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Star Wars, Candidates, and Shot Down Satellites

It’s my birthday; I can cry if I want to… getting older isn’t what it used to be. I saw Princess Leia live this week and seeing her age just brings home my own aging. But I was really happy to see Carrie Fisher’s one woman autobiographical play, “Wishful Drinking”, at the Berkeley Rep. Definitely […]

Philanthropy & SFBayStyle

I have a lot to post on this blog, but it may be a few days… I’m working on getting a couple of collaborative sites rolling. I’ve mentioned SFBayStyle.com before – it’s really growing now. We’re adding writers and events. We have a whole lot of nonprofit philanthropic events we’ll be covering in the next […]

Rosebud Revisited – Peter Finch & Thunderbird Theatre Production in SF

What do H. G. Wells, Orson Welles, Huey Lewis and Tom Stoppard have in common? “Aaah! Rosebud,” a new play by KFOG News Director, Peter Finch, directed by Dylan Russell and produced by the Thunderbird Theatre Company. A comedy of Evil Dead proportions, featuring an “evil sled” (often referred to as a “she-devil” by multiple […]

British Farce Spoofed for Googlers

Lauren Weinstein has produced a song, “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major Googler” which is cute. It doesn’t capture the entire essence of Google, of course, but it’s amusing nonetheless. If you don’t already get the theme, it’s Gilbert & Sullivan’s “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” from The […]

SF Opera Fete & SF Bay Style

I’m not publicizing this too much yet because it’s still a work in progress (no top bar design, no metrics, no feeds as of yet) but a few friends and I are putting together a new web site – SF Bay Style – sfbaystyle.com – that will encompass all aspects of stylish living in the […]

Arthur Miller Theatre Finally Opening Thursday

Arthur Miller is one of those names that always comes up when American Playwrights are discussed. He first wrote plays at my alma mater, the University of Michigan. I don’t know if any were ever produced there when he was a student, but I certainly have fond memories of my playwriting classes and the play […]

Ballet San Jose Trades in Pointe for Blue Suede Shoes

Back after rave reviews for previous performances of this piece, the Ballet San Jose is currently performing “Blue Suede Shoes”, a dance ensemble paying homage to Elvis and others during that era. Two weekends ago, the ballet hosted their annual gala, this year entitled the Blue Suede Shoes Gala, and it was one of the […]

Newest BalletSJ Board Member Enthusiastic About Organization and Nahat Nomination

I’ve blogged before about the Ballet San Jose. Tuesday night, I was elected to their Operating Board. (‘Operating Board’ is another way of sayiing ‘Board of Trustees’.) Having wanted to be more involved in a performing arts organization for a long time, I was approached by a friend who also serves on the board to […]

Anti-Semitic Terrorist Skinhead Musical Getting Rave Reviews

Only in East L.A. could someone pull this off… “The Beastly Bombing (or a Terrible Tale of Terrorists Tamed by Tangles of True Love)” is a new musical, given high marks by a New York Times reviewer this past week, supposedly takes the farce operetta to a new level. The Steve Allen Theatre, part of […]

Springtime, Sleeping Lions & the Earworms Phenomenon

I’ve had a lot of show tunes stuck in my head this past week – not sure why – but the coup de grace was “Springtime for Hitler” from The Producers. So I decided to do a search and see what other people have said about this phenomenon (not the show tunes per se but […]