The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, June 22
Opera—it’s not just for opera houses anymore! We had enough to keep up with between the Met and the City Opera (O.K., we mainly kept up with the Met), but more and more, we’re hearing of opera performances put on by orchestras (the skill set’s not too different, one Read More
My profile in this week’s paper of Jeffrey Rabhan, the new chair of New York University’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, opened with his meeting with Ken Friedman: He asked the restaurateur and former Smiths manager to join his department’s board, which, over obscure tequila, Mr. Friedman agreed to.
But just before Read More
On a Tuesday night last summer-July 14, Bastille Day-I saw my first play as The Observer‘s new theater reviewer. It was Vanities, an awful Off Broadway musical at the Second Stage, and the evening was memorable only because it was also the night the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the trade Read More