BY CAROLYN JOHNSON In the film, Oscar-winning film director Barbara Kopple follows Ratner on assignment, from her home base in Washington, DC to hurricane-ravaged Mississippi to war-torn South Sudan. We meet key figures in her life, including partner Cholene Espinoza and high-profile siblings Michael, a human rights lawyer and Bruce, a real estate developer. Ratner’s best friend, musician […]
BY CAROLYN JOHNSON Force of Nature Ellen Ratner with musician Kate Taylor. For her 60th birthday, friends of Talk Radio News Service and Fox News journalist Ellen Ratner decided to film a documentary about her life. Ratner wanted no part of the project, until she recognized its potential for raising awareness and funds for a […]
BY GEORGE J. DACRE – The Australian BeeGees Show, described as the definitive live celebration of decades of wonderful Beegees music, has been booked into the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Monday, March 12. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com. – The New York Blood Center will do a Blood Collection Drive Friday January 13 from 4 to […]
BY GEORGE J. DACRE Comedian Brian Scott McFadden will be performing in Rockland County later this month. Recently the comic talked about his life and career with the Rockland County Times. McFadden’s father was a comedian and voiceover specialist and his grandfather was in Vaudeville, and Brian Scott is following in their footsteps having worked […]
BY CAROLYN JOHNSON It occurred to me as I read the article, “Stimulate Your Creative Genius” by local authors Jeanine McGlade and Andrew Pek, how many uniquely creative people live in Rockland County. I wonder how much of that is coincidence and how much intentional? It seems that creative people seek the natural beauty and […]
Puddin’ Don’t is a creation of Jake Barlow, inspired by all manner of silliness, like Berkeley Breathed’s Bill the Cat, Chuck Norris Facts, The movie Machete, and the great Marty Feldman. Puddin’ Don’t can be found daily online at www.puddindont.com.