Archive for April 2011

Kelly's Show & Tell: Venti-lation vignette

The hypocrisy of the Hollywood community continues to amaze me.  Kobe Bryant can utter a homophobic slur “in the heat of the moment” – and gets a reaction from many that sounds very much like the old “boys will be boys” excuse.  He has been fined, which I am sure his agent has suggested he... Read more »

Ramsey Lewis "Proclamation of Hope"

Ramsey Lewis, Chicago’s own joyous jazzman, will be featured on WTTW-Channel 11 and other PBS television stations tonight. His composition, “Proclamation of Hope,” is an orchestral suite which he performed at Ravinia and the Kennedy Center in Washington. The varied musical motif celebrates many different styles (jazz, gospel, classical) and honors the Abraham Lincoln bicentennial... Read more »

WORKING, A musical

WORKING, a musical based on the book by Studs Terkel, is now in an open-run at the Broadway Playhouse on Chestnut Street. This show is such a well-acted, superbly sung and inventively staged musical, every seat should be filled at almost every performance. Yet, the problem may be the theater itself — Jeepers, when I... Read more »