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Jason Bishop – Master of Illusion: Show Review by Antonia Kasper


Levitating Lady.  Light show. Disappearing and Reappearing Dog.  Money showers. Glowing floating “orb”.  Cool music. And of course, some good old fashion sleight of hand magic fun. That’s what my daughter (almost 9) and I thought of when we experienced Jason Bishop’s show Believe in Magic: playing at the The ...

Peter & The Wolf – Isaac Mizrahi’s Fresh Take on a Classic Piece: Show Review by Antonia Kasper


[caption id="attachment_26215" align="alignleft" width="300"] Isaac Mizrahi[/caption] What do Sergei Prokofiev and Isaac Mizrahi have in common?  Both are credited with the recent 30-minute  production of Peter and the Wolf at the Peter B. Lewis Theater, part of the Guggenheim Works & Process Series. Sergei Prokofiev’s (Composer) 1936 classic lighthearted piece, which introduced ...

The DiMenna Children’s History Museum by Andrea Santo Felcone


Saturday, December 9th, 2017, was a day of firsts. The first snowfall of the season—beautiful. The first time our family visited the DiMenna Children’s History Museum at The New-York Historical Society in New York City—also beautiful. And, our first brush with “SantaCon.” “SantaCon” is not a convention of mall “Santas” ...

20th CENTURY BLUES: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  [caption id="attachment_26003" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] Danny (Polly Draper) is an accomplished, fit and stylish photographer who has been chronicling the lives of her three BFFs over the decades, and now wants to bare all, so to speak, in a prestigious public exhibition of her work at The Museum ...

Random thoughts I’ve had but just couldn’t turn it into a blogpost. Until now. by Pamela Francis


I'm always wanting to post. I come onto the site, and I troll around, reading Andrea Felcone..., checking out the guest blogger..., taking in Robin's show-going and galavanting : ) ...and I think to myself... I don't really have anything to say. I have to be careful with that, though, ...

How One Mom Stopped People-Pleasing and Got Her Life Back by Susan Newman, PhD


My favorite day of the year is the day we switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. The clock goes back, giving me a precious extra hour. I always seem to need more time. As an older mother, I had more obligations and more job responsibility as many women do ...

A Thanksgiving Cautionary Tale by Andrea Santo Felcone


I’m really hoping history is not about to repeat itself. But, I’m going to buy a couple extra sticks of butter—the fanciest kind I can find, as a safeguard. After all, if history does repeat itself, today’s the day it’s going to happen. You see, many years ago (it doesn’t matter ...

(Poem) Being Pregnant With My Last Child She Was Number Three by D.K. Milgrim-Heath @2017


Being pregnant with my last child she was number three- Actually two months shy of me turning age forty!  It was fun being pregnant at my older age being closer by the week! Eating falafel 5x weekly was my pregnancy craving happily I did seek!  Being an older parent is wonderful as one's really more ...

Guest Post: Mindful Parenting In a Messy World by Michelle Gale, author, Mindful Parenting in a Messy World


Let’s face it: life is messy. And when you add parenting to the mix, you discover levels of messy you never even knew existed, both literally and metaphorically. How can we parents keep our sanity amidst such chaos? Here are a few ideas. Our Children As Our Teachers Whenever our children trigger ...

Treat Yourself to Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA: Show Review by Jamie Levine


My daughter and I traveled to Bellmore, not Broadway, to see this local Long Island production of Roald Dahl’s timeless story of a magical chocolate factory, and it proved just as deliciously satisfying. This musical was brought to life by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island's largest touring theatre company, which ...