Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

October 1, 2014

Broadway

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers about shows in the category “Broadway Shows by Character” that I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Tacky director Roger De Bris, Nazi sympathizer & author Franz Liebkind. – What is “The Producers?”
  2. Missionaries Elder Cunningham & Elder Price, from Salt Lake City. – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  3. Cockney chimney sweep Bert, Winifred Banks. – What is “Mary Poppins?”
  4. Hefty teen Tracy Turnblad, the conniving Velma Von Tussle. – What is “Hairspray?”
  5. Window washer J. Pierrepont Finch, company president J.B. Biggley. – What is “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying?”

I surprised myself by getting all of them correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Look Who’s Five!

September 25, 2014

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Five years ago last night, my wife and I were in a race against time, driving from New York to Virginia. Our daughter Jen had gone into labor with her first child (our first grandchild), and we wanted to get there before they took her into delivery. Thanks to heavy traffic in central Pennsylvania, we arrived at the hospital a little after midnight, shortly after Jen had been taken in to delivery. But we were there to welcome our new grandson Evan into the world.

Evan Swinging

Fast forward to today, and our little grandson is now an active 5-year-old with a passion for baseball. Here’s a picture of Evan batting in a game just hours before his birthday party last weekend. Happy birthday, Evan, and many more swings to come…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Everyday Life in New York City

September 19, 2014

Life in New York City

The Metropolitan Diary of the New York Times continues to offer humorous real-life stories and experiences of natives and visitors to New York City that often show the human side of New Yorkers.  When I read most of them, I can’t help but laugh, sometimes very loudly and sometimes, depending on my surroundings, attracting a little too much attention.  Others just make me feel good about being a New Yorker. A recent edition includes an understanding cabbie, an expensive pedicab ride, and time out for a child on the bus. So, try it for therapy, stress relief, or to assure yourself that there still is a good side to people – just don’t laugh or cry too loudly:  http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/category/metropolitan-diary/.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

September 13, 2014

Broadway

One of the categories on Jeopardy! recently was “Broadway Shows by Character.”   Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each. I’ll give the questions in a future post:

  1. Tacky director Roger De Bris, Nazi sympathizer & author Franz Liebkind.
  2. Missionaries Elder Cunningham & Elder Price, from Salt Lake City.
  3. Cockney chimney sweep Bert, Winifred Banks.
  4. Hefty teen Tracy Turnblad, the conniving Velma Von Tussle.
  5. Window washer J. Pierrepont Finch, company president J.B. Biggley.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Half Price Broadway Shows!

September 7, 2014

Broadway

That’s no misprint, folks – and for one more week, until September 14 – Broadway Week is being celebrated, and you can buy 2-for-1 tickets to some of the best shows in the City, including Aladdin, Chicago, Cinderella, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Once, The Phantom of the Opera, and Wicked! Good deals – you can find full details at http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek. And while you’re at that site, enter the sweepstakes to win dinner and a show for you and five friends…break a leg!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Enjoy Labor Day!

September 1, 2014

Labor Day

Each year, we celebrate Labor Day here in the United States on the first Monday in September (many other countries celebrate the May 1 Labour Day, but of course we are different), and many of us mourn it as the unofficial end of summer, yet celebrating it as the unofficial start of football season. But do you know the history of this holiday? It actually originated in Canada when a parade supporting the Trade Union Act was held in Toronto in 1872. Ten years later, American labor leader Peter McGuire saw the parade in Toronto and was inspired to organize a similar parade in New York City on September 5, 1882, becoming the first Labor Day here. After the bloody Pullman strike of 1894, President Cleveland and Congress hurriedly passed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday. This year, the New York City Labor Day Parade starts at 10:00 am on September 6 on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street. Enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Four and a Half Million Blog Views – Thanks, Readers!

August 27, 2014

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I’ve been writing my blog every day for the past five and a half years, and yesterday I recorded my 4,500,000th view! When I started writing this blog, I thought I would have a few readers. Never did I think that I’d hit a million, let alone four and a half million – what basically has been about 2,700 views each day. Wow! All I can say is thanks to all my readers, and I hope that you continue to enjoy my writing!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Six Things To Do In NYC Before Labor Day

August 21, 2014

Outdoor Movie

I saw a blog post from TimeOut, recommending some things to do before Labor. We’ve got ten days remaining, so try some or all of these:

  1. Go to a Central Park SummerStage show.
  2. See an outdoor movie.
  3. Go swimming.
  4. Dance at a summer party.
  5. Go kayaking.
  6. Cheer for your minor league team.

Get more information at http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/6-things-to-do-in-nyc-before-labor-day. Enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 14, 2014

Central Park Film Festival

 

Most of us know that there are abundant activities for all in Central Park. But few know that it offers a free outdoor film festival. That’s right, on 5 consecutive nights – August 18 thru 22 – classic movies will be shown on the lawn between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. Gates open at 6:30 and the films begin at 8; here’s the schedule:

  • August 18 – Big
  • August 19 – The Royal Tenenbaums
  • August 20 – The Way We Were
  • August 21 – Ghostbusters
  • August 22 – Rear Window

It’s another great opportunity to enjoy New York City and a classic film – and it’s free!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Summer Streets 2014!

August 8, 2014

Summer Streets 2014

 

On the next 2 Saturday mornings (7am to 1pm on August 9 and 16), Park Avenue will be closed to motor vehicle traffic between the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. The reason is the annual Summer Streets, which is, according to the event website, “part bike tour, part block party, a great time for exercise, people watching, and just enjoying summer mornings.”

Free activities include sand sculpting, bikes and rollerblades, rock climbing, and storytelling. In addition, there will be 6 rest stops along the route, featuring free activities, performances, and demonstrations:

  • Foley Square at Duane and Centre Streets
  • SoHo at Spring and Lafayette Streets
  • Astor Place at Lafayette
  • Midtown at Park Avenue and 25th Street
  • Park Avenue Tunnel
  • Uptown at Park Avenue and 51st Street

You can find more details, including videos from past years and the route map shown above, at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml. I’d say it’s a great way to spend a summer morning…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale


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