Old Fogey Traps To Avoid, From One Who Knows

Old Fogey Traps To Avoid, From One Who Knows

  BY MICHAEL MUSTO | As someone of a certain age who’s fallen into old fogey traps myself, I am here to advise other not-exactly-young people on how to avoid embarrassing yourself. It’s great to exude the wisdom, knowledge, and class of maturity, but when you slip into “Get off my lawn” mode, it really […]

‘Swinging’ Christmas Show Returns to Roost at Birdland

‘Swinging’ Christmas Show Returns to Roost at Birdland

  Nightly, Tues. Dec. 21 through Sat. Dec. 25, 5:30pm at Birdland Jazz Club  The annual holiday stage show that began as a tribute to annual televised holiday specials leaves little doubt about its own staying power, when A Swinging Birdland Christmas returns to its namesake Midtown Manhattan venue for its 12th annual engagement (including a […]

Trocks’ Trove at the Joyce: Timely and Timeless, Sublime and Ridiculous 

Trocks’ Trove at the Joyce: Timely and Timeless, Sublime and Ridiculous 

NOTE: Due to “break-through COVID-19 cases detected within the company,” all scheduled performances through January 2 have been cancelled. Click here for more information, including ticket holder options. BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Issues of race make headlines, while issues of gender increasingly occupy the public mind. It used to be easy: Men were men and […]

Chelsea Conductor’s Centuries-Spanning ‘Nutcracker’ Contains a Narrative Created for Completists

Chelsea Conductor’s Centuries-Spanning ‘Nutcracker’ Contains a Narrative Created for Completists

Walk down the 300 block of West 20th Street and you’ll pass a spot just beyond the half-way mark that’s steeped in Chelsea history, of the decidedly seasonal variety. There, at 346, you’ll find  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, an 1831 structure familiarly known as St. Peter’s Chelsea, although some prefer to refer to it as […]

‘Away From Home for the Holidays’ is a Treasure

‘Away From Home for the Holidays’ is a Treasure

Editor’s Note: With the stealthy silence one sees rarely—and only then, only from Santa Claus—Chelsea Community News opened up a West Coast branch because… well, because Los Angeles is the only place on the planet where you can currently find the Verdugo HUUT!, creation of our West Coast branch’s only staff member, Marty Barrett. (Don’t […]

‘Nutcracker Rouge’ Returns to Transport You to the Land of Sweets

‘Nutcracker Rouge’ Returns to Transport You to the Land of Sweets

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | New York was forced to go nearly two years without the flurry of snowflakes that typically descend on stages each year with various incarnations of The Nutcracker. Among the boldest and most decadent interpretations of this Christmas classic is Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge. This production has a bit of classic ballet […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Ticket to Hell

Writing the Apocalypse: Ticket to Hell

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Writing the Apocalypse was a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of NYC resident Puma Perl. Then came the vaccine, and hope–and uncertainty.  And so, from time to time, Perl will return to continue Writing the Apocalypse.   Ticket to Hell | TEXT & PHOTOS BY PUMA PERL (unless noted otherwise) Scientists say […]