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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Review

Re: “Wherefore Art Thou?

Both the Weekly and the Star misused the word "wherefore." It means WHY. I learned this in high school. At least the Weekly advised they were using a bit of license! The Star just used it as the word "where," as in where the performance is located. I am so sick of the misuse of this phrase!

Posted by Margaret Lacey on 10/26/2012 at 3:42 PM

Re: “A Farce That Flails

Although Sherilyn Forrester makes some good points regarding the playwrights overriding presence throughout the show and that at times he becomes more important than the story he is trying to tell. However, after seeing a performance last week I felt that the acting and directing were outstanding and gave life and fun to what sometimes feels like an odd course of events. There are continual laughs and the direction is tight and playful. This production pulled everything together for me and turned out to be a far more enjoyable evening than I had ever expected. It's certainly ls not great literature but I'd recommend it for a good night out. -A. David

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Posted by David Hill 1 on 10/17/2012 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Little Art, Big Detail

I find Margaret Regan's article disappointing, but reflective of the author. The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a lovely place to visit and admire the works of many artists. I always enjoy taking visitors and delight when they are surprised and impressed to find such a museum in Tucson. We do not need some bourgeois author disparaging the Mini-Time Machine Museum to inflat her worth. Thank you Mini-Time Machine for your contribution to the community.

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Posted by Sandra Milton on 10/11/2012 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Gabler vs. Gabler

The productions are staged on alternate nights, so we could see the somber Hedda Gabler...

Posted by Bizworldusa on 09/13/2012 at 3:51 AM

Re: “The Fall Arts Preview

It was not in the article, but was in our accompanying listings:…

Posted by Jimmy Boegle on 08/16/2012 at 11:04 AM

Re: “The Fall Arts Preview

Sorry, Jimmy. I appreciate your quick response. I looked through the Music listings in the above article and then searched on 'LAVA' and didn't find it. Would you please send me a link to it? (You can send it via PM if you like.)

Bonnie Vining
Live Acoustic Venue Association (LAVA)
The Little Non-profit that Could ;-)

Posted by Bonnie on 08/16/2012 at 9:28 AM

Re: “The Fall Arts Preview

Bonnie, LAVA was not overlooked at all; it's indeed included in our fall arts listings. As for Margaret's writeup, I reiterate what she said in her intro: "There's far too much going on for everything to fit into these few pages."

Posted by Jimmy Boegle on 08/16/2012 at 9:14 AM

Re: “The Fall Arts Preview

Submitted under music, but overlooked, LAVA Music is presenting a series of 10 concerts featuring world class musicians this fall at Abounding Grace Sanctuary, 2450 S Kolb. Details, including videos and links to musicians' websites, are at Advance tickets are available online, and discounted season tickets are now offered.

Posted by Bonnie on 08/16/2012 at 6:12 AM

Re: “What's Your Story?

Great article. Great monthly event. The curators always put together an interesting theme and a wonderful group of diverse storytellers. There's another great resource for storytelling in a new book called LIVING PROOF: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference by Capecci & Cage - a truly outstanding guide for anyone who wants to learn to tell their own or their cause's story. Everyone should go to Odyssey Storytelling!

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Posted by Cindy on 08/02/2012 at 10:08 AM

Re: “The Simpler Life

Hello "No Fretss" It seems we are on the same page. I also studied with Gisela Depkat and
miss being able to contact her. When I learned about Nancy Green and heard her in concert and
on her recordings, I immediately make the same connection. But the really weird thing is that
today (July 27, 2012) is the first time I have seen your post. Get car's license plate
reads "No Frets". How coincidental is that? Pat Fisher =

Posted by No Fretss on 07/27/2012 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Stamp of Disapproval

It was not boring a la Mamet. I thought very well done and to be recommended as a must-see play. We don't have many of those here.

Posted by Earl Wettstein on 07/26/2012 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Stamp of Disapproval

While I agree that the acting was really solid, I disagree with this being a "flat" play and several of us talked at length about the play afterwards - definitely not leaving the theatre "empty-handed". OK - it isn't the BEST PLAY EVER - but it is really good (echoes of Mamet be damned) so do yourself a favor and go see what I think is a great production.

