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[RACHEL PAPO for The New York Sun]<br>BROADWAY MEETS BALLET<br>Smuin Ballet performs at the Joyce Theater until August 19, 2006.
[RACHEL PAPO for The New York Sun]
BROADWAY MEETS BALLET
Smuin Ballet performs at the Joyce Theater until August 19, 2006.

Madonna performs in Germany

Los Angeles Times, 22 August 2006

Madonna performs in Germany

Madonna performs during her concert at the LTU Arena in Dusseldorf, western Germany, on Aug. 20. Madonna brought her worldwide "Confessions" tour to Germany when the pop diva drew a crowd of 45,000 to Dusseldorf's LTU Arena, the first of two concerts in Germany.

[AP/Rene Tillmann]
Madonna performs in Germany
AP/Rene Tillmann
Madonna performs in Germany [fuente]

Jesus Christ Superstar--Live in Concert

martes, 22 de agosto de 2006 09:57
Newsletter 8/21 - Photo Coverage: Jesus Christ Superstar--Live in Concert

Photo Coverage: Jesus Christ Superstar--Live in Concert

by BWW News Desk

A benefit reunion concert of Jesus Christ Superstar, held on Sunday, August 13th at 8 PM at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre (1615 N. Vine St.) in Hollywood, was a great success, selling out all of the theatre's almost one thousand seats. In attendance for the landmark Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera were the likes of Harrison Ford, Janet Jackson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tracie Thoms, Geena Davis, Wayne Brady, Yeardley Smith, Bryan Singer and Danny Bonaduce.

The stars from the film version of the musical--Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman, and Barry Dennen-- starred in the concert, which benefited YouTheatre America! and the Ricardo Montalban Foundation. Neeley played Jesus in the 1973 Norman Jewison film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar, while Elliman (who starred in the original Broadway production) played Mary Magdalene and Dennen was seen as Pontius Pilate. For the reunion concert, they were by Ben Vereen as Judas Iscariot, Clint Holmes as Simon Zealotes and film star Jack Black (Nacho Libre, King Kong) as King Herod. Vereen received a Tony nomination for creating the role of Judas on Broadway. Garry Goddard directed the concert.

The film version of Jesus Christ Superstar, which also starred Carl Anderson as Judas, Larry Marshall as Simon Zealotes and Josh Mostel as King Herod, tells of the last few weeks in the life of Jesus Christ to a pulsing rock operatic score (music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Rice). The score includes the title song, "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Everything's Alright," and "Gethsemane." Jesus Christ Superstar, after a hit London run, ran on Broadway for 711 performances after opening on October 12th, 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

Photos provided by Garry Goddard Entertainment (1-6, 13, 15, 17, 20-22: Gil Smith; 8 and 10: Taylor Jeffs; 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 and 18: Daniel Tam-Lung; 19: Bob Young)

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"El Salón" Club de Baile, en el Auditorio Arévalo (Susana Santorsola)

Susana Santórsola

Espectáculo Coreográfico – Musical

"EL SALÓN" CLUB DE BAILE

Con la actuación de:
Darío Dorzi – Alicia Sampayo

Viernes 25 de agosto de 2006 – 19:00 hs.
Entrada Libre
COMISION DE ACCION CULTURAL
Coordinación: Dra. C.P. Susana I. Santorsola

Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Económicas C.A.B.A.
Auditorio "Arévalo"
Viamonte 1549 6º piso – Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

"El Salón" Club de Baile

Este espectáculo Coreográfico-Musical está enmarcado en el clima de los bailes de salón, proponiendo una sucesión de cuadros cantados en vivo ensamblados en algunas oportunidades por la intervención de un presentador o situaciones teatrales muy breves.

A través del musical, se suceden desde la elegancia de los valses y el slowfoxtrot, la brillantez del cha-cha-cha, hasta la explosión del swing y la sensualidad del bolero.

Cada cuadro cuenta con una variante estética diferente: con todo el impacto del color, la sofisticación y el glamour.

En la Argentina, el Ballroom o Baile Deportivo llega en 1999 de la mano de la primera pareja argentina y latinoamericana compuesta por Darío Dorzi y Alicia Sampayo que comienza a entrenar con Rok Deu, juez y entrenador europeo. Juntos se preparan para participar en las competiciones europeas obteniendo el segundo puesto en Open Latin Barcelona 2001. Su trabajo ha contribuido al desarrollo del Ballroom en Buenos Aires, en el interior del país, y en países latinoamericanos como Costa Rica y Chile.

PROGRAMA

Tango argentino - Vals inglés - Vals vienés
Quickstep - Rumba bolero - Cha Cha Cha
Samba - Jive

Integrantes:

Cantantes: Héctor Pilatti – Diana Pereyra

1° Pareja argentina de Bailes de Salón y Competición: Darío Dorzi – Alicia Sampayo

Parejas de Bailes de Salón, acompañantes: César y Soledad – Raúl y Nancy – Pablo y Alejandra

Bailarín de Tango: César Olguín

Asesoramiento artístico: Guillermo Hermida

Dirección General: Darío Dorzi – Alicia Sampayo

Diana Pereyra
Ha acompañado a artistas como Ricardo Montaner, Manuel Wirtz, Valeria Lynch. Grabó coros para discografía de Sergio Dennis, V. Lynch, Marcelo Morales. Participó en comedias musicales como "Están tocando nuestra canción" (1991), "Mi bella dama (2000), "Fiebre de Sábado por la noche" (2001). Programas de Tv: Badía & Cñía., Soñando con Valeria, Más te Vale, La noche del domingo. Ha grabado jingles para Peugeot, Pampero infantil, Budweiser, Eco de los Andes, etc.

