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Title: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 12:04:14 AM
Well, you've read the notes, the notes wore the shoes because they fit, and now it is time for you to post until the cows come home - their currently trying to find some shoes to fit - in the meantime, they're wearing their MOOS.
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 12:05:03 AM
And the word of the day is: SLAVER!
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 12:06:15 AM
Welcome eight GUESTS.  Who ARE you people?
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 12:06:51 AM
I think Martin Scorsese should make a sequel to Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, entitled Pogue Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 12:07:16 AM
I'm listening to the unedited version of our next release - it's quite rousing.
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Post by: George on May 24, 2011, 01:13:18 AM
A Very Happy Birthday to DR Jeanne!!
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 02:15:42 AM
Morning all.

That is all.
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 02:15:54 AM
Happy Day to Dear Jeanne!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 04:32:42 AM
Good morning, all! When the alarm went off, I was having a peculiar dream in which I was working on a project that seemed to be in the same offices as a snooty advertising firm, with all the men in expensive suits. I remember that I ran a lot of workers out of my work space, telling my colleagues, "I'll get hell for doing that, I'll pay for that later." And thenm we were all gettng dressed in suits for a wedding or some event, and my friend Doug Reside from the NYPL had brought me a clean shirt, and Patty, my boss from Barnes & Noble, was there, along with the Philadelphia millionaire who produced the Herbert recordings. I remember having a conversation with him about a phone call I had made to him. I don't know what's going on in my subconscious, but it's quite colorful.

Today, back to another rehearsal at 10. After yesterday's, I am rather encouraged by the whole shebang, and I think the singers are quite good. I wish we actually ad a couple of older actresses like Cass Morgan or Deborah Monk to lend some gravitas to the whole shebang. We've got one wonderful singer who's leading the "West Virginia Mine Disaster" but she's not good at holding onyo the alto part when she's singing in the ensemble. Everyone plays an instrument, so I'm expecting it to get rowdy very shortly.

Our TOD was Woody Allen? MANHATTAN was the first film I saw when I moved to NYC, and I think it and HANNAH AND HER SISTERS are my favorites. I now think Mr Allen is an old shit and care very little for him or his behavior.
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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 04:33:27 AM
Good morning, all.
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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 04:33:41 AM
Happy, happy, Jeanne!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 04:33:51 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Brthday to DR Jeanne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 04:34:48 AM
I shall do a bit of proofing on the EILEEN scores this morning before I head out.
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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 04:35:37 AM
TOD: i like a lot of Woody Allen's movies, including "Purple Rose of Cairo," "Broadway Danny Rose" and "Shadows and Fog," but my favorite probably has to be "Radio Days." I'm looking forward to seeing "Midnight in Paris," too. That's the first time I've said that about Woody Allen movie in more than a decade.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 04:37:52 AM
Happy Birthday DR Jeanne!  Have a wonderful day
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Post by: vixmom on May 24, 2011, 04:50:02 AM
good morning   I guess I was still tired from the trip -  i woke up last night with my laptop on my lap = I had dozed off while catching up =  I am glad I did not drop my laptop
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Post by: vixmom on May 24, 2011, 04:51:13 AM
prayres and vibes to the good people of Joplin Mo, and Minnesota = (I didn't even know they had tornadoes in Minnesota!)
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Post by: FJL on May 24, 2011, 05:00:16 AM
Happy happy birthday to DR Jeanne!  Hope it's a fun day!
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 24, 2011, 05:19:07 AM
And the word of the day is: SLAVER!

And The Song Of The Day Is:  HELLO LITTLE GIRL
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 05:27:09 AM
prayres and vibes to the good people of Joplin Mo, and Minnesota = (I didn't even know they had tornadoes in Minnesota!)

Oh, yeah. I grew up with tornadoes. There was a big one in May of 1965 which we missed because we were back in Michigan for my grandfather's funeral. There is nothing like a tornado sky. When you see it you remember it. Also the stillness just before one hits and the energy in the air and the color of the sky are all distinctive.
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 05:28:13 AM
My sister does have power again. It came back last night around 10pm. They have to throw out everything in the freezer and refrigerator. I assume they will get compensated (Con Ed did it for New Yorkers after the last big black out).
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 05:28:26 AM
Well, it's back to work for me.
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 24, 2011, 05:29:52 AM
HAP HAP SLAP=HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DR JEANNE
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Post by: ArnoldMBrockman on May 24, 2011, 05:32:31 AM
TOD


PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

HANNAH AND HER STSTERS

CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

ANNIE HALL

MANHATTAN
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 05:40:39 AM
!  !  !  !  !  HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  TO  DR  JEANNE  !  !  !  !  !
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Post by: Laura on May 24, 2011, 05:45:24 AM
Happy Birthday, Jeanne!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 05:47:25 AM
TOD:

LOVE AND DEATH
ANNIE HALL
RADIO DAYS
PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
MANHATTAN
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS

Really, I love just about all of Allen's films up to HUSBANDS AND WIVES which fell flat for me.  In the twenty years since, his output has been spotty for me and there are a few films of his that I have not seen at all.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 05:51:03 AM
BK, does this LUNCH HOUR film have anything to do with the Bway play that Gilda Radner did in the 80's?  It was written by Jean Kerr.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 05:54:02 AM
BK, does this LUNCH HOUR film have anything to do with the Bway play that Gilda Radner did in the 80's?  It was written by Jean Kerr.

I had forgotten I saw that! It wasn't very good and I love Jean Kerr. Wasn't Sam Waterston in it as well?
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 05:58:35 AM
These recent tornado events have been terrible in the amount of loss of life and devastation.  In all my life, I don't recall this much happening this often.  At worse, you would hear about a neighborhood being wiped out but this Spring we've had almost entire towns being destroyed.  What is going on with the weather?
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Post by: Druxy on May 24, 2011, 05:58:39 AM
Happy Birthday, Jeanne!
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 05:59:20 AM
BK, does this LUNCH HOUR film have anything to do with the Bway play that Gilda Radner did in the 80's?  It was written by Jean Kerr.

I had forgotten I saw that! It wasn't very good and I love Jean Kerr. Wasn't Sam Waterston in it as well?

Sam Waterson and Max Wright, too.  And no, it wasn't very good.  It was like second rate Bernard Slade.
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Post by: Druxy on May 24, 2011, 06:02:34 AM
TOD:

I am a big Woody Allen fan, so in no particular order:

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
RADIO DAYS
ANNIE HALL
CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
ZELIG
MIGHTY APHRODITE
EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU

MANHATTAN
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Post by: Druxy on May 24, 2011, 06:04:44 AM
THE CHICAGO CODE ended last night and, thankfully, all story lines were brought to a conclusion.

I will miss that show.  It was a good one.
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Post by: Druxy on May 24, 2011, 06:06:00 AM
I have to proofread today.

I hate proofreading.

 >:(
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Post by: Kerry on May 24, 2011, 06:30:25 AM
Happy Birthday, dear Jeanne!!!  Happy Birthday to yooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!
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Post by: Ginny on May 24, 2011, 06:43:33 AM
Tuesday morning greetings!  Another sleep-in day in our household, because we were all up quite late last night.  I wanted to hear about Rob's day with the paramedics in Dayton and he didn't get home until after midnight.  He is now officially finished with his practice time and just has to pass the exams before being a full-fledged paramedic.
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Post by: Ginny on May 24, 2011, 06:43:49 AM
Happiest of birthdays to DR Jeanne!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 06:45:11 AM
prayres and vibes to the good people of Joplin Mo, and Minnesota = (I didn't even know they had tornadoes in Minnesota!)

