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Something Unusual: A Grieving Mick

03/21/2014 10:37:40 AM

Mick Jagger, the brash, wriggling frontman of The Rolling Stones, dispels all expectations of a 70-year-old man when he performs.  It may be a shock to even Mick that he and his fellow senior citizens are still not only performing with incredible flash, but selling out arenas at their age..

I Am a Specialty Act

03/16/2014 19:41:22 PM

  Seductive as that may seem, and I know that as you read the title of this blog you must have allowed your mind to wander far and wide into areas I never intended when I put fingers to keyboard and typed that heading out. Yes, for some of you that means a variety of activities of which I have ..

A Lament About Movies

02/17/2014 21:28:37 PM

Do you love movies, or perhaps you prefer to call them “films?” Makes no difference to me. Do you love them whatever you call them? I do and I’ve always loved them except when they tried to smother us with all those all-singing, all-dancing, everyone goes to night clubs in evenin..

Death Comes to Philip Seymour Hoffman

02/02/2014 16:21:57 PM

The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in his apartment’s bathroom. Hoffman is considered to be one of the most gifted and versatile actor/director/writer's today and his sudden, unexpected death has sent shock waves through not only the entertainment community but also those w..

Today I Voted for Film and Actor Awards

01/15/2014 20:15:30 PM

Friday is the cut-off day for anyone who gets to vote in the SAG-AFTRA Awards contest and so today I decided that, yes, I’d take advantage of my privilege and I voted. Who did I vote for and do I think they’ll win? Can’t tell you that because it’s like spoiling the fun of it ..

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Remember who the enemy is

11/30/2013 10:02:03 AM

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate movies that have been adapted from books. Not only do they give me something to consider reading myself, they also open up reading to a whole new audience. Just the other day, I had a friend who watched Catching Fire with her friends and is now considerin..


03/25/2013 14:56:25 PM

I have been roaming this planet for nigh on 60 years and have yet to feel that anything is really too much, or I am too old to grasp the latest in culture or technology. My parents were very much into trying out with somewhat middling success, old stone-age computer games, PONG, or TANK, or whateve..

Being Alive

02/23/2013 14:55:53 PM

In the company of friends No one wants to be alone.  You may want some "alone time," that's different.  Sharing what you have, not just things but yourself too, can be a scary proposition.  The Sunday Night Blog looks at this through examples from the Broadway musical, Company: h..

Memoirs of An A Cappella Sleepover

01/15/2013 09:06:40 AM

This past weekend, I thought I was in heaven. I started to write about the experience: "Right now there are at least 12 male voices echoing in my basement (more are due to arrive). Ranging in tone, volume and expression, the voices laugh, exclaim, sing and hum. This group of young men is playing fo..

Nancy S. Thompson

08/28/2012 10:11:35 AM

I'm very pleased to introduce my guest today. If you don't already know Nancy, you can find out more about her at her blog. What I've learned is that besides looking way too young to have a son in college, she's a gentle, thoughtful, and generous human being with a talent for writing suspense. Wh..

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