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The Search for Avonte: Shared and Personal

While the search for Avonte was a shared NYC experience, I think it had a different resonance for people who have seen a severely autistic family member bolt away. I can still see clearly in my mind my 8-year-old brother … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2014: 2013 TV

Disclaimer: I only rank shows that I watch (and I did not watch Breaking Bad or Orange is the New Black, etc.). Also, there are some spoilers. Read at your own risk…

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Countdown to 2014: 2013 Books

Last year, I read 13 books! This year I read 12, although 3 of them were A Series of Unfortunate Events books I am reading to my babysitting charge. However, last year many of my books were very short (3 … Continue reading

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Chorus Concerts!

My chorus, Essential Voices USA, is in the midst of a busy concert season. Last week, we celebrated the great lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello!) at our Composer Speaks: Reason to Be Thankful event. … Continue reading

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An Evening Celebrating Emerging Female Composers Concert Recap, Videos, and more!

On Monday, July 15, I was honored to be one of the seven featured musical theater writers in Sparkification Productions’ An Evening Celebrating Emerging Female Composers. It was a lovely concert with wonderful women writers and singers. The great Mary-Mitchell … Continue reading

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APRIL IS IN MY MISTRESS’ FACE: RUMINATIONS ON APRIL AND TRAGEDY

I wrote this post 6 years ago, almost to the day. I was trying to process the Virginia Tech Massacre and ended up writing about the month of April. I originally posted it on my graduate school community forum in … Continue reading

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Enlightened Has Been Cancelled

I was not on Twitter last night to hear about Enlightened‘s cancellation, but I’m glad I heard about it when I did–the next morning at work. While my workplace is not like Abaddon Industries (the company in the show), it … Continue reading

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Requiem for BEN AND KATE and DON’T TRUST THE B— IN APT. 23

Slipping quietly into the night, sitcoms Ben and Kate and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 stopped airing new episodes a couple weeks ago. Ben and Kate was in the middle of its first season and Don’t Trust the … Continue reading

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Farewell to 30 Rock

Reading all these farewells to 30 Rock has made me nostalgic. When any show has been on for many seasons, you’re inevitably a different person at the finale than you were when you watched the pilot, assuming you watched it … Continue reading

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10 Takeaways from Singing Rodgers and Hammerstein at Carnegie Hall

Friday night, October 12, the choir I sing in, Essential Voices USA, sang in the New York Pops concert, Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, with soloists Kelli O’Hara, Paulo Szot, and Aaron Lazar. The experience was … Continue reading

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