Liberty Medal to Spielberg

Liberty Medal presented to SpielbergNational Constitution Center, PhiladelphiaOctober 8, 2009 (Pool/Laurence Kesterson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)Under a gorgeous autumn sky on Independence Mall in Philadelphia,director Steven Spielberg received the Liberty City Medal in aceremony at the National Constitution Center October 8.President Bill Clinton,  ...

Houston Ballet

Swan Lake Houston BalletJune 11, 2009Houston, TXhttp://www.houstonballet.org/Sara Webb and Connor Walsh.  Photo by Amitava Sarkar.There's nothing quite like finding out your girlfriend's day job is being a swan. Siegfried and Odette, in Stanton Welch's Swan Lake, have the ultimate  ...

Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun (2007) Developer: AWE Games Publisher: The Adventure Company http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/ The third in the series of Agatha Christie PC games, Evil Under the Sun, again features that indomitable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.  ...

Culture Vulture Plays Computer Games

Culturevulture Plays [Computer] Games Much to my surprise and delight, I've found the best of the sub-sub-genre of computer "adventure games" to be completely engrossing, mesmerizing, fascinating and just plain fun. So please suspend your disbelief for a  ...

Cirque du Soleil, Kooza

It is virtually impossible to doze off at a performance of Cirque de Soleil. What with the flashing lights, loud music and frequent applause for the high-flying daredevil acts, adrenaline alone should stave off the soporific state. And yet …  ...

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, on tour

Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, University of California at Berkeley October 26, 2008 (tour continues in various American cities through November 17, 2008) http://www.jso.co.il/tourplan-eng.php When you play second fiddle, you take more chances. That is perhaps why  ...

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard – review

Just as the U.S. presidential candidates begin to blanket the airwaves with promises that we doubt they can keep, along comes Masterpiece Theatre’s The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, the entirely entertaining tale of Ros Pritchard’s rocket ride from West Yorkshire to  ...

Big Apple Bites Sept 07

Maria de Buenos Gotham Chamber Opera Skirball Center http://www.gothamchamberopera.com/ David Parsons directed and choreographed this “operita” by Astor Piazzolla, with a small cast of two singers, a narrator, ten dancers, plus orchestra and chorus. Everything felt right in this  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Mark Twain; Will Rogers … Americans historically love a good story as well as the raconteurs who have spun themselves into icons while spinning the tales. In our own day, the honors surely must go to Garrison Keillor who, thanks  ...

Don’t Hate: Strippers Fight the Government- review

DVD Directed by Jimmy Bell http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=7073546 I admit it. My interest in reviewing this documentary is based entirely on the title. It’s called, “Don’t Hate: Strippers Fight the Government.” My interest only piqued after learning that the strippers in  ...