This is a writing day for me, and what I’m writing is “Second City,” my Washington Post column on the arts in New York, which appears in the Post on the first Sunday of each month. I knocked off this Friday’s Wall Street Journal drama review yesterday morning. So I’ll simply tell you where I’ve been lately, since you’ll probably be reading about most of it, somewhere or other, shortly after the ink dries:
– On Friday morning I went to the Metropolitan Museum
to look at “Childe Hassam, American Impressionist,” about which I included brief remarks (plus a very interesting link) in the “Top Five” module of the right-hand column.
– On Friday evening I went to Carnegie Hall to hear the JVC Jazz Festival
concert by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, and Brian Blade.
– Over the weekend I took in Jean Cocteau Repertory’s production of the Brecht-Weill Threepenny Opera, playing through Aug. 15 at the Bouwerie Lane Theatre on the Lower East Side.
Now kindly excuse me while I go write up all these aesthetic experiences for hard cash money….