A review of New York City: A Shining Mosaic, which appeared in New York Irish Arts. Presented by Artists Without Walls, Charles R. Hale creator/writer, Niamh Hyland, music director. CLICK HERE FOR REVIEW
In a place like New York City, experiencing the past can be illusive, things often disappear, but there are exceptions. You might gaze into a mirror in some gin mill, perhaps the same mirror your great grandfather gazed into seventy-five years ago. A neon sign your grandmother walked under fifty years ago may show up as a wall decoration in your favorite eatery. A statue your mother noticed in front of City Hall may end up in a Brooklyn cemetery. That’s New York.
Hearing the music they listened to, seeing images of the sights that surrounded them and hearing the extraordinary stories of the ordinary folks who came before us, provides a roadmap to life as a New Yorker in another era and time.
I aim to capture the spirit of the past through, live music, dance, theatre pieces and imagery from the nineteenth century when immigrants were arriving by the thousands, through the twentieth century when New York was exploding with energy and beginning to shape our future.
You can experience the uniqueness that is New York through my: