Frankly, I'm surprised that I haven't seen this copy error more often in early documents.
To learn more from the authoritative source, The Johns Hopkins Gazette, click here.
Frankly, I'm surprised that I haven't seen this copy error more often in early documents.
To learn more from the authoritative source, The Johns Hopkins Gazette, click here.
Does this look like the kind of a character that a theatrical musical is made of? Oh yes. Yes it does.
I believe—as more than a few other theatre lovers do—that William Donald Schaefer is the perfect subject, central character, for a musical. If Mayor Schaefer wasn't a colorful, political personality in a storied city then I don't know anyone who was.
Here's the news from Baltimore's Theatre Project:
Do it Now!
A Staged Reading of a New Musical
Four-term Mayor William Donald Schaefer was an iconic Baltimorean - boisterous cheerleader, semi-lunatic showman, vexing paranoiac and unimpeachable savior.
Join us for a reading of Do it Now!, a new musical in development about "Mayor Annoyed"'s quest to make Baltimore a great city.
The music and lyrics are by BSO multi-instrumentalist and composer, Jonathan Jensen; award-winning playwright Rich Espey has written the book.
There will be a talkback after the reading to help the creators further develop the work.
Not convinced that Baltimore's very own comic, clown, and Mayor had the chops?
Now then, buy a couple of tickets and let's help this project grow. It's our chance to make some Charm City theatre history. Let's get that libretto written and polished; let's get the tunes scored and fine tuned.
7:30 pm, Sunday July 15 only!
Suggested donation: $10
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Still not convinced that the story of a city's mayor is the stuff of which theatre is made? Think Broadway. 1959 - 1961. On November 23rd 1959 Fiorello! opened on the Great White Way.
Broadway poster, Fiorello!, 1959
Fiorello! is a musical featuring the story of New York City mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, a reform Republican who took on Tammany Hall. The book is by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott—based on the 1955 tome Life With Fiorello by Ernest Cuneo—with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. Fiorello! is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Now you know. Buy a couple of tickerts to the staged reading, give feedback, and let's show the theatre world that William Donald Schaefer was, indeed, the most colorful mayor in America—a mayor well worth a musical.
The 2012 9 Songwriter Series will present a show in the Washington, DC Gibson Guitar Showroom on Wednesday, July 25th. This special show will feature nine singer-songwriters considered among the most elite and talented in the DC area. The show is the second of a monthly residency at the renowned showroom.
Port City Brewing Company and Tito's Vodka—the show sponsors—will be supplying drinks for attendees.
9 Series creator Justin Trawick is pleased to bring his show to the Gibson showroom, a special venue not often open for public shows. “It’s an amazing place, and after growing this series into a national thing, it feels good to do this show. It will be a venue and a night that music fans won’t forget.” Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos.
The show will also feature Luke Mitchem performing three songs from his unreleased LP—due to drop October 23, 2012. Winter Kissing on Spring is the album title; the work will be the fourth LP in as many years for the prolific singer-songwriter. Mitchem, along with several accomplished musicians, recorded the album at The Great North Sound Society in rural Maine. Luke is also putting the finishing touches on his first novel, titled Tragedy’s Triumph.
Mitchem's soulful, introspective music is a window into this intellectual and talented man. Life’s passions, heartaches dreams and visions vividly come to life through his works—both musical and written. Luke also continues on his solo quest to raise funds for rebuilding Joplin, MO music programs. More information can be found at www.lukemitchem.com.
About The 9 Songwriter Series:
Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, The 9 Songwriter Series is a nationally touring live music showcase. Each installment features nine solo singer-songwriters performing in rotation, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. To date, over 60 different artists have participated in The 9, at events in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. For information on The 9 Songwriter Series contact Justin Trawick via email: email@example.com
Tickets on sale:
Monday, July 9th at Noon. See www.wearethe9.com for details!
Here's what one man did as he moved from the task forecasting the Mid-Atlantic weather to the profession of brewing suds.
