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New York

Dr. Sue: Cremini’s Restaurant


Cremini’s Restaurant a “delizioso” (the Italian word for “delicious”) taste of Italy in Brooklyn, New York.

What is a “cremini”? A sweet dessert that combines perfectly with the salty taste of an “Ascolana” (stuffed) olive.

Cremini’s Restaurant invites you to sample varieties of both (with and without meat).

Ascolana olives and cremini’s come from Le Marche region on the east coast of Italy on the Adriatic Sea.

Le Marche is also famous for “crescia” – Italian flatbread – hand-made into appetizing sandwiches and a fettucini pasta (molded into a mound).

Italian “cucina” (cuisine) is best washed down with wine. So sample some favorites from the vineyards of Le Marche: “Passeria Brut” – a sparkling white wine that is a richer version of Prosecco.


Or try the “Lacrima” red wine. “Lacrima” means “tears” in Italian – which is close to Latin.

(To my surprise, I was able to remember “lacrima” from my high school Latin class – when we read “The Iliad” in Latin.

As my students once reminded me “Nothing you learn is ever a waste!”)

It’s so true – culture, language, and variety of accents enrich our enjoyment of wine and food – and vice versa.

I hope my blog opens the door to appreciate the rich variety of cultures and wines – wherever you live.

Care to try a little Italian? Can you say “Mi piace” (“I like it”)? Or enjoy my original, multi-lingual song “Te Amo/Ti Amo (I Love You)” which begins: “I only meant to share some wine….”

You can explore the joys of local wines and vineyards when you Discover Upstate New York https://www.discoverupstateny.com/dine-stay/wineries-vineyards/

Here’s my video with Riccardo, who co-owns Cremini’s with his wife and chef Elena.


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Empowering Entertainment!™

Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Dr. Sue: Free Legal Help, Car Service NYC

Share a Ride – Save a Hat… and five-thousand dollars ($5,000) !

You can – when you learn to Be Your Brightest Friend!

Sharing a ride is the bright way to travel around New York City. It’s less stressful than the subway and less expensive than solo rides. I use Via Car Service ridewithvia.com (let me know if I should refer you).

Save a Hat is what my fellow passenger did when my favorite hat fell on the floor – black side up and hard to see. As she was exiting, she said “Your hat fell on the floor.” Sure enough – there it was with its golden treble clef that symbolizes my love of music! Her behavior told me more about her character than any internet profile or job resume! And it started my morning with faith in human nature – and some members of the legal profession. You see, she spoke in an intelligent manner, and she exited our Via Car near the Manhattan Courthouse at 9 am. This told me that she probably worked in some legal capacity….right?

Now the question you’re all waiting for…. how did I save five-thousand dollars ($5,000) ?

I was on my way to the Brooklyn Surrogate Court to pursue my own case. I was representing myself because lawyers are expensive, and I figured I could do my own digging and get the help I needed – at least, for now. If I needed a lawyer – I would cross that expensive bridge when I came to it (probably a $5,000 retainer…and billing at $400/hour).

Guess what? The Brooklyn Surrogate Court (and many other courts) have a Help Center for people who don’t have lawyers. Of course, I had to figure out to solve some tricky issues (like confusing legal forms, finding a capable, convenient process server (Thanks EmpireLegalService.com ) – and find free Legal Help (scroll down for the link)

My first court date was in the pouring rain when I was on crutches! But my dear friend/stained glass artist & repairs Dennis Lynch (http://astainedglass.com/ ) drove me in his car (which he named “Sue” – after me). We drove in “A Car Named Sue” to the handicapped entrance of the courthouse. I staggered in on my crutch with an injured knee but a determined mind! I looked pathetic in the courtroom – so much the better!

What about saving five-thousand dollars ($5,000)?

That’s how much my opponent’s lawyer charged today – just for showing up in court and a few hours of easy work. I would have had to pay my own lawyer much more money (for more time). But despite the hard work, it’s been an exciting challenge – and I learned a lot about free legal help!

Here’s a link to free Legal Help: https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/GoingToCourt/gettingHelp.shtml

Can you do it too? I can’t be sure. But for sure, you can do a lot more than you think you can – just Be Your Brightest Friend!

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

 Original Musical: “SssWitch”: http://www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Dr. Sue: ArtExpo New York

ArtExpo New York
with Dr. Sue

Art Expo New York is the largest international fine arts marketplace in the United States! This annual, four-day showcase of global artists includes paintings, prints, art books, sculptures, photography, ceramics and more! ArtExpo New York showcases more than 300 Art Galleries, Artists, and Publishers. More 35,000 art lovers attend this event every year, held over four days in Manhattan. (The 2019 event was held at Pier 90 (711 12th Ave, NYC), and it has changed the way people view, buy, and sell art! www.artexpnewyork,com

Here I am in a go-everywhere, Huayuan Art silk scarf with a design based on prehistoric caves – and colors that compliment all my outfits!

Huayuan Art Director Michael Zhu
with Dr. Sue

Ancient Buddhist art of the 2700 B.C. Chinese Mogao Cave murals from the “Silk Road” is replicated in paintings by Huayuan Art – and serves as the inspiration for gorgeous scarves and jewelry www.huayuanus.com

Azin Ak, a California-based artist with a background in graphic arts, combines painting, digital art, and mixed media and sometimes combines more than 100 pictures, water color, acrylic, gold and rice papers to achieve her beautiful results www.owjan.com

Some of my other favorite artists include John Davis Held, painter of Light and Peace www.johndavisheld.com , Anna Maya, painter of passionate female beauty in motion and music www.anna-art.com, MayaMekira, multi-media ceramist/painter https://mayamekira718.wixsite.com/maya-mekira, Huang Cheng-Yuan painter of a magical merge of figurative and abstract -abstract farwind2002 at yahoo dot com and many, many more.

Bringing it back to the streets of New York, I’m wearing a Huayuan Art Scarf!

“Ancient Art – Timeless Beauty!”

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Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

SssWitch” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Dr. Sue: New York Art

Shane Townley, Owner New York Art, and Dr. Sue

New York Art is a Manhattan Gallery, Website/App, Touring Exhibition, Art Show/Party in Tribeca, NY – and the vision of Artist-Owner-Shane Townley!

Shane and I are standing in front of a sign for Gallery 104, his first venture in the New York art scene – a tiny gallery, where we first met a few years ago. That little seed has put down roots in Manhattan bedrock with an upstairs gallery at 7 Franklin Place and a vast downstairs Exhibition/Work Space for artists that hosts a new show/reception/arts salon on the first Thursday of every month! (May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug 1, Sept 5…)

New York Art Gallery Show

The main gallery space is one floor below street level, and one floor below that is the raw space where New York Art houses its touring collection of artworks – designed to raise awareness, funds, and art supplies for children abandoned in hospitals. This sub-basement remains at a chilly 65 degrees – perfect for a wine cellar where collectors of fine wines can store and share rare vintages.

If climbing those stairs seems daunting, consider this. My first visit to New York Art’s underground gallery took place in December 2018 – before there were stairs – just a thin metal ladder from street level to a dark, unfinished basement space. Shane, his long-legged Artist-Curator Cathy Condon, and a few bold souls had managed the ladder. I have short legs and a fear of heights. But Cathy offered to hold my bag and go first – so I tried it. It was a true challenge, thrill, and adventure – what New York dreams are made of!


Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

SssWitch” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Reel Romance™ Dr. Sue

Reel Romance™: we’re a show, and we’re a brand!

Just like waistlines, we expand!…


“Reel Romance™ with a Twist!” 