Héctor Pilatti
Intervino en espectáculos teatrales y comeidas musicales como "Fiebre del Sábado por la noche" (2001), "Mi Bella Dama" (2000), "Gotan", coprotagonizando junto a Susana Rinaldi y Raúl Lavié (1995-1996), "El Fausto" (1997), "El Loco de Asís" (1993), "Están tocando nuestra canción" (1992), "Molly Brown" y "La Mujer del año" (junto a Susana Giménez). Ha acompañado a artistas nacionales e internacionales: Rocío Jurado, Valeria Lynch, Luis Aguilé. Programas de TV: "El ombligo del mundo" (A. Dolina), "Los Monstruos y sus máquinas voladoras", "La Barra de Dolina", "Badía & Cía.". Participó en varias películas, entre ellas: "Tango", "El exilio de Gardel" y "Tango Bar".

bailesdesalon.com.ar

Alicia Sampayo, Darío Dorzi
Alicia Sampayo, Darío Dorzi

Coordinación en Ocho Cintas (Alberto Agüero)

lunes, 21 de agosto de 2006 15:27
coordinación

Alberto Agüero

Augusto te envìo material de coordinaciòn para la Newsletter.Un Abrazo.

“What would you do with Eight Treadmills?”
(Awesome music video made by four guys using eight treadmills.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA (video no disponible)

Alberto Agüero

Muchas gracias Alberto por el impresionante aporte !!!

- Profe Walter Herrera, tan pronto haya 8 cintas abrimos el casting para seleccionar los cuatro bailarines/gimnastas/atletas ! Jajajá !

World Tango Championship

lunes, 21 de agosto de 2006 15:42
Economist.com Cities Guide: Buenos Aires Briefing - August 2006

The Economist Cities Guide

...

Catch if you can
August 2006

World Tango Championship

August 17th-27th 2006

Part of La Rural, the city's massive convention centre, will be converted into a sultry milonga this month for the fourth annual World Tango Championship. Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 participants from across the world. In addition to competitions in two distinct dance styles, there is also a series of tango music concerts. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

La Rural, Avenida Santa Fe 4201 and Avenida Sarmiento 2704, Palermo. Tel: +54 0 (11) 4779-5300. Open: daily 5pm-1am (August 19th-20th, 2pm-1am). See the championship's website. mundialdetango.gov.ar/index_e.php

Semana Internacional del Arte y la Salud (Claudia Tarazona)

Claudia Tarazona

Semana Internacional del arte y la salud

Hace algunas semanas se celebró la Semana internacional del arte y la salud. En ocho países del mundo se llevaron a cabo actividades relacionadas con la danza, el teatro, la música y la salud. Participaron centros culturales, el IUNA, escritores, artistas y músicos.

Los Payamédicos no podían estar ausentes. Así, el viernes 7 de julio nos reunimos (casi 70 entre payamédicos y otros) en el Centro Cultural Tadrón en Palermo Viejo y de allí fuimos caminando con la bandera de Payamédicos en alto hasta el Hospital Madame Curie en Parque Centenario, un hospital para pacientes con cáncer.

Para los que ya han leído mis crónicas anteriores tal vez les suenen reiterativas mis palabras y descripciones.

Fue una tarde maravillosa.

La gente por la calle saludaba, los colectiveros tocaban bocina, nos alentaban en la tarea, nos preguntaban de qué se trataba.

Repartimos sonrisas, globos y todo lo mejor de nosotros, lo que nos sale del corazón.

Llegamos al hospital y nos organizamos en grupos, siempre dirigidos por un payamédico-terapeuta; ellos son los profesionales. Nos esperaba una tarde movida. (payamedicos.org.ar)

Nos recibió el jefe de una de las salas, el Dr. Vivaldi….. ¡qué apellido! Eso nos dio pie para improvisar una orquesta, y tocar nuestros instrumentos: guitarra hecha con una chata, que no se imaginan cómo suena, flauta, etc, etc y recrear algo parecido a Las Cuatro Estaciones. (con perdón del verdadero Vivaldi).

Visitamos a Susana, pequeñita entre las sábanas, delgada, cara huesuda, con unos increíbles ojos celestes. Hablamos de muchas cosas con ella. Le regalamos una cuantas burbujas con el burbujero, que con su mano libre (en la otra tenía una vía) intentó atrapar. “¿Saben por qué las quiero atrapar?”, nos preguntó. Porque están llenas de amor, y las voy a guardar aquí debajo de mi frazada para que me acompañen siempre.

Susana quería dormirse, pero no sola. Por eso, le dimos la mano y prometimos quedarnos al costado de su cama hasta que se durmiera. Mientras hicimos sonar nuestra cajita de música, una música suave que sonaba a canción de cuna.

Y se durmió con una sonrisa dibujada en el rostro. Tal vez en unos días más, querida Susana no estés más allí…. Pero te habrás llevado nuestras burbujas.

Visitamos a las tres “modelos” de la sala vecina. Estaban de muy buen humor, tres mujeres de alrededor de 50 pirulos. Nuestros atuendos de payasos suelen ser ridículos y despertar ternura. Pero estas tres nos empezaron a hacer bromas porque nos veíamos muy “fashion” según ellas. Y esto nos dio una idea…. ¡Desfile de modas en la sala de internación! Una de ellas con el suero a cuestas no dudó en ponerse de pie y empezar a caminar y lucir su camisón y pantuflas. Otra muy “preocupada por su look” porque se le caía el cabello por esta quimio le preguntó a uno de mis compañeros cómo hacía para tener tan lindo el cabello (por supuesto una broma, porque su peluca es muy ridícula). A lo que él le sugirió que usara aloe vera todos los días.

