performing arts

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Flashback Friday — You Can Dance if You Want To

Flashback to May 1971 — and my only leading role: Narrator in the Park Avenue kindergarten play about counting. That’s me in the floral dress with all the smocking, my hair styled with the help of a night spent sleeping on curlers and pin curls. I don’t actually remember much about the day. A later … Continue reading

Flashback Friday: The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd

Catherine’s concert this week got me thinking: She comes by those vocal chops naturally (click at the end of this post for another song from Wednesday’s concert). By the time I was her age, I had been singing my way through life — church choir, school chorus, school plays, driving my mother crazy around the … Continue reading

We still go together (rama, lama, lama, ka dinga da dinga dong)

When I arrived for practice with the Rye Town Community Band last night, I briefly thought I’d entered a time warp. Port Chester Middle School, where we practice, is putting on Grease. I couldn’t help but smile at the sets and the costumes neatly laid out in the practice room. (Our ninth-grade version of Greased Lighting … Continue reading