Aaron Justus was a weatherman at a Richmond, Virginia television station and apparently wanted to make 'clever-time' with his friends and co-workers before he left CBS-6 to work for a microbrewery in San Diego, California. Turns out that he made 'clever' in a viral video kind of way.
Justus (with the help of unnamed staff at WTVR TV) created this cute little gem. And, it is cute. And, he plays the gag so perfectly straight it makes me grin.
When Justus was asked about the video by TVSpy, he said, “I had built a few crazy graphics during my last two weeks at WTVR.”
He continued, “It was an ongoing joke with the production team. I then decided to put it all together as one last farewell forecast, which of course never hit air.”
I so wish it had.
I'm guessing he reports that life is good because Godzilla saved the East Coast from that super hurricane, the lava flows didn't take down Charlottesville, and those 345-degree temperatures didn't cause Fredericksburg to burst into flame. That and Justus being surrounded by wall-to-wall beer.
And that, of course, brings the story home to Baltimore.
Last Monday was Jon Zerivitz's last day working as a graphic designer at T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills. He left the rarefied air of the suburban corporate studio for the hopps-filled air of his new 7,200 square foot creation, Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore City.
While I wish Jon and his business partner all great success in the suds business, I'm wondering if we should—you know, in the name of due diligence—look back at the last couple of weeks of Zervitiz's work as a T. Rowe Price designer.
Jon is a funny, talented guy—a good man—and one hell of a desk-top finger drummer. Yet, I can't seem to shake the idea that there just might be a Godzilla or a volcano hidden in one of his last infographics.
Stop frying eggs on the sidewalk this weekend and get inside for some cool literature!
Writer/Cartoonist Tim Kreider Returns to Baltimore
June 29, 7pm
3620 Falls Road
Artist and essayist Tim Kreider will be discussing essays in his new book, We Are Nothing, while showing some of his new cartoons.
The New Mercury Reading Series
June 30, 5:30pm
12 W. North Avenue
It’s going to be an extremely hot one! So drop by the Windup Space, at about 5:30, for four extremely cool Baltimore writers of Interesting Stuff That’s Not Made Up. Diana Parsell, Sue Eisenfeld, Saul Myers, and Earl Crown will all be reading, taking questions, signing photos, shaking hands, and buying at least one drink at the wonderful and highly accommodating Windup Space, the series home for over one year. Come along, enjoy your first and second and third drafts of the evening as the temperature moves down into the double digits.
Among Poets: Maryland’s Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton
From now through the end of the year
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E. Pratt Street
This exhibition features images photographed and collected by Lynda Koolish and shows Lucille Clifton among her poet friends, some with Maryland ties. Coordinated by Dr. Joanne Gabbin of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and concurrent with a photo exhibition about Clifton at Enoch Pratt Free Library. Do yourself a favor and check out this wonderful exhibit celebrating a cherished Maryland poet of world-wide acclaim.
For the best listings of POETRY READINGS, please visit and bookmark Poetry in Baltimore's terrific calendar.
That's it for this week's LIT LOW DOWN!
Here's the 2012 line-up directly from The Charles:
JUNE 30; JULY 2 AND 5.
COME BACK, AFRICA (1959 Lionel Rogosin)
“Rogosin filmed this damning glimpse at apartheid under the false pretense that he was making an apolitical portrait of Johannesburg's music scene. The resulting doc-narrative hybrid is today regarded as a milestone of cinematic investigative journalism.” (Time Out Chicago)
“A work of amazing grace and a forgotten treasure.” (Time Out New York). Restored by the Cineteca di Bologna and the Rogosin Heritage Foundation In English, subtitled Afrikaans and Zulu. 1.33:1 B&W 86 min.
JULY 7, 9 AND 12.
