‘Mamma Mia’ at the Patchogue Theatre

It was Friday night and the lights went low as “Mamma Mia” opened at the Patchogue Theatre. The jukebox musical, set to the hits of Swedish pop sensation ABBA, was a hit for the sold-out audience, who smiled and sang along through the entire two-and-a-half-hour production. Long before “Hamilton,” Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ “Mamma... Continue Reading →

The Art of Grief

“Sad lady art” is the term Jessica Valentin uses to describe her work; one she embraces with a smile. She’s always tried to make sense of her grief in a lighthearted way, using the hashtag #sadladyproblems following the death of her husband, Darren, in 2015. The loss came after Darren’s hard-fought battle with brain cancer,... Continue Reading →

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