Festivities in Ojai

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I’ve been off taking a lot of photos in central California’s “Shangri-La” in the Ojai valley, which was filled with music that was decidedly cosmopolitan and mostly contemporary. The Ojai Music Festival has been bringing world class performers to the Libbey Bowl  since 1947, and each year features a different Music Director chosen from luninaries of…

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Ballroom Dreams

Anna & Henry are getting very good! Alan Knee's "Syncopation" - Ensemble Theatre Company 5/28/17 The New Vic Theatre

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To wrap up their season of plays about interesting couples, Ensemble Theatre Company presents Alan Knee’s “Syncopation,” a dance drama that follows a budding romance between aspiring ballroom dancers. Meatpacker Henry dreams of becoming famous on the dance floor, but he has a problem: he doesn’t have a partner. He places an ad in…

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Boffo!

UCSB Theater and Dance Dept. production of Bertold Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" 5/24/17 UCSB Hatlen Theater

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UCSB’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” was big, richly detailed and thoroughly enjoyable. A huge otherworldly set took us from a palace to snowy mountains and back again. The story goes from revolution to marrying a dead man who isn’t, being on the run from regime soldiers and fighting to keep a child you’ve raised,…

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