Category Archives: Notes in the News

On current and historic events, likely with a musical angle

4 NOMS from the HOLLYWOOD NORTH FILM AWARDS

  “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been nominated for 4 Hollywood North Film Awards for International Short Films:   Best Production Design – Nicholas Callais Best Original Score – Danny Ashkenasi Best Sound Design – Todd Maki Best … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE Now Playing in the LIFT OFF ONLINE FESTIVAL

  WATCH & VOTE FOR TELL-TALE!   I’m pleased to announce that “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” has been selected to play on-line in the LIFT-OFF GENRE CONTENT EXTRAVAGANZA, running through May 13.   CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN … Continue reading

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The Tell-Tale Award That Got Away

  I was doing some maintenance work on the Tell-Tale Homepage, when I saw I had noted an award won from Flicks Film Festival, but had not posted a laurel or certificate or even logged what the award was for. … Continue reading

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What we are doing with our Coronavirus Relief Money

  Ed and I will be donating our Coronavirus relief money to “Church and State”.   Ed to “Church”, meaning his Quaker Meeting.   Me to “State”, meaning the baker’s dozen of senate races where Democrats have a good to … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-3’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – involving a magic carpet and a family transformed into chameleons

    NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-2’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – of the moon and the earth and a celestial smash up

  NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held out … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-1’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – in which a dragon and a tiger meet in a dungeon

  NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held out … Continue reading

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4/25/20

  Today is Ed and my anniversary. 27 years together.  22 years married. And it’s a Saturday.  Last time our anniversary fell on a Saturday was five years ago.  It won’t happen again for another six years. So of course … Continue reading

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DROPPING NAMES

  A Collection of Mini Memoir Memories You may have seen this going around on Facebook or Twitter:  People listing names of celebrities they have met in their life times, but including one name that is a lie.  Then people … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS DANCERCISING

  Boogieing Away the COVID 19 Blues New York City’s gyms were shut down four days after Broadway and one day after the schools.  Six days later the whole state would be ordered to shelter at home.  There was to … Continue reading

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The TELL-TALE VEGAS / NYC / MOSCOW TRIFECTA that was – and then wasn’t

  Thanks for Nothing, COVID 19   I was supposed to watch “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” in a Moscow movie theater today, in fact precisely while I’m typing this, “sheltering in place” this Saturday morning New York time, … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE LIVE STREAM Q&A

Watch my Q&A after Wednesday’s Tell-Tale live-streaming   Yesterday evening NewFilmmakers NY hosted a Facebook live streaming of most of their Wednesday program originally scheduled to screen at the Anthology Theatre in New York City, and now postponed for sometime … Continue reading

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The 3/25 NYC TELL-TALE SCREENING will be LIVE-STREAMING

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” was scheduled to receive its New York City screening premiere next Wednesday, March 25, at the Anthology Theater , sponsored by New Filmmakers NY. Well, we lately hit a little snag in the form … Continue reading

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No First Grade Operas – for now

  Thanks for nothing, COVID19   On Friday I received the following email from one of the first grade teachers at the Brooklyn Children’s School:   Dear Danny, The first grade operas have to be postponed. The DOE and our … Continue reading

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PRAGUE BEST ACTOR?

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO RECEIVING THIS AWARD   I received this email Sunday: Dear DANNY ASHKENASI, Congratulations! We are happy to announce that your film “THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE“ was a WINNER in our Quarterly Festival’s latest edition in the following … Continue reading

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BERLIN FLASH

  The Berlin Flash Film Festival announced their awards for November.   “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” was given an “Outstanding Achievement Award”.   Ausgezeichnet!     Having been born and raised in Berlin, I feel this recognition from … Continue reading

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