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tcm classic film festival 2011…


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)

  • Access to all film programs starting prior to 6pm at all festival venues Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1
  • Admission to Club TCM events and panels at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel until 6pm daily, Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1
  • Commemorative festival program Continue reading

alvin ailey…

Photo by Andrew Eccles

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.

  • Washington D.C., February 1-6
  • Atlanta, February 10-13.
  • Philadelphia, February 26-27
  • Detroit, March 3-6
  • Los Angeles, April 8-17
  • Chicago, May 18-22

Check the Alvin Ailey Website for additional cities…

the moth…

“The success of The Moth is one example of

the phenomenon of storytelling that is gaining momentum

nationwide. In The Moth’s case, these narrative

sessions are fast becoming an institution.”

– The New York Times

Have you heard of The Moth? Lots of fun!!!  There are Moth Story Slams in New York, Detroit, Chicago and LA. Most recently, I attended the Moth’s standing room only event at Cliff Bell’s in Detroit. The theme: Winter. Here is how it goes: Everyone has a story right? Well, either you sit back and listen or you sign up for a chance to tell your real life, 5 minute story relating to the theme…sans notes… Continue reading

when a woman loves…r.kelly

Image © Jive Records/Sony Music.

It isn’t just the sound…it’s the look and the feel of it. A cool warmth. An homage to an era past. From the throwback look of the cover art to the b&w understated video. The first time I heard when a woman loves, Continue reading

just fly, dragonfly…

don’t ask how

don’t ask why

just fly, dragonfly

just fly


from the song Dragonfly by A-Ha


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