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Friday, April 30, 2010

Vibeke Hastrup Suzannah B. Troy Restoration NY Theatre Workshop post by Suzannah B. Troy

New York happenings....A wonderful friend and New Yorker suppose to accompany me to Restoration was not feeling well so I had an extra ticket.  I approached the box office and in my shy and demure way -- kind of like Claudia Shear "Blown Sideways Through Life" -- I just shouted out would anyone like a free ticket?

Viebeke Hastrup said yes and I was so happy to impress upon her  a New York magical moment like this. She impressed me too.  She is here from Denmark and this beautiful actress is here hoping to put on a play here in NYC in 2011.

Good luck Vibeke!!!!!!  I will be there.   I was here tonight as part of a small package of tickets I bought to support The New York Theatre workshop.  It was such a pleasure to enjoy this play with someone who really appreciates the theatre, acting and the arts!

Claudia Shear in Restoration NY Theatre Workshop rocks the house! post by Suzannah B. Troy

I love Claudia Shear.  I loved her in "Blown Sideways through Life" which I saw with my friend David Kaufman.   I love her as Mae West.  I loved her tonight in Restoration.  I am her mother.  No we are the same age (well almost).  Claudia represents very passionate outspoken women, brash, intense, New York....did I say passionate?     Add brazen to brash and passionate!!!!!

The play is about restoring Michelangelo's David and beauty and perfection in contrast to how imperfect humans are and how lonely.     There are the Bill Gates of  beauty and in contrast the star of Restoration although she is "rich" metaphorically -- her interior life  ---  she is gifted with a good heart, a brilliant mind and a burning passion for her work.  She spends a lot of time with a really handsome security guard played by Jonathan Cake who is almost a living breathing David and the supporting cast was very good with a special nod for the  prof. and mentor played by Alan Mandell.

Well done and I have to say it one more time.  I LOVE CLAUDIA SHEAR!!!  She can play me anytime but she has to act a lot taller!!!!!

Karen and Peter Love Saves the Day Reunion post by Suzannah B. Troy

I have a YouTube documentary series on Love Saves the Day and Karen moving around the corner to St. Marks Place after the store closed.  Here she is with Peter having a reunion of sorts...visiting memory lane....

Mary House East 3rd Street Courage Bread World Sing post by Suzannah B. Troy

FDNY Engine 5 by St. Mark's Church East Village post by Suzannah B. Troy

Suzannah B. Troy interviews City Council Member Dan Halloran on THE NY BUDGET CRISIS!!!!!!!

Giuseppi Logan new composition unnamed & gigs coming up by Suzannah B. Troy


Support Giuseppi Logan's comeback!!!!!

See my YouTube series. This is number 22 in my YouTube documentary on Giuseppi Logan.

Giuseppi Logan YouTube miracle by Suzannah B. Troy

Miracles do happen and when I  filmed Giuseppi Logan on December 14, 2008 playing Begin the Beguine  I became part of that miracle.

I knew I had filmed something powerful. Giuseppi told me to look up his name on the internet. I found out people thought he was dead and that he was a very loved jazz composer and musician that made me two important records in the 1960's.

I also immediately found another YouTube of Giuseppi with a little boy in the very same park from 1966.

Two years later I would meet that little boy who is now my age and help reunite him with his father after all these years.

A jazz writer Tim Madison had contacted me and told me how deeply moving my YouTube was. He told me he watched it over and over. I said I do to. He urged me to continue filming but I said I was very tired and traumatized. I had just had to
sell my home of 2o years which is traumatic but it was even more so because I am an outspoken activist. I did not know if I could find the strength but I did.

Peter Gershon, publisher of Signal to Noise, wrote a powerful piece on Giuseppi Logan entitled "Out From the Shadow"
and Peter Gershon is one of the only people to fully acknowledge my work and contribution because usually people
just help themselves and erase me.

Pete's powerful piece and my YouTubes I believe helped Giuseppi and one way was generating enough interest that he
was able to get back in to the studio and make his first new record from the 1960's that has been received to very
positive reviews.

Matt Lavelle, a musician recognized Giuseppi Logan when he came in to a store where Matt was working and ever since he plays music with Giuseppi and gets him and the group he formed gigs.  This is huge for Giuseppi because it helps him earn money which he needs and of course it allows him to connect with people who still remember him and love his work.

I had suggested to Giuseppi's son Jaee, also a musical genius he should make a documentary and he took my advice.  He filmed the reunion and when we in the park with the camera rolling a guy came up and shook Giuseppi's hand.  He said your records got me through college.

Very moving in so many ways and Giuseppi Logan wants to get back in to the studio.  He has new compositions including a piece he named after me, "Suzannah".

Albany's budget crisis & why is the gov still here? posted by Suzannah B. Troy

Not a hot topic but just wondering if Albany is getting any closer to balancing the budget and also why hasn't the governor resigned....just wondering?

The accidental gov. needs to have resigned quite a while ago and make spending time with his defense attorneys his number one past time.   

New York City is in for very harsh cuts and for a long time their have been voices raised here calling for NYC to secede from the State.   Just had to bring a touch of humor to an economic disaster here in New York.  The 9 billion dollar deficit was suppose to be balanced by April 1 and their are Albany politicos so embroiled in scandals that defense attorneys are a priority not serving the people of New York.

The people of New York are not near the top of the list when it comes to politicos and their self serving agendas and inflated egos.    Tune in more to come on this topic.

Major crisis massive Oil Spill off of Louisiana posted by Suzannah B. Troy

This is a major crisis and it maybe hard to understand because it does not to appear to affect our lives and daily chores but it is a massive diaster and it is man made not delivered to us by Mother Nature.

Here is powerful coverage from BBC New with video coverage of this catastrophe

Goldman Sachs Top Dogs go from grill to the fire! post by Suzannah B. Troy

After being grilled by senators Goldman Sachs is now being investigated by the Feds according to The New York Post and I posted this comment in response to their article.

By the way, the grilling of Goldman Sachs top dogs did not hurt GS's stock but in fact it went up!

Goldman Sachs top dogs go from being grilled to be thrown in to the fire. I wrote a short story which is now a free podcast in ITunes called "Chopping the Street, one mega million at a time" about a woman that takes over an international biker motorcycle club and turns it into a global financial service firm on wheels. I wrote it in 2003 and I even quote The New York Post than on how much white collar crime costs the tax payers. It takes some brain power to understand what I am saying in this simple short story about white collar crime being above the radar and costs the people a fortune whether it is detected or not, whether it is successfully prosecuted or not. I could not get the story published. Why do you think that is?

AFL-CIO and an association of community groups take to streets to protest banks! post by Suzannah B. Troy

Some called the banks "financial terrorists in a large turn out to protest banks. They marched from City Hall to Meryl Lynch.

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