THE LONG DAY CLOSES (1992 Terence Davies)
A few months in the life of a 12-year-old Liverpudlian."Indeed, it's primarily about the small, innocent but very real joys of being alive, recreated with great skill and never smothered by sentimentality. The stately camera movements; the tableaux-like compositions; the evocative use of music and movie dialogue; the dreamy dissolves and lighting - all make this a movie which takes place in its young protagonist's mind.
Beautifully poetic, never contrived or precious, the film dazzles with its stylistic confidence, emotional honesty, terrific wit and all-round audacity." – Geoff Andrews, Time Out London "Entrancing! A glorious new 35mm print!” (Time Out NY) 1.85:1 85 min.
JULY 14, 16, 19.
CITY LIGHTS (1931 Charlie Chaplin)
“City Lights, which wanders between episodes involving Charlie's love for a blind flower girl and his friendship with a drunken millionaire who doesn't know him when he's sober,
is a beautiful example of Chaplin's ability to turn narrative fragments into emotional wholes. The two halves of the film are sentiment and slapstick. They are not blended but woven into a pattern as eccentric as it is sublime.” (Dave Kehr) 1.33:1 B&W 87 min.
JULY 21, 23, 26.
THE COLOR WHEEL (2011 Alex Ross Perry) “In this new comedy, the director Alex
Ross Perry gives a harsh, sarcastic twist to the intimate rivalry of siblings. He costars as Colin, a diffident aspiring writer whose older sister, J.R., a proud and caustic aspiring actress...recruits him to join her on a road trip to her ex’s house to get her belongings...
Along the way, they pummel each other verbally with their constant squabbling and dredge up several decades of pent-up grudges. Perry directs these uproarious rapid-fire flareups with exquisite comic timing and incisive comic framing.” (Richard Brody) 1.85:1 B&W 83 min.
JULY 28, 30; AUGUST 2.
REAR WINDOW (1954 Alfred Hitchcock)
“James Stewart plays a temporarily wheelchair-bound photojournalist who uses his camera as a telescope to spy on his neighbors, including a travelling salesman (Raymond Burr) who may have killed his invalid wife..
Stewart displays a formidable capacity for prurient interest and self-loathing, and everything Kelly does is ‘proper’ yet enchantingly sexual; it’s her most charged and charming performance ever.” (Michael Sragow) RIP Frank Cady 1.66:1 Technicolor. 112 min.
AUGUST 4, 6, 9.
THE EXORCIST (1973 William Friedkin)
“To me, The Exorcist was a story about the mystery of faith, and I tried to depict that as realistically as possible. I had read the files...
of the 1949 exorcism case that prompted Bill to write his novel.... This was not simply a scary story, this was something of the supernatural in the natural world. And that’s how I approached the film.” (William Friedkin) 1.85:1 132 min. Color.
AUGUST 11, 13, 16.
MODERN TIMES (1936 Charlie Chaplin)
“Chaplin was in the midst of his anti-sound protest when he made Modern Times - his most explicit statement against technological advancement and capitalism. It is, in fact, a quasi-sound film, but with all voices emanating from various machines instead of the actors, except for one moment when the Tramp sings a gibberish song.
That the machines can talk, yet the people don't, is all part of their dehumanising effect.... Sometimes sentimental yet highly comical...Regarded as one of Chaplin's finest films.” (Film 4) 87 min. B&W.
AUGUST 18, 20, 23.
KURONEKO (1968 Kaneto Shindô)
“In war-torn medieval Japan, a demon haunts the Rajomon Gate, ripping out the throats of samurai in the grove beyond. The governor sends a war hero to confront the spirit, but what the man finds are two beautiful women who look just like his lost mother and wife.
Both a chilling ghost story and a meditation on the nature of war and social hypocrisy, Kuroneko is the second horror triumph from director Kaneto Shindô (Naked Island, Onibaba), who mixes stunning visuals, an evocative score, and influences from traditional Japanese theater to create an atmospheric, haunting, and emotionally devastating masterpiece.” (Janus) 99 min. B&W ‘Scope. New 35mm Print!
