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In 1992, I was nine years old. I don’t know too many kids today with a great memory, and back then I was no exception. However, the one thing I recall vividly is “Achy Breaky Heart” playing on what seemed like a constant loop on the radio. A few years later, I even line danced to it during middle school dances.

Tonight and Saturday, head to The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, for a night of blues with Grammy®-winning guitarist and vocalist Alvin Youngblood Hart. Fellow guitarist Corey Harris and harmonica player Phil Wiggins will join Hart for two nights of acoustic blues.

The holidays are just around the corner, and pretty much everyone has their share of favorite holiday songs and movies. I must admit, I didn’t grow up watching A Christmas Story, but I did see it for the first time a few years ago and now understand why it’s such a classic.

This past Friday, I was invited to attend a dinner and show at 54 Below—a new cabaret/restaurant in Midtown. Have you ever seen the movie Midnight in Paris? In the Woody Allen film, a 21st-century, disenchanted writer takes long walks around Paris at midnight and is instantly transported into the 1920s—the City of Light’s romantic golden age.

Last night, I went to an event at Zarin Fabrics—a staple of the designer fabric game since 1936. I have to say, the space is huge, with a showroom displaying cozy couches on the ground floor, a large room filled with rows and rows of fabric on the second floor—think everything from delicate lace and bright floral prints to rich velvet and leather—and a space for hardware in the basement.

Yesterday morning, I went to a press event for the new play Dead Accounts, which tells the tale of a brother, sister, and the 27-million-dollar secret that turns their surprise family reunion upside down. The cast lineup is pretty impressive—Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Hamilton, Jayne Houdyshell and Judy Greer (making her Broadway debut)—so I was excited to go and learn more about this upcoming show.

Last night, I saw a preview of Motown the Musical at the Nederlander Theatre (Its permanent home, when it opens in March, will be the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre). When I was a little kid, my mom would play Diana Ross and The Supremes practically on a loop, so Motown’s greatest hits was basically the soundtrack of my youth.

Concierges are, by nature, multi taskers. I mean, think about it. While they are helping one guest get Broadway tickets, they might also be in the midst of arranging for a personal shopper for another and snagging hard-to-get dinner reservations for a third. That’s a lot of balls to juggle, right?

At my job, tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are often available. Sometimes I take advantage, sometimes I don’t. About a year ago, I decided to see Blue Man Group.

I have never seen a Charlie Chaplin movie in its entirety. Not that I haven’t had an interest, it just hasn’t happened. Although I appreciate his contributions to cinema, it’s his life that I’ve always found the most fascinating. You can learn all about the man in the new musical Chaplin, with tickets on sale thru Feb. 13, 2013.

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