Oh, yeah. I grew up with tornadoes. There was a big one in May of 1965 which we missed because we were back in Michigan for my grandfather's funeral. There is nothing like a tornado sky. When you see it you remember it. Also the stillness just before one hits and the energy in the air and the color of the sky are all distinctive.

Boy do I agree with that.  I was in a tornado when I was about 7 years old.  It hit across the lake from where we were and I ran out to save my dad from being blown away (he was outside watching it) and I saw it.   I still remember the sky and the energy. 
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 06:46:25 AM
My sister does have power again. It came back last night around 10pm. They have to throw out everything in the freezer and refrigerator. I assume they will get compensated (Con Ed did it for New Yorkers after the last big black out).

Glad  to hear that things are getting back on track for your sister.  I've been a bit fuzzy about things....did she have any damage?
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 06:48:14 AM
These recent tornado events have been terrible in the amount of loss of life and devastation.  In all my life, I don't recall this much happening this often.  At worse, you would hear about a neighborhood being wiped out but this Spring we've had almost entire towns being destroyed.  What is going on with the weather?

I think part of it is that they are hitting populated areas lately.   They said Kansas has actually had fewer tornadoes than normal this year.  There are always a lot of them, but they aren't usually as strong and usually hit unpolulated areas so the damage is limited. 
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 06:51:26 AM
Happy Birthday DR JEANNE!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 06:51:46 AM
Thanks DR TCB - I hope to be MUCH skinnier by the end of summer.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 06:52:06 AM
No Banner-Graphic today, so Part Two of the series will continue tomorrow.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 06:54:12 AM
TOD:

Love & Death
Crimes & Misdemeanors


AND I also love Mr Allen's cameo in THE IMPOSTERS.

As a child - I used to think he was the UN-funniest comedian to ever appear on ED SULLIVAN....well Woody Allen and Myron Cohen.
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Post by: Ginny on May 24, 2011, 06:59:14 AM
DR John G - One of my favorite authors, David McCullough has a brand new book out:

The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris (http://www.amazon.com/Greater-Journey-Americans-Paris/dp/1416571760/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306245112&sr=8-1)

It covers the years 1830-1900 - too early for Cole Porter - but it may provide some historical insights to the ex-pat experience that would be useful for your paper.
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 07:27:57 AM
Happy Birthday, Jeanne!
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 07:29:31 AM
Ron, you may or may not be interested to know that one of Robert Cummings' first film roles (in fact it may have *been* his first) was a Paramount aerial drama starring Miss Frances Farmer in only her second film.  It's entitled BORDER FLIGHT, and it features some rousing aerial photography that was state of the art in its day.  Bob plays a Border Patrol pilot and he gets to go down in flames.  :)  The rather peculiar cast includes Roscoe Karns and Grant Withers.
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Post by: Matthew on May 24, 2011, 07:29:56 AM
Happy Birthday, DR Jeanne. 
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Post by: Matthew on May 24, 2011, 07:30:06 AM
TOD - I have nothing.
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Post by: Jennifer on May 24, 2011, 07:34:04 AM

Yesterday DR TCB wrote:
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Do you not usually have newspapers on holidays, Jennifer?

Usually no, which is why i was surprised.

Is it common in the US to have newspapers on holidays?

Vibes for your back and knee. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post by: Jennifer on May 24, 2011, 07:34:52 AM
Happy Birthday to DR Jeanne!
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 07:36:40 AM
BK, here's the Clouzot-Von Karajan BD:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Karajan-Mozart-Violin-Concerto-No-5-and-Dvorak-Symphony-No-9-Blu-ray/17338/#Review
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Post by: Jennifer on May 24, 2011, 07:38:56 AM
DR Cillaliz, thanks for keeping us updated. It makes me smile thinking of your nephew helping out.
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 07:40:40 AM
Speaking of Roscoe Karns (and this will show you why I have splinters in the windmills of my mind)--I tried to track down Katherine Orrison, the lady who does the commentary on The Ten Commandments, to ask her where/how she got her information that Herb Alpert is one of the kids trying to get the mule "started" in the Exodus sequence.  Herb is indeed in the film as an extra, but he was 20 or 21 when it was filmed, so unless he was a *really* good actor, I don't think he could have pulled off being 6 or 7, the age of the little boy in that sequence.  Katherine does not have her own email, she has a "handler" who forwards everything, and his nom d'internet is Roscoe Karns.  He told me he had forwarded my inquiry, but she never responded.  B****.  :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 07:48:46 AM
Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And then sun is out! :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 07:49:30 AM
*Alas, the sun and today's higher temps mean that we're due for a thunderstorm or two this afternoon.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 07:49:42 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR JEANNE!!!!!
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 07:52:21 AM
My sister does have power again. It came back last night around 10pm. They have to throw out everything in the freezer and refrigerator. I assume they will get compensated (Con Ed did it for New Yorkers after the last big black out).

Glad  to hear that things are getting back on track for your sister.  I've been a bit fuzzy about things....did she have any damage?

Compared to other damage in the area and in Joplin her damage was bad but not destructive. There is a hole in the front of the house where an old, very large tree fell and some siding was ripped off in the back of the house. There are also huge pieces of trees all over the yard and the street. They couldn't go anywhere yesterday because the streets were still blocked from fallen debris but, as I said, there are pictures of houses that were destroyed so she got off with relatively little damage. The insurance should take care of the cost.
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 07:53:40 AM
Here is a picture of where the siding was torn off. There is a picture of the hole in the front wall but it's on Facebook and I'm not so I can't show it to you.

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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 07:53:57 AM
And now Page 3
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 07:57:44 AM
As for the Topic of the Day...

Well... I've actually liked some of Woody Allen's more recent films...

"Match Point"
"Vicky Christina Barcelona"
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 24, 2011, 08:08:01 AM
Happy Birthday, DR Jeanne,  whom BK has known since she was, what, fourteen or fifteen!
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 24, 2011, 08:10:20 AM
TOD:

Hannah and Her Sisters
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Manhattan
Bullets Over Broadway
Alice
Love and Death
Sleeper
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 08:42:52 AM
What amazes me most about BORDER FLIGHT, DR JMK - is that there is an all out government effort and men dying and planes crashing....to smuggle FURS across the border from Canada!

Not drugs, not booze....but furs!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 08:44:21 AM
Thanks for the photo and report DR BEN.

The parents and sister of Marilyn our pianist live in Joplin.  They are all safe.  Her sister lost her house and car, but parents house is okay.

No electricity or natural gas as of last night - but they survived, which is good news!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 08:44:41 AM
Tonight is dress rehearsal and I will find out if the shoe fits.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 24, 2011, 08:49:31 AM
A very happy birthday to DR Jeanne!!!


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Post by: MBarnum on May 24, 2011, 08:51:01 AM
TOD:

What's Up Tiger Lily?

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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 08:51:36 AM
Why is it the people with the smallest parts are the most irritating and picky about their costumes?  When it doesn't even really matter what they wear......the woman who plays the part of the farmer's wife in the Iowa Stubborn "American Gothic" moment and the farmer himself - keep making demands about how they need this or that.....

Last night she said to me (she has bleached blonde hair) - "How do I make my hair gray....are you going to buy me hair spray or will you use baby powder on me?"

