Last Sunday marked our final live show of the season. There would have been another, but Bobby Rydell broke his leg. A terrible thing. And yet my life feels a bit more glamorous for being affected by Bobby Rydell’s tibia. Or fibula. I haven’t seen the x-rays. OK, maybe one more, an August surprise. Have a great summer despite the demolition of our democracy. We shall fight them on the beaches, we shall scorn them in the restaurants.


8/7 Sam Reider – accordion ace
Congregation Beth Elohim, Park Slope

9/12 Nicole Krauss – writer
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

9/? Michael Frank  – writer
DC Moore Gallery

10/? Bobby Rydell – singer
St. Luke’s Theater

10/15 Todd Haimes – artistic director, Roundabout Theatre
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

11/8 Peter Gilliver – author, The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
English Speaking Union

11/29 Deborah Willis & Hank Willis Thomas – photographer/artist
Bard Graduate Center