Posted by eggypann on 07/26/2012 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Preacher Power

Louis Cypher was so envious of the Creator he too had no opinions;)

Posted by chasbass.blogs on 07/09/2012 at 3:59 AM

Re: “Eclectic Gathering

i am very proud of you Babe, your hard work and dedication has paid off this is proof of what im saying GOOD JOB!!!! you are the BOMB!!!

Posted by K.O. on 05/18/2012 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Eclectic Gathering

Great Job, Paula!!! ;)

Posted by Lynette Cupis on 05/18/2012 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Modern Narratives

Three years after the publication of this article, I say"Hello, Lee Anne. how are you?" As a crushaholic adolescent Ranger, Class of 1968, I was fascinated by your mind, your morality, your intellect, your athleticism, your face, and, last but not least, your legs! (perhaps you poignantly remember me for that.)

If you choose to respond at all, please update me on your fellow twirlers. I've known for about 43 years about poor Candy Hervey. ("Poor?" Well, if she has spent 43 years in the place I expect to spend my eternity, she's having a blast. But that's only so much comfort when an 18 year-old friend suddenly goes there, right???)

What about Marilyn ? What was her last name? Montague? Montaign? I had one or two classes with her, and liked her.

I have read, over a period of more than 20 years, of the deaths of Babs Bowman and Judy Shafton. Could you put me in touch with others of our Echo and Rawhide gang?

Me? I'm 62, and live in threadbare retirement in West Columbia, SC. When I was 51 years old, God finally gave me a wife. Her name is Betty.

If you see this, please copy it and pass it on to any mutual friends. I may be reached at:

Posted by Bill Foltz on 05/12/2012 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Working-Class Heroes

Proud of you Bro! Awesome review. Of course. : )

Posted by Jacqui Shear on 05/10/2012 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Ramped-Up Reruns

If you like hip-hop, you might like my blog, Rhymes and Reasons. It’s a series of interviews with hip-hop heads who discuss their lives and a few songs that matter to them. Pretty powerful stuff. Check’em out here:…

Posted by Edward Vogel on 05/10/2012 at 4:18 AM

Re: “A Fairy-Tale Year

I was disappointed by the technique of the dancers. Their wrist lines were often broken and I found it distracting. The dancers were not together, and the costumes were juvenile. This troupe is far from professional, it was very "recital-like" with children and pinwheels. Sad to think that the Old Pueblo claims to have a professional dance company. Perhaps the term "professional" may be a technicality of the dancers getting paid instead of the quality of technique.

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Posted by Xposed2Ballet on 05/06/2012 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Intelligent Exchange

I couldn't disagree more with Mrs. Forrester. I sometimes have no idea how people can become art/theatre critics when they think so little about a play's content.
I absolutely love this play. However, this performance was not only powerless but cowardly. The director had absolutely no guts in trying to scare the audience with the fear that Rothko is feeling. At no point do we see Rothko terrified that his end is near! It's all there! It's in the writing!!

At no point do we see how absolutely terrified Rothko's assistant Ken is of facing his past (murdered parents). This basically is a weekend conversation of meaningless banter. Just about every line is thrown away.

The priceless words uttered by Rothko, "There's only one thing in life I fear my friend, that one day, the black will swallow the red," are disgustingly thrown away. You can barely hear them first of all, and they carried absolutely no power, no fear! Think about it Mrs. Forrester! Think about it! It's such a shame really. I looked forward to this production for months because I've never had a chance to see RED live. And well, I still haven't.

This production was another sham put on by ATC in which it bring out of town "talent" that is nowhere near some of the talent that I have seen in local theatre companies.

I want to think that Mr. Arndt was directed to act the way he did since he seems like a very capable actor. Yet his Rothko was just a guy painting for a new restaurant. He's terrified and we never see that. We never see him hanging by a thread. My god! There are so many references! He is old news! He is at the end of his career (thus his life) and yet, we don't see that.

Mr. Toms on the other hand seemed like a silly cartoon running around the stage for absolutely no reason. He would at times run, really run to get a rag, and you wondered "why is he in such a hurry? There's no reason to be in such a hurry to clean a drop of paint." There was no explanation for many of the choices he made.

I could only think that he got this role because of his extensive resume with a lot of big-name production companies. Which unfortunately, it seems that's what ATC loves to do.

As Rothko said Mrs. Forrester, "think more!"

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Posted by rsutter on 04/26/2012 at 3:45 AM

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