The current antipathy between the White House and the Intelligence community will play out in time and, hopefully, will again become a working relationship that serves America well. With the new geopolitical dangers we are reminded again that we live in a dangerous world -- and the professionals who place their lives on the line to keep us safe are as quietly heroic as they are unknown to us.
Like most people I know, I’ve always had some lofty, highly unlikely, fantasy goals for myself. For some people it’s becoming an astronaut, for others it’s opening a bar on a tropical beach somewhere, and for me it’s having enough smolder and confidence to be a burlesque dancer. Although Marcy Richardson is much more than that, she embodies that fearlessness that comes with the ability to enchant a room by singing, flying on a lyra, or contorting herself around a pole.
Company XIV continues to miraculously meet their own highest of the high standards.
XIV’s Paris is a whirlwind of incredible talent and the most seductive environment you’ll find in New York City. Newly housed in the Irondale Theater, what was before compact and intimate now has the added feel of a small scale sprawling Greek theater. However, the intimacy is preserved by the cast helping patrons to find their seats and walking among the velvet couches that seat the audience throughout the show.
All too often, live music events are almost ruined by concert-goers who aren’t really there to enjoy the music; they may be there because their friends invited them, or maybe because they just wanted a drink at the bar where a band happens to be playing. Whatever the reason, this kind of disinterest can really negatively affect the whole experience for the band and fellow audience members.
As the new condo buildings rise in SoHo, the historical perspective as to how we got here fades. Few of the swells dropping seven and even eight figure checks on the table for their new digs have much knowledge about why SoHo really is SoHo. Yes, they might know that the acronym stands for south of Houston Street, and that Warhol and Castelli were on West Broadway around the same time in the 70's, but what about the raw lofts, fixture fees and guerrilla art?