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The Mime Troupe Saga continues: Theater X-Net
Many thanks to Toni -- she sent me an autographed copy of Winter Season; A Dancer's Journal (1982) for making a video of her presentation at Harvard University about Ida!
Visit: Michael's Montana Web Archive
Theater, Art, Flash Gordon, Funky Music and MORE!
MORE UPDATES! Outre Space Cinema -- Featuring: 1930's Rocketry, Spitfires of the Spaceways and especially Cellulose to Celluloid, Even more Flash Gordon comparisons from the Saturday Matinees and Sunday Comics.
Many thanks to Jim Keefe (Visit his Website) -- the LAST Flash Gordon illustrator of the 20th Century, and Flash's FIRST illustrator of the 21st, for including my efforts on his Flash Gordon Resources Page -- along with actual creators like Alex Raymond, Al Williamson, and others!
Charity Alert: Play the FreeRice Game -- improve your vocabulary, and donate food to the United Nations. Check into Terra Sigilata blog -- donate $$$ to cancer patients just by clicking onto the site. Keep that Resolution to click on The Hunger Site every day. BTW -- AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a bit simpler than FreeRice Game.
News and Events at Flathead Community College New website for the Hockaday Museum. (I'm working on my Autumn Salon artwork, with Katie Duck as my muse.)
Then and Now -- Disappearing Glaciers of Glacier National Park.
Tears and Laughter about our broken health care system HERE
Media Watch: Fame (2009) directed by Kevin Tancharoen and what appeared to be a committee of market researchers and ass-kissers. Alan Parker's original back in 1980 had an engaging spirit, which is almost totally missing in this tediously manipulative remake. There is an echo in the unlikely, but fun, cafeteria sequence, though. I liked the performances of young actors Collins Pennie, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, and Naturi Naughton. Show-biz veterans Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen, Kelsey Grammar, and Charles Dutton were alright. I was very disappointed at the shallowness of the role played by first-class dancer Kherington Payne -- the choreography was second rate, her few lines were cringingly banal, and there were almost no plot points connecting her character's appearances. The very WORST aspect of this lousy film was the repeated riff that teachers chose their jobs because they couldn't succeed in the 'real world.' Attractive personalities Kherington and Anna Maria both portrayed students who quit their exclusive school, or flunked out, because they got good jobs in the entertainment industry. Fuck those stupid sentiments! Renowned teacher Debbie Allen wouldn't even have a career if she wasn't a good dancer to begin with. I wonder what she thinks about working in a movie which brands her a failure? (She had no control over the film, of course -- very few actors do.)