What piece of art stopped you cold?
Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you'd like us .. But there were ...
September 4, 2015
Take a peek behind the scenes of local theater
Poised to start its 40th season next weekend with a comedic retelling of “The 39 Steps,” the Cider Mill was founded by theater department faculty members at SUNY Binghamton (now Binghamton University), led by department chairman John Bielenberg. The ...
September 2, 2015
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Items this week include coffee table, organ with bench, televisions, stroller, gas barbecue grill, bike, window weights, humidifier, wall clock, trivial pursuit games, booster seat, trunk, wall shelf, floor lamps with table ...
September 4, 2015
Weekend preview: Does this work for Labor Day fun?
On one wall is a large copy of a poster advertising a decades-old performance at the club by “international jazz sensation” Chet Baker, with his picture, impossibly handsome, stylish and cool. There's no going back, but the modern evolution of Ball ...
September 3, 2015
Weekly entertainment calendar
Five O'Clock Steakhouse: Christopher's Project, 8 p.m. Aug. . Hal's Harley-Davidson: Milwaukee Rally event features Ives Brothers Wall of Death, noon-3 p.m. Sept. .. Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park: Self-Led Science Activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m ...
August 27, 2015
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
First, there was the requisite two-hour breakfast at a quaint, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. These meetings were about more than For the week or so I was in town, and to the extent that we could, we cleared our calendars of the usual meetings ...
August 24, 2015
The City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting exhibition proposals at the Cultural Arts Gallery for the 2016 calendar year. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. Sept. Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W. York St. Telfair ...
August 30, 2015
Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. This week’s question comes from reader Phil Martin:. ” experience at some point—the song that makes you suddenly tune everything else out, or the picture or video you glimpse for a moment and suddenly can’t tear your eyes away from. the first time I heard it on a mix someone had made, I remember dropping whatever I was doing and standing still on the spot until it was over. What piece of art has actually stopped you in your tracks. I’m not entirely sure I had even heard the album version at that point—this would’ve been right around the time of I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got —but the “Apple Brightness” mix stopped me dead in my tracks, and I called the station to see... It’s actually not crazy different than the version on the album (itself a version of an old Irish poem), but this one adds some bombastic echo to the sample of James Brown’s “Funky Drummer” that serves as its rhythmic bed, and also grabs some... But it’s those huge, recognizable drums that have been sampled so many times, along with O’Connor’s gorgeous, pained vocal delivery, that make the track so hauntingly fantastic.
Hundreds of times every year, audience members gather around Greater Binghamton — sometimes showing up early, but often taking their seats minutes before showtime — and wait for the house lights to dim, signaling the start of yet another... Given the right combination of luck and skill, both audience and actors can form a bond for a couple of hours, leaving their day-to-day concerns at the door and traveling on a journey of imagination together. While filmmakers fork over millions of dollars to create 3-D movies, the original 3-D entertainment — living, breathing people right in front of you, sometimes close enough to touch — has been around for thousands of years, and it’s called theater. FALL THEATER PREVIEW: Comedy, drama and more at local theaters. Labor Day is almost here, so local theater companies that take summer vacations are once again gearing up for their annual offerings in the fall, winter and spring. Any discussion of theater in the region has to start in Endicott at the Cider Mill Playhouse. Poised to start its 40th season next weekend with a comedic retelling of “The 39 Steps,” the Cider Mill was founded by theater department faculty members at SUNY.
This is the long weekend when we take an extra day off to celebrate the value of good, honest labor, but also the virtues of not working. The eight-hour workday, the five-day work week, the paid holiday and the paid vacation were once demonized as productivity killers, until Henry Ford came around to the fact that a happier, rested, better-paid staff actually produced more in less... Such ideas can become a societal norm (news flash: there is no law in the United States requiring employers to provide paid vacation time) if we would all just agree to make it so. As a pilot program in my house, I have inaugurated the Labor Day... In truth, the idea comes from Stanzione 87, a small pizzeria in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, where its young proprietor, Franco Stanzione, is a relentlessly dedicated crusader for the traditions of authentic Neapolitan pizza. With his standards and work ethic high, and his staff small, it is interesting to find that Stanzione has instituted what he refers to as a three-hour “siesta” between weekday lunch and dinner seatings. “I am more interested in keeping good people, keeping them happy, people that I have spent time training, than in selling a little more pizza.