Bread and butter


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In a butter mode from Vermont and Ireland, I have switched when possible to Vermont Creamery or Kerrygold Irish butter. Both are divine, for an optimization of butter when needed for guests or as a showcase in my recipes.

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John L commented 6 hours ago


@DPQuinn New Zealand butter as delicious as the Irish, once you have them you can’t go back.

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New Jersey6h ago

@John L Will not foresake the Irish and their butter. Have had N. Zealand lamb in a monastery once that was quite good too. And Kangaroo tail soup from Australia that was not.

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Amanda U commented 5 hours ago


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UK5h ago

@DPQuinn Since living in the UK I have become such a butter snob as we have some absolutely divine butters here. I used to joke that my life was complete now. I happy to count my dad as a convert as he loves Kerrygold now instead of that bland Land o’lakes butter.

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Taylor commented 5 hours ago



Philly5h ago

@DPQuinn Go with Vermont, not Ireland or New Zealand. Smaller carbon footprint.

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teresa commented 5 hours ago



Eugene, Oregon

@DPQuinn Local is always the right choice.ReplyRecommendShareFlag

Independent Observer commented 5 hours ago


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Texas5h ago


Unless you’re in New York and offered a glass of Mogen David. 🙂


DPQuinn commented 4 hours ago



New Jersey

@teresa not always—-like parmesan cheese locally is no match for parmigiano from Parma, Italy.

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Miranda George commented 2 hours ago


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@Amanda U I remember having cold toast with cold butter in England for the first time in 1976. It tasted so much better than US buttered toast!



Ukraine Ballet tickets in Newark.

ArtsPRunlimited, Inc is organizing a group of friends and donors to attend and/or support Ukraine State Ballet at NJPAC this December and January in Newark. They are doing 2 Sunday Matinee’s with The Nutcracker on (top photo’s) on December 18th andand Sleeping Beauty on January 15, 2023.  Tickets: $60- each payable in advance only.  (973) 482-0747 to RSVP.Dancers at the Bolshoi Ballet protesting against the bombing in Ukraine in Moscow..ANSA photo DAVID covered by a black mourning shroud in Florence. As well as David (and Goliath) and the chasm of Death in Ukraine.Encore Tribute to President Zelensky,An ancient veiled woman Greek (found in Libya) seems to be in morning from 350 BC. Astonishing in stone ever since..Ukraine, Ballets, vs Russia. Your comments have been approved!Thank you for sharing your thoughts with The New York Times community.DPQuinn | New Jersey  9/13/22.Too bad America is so fractured as Ukraine evermore united moves on to victory; we hope and support. Their gain, our moral loss.View your comment your comment | New Jersey@jack shermanYou are myopic; putan is still in mania mode; sorry.View your comment
Extraordinary image from Kiev before the ghastly war and destruction.

Awards Double Headers on Film 12/20-9/22.

Film Festival Double AwardsEach of these Festival’s asked me to submit more entries after our first awards with them.  Afraid to do so because of the cost,but I took the risk and  we won a second time.
Kurdistan International Independent Film FestivalErbil, Iraq
SACCO & VANZETTI: BURN !!!Honorable MentionSeptember 3, 2022Short Documentary

Death of HerculesSeptember 21, 2021Honorable MentionBest Actress 
Rome, Italy Sweet Democracy Film Awards,
Death of Hercules May 9, 2022        Drama Short  
Sacco & Vanzetti: BURN !!! April 9, 2022                        Director          Paris, France Beyond the Curve International Film Festival,
Death of Hercules        SACCO & VANZETTI: BURN !!!December 24, 2020       August 25, 2021    Award Winner,       Best Director,Best Actress        
Outstanding Achievement Certificate

These Festival’s also awarded us Special Certificates from Bali, Indonesia, Sweden, and Paris, France (below): 
4th Dimension Independent Film FestivalDeath of Hercules, Bali, Indonesia,January 3, 2022, Finalist 
Swedish International Film FestivalSACCO & VANZETTI: BURN !!!December 7, 2021Finalist, Best Director

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Stupendous music from 1695 for 2022.

Rarely heard but stupendous score by Henry Purcell for the “Funeral of Queen Mary” written the year he died in 1695.
There was a notable LP I loved (Seraphim/Angel) records that was thrilling. Have never heard any of this music live unfortunately.
Mary II, 1695
Musical innovations made to the royal funeral began with Mary II and the inclusion of new music by Henry Purcell (1659-95), including one Graveside Sentence: “Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts.” Referred to as “Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary” (Z. 860), including the march and canzona also performed, Purcell’s setting of “Thou knowest, Lord” might have been composed to match Morley’s Sentences, accompanied by “flatt, mournful Trumpets” mirroring the vocal parts. Purcell’s “Funeral March” was a new, thunderous addition, opening with deep, heavy drums before the trumpets enter, both mournful and heraldic.

