Despite its hokey title, and an upfront confession that, deserting from Los
Angeles' Irish American ranks, I have no desire to see the likes of another
"Riverdance"--slammed, by the way, in our one (and only!) major paper--I saw
an advertisement for "a celebration of Irish Poetry, Prose & Song" called
"And Wisdom is a Butterfly." It features Anjelica Huston, Gabriel Byrne,
Fionnuala Flanagan, and Gregory Peck as well as "Celtic Singer Noirin Ni
Riain," and is billed "to raise awareness of Project Children and Amnesty
International" on Monday, Dec. 16th at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. It's here
one night only, from the ad, so perhaps it's touring other cities?
Any knowledge of this event from theatregoers elsewhere? Any advance info?
(Tickets are $30, so I'm hoping to find out more before shelling out the
bucks, although I gather it's for charity from the above blurb.) P.S.: Noirin
Ni Riain's "Vox de Nube" cd with the Glenstal Abbey choir's great, although
her new "Celtic Soul" looks too Windham Hill/New Age coffeehouse from its
credits, so I've resisted so far. Paying $17 for any cd is an act carefully
pondered and surely not a whim! Thanks.
Sean O Murchu/John L. Murphy
Los Angeles, California
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