Carnegie Rocks » NY Arts Scene http://www.carnegierocks.com Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 “God of Carnage” and the Caprice at the Pierre: An Evening with Ken Stott http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/02/06/a-god-of-carnage-and-caprice-evening-with-ken-stott/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/02/06/a-god-of-carnage-and-caprice-evening-with-ken-stott/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2010 21:40:10 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1704 God of Carnage on Broadway Carnegie on the set

Wow! I got to be in "God of Carnage" on Broadway. This is me on the set. I played one of the pillows.

Ken Stott in "God of Carnage" on Broadway. He is a great actor and he's my buddy

This is Ken Stott actually during the play,"God of Carnage." He is a great actor and he's my buddy.

As usual, I earned my keep by helping out back stage.

As usual, I earned my keep by helping out back stage.

God of Carnage on Broadway Carnegie Zach Bregman Ken Stott Nina Stott Marsha Koufman on set

After the show my friends Zach, Ken (as himself), Nina, and Marsha all got to be on the stage, too.

Here we are leaving the theater; it's sort of like Madison Square Garden.

Here we are leaving the theater, ready to face our fans; it's sort of like Madison Square Garden.

The Caprice at the Pierre Hotel is one of the best restaurants in New York, maybe in the World!

The Caprice at the Pierre Hotel is one of the best restaurants in New York, maybe in the World!

Everyone at Caprice made a big deal about Ken because he is a big star.

Everyone at Caprice made a big deal about Ken because he is a big star.

The End :-)

The End :-)

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Friday Nite with Yoyo Ma & Emanual Ax at Carnegie Hall, and The Marshall Tucker Band at B.B. Kings http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/30/friday-nite-with-yoyo-ma-emanual-ax-at-carnegie-hall-and-the-marshall-tucker-band-at-b-b-kings/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/30/friday-nite-with-yoyo-ma-emanual-ax-at-carnegie-hall-and-the-marshall-tucker-band-at-b-b-kings/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 05:28:39 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1630 Yoyo Ma and Emanual Ax at Carnegie Hall and Marshall Tucker Band at BB Kings Jan 29 2010

On Friday, January 29th, The Marshall Tucker Band was in Town the same night that Yoyo Ma and Emanual Ax were performing at Carnegie Hall. I saw both. Yoyo Ma & Emanual Ax were great, but to my liking, the program could have used a Brahms sonata. The MT Band, Southern Rock’s  best, just keeps getting better and better.

This duo, artistically combining passion, precision, and planning is outright heavely
This duo — artistically combining passion, precision, and thematic planning — is outright heavely.
This is the view from one of the side second tier boxes at Carnegie Hall; we sat here (in Box 16).
This is the view from one of the side second tier boxes at Carnegie Hall; we sat here (in Box 16).
Emaual Ax is as much a showman and a virtuoso as Yoyo Ma
Emaual Ax is every bit as much a showman and virtuoso as Yoyo Ma … well almost … lol.
Here we are at B.B. Kings on 42nd Street; this is where the Band is playing.
Here we are at B.B. Kings on 42nd Street; this is where the MT Band is playing.

As usual, I helped out back stage and with the sound.
As usual, I helped out back stage and with the sound.

Doug Gray is the leader of the pack, and he is the sweetest, kindest man in the world.
Doug Gray is the lead singer and leader of the pack. Doug is the sweetest, kindest man in the world.
Marshall Tucker Band at BB King Jan 28 2010 Marcus Henderson photo J Koufman
Marcus Henderson plays the flute, sax, and keyboard with equal agility and insanity.

I took this picture of Rose, Doug, and Mom. I guess I should have used the flash, huh?
I took this picture of Rose, Doug, and Mom. I guess I should have used the flash, huh?

This is Doug Gray and Terry Proctor. (BTW Terry taught me how to Word Press.
This is Doug Gray and Terry Proctor; Terry taught me how to do this WordPress so I can report to you.
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“A Little Night Music” with the Beautiful and Talented Catherine Zeta-Jones http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/28/a-little-night-music-on-broadway-with-catherine-zeta-jones/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/28/a-little-night-music-on-broadway-with-catherine-zeta-jones/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2010 06:17:36 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1745 A Little Night Music on Broadway 1

The Walter Kerr Theater has these cool classical murals.
The Walter Kerr Theater has these cool classical murals.
Catherine, if you ever leave Michael Douglas, please look me up immediately.
Catherine Zeta-Jones was really wonderful.  After seeing Night Music, I’d see her in anything
She has a very nice singing voice; "Send in the Clowns" was my favorite song.
Catherine, if you ever leave Michael Douglas for any reason, PLEASE call me right away.
Catherine, if you ever break up with Michael Douglas, please call me.She has a very nice singing voice; “Send in the Clowns” was my favorite song.
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This exceptional show is thee hours long, so I bought a big bag of Skittles and big box of Milk Duds to eat.

