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Nick Leshi
Writer, Actor, Media Professional
Writer, Actor, Media Professional

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Playing a Dual Role in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
I've been performing in a touring production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and it's been a wonderful experience. Above is a photo of the cast, shot by the talented Tim Lamorte, inspired by a painting by Robert Alexander Hillingford of a scene from...

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Kik's Picks: The Best TV Shows of the Year
The year 2016 was a rough one on many levels, but it was a good one for television.  Here are the shows that I especially enjoyed in 2016. American Horror Story: Roanoke The anthology series had its best season since the original "Murder House."  Returning ...

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Say Goodbye to 2016
Has there been a year in recent memory more despised than 2016? I, for one, am looking forward to 2017 and a new start.  It seemed that from beginning to end, we were inundated with bad news, from the public to the personal. (I experienced the loss of three...

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A Look at the Movies of December 2016
Apologies for my delayed monthly cinema summary.  It's been difficult doing these roundups in a timely fashion with my current workload, so I'll be changing direction once again on my post output, with the goal of having more consistent frequency without co...

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NYC's Post-Election Fifth Avenue During the Holidays
When I was an employee of DLT Entertainment , I used to work on 56th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. (We native New Yorkers still call Avenue of the Americas by its proper name.) It was a great location, a short walk to Central Park and Carne...

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) - A Look at Friendship
(This is my contribution to the " You Gotta Have Friends Blogathon ,"  hosted by  Moon in Gemini .) "I have been and always shall be your friend."  Those words epitomize the greatness of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan . It isn't just my favorite Star Trek ...

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A Look at the Movies of November 2016
Whew, it's been such a busy month so far. I'm finally coming around to this. Holiday movie season is upon us.  Here's my overview of what's scheduled to hit film theaters this month. Ali and Nino This romantic drama set in Baku in the early 1900s follows th...

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Kikback: The Halloween Edition
Just in time for Halloween weekend, and as I'm spooked out by the new season of American Horror Story , here are some of my horror-themed blogposts.  Enjoy. American Horror Story's Big Gamble Another Wolfman Reboot The Best TV Horror Shows Ever Bits and Pie...

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Obsessed with Hamilton
Like seemingly the rest of the world, my family and I are obsessed with Hamilton .  We haven't been lucky enough to see the actual performance on Broadway, but we've listened to the original cast recording countless times. The question of the day is often, ...

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A Look at the Movies of October 2016
In addition to the usual sequels, thrillers, and horror flicks in time for Halloween, October brings us a bunch of independent films, many in limited release, but if anything catches your eye, why not plan a trip to visit New York or Los Angeles?  Fall is a...
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