Category Archives: Notes in the News

On current and historic events, likely with a musical angle

GOODBYE SPICER

  Well, one long national nightmare is finally over…   It’s been too long.  He should not have been invited onto the show in the first place, because it was likely from the beginning and now has been painfully born … Continue reading

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Tell-Tale Director Award

I received a directing award from the So You Think You Can Act competition. It feels a bit odd typing that, but it’s true; So You Think You Can Act recently added a directing category to their competition, and I … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE MERIT

  Some more good early news for my film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“.   The IndieFEST Awards have given it two Awards of Merit:   Award of Merit: Actor: Leading (Danny Ashkenasi as Narrator) Award of Merit: Film … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE BEST ACTOR AWARD

Fun news! I was awarded a Gold Award for Best Actor in a Horror by the Best Actor Awards, a film festival based in Italy that awards acting awards every two months.     I submitted my performance in “The … Continue reading

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An International Smorgasbord of QUEER CINEMA for 2019/2020

  Last weekend I dove into NewFest 2019, New York City’s LGBTQ Film Festival, enjoying 18 screenings over 5 days.  Overall I did well, truly disliking only one of the 15 features and 26 shorts I saw. Here are my … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE DELAY

  It was June.  I was looking forward to finishing my short film “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“, based on my musical adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story.     I was feeling good.  Post production was coming … Continue reading

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The Staten Island September 11th Memorial

  This year at this date, I would like to share photos I took earlier this summer at the Staten Island September 11th Memorial, just across the water from Manhattan’s financial district, and the new World Trade Center. The memorial … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

  The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus   Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land;   Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand   A mighty woman with a torch, … Continue reading

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50TH PRIDE NYC

    11 Hours of Pride NYC – Watching and Marching – a Photo Diary     11:30am – Ed and I perched ourselves at 17th Street and 5th avenue to await the start of the 50th NYC Pride march … Continue reading

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WE WILL SURVIVE – again and again

A Pride Month Special Look at “I Will Survive” and Some of its Many Covers with particular ruminations on what we will survive, or not     The Original – Gloria Gaynor   If one were to choose one song … Continue reading

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The Belligerent Homophobe Who Ruined Rocketman For Us

  The three or four loud sneezes that erupted behind us during the 20 minutes of previews were a warning shot that all would not turn out alright for us during this screening of “Rocketman” in midtown Manhattan. But the … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal with the Maine Monument

  The other day I was walking 35 blocks from the Upper West Side to Midtown, when I lingered at the Maine Monument at Columbus Circle to take some up close and personal pics of its statues.     The … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Headshots

  A few weeks ago I shared my head shot bloopers with you, those moments during my head shot photo shoot that went rather wrong, amusingly so. Today I share the final versions of my actual new head shots.  The … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SOUNDS

The final ghastly Tell-Tale hint before I reveal all!   What is this about?  Click to watch the short video; now can you guess? Yes, we appear to be in a recording studio. What, is that three cellists on the … Continue reading

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WITCHES IN HOUSTON

UPDATE:  Lone Star Lyric has postponed their production of “Witches” to June, 2019 However, my Nov 3 talk at the Round Top Theater Forum will include numerous performed excerpts -songs and scenes – from the musical. —— Looking for something … Continue reading

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