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At last, on October 29th Season Two of “The Gilded Age” started to stream on MAX, and other streaming services around the world, including New Zealand , to the delight of my recently visited family there. As of writing there is still no word from Warner Media whether there will be a Season Three. More to come soon...??

I had the pleasure of being an Honored Guest, escorting Donna Murphy who received an Excellence in Arts Award, at the 188th Annual Saint Nicholas Society of The City of New York, at the Union Club. In the Nineteenth Century, it was populated with many of the prominent members of Gilded Age Society, so it seemed appropriate that they should celebrate “Mrs. Caroline Astor” ( as Donna plays in the TV Series).

My recording of Dan Ariely’s “Misbelief” was named one of the Best Audio Books of 2023 and given the Earphones Award by AudioFile Magazine.

I narrated the last Advent Concert at Marble Collegiate Church, in 2022, of the retiring Music Director, Kenneth Dake. This year I happily complied with a request from the new Director Michael Hey to perform the readings in “A Caroling We Go – Concert and Carol Sing” in the same venue.

For The Coffee House’s 108th Annual Dinner at The Salmagundi Club, I joined Nancy Winston, with Steve Brown, deviser and narrator in a concert called “Smash Flops – the greatest songs you’ve never heard from musicals you’ve never heard of."

There was an appearance as a Famous TV Naturalist (an early draft of the script said “Naturist” but it was a misprint and would have commanded a bigger fee than the program’s entire budget) in a short film called “Friends not Fur” by Peter Stray and Felicia Greenfield.

Episode 68 of the podcast, “The Gilded Gentleman”, featuring an in-depth interview by the host Carl Raymond, is now available on Apple podcasts.

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