Photo by Carol Rosegg "Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it just to reach you, Julia". -Julia- by John Lennon I was first introduced to The Beatles by my mother, Georgiana Collins, when I was nine years old. A Christmas gift, the cassette tape was Rock 'n' Roll Music Volume 1. I was immediately transfixed and began what is now a life long effort to know everything I can about the Beatles. From listening to all their albums to reading several biographies to the uncountable documentaries. I've tried to see it all. So when given the opportunity to see
"What did you do on your summer vacation?" is a big conversation starter this time of year Dancers dance, whether on tour, as featured guests at festivals, or for members of American Ballet Theatre, exploring their art at Co•Lab Dance . Led by Founder-Director and ABT colleague Lauren Post, On September 6 and 7, Co•Lab showed two sold-out audiences at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center what they did between ABT's two seasons at Lincoln Center. The four engaging new works were created by female choreographers; something their home company is seriously trying to address. Here this was a matter-of-fact new normal. Forming Co•Lab''s sophomore company were ABT Soloists
Like many musicals, Felix Starro, opening Ma-Yi Theatre Company's 30th anniversary season at Theatre Row, is about the tenuous connection between family and faith. What makes Felix's strong ensemble of voices unique is that they are heard in the first Off-Broadway Filipino-American musical where pain may be imaginary but always real. Jessica Hagedorn's book and Fabian Obispo's score is based on Lysley Tenorio's short story. Filipino psychic surgeon Felix (Alan Ariano) and his teenage grandson Junior (Nacho Tambunting) are in 1980s San Francisco on the older man's latest mission to heal those in pain. His technique combines prayer and a lot of faith on the part of the seeker.
Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington ride into hellfire in Bat Out of Hell from August 1st to Sept 8th at The New York City Center. Photo By: Playbill.com The 1970's were a profoundly prolific time in American history. Whether it be politically, through fashion or musically, that time in history will stay saturated in the minds of those who were alive during it. 1977 specifically gave us many important historical moments and unforgettable events. It was the year Jimmy Carter was sworn in as President. 1977 boasts the release of Star Wars which changed the world of film forever. Also, just as important