Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Food

Dining Out: Tazzina: Food Network champ comes home to Glendale

For all you fans of competitive cooking shows in general, or the Food Network’s “Chopped” in particular, you can sample the talents of a bona fide winner. Jason Zukas, a Ridgewood guy who referred to himself as the “Rocky Balboa of cooking” on the show, knocked out some pretty stiff competition to win the $10,000 prize on “Chopped.” He will be competing on the show again in the fall. Comments (1).
Arts

A good first impression

To say that St. Albans artist Grace Braithwaite is a Francophile is an understatement. Her home is painted in the pink pastel color that one sees on the homes in southeastern France, there are bottles of Perrier in her refrigerator and she easily recognizes George Gershwin’s classical tune “An American in Paris” on the radio. Comment.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Arts

With a critical eye

This weekend, The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria will honor acclaimed film critic David Kehr with a program inspired by his recently published anthology, “When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade.” Comment.
Arts

‘Pippin’ is ’70s retro fun with Beari in MidVille

What more does a man who has everything want? This is one of the questions posed by Roger O. Hirson’s “Pippin,” whose latest incarnation is being put on by Beari Productions. Pippin is a product of the narcissistic ’70s and concerns itself much with a pampered young man’s quest for fulfillment, or maybe something worthwhile to do. Comment.
Arts

‘Three Sisters’ at Secret Theatre boils over with intensity

“What is going on here?” the writer wondered as she was seated in the audience for the Queens Players’ fierce production of “Three Sisters” at the Secret Theatre. “Does no one in Queens like Chekov?” For there were only two people at that evening’s performance, me and another chap who I believe was an actor. Despite this —- and audiences for Secret Theatre productions have shown up in all manner of weather and even when the subway wasn’t running — the cast still did their best work. Comment.

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