Archive for January 2012

POPPED CULTURE

Sunday, January 29th, 2012: POPPED CULTURE The critics raged!  Others celebrities created their own buzz with separate press releases of support.  The actual artist will release her new album worldwide on Tuesday of this week.  Already critics give wide ranging reviews of the album. Two weeks ago, the singer in question – Lana Del Rey…

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THE TELL TALE SIGN OF EXCELLENCE

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012: THE TELL TALE SIGN OF EXCELLENCE An audience sees the show, but what goes on backstage is the telling tale. I love to watch the goings on backstage before a show – how people interact, the way they deal with stage nerves, how they solve problems, scrambling last minute tickets for…

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A CLASSIC

Sunday, January 15, 2012: A CLASSIC A singer/songwriter I work with related that the Scotia Bank Giller Prize winning author was a shy student and a close friend during her early public school years.  The author is Esi Edugyan. A friend gave me her latest fiction novel “Half-Blood Blues” as a gift.  I usually read…

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REHEARSALS THAT ENERGIZE!

Sunday, January 8, 2012: REHEARSALS THAT ENERGIZE! An excellent rehearsal takes preparation, focus on detail, and mostly the ability to read the situation at hand.  Yesterday, the 55 voice performance ensemble Revv52 rehearsed at the Jack Singer rehearsal hall in preparation for our upcoming “Memphis: Great Balls of Fire” shows. Two cameras from Shaw Cable…

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THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME

Sunday, January 1, 2012: THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME I’ve been told that it is the highlight of highlights at any sporting event in Chicago.  One of the hottest tickets this season in Chicago was the December 30th hockey game between rivals Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Black Hawks at the United Center.  Tickets…

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