Y bromas van y bromas vienen, terminamos con una canción para cerrar el show.

Qué espíritu, Dios mío. El protagonismo y creatividad de estas tres pacientes ante el pequeño estímulo y las locuras y los juegos que propusimos fue sorprendente. Nosotros pasamos a ser casi espectadores. Y ellas dieron rienda suelta a sus emociones.

Susana… las tres modelos… el Dr. Vivaldi … los enfermeros en el pasillo… Los familiares… el llanto y la risa…. Qué tarde maravillosa pasamos en el Madame Curie.

Claudia Tarazona
[Foto Juan (petrusa) Waissman]
Claudia Tarazona
Foto Juan (petrusa) Waissman [fuente]

Weekend in New York: Times Square

The New York Times, August 20, 2006
Weekend in New York

In and Around Times Square

[Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times]
Jimmy Glenn, center, in his bar, Jimmy’s Corner, on 44th Street.
Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times
Jimmy Glenn, center, in his bar, Jimmy’s Corner, on 44th Street. [fuente]
travel2.nytimes.com/2006/08/20 ... /20weekend.html

By SETH KUGEL

TIMES SQUARE is “overrated.”

At least, that’s the category Frommer’s plunked it in in its 2006 guide to New York City. Most New Yorkers and regular visitors probably agree. Other adjectives that cling to Times Square and its surrounding blocks like sidewalk chewing gum include: crowded, touristy, Disneyfied, overpriced and maddening.

But if you’re a first-time visitor, you’re going to go anyway. And even the most jaded have to admit that soaking up the neon anarchy and peering up at the huge television screens is pretty cool.

Deciding what to do beyond that, though, requires sorting the Times Square wheat from the Times Square chaff. By chaff, we mean the stuff that can be found in any mall in America. You know: Toys “R” Us (even if it does have a Ferris wheel), Olive Garden, the red-and-yellow twinkle of McDonald’s and the venti number of Starbucks. Then there are those tourist shops that, straight-faced, sell $30 Statue of Liberty gold plates.

Start by trying to look beyond all that neon, to where some intriguing buildings lurk. In 1905, The New York Times officially moved into the newly built Times Building on 42nd Street in what was Longacre Square, which had been renamed in the newspaper’s honor. In celebration of the move, the skyscraper was the center of a New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31, 1904, that became a tradition. The building, subsequently known as the Times Tower, is now known as 1 Times Square, and The Times long ago moved a bit west to 43rd Street.

Nearby is a Beaux-Arts-style red-brick building at 42nd and Broadway that was built as the Knickerbocker Hotel, where Caruso once lived. The Paramount Building (1926), at 44th Street, is topped with an elegant clock and globe that even some New Yorkers have never bothered craning their necks to see. And, of course, there are the many theaters, including the Art Nouveau New Amsterdam rebuilt by Disney last decade; it was once the home of the Ziegfeld Follies.

There are even some worthwhile shops that do not have branches throughout America. The Drama Book Shop, an independent bookstore, has everything theater obsessives need, and several things they probably don’t (say, a William Shakespeare action figure and Northern Irish dialect CD’s). Kaufman’s Army & Navy is a musty, chaotic spot for camouflage and boots; it is one of the few true military surplus stores still around. Look for the two wooden-wheeled United States Army Hotchkiss mountain cannons from the Spanish-American War squatting outside.

On 48th Street, just east of Seventh Avenue, is a cluster of music shops including Manny’s Music, which sells everything from $12,000 guitars to an eclectic bouquet of microphones. Of course, there is still no shortage of shops selling X-rated DVD’s and sex toys, but the bad old days of prostitutes and street hustlers are mostly gone, regardless of what David Letterman’s monologues imply.

Now for the tricky part: where to eat. Right in the square itself, there are a lot of gaudiness and national chains. But a short walk away, in Clinton, is one of New York’s great ethnic eating strips, Ninth Avenue, with everything from Mexican to Thai to Afghan. Just off Ninth is the Little Pie Company’s celebrated sour cream apple walnut pie for $6. Near the hulking Port Authority bus terminal, the Cupcake Cafe is a shockingly homey spot for a breakfast of homemade doughnuts or muffins. The coffee is a buck, self-serve, and the milk is in actual cartons, hidden in a wooden refrigerator.

Then there’s the bargain block: Ninth Avenue between 41st and 42nd Street. On the corner of 41st is the ivory-billed woodpecker of the pizza industry: a dollar-a-slice shop. Take good video, or your hometown pizza-guzzlers won’t believe you. On the other end of the block, Papaya Dog is full of 99-cent bargains. In fact, you can get a hot dog and a scoop of ice cream there for two cents less than the withdrawal fee at the Citibank A.T.M. across the street (but only if you insist on your two pennies in change).

That block also has one of the neighborhood’s reasonably priced bars, Dave’s Tavern, where a Budweiser is $3 and a pitcher $10. There’s also Rudy’s Bar and Grill up the street. But the obvious winner and still-reigning Times Square hole-in-the-wall champion is Jimmy’s Corner, a slender bar tucked into 44th Street just east of the square. Boxing memorabilia cover the walls, and if boxing is on television somewhere, it’s on Jimmy’s televisions. Jimmy Glenn himself, a boxing trainer who opened the place 35 years ago, is a regular nighttime presence.

Relaxing seems antithetical to Times Square, but a block to the east sits Bryant Park on the Avenue of the Americas between 40th and 42nd Streets, where a canopy of London plane trees brings serenity to numbed minds trembling from neon overload. And if you want culture, don’t pay Broadway prices. Try the International Center of Photography, the only non-Madame Tussaud museum nearby. Admission is $10, and worth it — unless you’d rather have four pizza slices, four hot dogs and a double scoop of ice cream.