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I saw Avatar in 3-D but here are some still photos that I took. Yes, it’s me, Carnegie. and I don’t write reviews, but … The movie, Avatar, is like the futuristic pay-it-forward of colonialism. This great movie in 3-D will revive movie theaters, which maybe should consider expanding concessions to include actual food. My vote? This is the best movie of the year (so far), and I am not a science friction fan.

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I saw Avatar at Lowe’s Theater on 34th St. It has an old Hollywood feel complete with fake palm trees.
The Lowe's has a kind of Hollywood feel, and look ... theres King Kong!
The Lowe’s is a bit scary because there’s a very big King Kong on the wall.

The rug is very nice. When the movoe got a little too violent for me, I went out and looked at the rug.
The rug is very nice. When the movie got a little too intense for me, I went out and stared at the rug.
I even like the light fixtures at Lowe's more than the rug, and I like the rug a lot.
This is one of the Lowe’s light fixtures. I like them even more than the rug and I like the rug a lot.
The movie takes place on the Planet of "Pandora" some time in the future.
Avatar takes place on the planet “Pandora” at some time far in the future, like 2054.
I think suspended animation is like about when a person has hang ups about getting old.
To get to Pandora, the humans go into suspended animation so that they don’t look old in the movie.
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Of course the movie is science fiction, but here is the hero of the movie’s brain just floating around.

Some creatures on Pandora look like bserious blue cows.
Some of the creatures on Pandora look like seriously upset and confused blue cows.
The people are blue too, but they are long and thin and beautiful. Like models.
The people are blue too, but they are long and thin and beautiful, like West Village models.
They al must have had Facebook, because all of the people were very well connected.
Everyone on Pandora must have Facebook, because all the people there are well connected.

Pandora is a very peaceful and beuatiful planet till we get there.
Pandora is a very peaceful and beautiful planet (until the evil humans get there).

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Greedy Earthlings invade Pandora bringing way bad karma.
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The poor Pandorans have to get all painted up to go to war with the Earthlings.
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Unlike Earth, there is no sexism on Pandora. Females and males are equal.

It is a love story, too. I think that it's a lot like Casablanca that has Bogie in it.
Avatar is a love story.  Personally, I think that it’s a lot like Casablanca with Bogie and Ingrid Bergman.
Oh yes, back to the movie, Avitar
For this movie, get a really big thingy of popcorn and some Twizzlers, because the movie is 3 hours long.
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American Composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ 50th Birthday Celebration at Poisson Rouge in Soho New York http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/19/american-composer-aaron-jay-kernis-50th-birthday-celebration-at-poisson-rouge-in-soho/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/19/american-composer-aaron-jay-kernis-50th-birthday-celebration-at-poisson-rouge-in-soho/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 05:07:05 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1568

Carnegie ar Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Cake Jan 18 2010 Poisson Rouge photo 3 J. Koufman

Pulitzer Prize winning Aaron Jay Kernis is an American Composer of great renown. He had his 50th birthday celebration at Poisson Rouge and it was a wonderful musical event. I was just glad to be there.

The party was at Poisson Rouge, but the fish were actually big orange "gold fish."

The party was at Poisson Rouge, but the fish were actually big "gold fish."

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Jan 18 2010 Poison Rouge photo 2 J. Koufman

This is the birthday boy himself. I think he really enjoyed his party.

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday 4D Jan 18 2010 Poisson Rouge photo carnegie sound photo J. Koufman

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Party Jan 18 2010 photo 4 J. Koufman

The music was terrific because it was Aaron's music that they played.

Kernis, Kernis, Kernis, Tanenbaum and Luest

Kernis, Kernis, Kernis, Tanenbaum and Luest

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Party Jan 18 2010 photo 3 J. Koufman

As usual, I earned my keep by helping out with the sound.

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Cake Jan 18 2010 Poisson Rouge photo 3 J. Koufman

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Handel’s “Messiah” at My (Carnegie’s) Hall December 14, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/15/handels-messiah-at-carnegie-hall-december-14-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/15/handels-messiah-at-carnegie-hall-december-14-2009/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:38:16 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1250 Carnegie Holiday Season December 14 2009

For me, hearing and seeing Handel’s Messiah at my namesake hall (Carnegie Hall) is one of the high points of the holiday season. I went with friends last night, and it was heavenly. The Hallelujah Chorus really rocks! You’d never know it was classical music. I certainly hope that you, all my friends and fans, have a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year!

