Rachel Jeffries, Ann Lambert, Brianna Smith and Joanna Gerdy were terrific. The rest of the cast were adequate, save for Scott Pacitti who hit his mark and then stood there like a planted tree in an airless desert.
Fairly good script (don't know if Tony material) desperately lacking in strong direction after seeing this production.
And if I realized that Pulitzer-prize winning author Isabel
Wilkerson was giving a lecture in the space next door, I would have headed there after intermission.
His talk was lovely-and I appreciate that he did a lot of prep for it. In fact, he checked in early on Friday night so he could get the work done!
Barbara Schreiber is a beautiful writer, who does a wonderful job of testifying to the strengths of the art-work she discusses in the Point8 blog. I gain insights about what's going on, in and around Charlotte's - Art and Architectural scene - every time I - "read all about it", from Babs.
Thank you so much for all you do - Cheers - Mitchell Kearney
Nice piece Kemp, very cool you got to check out Eno@Moogfest... BTW, did Eno have any Bob Moog anecdotes? And did you catch any of the live shows @ the fest?
WTF? All this hate over a damned book review? I guess what I'm wondering these days is this: Is there anyone left out there who is remotely sane and can react intelligently to what is actually in an article? Oh, I forgot, those folks avoid wingnut-encrusted comments sections like the plague.
It's a shame, really, how one-note singers with some nonsensical ax to grind or another have wrecked comment sections everywhere, ruining what could have been places for real discussions rather than flame-fests and virtual toilets where nutcases and obsessives go to purge their bile.
Brice hits the nail on the head. Obama is simply John Edwards with a tan, and Grooms and the other Obamanoids simply imbeciles for not seeing it.
If Grooms is really committed to Obama, I suggest he enlist in the Army and strap himself to a drone. For (his) God (Obama) and Country, y'know.
There’s a sucker born every minute. Add Ron Suskind to that bandwagon.
Suskind attributes Obama’s inexperience to his being easily conned by his cabinet. Fact is, it is Obama along with his cabinet of merry men and women who are conning Mr. Suskind and the rest of the public. What looks like cluelessness, ineptitude, and inexperience is by design. The powers that be – the ones who decide who we get to vote for – vetted Obama long ago and deemed him the perfect front for the empire’s quest for totalitarian world domination. Obama’s biracial black face and smooth talking skills would act to silence relevant dissent. This is working out perfectly as those who’d normally criticize/challenge/question do so tepidly, or more often, not at all. This leaves the usual right wing boogeyfolk who can be dismissed as racist.
Said silence allows the empire to enact an agenda benefitting imperial powers and corporate coffers while impoverishing everyone else. This scenario is also doing quite well as we have:
-perpetual wars/covert ops that enrich the military/security complex;
-legislation presented as helpful to the people but in reality is written by industry to benefit said industry that is ripping off the people (see: healthcare and financial “reform”);
-decimation of civil liberties here at home;
-extrajudicial killings; torture/secret prisons/indefinite detentions;
-no-strings bailouts for bankster class responsible for worldwide financial collapse.
Mr. Grooms writes that now Obama is coming out swinging as a man that will protect us from financial predators. Really? Why was Elizabeth Warren, who appeared to want to enforce tough actions against financial malfeasance, dumped from the president’s proposed financial regulatory reform group? Why is his attorney general busy pushing laughable WMD-ish lie about Iran plotting to kill Saudi ambassador, yada yada while Wall Street financial terrorist kingpins committing real crimes go unpunished?
Obama’s jobs bill is a classic example of the con man in action. Jobs were issue #1 since day one of his administration. Instead of coming out swinging with the mother of all job creation proposals in 2008, we got a stimulus band aid when a tourniquet was required. Why did Obama wait over 2 years to propose a major jobs plan that could have been easily passed with his Democratic congressional majority in 2008? His administration frittered away 2 years continuing BushCo wars, bankster bailouts, and civil liberty decimation but nothing of substance on the jobs front. This insured a loss of Democratic seats in the midterms. Now, Obama “gets busy” with a jobs plan that will face uphill battle against a Republican Congress. How convenient. Wait until re-election season to roll out a plan you know will face uphill battle in Congress. When it doesn’t pass, you can woo voters buy placing blame on Republicans for not passing the bill. If Obama really gave a good god damn about jobs, he’d have: 1) put forth bill in 2008; 2) selected cabinet members who were passionate about jobs creation; 3) not have named a former GE exec who presided over massive layoffs and outsourced work as Jobs Czar; and 4) not propose another band aid bill won’t provide even half the jobs needed to keep up with those already or being lost now.
Suskind scratches his head at the hiring of Geithner and Summers. Typical sucker train of thought. Wall Street gave more cash to Obama campaign than any other candidate in 2008. Big surprise that a Wall Street lackey-in-chief would hire other lackeys to do the bidding of the bankster class.
Great article letting more of us know about this new and important venue. Thanks for keeping the CL audience informed about what is happening, and why the art thing can have a greater impact. Tom Stanley.
BARBARA-- you are great! Thanks so much for this coverage. Will be looking forward to many articles from you in the future!
My husband and I went to the Center City Gallery's artist's reception that featured John Hairston and Antoine Williams' mural Here's to Hoping It Rhymes for a Reason, and were instantly wowed! with the work on display. We cannot wait to see what else Crista and the artist collaborations she draws into this viable and visual venue produce. And Barbara, we enjoyed your informative and well written piece on the Center City Gallery, and look forward to community conversations that are bound to emerge from the gallery's vision and exhibits. - Kris
you go Crista! Thank you Barbara for writing about us!
Huffle Puffed by Mon Frere will be at The Mill twice in October, while Robot Johnson takes a short break.
To give proper credit, the vibrators were both prop inventions created by Chip Decker. He had that master plan of exactly what he wanted them to look like. Plus, i just think he enjoyed googling "vibrators"...
hey,it is just awesome...
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