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If you’re looking for a wild, high-energy show, look no further than Paco the G Train Bandit, who will perform in Bushwick this Friday night at The Paper Box. With burlesque acts, bands, rappers, live Reggae, DJs and performance art running all night, there’s something for everyone. “It’s a wild dance party with awesome people,”… Read more »

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I strolled the neighborhood with Dad all the time. Whenever I could I tried to direct our walk past Rappaport’s Toy Bazaar on the east side of Third Avenue between 78th and 79th Streets. They had gorgeous model sailboats in the display window perfect for cruising Central Park’s sailboat lake, south of the Alice in… Read more »

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In 1998 the Terrence McNally play Corpus Christi was scheduled to premiere at the Manhattan Theater Club. The play is about a group of gay men whose lives mirror those of Jesus Christ and his apostles. Extremist Christian groups were offended by the play, of course without having seen or read it, and some threatened… Read more »

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Ever wondered what a French-inspired Nouveau American brasserie in a luxury Midtown hotel would look like? Marc Murphy made one, and it’s delightful. Here are a few things you should know: 1. Yes, that Marc Murphy. You know, the Chopped judge. 2. It’s in the Viceroy. Fancy. 3. 32-ounce ribeye. With an inviting interior designed… Read more »

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The holidays are a time when many of us are reluctantly pushed into public places to go through the motions about being happy about the holidays. Sometimes the very happiness of the holidays are mocking and angering. Sometimes the very image of others’ happiness is a slap in the face, and the holidays give other… Read more »

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The Losers Lounge has inspired my writing since 1999. It took four years to write my first story and then I couldn’t stop. Each show rich tales are laid out in song. If you want a creative push see the The Losers Lounge at Joe’s Pub. Here is a photo album from Thursday night’s Elvis… Read more »