Tag Archives: Greenwich Village

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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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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Sirsy

Caught Sirsy at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village on Saturday night. You’ll find their tour details at http://www.sirsy.com. The duo of Melanie Krahmer and Rich Libutti sound like six musicians. Little wonder. She plays drums while standing – reminiscent of Velvet Underground, … Continue reading

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Larry Newcomb Trio

Amazing jazz band – Larry Newcomb Trio. Saw them at The Garage, a restaurant/jazz bar in New York’s Greenwich Village a couple of weeks ago. Four of them. A trio? Artistic license? Just spoke with Larry Newcomb on the phone. … Continue reading

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Play Dead – Off-Broadway production

Play Dead, an amazing Off-Broadway production at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village is top notch entertainment. I won’t spoil it by revealing much. Todd Robbins, the lead actor, encouraged the audience at the end: “If friends ask what Play … Continue reading

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