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  • Forever Young

    07/12/2008 7:32:19 AM PDT · by joeystoy · 106+ views
    Give 'n Go ^ | July 12, 2008 | J. Martini
    It was an inspiring evening. A very close friend and colleague invited a few intimate buddies to his 80th birthday at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. More than 300 people packed the main banquet room. He has been a great mentor to me, a pioneer in the art of television lighting. Literally a pioneer That term is bandied about, but when Immie started there was no such thing as TV lighting. He was trained in theater, so when he was hired on at ABC in 1950 he told his new boss that he knew nothing about TV lighting....
  • Freeper drzz has seen Indiana Jones 4 - AWFUL

    05/20/2008 11:37:58 PM PDT · by drzz · 80 replies · 406+ views
    le blog drzz ^ | 05 21 2008 | drzz
    Today, at one past midnight, I have seen the latest Indiana Jones movie. Like many among you, I presume, I was a fan of that American raider travelling all over the world to look for treasures. A BIG warning : the latest Indy is absolutely AWFUL. This is the worst thing you can imagine. Actors are nuts, there are so many special effects even when Spielberg said he wouldn't use them, the screeplay is ridiculous. This is a nightmare, and I really encourage fans to boycott it. This is a shame, far away from the original Indiana Jones trilogy. Even...
  • Former Palestinian gunman opens children's theater in Jenin

    01/16/2008 2:58:30 PM PST · by Alouette · 6 replies · 155+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 16, 2008
    He once carried an assault rifle and planned attacks on Israelis. Now, the retired Palestinian operative breaks up fights between children in a theater that he helped establish in the West Bank town of Jenin. The new role brings Zakariya Zubeidi full circle. As a child he was a founder-member of a children's theater group run by an Israeli woman seeking to promote Jewish-Arab coexistence. As he grew up, he became a gunman during years of fighting between Israelis and Palestinians and rose to become the head of the Al Aksa Martyrs' Brigades in his home town. Wanted by Israel...
  • Chairman’s USO Holiday Show Travels Throughout Combat Theater

    12/20/2007 4:15:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 143+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2007 – American Forces Press Service reporter Jim Garamone is traveling with Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen and the holiday United Service Organizations show. Following are three vignettes on the group’s recent experiences. Kid Rock performs at the USO Holiday Tour stop at Logistics Support Area Anaconda, in Balad, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2007. The tour also included seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and comedians Robin Williams and Lewis Black. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Show in the Snow CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan, Dec. 20,...
  • Shot In Boston, With A Cast Of 42, "It's A Wonderful Kwanzaa" (Commie Pig Theater)

    12/16/2007 11:04:48 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 589+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 16, 2007 | Rich Fahey
    Shot in Boston, with a cast of 42, it's a wonderful Kwanzaa December 16, 2007 While the Christmas film has been a staple of American cinema since George Bailey discovered it's a wonderful life, the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa, observed from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 each year, has been around for only about 40 years, and the cinematic pickings are much slimmer. That's why a Boston-based independent filmmaker believes he's breaking new ground with his movie. "Kwanzaa with the Jones's" will have its premiere Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. The film is the...
  • War on the Unexpected

    11/15/2007 9:33:39 AM PST · by hadit2here · 12 replies · 131+ views
    Cryptogram Newsletter ^ | November 15th, 2007 | Bruce Schneier
    The War on the Unexpected We've opened up a new front on the war on terror. It's an attack on the unique, the unorthodox, the unexpected; it's a war on different. If you act different, you might find yourself investigated, questioned, and even arrested -- even if you did nothing wrong, and had no intention of doing anything wrong. The problem is a combination of citizen informants and a CYA attitude among police that results in a knee-jerk escalation of reported threats. This isn't the way counterterrorism is supposed to work, but it's happening everywhere. It's a result of our...
  • Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury Play Censored by "Undercover" California Official