AUGUST 25, 27, 30.
GRAND ILLUSION (1937 Jean Renoir)
“On the occasion of its seventy-fifth anniversary, there’s no need to argue for Grand Illusion’s greatness as a movie. This tale of Frenchmen from all walks of life banding together to escape from German P.O.W. camps in the First World War hasn’t lost its prestige as the supreme antiwar film. But audiences wary of official masterpieces should know that it’s an overwhelming experience, with a robust humor and poignancy that tingle afresh in this prematurely grizzled new millennium.
Rialto Pictures’s release of a new restored print is perfectly timed, and not just for the film’s anniversary. When European unity has again shown how fragile it can be, and polarizing ideologies have fractured democracies everywhere, Grand Illusion offers an unsentimental vision of common humanity.” (Michael Sragow The New Yorker) 75th Anniversary Restoration. 1.33:1. B&W
SEPTEMBER 1, 3, 6.
SANJURO (1962 Akira Kurosawa)
“Akira Kurosawa's 1962 spin-off of his 1961 action comedy hit Yojimbo stars Toshiro Mifune as a disreputable samurai who helps nine young samurai wannabes expose a corrupt official.
Many of the best laughs here concern a couple of very proper female characters who object to Sanjuro's violence (“Killing people is a bad habit,” notes one of them); otherwise Sanjuro's status as a renegade superhero who's nearly always right goes unchallenged.” (Dave Kehr) 96 min. B&W ‘Scope.
SEPTEMBER 8, 10, 13.
THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940 Charlie Chaplin)
“Made in 1940, when a sense of humor about the Nazis was still possible. Charles Chaplin plays two roles, Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of Tomania, and a poor Jewish barber who's mistaken for Hynkel and sent to deliver a speech in his place...
Chaplin is at his most profound in suggesting that there is much of the Tramp in the Dictator, and much of the Dictator in the Tramp.“ (Dave Kehr) 125 min. B&W 1.33:1.
SEPTEMBER 15, 17, 20.
I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING (1945 Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
“A sublime and utterly distinctive romantic comedy, set towards the end of the second world war. It stars Wendy Hiller as the headstrong, self-possessed and rather conceited young Englishwoman, Joan Webster, who travels to the Hebrides to marry a wealthy industrialist on the remote island of Kiloran.
Foul weather strands her on the neighboring island of Mull the night before their wedding...little by little, she finds herself beguiled by the island and the islanders – in particular Torquil MacNeil...played with delicacy and forthright charm by Roger Livesey.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian) 91 min. B&W 1.33:1.
Saturdays 11:30 AM, Mondays 7 PM, Thursdays 9 PM
Matinees $7.50 - Evenings $9.50./SR. $8.50
1711 N. Charles Street
The folks at the Paley Center for Media in New York City have put together some of the best theme-program schedules that I've ever seen. This series ups their already impressive ante.
The Paley Center recalls the days when, if you liked someone, you made them a tape. We like you, so we're making mixtapes for you—compilation screenings of amazing things in our collection, curated to provide a unique viewing experience each month with a different theme. Plus it's all on a movie-size screen with great sound.
Every month the Paley Center will present special screenings culled from their massive collection, curated to provide a unique viewing experience … audiences can expect classic episodes from favorite series enhanced by exclusive Paley Center content, original compilations of the weird and wonderful created for this series, and selections from rare programs unavailable anywhere else. Plus there is the thrill of seeing it all on the big screen, with great sound.
Here's the package, the line-up:
Summer "Camp" - starts July 5th 2012
Welcome to a compilation of television’s most outrageous, campy, and head-scratching moments—a celebration of the weird, wild, and wacky side of the small screen, culling only the best moments in discrete chunks for the YouTube generation.
We excerpt the craziest scenes from afterschool specials, old network celebrity spectaculars, outdated training and educational films, camp classic television movies, bizarre music videos, and other outré ephemera. A surefire hit for the Gen-X audience and available exclusively at the Paley Center.