The Messiah at Carnegie Hall December 14 2009

Gosh there were hundreds of people on that stage just singing their hearts out.

Fred, Latasha, Rose at the Messiah at Carnegie Hall December 14 2009

Me and Fred, Latasha, and Rose all had really great box seats right up front.

All stand for the Hallelujah Chorus at the Messiah at Carnegie Hall December 14 2009

Everyone stands for the Hallelujah Chorus. Sometimes people sing, too. I sang very loud!

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The New York Philharmonic performance at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center had a performance tonight to help stamp out polio worldwide. Polio, the A.I.D.S. of the Baby Boomer generation, still occurs in a few countries, and the Rotary and other sponsors are trying to end this disease for all time. The concert was played without intermission, but Mr. Perlman was especially exquisite during the Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor Adagio … I cried. Otherwise, the concert was a non-stop potpourri, and I must say Avery Fisher’s Hall is not nearly as attractive as mine.

I got trapped in this sculpture and almost didn't make it to the concert.

I got trapped in this sculpture and almost didn't make it to the concert.

This is AFH from the inside and the orchestra is New York's finest

The thingys above the stage must have a purpose, but I have no idea what.

Itzhak Perlman, one of the world's great violinists, once had polio

This is Itzhak Perlman. He is one of the world's great violinists, and he once had polio himself.

This is my friend, Elizabeth, with Avery Fisher

This is my friend Elizabeth with Avery Fisher

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Tim Burton Show Opening at MoMA in New York http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/18/tim-burton-show-opening-at-moma/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/18/tim-burton-show-opening-at-moma/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:30:48 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=439 Tim Burton Show at MoMA Opening Nov 18 2009

The Tim Burton Show Opening at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York was on November 18, 2009. The show opens to the public Sunday November 22, 2009.  The event was packed like sardines. Looks like people really love scary childrens’ monsters and art that’s related to popular movies. There’s lots of stuff from Mars Attacks, Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Ed Wood, The Nightmare before Christmas, etc.

It was confusing how to get in

It was confusing how to get in

And it was a very scary show

And it was a very scary show

Thankfully, Kitty & Dora came

Thankfully, Kitty & Dora came

People thought I was in the show

People thought I was in the show

Edward Scissorhands gets ahead

Edward Scissorhands gets ahead

This nice woman rescued me

This nice woman rescued me

from Bob and the Big Boy bunch

from Bob and the Big Boy bunch

I got to hang out with celebs

I got to hang out with celebs

Many adults for a lot of monsters

Many adults for a lot of monsters

The survivors of  Mars Attacks

The survivors of Mars Attacks

The real deal (here with the fake)

The real deal (here with the fake)

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Dare the Movie (2009) – Directed by Adam Salky http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/14/dare-the-movie-2009-directed-by-adam-salky-on-november-14-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/14/dare-the-movie-2009-directed-by-adam-salky-on-november-14-2009/#comments Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:50:00 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1 Kitty buying tickets for DARE Carnegie’s comments: Dare is a terrific new movie that is directed by Adam Salky that explores the intricate and intimate relationships between three high school seniors. This is Adam’s first feature; and although the movie is rated R, there is no explicit sex. It is the interaction between the three stars that is five-star mature, interesting, and edgy.


Barry & Alma hosted the party

Barry & Alma hosted the party

at a place called "Tree"

at a place called "Tree"

Alexa (Emmy Rossum)

Alexa (Emmy Rossum)

Alexa & Ben (Ashley Springer)

Alexa & Ben (Ashley Springer)

Alexa & Johnny (Zach Gilford)

Alexa & Johnny (Zach Gilford)

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“The Lesser Seductions of History” (Off Broadway) , November 13, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/13/the-lesser-seductions-of-history-carnegie-off-broadway-november-13-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/13/the-lesser-seductions-of-history-carnegie-off-broadway-november-13-2009/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 13:55:26 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=31
The play's cast was really great
Cherry Pit Theater is downtown near my house on Bank Street

Cherry Pit Theater is downtown near my house on Bank Street

I helped by working the lights

I helped by working the lights

Marsha and Kitty were there

Marsha and Kitty were there

My friends Kelly, Ingrid, Michael

My friends Kelly, Ingrid, Michael

Playwright Schulenburg et al.

Playwright Schulenburg et al.

Well-deserved bows they took

Well-deserved bows they took

The Flux Theater Ensemble’s cooperative production of The Lesser Seductions of History is a well-written, well-acted, bittersweet romp through the 1960s. The play skillfully interweaves universal relationship and individuation issues in fresh and unpredictable ways. The dialog and most of the soliloquies are brilliant. This is really good theater (thru Nov. 29).  Nice going guys!

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