Leticia Marie Sanchez posing near the swimming pool

Review: The 2019 Hampton Designer Showcase House in Southampton

August 22, 2019

Cultural Cocktail Hour® is a registered trademark Review: An artistic oasis in Southampton by Leticia Marie Sanchez Photo Left: Cultural Cocktail Hour Editor-In-Chief Leticia Marie Sanchez at the 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse presented by Traditional Home to benefit Stonybrook Southampton Hospital. What struck me about the design of this Southampton…

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Get Lost! (Lost in Liberty Park, that is)

July 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Cultural Cocktail Hour in 2008. In 2017, the Sphere moved from Battery Park to Liberty Park, where it now overlooks the World Trade Center site. Fritz Koenig’s The Sphere by Leticia Marie Sanchez It is the stillness after the storm,…

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CCH is reading “Gin Austen: 50 Cocktails to celebrate the novels of Jane Austen”

April 9, 2019

Gin Austen: A book that’s Top Shelf! by Leticia Marie Sanchez  The introduction to Gin Austen: 50 Cocktails To Celebrate the Novels of Jane Austen includes a revealing quote from Jane Austen to Cassandra Austen: “I believe I drank too much wine last night…

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Review: Oscar Rejlander and Reenactment in Contemporary Photography at the Getty Center

March 18, 2019

Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography On View March 12-June 9, 2019 By Leticia Marie Sanchez With the advent of I-phones, Instagram, and social media, photography is the artistic medium most often at people’s fingertips. Aided by…

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CCH Interviews the Getty’s “Miraculous Encounters” curator Davide Gasparotto, about a Pontormo art mystery!!

February 8, 2019

Cultural Cocktail Hour is a registered trademark  Giorgio Vasari is pretty much the world’s first famous art historian. He was in the circle of Michelangelo, Pontormo,  Andrea del Sarto, and other world-class artists. Vasari book Lives of the Artists, first published in 1550, lays the foundation for…

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“Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters”- A MUST SEE exhibit at the Getty Center

February 6, 2019

“Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters” A MUST SEE Exhibit at the Getty Center By Leticia Marie Sanchez Organized by the Getty Museum in conjunction with the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence and the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, “Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters” is curated by Getty Museum Senior Curator of Paintings, Davide Gasparotto and Bruce Edelstein, coordinator…

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Review: Family Day at the Norton Simon “Artful Weaving”

December 11, 2018

Review: Family Day at the Norton Simon “Artful Weaving” by Leticia Marie Sanchez Family Days at the Norton Simon are always a treat for parents and children, due to a wonderfully engaging formula that packs a two-fold punch: 1) A kid-friendly tour of the latest exhibition…

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Review: In the Raw: A fresh take on the Renaissance at the Getty Center- A Must See Exhibit

November 5, 2018

In the Raw: A Fresh take on the Renaissance at the Getty Center by Leticia Marie Sanchez The Renaissance Nude Oct 30, 2018- Jan 27, 2019 The exhibit on the Renaissance nude at the Getty does not pull any punches-…

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Making the Fig and Other Artistic Insults

October 1, 2018

An Eye for an Eye, a Fig for a Fig by Leticia Marie Sanchez Even noble literary figures need to blow off steam. Shakespeare’s Capulets and Montagues deliver the shocking, duel-provoking insult of thumb-biting.  Only a duel could avenge such…

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Theater Review: Under Bacchae’s spell- a MUST SEE production at the Getty Villa

September 9, 2018

Under Bacchae’s Spell By Leticia Marie Sanchez The first few moments of Euripides’ Bacchae at the Getty Villa set the tone for the entire evening. Screaming Jay Hawkins’ raw, electrifying 1956 blues hit “I Put a Spell on You” plays in the outdoor theater, jolting the…

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