Hotter than Hellmouth - August
Hell hath no fury like a demon scorned … or something like that. Join us as we celebrate the dog days of August in air-conditioned bliss with this really creepy compilation of television programming spotlighting emissaries from hell (both fictional and not), anchored by “Once More With Feeling,” the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which will be screened in its entirety. We don’t want to give too much away, but also look for clips from The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, South Park,Thriller, plus a few gems from our collection of programs, commercials, and Paley Center panel discussions. To conclude the package, we’ll screen excerpts from Tom Snyder’s legendary 1981 interview with Charles Manson.
Dueling Star Treks - September
Star Trek: The Next Generation celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary in September, and with this specially produced compilation the Paley Center boldly goes where thousands and thousands have gone before, tackling the red-hot-button question of whether The Next Generation was also the greatest generation, or whether that honor belongs instead to the original series. Was the first Star Trek too campy? Next Generation too earnest? Beverly Crusher or Bones McCoy? Spock or Data? Kirk’s bare chest or Picard’s bare head? We will shy away from no issue, illustrating our points through a deft selection of clips featuring moments from both shows and a few surprises as well, including excerpts from Paley Center events with the cast and the creative team of TNG and with Captain James T. Kirk himself, the great William Shatner.
Sweet TV Dreams (are made of these?) - October
For the month of chills and thrills, the Paley Center brings you a sixty-minute mixtape that shows the truly frightful—as well as the lighthearted—dreamscapes that have seeped out of our collective unconscious and into our daily TV viewing over the years.
The creepy/scary stuff will come from the usual suspects—Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, The Outer Limits, Buffy the Vampire Slayer—joined with the more psychological hauntings of Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and M*A*S*H. Then we'll look to Bewitched, My So Called Life, The Practice, and Absolutely Fabulous for the lighter side of our neuroses.
James Bond: 50 Years on Film - November
This mixtape will screen in November, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the first Bond film (Dr. No) and also the release of the new Bond film (Skyfall). Included are clips from the 1954 television version of Casino Royale (Bond’s screen debut); two Bond-themed TV specials in our collection; The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which Ian Fleming helped develop (plus a Paley Center panel with star Robert Vaughn); Get Smart (including clips from PaleyFest); Archer (including our David Cross–moderated seminar); The Avengers (starring Bond girl Diana Rigg); and appearances by Bond stars Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore in television programs and ads.
Christmas Carols: A Scrooge Mash-up - December
Arguably the most famous and familiar holiday story ever written, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol continues to enchant generation after generation and inspire countless adaptations, with more, no doubt, yet to come. Since everyone has their particular favorite dramatization, the Paley Center presents its own “Scrooge mash-up,” so to speak.
The entire story will be told using clips from versions starring Mr. Magoo, Patrick Stewart, and Basil Rathbone among others, as well as the tale as interpreted by the casts of such shows as WKRP in Cincinnati, Northern Exposure, and The Honeymooners.
Ok now Baltimore, if you love classic film and television as much as I do, let's book some Bolt Buses and head to The Big Apple for a what will certainly be a monthly fun-fest. And bring your friends. There are new finds and real surprises in this collection of shows. I'm sure that you haven't seen some of these moments before. That's all I'm going to say.
The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street • New York, NY 10019
Free for Paley Center Members and included with general admission.
Just in from the fine folks at Taylor-Royall Casting in Baltimore:
We're auditioning for a non-union PSA that requires pre-school aged children (age 4-6).
The PSA is to promote fitness. If you have a child in this age range and would like to submit them for an audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name, age, and photo.
Please do not submit any child under the age of 4.
Good luck, my friends!
[And, to my fellow union members: Remember Rule One.]
Thanks to Aqua.Org for sharing their Inner Harbor webcam with us so that we may share a glimpse of Baltimore's Sailabration with our family and friends who can't be here for this extraordinary event.
