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Booked awesome gig as GRANDFATHER in a concert performance of RAGTIME. It will perform in the Grand Hall of Ellis Island before an invitation-only audience of Broadway and theater professionals.

This show will run one night only in support of a plan to develop the show 4 regular weekly performances at Ellis Island in 2017

The lead roles are filled by cast headliners of some of the most popular Broadway shows working on a Sunday night when the big shows are dark. 
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great review of one a prescient book
Michele Wucker's new book helps us avoid crisis by engaging more thoroughly with reality, recognizing obvious threats and our own biases, and working to overcome them.
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My latest indie (Magic Grandpa) directed by the excellent Dan Finley is embargoed from public distribution to qualify for Sundance but trade pros, family, friends  and fellow actors can get a Vimeo link and password from joe@joeharkins.com
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Yesterday I auditioned for a role in a very interesting movie. The creative team included the Casting Director and the show's Playwright-director. I was asked to imrpov a scene along with a young woman who has already been cast. went well.  I liked the improv. 

When we were done - and the audition was over - I asked the Director "I think I recognize your accent. Where are you from"

She said "Australia - specifically Snowy Mountain."

I said "They have a great jazz festival there every year don't they? Would you know my son John - the jazz pianist and singer?"

There was a moment's beat as she glanced at my resume to confirm my name and then she burst out "John Harkins? You are John Harkins father? OMG. John Harkins. Everyone in Australia LOVES John Harkins."

I was offered the role the next day and I happy accepted it. But to be serious - I know I gave a solid improv at the audition. She would not risk their movie just because she like's John's work. 
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What kind of a ballet movie is all closeups?

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This is the Audrey Hepburn I had the privilege of interviewing. http://travelthenet.com/columns/clips/hepburn.htm
The truth of the matter is that Ms. Hepburn lived another life, far from the spotlight that continues to frame her in many a pop-art poster.
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I just booked my 32nd video/movie since Oct 2013. 
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I am using my real name. Truth does not hide behind fake names. I will not even acknowledge the expected ad hominem attacks from anyone who uses a fake identity. Cowards have no credibility. 

As background, I live in Jersey City. I was here more than 82 years ago.  I have lived and traveled through much of the world. I am a political activist and student of local history. I am a Korean War veteran. I live an active life in local performing arts as an actor and singer. I own a business  I started here 22 years ago. 

My apartment has great views of the NYC skyline - specifically the WTC Towers then and their replacement now.

On 9/11,  some time between 10am and 11am, after watching the 2b=nd plane hit and then seeing the towers fall, I left my apartment and walked to the nearest hospital  - maybe two miles away - in an attempt to donate blood. But they were not set up for it. Most of the staff - I was told - had gone down to the waterfront to meet the victims arriving in the flotilla of small boats that were bring there there by the tens of thousands.

 So I continued walking around town. I spent a part of my life as a journalist and I was curious to know how people were dealing with this. I did no formal interviews  because I had no affiliation or outlet for reportage. But I listened to and spoke with hundreds. I saw tens of thousands lined up facing that horrific vista. 

The area around Journal Square - where I live - is where most Middle Eastern people  - both Muslim and Christians from that part of the world - live and work. Jersey City - as the second most diverse city of its size in the country -  also has significant Indian,  Korean,  Filipino,  African, and other populations.  We live and work side by side without racial or religious tension. 

The unique geography of our 350 year old city is that we have two general locations that offer spectacular views of the NYC skyline - especially Lower Manhattan - directly across the Hudson River.

Of course there are views of NYC from along the waterfront. But the best views are along the spine of the Hudson Palisades at least 20/25 stories higher than the river. The views to the east are spectacular all along Palisades Ave to the north and its southern alternative,  Summit Ave - each named for obvious reference to their respective height and the views.

Due to buildings along streets to the west,  no other north/south streets, even those just one block further west,  that run parallel (with one minor exception of about 6 blocks) offer any views of the skyline from ground level such as the clear ones along Palisade and Summit Avenues. 

I walked Palisade Ave and Summit Ave and some of those interior streets all through the day. Except for buying a sandwich (from a Muslim-owned shop) and occasional bottles of water during the day, I was on one or the other of those streets until just before sundown. 

During that time,  I saw victims come up from the waterfront to the heights to where they lived - or they came searching for transportation out of the area. Some had blood on their clothing. Some were covered in ash (the famous "ash lady" was one of them and she died only about a month or so ago of that exposure after years battling cancer). 

I visited some of our fire houses after hearing of the toll of NYFD. The men were tense and on edge but those stations were crowded with men who were off-duty but who came to their home stations without being summoned and eager to help. I spoke to police stationed in front of mosques to deal with any actions against them. I spoke to the priest at an Egyptian Christian church (often confused with Muslims) who had tried to convince the police guard in front of the building that he was not needed. 