I said...No, you will wear a wig - no need to spend all that time [ie money] on you.

Well in the picture she is wearing a bun and the hair is parted in the middle.

You will wear whatever gray wig we have upstairs.

In BOTH of the other shows I have been in with her - she decided one night to just not come to a performance because she was "tired" and needed to rest....

Her "husband" said to the poor costumer last night:  "Are my pants hemmed yet?"  "No [ie I'm working on the costumes for people who actually have parts in the show]."  Take your pants home and let your wife hem them, dumbass.  He also refused to wear the hat I bought him because it was too big and came down too far on his forehead.  So now he's wearing a straw cowboy hat that is ridiculous....

Dumb people......I put both their names in my "do not cast" file....permanently.  Shelly wasn't so lucky.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 08:52:08 AM
DR MBARNUM I sent a book to you today....media mail.....so it should arrive in time for your birthday in December.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 09:05:18 AM
Only 4 of 6 people have found my review of FRANCES FARMER: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF A TROUBLED STAR on Amazon to be "helpful."
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 24, 2011, 09:32:25 AM
Speaking of Roscoe Karns (and this will show you why I have splinters in the windmills of my mind)--I tried to track down Katherine Orrison, the lady who does the commentary on The Ten Commandments, to ask her where/how she got her information that Herb Alpert is one of the kids trying to get the mule "started" in the Exodus sequence.  Herb is indeed in the film as an extra, but he was 20 or 21 when it was filmed, so unless he was a *really* good actor, I don't think he could have pulled off being 6 or 7, the age of the little boy in that sequence.  Katherine does not have her own email, she has a "handler" who forwards everything, and his nom d'internet is Roscoe Karns.  He told me he had forwarded my inquiry, but she never responded.  B****.  :)


IMDb indicates he was "drummer on Mt. Sinai" [uncredited] in "The 10 Commandments".
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 09:58:51 AM
Yes, that's the unconfirmed "rumor."   ;D


Speaking of Roscoe Karns (and this will show you why I have splinters in the windmills of my mind)--I tried to track down Katherine Orrison, the lady who does the commentary on The Ten Commandments, to ask her where/how she got her information that Herb Alpert is one of the kids trying to get the mule "started" in the Exodus sequence.  Herb is indeed in the film as an extra, but he was 20 or 21 when it was filmed, so unless he was a *really* good actor, I don't think he could have pulled off being 6 or 7, the age of the little boy in that sequence.  Katherine does not have her own email, she has a "handler" who forwards everything, and his nom d'internet is Roscoe Karns.  He told me he had forwarded my inquiry, but she never responded.  B****.  :)


IMDb indicates he was "drummer on Mt. Sinai" [uncredited] in "The 10 Commandments".
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 09:59:27 AM
I mentioned that in my email to Katherine.  I wonder if she read it.  :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 10:03:01 AM
She was probably too busy talking to Titanic "expert" Silvia Stoddard who declared that Bruce Ismay was not mentioned by name in the 1953 film because he was still alive at the time of filming.....even though even a casual fan and reader of A NIGHT TO REMEMBER would know that Ismay died in Ireland in 1937.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 10:05:06 AM
Now I'm imagining THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with a Herb Alpert score.
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 24, 2011, 10:07:25 AM
Now I'm imagining THE TEN COMMANDMENTS with a Herb Alpert score.


"A Taste of Honey" perhaps for the tribes in the wilderness??   :)
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 10:11:04 AM
"The Lonely Bull" for Moses' trek in the desert.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 10:21:21 AM
Hello, everyone.

Recovery and reconstruction vibes to Ben's sister, Cilla's DN's friend Joe, and all those affected by the tornados.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 10:23:07 AM
"Whipped Cream" for the Golden Calf orgy.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 10:24:39 AM
Thank you for all my birthday wishes!

George, Ben, Larry, JohnG, Cillaliz, Fred, Arnold, Dan (the) Man, Laura, Druxy, Kerry, Ginny, JRand, JMK, Matthew, Jennifer, Jose, Ron, and Mike--THANK YOU!
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 10:26:11 AM
TOD:

I LOVED Woody Allen's early films. These days it's sort of hit or miss, but I still like to see them. Favorites? Can't say.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 10:27:06 AM
I'm off to a routine doctor's appointment, then to lunch with a friend. WBBL.

TTFN.
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 10:31:02 AM
"Rise" for Moses' death?
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 10:31:15 AM
Or for the bread once Passover was finished.
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Post by: Laura on May 24, 2011, 10:49:45 AM
I'm off to a routine doctor's appointment ...

You really know how to celebrate a birthday!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 10:50:20 AM
And of course the A & M in the record company would stand for Aaron & Moses.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 10:55:42 AM
Just read some reports of more dangerous storms forming in the midwest...

~~~~~STAY OUT OF HARM'S WAY VIBES TO EVERYONE~~~~~~
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Post by: Matthew on May 24, 2011, 11:00:50 AM
In rehearsal for our 8th grade <ahem> project of Grease - scene changes are killing us! - Well, them, anyway!
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 11:08:46 AM
In rehearsal for our 8th grade <ahem> project of Grease - scene changes are killing us! - Well, them, anyway!

I hear you.
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 11:08:55 AM
Just read some reports of more dangerous storms forming in the midwest...