Watch live as an international parade of more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels sails into Baltimore. Sailabration runs from June 13–19, 2012.
The National Aquarium's webcam is here.
To learn more, visit starspangled200.com. Over the weekend, watch out for the Blue Angels, they will be flying low and hard over Baltimore for the first time. And, be sure to take a look at the list and descriptions of the ships that will be visiting Baltimore for this event. It's impressive.
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Yep, this is how I'll be playing it out tonight. Cucumber martinis. A warm weekend evening in the city and icy Hendrick's Gin... it can't get better—in the drinks department—than this. And, it will certainly make my still-sore-throat feel better.
With its touch of rose petals and hit of cucumber, I adore Hendrick's—and the actual cucumbers are fun, also, in a garnish sort of way.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the best Hendrick's martinis ever at Baltimore's landmark restaurant, The Prime Rib. I'm trying to duplicate their recipe and their method of making the drink. I'm fairly certain the drinks will come together.
If you don't hear back from me tonight, you can assume that my martini-perfecting process was fairly painless and totally successful.
I'm not affiliated with the company. I'm simply a huge fan of their product. And, their website is all kinds of fun. Visit them.
And remember to, as Nick and Nora Charles did, sip distinctly delicious drinks—but sip responsibly. Ok, not so much... have fun with a great cocktail.
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At work, some months ago, I was in a meeting with Craig (Mr. Super Creative and Designer of all things Interactive) and a batch of account people. The group was discussing a business website hosted on the Jive platform. An account manager looked my way and said, "You're fairly new here do you know Jive?"
My instant response, perhaps a little too instant and glib, "Know Jive? I speak Jive."
Craig and I connected over the memory of a great old movie and a great old gal, the late Barbara Billingsley. It was one of those wink-wink moments that are so much fun when everyone else in the room is working just a tad bit too hard.
A few days later I cut some audio and made a swell ringtone to commemorate the moment. It's here, and it's yours for the taking.
'I Speak Jive' - the ringtone
Last week I was at Lexington Market and my phone ringer was set at its highest level. It rang. It rang with the 'I Speak Jive' ringtone.
For a few seconds I panicked. My 'jive' moment seemed like the perfect wrong-place-wrong-time event. I was certain that I wouldn't make it to the safety of Faidley's and my favorite oyster shucker's protective knife.
However, I needn't have worried about the social correctness of my sound bite. Only one Lexington Market shopper even acknowledged that he heard it. He tipped his head toward me and muttered, "Uh huh, that's right."
And, just so you know, Miss Billingsley. I think you were quite a babe.
Feline voyeurs. Young Mr Oliver and Miss Margaret love the super-wide window sills and the downtown Baltimore action.
But, looking out the windows they don't exactly see what we sometimes see.
The Baltimore Sun likes Midtown BBQ as much as I do. The Sun's reviewer, Eric Maza, wrote:
…Midtown might just be poised to become Mount Vernon’s happy hour nerve center again, thanks to a successful face-lift and a farm-to-table menu that is unapologetically traditional, rich and charmingly displayed on the plate…
…I’ll be coming back, not for the beer, not for the TV, but for an enormous rack of ribs that’ll last me for a couple of days…
…beef is organic, free-range, bought from a Pennsylvania farm and butchered and smoked in-house. This farm-to-table approach, rare among casual restaurants, is one of the restaurant’s assets…
June looks like it will rate high on the BrockelMeter.
We're seeking real swimmers (men, 20s, any ethnicity) for a union MD Lottery commercial. Must be actual athletes w/ competitive swimming experience, as you will need to race the length of the pool many times while filming. Bodies should be muscular, long, lean, and tall - should be able to pass for actual Olympic swimmers.
The NCAA says that competitive swimmers cannot be paid to participate in commercials, and would be disqualified from any future competitive swimming events if they do so. Therefore, we are looking for swimmers who are no longer competing on a team but still in good shape.