Romantic Comedy by Susan Horowitz “Dr. Sue”


Co-Star/Co-Director: Gorman Ruggiero;

Production Assistant: Kellyrose Marry

Contact Dr. Sue: drsue@drsue.com 





New York New Works Theatre Festival logoNew York New Works Theatre Festival  www.nynwtheatrefestival.com 

Duke Theatre 229 W. 42nd Street (Broadway) NYC


“Susan’s an inspiring, natural force on stage!  Reel Romance is a fun, interesting depiction of love.” Andrew Monohan, Theatre Writer/Composer

“Wonderful performance! Our family loved it!” President Sherry Su -Xu, Anwil Scholar Inc. Tutoring Center, International

“Your joy and spirit were infectious! How neat to satirize both Titanic and Gone With the Wind. I enjoyed how you worked in Bette Midler’s “The Rose”. – Howard Gross, HOLLYWOOD MENSA

“Your Act was AMAZING!!! I really enjoyed it!” – Alicia Nebblett-Roberts BMCC Alum, Registered Nurse

Reel Romance is funny!” Beth Newbery, Artistic Director InfusionArts

“Your acting was great – body language was excellent!” – Professor Elliot Fink

Reel Romance was a “reel” fun experience with a definite twist! You and your co-actor seemed so natural together.  And you on your own are quite charming.” Delores Morales, Actor-Singer

Reel Romance is very, very entertaining!” Jane Berman,  Manager, New York State Government


The Reel Romance™  brand stands for fun, friendship, and love – at any age and stage! 

Like a pitcher needs a catcha, like a batter needs a ball

Reel Romance is comin’ atcha, here’s a list – and that ain’t all!


Reel Romance™ & Real Talk with Dr. Sue (Radio/TV)

Reel Romance™ Fashion, Mixology (Cocktails & Mock-Tails), Songs, and Licensing 

Reel Romance™ Events with Entertainment! 

Reel Romance™ is a production of Empowering Entertainment™  by Dr. Sue

Works by Dr. Sue and Empowering Entertainment

Book: Queens of Comedy (interviews w Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller) 

Original Songs:CD  www.CDBaby.com/drsue2 , Radio WOS (Women Of Substance)

Television Appearances: Project Runway, NBC Women in SitComs, Good Day New York, etc.

Children’s Book of the Month Club: Read With Me Series


 A Musical in Development 


It’s a Cinderella story with a

Switch by a Funny Witch!

(original book, lyrics, music) by Susan Horowitz, Ph.D.


Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Empowering Entertainment!™

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

SssWitch – a musical in development


 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

 Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Actor/Singer: Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.  

Facebook: ReelRomanceDrSue

Twitter @drsue6 , Blog, Linked In

copyright 2017 Text and Original Art by Susan Horowitz “Dr. Sue”

Dr. Sue Sings Funny Song “My Significant Other Is Plants!”

significantDr. Sue Sings her Original Funny Song:

“My Significant Other Is Plants!”

Hope you enjoy my song! Please contact me for Bookings as Motivational Speaker or Entertainer – Enjoy my Book “Queens of Comedy” and CD “For Heroes and Lovers”

My Significant Other is Plants    Words and Music by Susan Horowitz

Now I hate to complain, but I’m feeling depressed

Though I meet loads of guys who are very well-dressed

My cabaret lifestyle is gay, but there’s one little thing I must say…


My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

I’m annoyed ‘cause my life is devoid of romance

My significant other is plants.


I’m surrounded by men who are loaded with class

Their shirts match their ties and a fabulous ass – oops! I mean glasses

I think I am catching their eye

They look past at a good-looking guy…


My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

It’s not dogs, it’s not cats, it’s not goldfish or ants

My significant other is plants.


A handsome producer –at last we’re alone

I’m on my bed; he’s on my phone

I think he is feeling the heat, though he never suggests that we meet…


My significant other is plants

Certainly not anyone in pants

Potatoes and carrots don’t do dirty dancing

I’m stuck on the vegetable aisle of romancing

It sure ain’t my druthers, these guys act like brothers

My significant other is plants!

Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“My Mission is Empowering Art, Education & Positive Living!”

– Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D. 

SssWitch!” – an Anti-Bullying, Empowering  Musical! www.ssswitch.net

CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Published Plays: “Judy Maccabee”: a Comedy with a Girl Hero!

“Poe-tic Justice” A Naughty Thriller!

