Carnegie Rocks http://www.carnegierocks.com Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 Turkey Friends II http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/26/turkey-friends-ii/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/26/turkey-friends-ii/#comments Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:47:54 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1943 Carnegie no evil eayes t the bazar in Istanbul Turkey photo by Jamie Koufman

I am going to have really really good luck after this.

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We drank some Wreck-Ah and laughed a lot.

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Ephesus: Just Like New York 2,000 Years Ago http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/23/ephesus-like-new-york-2000-years-ago/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/23/ephesus-like-new-york-2000-years-ago/#comments Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:14:46 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1896 Carnegie at Ephesus Turkey 9a March 9 2010

This place was like NY 2000 years ago, plumbing and everything. It was the capital of the world.

This place was like New York City 2,000 years ago, They had plumbing and everything.

A lot of the houses and stores weren't is such great shape, but the marble city was magnificent

A lot of the houses and stores weren't is such great shape, but the marble city was magnificent

Theater at Ephesus Turkey 1 March 9 2010

This is one of the biggest coliseums in the ancient world. The acosutics are still great!

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All the roads were paved with marble. This was a wealthy and opulent city!

Shepperd woman with sheep Ephesus Turkey 2010 phot Jamie Koufman

This nice lady was minding her sheep just accross from the entrance to the city. Baa!

Wild sky at Ephesus Turkey 1 March 9 2010

The sky was wild all day the day we visited Ephesus. Very dramatic, huh?

Sky Ephesus Turkey 1 March 9 2010

During the day, the sun came out and it was gorgeous.

Sunset over the Mediterraneann Ephesus Turkey 1 March 9 2010

The sunset over the Agean Sea was special. too.

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I Went on Vacation to Turkey http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/23/i-went-on-vacation-to-turkey/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/23/i-went-on-vacation-to-turkey/#comments Tue, 23 Mar 2010 13:34:33 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1888 Carnegie Istanbul Airport

The plane was gargantuan. There must have been 500 peeps on that plane. That's why the engine is so big!

This is Marsha. The plane was gargantuan (500 peeps on the plane). That's why the engine is so big!

I was a good cat and I went to most of my Mom's lectures.

I was a good cat and I went to most of my Mom's lectures.

This is Mom doing here thing. She even got an award!

This is Mom doing her thing. She even got a very nice award!

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Turkey Cat Friends I http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/20/friends-i/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/03/20/friends-i/#comments Sun, 21 Mar 2010 03:47:45 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1920 Carnegie with friend at the bazar in Istanbul Turkey photo by Jamie Koufman
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Carnegie and friend  at Blue Mosque 2 Istanbul Turkey photo by Jamie Koufman

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“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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Happy NewYear! Carnegie Rocks in 2010 in Key West http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/01/carnegie-rocks-in-the-new-year-in-key-west-2010/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/01/carnegie-rocks-in-the-new-year-in-key-west-2010/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2010 05:48:38 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1363 Key West 33040 New Years Eve 2010  shoe drop

New Years Eve 2010 in Key West was ushered in by the dropping of a ginormous red pump with a famed drag queen named Sushi inside it.  CNN always covers the shoe drop. I love the performers and just people watching.

Sushi lands safely.

Sushi lands safely.

I actually got to be in stage with my friends at Boubon Street.

I actually got to be on stage with my friends at Bourbon Street. (The show was before the shoe drop.)

This is my friend Butch. He was on of the male dancers.

This is my friend Butch. He was one of the male dancers.

This is Joey, he is a dancer too. I think that he works out a lot.

This is Joey, he is a dancer too. I think that he works out a lot.

These gorgeous women were also dancers. I was really thrilled to be part of the show!

These gorgeous women were the ladies in waiting for Sushi. I was really glad just to be in the show at all.

This beautiful young woman was the (not drag) Queen of the New Year 2010.

This beautiful young woman was the (not drag) Queen of the New Year 2010.

This friendly clan came over from Scotland for the party.

This friendly clan came over from Scotland just for this New Year's party.

Fast Buck Freddy had a great New Year's Eve

Fast Buck Freddy had a great New Year's Eve

There were a lot of pirates in Key West. I think it is famous for pirates.

There were a lot of pirates in Key West. I think Key West is famous for having a lot of pirates.

This is Captain Mo. He is really a nice guy once you get to know him

This is Captain Mo. He is really a nice guy once you get to know him

Santa and I hung out. He was exhausted from working all through Christmas

Santa and I hung out. He was exhausted from working all through Christmas

This poor man was really angry, because his boyfriend left him.

This poor man was really angry because his boyfriend left him.

After everything was over, I was hungry. So I went and had a bite at Jimmy's buffet.

After everything was over, I was pretty hungry. So I went and had a bite at Jimmy's buffet.

This sculpture was at the Key West Airport. I always feel sad when I leaf Key West.

This sculpture was at the Key West Airport. I always feel sad when I leaf Key West.

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