristing Posts Collected in One Spot OK, I can’t actually promise the full Great American West, that would basically be all of this: The area Ed and I toured August 2019, and from which the … Continue reading Continue reading

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MONUMENT VALLEY

Our final magnificent stop of the Great American West Tour Ed and I took the summer of 2019 was Monument Valley on Navajo land right at the border of southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona. Certainly saved one of the best … Continue reading

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AMERICAN FILMATIC ARTS AWARD(S?)

Maybe I should just say thank you and not ask awkward, pedantic questions? This past Friday I received this notification email regarding my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“: Dear Danny, CONGRATULATIONS! Your film submission has been chosen for … Continue reading

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Canyon de Chelly

The most famous feature of Canyon de Chelly is Spider Rock, a 750 feet (229 m) tall sandstone spire. So I will start this blog post with it, even though it is not the first thing visitors entering Canyon de Chelly … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE LA WEEKEND

Watch (and vote for) “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for Free this Weekend via the Los Angeles Television, Script and Film Festival This Saturday and Sunday, or more precisely from midnight EST Friday night through midnight PST Monday morning, … Continue reading

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SELFIE with ADAM

Friday I attended the live Adam Lambert concert. I missed out on his last concert appearance in New York because it sold out before I made it to the ticket website. But this time I got my ticket early. And … Continue reading

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The SOFIE Trophy

A big Fed Ex box got delivered today, and inside, carefully packaged, was our SOFIE Trophy, the award “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” won from The Short Film Awards last November. It’s rather big and has weight. And shines … Continue reading

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ARIZONA VISTAS

Continuing our August 2019 tour of the American West, after we left the grounds near the Petrified Forest Visitor Center, we drove on into the Petrified Forest National Park, a large national park in Eastern Arizona, with more petrified trees, … Continue reading

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TWO MORE TELL-TALE AWARDS

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” recently received two more awards from FESTIVAL ANGAELICA and the Spotlight Film Awards; and has been announced as an official selection at the LATVSFF & Fixion Film Festivals I’ll start with FESTIVAL ANGAELICA. As … Continue reading

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Shifting Light

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TELL-TALE at ANGAELICA

Watch Tell-Tale for Free at Festival Angaelica thru Dec 30 It’s a Tell-Tale holiday surprise! Thru December 30 you can watch my musical short film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic story “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” for free, … Continue reading

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PETRIFIED FOREST

If a tree falls in a forest 200 million years ago, can you hear it? Well, no, you probably will not hear it. But if the tree is carried away by flood waters, and quickly submerged in silt… … it … Continue reading

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THE ART IS ALIVE SESSIONS

A Tell-Tale Q&A and an Actor Panel This August I participated in several Zoom sessions with the Art is Alive Film Festival. I just received the recordings of two of them. First up is Art is Alive founder Cindy Mich … Continue reading

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METEOR CRATER

It’s been a while since I have shared another post from our 2019 Great American Southwest Tour. You wouldn’t want to miss out on Monument Valley, now would you? Well, we’ll get there, but we’re not there yet. There are … Continue reading

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A TOWN OF TWO LUCYS

In the village of Celoron, part of the town of Ellicott, on the western boundary of the city of Jamestown, in Chautauqua County, in the state of New York, United States, a statue was erected in honor of Lucille Ball, … Continue reading

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FREE TELL-TALE SCREENING SUNDAY

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will stream this Sunday, December 6, as part of the London International Motion Picture Awards free screenings of their nominated official selections on Films On Go TV. The L.I.M.P.A. will start showing films today. … Continue reading

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