Where will the Lord’s Resistance Army turn up next?
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Well, as they say:
“There’s nothing like a three-time Tony Award winning musical about a civil rights titan who used his distinctly original brand of big-band music to fight against injustice to usher in inspiration during the holidays.”
“Amazed by Fela
@SHNSF. Beyond incredible story, music & dance. Thank you to the cast for such a moving performance! “
Get all the deets right here, from Elena Park.
Oh, and don’t miss this update: ‘Fela!’ joint sends buzz through audience.
Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Kuti – Photo by: Monique Carboni
Paulette Ivory and Sahr Ngaujah – Photo by: Tristram Kenton
Ever more deets:
Motivated by his mother, a civil rights champion, he defied a corrupt and oppressive military government and devoted his life and music to the struggle for freedom and human dignity.
FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones.
EVERYBODY SAY YEAH YEAH!
For more information on the show click here.
Guidance for Parents – No Children under 5 allowed.
I don’t know, I think they could have figured out a way to have Pride Weekend and the World Cup at the same place at the same time this A.M.
Or, in other words:
They were still setting up this stage when the action started in South Africa:
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Fans forced indoors tried to make the best of it, craning their necks as if they were in the front row of a Metreon movie theatre:
(Of course, batting practice precluded AT&T Park’s JumboTron from showing the contest.)
Fans arriving at Civic Center this morning were told to go to “some bar” to catch the match. One fan announced that he was “mega-bummed.”
Here’s the pitch:
“For those of you who have never come across this miracle fruit, the táami berry has the unique ability to modify the perception of flavors – making sour and bitter flavors taste remarkably sweet. táami berry defies the notion that eating healthy can’t taste good, literally forcing people to rethink their assumptions about flavors.”
But I did get a chance to try things out later on. For about an hour after eating one these tiny little fruits, sour lemon juice will taste like sweet lemonade, I can guarantee you that.
As it looked in SoMA at Triptych on Folsom during the kick-off party a few weeks back. It was just filled with handsome young people:
See? These are just little things. One Synsepalum dulcificum per person, that’s all you need.
Host Noah comes to a table to explain how it all works. There were lots of different kinds of foods to nosh on…
Anyway, if you’re into it, Twitter will let you know when the next event gets scheduled.
When our corporate overlords at Google aren’t getting busted for lacking shooting permits in national parks or getting ripped off buying $7000 toilets from Japan, they’re giving the world a gift for the holidays.
“This gift is for someone very special: Everyone. Because charities are experiencing their toughest year in decades, we have committed $20 million to helping those who help us all. Our gift to you is a gift to them.”
Check out the recipients.
Boys and Girls Clubs
CARE, Mothers Matter
World Wildlife Fund, Natural Capital Project
African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
The Mango Tree
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Harlem Children’s Zone
Save the Children, Latin America focus
Reporters Without Borders
Loud Against Nazis [“Laut gegen Nazis”]
Save the Children, Middle East and Eurasia focus
Grupo Cultural Afro Reaggae
Ashesi University College, Ghana
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience
Shin Shin Educational Foundation
Tzu Chi Foundation
Happy Holidays from Google
Hello, As we near the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for the time, energy, commitment, and trust you’ve shared with us in 2009. With sharing in mind, this year we’ve decided to do something a little different. We hope you’ll find it fits the spirit of the holiday season. We’re looking forward to working with you to build lasting success in 2010.
Happy Holidays, Your Google Team
Here’s another great exhibit at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park – it’s Art and Power in the Central African Savanna. Read all about it courtesy of Nancy Ewart, the San Francisco Examiner‘s S.F. Museum Examiner.
Check out this ugly customer. Well actually, it’s a mask for dancing, called a cihongo. Click to expand:
And here are the people who helped to make this exhibit happen: Margaret Rinkevich, Bob Wall and Cleveland Museum of Art Curator of African Art Constantine Petredis, Ph.D.:
Art and Power just opened. Look for it upstairs at the ‘zeum.
See you there!
San Francisco, March 2009––The de Young Museum presents Art and Power in the Central African Savanna, June 20 to October 11, 2009. This exhibition explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa. Carved primarily from wood, these power figures act as containers for magical organic ingredients and serve both religious and political purposes. According to traditional beliefs, the figures mediate between the human and spirit worlds to insure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco director John Buchanan says, “This exhibition contains an extraordinary selection of rare works that will resonate dramatically with modern and contemporary tastes. Additionally, it highlights the Museums’ renewed interest in art from Africa.”
Art and Power in the Central African Savannais organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art. The San Francisco presentation is made possible by James and Patricia Ludwig, Bob Wall and Margaret Rinkevich, Lauren T. T. Hall and David Hearth, and Charles and Diane Frankel. The organizing curator of the exhibition is Constantine Petridis, Ph.D., curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The presenting curator at the de Young is Kathleen Berrin, curator of African art and art of the Americas. The de Young is the final venue for Art and Power. Previously, the exhibition was at The Menil Collection in Houston September 26, 2008–January 4, 2009, and at the Cleveland Museum of Art March 1–May 31, 2009. A fully illustrated catalogue by Petridis accompanies the exhibition and is available in the Museum Store.
de Young Visitor Information
The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles, and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tuesday–Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am–5:15 pm
Friday: 9:30 am–8:45 pm
Closed on Monday
$6 youths 13–17 and students with a college I.D.
Members and children 12 and under are free
The first Tuesday of every month is free
The de Young is accessible to wheelchair users. For information, contact the ADA Coordinator: 415.750.7645 (voice) or 415.750.3509 (TTY)