~~~~~STAY OUT OF HARM'S WAY VIBES TO EVERYONE~~~~~~

Oy! I didn't see anything for the Twin Cities area. Hope that's good.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 11:13:58 AM
Just read some reports of more dangerous storms forming in the midwest...

~~~~~STAY OUT OF HARM'S WAY VIBES TO EVERYONE~~~~~~

Oy! I didn't see anything for the Twin Cities area. Hope that's good.

The latest alerts were issued for western Oklahoma and northern Texas.
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 11:22:23 AM
Yup more storms.
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 11:35:06 AM
In rehearsal for our 8th grade <ahem> project of Grease - scene changes are killing us! - Well, them, anyway!

"She's a real kitty wagon--Greased Lightning!"
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Post by: Dan (the Man) on May 24, 2011, 11:40:15 AM
They seem to be making a big deal of Daniel Radcliffe being a presenter at the Tonys despite not being nominated for HOW TO SUCCEED.  Haven't theatre people been doing this for years? 
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Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 11:53:46 AM
I have never been nominated but would gladly serve as a presenter.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 12:02:02 PM
DR John G - One of my favorite authors, David McCullough has a brand new book out:

The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris (http://www.amazon.com/Greater-Journey-Americans-Paris/dp/1416571760/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306245112&sr=8-1)

It covers the years 1830-1900 - too early for Cole Porter - but it may provide some historical insights to the ex-pat experience that would be useful for your paper.


DR John G, you should also check out that book about Sara and Gerald Murphy, LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE. Murphy wrote the libretto for the Porter ballet, "Within the Quota."
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 12:09:17 PM
Well, today the cast started making music from what they learned yesterday, and they're a wonderful group of performers.  The bluegrass "Christmas Time's A-Comin" sounded so good with the fiddle, guitars, accordion and bass imptovising that I wanted to call my sister-in-law JoAnn and have them serenade her. I really wish my dad were still alive to come to the reading on Friday; he'd think he'd died and gone to heaven!
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 12:24:33 PM
They've already booked the Beaver Puppet to present on next year's Oscars.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 12:25:25 PM
So, we're all set for Friday's presentation at the Frederick Loewe Room of the Dramatists Guild. I've checked all my emails and opened a UPS package and today's mail. Now I have to write a lead sheet for "The Christ Child's Lullaby" and "I Wonder As I Wander." My original choral arrangement is way too difficult for the singers to learn by Friday, and there are more important priorities. I'll write a spectacular arrangement when the time comes!
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Post by: Ginny on May 24, 2011, 12:34:23 PM
DR John G - One of my favorite authors, David McCullough has a brand new book out:

The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris (http://www.amazon.com/Greater-Journey-Americans-Paris/dp/1416571760/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306245112&sr=8-1)

It covers the years 1830-1900 - too early for Cole Porter - but it may provide some historical insights to the ex-pat experience that would be useful for your paper.


DR John G, you should also check out that book about Sara and Gerald Murphy, LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE. Murphy wrote the libretto for the Porter ballet, "Within the Quota."

And another one about the Murphys, Everybody Was So Young by Amanda Vaill.  Many Cole Porter references in the index.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jrand70 on May 24, 2011, 12:48:26 PM
So, we're all set for Friday's presentation at the Frederick Loewe Room of the Dramatists Guild. I've checked all my emails and opened a UPS package and today's mail. Now I have to write a lead sheet for "The Christ Child's Lullaby" and "I Wonder As I Wander." My original choral arrangement is way too difficult for the singers to learn by Friday, and there are more important priorities. I'll write a spectacular arrangement when the time comes!

Indeed!
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 12:57:34 PM
But before I go...

For bk et al -

That's a Wrapture (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/what_the_hell_ICUDxj5woqe2eg03U1voSK)

Quote
"When the world did not end at precisely 6 p.m. yesterday, Doomsday prophet Robert Fitzpatrick's fragile grasp on reality crumbled.

"I don't understand why nothing is happening," said Fitzpatrick, flipping through his Bible for clues to why Rapture failed to show up on time.

"It's not a mistake. I did what I had to do. I did what the Bible said," he said, looking increasingly disheveled and confused as he stood in Times Square before mocking crowds."
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Post by: Ron Pulliam on May 24, 2011, 01:03:39 PM
But before I go...

For bk et al -

That's a Wrapture (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/what_the_hell_ICUDxj5woqe2eg03U1voSK)

Quote
"When the world did not end at precisely 6 p.m. yesterday, Doomsday prophet Robert Fitzpatrick's fragile grasp on reality crumbled.

"I don't understand why nothing is happening," said Fitzpatrick, flipping through his Bible for clues to why Rapture failed to show up on time.

"It's not a mistake. I did what I had to do. I did what the Bible said," he said, looking increasingly disheveled and confused as he stood in Times Square before mocking crowds."

He has revised his calculations to October 21.  He says that this past Saturday was the beginning of God's judgment...and that the world will be destroyed October 21 (but not before he and his followers are swept up into the clouds).

Very sad.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 01:07:17 PM
I did not receive my promised wake-up call this morning and therefore I got up an hour later than I should have and have been playing catch up since.  We got all the CDs shipped, I had some matzo brei, and shortly I'll go pick up some packages. 
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 02:32:22 PM
DR Jeanne,
(http://www.dilshil.com/photos/data/media/59/Happy_Birthday_10.gif)
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 02:35:59 PM
Tuesday morning greetings!  Another sleep-in day in our household, because we were all up quite late last night.  I wanted to hear about Rob's day with the paramedics in Dayton and he didn't get home until after midnight.  He is now officially finished with his practice time and just has to pass the exams before being a full-fledged paramedic.

:)
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 02:39:22 PM
TOD:  I'm looking forward to seeing "Midnight in Paris," too. That's the first time I've said that about Woody Allen movie in more than a decade.

Keith's aunt says it is his best movie.  :o  I too am now looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 02:42:58 PM
I'm off to a routine doctor's appointment ...

You really know how to celebrate a birthday!

My thoughts. ;D
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 02:44:48 PM
DR Ben thank you the update on your sister's situation.  i'm glad they have power.
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Post by: George on May 24, 2011, 02:48:09 PM
These recent tornado events have been terrible in the amount of loss of life and devastation.  In all my life, I don't recall this much happening this often.  At worse, you would hear about a neighborhood being wiped out but this Spring we've had almost entire towns being destroyed.  What is going on with the weather?

It's Global Warming...It's the END OF THE WORLD!!! :o

Just not the apocalypse.

;)
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Matthew on May 24, 2011, 02:58:04 PM
I think the tryptophan an thing is correct, I had a turkey sandwich for lunch, and now I'm dead tired.  I think I may head to the workout room and workout a bit.  I have a <cough>date<cough> this eve... it's an interesting one as we are getting together to listen to Love Never Dies  (yes, on purpose - DON'T JUDGE ME!!!  LOL)  and I kinda want to be awake. 
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: George on May 24, 2011, 03:19:23 PM
I think the tryptophan an thing is correct, I had a turkey sandwich for lunch, and now I'm dead tired.  I think I may head to the workout room and workout a bit.  I have a <cough>date<cough> this eve... it's an interesting one as we are getting together to listen to Love Never Dies  (yes, on purpose - DON'T JUDGE ME!!!  LOL)  and I kinda want to be awake. 

I don't judge...and I bought it, myself. :D

And have a great time on your <cough>date<cough> this eve!
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: George on May 24, 2011, 04:10:56 PM
So, I'm listening to the new Andrew Lloyd Webber version of The Wizard of Oz (I actually like it) and when Dorothy and the gang go to meet the wizard for the first time, the Wizard asks, "Which of you is Dorothy?"  She says, "Sir, I am Dorothy."  And the lion ("with great dignity," according to the booklet) says, "And I, sir, am proud to be a friend of Dorothy."

I laughed out loud! ;D
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Post by: Matthew on May 24, 2011, 04:12:33 PM
So, I'm listening to the new Andrew Lloyd Webber version of The Wizard of Oz (I actually like it) and when Dorothy and the gang go to meet the wizard for the first time, the Wizard asks, "Which of you is Dorothy?"  She says, "Sir, I am Dorothy."  And the lion ("with great dignity," according to the booklet) says, "And I, sir, am proud to be a friend of Dorothy."

I laughed out loud! ;D

Ok, I missed that - and I like the recording also... but what is funny about that line?
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 04:18:02 PM
Friend of Dorothy=code for Gay
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 04:29:01 PM
I am a friend of several Dorothys.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 04:29:42 PM
DR Ben, thanks for the update on your sister.
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 04:29:49 PM
I picked up a couple of packages, I did a jog, and I wrote - not the Wechter project, but mine own.  Tomorrow is for the Wechter/Kimmel project.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Matthew on May 24, 2011, 04:29:58 PM
Friend of Dorothy=code for Gay

Oh right, someone take my card away!!
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 04:30:08 PM
DR Elmore, glad Marilyn's family is ok.
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Post by: George on May 24, 2011, 04:58:06 PM
I  think that Laura needs this hat:

(http://www.playbill.com/images/photo/b/r/bryceaspen12IMG_0591.jpg)


If you want to know what it's from, click HERE (http://www.playbill.com/multimedia/gallery/2502.html) for the photo gallery and link to the article. :)
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 04:58:43 PM
More Very Important News for JR:

SMASH will deal with a songwriting team attempting to write a musical about (wait for it) Marilyn Monroe.

Someone named Steven Spielberg is the executive producer.
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Post by: JMK on May 24, 2011, 04:59:21 PM
