Posts Tagged ‘James Baldwin’

ToDo ToDay: Summer Hummer, Echo & the Bunnymen, and a Civil Rights Celebration

The Fringe Festival has concluded, and the fall season has yet to begin at most area theaters. Some local performers have a hard time staying still, so they’re using the downtime to mount a show in support of fellow actors in need. The annual cabaret and burlesque show “Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois” allows the Helen [...]

ToDo ToDay: Bebel Gilberto! Journos Do Comedy!

From a musical family that included her bossa nova musician dad, Joao Gilberto, New York-born Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto breathily croons in Portuguese and English. She’s no purist, though she does warble over an acoustic guitar, too; the 46-year-old singer has recorded loungey tracks with the likes of Thievery Corporation, as well as albums of [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. Hal Ashby: Interviews, edited by Nick Dawson.
Hal Ashby was one of those legendary, long-haired, aviator-sunglassed, '70s-ish directors (see: Harold and Maude, Shampoo, Being There) who did drugs and wore flared pants and generally represented the "golden age of American cinema," though most of [...]