Category Archives: The Arts and Entertainment

What makes life worth living? The visual arts, books, music, dance, theater and film.

Avoid the Lines, Buy Images of America: Rockaway Beach, Early!

So you’d like to be one of the first to own a signed copy of Images of America: Rockaway Beach, my new book published on June 4 by Arcadia.   The kickoff event was at Ciro’s Pastry Shop, 415 Beach 129 Street … Continue reading

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Inspired at the Laundromat

There they go again!  The unsung elves of our cherished local Rockaway Artists’Alliance have toiled to create inspiring public art in some of the most unexpected places.  Discovering this kind of public art adds to the offbeat joy of living … Continue reading

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In Praise of WFUV

One of my favorite cause buttons carries a simple message:  “The best things in life aren’t things.”  A fixture of my life these days is non-commercial radio and television, where I now get much of my news, entertainment and creative … Continue reading

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Finding Fannie Holland

I’ve received the good news that Images of America: Rockaway Beach will be published on June 4, 2012.  I’m planning two upcoming slide show events in Belle Harbor to preview some photos from the book, one which will feature coffee and pastry on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Inspired by “The Search for Harmony Bay”

I submitted the final content for my upcoming book to Arcadia Publishing on the second day of 2012, and it was quite a relief!  Time to post an entry on Oy Vey Rockaway.  The outstanding visual artists of Rockaway never … Continue reading

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Drum Roll, Please…

After three years of thinking about it, and six months after contracting to produce it, I am close to finished with writing Images of America: Rockaway Beach, to be published by Arcadia Publishing Company in June, 2012.  The cover mock-up has … Continue reading

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Tourists in Our Own Town

You’re almost at your destination when you see the first person walking down the block sporting a long, furry tail.  You are within walking distance of a ‘comic-con,’ those wildly popular, so-called ‘geek conventions’ dedicated to comics, graphic novels, anime, … Continue reading

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Working Artists Enliven Labor Day Weekend

It’s that holiday celebrating American workers–the ones who make the cars and run the hospitals, plus the creative geniuses who draw and write and paint.  We’ve still got plenty of those, even if fewer of us have actual paying jobs. … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

I couldn’t resist featuring the stunning hydrangeas of Rockaway Park in the header photo this week.  These bushes are located in the gardens that surround the apartment building at the north end of Memorial Circle (Rock. Beach Blvd. between Beach … Continue reading

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Is Independence a Fiction in Bloombergville?

Independence Day is one of those American holidays celebrated with disparate emotions among the populace.  Are you part of the investor class or a wage earner?  Wage earners live for the weekends, particularly the three-day ones.  Those of us who … Continue reading

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