If you feel you qualify for this role, please email email@example.com with the subject "Lottery Swimmer", and include in the body of the email your name, phone #, union status, age range, height, swimming experience, and a current photo (preferably a body shot).
Preference will be given to union members but non-union talent are welcome to submit if they fit the role.
Good luck all. And, please pass this along to your union friends first. SAG-AFTRA One Union.
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Fireworks, police raids, and a xylophone are just the tip of the iceberg in this zany Kaufman and Hart comedy classic. It's a comedy that's often listed in the madcap category because it is, it really is. If there was a magnificent category it would be listed there, also.
Meet the Sycamore family, politically independent with healthy distrust of government. They open their New York City home to all sorts of free spirits. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend’s family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However…!
This extraordinary production stars an all-star Everyman cast. This production ends June 17th and it you only see one show at Everyman this season, please make it this one. I've posted a few highlights from some of the reviews of this production below. I'll add mine here.
"BRANDHAGEN PLAYS XYLOPHONE!
SMOKE, SETS, LOVE, AND LAUGHTER!
The best ticket in town; the finest set you've ever seen."
-Stephen Brockelman, Baltimore 21201
Megan Anderson* — Essie
Clinton Brandhagen* — Ed
Chinai Hardy — Rheba
Deborah Hazlett* — Mrs. Kirby
Brianna Letourneau — Alice Sycamore
Wil Love* — Mr. De Pinna
Bruce Randolph Nelson* — Kohlenkov
Caitlin O'Connell — Penny Sycamore
Jon Odom — Donald
Barbara Pinolini — Gay Wellington
Steve Sawicki — Henderson
Kimberly Schraf — Olga
Matthew Schleigh — Tony Kirby
Carl Schurr* — Mr. Kirby
Stan Weiman* — Martin Vanderhof
Tom Weyburn — Paul Sycamore
Kyle Jackson — Three Men
*Everyman company member
-Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
NOT TO BE MISSSED!”
-DC Metro Theater Arts
I definitely recommend. You’ll laugh throughout.”
-Eddie Applefeld, WCBM 680 AM
“UPLIFTING! DELIGHTFUL! LIVELY!
‘You Can’t Take it With You’ has Everyman favorites in roles that they seem born to play!”
-Mike Giuliano, Patuxent Papers
-DC Theatre Scene
“Leaves you hankering for a place at the family's dining room table!"
-Judy Rousuck, WYPR Maryland Morning
“Thoroughly enjoyable...a really fun evening at the theater. Buy tickets now because it's likely to sell out very quickly!"
-MD Theatre Guide
Tickets. Get your tickets here.
A couple of days ago I tried to post a story from my blog on Facebook. And, I received an error message. I tried to comment on a friend's post, couldn't do it—got an error message—albeit a different one. Here's what I'm seeing:
The link you are trying to visit has been reported as abusive by Facebook users. To learn more about staying save on the internet, visit Facebook's Security Page. Please also read the Wikipedia articles on malware and phishing.
The content you're trying to share includes a link that's been blocked for being spammy or unsafe: Body of an error/warning message. Title is: Sorry, this post contains a blocked URL
For more information, visit the Help Center. If you think you're seeing this my mistake, please let us know.
I'd appreciate it greatly if someone coud help me out with this issue. And please, if you know a real Facebook wiz, forward this.
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Steel was first made at outside of Baltimore at Sparrows Point in 1889, by the Pennsylvania Steel Company. By the mid-20th century, Sparrows Point was the world's largest steel mill, stretching four miles from end-to-end. The mill employed tens of thousands of workers. It used the traditional open-hearth steelmaking method to produce ingots, a labor—and energy—intensive process.
Purchased by Bethlehem Steel in 1916, the mill's steel ended up as girders in the Golden Gate Bridge and in cables for the George Washington Bridge, and was a vital part of war production during World War I and World War II. The mill was serviced by Four railroads: the Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio and yard work was done by the Patapsco & Back River RR.
