International Human Rights Art Festival Pairs Art and Advocacy

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by Dana Reszutek
AM-New York/February 15, 2017

International Human Rights Art Festival pairs art and advocacy

In the Age of Donald Trump, New York Gets International Human Rights Art Festival

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by John Soltes
Hollywood Soapbox/February 28, 2017

INTERVIEW: In age of Donald Trump, New York gets International Human Rights Art Festival

February 28, 2017

BOOKS: Silver Spring artist makes first foray into fiction

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by Ellyn Wexler
Gazette Newspaper/December 3, 2014

BOOKS: Silver Spring artist makes first foray into fiction

Block looks to bring medieval connection between Jewish, Islamic mystics to light

By Ellyn Wexler
Special To The Gazette

The Fool Returns reviewed by Kirkus Reviews

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by Kirkus Reviews
New York, NY/October 26, 2014

KIRKUS REVIEW

In Block’s newest, Bill Willis is a Jew who doesn’t realize he’s Jewish until he discovers he’s heir to a spiritual obligation originating with 13th-century philosopher Moses Maimonides.

The Fool Returns

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A novel by Tom Block - 2014

Oud Player on the Tel - June 2014

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14th Street Y Theater
New York, NY
June 14, 2014
Cast 

AMIR (Rajesh BOSE)

MELKE (MATTHEW BOSTON) 

MORITZ (ALEX PERABo) 

RASHIDA (ABBI HAWK)

MAHMUD (RYAN SHAMS)

SHOSHANA (REBECKA RAY)

FATIMA (MILLIE TORCHETTI) 

OUD PLAYER (Rabbi Zach Fredman)

Crew 

DIRECTOR: David Winitsky

DRAMATURGE: Jeremy Stoller

STAGE MANAGER/LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR: Jenny Waletzky

MUSICAL SCORE: Rabbi Zach Fredman

SET DESIGNER/PAINTER: Tom Block

Reviews and Press 

"La Bestia: Sweet Mother" CD reviewed in the Frederick News-Post

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by Colin McGuire
Frederick News-Post/ June 19, 2014

Tom Block, 'La Bestia: Sweet Mother, A Troubadour's Tale'

Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution

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A book by Tom Block, 2014

U.S. Major General (ret.) Charles Tucker noted of Prophetic Activist Art:

"Tom Block is a visionary at the intersection of art and conscience.  Written with style and conviction, his new work is a “must read” for those searching for an ethical fulcrum from which to nurture equity, justice and human security."

Coexistence, With Oud

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by Ted Merwin
New York Jewish Week/ June 10, 2014

Coexistence, With Oud

Ted Merwin

La Bestia: Sweet Mother - January 2014

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The Theater at the 14th Street Y
New York, NY
January 25, 2014
Cast 

Huma: Millie Torchetti

Suzette: Larissa Dzegar

Valencia: Eliana Gonzalez

Male Voice: Patrick Bolger  

Dancer: Liz Higgins

Chorus: Becca Weiss

Cellist: Desiree Miller

Crew 

DIRECTOR: Tom Block

LIGHTING AND TECH: Dinah Miller

STAGE DESIGN: Tom Block

CHOREOGRAPHY: Liz Higgins

ORIGINAL MUSIC: Becca Weiss and Desiree Miller

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