Tag Archives: Musicians

30 STREET PEOPLE on the streets of NY

What is the best part of living in New York.  It isn’t the Broadway Shows…..or the Met Opera…..or the NYC Ballet…..or the Museums….it is the PEOPLE.

Who are these people.  What do they do.  Where do they live?  How do they live?

Imagining  about their lives is endless fascination for me.

 I LOVE NEW YORK.

 

50 FELLOW TRAVELERS ON THE NY SUBWAY

Every trip on the NYC subway……IS A TRIP !!!

And I love it.

Never boring……….sometimes terrifying…………very entertaining……and sometimes a fun way to meet strangers.

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HI!

CLICK ON anybody and see……..HIM……….HER………..IT………. up close.

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JUST HANGING OUT ON 14TH STREET

UNION SQUARE PARK.…….day or night………filled with students from NYU……….chess players looking for action…….musicians hoping for a buck in the hat……………farmers selling hungry New Yorkers fresh produce.

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There are always artists hoping for a sale.

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The architecture surrounding the park is a visual and historical delight.

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Didn’t see a fire…….maybe it was a sewer ready to BLOW!

Fun in the sun SUNDAY in Central Park

Sundays in Central Park are always a delight……..New Yorkers and tourists……….all “doing their thing”…..or trying to “out do” one another.  Sunning……boating……..running……..bicycling…………reading……eating…………walking the dog………..and slumming.

IT IS ALL THE ENTERTAINMENT ONE COULD POSSIBLY ASK FOR.

Tonight on the great lawn is Movie Time!  HORROR!  THE SHINING.  Thousands will gather for a picnic………wine and fine dine for some.  Others will just bring buckets of popcorn.  It is a warm night…..the stars will be out…….and New Yorkers will get free entertainment.  How great is that!

SUMMER in the SUBWAY……..Wild and HOT!

New York SUBWAYS in the summer……..you could die of  heat down there.

But nearly SIX MILLION ride them each day.  Thats over a BILLION and a HALF riders each year.

You’ll smell a lot of  SWEAT and see [or shed] a few TEARS.  Some MUSICIANS. A few RATS……lots of TRASH………a bit of ART and lots of screaming BRATS [just turn up your IPOD!]

 

Those who can’t take the heat………….take the bus………..and miss all the fun!

88 PIANOS Sing for Hope…..DAMIAN KULEC plays his own compositions

Damian Kulec is a gifted young man…….composer……violinist…….pianist.  Today in Lincoln Center Plaza he performed on one of the artist painted “88 PIANOS Sing for Hope.”

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In a recital at age 10 Damian was playing his own compositions.

88 PIANOS……..Cristiana Pegoraro plays Chopin

On Sunday in Lincoln Center Plaza……….88 ” Sing for Hope” PIANOS were played by hundreds of musicians.  The celebrity star was Cristiana Pegoraro.  The New York times called her……..”An artist of the highest Caliber”.

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She played with brilliance….and an engaging finesse that had the audience in rapture.

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ENCORE……BRAVA….we wanted more.

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She has an astonishing range of colors when she plays.

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Her spiritual communication  and her phrasing are superb.  Don snapped this photo.

At her concert in New York City she received the “World Peace Award” from the UN for her effort in advancing peace in the world.

TALENTED MUSICIANS tickle the 88 ivory’s at Lincoln Center

PIANOS SING FOR HOPE took “center stage” today at Lincoln Center Plaza.  88 pianos were played by hundreds of musicians…………I made videos of a select group.  On Monday I will post their performances.

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You will thrill to his own compositions…………Damian Kulec.

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BRIAN

 

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LIONEL

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Tiny Tot in RED

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Margarita Pracatan……….singer….piano and comedy.  You will LOVE her

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Over the rainbow…..and then some.

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Next……Carnegie Hall??

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CHILD PRODIGY………….can play all the classics.

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Mr. BROADWAY will entertain you.

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And he played my favorite piano………both were beautiful.

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Tinkered……..but fun!

 

 

 

The SING for HOPE Youth Chorus at Lincoln Center

PIANOS SING FOR HOPE…………and today their youth chorus did just that.  88 PIANOS were trucked into Lincoln Center Plaza today…..and were played by hundreds of pianists…………while on the stage we were entertained by musicians and singers……every hour on the hour.  It was a fantastic NEW YORK happening.

 

The SING for HOPE Youth chorus…………..sang:  DREAM BIG, SING LOUD

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After this performance all of the 99 PIANO will be donated to to schools.  “I believe we have a responsibility to use our talents to improve the lives of those less fortunate”………Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

PEOPLE WATCHING in Central Park

 Friends from Boston were down for the week-end. It was a glorious day in New York so we went for a stroll in Central Park and headed to the Boathouse Cafe for a cappuccino.  Musicians were playing at the Bethesda Fountain.

Lovers…….joggers……..musicians………kids and canines…………everyone was celebrating the return of some sunshine after three days of showers.