I sense hijinks will abound featuring Debra Messing in a platinum blonde wig.
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Post by: George on May 24, 2011, 05:01:18 PM
And now, I'm off to the Washington Center's Volunteer appreciation night!  I'm sure they'll announce some really good performers for their next season! :D

Until later!
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 05:02:28 PM
I  think that Laura needs this hat:



;D
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 05:06:41 PM
DR Elmore, glad Marilyn's family is ok.

? ? ? ? ? ? I am clearly missing something here and I'm too tired to decipher it. Can you elucidate?
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Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 05:13:09 PM
Happy Birthday, DR Jeanne!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 05:18:56 PM
Thanks for the photo and report DR BEN.

The parents and sister of Marilyn our pianist live in Joplin.  They are all safe.  Her sister lost her house and car, but parents house is okay.

No electricity or natural gas as of last night - but they survived, which is good news!

OOPS! I meant DR JRand...not DR Elmore
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 05:19:49 PM
DR Elmore, glad Marilyn's family is ok.

? ? ? ? ? ? I am clearly missing something here and I'm too tired to decipher it. Can you elucidate?

She meant DR Jrand & i DITTO the sentiment! 
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 05:20:30 PM
it took me sooo darn long to post that you beat me to it. ::)
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 05:21:51 PM
DR elmore last night we finally watched the first episode of Downton Abbey. :)
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Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 05:23:33 PM
DR Ben- I'm glad to hear your sister's okay.
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 05:27:55 PM
cilla does joe have any family?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 05:31:04 PM
Thanks for the photo and report DR BEN.

The parents and sister of Marilyn our pianist live in Joplin.  They are all safe.  Her sister lost her house and car, but parents house is okay.

No electricity or natural gas as of last night - but they survived, which is good news!

OOPS! I meant DR JRand...not DR Elmore

Thank you! I was totally lost.

Speaking of Joplin, the CBS news tonight was heartbreaking. They were interviewing a doctor there, and, as he was talking about the devastation, he broke down and began sobbing.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 05:31:44 PM
DR elmore last night we finally watched the first episode of Downton Abbey. :)

I enjoyed it, especially Eileen Atkins.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 05:32:36 PM
DR Ben- I'm glad to hear your sister's okay.
Ditto!

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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 05:33:36 PM
I finished my two lead sheets and my mind is fried. Tomorrow morning, I will run over to Kinko's and photocopy them
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Post by: Ben on May 24, 2011, 05:33:42 PM
Thanks for all the good thoughts my friends.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 05:33:52 PM
I forgot my meds!
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 05:39:07 PM
DR elmore last night we finally watched the first episode of Downton Abbey. :)

I enjoyed it, especially Eileen Atkins.

i don't see her listed in the cast.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 05:39:46 PM
I saw Follies Sunday and thought it was great.    So this afternoon I went to a behind-the-scenes discussion and Q&A with the four leads (Bernadette Peters, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell and Danny Burstein) and Elaine Paige.   The host asked questions about how the actors approached the characters, etc.   He said that he understood that the song "I'm Still Here" was based on Joan Crawford's career, which kind of surprised me (I thought I had read that Stephen Sondheim had actually gotten some input from Yvonne DeCarlo, who sang the song in the 1971 production).  Anyway, Elaine Paige started to talk about the picture of Joan Crawford that's on the wall of the set and how that was related to the song, etc, when her castmates corrected her--it's a picture of Gloria Swanson, not Crawford.   So Ms. Paige said, (paraphrasing)  "oh, I don't know the story about Joan Crawford."  
  
The host asked about the performers' previous experiences with Follies.  Ron Raines said that he had played the same role (Ben) when he was in his early 30's and that he was too young.    Amazingly, both Jan Maxwell and Danny Burstein said that they had never seen the show and Ms. Maxwell said that she really hadn't known anything about it.  They both said that they couldn't turn down the chance to do a Sondheim show.   The host asked how each actor came to be in the show.   They all said they were offered the parts, except Ron Raines, who said that he had auditioned and was happy to do so.  



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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 05:42:29 PM
DR John G - One of my favorite authors, David McCullough has a brand new book out:

The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris (http://www.amazon.com/Greater-Journey-Americans-Paris/dp/1416571760/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306245112&sr=8-1)

It covers the years 1830-1900 - too early for Cole Porter - but it may provide some historical insights to the ex-pat experience that would be useful for your paper.

I saw that. I love his books, especially the one on John Adams. I will definitely check it out.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 05:43:56 PM
DR Ben- I'm glad to hear your sister's okay.
Ditto!

Tritto.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 05:48:28 PM
DR John G - One of my favorite authors, David McCullough has a brand new book out:

The Greater Journey:  Americans in Paris (http://www.amazon.com/Greater-Journey-Americans-Paris/dp/1416571760/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1306245112&sr=8-1)

It covers the years 1830-1900 - too early for Cole Porter - but it may provide some historical insights to the ex-pat experience that would be useful for your paper.


DR John G, you should also check out that book about Sara and Gerald Murphy, LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE. Murphy wrote the libretto for the Porter ballet, "Within the Quota."
Will  do. And I have the recording of that, too.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 05:49:45 PM
We went from watching LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD to the opening scene of Abbey with Brendan Coyle riding the train.  We had just seen him in Lark Rise & wasn't expecting him on the train. :)
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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 05:50:15 PM
TOD:  I'm looking forward to seeing "Midnight in Paris," too. That's the first time I've said that about Woody Allen movie in more than a decade.

Keith's aunt says it is his best movie.  :o  I too am now looking forward to seeing it.
It's partially set in the Jazz Age with Cole Porter, Hemingway, et al. So, it fits.
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Post by: FJL on May 24, 2011, 05:50:33 PM
Kevin H - Thanks for that report on the talkback!
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Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 05:51:21 PM
Continued:

Some of the audience members managed to make the questions about themselves.  Two or three mentioned seeing the original production.  After that a young man of about 20 stated that "believe it or not, I didn't see the show in 1971."  One guy stated that he "talked a lot" because he was from New York.  He asked if the show was coming to Broadway and the cast said they didn't know.  He pressed them to see if they had any idea and they really didn't.  Mr. Raines said "we just opened here and we're thrilled."

Someone else asked Bernadette if she were going to introduce someone to the works of Stephen Sondheim and she could only give one song as an example she said she really couldn't since he does so many different styles of songs.  She did mention "Children Will Listen" as one of her favorites. 

The host asked Ron Raines to compare his role in this show with his in Showboat (Gaylord Ravenel (I think that's it, right, musical experts?!).   The host said "they're both losers."  Ron talked a little about them and Danny said " we worked together in that show and you were brilliant.  Ron said "you were very young then."
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Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 05:54:24 PM
Kevin H - Thanks for that report on the talkback!



You're welcome, DR FJL!   I hate to tell you now that I believe the show was live-streamed (it took place at 5 pm).  I checked the website and see that archived shows are available to watch now.  I'm not sure how long you have to wait, though.
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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 05:54:38 PM
Kevin H - Thanks for that report on the talkback!

Yes, thanks a lot.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 06:01:34 PM
DR elmore i thought abbey was a three disc mini series.  now i realize we only have season one on DVD.  i was also expecting a conclusion to the story.
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 06:03:20 PM
cilla does joe have any family?

Well, he does, but Jon and his family are really Joe's only family.   His mom sent him $20 and his brother called and said he was glad he made it and didn't even offer to help.     I don't know what's up with his family.  He comes from a very strict Baptist family.  I don't know if they act this way because it's how they are or because they don't approve of the fact he's gay.  I've never been able to figure it out.   Instead of donating to the Red Cross, I sent the same amount to Joe.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 06:03:49 PM
I'm remembering a few more tidbits:

The actors were asked how their costumes related to the character.  Bernadette said that her character wore red so her long-lost love, Ben, wouldn't miss her.  

They were asked if they approached the songs differently in the show as compared to singing them in concert.   Ron Raines mentioned that people say that they finally understand Sondheim's most well known song "Send in the Clowns" when they see it in
"A Little Night Music."  Bernadette stated that she would probably never sing that song in concert unless there were some way to put it in context.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 06:05:49 PM
The college kids collecting beds for  kids who don't have a bed stopped by tonight and picked up the bed I've been wanting to get rid of.  Woo and Hoo..  glad to be rid of that.
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 06:12:38 PM
From the comments, or lack of them, I feared if he had family they were useless.  Thank goodness for your family & that he has a place to live.  Did he own or rent the house?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 06:13:48 PM
DR elmore last night we finally watched the first episode of Downton Abbey. :)

I enjoyed it, especially Eileen Atkins.

i don't see her listed in the cast.

You're right! She's in the new series of UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS. It's Maggie Smith in DOWNTON ABBEY!
