Insights & Inspirations

Bruce Bouchard, former executive director of The Paramount Theatre and John Turchiano, his friend for 52 years and formerly the editor of “Hotel Voice,” a weekly newspaper on the New York Hotel Trades Council co-author this column collaborating to tell short stories on a wide range of topics.

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By John Turchiano -In the pre-cell phone camera days, this photo was taken in a darkened St. James Theater with a disposable cardboard camera on June 17, 2001. Pictured (l-r): Nathan Lane, Beth Sand-Gunning, Matthew Broderick and Pam Scott.

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, dig deep and delivered with heart

May 22, 2024
By Bruce Bouchard and John Turchiano Editor’s note: Bruce Bouchard is former executive director of The Paramount Theatre. John Turchiano,  his friend for 52 years, was formerly the editor of “Hotel Voice,” a weekly newspaper on the New York Hotel Trades Council. They are co-authoring this column collaborating to tell short stories on a wide…

Charles Wallace the Magnificent, a tribute — part 1

June 12, 2024
Editor’s note: Bruce Bouchard is former executive director of The Paramount Theatre. John Turchiano,  his friend for 52 years, was formerly the editor of “Hotel Voice,” a weekly newspaper on the New York Hotel Trades Council. They are co-authoring this column collaborating to tell short stories on a wide range of topics.  I have always…

Prig Latin and Goy Vey Yiddish

June 5, 2024
By Bruce Bouchard and John Turchiano Editor’s note: Bruce Bouchard is former executive director of The Paramount Theatre. John Turchiano,  his friend for 52 years, was formerly the editor of “Hotel Voice,” a weekly newspaper on the New York Hotel Trades Council. They are co-authoring this column collaborating to tell short stories on a wide…

The Nicholas Green story: An American family tragedy abroad transforms seven lives  

May 29, 2024
Taken two years after the tragedy, members of the Green family gathered with the recipients of Nicholas’s organs. Back row (l-r): Reg Green, Maggie Green, Andrea Mongiardo (heart), Francesco Mondello (cornea), Tino Motta (kidney), Anna Maria Di Ceglie (kidney), Eleanor Green. Front row (l-r): Laura Green, Maria Pia Pedala (liver), Domenica Galleta (cornea), Silvia Ciampi…

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, dig deep and delivered with heart

May 22, 2024
By Bruce Bouchard and John Turchiano Editor’s note: Bruce Bouchard is former executive director of The Paramount Theatre. John Turchiano,  his friend for 52 years, was formerly the editor of “Hotel Voice,” a weekly newspaper on the New York Hotel Trades Council. They are co-authoring this column collaborating to tell short stories on a wide…

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By Bruce Bouchard and John Turchiano Editor’s note: Bruce Bouchard is former executive director of The Paramount Theatre. John Turchiano,  his friend for 52 years, was formerly the editor of “Hotel Voice,” a weekly newspaper on the New York Hotel Trades Council. They are co-authoring this column collaborating to tell short stories on a wide…

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April 17, 2024
By Bruce Bouchard, a Q&A with John Turchiano John Turchiano, a retired union official and a close friend of 50 years, and I often talk baseball. What follows is from a chat we had recently about Jackie Robinson and the reversal of the color barrier in baseball, which happened 80 years ago this week — April…