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Arts Beat Selected entertainment choices

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter


"Our Lady of Sligo"

The American premiere of "Our Lady of Sligo," currently at the Irish Repertory Theater, tells the tale of Mai O’Hara and her flamboyant but destructive relationship with her husband. The play runs through July 2. The Irish Repertory Theater is at 132 W 22nd St., NYC. Performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3. Details and tickets, (212) 727-

"Love So Blind"

The Company of Impossible Dreams presents the American premiere of Jim Cullinane’s new play, "Love So Blind," performed by the Dungarvan Dramatic Club, direct from County Waterford July 6-8 at 8 p.m. at the Irish Arts Centre, 553 West 51st St., NYC. Admission $25. Details, (212) 539-3022.


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Treacy Photo Exhibition

Paul Treacy, the first Irish photographer selected to study on the photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography, will be part of the final student exhibition which will take place through Thursday, June 29, at the West Chelsea Arts Building, 526 West 26th St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Details, (212) 860-1776, ext. 153.

Trevor Geoghegan Exhibition

An exhibition of new paintings by Irish artist Trevor Geoghegan will be held through July 15 at The Irish Arts Center. The Irish Arts Center is at 553 West 51 St., NYC. Details, (212) 581-4125.


Three Generations

An evening of Irish music featuring Andy McGann, Brian Conway, and Patrick Mangan will be held Thursday, June 29, at the Breffni Inn, 43-45 40th St., Sunnyside, Queens. Concert, 7:30-9 p.m.; seisiun, 9:30 p.m. Admission free. Sponsored by Queens Council on the Arts. Details, (718) 647-3377.


Black 47

Black 47 will entertain June 30 at the Green Briar in Brighton.

Irish language classes

Summer classes will be held by Cumann na G’ilge i mBoston, Dedham. Details, Maire Concannon at (781) 769-0059; Peigi Cloherty at (617) 734-7472 or Cait Graca at (617) 244-7453.


In Gaelic Park

Gerard Haughey will entertain June 30 and Dalriada on July 7. Gaelic Park is at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. The Celtic supper takes place every Sunday from 4-7 p.m., followed by dancing until 9. Details, (708) 687-9323.

At the Heritage Center

The following will entertain June 30, Maud Gonnes (featuring Frank Quinn & Mike Fitzgerald formerly of the Muck Brothers); July 1, Dyed in the Wool; July 7-9, Irish American Heritage Festival. The Irish American Heritage Center is at 4626 North Knox Ave. Details, (773) 282-7035 or visit website www.irishamhc.com.

The Prodigals

The Prodigals will entertain July 7 and 8 at the Irish American Heritage Festival. Details (773) 282-7035.

Washington, D.C.

The Book of Kells Exhibit

The Book of Kells, a manuscript of the four Gospels in Latin, will be on display at the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, through July 14. Believed to be the work of Irish monks in Iona about 1,200 years ago, its extraordinary beauty and detail have been called "the work of an angel."

"An Irish Vision"

"An Irish Vision: Works by Tony O’Malley," will be exhibited through July 14 at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. O’Malley’s paintings represent a uniquely poetic expression in Irish art that is intimately personal and refreshingly abstract.


Theater Gael’s "Sweeney Todd"

Theater Gael will present Stephen Sondheim’s "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" through July 2 at the 14th Street Playhouse in Midtown Atlanta. Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 5. Weekend tickets $18 with discounts for seniors, students and groups. Thursday tickets $10. Reservations, (404) 876-9762.


Young Dubliners

The Young Dubliners will perform Friday, June 30, at House of Blues, West Hollywood; Saturday, July 1, at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco and Friday, July 7, at Sun Theatre, Anaheim. Details, (212) 736-7505.

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