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 06:17:12 PM
I saw Follies Sunday and thought it was great.    So this afternoon I went to a behind-the-scenes discussion and Q&A with the four leads (Bernadette Peters, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell and Danny Burstein) and Elaine Paige.   The host asked questions about how the actors approached the characters, etc.   He said that he understood that the song "I'm Still Here" was based on Joan Crawford's career, which kind of surprised me (I thought I had read that Stephen Sondheim had actually gotten some input from Yvonne DeCarlo, who sang the song in the 1971 production).  Anyway, Elaine Paige started to talk about the picture of Joan Crawford that's on the wall of the set and how that was related to the song, etc, when her castmates corrected her--it's a picture of Gloria Swanson, not Crawford.   So Ms. Paige said, (paraphrasing)  "oh, I don't know the story about Joan Crawford."   
 
The host asked about the performers' previous experiences with Follies.  Ron Raines said that he had played the same role (Ben) when he was in his early 30's and that he was too young.    Amazingly, both Jan Maxwell and Danny Burstein said that they had never seen the show and Ms. Maxwell said that she really hadn't known anything about it.  They both said that they couldn't turn down the chance to do a Sondheim show.   The host asked how each actor came to be in the show.   They all said they were offered the parts, except Ron Raines, who said that he had auditioned and was happy to do so.   



Well, doesn't Elaine Paige sound like a total fool?

I liked her a lot in the last SWEENEY TODD revival at City Opera, but it doesn't sound as though she did any real amount of research into her character.
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 06:19:02 PM
DR elmore last night we finally watched the first episode of Downton Abbey. :)

I enjoyed it, especially Eileen Atkins.

i don't see her listed in the cast.

You're right! She's in the new series of UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS. It's Maggie Smith in DOWNTON ABBEY!

Maggie is always a delight. :)
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 06:20:23 PM
cilla does joe have any family?

Well, he does, but Jon and his family are really Joe's only family.   His mom sent him $20 and his brother called and said he was glad he made it and didn't even offer to help.     I don't know what's up with his family.  He comes from a very strict Baptist family.  I don't know if they act this way because it's how they are or because they don't approve of the fact he's gay.  I've never been able to figure it out.   Instead of donating to the Red Cross, I sent the same amount to Joe.

That's a great gesture, DR cillaliz. I would think most of what you'd give to the Red Cross probably goes to administration and a fundraiser who'll ask for more donations.
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Post by: FJL on May 24, 2011, 06:20:53 PM
I'm remembering a few more tidbits:

The actors were asked how their costumes related to the character.  Bernadette said that her character wore red so her long-lost love, Ben, wouldn't miss her.  

They were asked if they approached the songs differently in the show as compared to singing them in concert.   Ron Raines mentioned that people say that they finally understand Sondheim's most well known song "Send in the Clowns" when they see it in
"A Little Night Music."  Bernadette stated that she would probably never sing that song in concert unless there were some way to put it in context.

Any more that comes to mind, much appreciated of you relay it.  (Saw the show three times this past weekend.)
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 06:25:00 PM
I am still stuffed from a 2 o'clock lunch. I simply can't eat big meals anymore--that is, comfortably. We ate at Talpa, a Mexican restaurant that Jose knows.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 06:25:14 PM
cilla does joe have any family?

Well, he does, but Jon and his family are really Joe's only family.   His mom sent him $20 and his brother called and said he was glad he made it and didn't even offer to help.     I don't know what's up with his family.  He comes from a very strict Baptist family.  I don't know if they act this way because it's how they are or because they don't approve of the fact he's gay.  I've never been able to figure it out.   Instead of donating to the Red Cross, I sent the same amount to Joe.

That's a great gesture, DR cillaliz. I would think most of what you'd give to the Red Cross probably goes to administration and a fundraiser who'll ask for more donations.
I know the Red Cross does a lot of good work, but I am inclined to agree on disaster relief. So, are there any good charities that will actually help the people of Joplin? I'm thinking my Lutheran insurance company might help, but I'm not entirely sure. They usually do in these cases and they match donations up to a certain point.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 06:25:31 PM
Thanks to both Jane and KevinH for the birthday wishes!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 06:25:49 PM
From the comments, or lack of them, I feared if he had family they were useless.  Thank goodness for your family & that he has a place to live.  Did he own or rent the house?

He rented and had no insurance.  He drives my sister's old van.  they got the van out, but the back windows were all blown out, so he's going to have to get them fixed right away.  He does restoration on homes and is a good carpenter.  Luckily his tools are ok and there will be lots of work for him once he's on his feet.  He has no furniture, tv, etc.  The kitchen stuff is ok, and he was able to salvage some other things.  They are drying out his computer and other electronics  hoping that they may possibly still work.  I guess they were able to get his scooter out of the garage today.  So he has that too.   I know he's only one of many, but he's like family, so he's the one I'm most concerned about.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 06:26:08 PM
I loved Eileen Atkins in UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS. I thought she was wonderful.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 06:31:49 PM
Jane, I believe there is only one season so far of DOWNTON ABBEY, but I heard another is/may be in the works.

I thought it funny to see Brendon Coyle in both shows, too.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 06:35:19 PM
Jane, I believe there is only one season so far of DOWNTON ABBEY, but I heard another is/may be in the works.

I thought it funny to see Brendon Coyle in both shows, too.

Season Two is already in the can, I think, for a late 2011 season in England.
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Post by: TCB on May 24, 2011, 06:42:02 PM
Greetings one and all!
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Post by: TCB on May 24, 2011, 06:42:27 PM





G'night!
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Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 06:43:23 PM
Just got off the phone with my nephew, who turned 34 today ("Sunrise , sunset...).  He's a personal trainer now and if you fitness fans want to check out his online program,  here's a link:

http://bizybodyfitness.biz/
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Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 06:47:02 PM
That's amazing, FJL, seeing Follies three times in one weekend!    I think I will go back before it leaves. 
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 06:47:17 PM
DRs, my college friend Craig needs vibes. He's having surgery for a tumor in the morning and I'm praying it goes well.  We were really good friends when i was a grad student and I want him to come out of this alive and well.
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 06:48:10 PM
Just got off the phone with my nephew, who turned 34 today ("Sunrise , sunset...).  He's a personal trainer now and if you fitness fans want to check out his online program,  here's a link:

http://bizybodyfitness.biz/

Oh, dear! Will our DR MBarnum start stalking him, waiting till he turns 70 and of a good dating age?
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Post by: elmore3003 on May 24, 2011, 06:49:06 PM
That's amazing, FJL, seeing Follies three times in one weekend!    I think I will go back before it leaves. 

Amazing is certainly one word for it! :)
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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 06:54:59 PM
DRs, my college friend Craig needs vibes. He's having surgery for a tumor in the morning and I'm praying it goes well.  We were really good friends when i was a grad student and I want him to come out of this alive and well.
Vibes and prayers for Craig.
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Post by: KevinH on May 24, 2011, 06:59:37 PM
Vibes for your friend, DR elmore.
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 06:59:59 PM
darn, i can't quote anyone!!!
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 07:01:02 PM
DRs, my college friend Craig needs vibes. He's having surgery for a tumor in the morning and I'm praying it goes well.  We were really good friends when i was a grad student and I want him to come out of this alive and well.


VIBES TO CRAIG~~~~~~
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 07:01:49 PM
DR Jeanne, i hate to tell you this on your special day but Lark Rise is wrapping it up:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1349538/Lark-Rise-To-Candleford-axed-end-current-series-bosses-decide-quit-ahead.html
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Post by: Ginny on May 24, 2011, 07:03:43 PM
Vibes to DR Elmore's college friend Craig!
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 07:05:43 PM
I'm relived to know Joe has his tools & he should be able to get work very soon.  People will be needing his skills & it will be good for him to be part of the rebuilding.

you & jon have made this a personal experience for me as well. 
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 07:06:13 PM
DR elmore VIBES FOR YOUR FRIEND CRAIG!!!!
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 07:07:41 PM
DR Jeanne, i hate to tell you this on your special day but Lark Rise is wrapping it up:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1349538/Lark-Rise-To-Candleford-axed-end-current-series-bosses-decide-quit-ahead.html


Yes, Jane. I already saw the final episode. I think they did a fine job and I'd prefer they end it on a high note.
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 07:10:00 PM
Vibes to Larry's friend Craig for a successful outcome and the best of health in the future!
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Post by: Jeanne on May 24, 2011, 07:10:25 PM
I am sooooooo full!
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 07:13:33 PM
Jane, I believe there is only one season so far of DOWNTON ABBEY, but I heard another is/may be in the works.

I thought it funny to see Brendon Coyle in both shows, too.

IMDB shows 2 seasons.  you also went directly from one show ti the other?  we don't have a decent pictore for PBS and have to wait for the DVD'S.  I'm glad you liked the last episode of lark rise.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606375/episodes
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Post by: Jane on May 24, 2011, 07:14:46 PM
'night
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 07:15:54 PM
Good Evening!

