Category Archives: Music

Happy Friday from the SBAC Pool: Blogging Break, New York, Re-Post of D-Day 2011 Blog

Ah… I just finished a great strength training workout and found no open lanes at the pool, so I thought I would check in after nearly six weeks of no blogging. New York was amazing as always, packed with cabaret, … Continue reading

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Why This Middle-Aged Woman Loved the Facebook Movie: A Response Alexis Kleinman/Highlights of First Week in NYC

I. Eight Days in New York. More happens–more social interaction, more culture, more random stimulation, not to mention more professional networking–in New York City than any place I’ve been or lived. I’m prepared to believe that Paris, London, and a … Continue reading

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Procrastination Pre-Departure Blog: Gary Gutting on the Crisis in Humanities, Tina Brown on the Written Word (Oy Vey), and Arianna Huffington on (Not) Paying Huffington Post Bloggers (Like Me!)

It’s a pretty early winter day in Santa Barbara, which means it probably got down to 50 degrees last night. I am listening to¬†Wicked on YouTube, looking forward to shows at the Triad (N’Kenge, currently on Broadway at Mary Wells … Continue reading

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New York City, Part II: Corner Bookstore, Laura Benanti at 54 Below, Waverly Inn, Cafe Wha!, Don’t Tell Mama, and Joe Allen [Posted from SB]

Ed. Note: I’ve been back in CA since Tuesday night but spending time with J and resting after a great but physically rough trip (ankle, short cold, abdominal pain). I will blog tomorrow on the wonderful art opening at Lola, … Continue reading

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A Banner Week in NYC: ChristinaNoel & The Creature, Cabaret Cares’ Help is on the Way, Ben Vereen Laguardia Tribute, Cape Spin!: An American Power Struggle, and Friday Night Tea and Rest to Recover

  It’s been a whirlwind week of cabaret, music, dance, food and fortuitous meetings. I won’t blog about it all tonight but wanted just to report on what–apart from two beastly hot days and then a flash flood warning yesterday–has … Continue reading

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Penultimate Day in CA Pre-NYC: Brief Note on American Buffalo, the C Word, Rescue Me and Preview of Cabaret Cares for AIDS and Ben Vereen Tribute

I’m writing this on the porch of J’s condo. My Saab fob is in my friend’s SUV in LA (or by now in his house) as I left it there on Tuesday after an outstanding lunch at Maison Giraud with … Continue reading

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Happy Tuesday from Manhattan! Best (41st) Birthday, Steps on Broadway/Luigi, Fig and Olive Brunch and Thursday Broadway World Cabaret Awards at Metropolitan Room

  I finished the blog about TSA with a revision of my response to the hostile commenter on my Patch review of “The Gift” and will post that tomorrow, but as usual, my blogging impulses wane in NYC because I’m … Continue reading

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Sunday Memoir Blog en Route to LA: Spectacular Night at the Marquee and the Granada for the State Street Ballet’s Firebird Suite and Studio City Patch Blog about Hama Dance Center

Ed. note: ¬†Several friends who have little connection to dance (at least not jazz) asked me both to define lyrical jazz dance and to explain a bit of my dance history and lineage. This blog attempts to do just that. … Continue reading

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Great Santa Barbara Happy Hours: Why I Don’t Cook/Inaugural Victorian Chick Blog for the Palisades Patch/SB Symphony with State Street Ballet at the Granada and Geffen Wine Down Sunday for “The Gift” on Last CA Weekend pre-NYC

I realize it is perverse, if not downright cruel–when CT is buried under 26 inches of snow and the rest of New England is reeling from Blizzard Nemo–to post this picture of me on a warm, sunny February Monday in … Continue reading

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Happy Friday from Literati Cafe on a Hot January Day in West Los Angeles! Three Dance Classes at Hama with Risa in a Week and my First Santa Barbara Symphony Mini-Subscription

  I’m extremely content. Literati used to be a bar and grill my parents and I liked in spite of the deplorable service. It used to take as long to get my charmingly-titled Good Night Moon specialty cocktail (vodka, fresh … Continue reading

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