50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAN FRANCISCO’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ REVOLUTION

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAN FRANCISCO’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ REVOLUTION

Theatre critics have been known to wander from their traditional ‘two-on-the-aisle theatre seats to sally forth in the cities where they hold their annual conferences.  This year the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) held its conference in San Francisco, the fabulous “City by the Bay”. Coincidently, the 2017 ATCA conference took place at the same […]

“The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hit…”

“The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hit…”

So says young Gordon Hirabayashi’s father to his eldest son whose outgoing and curious disposition is being tested by the increased discrimination in Washington state against Asian Americans, both Issei (first generation born in Japan) and Nisei (second generation born in the US); with the escalation of the war and the subsequent bombing of Pearl […]

CABARET STAR JEROME ELLIOTT SHINES AT THE PURPLE ROOM

CABARET STAR JEROME ELLIOTT SHINES AT THE PURPLE ROOM

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room cabaret/nightclub located at Club Trinidad in Palm Springs is the place to catch rising stars and to enjoy terrific local performers doing their ‘thing’. Holmes is a performer/producer is his own right. Every Sunday Michael Holmes experiences a theatrical metamorphosis becoming the legendary star persona of Judy Garland in his own […]

Trump appoints ex-Goldman exec as Treasury Sec, bank’s stocks hit highest levels since 2007

Trump appoints ex-Goldman exec as Treasury Sec, bank’s stocks hit highest levels since 2007

Goldman Sachs’ stock price jumped to levels not seen since before the financial crash, thanks to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement of his intended Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman exec and hedge fund manager. On Wednesday, Goldman stocks leapt to $220.77, up from Tuesday’s price of $211.76. This is the highest level since December […]

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse has a successful track record of sending its musical productions to Broadway and has a penchant for winning Tony Awards in the process. “Memphis” (2010), for one, springs to mind; the Best Musical Tony-winner was brilliantly performed and brilliantly directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Chris Ashley. However, I’m not quite sure […]

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