~~~~~SAFE AND SOUND VIBES TO THOSE IN DALLAS AND OKLAHOMA~~~~~
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Post by: Ginny on May 24, 2011, 07:21:38 PM
Just watched the GLEE season finale and it made me want to be in NYC!
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Post by: FJL on May 24, 2011, 07:51:00 PM
That's amazing, FJL, seeing Follies three times in one weekend!    I think I will go back before it leaves. 

We had planned since getting the tickets in November to see it twice at first (Friday and Sunday), since FOLLIES was the point of our trip.  But then subscriber-price seats suddenly opened up for the actual opening night performance - so we thought it would be fun to see the actual performance the main critics would be attending as long as we were in town anyway.
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Post by: FJL on May 24, 2011, 07:54:03 PM
Vibes for Larry's friend Craig
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Post by: John G. on May 24, 2011, 08:15:26 PM
Night, all.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 08:55:39 PM

Yesterday DR TCB wrote:
Quote
Do you not usually have newspapers on holidays, Jennifer?

Usually no, which is why i was surprised.

Is it common in the US to have newspapers on holidays?


DR Jennifer - Most major newspapers in the US - even the minor ones - publish seven days a week. It's not "common", it just is business as usual.
Title: Re: IF THE SHOE FITS
Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 09:01:47 PM
Why is it the people with the smallest parts are the most irritating and picky about their costumes?  When it doesn't even really matter what they wear......the woman who plays the part of the farmer's wife in the Iowa Stubborn "American Gothic" moment and the farmer himself - keep making demands about how they need this or that.....

Last night she said to me (she has bleached blonde hair) - "How do I make my hair gray....are you going to buy me hair spray or will you use baby powder on me?"

I said...No, you will wear a wig - no need to spend all that time [ie money] on you.

Well in the picture she is wearing a bun and the hair is parted in the middle.

You will wear whatever gray wig we have upstairs.

In BOTH of the other shows I have been in with her - she decided one night to just not come to a performance because she was "tired" and needed to rest....


...And that's when you tell her that's when they took the cast photos. Sorry.
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Post by: MBarnum on May 24, 2011, 09:03:36 PM
A round of mega vibes, on me!
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Post by: MBarnum on May 24, 2011, 09:07:26 PM
Watched, or rather listened, to this video of a group of about 20 people taking shelter in a Joplin gas station mini-mart. You can't see much, but the sound of the tornado ripping the area up is truly frightening!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQnvxJZucds&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQnvxJZucds&feature=related)
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Post by: MBarnum on May 24, 2011, 09:09:28 PM
Here one of the survivors shows that same mini-mart gas station after the tornado. It is unbelievable that those people survived.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-P4P68YyNM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-P4P68YyNM)
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 09:16:55 PM
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150201028449349&comments (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150201028449349&comments)

This is a video that Jon took today from Joe's house.  There were 15 trees in the yard.  You can see a little of Joe in the photo. Jon climbed up on the chimney to take this.   
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Post by: Cillaliz on May 24, 2011, 09:41:51 PM
I hear thunder, but it's time for me to get some sleep.  Night
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 09:48:35 PM
In rehearsal for our 8th grade <ahem> project of Grease - scene changes are killing us! - Well, them, anyway!

Why the "<ahem>"?
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 09:53:04 PM
Rehearsal was fine - as always everyone just feeling their way through the songs and getting used to the arrangements.  So, homework to be done.  We especially had a difficult time with the thirteen-year-old's number, Hey There Good Times.  It's very odd - the show key is for guys, so we had to lower it, but it's very rangy and the low stuff was too low, so we fudged those and took them up a step higher, but kept all the other key changes where they were - there are a LOT of key changes and some of them are pretty weird anyway, so it works fine.  But Melody, who usually knows her stuff by heart at the first rehearsal, hadn't been able to learn it properly from the track, so it took a while - the MD is making her an mp3 of just the melody and she'll be able to lock it in from that.  This is the first time I'm not having one of the five cast members opening the show - Melody is - I have a really funny running gag in the show - it begins with Melody - the MD plays the famous opening vamp to Big Spender and Melody smiles slyly - then goes into Hey There Good Times.  Then we repeat the vamp four other times throughout the show, but every time the singer sings a completely different song.  Then we'll finally do a chorus at the end.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 09:53:33 PM
Well, today the cast started making music from what they learned yesterday, and they're a wonderful group of performers.  The bluegrass "Christmas Time's A-Comin" sounded so good with the fiddle, guitars, accordion and bass imptovising that I wanted to call my sister-in-law JoAnn and have them serenade her. I really wish my dad were still alive to come to the reading on Friday; he'd think he'd died and gone to heaven!

