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Review of “ Eclipsed”, at the Golden Theater
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Review of “ Eclipsed”, at the Golden Theater

March 12, 2016 By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor New York, NY – Eclipsed playing at the Golden Theater stars academy award actress Lupita Nyongo ( 12 years a slave) is one of  a Liberian’s warlords wife who is a captive and lives  in virtual slavery. This is a poignant play written by playwright…

Review of Hughie
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Review of Hughie

February 29, 2016 By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, Entertainment Editor for Labor Press New York, NY – This is a  new production of Eugene O'Neill's play starring Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker who is making his Broadway debut. The play first appeared on Broadway in 1944.

Review of “ ,The Humans” at the Helen Hayes Theater,
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Review of “ ,The Humans” at the Helen Hayes Theater,

February 22, 2016 By  Dr. Leonard Golubchck, Entertainment Editor for the Labor Press New York, NY -The Humans made the move to Broadway after a successful run with the same cast which was  produced through the Roundabout Theater.   This deeply affecting play by Stephen Karam and directed by Joe Montello is quite familiar to all…

Win Sports Minute: First NBA Allstar Game Played Outside U.S.
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Win Sports Minute: First NBA Allstar Game Played Outside U.S.

February 18, 2016 By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News Toronto, Canada – The NBA had its All-Star weekend outside the United States for the very first time, holding its marquee mid-season showcase in Toronto. That makes sense and it has nothing do with the fact that the man who invented the game, James Naismith, was…

Snowstorm Reminds Us of the Value of Labor
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Snowstorm Reminds Us of the Value of Labor

January 31, 2016 By Steven Wishnia New York, NY – A couple years ago, a friend’s teenage daughter who was writing a paper on socialism for a high-school class asked me if it would be possible to have a society where people didn’t have to work. No, I said, because we have to eat. City…

Review of “Our Mother’s Brief Affair”
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Review of “Our Mother’s Brief Affair”

January 26, 2016 By Dr.Leonard Golubchick, Entertainment Editor for Labor Press New York, NY- This is Richard Greenberg’s 11th play which was produced by the Manhattan Theater Club. This is his second collaboration with the Director Lynne Meadow. there is no doubt  that Linda Lavin, who portrays a widowed; Jewish woman form Long Island on…

Review of  “ Maurice Hines; Tappin Thru Life”
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Review of “ Maurice Hines; Tappin Thru Life”

January 25, 2016 By Dr. Leonard Golubchck, Entertainment Editor for the Labor Press The extraordinaire Song and dance man Maurice Hines returns to the New York stage with his new show "Tappin' Thru Life. The show is adroitly directed by Jeff Calhoun who staged the dance filled show “Newsies”.

Black Lives Matter on Film
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Black Lives Matter on Film

January 19, 2016 By Tara Jessup The Workers Unite Film Festival is previewing a powerful and important film dealing with the issues of #BlackLivesMatter and police violence against working people of color. Current occupation by gun-toting "patriots" in Oregon, where hands-off police policy has been evident, demonstrates the incredible disparity in how police deal with…

Opera-Union Leader Alan Gordon Dies at 70
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Opera-Union Leader Alan Gordon Dies at 70

January 11, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Greenacres, NY- Alan S. Gordon, executive director of the American Guild of Musical Artists since 2000, died Jan. 1 at the age of 70. He was known for using theatrical tactics to represent the union’s members, who included chorus members, soloists, dancers, choreographers, and production personnel…

Hartford Symphony Musicians Resist Pay Cut
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Hartford Symphony Musicians Resist Pay Cut

January 5, 2016 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel  Hartford, Conn- Talks were scheduled to resume Dec. 28 between musicians and management at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra—which management is threatening to close at the end of January if the musicians don’t take a 30% pay cut.

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