VISITOR INFORMATION

All businesses listed are open seven days a week, unless noted.

BUILDINGS OF INTEREST
1 Times Square (former Times Tower): between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
Paramount Building. 1501 Broadway, at 44th Street.
(Former) Knickerbocker Hotel, 1466 Broadway, at 42nd Street
New Amsterdam Theater, 214 West 42nd Street.

SHOPS:
Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street; (212) 944-0595.
Kaufman’s Army & Navy, 319 West 42nd Street; (212) 757-5670, closed Sundays.
Manny’s Music, 156 West 48th Street; (212) 819-0576.

FOOD
Little Pie Company, 424 West 43rd Street; (212) 736-4780.
Cupcake Cafe, 545 Ninth Avenue, at 41st Street; (212) 465-1530.
99¢ Fresh Pizza, 569 Ninth Avenue, at 41st Street; (212) 268-1461.
Papaya Dog, 400 West 42nd Street; (212) 629-0632.
Dave’s Tavern, 574 Ninth Avenue, at 42nd Street; (212) 244-4408.
Jimmy’s Corner, 140 West 44th Street; (212) 221-9510.

CULTURE
International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street, (212) 857-0000; icp.org.

travel2.nytimes.com/2006/08/20 ... /20weekend.html

[Ilustración Alejandro Lapeyre]
Ilustración Alejandro Lapeyre

Times Square (con mejoras.-)

Holaaaaaaaa!! (Cris Salcedo)

sábado, 19 de agosto de 2006 17:36
Holaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Cris Salcedo

Holaaaaaaaa, querido Augus y amigos de siempre!!
aquì de vuelta en la rutina. LLegue a Cerdanyola y con el frente frio de Groelandia,
me he cogido una gripe tremenda. -
Què tal el baile del 12/8 estuvo lindo?? al mejor estilo nuestro??.
Les cuento que sì Dios quiere, a fin de mes me irè a encontrar junto con mi
maridito con unos amigos de Argentina., en Argaves (Portugal).
De ahì mandaré fotos y comentarios. No , sè si del nivel de Ariel!!! jaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, pero algo harè.
Mi escapadita serà de 5 dìas.
Hola, Olga ya estoy aquì, te estoy llamando esta semana para vernos. Pues el 28 y 29
trabajo, y despuès me voy!.
Les envìo un abrazo grandote, y seguimos comunicadosssssssssssssss,
Cris

Broadway´s Touring Shows. Economics

The New York Times, August 20, 2006

Broadway’s Touring Shows Find Seats Harder to Sell

By DAVID LEONHARDT

WHEN the curtain of the Auditorium Theater in Rochester rose on “Hairspray” one November night almost three years ago, expectations were understandably high. It was the fifth stop on the musical’s national tour, which had begun just a couple of months after the show won eight Tony Awards. Variety had predicted that the tour would “undoubtedly march from sellout to sellout this season.”

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David Leonhardt writes an economics column that appears on Wednesdays in the Business section.

nytimes.com/2006/08/20/theater/20leon.html

Pacific Northwest Ballet

The New York Times, August 21, 2006
Dance Review

East Coast Alumnus Returns, Leading Pacific Northwest Ballet

[Nancy Palmieri for The New York Times]
Lesley Rausch and Christophe Maraval of Pacific Northwest Ballet, performing in Paul Gibson’s “Piano Dance,” which is set to 10 piano pieces by five composers.
Nancy Palmieri for The New York Times
Lesley Rausch and Christophe Maraval of Pacific Northwest Ballet, performing in Paul Gibson’s “Piano Dance,” which is set to 10 piano pieces by five composers. [fuente]
nytimes.com/2006/08/21/arts/dance/21paci.html

By ROSLYN SULCAS

BECKET, Mass., Aug. 18 — Two ballets by Seattle-based choreographers, a signature Balanchine work and a rousing crowd pleaser proved to be an excellent formula for Pacific Northwest Ballet on its first visit to Jacob’s Pillow here, fully a decade after its last appearance on the East Coast.

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nytimes.com/2006/08/21/arts/dance/21paci.html

Master Class en Sede Aldao Lunes 28 Agosto 2006, 12:15

Master Class en Sede Aldao Lunes 28 Agosto 2006, 12:15
Master Class en Sede Aldao Lunes 28 Agosto 2006, 12:15

geba.org.ar

Monty Python´s Spamalot; Broadway, London and Vegas (coming soon)

viernes, 18 de agosto de 2006 09:26
You've Got Grail - Spamalot Newsletter - August 2006

Monty Python's Spamalot

Monty Python's Spamalot
Monty Python's Spamalot

PYTHONALOT

"PYTHONALOT" a two week festival of the best of Monty Python on the big screen, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 22 through Thursday, October 5, opening with a new 35mm print MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) playing from Friday, September 22 through Thursday, September 28 (every day except Monday, September 25). Showtimes are 1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:00 and 9:00.

The series also features:
THE MEANING OF LIFE
LIFE OF BRIAN
BRAZIL
TIME BANDITS
JABBERWOCKY
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
A FISH CALLED WANDA

For more info, visit filmforum.org

Spamalot in Las Vegas
Monty Python's Spamalot will begin performances in February 2007 in an all new "Grail Theatre" at Wynn Las Vegas. If you would like to receive an email when tickets go on sale, go www.MontyPythonsSpamalot.com and click on Las Vegas.

Walk This Way
Create your own silly walks with The Silly Walk Generator! Click here to play!

Who's Steve Kazee? - Backstage at Spamalot on Broadway
Check out what is going on behind the scenes in New York with this exclusive featurette brought to you by Broadway.com. Click here.