If there were any celebrations by people watching the tragedy unfold across the river from those vantage points I would have seen (or heard) of them from the people standing there. I would have heard mention of them.  I only heard - later that day - of the rumor (a rumor later proven false) of celebrations in Paterson.

Months later I even saw YouTube video that claimed to be of Paterson (which is pretty much Dominican anyway - with relatively few Middle Easterners) but which obviously was not shot there. 

I doubt that Mr. Trump has ever been in Jersey City except to pass through the Holland Tunnel on his way to or from Newark Airport. 

You will notice the shift in his language.

First he said he was "in Jersey City" and saw these "thousands" celebrating the fall of the towers. His next statement said he saw it on television. 

But both claims are lies. 

But none of us who live here in Jersey City saw anything remotely like what he claims. We are no more smart or dumb than anyone else. But this is a tough town and we do not suffer bullshit.

I doubt you will even find anyone here who saw Trump here on 9/11. Entrance to and from NYC was closed - expect by that flotilla of rescuers and victims. Will he now double-down and claim that's how he got here? 

Trump is a liar. 
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I cannot express how excited honored and thrilled I am to have had a small part in this excellent project. This is the 24th video I've worked on as an actor in the past 22 months - and it is also the best. The kids are awesome. Thank you Mendy Pellin and Yaakov Shwekey.

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Just booked movie #17. It will be a one-day shoot in Pt. Pleasant later this month. My scenes will take place in a bar but according to the script two other cast members will take dip in the ocean. One of them survives and walks back to the bar.

That's for the plot of the movie. But how in hell an actor is going survive walking in and out of the ocean while it is so cold is beyond my imagination. Usually scenes like that require more than one take. I shiver to think of it. 
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Oh the unexpected sadness and the joy of the same moment.

Saturday was the last performance of the show in which I made my NYC stage debut in a musical. The shows were almost totally sold out but we were part of a festival of shows and additional performances could not be scheduled.

On the bright side many friends were there at each performance. They waited in the lobby until I came out to great me with hugs and warm praise. The laughter and applause during and after each show was a thrill. 

Most exciting was the festivals producer and CEO who came to me and invited me to sit down with him next week to discuss "doing some movies together."  I LOVE doing movies almost as much as I love singing and acting on a live stage.

What a drug it is to entertain. Where has this been all my life? 
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I just updated my profile headshot. No more beard or mustache. I am still confused when I look in the mirror. 
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just a harmless old guy (but watch your back if ya mess with him)
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After a few peripatetic years (actually, decades) - and more than my share of failed marriages - I returned, about 20 years ago,to the neighborhood in which I was born. I am not likely to leave other than prone and, as Cleopatra once said, "I am not prone to argue."

The strange thing about that attribution is, the English language and its puns did not exist at the time of Cleopatra - and would not, for a few thousand years more.

Regardless, back home again, I have found the occupation, the avocation and even the wife I had long sought under other moons and in other clothes. 

In the first few days of 1994, my last business partner took off with contents of the bank account and bankrupted the company we had struggled to create. On the way home from the closed and locked office, a chance encounter on the subway with an old friend got me involved in building and hosting web sites. 

I now have clients in 7 countries. Some of those clients have been with me since I started.

Along the way I have continued the freelance writing that has gotten me published in some very fine publications.

I have 5 wonderful children, each as handsome or beautiful as anyone has a right. Each is successful and respected. If any has ever been in jail, I am unaware of that, as they have had the good sense not to call me for bail.

There are also 6 excellent grandchildren. Some of those have already shown great skills and talents. All are seriously loved and respected.

I am blessed, which is quite an admission, coming from a stone atheist. 

Since early 2013, I have been exercising my rights as a senile citizen by exploring paths that were passed by 60 years ago when I was 20.

First, I became a Finalist in Hoboken's Annual Frank Sinatra Contest. Then I began studying singing with a really excellent teacher. I also began auditioning for musical theater, plays and movies in and around NYC. 

Since my first acting audition, this past September, I have appeared in 16 (yes, SIXTEEN) short and students films. Some were non-pay, some paid expenses and some actually paid a few bucks. In early March 2014 I worked (for genuine money) as a character in a commercial made by MTV World, for Intel (the computer company). 

I'm still auditioning for NYC musical theater roles. It's tough, the competition is strong and highly talented but I love it and I still think I can get on stage. 

Stay tuned. 


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Aside from thoe needed for the web site business, I am a singer ("legit" baritone A-G) and a pretty good actor.
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