    10/22/2007 9:05:16 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 35 replies · 570+ views
    SciFiDimensions.com ^ | October 22, 2007 | J. Neil Schulman
    South Pasadena, California 10/20/2007 - A California “undercover investigator” identifying himself to this reporter as "Agent Egan" entered the Fremont Center Theatre at 8:00 PM curtain time tonight and halted the performance of Pulitzer Prize and National Medal of Arts author Ray Bradbury’s play Dandelion Wine. Bradbury was in attendance awaiting the start of the performance with a theatre full of celebrity guests including The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner.
  • Police Discover, Defuse 'Massive' Explosive Device in West London

    06/29/2007 12:14:31 AM PDT · by AVNevis · 390 replies · 11,624+ views
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  • HOLY NIGHTS (POPE JOHN PAUL II’S PLAYS REVIVED IN FEST)

    05/14/2007 10:34:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 306+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2007 | DAN KADISON
    May 13, 2007 -- POPE John Paul II had spoken on many stages before, but not until now had the late pontiff preached from the Great White Way. You see, decades before he became his faith’s spiritual father, Pope John Paul II was a Polish actor and dramatist named Karol Wojtyla. Beginning Wednesday and continuing through June 17, the Storm Theatre, a Midtown group founded in 1997, will kick off a monthlong Wojtyla Festival with two of Pope John Paul II’s better-known works, “The Jeweler’s Shop” and “Our God’s Brother.” The second part of the festival will continue in the...
  • Diary reveals Hirohito war doubts

    03/09/2007 12:39:39 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 35 replies · 1,202+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, March 9, 2007 | Steve Jackson
    Did Hirohito play an active part in planning and conducting the war? Japanese emperor Hirohito expressed doubts about going to war with China in the 1930s and 40s, extracts from a diary of one of his advisers reveal. They show Hirohito was afraid the Soviet Union would intervene. The diary by Kuraji Ogura, who worked as a chamberlain to Hirohito in World War II, was found recently and parts have been published in Japan's media. The full text may help solve the debate about how much responsibility the emperor had for Japan's wartime action. South Pacific visit The document...
  • Pretending To Smoke Is Illegal Under (Colorado) State Smoking Ban

    11/01/2006 8:50:13 AM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies · 1,868+ views
    DENVER -- If you are old enough to remember candy cigarettes, they may be what actors have to use in front of Colorado audiences. Even pretending to be a smoker is illegal in the state, if real cigarettes are used as props on stage. Denver District Judge Michael A. Martinez said there is no exemption allowed for Colorado's theater companies to use real cigarettes on stage. The state's indoor smoking ban gets top billing. Theaters seeking the exception said they didn't even want to smoke tobacco, they've been smoking herbal alternatives on stage for years. But the judge says there's...
  • Air Force Theater Hospital doubles surgeries treating Iraqis

    08/14/2006 5:21:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Lt. Col. Bob Thompson
    8/14/2006 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Air Force Theater Hospital records here indicate that in the past year the number of combat-wounded Iraqis is increasing while U.S. casualties seen at the hospital are beginning to decrease. In a strange twist, this means more work for the U.S. Air Force and Army surgeons who performed more than 1,200 surgical procedures in July, nearly doubling April's tally. "Today, the ratio of trauma patients is about 40 percent U.S. and 60 percent Iraqi," said Col. George P. Costanzo, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group commander here. "Eight months ago, the ratio was about...
  • CA: Former head of Polly Klaas theater sentenced for embezzlement (Susan Anton's Ex ,, 8 mos. jail)

    07/12/2006 7:10:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 614+ views
    SANTA ROSA The former head of a theater company named for 12-year-old murder victim Polly Klaas was sentenced to eight months in jail for embezzling thousands of dollars from the group. Promoter Jack Stein, 61, was sentenced Tuesday in Sonoma County Superior Court for stealing from the theater company from 2003 to 2004 as it was trying to raise money to renovate the Polly Hannah Klaas Performing Arts Theater building. Stein admitted stealing $6,300 as the group was trying raise money to renovate its performance center. But an audit uncovered losses of nearly $30,000, said board President Austin Garner. Stein...
  • Contortionist's act gets police officer bent out of shape

