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Casting for NBC Pilot “Exposed” – Re: Investigative Journalism – “Woman with Dreads” & “Tough-Looking Latinos”Thursday, March 27th, 2014
OMG, San Francisco Ballet Just Announced Friday March 21 Performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s CinderellaFriday, March 14th, 2014
Mad seats are available at our world-class San Francisco Ballet for Friday, March 21st, 2014, mostly because they just announced it. This is your rare chance to get great seats just one week before a popular show.
All the deets:
What: Christopher Wheeldon’s acclaimed Cinderella, Added Performance
When: Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00PM
Where: War Memorial Opera House at 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
San Francisco Ballet Announces added Performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella on March 21, 2014
|SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, March 14, 2014 – Due to popular demand, San Francisco Ballet announced today that it will present an additional performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, on Friday, March 21, 2014. Co-produced by SF Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet, Cinderella had its world premiere in December 2012 with the Dutch National Ballet at the Amsterdam Music Theatre.SF Ballet principal casting for the added performance will be:
Cinderella: Sarah Van Patten
Prince: Tiit Helimets
About Wheeldon’s Cinderella
Wheeldon’s production has thrilled audiences in both San Francisco and New York and received rave reviews—triumphed most recently by the San Francisco Chronicle as “…utterly alluring.” Set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Wheeldon’s interpretation combines parts of both the Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm versions, along with new elements. The result provides audiences with a magical tale that is stunningly visual and deeply moving.
One of the most in-demand dancemakers working today, Christopher Wheeldon is formerly a resident choreographer of New York City Ballet, founder/ artistic director of his own company, and an artistic associate at The Royal Ballet. The prolific choreographer has become a frequent presence at SF Ballet over the last decade. Cinderella, his eighth commission and first full-length work for the Company (a total of 12 of his ballets are in the repertory), follows the success of his 2011 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland— a co-production of the National Ballet Canada and The Royal Ballet.
About San Francisco Ballet
As America’s oldest professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic “firsts” since its founding in 1933, including performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first 20th-century American Coppélia. San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States. Guided in its early years by American dance pioneers and brothers Lew, Willam and Harold Christensen, San Francisco Ballet currently presents more than 100 performances annually, both locally and internationally. Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson for more than two decades, the Company has achieved an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in the world. In 2005, San Francisco Ballet won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Dance” and in 2006, it was the first non-European company elected “Company of the Year” in Dance Europe magazine’s annual readers’ poll. In 2008, the Company marked its 75th anniversary with a host of initiatives including an ambitious New Works Festival. Recent highlights include a tour to the People’s Republic of China, the celebration of Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s 25th anniversary with the Company, and the United States premiere of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, which was broadcast internationally, as well as nationally on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America” in 2011. In 2012, SF Ballet’s ambitious tour schedule included London and Washington, D.C., plus first-time visits to Hamburg, Moscow, and Sun Valley, Idaho. In October 2013, the Company performed at New York’s David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, where The New York Times declared SF Ballet “a national treasure.”
Hunger Games, Frisco-Style, Dog Division – President Snow’s Granddaughter and Pooch Delight the Swells of the CapitolWednesday, February 19th, 2014
Oh, I meant Willie Brown’s granddaughter, seen at the recent “Haute Dog” contest.
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Meanwhile, the canines of District 12 have nothing to eat…
If only Katniss Barbie could put an end to the Dog Hunger Games.
Actually IRL, part of the reason why we’re going to get the Central Subway to Nowhere in Chinatown and why we’re not going to get public power anytime soon is so that Willie L. Brown Jr. can pass along ever more riches to his progeny by the time he kicks off. It’s so that WB’s granddaughter (and not yours!) can be seen giving the money from AECOM and PG&E and all the others to a “worthy” charity.
You might think that that’s the hallmark of a healthy democracy
And you might favor naming a span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after him.
Or you might not.
Huge Billboard Proclaims “7th ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW” – But What are “The Crunchies,” GIGAOM, TechCrunch, and VentureBeat?Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
I’ll tell you, oh, actually, I can’t tell you.
What kind of awards show holds itself out as an AWARDS SHOW in large type and then has the actual show name in greyed-out small type?
IDK, a crappy one?
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(I could prolly tell you more ’bout the Webby Award (the Webbies!) than anything on this billboard.)
Let us, I beseech thee, Software-Americans, maintaineth thy perspective…
Shen Yun, the “Falun Gong Show,” Plays Our Famous Opera House – Who’s Embarrassed? Chinese Consulate, Rose PakFriday, December 27th, 2013
Our world-famous Beaux-Arts War Memorial Opera House will once again host SHEN YUN, aka The Falun Gong Show.
See? January 4-12, 2014:
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Our Chinese consulate over in the Japantown area is keeping quiet this go-around, but the people there are nevertheless steamed about this show. As is Chinatown strongman / Chinese consulate “advisor” Rose Pak, oh well.
But things could be worse. Remember this one from a half-decade back? This gal suspended herself from the roof of the consulate on Laguna to protest about Tibet. See?
Source unknown This could be a one-of-a-kind photo
And then people from the consulate went up there and cut her down.
How long a fall to the balcony would you say that was? 15 feet or so? (Note the absence of the flagpoles in this later photo – those poles got nubbed shortly after the rope cutting incident.)
And then the SFFD couldn’t get into the building to rescue her to take her to SFGH because, because, well, the People’s Republic of China.
A Riot of Color in Foggy, Foggy Golden Gate Park: It’s August in the Dahlia Dell! – Big Flower Show Coming Aug. 17-18, 2013Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
As it looks this season:
August 17th & 18th, 2013, Dahlia Society of California, County Fair Building/Golden Gate Park, 9th & Lincoln Avenues, San Francisco
But whatever you do, don’t ask about the Walk of Shame at the next meeting! It’s just too shameful:
“Program: Deborah will present her interactive Walk of Shame where you learn which are major show sins and which are minor ones.”
Now check out the flowery language used to make the dahlia San Francisco’s official flower:
“The dahlia partakes essentially of the character of our beloved city, in birth, breeding, and habit, for it was originally Mexican, carried thence to Spain, to France and England in turn, being changed in the process from a simple daisylike wild flower to a cosmopolitan beauty.”
As seen just east of our Conservatory of Flowers:
An annual eardrum buzz in GGP:
Colour hidden in the park.
See you there!
“Ghost Adventures: Market Street Cinema?” – Watch the Whole 41-Minute Video Using This Link – Strip Club Gone ForeverWednesday, July 31st, 2013
(Boy, lots of homeless people in this one…)
Here’s the Latest Controversial SFMTA MUNI Bus Ad: “THIS IS ISLAMIC APARTHEID” – Uh, You’re Losing This Game, SFMTAWednesday, June 19th, 2013
“After months of procrastination and dhimmitude, the San Francisco MTA finally posted our Islamic apartheid ads on city buses (above are the first of the pics). They have been running the libelous “Israel is an apartheid state” ad without hesitation (or substantiation), mind you. I, on the other hand, had to provide numerous links and references to back up my ads. Why me and not them? Because I was stating fact, but the Jew-haters were merely expressing their opinion. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
San Francisco turned over the revenue from our ads to Muslim groups to study the effect AFDI ads had on the Muslim community, I kid you not. But they kept the revenue from the Jew-hatred ads.
We will educate the American people despite the difficulty, despite the obstacles.”
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