Friday, January 20, 2006

Crocodile Rockin'

A tribute show called "The Piano Men" uses music of Elton John and Billy Joel to bring the audience on a journey through the 1970s.

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

The year 2005 also saw the revelation, at long last, of the secret
identity of Watergate's legendary "Deep Throat."

And with the release of Steven Spielberg's film "Munich" in December, a
lot of attention has once again been paid to the 1972 assassinations of members
of the Israeli Olympic team.

On a lighter note, singer Elton John recently devoted
part of his national tour to the 30th anniversary of his album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, which in 1975 held the distinction of being the first LP to ever enter the Billboard charts at number one.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Lestat reviews - it ain't pretty ! UPDATED

The Good:
Lestat - Visually Rich - Beyond Chron San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily
Back Stage - Review: "Lestat"

The Bad:
Lestat Bites - InsideBayArea.com
Toothless - San Jose Mecury News
The vampire Lestat has settled in San Francisco. And he's singing in a new musical. Quick! Someone fetch the garlic and a wooden stake! - San Francisco Chronicle
The Stage - A vampire musical without bite
East Bay Express - Emo Vampire Chateau


Difficult to sink teeth into unconvincing 'Lestat' - Contra Costa Times
Bloody awful - ‘Lestat’ stage adaptation proves anemic - San Francisco Examiner

The Indifferent:
Lestat - Dennis Harvey of Variety