    07/11/2006 3:39:55 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 2 replies · 353+ views
    Duluth police issued a citation Thursday night after watching a live contortionist onstage at a troubled historic theater — an act the officer says violated a new state law on adult entertainment. The citation was issued on the only recent night that adult entertainment was offered at the NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth. "We're back to being just a bar for now,'' said Jim Gradishar, a Duluth adult bookstore owner who also is managing the bar business in the NorShor, which is owned by Duluth physician Eric Ringsred. Gradishar said he believed the Thursday night act was not in violation...
  • Sober message in theatrical performance

    06/17/2006 1:23:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 154+ views
    PALMDALE - Drunken driving is among the leading causes of death among teens in Southern California. To combat this, a theater group is producing a series of plays aimed at dissuading students from getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. The Palmdale Playhouse hosted the student-run production on Thursday night. New Vista and Juniper middle schools each sent students to the performance. The presentation started with a series of video interviews with people whose lives were impacted by drunk drivers. A game of jeopardy followed, with categories related to alcohol and drug use. Commercial breaks were a series of public...
  • A 'Prairie Home' welcome(rube fest celebrity worship in St.Paul tonight)

    05/03/2006 6:11:33 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 488+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-3-06 | press staff
    It's been a quiet week in St. Paul, Minnesota, our hometown. The mayor turned on his police lights to halt a fleeing citizen after a fender-bender. The Senate Tax Committee is turning everything to mush. Bodies so naked they don't even have skin are on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota. We welcome the world-class actors who will be cruising down Wabasha Street this evening for the opening of the movie version of "A Prairie Home Companion." This is a pretty big deal for St. Paul — not like the high school wrestling tournament, but pretty big all the...
  • High on 'Marijuana-Logues'

    04/01/2006 12:50:29 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 2 replies · 451+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Friday, March 31, 2006 | BY CLAUDIA PERRY
    STAGETommy Chong is one busy stoner. At least that's what the comedic counter-culture icon, who is fresh off probation, likes to say. Chong, who was in Jacksonville last week with the play, "The Marijuana-Logues," pointed out that you can't be stoned all the time and actually accomplish anything. Chong, 57, will bring the play to New Jersey for three performances starting at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. He then takes the show, which is similar to the "Vagina Monologues," to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank at 7 p.m. April 9. The last...
  • Men bare their souls in Penis Monologues

    04/01/2006 10:40:42 AM PST · by MRMEAN · 6 replies · 444+ views
    The Daily Free Press ^ | 3/31/06 | Sabrina Hamilton
    The Penis Monologues, a series of witty, one-man acts -- a twist on the honest, satirical spirit of the Vagina Monologues -- highlighted [Boston University's] Theater for Engineers' Spring Show, performed in the College of Arts and Sciences building Thursday in front of about 40 students. School of Education senior Nathan Fein said the spin-off to The Vagina Monologues was about "celebrating all stereotypes about men's penises." "The show's not disrespectful," he said. "We're exploring the penis more in-depth in a comical way." TFE President Patricia Ramsey said she was satisfied with the event, though a better venue with a...
  • Singing a song for Hitler in Tel Aviv

    03/13/2006 6:56:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 607+ views
    TEL AVIV, Israel -- They are singing a song for the Fuehrer in Tel Aviv, and laughing all the way through it. The Hebrew version of Mel Brooks's Broadway musical The Producers, based on his 1968 film, has become the hottest show in town and a symbol of Israelis' ability to laugh about issues linked to the Nazi Holocaust. "Mel Brooks once told me that we, Jews, sometimes avenge our worst enemies with humor," said Dan Almagor, who translated the play into Hebrew. The new musical, unprecedented in size and cost of its production, brings together Israel's leading actors and...
  • Marines, Sailors Remember Iwo Jima

    03/12/2006 3:08:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mar 11, 2006 | Journalist 2nd Class (SW) Brian P. Biller
    IWO JIMA, Japan (NNS) -- Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) along with Sailors from USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) paid a visit to the volcanic island of Iwo Jima to support the 61st anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, March 8. A ceremony was held with veterans of the battle, from both the United States and Japan. Sailors and Marines from the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) used Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 Detachment Western Pacific and helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMH)...