For more information, go to www.MontyPythonsSpamalot.com

The Taffetas at West Valley Playhouse, Canoga Park, CA

THEATER BEAT

Fabric of 'Taffetas' pleasing but thin

[Jon Berry]
Lauren Nasman, left, Kathi Funston, Bianca Caruso and director-chorogreapher Noel Britton play a singing group in "The Taffetas: A Musical Journey Through the Fabulous ´50s."
Jon Berry
Lauren Nasman, left, Kathi Funston, Bianca Caruso and director-chorogreapher Noel Britton play a singing group in "The Taffetas: A Musical Journey Through the Fabulous ´50s." [fuente]
calendarlive.com/stage/cl-et-s ... ,0,705669.story

August 18, 2006

"A smile is a crooked line that makes everything straight," goes the motto of "The Taffetas," presented by Woodland Hills Theatre Group in Canoga Park. This 1988 bubble, subtitled "A Musical Journey Through the Fabulous '50s," is slight, silly and sweetly entertaining.

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"The Taffetas," West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Ends Sept. 10. $28. (818) 884-1907. Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes.

calendarlive.com/stage/cl-et-s ... ,0,705669.story

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Theatre Royal, London

Theatre

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

** Theatre Royal, London

Michael Billington
Thursday August 17, 2006
The Guardian

calendarlive.com/stage/cl-et-s ... ,0,705669.story

The silly season is clearly upon us. How else do you explain the arrival in the West End of this touring show which, after nine months on the road, has clearly lost some of its pristine freshness? The dancing is highly energetic. But you know you're in for an iffy evening when bits of the revolving set fail to meet and a vernal flower-box comes crashing to the ground.

The show itself has a curious history. It allegedly goes back to Plutarch's story of the rape of the Sabine women. Then came a Stephen Vincent Benet story transposing the action to Tennessee. This was the source of a 1954 MGM movie, based in Oregon and chiefly memorable for Michael Kidd's dazzling choreography. Finally came this somewhat altered stage version which Howard Keel and Jane Powell took on tour in the 1970s, presumably as a form of pension scheme.

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Until November 25. Box Office: 0870 400 0858

arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/st ... 1851971,00.html

Martin Short, Fame Becomes Me, A Comedy Musical, at Jacobs Theatre

Martin Short, Fame Becomes Me, A Comedy Musical, at Jacobs Theatre
Martin Short, Fame Becomes Me, A Comedy Musical, at Jacobs Theatre
martinshortthemusical.com

[Sara Krulwich/The New York Times]
A suspended Martin Short, and a more earthbound crew of, from left, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins and Brooks Ashmanska
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
A suspended Martin Short, and a more earthbound crew of, from left, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins and Brooks Ashmanska [fuente]
nytimes.com/2006/08/18/theater ... ews/18fame.html

The Wall Street Journal, 11 August 2006,
Theater Directory

Previews Tonight, A New Comedy Musical

Jacobs Theatre 242 West 45th Street (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
New York NY 10036
Cast Members:
Martin Short, Brooks Ashmanskas, Mary Birdsong, Capathia Jenkins, Nicole Parker, Marc Shaiman
martinshortthemusical.com

THEATER

Conduct Unbecoming

By TERRY TEACHOUT, The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2006; Page W5

New York

Make way for the first train wreck of the season. "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me" is that most embarrassing of disasters, a toothless spoof of a tired subject.

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online.wsj.com/article/SB11558 ... ml?mod=2_1168_1 (subscripción requerida)

- Papá! La crítica sigue en el mismo tono y es demoledora.

No tanto el NYT: nytimes.com/2006/08/18/theater ... ews/18fame.html

Show Must Go On, Sometime

F. Y. I.
By MICHAEL POLLAK
The New York Times, August 13, 2006

Show Must Go On, Sometime

Show Must Go On, Sometime
Show Must Go On, Sometime

Q. Every Broadway play I’ve ever attended has started late, often by just a few minutes, but never right on time. Is there a Broadway tradition of always starting at a certain time after the appointed hour?

A. It’s not a rule, and the delay varies, but it usually works out that way.

“It really is a rarity for a curtain to rise at the scheduled time, even if all is settled in the theater, since most audiences know that there is an approximate five-minute grace period,” Patrick Quinn, president of Actors’ Equity, the actors and stage managers’ union, wrote in an e-mail message. He added, “I have always believed that this was a courtesy to the audience members who may be stuck in traffic, or waiting in line at the box office or the rest rooms.”

The curtain rises, he explained, when the house manager out front informs the stage manager that it is all right to begin.

“The house manager makes his decision based on how many people still need to be seated, or, on very rare occasions, if a large group has not arrived.” In that case, the curtain may be held a few minutes longer to avoid a disruption in the performance. Audience members are not allowed to go to their seats once the show has begun, and are seated later.

Paul Libin, producing director of Jujamcyn Theaters, said that some stars or directors demanded that shows start on time, and Mr. Quinn noted that some especially long shows started on the dot. So do shows that run just under three hours, to avoid having to pay crew overtime.

So You Think You Can Dance

miércoles, 16 de agosto de 2006 12:15
New York Style: An Impressionable Age

The New York Times Direct

[J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times]
Cat Deeley
J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times
Cat Deeley [fuente]
nytimes.com/slideshow/2006/08/ ... LIDESHOW_1.html

By ELLEN TIEN

See what the host of summer's reality TV hit "So You Think You Can Dance" is wearing and more.

