Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment’

Cyprus Avenue’s Stroll Off-Broadway

David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue opened for its debut in North America at the Public Theater in New York City on June 25th. Starring Stephen Rea, the play is a discomfiting cross between cathartic and alienating, summoning painful notes of recognition along with a worrisome awareness that everything in this world is just slightly, tragically, off-kilter.Read more..

Weekly Comment:
Upcoming Events in Ireland, America, and Canada

From trad music summer school to contemporary arts festivals, check out Irish America’s event listings for June and July. ℘℘℘ UNITED STATES Rockaway Beach / Breezy Point Irish Festival St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Beach, New York June 2 – 3 New York City’s most Irish American neighborhood celebrates its 6th annual Irish festival this summer.Read more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Fassbender Heads to Spanish Inquisition

Brendan Gleeson will actually be having himself a busy Christmas movie season. On December 21, Gleeson’s latest movie Assassin’s Creed opens. Starring fellow Irish actor Michael Fassbender, Assassin’s Creed is based on the popular video game of the same name, though don’t assume the movie is light on plot. Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a criminalRead more..

Michael Flatley’s Last Dance

This month, Michael Flatley will make his final stage performances during a special run this fall at the Lyric Theater in on Broadway. The run brings a re-worked and enhanced version of his signature “Lord of the Dance.” This version, now called “Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games,” has been on the West End stagesRead more..

Maureen O’Hara:
“The Greatest Guy”

Maureen O’Hara has died at the age of 95. Born in 1920 in Dublin, O’Hara died October 24 at her family home in Boise, Idaho of natural causes. Her family said in a statement: “It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes.Read more..

The Irish Heritage of the
Remarkable Anne Meara

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post and is reprinted here courtesy of the author. Like so many, I am mourning the loss of actress, comedian and writer, Anne Meara. Partnered in every sense of the word with Jerry Stiller (whose autobiography is called Married to Laughter: A Love Story Featuring Anne Meara), her husband ofRead more..

Des Bishop Is Seriously Funny

He grew up in Queens, went to high school in Ireland, spent a year in the Gaeltacht, two years in China, and just bought an apartment back in New York. And here is an incomplete list of things he has done stand-up sets or made RTÉ documentaries about: living on minimum wage, alcoholism, his father’sRead more..

Stephen Colbert: One Last
Report (It’s Genealogical)

It was a damp morning in late February 2008 when the phone rang. Harvard scholar and PBS host Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. was calling with one of his random genealogical requests. He was going to be on The Colbert Report later that day. Did I, by any chance, know anything about Stephen Colbert’s roots?Read more..

Khloe Kardashian
Rocks Irish Design

Khloe Kardashian looked fierce wearing a Theia gown at the Golden Globes E! Entertainment after party. The dress from Theia’s spring 2015 collection featured a turtleneck halter bodice in black crepe with a duchess satin waist band and circle chiffon skirt with a thigh-high slit. The collection is a manifestation of Kerry-born, New York-based designer Don O’Neill’sRead more..

The Long Road Back to “White O’Morn” Cottage

It was a magical place – a romantic place – the mythical cottage of Mary Kate and Sean Thornton that was featured in John Ford’s classic 1952 movie The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Sadly, Sean Thornton and Mary Kate’s real-life “wee humble cottage” currently lies in ruin. There is much more toRead more..