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Edward A. Kliszus

Edward A. Kliszus

Performer, conductor, and educator Edward Kliszus began his musical studies at the age of 5 and has since been deeply involved in the fine, performing, and literary arts. He is a long-time and current member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). He studied trumpet performance and music education while attending the Manhattan School of Music and was a student of Mel Broiles, principal trumpet of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. His post-graduate studies at New York University focused on trumpet and piano performance, music composition, and analysis of composer Elliott Carter's 1974 work Brass Quintet. He was music director and conductor of the New Jersey based Union Symphony Orchestra for 15 years and has performed at Manhattan's West Village venue Monologues and Madness. He currently focuses his artistic and creative endeavors on writing, music composition, piano jazz, and as a critic for TheFrontRowCenter.com and OpeningNight.Online. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University, Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and Bachelor of Music from Nyack College.

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Hotel Zaza in Houston Texas entrance sign. Photo credit: Edward Kliszus
Restaurants
Edward A Kliszus

Hotel Zaza Houston

Houston, Texas has seen a lot of growth in recent years and today has a population exceeding two million. Hotel Zaza is located in the heart of Houston’s famed museum district that sees up to seven million visitors annually.

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Scene from The Orchard with Juliet Brett and John McGinty on OpeningNight.Online. Photo credit: Pabel Antonov
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Edward A Kliszus

The ORCHARD at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

While Chekov’s play holds a firm place in the literature, through the magic of technology the story can now be presented in a cutting-edge complex dreamscape of seemingly incongruent elements achievable only with the contemporary arts of live-streamed multi-media drama.

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Jane Anger by Talene Monahon

Jane Anger is hilariously funny. Witticisms, cleverness, plays on words, malapropisms, and sparkling non sequitur rants abound along with a dash of the spirit of Monte Python and Mel Brooks, a touch of Abbott and Costello, and the cast’s superb timing that make it work.

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Humans and Dinosaurs cohabiting the planet. From the Official Trailer
Movies
Edward A Kliszus

Jurassic World: Dominion

Jurassic World Dominion’s popularity is likely propelled by a coterie of loyal sci-fi fans of special effects and 3-D movies. The notion of dinosaurs now inhabiting the entire planet is an evocative twist to this chapter in the Jurassic story and initial reports indicate the film has done well financially on its first weekend.

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Eli Bolin. Photo credit: James Daniel
Cabaret
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Eli Bolin Has No Friends at Feinsteins/54 Below

As the show unwound, it was like a fun family reunion picnic of Saturday Night Live, Second City Television, and a dash of Uncle Floyd, where everyone takes turns showing what they can do to make everyone smile and better off than when they arrived.

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Scene from 2000 Mules. From the Official Trailer
Movies
Edward A Kliszus

2000 Mules

This film has spurred renewed discussion and vitriol into allegations of voter fraud that emerged in the 2020 elections. In the film, data analyst Gregg Phillips presents cell phone geo-tracking data indicating that individuals delivered election ballots to ballot boxes at multiple locations.

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Natalie Douglas Photo credt: Lynn Redmile
Cabaret
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Natalie Douglas at Birdland

The audience was packed with Douglas’ loyal followers. As she introduced songs and told anecdotes of her mingling with the likes of Dolly Parton, Lena Horne, or Roberta Flack, people nodded and smiled in affirmation. She projects a sentimental, nostalgic, and caring persona and each song she sings creates a warm, safe, embracing space. Balancing her view of life through song is her sense of humor, a sweet smile, and joie de vivre.

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