Cheaters

The inspirational teacher movie has been a tried-and-true staple since at least 1939, when Goodbye, Mr. Chips boosted Kleenex sales nationwide. Since then we've been treated to countless variations on the theme - including The Blackboard Jungle, Dead Poet's Society, and most recently Music of the Heart - none  ...

Bull

Suggested reading: How to Be an Internet Stock Investor (2000), David Newton The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing (1998), Jason Kelly Common Stocks: Lifetime Prosperity (1997), David J. Kenney It Was a Very Good Year: Extraordinary Moments in Stock Market History (1997),  ...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy Summers is like most freshmen at the University of California, Sunnydale. Uprooted and overwhelmed, a little dreamy and scattered, she struggles through her classes and tries to find a boy who can live up to her memories of the high school sweetheart she left behind. Of course, she  ...

Bojangles

Is it possible that anybody hasn't heard the lyric: I knew a man Bojangles/And he danced for you/In worn out shoes... ? It's a terrific song (Mr. Bojangles) that has been recorded by everyone from Bob Dylan to Nina Simone. It was written by Jerry Jeff Walker and,  ...

All the King’s Men

On August 12, 1915 the Sandringham Company - a group of volunteers from King George V's royal estate - advanced into withering enemy fire during the disastrous Gallipoli campaign and were never seen again. Eyewitnesses spoke of a strange cloud or mist that enveloped the men before they disappeared,  ...

TooT & Noces – review

TooT & Noces Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal Precision, energy, athleticism, humor, and a fine sense of graphic design are the hallmarks of Gradimir Pankov's Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. In 2000 the Macedonian, Pankov, took over direction of the company and moved it from  ...

Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danz – review

Society for the Performing Arts Cullen Theater, Wortham Center Houston, TX Tania Pérez-Salas spins images to make dances. This is not to say her movement isn’t memorable; it is. But the take-home dreamscape of her work lies in its intense theatrical visual power. Trained completely in Mexico City, her  ...

Michelle Ellsworth, Houston, D!verseWorks

Over the years a number of choreographers and performance artists have looked to the disciplines of science as a point of departure for creative expression on the stage. Recently Liz Lerman explored the ethics of human genetics research in “Ferocious Beauty: Genome,” and last year the celebrated Bill T. Jones  ...

Garden of Earthly Delights: Dance Review, culturevulture.net – review

Martha Clarke’s productions often slide between the seams of defined genres. For instance, her revival of Garden of Earthly Delights could aptly be described as dance, yet it defies that category in part due to its location at the Minetta Lane Theater, its ticket price range, and a planned three-month  ...

San Francisco Ballet Opening Gala: Dance Review, culturevulture.net – review

Program of various works by George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, William Forsythe, Yuri Possokhov, Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon Orchestra conducted by Martin West War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco January 21, 2009 http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/2009season.asp Whatever hard times loom, they were banished on this winter night at San Francisco’s Civic Center as  ...