Susan Horowitz: Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

Entertainment: Broadway Comedy Club Puts the Ha! in Hanukah!

goldshawlsmallWhat’s a Jew to do on Christmas eve?  Well, there’s Chinese food (for the secular) midnight mass (for the ecumenical), and cleaning the wax off your Hanukah menorah (for the tidy).  For those who want to congregate with co-religionists on a night when shuls (synagogues) are closed, there’s Meshugenuh (crazy) Comedy at the Broadway Comedy Club!

For only $20 (and a two-drink minimum) you get a menorah (candelabra)’s worth of  eight Jewish comics plus a producer lighting the stage with jokes that occasionally flickered but mostly burned bright on this so-so holy night (for the Jews). Comics included David Finkelstein, Ari Teman, Yaffa, Eric Bronstein, Howard Feller, Jeff Lawrence, Erik Deskin, MC Ben Rosenfeld, and producer Bill Michaels.

Tradition, as Tevyeh sang in Fiddler on the Roof, means cultural survival.  There’s strength in shared rituals.  For a tribe wandering in the desert of decorated evergreen trees, it’s comforting to quaff a cocktail or a spritz of seltzer (for that two drink minimum!) and qvel (enjoy) our shared, semi-secular tradition: Jewish comedy!

Happiness/Success Tips:

Why be lonely?  Connect with your community – whether it’s folks who share your religion, ethnicity, interests, values, or sexual orientation.  We’re all some type of minority, and chances are we’re part of several communities.  Look for ways to connect and celebrate with folks who support who you are.

Find a way to laugh at your troubles – misery can be comedy gold.  Acknowledging your own truth and a sharing a laugh lightens the load.  It may be the season of giant Christmas trees, but haul out your Hanukah menorah, Kwanzaa kinara, or whatever celebrates you, and let that little light of yours shine!

(Editor: Jay Berman)

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis
Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Jean Brassard sings Yves Montand

“The Kid From Paris” Jean Brassard’s musical tribute to Yves Montand, offers a champagne magnum of masculine French charm, And why not? Brassard, a cabaret artist from Quebec, embodies Montand’s seductive charisma (he turned on the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Simone Signoret, and Edith Piaf) and persona as a working class hero (Montand was a passionate spokesman for the French proletariat).  Brassard sings the European songbook for American audiences with English and French chansons (songs). He plays the accordion with brio, and enacts episodes from Montand’s life.  Co-written and directed with Brassard’s partner David Krueger, with , musical direction by Richard Maheux, “The Kid From Paris” is a celebration of Montand’s talent and convictions brought  brilliantly to life by the kid from Quebec. Wednesdays November 9, 23 and December 7, @7pm Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street, NY, NY 10023) Reservations: http://www.triadnyc.com/

Happiness/Success Habits: Do what you love – and enjoy the intimate magic of cabaret!

Queen of the Mist Rules Off-Broadway!


Queen of the Mist - photo by Hannah Oren

Queen of the Mist – photo by Hannah Oren

Queen of the Mist rules Off-Broadway with an original, brilliant musical about the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel.  In 1901 Anna Edson Taylor (Mary Testa), a 63 year old con-woman with poker-straight posture and a temper to match, has been run out of several towns and the home of her married sister Jane (Theresa McCarthy).  Out of cash and stalking fame and fortune, she pounces on her last possibility for greatness -a feat that will establish her as proto-feminist, self-described “phenomenon!”  To bring in “the green” through bookings on the lecture circuit, she hooks up with a hard-drinking manager, Frank Russell (Andrew Samonsky), and they unexpectedly fall into something like love – which turns out to be harder to navigate than the Falls.  Mono-focused on her own feat, Taylor inadvertently encourages a presidential assassin (Tally Sessions), insults hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation (Julia Murney), hires and fires new managers (DC Anderson), and sells her last promotional postcard to a boyish soldier (Stanley Bahorek) who is headed to the front lines of WWI. Words and music are by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa, who blends operatic intensity, humor, and melodic inventiveness; Direction is by Jack Cummings III, who makes imaginative use of the dramatic/comedic potential of the piece and space (an open floor framed by gauzy curtains that suggest both the mists of Niagara and early 20th century parlors – Scene design by Sandra Goldmark). Queen of the Mist is playing at The Gym at Judson Church 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South, NYC through November 20. www.transportgroup.org