THE SUMMER’S REALITY TV HIT “So You Think You Can Dance” is a sirocco of hot lights, swirling dancers and high drama. At the eye of the storm is Cat Deeley, the cool British host who navigates each show, arm wrapped protectively around a nervous, breathless dancer. “I feel maternal,” said the 5-foot-9 Ms. Deeley. “When the judges lay into them, it’s my job to be a buffer.”

Throughout the 12-week competition, which ends this Wednesday, Ms. Deeley, here in a Louis Vuitton dress and Manolo Blahnik heels, has charmed viewers with her sunny personality and unadorned elegance (in England, she is known for going barefoot as a host).

Unlike some of the American judges on the show — both men and women — who drown in vast hoodies or pile on tunics and amulets as if Cleopatra just had a yard sale, Ms. Deeley wears romantic yet chic dresses and scant accessories. There is a method to her minimalism. “You can’t do live TV if you’re worried about a strap falling,” she said. “And if you wear necklaces they jangle and bang on the mike; it drives sound mad.”

Ms. Deeley, who recently moved from London to Los Angeles, favors dresses by Miu Miu, Stella McCartney and Matthew Williamson on and off set, as well as Imitation of Christ jeans.

In real life, she said, she’s not much of a dancer. “I only dance when I go to clubs with my gay friends,” she said. “I do a couple of hair flips and booty shakes and let them dance around me. They’re brilliant.” JENNIFER TUNG

Sergio Vargas, Merenguero y Diputado

Listin Diario, 16 agosto 2006, Santo Domingo República Dominicana

“Seré diputado, pero el show sigue”

SERGIO VARGAS ESTÁ PREPARADO PARA SER JURAMENTADO HOY COMO LEGISLADOR

Sergio Vargas
Sergio Vargas

SANTO DOMINGO.- Hoy es un día importante para “El Negrito de Villa”, Sergio Vargas. Su deseo de ser diputado será toda una realidad cuando lo juramenten en la ceremonia oficial encabezada por el nuevo presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, que casi seguramente sea Julio César Valentín.

Ahora él mismo se ha bautizado como “el diputado que canta”. Las presentaciones, las giras, el contacto con el público y todo lo que implica ser artista, no lo abandonará jamás, algo que ha prometido a su fanaticada. Sin embargo, promete ocuparse de su Villa Altagracia.

listin.com.do/cuerpos/espectaculos.htm


- Papá! En sus shows pregunta: ¿De las de antes o de las de ahora? Muchos terminan pidiendo las de siempre: La Ventanita y La Quiero a Morir.

Smuin Ballet at the Joyce Theater

The New York Times, August 16, 2006
Dance Review

A Choreographer Making a Blithe Marriage of Movement and Sound

[Ruby Washington/The New York Times]
The Smuin Ballet in “Fly Me to the Moon.”
Ruby Washington/The New York Times
The Smuin Ballet in “Fly Me to the Moon.” [fuente]
nytimes.com/2006/08/16/arts/dance/16smui.html

By JENNIFER DUNNING

Michael Smuin sends people out of the theater humming tunes and filled with images of pretty young women and handsome young men spinning and leaping up a storm. A veteran Broadway and ballet choreographer with a strong sense of craft, he has no qualms about entertaining audiences.

...

The Smuin Ballet runs through Saturday at the Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea; (212) 242-0800.

nytimes.com/2006/08/16/arts/dance/16smui.html

Link The New York Sun: daily.nysun.com/Daily/Skins/NY ... n/navigator.asp Page 11 (subscripción)

[Ruby Washington/The New York Times]
Ethan White and Amy Seiwert in “Bluegrass/Slyde.” [Ruby Washington/The New York Times]
The Smuin Ballet in “Fly Me to the Moon.” [RACHEL PAPO]
ART FOR ALL
Smuin Ballet company dancers.

  1. [Ruby Washington/The New York Times]
    Ethan White and Amy Seiwert in “Bluegrass/Slyde.”: nytimes.com/2006/08/16/arts/dance/16smui.html
  2. [Ruby Washington/The New York Times]
    The Smuin Ballet in “Fly Me to the Moon.”: nytimes.com/2006/08/16/arts/dance/16smui.html
  3. [RACHEL PAPO]
    ART FOR ALL
    Smuin Ballet company dancers.: daily.nysun.com/Repository/get ... g/Pc0110700.jpg

Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater

The New York Times, August 16, 2006
THEATER REVIEW

‘Kiki & Herb’: The Road to Catharsis With Those 2 Immortals

[Sara Krulwich/The New York Times]
Kenny Mellman, left, as Herb, and Justin Bond as Kiki DuRane.
Sara Krulwich/The New York Times
Kenny Mellman, left, as Herb, and Justin Bond as Kiki DuRane. [fuente]
theater2.nytimes.com/2006/08/1 ... ews/16kiki.html

By BEN BRANTLEY

That’s one gorgeous set of teardrops that the immortal Kiki DuRane is wearing for her mind-popping Broadway debut. Kiki, a molting songbird for all seasons, and Herb, her happily suffering shadow and accompanist, opened last night at the Helen Hayes Theater in “Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway,” a hyper-magnified cabaret concert that has the heat and dazzle of great balls of fire.

...

theater2.nytimes.com/2006/08/1 ... ews/16kiki.html

Usher in Chicago the Musical

miércoles, 16 de agosto de 2006 00:20
Be the first to see Usher in CHICAGO and save!

Chicago The Musical

Broadway's
razzle-dazzle hit
has a new superstar
of a leading man:
USHER!

This internationally acclaimed singer, composer and actor has won five Grammy® Awards, and his albums (including Confessions, 8701 and My Way) feature such enormously popular hit singles as "Yeah," "My Boo" and "You Make Me Wanna."

And beginning August 22nd, he joins the cast of the musical smash that's the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards®, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.

A sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz, CHICAGO is Broadway at its best. And there's never been a better time to experience it. With the overwhelming response of audiences everywhere, it's no wonder Entertainment Weekly calls it:
"INSANELY ENTERTAINING"

For Tickets: chicagothemusical.com/usher_on_broadway.html

Link: nytimes.com/2006/08/18/theater/18ushe.html

Calzado para Damas Futbolistas

The Wall Street Journal, 15 August 2006

These Adidas Predator Absolute X-TRX SG soccer cleats are shaped for a woman's foot. They use thin flexible rubber for better control. Price: $150.
These Adidas Predator Absolute X-TRX SG soccer cleats are shaped for a woman's foot. They use thin flexible rubber for better control. Price: $150. [fuente]
online.wsj.com/article/SB11555 ... ml?mod=ITPWSJ_4

I Go Chop Your Dollar (Christopher Locke)

domingo, 06 de agosto de 2000 10:32
EGR: "to help the motherless privileged"

Christopher Locke

Valued Readers,

...

This has also reminded me to share with you this wonderful little video that has become a sort of theme song for the
all the Mrs. Fo Fanna's of this world:

I Go Chop Your Dollar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_YjvC4ndzM (video no disponible)

**
It's a catchy tune (you have been warned) and will have you poppin your fingers in no time. The lyrics -- like "I go take your money disappear" -- are here lindqvist.com/iscams/index.php?ID=2027.

btw, if this is old news, feel free to sue me.

RB

I Go Chop Your Dollar (Christopher Locke)
I Go Chop Your Dollar (Christopher Locke) [fuente]

- Papá! Música pagadiza, gran colorido de fondo, el inglés/nigeriano insuperable. Duración 6´42".

La canción está referida al cuento del tío, y sus numerosas variedades, especialidad nigeriana desde hace años.

Vintage Film Poster

ZIG (LOUIS GAUDIN, ?-1936)
CASINO DE PARIS, MISTINGUETT
lithograph in colours, 1931, printed by Central Publicité, Paris, condition B+; backed on linen and framed
86 x 32in. (219 x 82cm.)
ZIG (LOUIS GAUDIN, ?-1936)
CASINO DE PARIS, MISTINGUETT
lithograph in colours, 1931, printed by Central Publicité, Paris, condition B+; backed on linen and framed
86 x 32in. (219 x 82cm.) [fuente]
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Coplita

Prometer tanto es simpleza
cuando el amor es fingido,
mañana se olvidará
de lo que hoy se ha prometido.

Fuente:
Jorge M. Furt
Cancionero Popular Rioplatense: Lírica Gauchesca Tomo II
Alicante : Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2003
Edición digital basada en la de Buenos Aires, Imprenta y Casa Editora "Coni", 1925.
cervantesvirtual.com/servlet/S ... 91/p0000002.htm
[1456 (Córdoba)]

Imágenes de Salida

THE NEW YORK SUN 16 AUGUST 2006

[LENNY IGNEL ZI/AP]
ON THE PROWL
Tiger Woods, right, works with instructor Hank Haney yesterday as he prepares for the 88th PGA Championship in Medinah, Ill. The tournament starts Thursday, when Woods will be paired with Phil Mickelson. Preview, page 20.
LENNY IGNEL ZI/AP
ON THE PROWL
Tiger Woods, right, works with instructor Hank Haney yesterday as he prepares for the 88th PGA Championship in Medinah, Ill. The tournament starts Thursday, when Woods will be paired with Phil Mickelson. Preview, page 20. [fuente]

THE NEW YORK SUN 16 AUGUST 2006

[RICHARD ROGERS/NBBJ NEW YORK]
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
A developer’s rendering of what the Queens waterfront cityscape will look like after a billion-dollar building project is completed.
RICHARD ROGERS/NBBJ NEW YORK
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
A developer’s rendering of what the Queens waterfront cityscape will look like after a billion-dollar building project is completed. [fuente]

THE NEW YORK SUN 16 AUGUST 2006

[DILLON GALLERY]
VIOLET WAVES
Dillon Gallery is showing ‘Summer 2006,’ a group exhibit. Above, William Scharf’s, ‘She Sleeps in the White Storm’ (1994).
DILLON GALLERY
VIOLET WAVES
Dillon Gallery is showing ‘Summer 2006,’ a group exhibit. Above, William Scharf’s, ‘She Sleeps in the White Storm’ (1994). [fuente]

The New York Times, August 17, 2006

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http://www.images.aerolatino-geba.com.ar/Pc0121000%282006-08-16%29.jpg [fuente]
nytimes.com/2006/08/17/arts/music/17sann.html

THE NEW YORK SUN 17 AUGUST 2006

[CHRYSLER MUSEUM]
HISTORIC SHOW
‘The Family’ (1893) by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is among the 30 major works in ‘American Artists and the Louvre,’ the first exhibition of American art in the Louvre’s long history. A related story is on page 11.
CHRYSLER MUSEUM
HISTORIC SHOW
‘The Family’ (1893) by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is among the 30 major works in ‘American Artists and the Louvre,’ the first exhibition of American art in the Louvre’s long history. A related story is on page 11. [fuente]

