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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.
In The Community: News and Events at Flathead Community College New website for the Hockaday Museum. (I got my Autumn Salon artwork in on time, along with colleauge Susie Arthur Guthrie.)
The Flathead County Library's Big Read this year, focuing on Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, featured James W. Loewen, an author who witnessed the corrosion caused by institutional racism in Mississippi. He identified periods of time where relations between the races in Amerika were better and worse -- especially "The Nadir," between 1890 and 1940, where discrimination and outright murder were part of our country's legal code. "Jim," as he prefers to be called also touched on the books which made him famous -- like Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, but he had to catch the Amtrack that night, and his presentation was necessarily shortened.
Jim was introduced to the crowd by Bruce Guthrie (Susie's husband), who had hosted Loewen in his own History class that afternoon at Flathead High School. Good going, Bruce!
Then and Now -- Disappearing Glaciers of Glacier National Park.
Tears and Laughter about our broken health care system HERE
High & Low Media: The San Francisco Opera is doing Verdi's tuneful tear-jerker La Traviata (1854) as I write. I've mentioned it before, but this story of a "professional" woman loving a young "innocent" has haunted the performing arts for a very long time. This production has the action set during the so-called Roaring 20's, but I've neither heard any Jazz, nor has anyone danced the Charleston yet. (Not expecting these things either.)
Like last week's Tosca, the lead female role was brilliantly interpreted by Sarah Bernhardt on the "legitimate stage" -- in the drama we know as Camille. I daresay there's an echo of this riff in the publicity-driven affairs between pornstars and other showbiz figures today. Speaking of which, the mixed martial artist is OFF Trash A Go Go I, leaving at least two talentless schlubs ready to go next. There are too many contestants this season IMHO.
A Dam' Meteor over A'Dam!