Paul Krugman, Potenza, Masini and ArtsPR in 2022

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Here is a citation on Potenza, where Antonio Masini (1933-2018) worked and lived and Potenza’s sister City Denver Colorado. Does anyone have any contacts in Denver so we could mount this show and focus on mile-high Potenza as well ?
Potenza is located in the Basilicata region in southern Italy. The city is one of the highest regional capitals in Italy and overlooks the Basento valley. During the time of the Romans, Potenza had taken the side of the enemies of Rome during the wars against the Brutti.Potenza – Life in Italy
My contacts there include the artist Antonio Masini (1933-2019) whose works I have shown here, and others who work in Archeology when this area was part of Magna Grecia in ancient times.
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Before Covid-19, we presented Newark, Italy and me ( at Watchung Books in Montclair (1/20) honored Syria at Fattal’s (2/20) in Paterson. Kevin Kramer designed American Phantasmagoria ( over 2 years of work, We began a marketing effort on EIN Press as well since 2020-22.
From Sophocles’ ELEKTRA, THE WOMEN OF TRACHIS, & Seneca’s MEDEA we have shown our love for Greek tragedies (even if by a Roman).
As one who directed the Black Jesus PASSION PLAY that made headline news from the front page of the New York Post to The Today Show, Spain, Poland and beyond, we need our classical roots . We must RETHINK what Theatre means and not pacify it by plastic subterfuge. There are extraordinary productions of Greek tragedy live and on-line from Athens. The audience is social distanced. There was a remarkable RIGOLETTO in the Circus Maximus that used cars as part of the mise-en-scene for distance, but no masks. They are thrilling solutions as Art of theatre not subterfuge.
Red Wheelbarrow Press published FURIES 4 Covid-19 (2020). Our Founder Daniel P Quinn also had over 175 blogs published by The New York Times on the Arts, History and Politics since March during COVID-19.
In 2019 we celebrated Chinese New Year Celebration at NJPAC, Frank Lloyd Wright House in Glen Ridge; PATERSON Book One in Oradell; Lincoln program at Tryp Newark; Philadelphia Orchestra at NJPAC and presented a gripping staged reading of American Phantasmagoria starring Ellen Lanese; Eric Hafen; Anthony Spaldo and Don Zirilli under Daniel P Quinn’s direction at The Williams Center.
We presented Book 1 of William Carlos Williams’ PATERSON at the Oradell Library noted “our rare and intriguing program and the lively question and answer period.” We again thank the Friends of the Library, Christine Conforti and Patricia Flynn.
Honoring Sophocles in 2022.Our work included Sophocles’ ELEKTRA at Ramapo College of NJ; Seneca’s MEDEA via Rome, and our DVD showcasing The Death of Herakles (Hercules) from Sophocles’ THE WOMEN OF TRACHIS. This captured a virtuoso performance by Ellen Lanese from Off-Broadway on in the translation by Michael Jameson.


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All too brief, Ms. Dowd—- you encapsulated the former but left out,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, KCIII. Somhow, the curtain seems to have fallen on the former and fall it must. Just in time for our change in season as well.

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There is “dis-order” in the Church as well. Seems like Church light in our acrimonius age. There are far worse reactionary voices too, but I will never give up on the Church even as a radical Catholic.
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Fall/Winter Arts 22/23.

In addition to our ongoing Film Entries and web outreach, we are planning these programs.
Projected Fall/Winter schedule for 22-23.

Theatre for The New City (TNC)   Off-Broadway invited me to do a program this Fall in Lower Manhattan.  DATE TBA
The National Park service contacted me on our long postponed Teddy Roosevelt program. We had confirmed this on Presidents Day in 2020 before their shutdown. They are still in the process of re-opening. They were not aware that Teddy appeared and spoke in Newark unveiling Bourglan’s Lincoln in 1911.
We reached out to the Kearny Library for a pop up-event on Margaret Mitchell and GWTW. Also a Scotish Speciality sampling nearby. TBA
Concurrently, we have maintained contact with the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers, New Brunswick for my program on Lyon, France there via Paterson. They have Grand Guignol puppets from Lyon, France in their collection. TBA
This history is featured in my EXITS and Entrances book as well, which I brought to their attention before the Pandemic too. The other day I heard back from contacts in Lyon too. 
State Ballet Theatre of Ukraineat NJPAC with The Nutcracker (above) and SLEEPING BEAUTYon December 18th and January 15, 2023.
Besides writing letters on Ukraine forThe NYTimes, this is an opportunity to supportUkraine at NJPAC.
ArtsPR is organizing a group event for both performances there.  We reserved and made a deposit for a Group of Seats.

State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine @ NJPAC.
The joint ticket price is $120- for both NUTCRACKER andSLEEPING BEAUTY or $60- per perfomance on Sunday Matinee’s.

sun, 12/18/22 @ 3:00pm
The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine’s holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland in this special matinee performance. Step into choreographer Andrei Litvinov’s magical world of toy soldiers and colorful characters. Tchaikovsky’s beloved score is full of instantly recognizable music, including “Waltz of the Flowers,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes”.
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SLEEPING BEAUTYsun, 01/15/23 @ 6:00pm

Sleeping Beauty is one of the worlds most beloved ballets and one of Tchaikovsky’s most captivating masterpieces. The tale of a princess cursed to sleep for 100 years comes to life with The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine, who perform dazzling choreography adapted from the legendary Marius Petipa. Tchaikovsky himself declared Sleeping Beauty his best work, and audiences of all ages will enjoy the colorful costumes, festive music and charming fairytale love story.

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