Happiness/Success Habits:

Single-minded focus, passion, planning, persistence, talent (like Anna’s scientific mind), and contempt for conventions – like ageist, sexist stereotypes – may make us a “phenomenon” and help us reach our goals. Arrogance, ambition, and the certainty that we are right can push us beyond the crowd and sometimes change the world.  But without compassion and compromise, we, like Anna, may wind up blind to the flawed people who love us  – a lonely queen of the mist of memory.

Blog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz, Ph.D. www.drsue.com

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)


Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Presents Play about Oscar Wilde

Frank Owens & Painting by Kent Drake

Sometimes a raffle seems fixed by fate – or poetic justice. When renowned jazz pianist Frank Owens (a former musician in the Duke Ellington orchestra) won this group portrait of jazz greats by Kent Drake (a former singer) at the Duke Ellington Center Gala, the crowd erupted in applause!  It was the perfect climax to a series of performance salons that explores serendipitous connections between artists and history.Last night’s play “Blacker” written and directed by Russ Weatherford, set in 1898 Paris, stars Eric Rudy as Oscar Wilde – brilliant playwright, poet, critic, short story writer – master of the gem-cut epigram and victim of British laws against sodomy.  Wilde, recently out of a jail, ill, and financially strapped, desperately needs money from his wife’s estate.  The key player in his access to the funds is Carlos Blacker (played by Rutherford), who is both drawn to and aghast at Wilde’s life style (including the new, male lover in his bed).  Blacker is also part of a plan to free Alfred Dreyfus, the French Jewish army captain who has been framed for treason (with the connivance of the French government) and languishes in jail as anti-Semitic mobs take to the Paris streets.   Blacker confides in Wilde – sharing details and names of a secret group of influential men dedicated to freeing Dreyfus.

Did Wilde reveal and ruin Blacker’s plan as revenge when his funds are cut off?  Wilde denies it, but the truth is shrouded in uncertainty, bright surfaces, dark shadows, and paradox – like Wilde’s dazzling wit. The gifted cast performs with passion and polish; Eric Rudy’s sets and costumes are exquisite; and cocktail treats by Spoonbread Catering were yummy! Many thanks to our hostess Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of Duke Ellington.

And….here’s a shout out to my co-celebrants & friends Ruben Brache, who passed all his SEC exams to establish his securities firm, Opening Night Capital, dealing in global theatrical investments, and Barbara Foster, author of A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Love, and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken.

Next on the horizon – October 22 Jazz Americana Festival, 52nd Street (btwn 5th-7th Ave, Stage @ 6th Ave) 12-5pm, Frank Owens plays 3-4pm.

Nov 7, 2011, 7pm 50th Anniversary Gala Screening of Paris Blues, scored by Duke Ellington with VIP reception.

Happiness Habits:

  • Do what you love – and be who you are.  Oscar Wilde wore a green carnation – an elegant artifice like his wit – and a nod to his dandyism, gender-bender lifestyle, and Irish roots.
  • Be happy for someone else – if you can.  Frank Owens knew many of the jazz greats in the portrait, is well-liked, and would get tremendous satisfaction out of owning the painting.  It made it even better that he’s a personal friend of the artist Kent Drake. Sometimes saying “we’re happy for someone else” feels phony, but in this case it was heartfelt.
  • Listen to positive songs. You can hear me sing my inspirational, romantic songs by clicking on this link: CD Baby – Dr. Sue “Keys of Love”
  • Here is the lyric to my chorus of my song “Dare to Believe”
  • “Nothing is imposssible, nothing’s really out of reachAll your silent, secret longings wait for you somewhere – if you Dare to Believe.”
    The first song: “Dare to Believe” is free.
    Dr. Sue: Keys of Love