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Re:OUT OF THE CLOSET
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2008, 07:21:33 AM »

TV Reminders:

MEDIUM returns tonight!!!

NBC brings on a new gameshow to replace AMERICAN GLADIATORS.

New episodes of OLD CHRiSTINE and WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN on CBS

A new SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES on Fox.
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2008, 07:26:19 AM »

I am really really looking forward to MEDIUM tonight.

There are also the season finales of:

PRISON BREAK and DANCE WARS.
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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2008, 07:34:44 AM »

Page Two Toto Dance!!!


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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2008, 07:36:51 AM »

Today I begin the big project that I've been dreading just a bit - THE LAST EMPEROR. I wish I liked the movie more. It's grand and sweeping, but it's a cold epic, at least that was my initial reaction all those years ago when it was released. I've never watched it since.

There are at least four feature-length documentaries also in this big box, so I'll have my hands full with it for the next several days (taking time out for favorite TV shows, of course!)
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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2008, 07:42:40 AM »

Monday morning greetings!  It's my day off and I've already been to the dentist for my 6-month check-up and cleaning (Look, Ma, no cavities!).  Richard and I are going out to my mom's for dinner and to a concert there at her retirement community by the Miami University Men's Glee Club.  Wonder if Richard will go up to sing when they invite alumni?
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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2008, 07:49:05 AM »


I saw this movie opening weekend in a theater whose audience was 98% African-American, and they were rapturous with every song and production number. I thought the roof was coming off the theater with "No Bad News," and Horne's "If You Believe" and Ross' "Home" got STANDING OVATIONS! I just sat still and cringed at how deadly the film was paced.

This was exactly MY experience, DR MATTH....I guess I was watching a different movie than the rest of the audience.



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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2008, 07:49:57 AM »

Encourage him to go up and sing, DR GINNY!!!

Yes, I too am looking forward to COMPANY.....
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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2008, 08:00:32 AM »

Yes, I too am looking forward to COMPANY.....

You can view a clip of a portion of the opening number over at pbs.org...

That hardwood floor does look pretty darn good!    8)
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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2008, 08:00:53 AM »

This was exactly MY experience, DR MATTH....I guess I was watching a different movie than the rest of the audience.



 :P

I have to say when I saw how bad this was and how poorly it did at the box-office, I truly believed film musicals (except for an occasional Fosse movie or Broadway adaptation) were over.
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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2008, 08:01:26 AM »

But Alive!
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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2008, 08:03:15 AM »

But Alive!


We won't know until the autopsy . . .
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« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2008, 08:03:21 AM »

You can view a clip of a portion of the opening number over at pbs.org...

That hardwood floor does look pretty darn good!    8)

Getting the rhythms down and the entrances of the "Bobby/Baby" stuff in that opening number right were some of the most difficult things I ever did in theater. (Learning my harmony part for "Cabaret" in AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND was another.)
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« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2008, 08:03:22 AM »

I did notice a few of the BIG set pieces from THE WIZ redressed and used in the XANADU finale....
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« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2008, 08:04:14 AM »

We won't know until the autopsy . . .

I see Nurse Ratched is in attendance.  ;D
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« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2008, 08:09:18 AM »

Well it looks like yesterday's cheerleader, DR TCB his veryownself, is back up and at 'em this morning.

His pom-poms must be refreshed!   ;)
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« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2008, 08:14:19 AM »

I'm heading down now to get cleaned up for my lunch out with best friend John (yes, he's working today).

WBBL.
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« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2008, 08:17:28 AM »

A little pre-Wiz (hmmm, how unseemly) Charlie Smalls trivia:  One of Portland's jazz legends is vocalist Nancy King, who regaled me with this story:  she was part of a band that was briefly signed by A&M, called Charlie Smalls & Company.   They had one single (whose name I can't recall right now, I want to say "Sunflower" or "Sunbird" or something like that) that evidently charted quite high in L.A., but not nationally.  They never finished recording a complete album because Charlie (this is according to Nancy) made off with the advance and went to little ol' NYC, where he wrote The Wiz.
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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2008, 08:22:51 AM »

A little pre-Wiz

"First, you take a leek..."       8)
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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2008, 08:23:40 AM »

A little pre-Wiz (hmmm, how unseemly) Charlie Smalls trivia:  One of Portland's jazz legends is vocalist Nancy King, who regaled me with this story:  she was part of a band that was briefly signed by A&M, called Charlie Smalls & Company.   They had one single (whose name I can't recall right now, I want to say "Sunflower" or "Sunbird" or something like that) that evidently charted quite high in L.A., but not nationally.  They never finished recording a complete album because Charlie (this is according to Nancy) made off with the advance and went to little ol' NYC, where he wrote The Wiz.

And the rest of Broadway history.  

Well as David Merrick said:  "There's a horse's ass for every light on Broadway."
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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2008, 08:24:11 AM »

"First, you take a leek..."       8)

Makes me laugh EVERY time.
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« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2008, 08:26:02 AM »

Happy President's Day to all of our favorite presidents!

Around our house, we celebrate it as Uncle Milly Day. Millard Fillmore is a great-great-great-great-great-great uncle of DR Sandra on her dad's side of the family.

Interestingly, our very own DR Megan can also celebrate Uncle Milly Day - he is her great-great-great-great-great-great uncle on her mother's side of the family.
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« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2008, 08:26:15 AM »

Makes me laugh EVERY time.

I'm simple-minded that way!   :)
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« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2008, 08:27:41 AM »

Nice planetary actions this week, with Uranus being unusually quiet and inactive.

The week begins with Mercury turning direct on February 18, offering confidence about the future. Later the same day, the Sun enters the dream-seeker sign of Pisces, urging you to tune in to your goals. The Virgo lunar eclipse on February 20 brings an emotional emphasis to your self-care plan, while the Sun opposite Saturn on February 24 prompts you to stand back and take a realistic look at where you are and where you're headed.
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« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2008, 08:28:23 AM »

Congratulations to President Millard Fillmore and all of his descendants!
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« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2008, 08:30:54 AM »

Uncle Milly's greatest achievement is having the first bathtub with running water installed in the White House.
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« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2008, 08:32:09 AM »

Uncle Milly's last words from his deathbed were "The nourishment is palatable."
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« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2008, 08:32:13 AM »

stand back and take a realistic look at where you are
HHW?

and where you're headed.
The loony farm?
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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2008, 08:33:04 AM »

Uncle Milly's greatest achievement is having the first bathtub with running water installed in the White House.

And his descendents in Arizona succeeded in moving it back out into the backyard!   ;)
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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2008, 08:34:15 AM »

Encourage him to go up and sing, DR GINNY!!!
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He usually does, DR JRand.
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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2008, 08:37:57 AM »

Since we are so close.
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