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Running through the pouring rain in three-inch high heels and a cocktail dress was never my ideal picture of heading to Carnegie Hall for the first time. I entered the main hall to pick up my tickets, only to be told the theatre is around the other side of the block. Finally, I was inside, ticket in hand and dripping wet, ready for a spectacular performance.Having once played the piano myself and having sung in various choirs throughout half of my life, I was very excited to see Isabel Bayrakdarian and Serouj Kradjian perform on that stormy night.
I have heard so much about Carnegie... (more)
Can’t afford a fantasy trip to Uganda? Then let Uganda come to you.
This past weekend, the Joyce Theatre (on 8th avenue between 18th and 19th streets), was home to the 21-city traveling show called The Spirit of Uganda. This group of singers, dancers, and musical performers consists of 22 extremely talented children and young adults, ranging in age from eight to 22 years old. Each individual hails from different parts of Uganda; each having lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. These children are highlighted for their dedication on and off the stage, with each... (more)
â€œThis will be an experience of a lifetime for youâ€. As clichÃ© as it sounded at the time, everyone who said these words to me before I left for my semester abroad could not have been more insightful. It wasnâ€™t until now during my sixth month in Italy that I understand how true that statement was and how powerful an influence this experience has been in my life. Reflecting on my first feelings of studying abroad the night before I left the U.S., it shocks me now how uneasy I was about coming to Italy. My anxiety was so strong that it almost prevented me from getting on that flight that Wednesday... (more)
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I'm happy to say I've fallen in love with another city besides New York. And that second love is none other than Paris. Like almost every other American tourist in Paris, I could do nothing but squeal the moment I laid eyes on the Eiffel Tower. And that was only within my first few hours of arriving in the City of Lights: Paris, France. Having studied the French language and culture for five years, I knew a good amount of information about Paris and what sights are most worth seeing. However, since I only had three days to stay in Paris before my return to Rome, I knew I was pressed for time... (more)
Carnevale. Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Whatever you call it, the celebration of the last few days before the start of the Christian Lenten season all goes down the same across the globe. Colorful masks, elaborate costumes, and confetti being thrown by laughing children are everywhere. Thatâ€™s the first image that comes to mind when I think of my time in Venice while celebrating Carnevale. On that dark Friday morning at 5:30am, I stepped off the train in Venice not knowing what I was about to witness. As I came out of the train station, the first sight I had was of the Grand Canal, the main waterway... (more)
The United States has a long history of lobbyists, which by definition are persons who try to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest, to help gain support for their causes. In the case of the relations between the United States and Israel, a certain group called the "Israel Lobbyists", are those who influence, directly or indirectly, American foreign policy for the support of Israel. In March, 2006, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt wrote an article entitled "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy". In this article, Mearsheimer and Walt bluntly address the issues that lay... (more)
When I heard that there was going to be a political art exhibit opening in Siena, I wanted to hop on a train that very second. Although I had to wait a few days, the wait was completely worth it. Iâ€™m not sure which one of my senses was most intrigued when I first arrived in Siena at about 11:30 in the morning after a three-hour train ride from Rome. Was it the sight of the winding brick roads, the smell of fresh flowers, or maybe the taste of the creamy gelato? While walking down a small alleyway, I was stunned as it opened up into the enormous Piazza del Campo. During the summer this piazza... (more)
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