Some of our Betlehem steel is celebrating an anniversary this weekend.
CNN's Sari Zeidler reports:
It is the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, and to honor the iconic structure, project Solar Beacon was unleashed. Solar Beacon is an art installation that sits atop the bridge's towers and shines two lights "that are bright as the sun, but much smaller in size," across the Bay Area. People can log onto the Solar Beacon website and schedule their own personal show by designating where they would like the lights to shine.
"During the 75th Anniversary celebrations and the months that follow, the solar beam will directly link the line of sight between the public and the bridge they love," the project's website reads.
Solar Beacon is a feat of art and science, similar to the "International Orange" suspension bridge itself. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge took four years and claimed the lives of 11 men. It nearly took the lives of 19 more whose fates were changed by a safety net installed under the bridge for workers. These 19 came to be known as the "Half-way-to-Hell Club."
Despite it's gruesome underpinnings, the bridge was heralded for its aesthetics upon its opening to the public in 1937 - prompting the San Francisco Chronicle to call it a "Thirty-five million dollar steel harp!"
The Golden Gate bridge has become a meaningful destination for Bay Area residents—many of whom will celebrate the anniversary at a festival today.
You see a lot of wonderful things on Charles Street. But, this is going to be really special. (Read on, you'll thank me, later.)
This 20th Century-Fox, Technicolor extravaganza features Carmen Miranda, Alice Faye, and James Ellison in a story about a singer and a soldier. The Gang's All Here is a film that one reviewer noted was, "like a male hairdresser's acid trip."
I've seen this Busby Berkeley choreographed movie twice and it's actually a fun, tuneful, and totally garish trip. You'll enjoy it—if not love it—and, you'll never forget it. Did I mention that Benny Goodman and his Orchestra are on stage to provide some extraordinary big band scenes and serious music?
Details? I know you want details. Here you go:
THE GANG’S ALL HERE
FEATURING CARMEN MIRANDA in a RESTORED 35MM PRINT
Berkeley’s own special brand of kaleidoscopic fantasy, turned into psychedelic surrealism by the electric red and greens of 20th Century-Fox’s color processing. Those who consider Berkeley a master consider this his masterpiece. It is his maddest film: chorus girls dissolve into artichokes; there’s a banana xylophone; and Carmen Miranda appears in platform wedgies on an avenue of giant strawberries.
SATURDAY, MAY 26 11:30 AM
MONDAY, MAY 28 7 PM
THURSDAY, MAY 31 9 PM.
1943 Dir. Busby Berkeley. Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Edward Everett Horton, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman. Technicolor. Newly restored print! 103 min.
INFINITELY DELIGHTFUL, EFFORTLESSLY INVENTIVE! IT IS SOMETHING TO BEHOLD!
– Dave Kehr, The New York Times
A kaleidoscope of garish costumes, eye-popping color, psychedelic musical numbers, and some I-can't-believe-the-censors-let-them-get-away-with-that choreography.
– New York magazine
Time and again, you can’t believe what you’re witnessing: Berkeley’s camera swoops and soars at seemingly impossible trajectories through crowds of extras; Miranda models an expansive fruit headdress... But nothing can prepare you for the literally kaleidoscopic finale, which includes a gaggle of synchronized showgirls and contains eye-searing imagery that anticipates everything from The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T to Tron.
– Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
SR. CIT. $8.50
Here's my personal suggestion: Before you see this brilliant piece of joyous cinematography, have a cocktail or two. Leave all of your preconceived notions of major studio motion pictures at home and have a great time. Revel in the color, the movement, the music, the rhythm, and a little love story. Enjoy.
[A final piece of film trivia. This movie could not be shown in Carmen Miranda's home country of Portugal because of the suggestive nature of the banana dance, Alice Faye was pregnant during much of the filming and the U.S. censors mandated that the dancers must hold the end of the bananas at waist-level, not hip level.]
Check The Charles Theatre's venue for tickets.