Pepperland

“ I’d love to turn you on…” “Pepperland,” Mark Morris’ homage to the Beatles 50th anniversary of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, is like falling inside a bubble gum machine where the colors are dayglo, the sugar addictive, at times too sweet, but always entertaining. “Pepperland” carries  ...

Ernesto (2017)

“Ernesto,” a fictionalized account of a true story, opens in Tokyo, where a team of Cubans headed by Ernesto Che Guevara, is en route to confer with the Japanese Ministry of Trade. Before the team arrives, we see Japanese economists meeting with the Minister of Trade. He admits that the  ...

Detroit ‘67

There are only a few more weeks left to see Aurora Theatre Company’s intense and moving production of “Detroit ’67,” by the award-winning playwright, Dominique Morisseau (book writer of “Ain’t Too Proud”). It’s a creative and personalized exploration of the causes and effects of the 1967 Detroit riots from the  ...

Mill Valley Film Festival 2018

If you think film festivals are only about films, you’ve obviously never been to the Mill Valley Film Festival. It offers an intimate small town, yet hip community vibe, and is known for its unique mixed media entertainment, including music and art as well as plenty of high brow and  ...

Fury

Kate Duhamel is unrepentant. “I’m responsible,” she admits. “I wanted to re-situate high level ballet in an Indie Pop or contemporary band multi-angle context, narrative-based, in a music venue.” She predicts that “Fury” will reach the potential audience that is “intimidated, can’t afford, not exposed, doesn’t think it’s for them”  ...

Love, Gilda (2018)

She was charming, effervescent, genuine and downright funny. Those are just a few adjectives that describe beloved comedienne and actress, Gilda Radner. So, of course someone would eventually make a documentary or film about her! Why did it take so long to chronicle the life and times of the leading  ...

Kill Move Paradise

In James Ijames’ new play “Kill Move Paradise” the Wilma Theater stage is transformed into blindingly white, perilous slope with a portal at the top that characters come tumbling out of. It depicts what Ijames envisions as the bardo- a Hindu spiritual way station between life and death.  ...

2018 Emmy Live Blog by Andrew Osborne

7:03pm - Eek! I was at the gym and suddenly noticed Milo Ventimiglia dressed for a Love Boat reboot on the treadmill TV and realized I was missing the Emmy red carpet! Stupid exercise! 7:08pm - By the way tonight's Emmys 2018 drinking game is: every time  ...

Sweat

The Taper is kicking off the 2018-19 season with a strong start, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning “Sweat.” Written in 2015, “Sweat” has to do with the after effects of NAFTA, modern management style, and the 2008 downturn on a group of steelworkers in Reading Pennsylvania. It is doubtful  ...