The Subject Was Roses (LA)

The Subject Was RosesPhoto: Craig SchwartzBy:  Frank D. GilroyWith:  Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy, Brian GeraghtyDirected By: Neil PepeMark Taper ForumThrough March 21, 2010http://www.CenterTheatreGroup.orgIt is strange.  "The Subject Was Roses" strikes me as being dated.  But why?  The themes are  ...

Faisal Zedan and Ajyal (Generations)

Faisal Zedan and Ajyal (Generations )www.faisalzedan.com We've gotten so used to keeping the world at bay with e-mails, textmessaging and the like --  we  "connect" with a love Interest incyber -- so that real live encounters are something of  ...

Beijing Dance Academy on tour

Beijing Dance AcademyThe Butterfly LoversAhmanson Theatre, Los AngelesOn Tour to San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland & SeattleFebruary, 2010http://www.butterflyloversdance.com/  ...

Lost in Yonkers, San Diego

Lost in YonkersOld Globe Theater, San DiegoJanuary 23 to February 28, 20010http://www.theoldglobe.org/Set in the early days of World War II, Neil Simon’s Pulitzer and Tony-winning Lost in Yonkers begins with two adolescent boys, Jay and Arty, lamenting the heat,  ...

San Francisco Ballet, Programs 2 & 3

San Francisco BalletPrograms 2 & 3,  2010http://www.sfballet.org/Program 2February 14, 2010Opus 19/The DreamerChoreographer: Jerome RobbinsMusic: Sergei ProkofievGhosts, a World Premiere 
Choreographer: Christopher WheeldonComposer: C.F. Kip WingerCompany B“Songs sung by The Andrews Sisters”Choreographer: Paul Taylorhttp://www.sfballet.org/interact/watch/index.asp?bclid=49924290001&bctid=64560062001Program 3February 11, 2010SerenadeChoreographer: George BalanchineComposer: Peter  ...

The Use and Abuse of Grief in Detective Series

The Use and Abuse of Grief in TV Detective Series: Monk, NCIS, Inspector Lewis, CSI NY, Leverage and The Mentalist        Patrick Jane, The Mentalist                                                                                                                           Detective stories are one of life’s small pleasures. Unlike sci-fi and  ...

Turn of the Screw, Houston

Turn of the ScrewBenjamin BrittenHouston Grand OperaJanuary 29, 2010www.houstongrandopera.orgAndrew Kennedy (Quint) and Michael Kepler Meo (Miles). Photo by Felix SanchezHouston Grand Opera reaches its half-way point of its stellar six-year Benjamin Britten cycle with Turn of the Screw ,  ...

Tosca, Houston

Toscaby Giacomo PucciniHouston Grand OperaJanuary 23, 2010Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgPatricia Racette (Tosca) and Alexey Dolgov (Cavaradossi) in HGO's new production of Puccini's Tosca  Photo by Felix SanchezSuicide, torture, attempted rape—no, not the Fox Television hit show, 24, but Tosca, Puccini's treasured  ...

A Single Man (2009)

A Single Man (2009)Director: Tom FordScreenplay: Tom FordNovel: Christopher IsherwoodColin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Houlot, Matthew Goodehttp://www.asingleman-movie.com/#/homeA Single Man is Tom Ford, the fashion designer’s, first entrée into film. To his credit, the former creative director at Gucci chose  ...