a favorite pineapple dessert recipe…
The 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival Returns to Hollywood April 28 – May 1, 2011.
Last year’s TCM Classic Film Festival was great! This year should prove to be just as much fun. The theme this year is ‘music and the movies’, kicking off with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951). I would suggest buying a pass to the festival although I went without a pass last year and was able to purchase walk-up tickets. The walk-up tickets were sold just prior to the show at the box office. We had to wait for those with passes to enter first… I made sure to get in line early and only missed out on one movie that I really wanted to see because the theatre filled up. A pass doesn’t guarantee a seat either, but you stand a better chance of getting in if you arrive early.
Passes may be purchased from TCM’s website. Passes may also be purchased by phone at 877.TCM.5764 from 10am to 6pm ET business days.
There are four levels of passes:
The Matinee ($299)
Chocolate Orange Biscotti
2-1/2 cups almonds, toasted
12 oz. high-quality chocolate chips
8 oz. unsalted butter, completely softened at room temperature
4 large eggs
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 Tb. instant espresso powder or finely ground coffee
3/4 cup high-quality Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted
1 cup candied orange peel
18 oz. (4 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt Continue reading
Get thee to the theatre this season to see Alvin Ailey! This year marks the 50th Anniversary of “Revelations”, the company’s signature work. It is also Judith Jamison’s last season as Artistic Director. She has held the position since Alvin Ailey passed away in 1989 . I’m looking forward to the new piece, “Anointed” which has a duet set to the music of Moby’s “Grace”.
The New York City Center Season runs through January 2, 2011.
Check the Alvin Ailey Website for additional cities…