Category Archives: The arts

A love affair with New York

My Daytripper column from February 19, 2015 In the uber village called New York, millions of people mingle in hundreds of small neighborhoods and communities. Street smart and gritty, those people who inhabit one of the world’s greatest cultural centres … Continue reading

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Following the beat of her heart

My Enchanté column from January 8, 2015 Art, to Yessica Rivera Belsham, is about celebration. It’s also about joy, healing, and building community. She’s recently found a new home for her creativity. She’s one of the resident artists who opened … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Journey in Theater

My latest Enchanté column When great actors of the stage are mentioned, we often think of those in their golden years. Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Patti Lupone come instantly to mind. But one of the greatest stage … Continue reading

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Keen and Quirky Observations

My December 3, 2014 Enchanté column A woman sits on a metal bench in a courtyard, talking on a cell phone. Her legs are crossed and turned toward a wall behind her, like she’s positioning herself away from the world. … Continue reading

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The Oldest Boy

Celia Keenan-Bolger brings the bittersweet magic of Peter and the Starcatcher and the pain and sorrow of The Glass Menagerie to her new role as Mother in The Oldest Boy. This, once again, is why I love off-Broadway shows so … Continue reading

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Jazz, part 3: Fresh air in the jazz scene

One of my recent Enchanté columns By Mark Bergin Keep your eyes (and ears) on a couple of jazz singers who are making musical waves. Simona De Rosa and Madeleine Peyroux are unique and powerful musicians in the current world … Continue reading

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Women in Jazz / Feminine Hip: a statement of strength

  One of my recent Enchanté columns By Mark Bergin Jazz, that uniquely American musical genre, has grown far beyond the US border. Today, you’ll find major jazz centers in such diverse locales as Scandinavia, Europe and Japan. From the … Continue reading

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