DR elmore - I'm sure your dad will be listening on Friday.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 09:55:22 PM
I think the tryptophan an thing is correct, I had a turkey sandwich for lunch, and now I'm dead tired.  I think I may head to the workout room and workout a bit.  I have a <cough>date<cough> this eve... it's an interesting one as we are getting together to listen to Love Never Dies  (yes, on purpose - DON'T JUDGE ME!!!  LOL)  and I kinda want to be awake. 

DR Matthew - First an "<ahem>", and now a "<cough>"... Are you feeling all right?

;)
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 09:56:10 PM
Then Melody, her family and I went to Mo's for dinner.  There was a big party of people at the next table - I took no notice until I was halfway through my food, at which point I realized I knew two of the people - so I said hi.  It was a get-together of the ex-Hamilton High drama teacher that I know, and the folks who just worked on the Hamilton Pippin.  The new director is, apparently, not so hot, but they were smart enough to have two Pippin alums choreograph - Sandahl Bergman and Kathryn Ann Wright, both of whom I saw in the show and both of whom were there.  Since I'd had a tremendous crush on Kathryn Ann Wright when I saw the show, it was a treat to finally meet her.  And Sandhal Bergman - still stunningly beautiful at sixty.  Amazing, really.
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Post by: bk on May 24, 2011, 09:56:29 PM
I'm going to have some ice cream and watch a little of a motion picture.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 09:57:41 PM
Friend of Dorothy=code for Gay

Oh right, someone take my card away!!

DR Matthew - Did you ever have one in the first place? ;D
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Post by: Matthew on May 24, 2011, 10:05:30 PM
Friend of Dorothy=code for Gay

Oh right, someone take my card away!!

DR Matthew - Did you ever have one in the first place? ;D

Yes, I have one... somewhere :)

As for the cough, well - it went fine.  As for the ahem - well, it's a project :)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 10:13:15 PM
Continued:

Some of the audience members managed to make the questions about themselves.  Two or three mentioned seeing the original production.  After that a young man of about 20 stated that "believe it or not, I didn't see the show in 1971."  One guy stated that he "talked a lot" because he was from New York.  He asked if the show was coming to Broadway and the cast said they didn't know.  He pressed them to see if they had any idea and they really didn't.  Mr. Raines said "we just opened here and we're thrilled."

DR KevinH - I attend the New York Times' TimesTalks (http://nytimes.whsites.net/timestalks/) every now and then, and, alas, without fail, during the QUESTION and ANSWER section after each talk, there's at least one or two - or three(!) - people who don't really ask a question. It's always fun(?) watching how the moderator and the panelists handle the non-interaction.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 10:17:13 PM
I'm remembering a few more tidbits:

The actors were asked how their costumes related to the character.  Bernadette said that her character wore red so her long-lost love, Ben, wouldn't miss her.  

They were asked if they approached the songs differently in the show as compared to singing them in concert.   Ron Raines mentioned that people say that they finally understand Sondheim's most well known song "Send in the Clowns" when they see it in
"A Little Night Music."  Bernadette stated that she would probably never sing that song in concert unless there were some way to put it in context.

DR KevinH - Thanks for your Follies reports.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 10:18:46 PM
~~~~~VIBES FOR DR ELMORE'S DEAR FRIEND CRAIG~~~~~
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 10:24:52 PM
That's amazing, FJL, seeing Follies three times in one weekend!    I think I will go back before it leaves. 

Amazing is certainly one word for it! :)

So...

DR elmore - If it somehow worked out for you to get down to DC to see this production of Follies, would you? Or would your personal disdain for the director prevent you from enjoying the work of your friends and colleagues - Ron Raines, Terri White, Warren Carlyle, etc.? Certainly you don't think lesser of them for being a part of this production.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 10:38:40 PM
Oh...

Backtracking to last night...

The three mini-musicals I saw last night were presented by the National Asian Artists Project (http://www.naaproject.org/) - which was founded by the wonderful Baayork Lee. I had played the auditions for this presentation, so...

The three musicals were presented in a semi-staged concert format (binders-in-hand, music stands, keyboard, no mics(!)). They were:

Birth Day by J. Oconer Navarro
Crossing Over by Timothy Huang
The Train to Chicago by Tom Kenaston and Tom Paitson Kelly

It turned out that Crossing Over featured Lori Tan Chinn who I hadn't seen in a couple of years. She was "Bloody Mary" when I did South Pacific at Arena Stage (which starred the lovely Kate Baldwin* as Nelly Forbush). We had a nice mini-reunion after the show.

*And it was just announced that Kate will be returning to Arena Stage at the end of next season as Marian in The Music Man. -Of course, I'm wondering if her husband, Graham Rowat, will be trying out for Harold Hill. ;)
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 10:58:59 PM
And...

It was interesting watching a company of Asian-American actors portraying characters that were not explicitly Asian-American.  The first two pieces took place "today", they were contemporary. There was no "implication" of race. However, the last piece, The Train To Chicago was set in the Midwest during World War II, and the actors were most definitely portraying non-Asian-Americans. And as an Asian-American myself, well... It was quite a thought-provoking evening. -But that's part of the mission of NAAP.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 11:02:13 PM
And...

It turns out the the composer of The Train to Chicago, Tom Kenaston (http://tomkenaston.com/index.html), was a student of DR FJL's ever-lovin' Skip at the BMI-Lehman Musical Theatre Workshop.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 11:07:14 PM
~~~~~CONTINUED VIBES TO DR JHVW AND JOE~~~~~

And I really hope that line of storms that moved through there tonight did not cause any more harm.
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Post by: JoseSPiano on May 24, 2011, 11:15:30 PM
And since I'm meeting a friend for lunch in 10 hours...

Goodnight.
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Post by: George on May 25, 2011, 12:03:27 AM
And now, I'm off to the Washington Center's Volunteer appreciation night!  I'm sure they'll announce some really good performers for their next season! :D

Until later!

Tonight's volunteer appreciation night was fun!  They had a fancy spread and some very nice desserts.  As for the performers, here are some of the highlights (in no particular order):

* Lorna Luft:  "Songs My Mother Taught Me (http://www.lornaluft.com/bio.songs.htm)"
* India.Arie (http://www.indiaarie.com/) and Iden Reichel
* "Cocktails with Larry Miller (http://www.sweetwoodproductions.com/cocktails/)"
* The Miles Davis Experience: 1949-1959 (http://www.camimusic.com/details.asp?webid=2158)
* Momix:  Bontanica (http://www.mosespendleton.com/works-botanica.html)
* ScrapArtsMusic (http://www.scrapartsmusic.com/)
* The Capitol Steps (http://www.capsteps.com/)
* Playing For Change (http://www.playingforchange.com/)

and many others.  As for touring shows, they're going to bring in Spamalot!, Young Frankenstein AND In the Heights!  They also might bring in a tour of Brigadoon.  They have a spot open and were thinking about something a little more traditional.

Those are just some of the highlights of the 2011-2012 season at the  Washington Center for the Performing Arts (http://www.washingtoncenter.org/)! ;D