THE NEW YORK SUN 17 AUGUST 2006

[COURTESY OF THE ARTIST]
An Explosion of Color: Helen Brough’s ‘Emulated Flora’.
/ It was completed in May for the new condominium conversion of 70 Washington Street, a sprawling block-wide warehouse in DUMBO.
The work consists of dozens of lasercut Plexiglas shapes — in a variety of colors and arranged in parallel lines — that are suspended from, or bolted to, a mirrored ceiling extending over the whole lobby. Each element is around 18 inches high and hangs well overhead. Some of the shapes are also themselves cut from sheets of mirror. From the street, and then more intensely within the lobby, one senses row upon row of translucent plastic, curvaceous shape, and chirpy, soft, nursery color. The layering puts you in mind of rows of scenery in a theater’s eaves.The mirroring doubles the perceived depth of the work,giving a soaring sensation of light and color above.
COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
An Explosion of Color: Helen Brough’s ‘Emulated Flora’.
/ It was completed in May for the new condominium conversion of 70 Washington Street, a sprawling block-wide warehouse in DUMBO.
The work consists of dozens of lasercut Plexiglas shapes — in a variety of colors and arranged in parallel lines — that are suspended from, or bolted to, a mirrored ceiling extending over the whole lobby. Each element is around 18 inches high and hangs well overhead. Some of the shapes are also themselves cut from sheets of mirror. From the street, and then more intensely within the lobby, one senses row upon row of translucent plastic, curvaceous shape, and chirpy, soft, nursery color. The layering puts you in mind of rows of scenery in a theater’s eaves.The mirroring doubles the perceived depth of the work,giving a soaring sensation of light and color above. [fuente]

THE NEW YORK SUN 17 AUGUST 2006

[RON JENNINGS/ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS]
Philip Reinagle, ‘Portrait of an Extraordinary Musical Dog’ (1805).
RON JENNINGS/ VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Philip Reinagle, ‘Portrait of an Extraordinary Musical Dog’ (1805). [fuente]

(- Guau ! ¿No conocés El Baile del Perrito?)
escuchá: millennium.fortunecity.com/lala/237/pe.mid
y la letra: lyricskeeper.com/wilfrido_varg ... rito-lyrics.htm
Wilfrido Vargas dice:
El baile del perrito, el baile del perrito,
el baile del perrito, todos quieren bailar
El baile del perrito, el baile del perrito,
el baile del perrito si que te va a gustar

The New York Times, August 18, 2006

[Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times]
Members of the Martha Graham dance troupe in “Diversion of Angels.”
Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times
Members of the Martha Graham dance troupe in “Diversion of Angels.” [fuente]
nytimes.com/2006/08/18/arts/dance/18grah.html

THE NEW YORK SUN 18 AUGUST 2006

‘California Beach Lifestyle’ Arrives in New York City This Weekend

[DAVE MARTIN/AP]
GOLD MEDALIST
Stanford University graduate and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh will compete at Coney Island.
DAVE MARTIN/AP
GOLD MEDALIST
Stanford University graduate and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh will compete at Coney Island. [fuente]

THE NEW YORK SUN 18 AUGUST 2006

[LINDA ANN LOSCHIAVO]
LINDA ANN LOSCHIAVO [fuente]

[LINDA ANN LOSCHIAVO]
LINDA ANN LOSCHIAVO [fuente]

FABULOUS LADIES
LindaAnn Loschiavo and the Village Restaurant present an exhibit of photographs and paintings of Mae West and Texas Guinan. Above, artist unknown, ‘Mae West – Darling of Broadway’ (c. 1933), right, photo of Texas Guinan from a private invitation (1927).

BROADWAY WORLD.COM 18 AUGUST 2006

The show's marquee at the Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street)
The show's marquee at the Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) [fuente]
broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=11626

LOS ANGELES TIMES 20 AUGUST 2006

[Scripps College]
“Customs of Edo: Enumerated Fortunes, Western Clothing,” 1889, is among the 60 prints in the Scripps College exhibition, which covers about 30 years of Chikanobu’s career. The college’s holding of the Japanese artist’s work began in 1944 and has grown to 275 pieces.
Scripps College
“Customs of Edo: Enumerated Fortunes, Western Clothing,” 1889, is among the 60 prints in the Scripps College exhibition, which covers about 30 years of Chikanobu’s career. The college’s holding of the Japanese artist’s work began in 1944 and has grown to 275 pieces. [fuente]
calendarlive.com/galleriesandm ... 0,7059838.story

ALTERNATIVA TEATRAL, BOLETÍN DE NOVEDADES, 20 AGOSTO 2006

Lo Mejor del Teatro Negro, Teatro Coliseo, Buenos Aires
Lo Mejor del Teatro Negro, Teatro Coliseo, Buenos Aires
alternativateatral.com/ficha_o ... odigo_obra=6600

THE NEW YORK SUN 21 AUGUST 2006

[BRONFMAN CENTER]
COLOR
Joshua Meyer’s paintings are on view at New York University’s Bronfman Center. Above: ‘Untitled’ (2005)
BRONFMAN CENTER
COLOR
Joshua Meyer’s paintings are on view at New York University’s Bronfman Center. Above: ‘Untitled’ (2005) [fuente]

The New York Times, August 22, 2006

[Universal Home Entertainment]
Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Billy Wilder’s “Double Indemnity” (1944), on DVD.
Universal Home Entertainment
Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Billy Wilder’s “Double Indemnity” (1944), on DVD. [fuente]
nytimes.com/2006/08/22/movies/22dvd.html

The New York Times, August 22, 2006

[Michal Daniel]
Jenifer Lewis, left, as a worldly-wise camp follower, and Meryl Streep as Mother Courage; the Public Theater production, through Sept. 3, is part of Shakespeare in the Park.
Michal Daniel
Jenifer Lewis, left, as a worldly-wise camp follower, and Meryl Streep as Mother Courage; the Public Theater production, through Sept. 3, is part of Shakespeare in the Park. [fuente]
theater2.nytimes.com/2006/08/2 ... ews/22moth.html

Papá ! Meryl Streep, como otros grandes de la pantalla, no se achica ante nada !

TheatreDance.comChau!, nos vemos en Geba !