This Thursday, April 7, 12:30pm, Lehman College: The City and Humanities Program, The CUNY Institute of Irish Studies and Artists Without Walls presents Charles R. Hale’s “The Musical History of the Lower East Side. The event will take place in the Studio Theatre, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W., Bronx, NY. Click here for directions.
Here’s what actress/director Aedin Moloney said about the show: “Blown away tonight by the most talented collection of musicians! Artists Without Walls hosted a terrific musical evening at Rockwood Music Hall. What a line up of super talented vocalists. One after another boom, boom, boom! All equally stunning performances….A slice of New York History. Take it on the road guys! Hopefully this will be done again…. not to be missed.”
Performers include (clockwise from top left) Niamh Hyland, Noah Hoffeld, Mala Waldron, Yuri Juarez, Ashley Bell, Basya Schechter, Deni Bonet and (center) Charles R. Hale, who wrote and narrates the show.
The Institute for Irish American Studies, Lehman College: City and Humanities and Artists Without Walls presents a celebration of Irish music and dance with Darrah Carr Dance, singer/guitarist Liz Hanley and emcee Charles R. Hale, Thursday, March 17, 12:30pm. Studio Theatre, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY. Click here for directions.
Performing with Darrah Carr Dance will be Jonathan Matthews, Mary Kate Sheehan, Brigitte Gillis, Laura Neese, Trent Kowalik, Alexandra Williamson and Darrah Carr.
Tomorrow, Thursday February 11 from 12:30-2:00 at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, Charles R. Hale will be presenting his short films series “Breathing of an Ancestor’s Space and Time,” in Carman Hall.
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 impact whom we become.
Vera Hoar’s photos from Artists Without Walls’ “Rise Up Singing,” which was presented by Lehman College: The City and Humanities Program and the CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies, in conjunction with the Irish and African American communities of Lehman College on May 1, 2014. The show is a multimedia presentation, which explores the problems confronted by women and children in the workforce, past and present, through the use of song, live theater and film.
Jack O’Connell as photographer Louis Hine
Diana Jones, Annette Homann and Noah Hoffeld
Erin Layton at the Magdalene Laundry
Julio Santillan and Sofia Tosello performing “Brown Eyed Children of the Sun”
Come experience a wonderful collection of actors and musicians on Thursday, May 1, 7pm, at Lehman College, 250 West Bedford Park Blvd, Bronx, NY, as they perform in an Artists Without Walls’ production, “Rise Up Singing.” The show, a multimedia presentation, explores the problems confronted by women and children in the workforce, past and present, through the use of song, live theater and film.
Included in the cast are: Top row, left to right, spoken word artist and poet Koro Koroye, singer Antoinette Montague, and actress Erin Layton. Second row, left to right, cellist Noah Hoffeld, actor Jack O’Connell, violinist, Annette Homann, and singer Niamh Hyland. Third row, left to right, pianist Sharp Radway, singer Sofia Tosello, and singer/guitarist Diana Jones. The show was created by Charles R. Hale and is directed by Tara Elliott.
The event is sponsored by Lehman College: The City and Humanities Program and the CUNY Institute for Irish American Studies. Thanks to the generosity of Lehman College, this is a free event. A reception will follow the event.
Kickoff your St. Patrick’s Day by tuning into NBC’s Today Show on Monday morning! Darrah Carr Dance will be performing on the plaza at 8:00am & 8:30am EST
Artists Without Walls, Lehman College: The City and Humanities Program and The CUNY Institute for Irish Studies are co-hosting a concert by the University College of Dublin Choral Scholars on March 18, 6:30pm at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Ave, Bronx, in the Studio Theatre. Reception to follow.
Honor Finnegan will be appearing at the BWC Coffeehouse at the Bronxville Women’s Club, 135 Midland Ave., Bronxville, NY, Friday March 21st 8:00 – 10:30. Honor will be co-billed with Kelly Flint and will be accompanied by guitarist Aviv Roth. $5 suggested contribution.
Honor will be appearing at the Acoustic Cafe, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Park Ridge, NJ, Saturday, March 22nd, 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Proceed benefit the OLM Haiti scholarship fund. Aviv Roth will accompany Honor on guitar.
Today, Sunday, Feb 2 from 3-5 PM, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell we’ll be one of two featured readers at Carmine Street Metrics. The event will take place at Otto’s Shrunken Head, 558 E. 14th St. Angela has published three collections of poems, Saint Sinatra (2011), Moving House (2009), and, most recently, Waking My Mother (2013), and two chapbooks MINE (2007) and Waiting for Ecstasy (2009). Her work has been published in many journals and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Best of the Web Award, and the Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing.
The Persuasions will be performing at the Studio Theater at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY on Thursday, February 6, 12:15pm. “They Still Ain’t Got No Band But They’re Still Making Music After All These Years” – A Celebration of Life, A Capella Music, and History. This event is sponsored by the Dept. of African & African-American Studies.
Honor Finnegan will be performing at the Irish Arts Center’s “Sunday’s at 7 on Feb 9th, 7pm . A great night of comedy with Honor providing the music. Curated by Fiona Walsh and Ann Design. Tickets for members is $10 and $12 for non-members. 553 W 51st St. NYC.
Singer Tara O’Grady will be at Why Not Jazz Room, 14 Christopher Street, in NYC’s West Village on Sunday, February 9, 9-11pm. $10 at the door. She will be joined by Pete Kennedy on guitar and David Shaich on bass. At the corner of Christopher St and Gay St in the West Village, a lovely coffee shop sits on the corner and plays records on a turn table. And below the turning and churning of Etta James and Colombian beans, nestled below the street, is a tiny jazz club where one can escape the cold and imagine the Village of Bob Dylan’s days.