Category Archives: The arts

David Bowie: Dignified Genius

My Metroland Column from December 28, 2016 On January 8, 2016, David Bowie turned 69. His wife, Iman, knew something the world didn’t. Her husband was dying. She tweeted: “I will love you til i die….” Bowie’s album Blackstar made … Continue reading

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The boy in ballet: a young trailblazer

My Enchanté column from June 25, 2015 You won’t find one of the most powerful—and at the same time graceful—14-year-old athletes on the soccer pitch or at the hockey rink. Cameron Baker spends many hours a week training in ballet. … Continue reading

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Passion for Life Inspires Artist’s Sculptures

My September 3, 2015 Enchanté column Art has shaped John Boxtel’s life just as he has shaped a life for and from his sculptures. Creation is his destiny. The 85-year-old sculptor lives in a secluded home he built near the … Continue reading

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Dancing in a dangerous time

My Enchanté column from August 13, 2015 Part 1: Dancing despite the odds In his New York City Hell’s Kitchen home, filled with reminders of a dancing life, 86 year old Nathaniel (Nat) Horne lives with Princess, an older and … Continue reading

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Chilina Kennedy feels Carole King’s love

My April 16 Enchanté column “I have often asked myself The reason for the sadness in a world Where tears are just a lullaby If there’s any answer, maybe Love can end the madness Maybe not, oh, but we can … Continue reading

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Ballet: a feted feat of the feet

My column from April 2, 2015 Ballerinas move across the stage like elegant fairies dwelling in a forest of the Otherworld. Many the young child dreams of being on that stage. In December, I attended a matinee performance of New … Continue reading

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Nevermore: hope hovers beyond darkness

My next Enchanté column There can never be a more haunting line in literature than, “Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore.’” Likewise, there is no more memorable theatre than the Canadian production, Nevermore — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar … Continue reading

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