"This is the most important musical of our times" go see Paradise Square for the best blending of Irish and African-American dance you’ve seen; the most inspiring, stand-up-and-cheer vocals you’ve heard; and a story about a part of American history you’ve never heard. “What really blows this show out of the park is its knockout dancing, and the brilliant choreography by … [Read more...] about Paradise Square
Protests over closure of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum As the United States begins to return to a post-pandemic normality, the “end-emic” may not see the re-opening of one beloved institution for the Irish American community. Protests have been held over the closing of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The museum, which displays … [Read more...] about Irish Pride Stands Astride the Atlantic
For over 30 years, Larry Kirwan’s voice provided the soundtrack for Irish American and Irish immigrant life.
As the frontman for legendary Celtic rockers Black 47, Kirwan went from playing punky jigs and reels in small clubs in the Bronx, to gigs on network TV and packed festivals and stadiums.
The Wexford native rode the wave of 1980s and 1990s immigration from … [Read more...] about Larry Kirwan’s “Paradise Square” is
How the ongoing pandemic has motivated people to forge ahead by keeping a positive attitude. Tom Deignan interviews members of the Irish America community on their experience. Kathleen Donohoe, writer Quarantine made things feel awfully cramped in the Brooklyn apartment Kathleen Donohoe shares with her husband, Travis, and 10 year-old son, Liam. “We dreamed of … [Read more...] about Coping During the Pandemic
Television talk-show pioneer, writer, and film producer Phil Donahue will receive the Irish American Writers and Artists’ 2017 annual Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award in October during a ceremony in New York. Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy, IAW&A board member and co-chair of the St. Pat’s For All Parade, which is held in Queens, New York, praised the choice of Donahue. “He … [Read more...] about Talk-Show Pioneer Phil Donahue to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award