“CROSSING BOROUGHS” WRITE-UP by VINNIE NAUHEIMER

“CROSSING BOROUGHS” by VINNIE NAUHEIMER The audience at the Artists Without Walls’ presentation of “Crossing Boroughs” was treated to a scrumptious mix of singing, dancing, music, and history last Sunday afternoon at the Museum of the City of New York. Weaving together the intricate blend of the music, dance, history and culture that defined each…

CHARLES R. HALE presents "BREATHING OF AN ANCESTORS SPACE AND TIME" at LEHMAN COLLEGE

Charles R. Hale will be presenting his film series “Breathing of an Ancestor’s Space and Time,” at Lehman College in the Bronx on February 11, 12:30pm in the Black Box Theatre.  Charles’s films demonstrate the challenges of the immigrant experience, suggest methods to uncover and preserve ancestral stories and illustrate how the “stories” of our ancestors’ lives…

CHARLES R. HALE presents "BREATHING OF AN ANCESTORS SPACE AND TIME" at LEHMAN COLLEGE

Charles R. Hale will be presenting his film series “Breathing of an Ancestor’s Space and Time,” at Lehman College in the Bronx on February 11, 12:30pm in the Black Box Theatre.  Charles’s films demonstrate the challenges of the immigrant experience, suggest methods to uncover and preserve ancestral stories and illustrate how the “stories” of our ancestors’ lives…

JACK O'CONNELL COMMENTING on ARTISTS WITHOUT WALLS

As Artists Without Walls celebrates its fourth anniversary this month, we’ve asked some members to share a few thoughts about their experience with the group. Here’s what actor Jack O’Connell wrote: —– . “An Artists Without Walls Showcase: What a great place to keep one’s instrument tuned.  Singers, musicians, storytellers, dancers and actors find a…

ALL ABOUT MITCH TRAPHAGEN: PHOTOGRAPHER and PHOTOJOURNALIST

“With the web and social media, imagery is more important than ever. When I was a Congressional press secretary, I probably shot 10,000 frames of just one person (itself a challenge). But imagery sticks in the minds of viewers – and my goal is always to accurately show people whom my subject truly is. Through…

WOMEN, SONG AND THE LABOR MOVEMENT: THE 1909 SHIRTWAIST STRIKE AND THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FIRE

  John Steinbeck said, “We learn a great deal about people by listening to their music. Listen to their songs, for into the songs go the anger, fears and frustrations, the hopes and aspirations.”   I have created a series of videos that highlight the role of women in the labor movement. Each video portrays…