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Happy Birthday Lorca!

I first came across Federico Garcia Lorca in Elizabeth Kolbert’s article “Looking for Lorca” in The New Yorker.  I was really intrigued by the story of this famous poet’s remains still unidentified and missing.  Flash forward a couple of years, and … Continue reading

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My headstand “aha” moment

No, no, I didn’t actually get into the pose, but I finally felt the correct weight distribution on my forearms and head.  The thing that I wasn’t getting before is that the highest point of my head should be on … Continue reading

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Vishneva as Giselle: BRILLIANT

Diana Vishneva was amazing as Giselle last night at the American Ballet Theater.  She dispalyed such a wide range of emotion–she goes from lovey, dovey peasant to hallucinating, dying young woman, to fierce, and strong wili in her death. Brava … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “I Wish” by Hirokazu Kore-eda

If you’re a fan of sweet movies about siblings (Emma J., I am peering at you through the Internet), I Wish is the movie for you.  This Japanese movie by the director Hirokazu Kore-eda follows two brothers who are separated because of their parents’ … Continue reading

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Success!!

We rushed at the Met, albeit very slowly, and procured tickets!!!  More on last night’s performance of La Traviata later, morning episode of Stargate now.

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1.5 hrs to go

Crowd has swelled. The Japanese tourist who has just walked in is perplexed. “this is for la traviata?” The man who answers is more stoic. He’s come prepared with a chair and today’s times. “I count fewer than 50 people … Continue reading

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Live from Lincoln Center

Joyce and I are about 50th in line for rush tickets to tonight’sperformance of la traviata at the met. First 75 people get tickets. 4.5 hours to go until box office opens. 10th person in line got here at 10 … Continue reading

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Sunday in New Jersey

I like to spend most of my Sundays in New York in a pretty lazy fashion–eating left-overs, napping, reading and watching Stargate S.G. 1. If I see friends, it is because they are within walking distance. But last Sunday, I found … Continue reading

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Next Wednesday, we RUSH!

Next week, denizens of this apartment in Brooklyn, we rush into battle for one of the final tickets available for La Traviata!  We bring sandwiches, books, and iPads to the Met’s box office, and we wait, and wait–for at least … Continue reading

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Aural dissonance

It’s really difficult to write about country music when you’re listening to Maria Callas sing “sempre libera” from La Traviata.  Country music will have to wait for another post.  I can’t turn Callas off midway through.  Enjoy:

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