Monday, January 30, 2012

Selection Reminder: Orlando Ballet Uncorked at the Abbey!

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Monday, Jan. 30 – Orlando Ballet Uncorked True ballet dancers of the kind that populate big-city companies spend a lifetime training their bodies to be something other than – higher than – human. To see a ballerina just “hang out” or stretch or do whatever it is they...

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Film News Roundup -- Jan 29th, 2012

Posted By on Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM

There were two really awful stories in the news this week and neither one of them had anything to do with Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close getting a Best Picture nomination. 1) Bingham Ray died. 2) Theo Angelopoulos died. What the fuck? Bingham Ray's name might not be...

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Selection Reminder: The Barber of Seville!

Posted By on Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Sunday, Jan. 29 – The Barber of Seville Perhaps it seems disrespectful when the overture of The Barber of Seville begins, and all you can think of is Elmer Fudd chasing Bugs Bunny into the Hollywood Bowl. Maybe it dismays you that the aria “Largo al factotum della...

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

What’s new in “Dark Knight Rises” spoilers

Posted By on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Hey, see the title of this blog? It means we’re going deep into rumor and speculation about the arcane plot points of one of this year’s most anticipated releases. So if you want to maintain your innocence and avoid disappointment, you know what to do, right? Right! Don’t enroll at...

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Selection Reminder: Monster Jam tonight at the Citrus Bowl!

Posted By on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Saturday, Jan. 28 – Monster Jam It takes some series balls (or boobs, for our female friends!) to maneuver a 10,000-pound jacked-up monster truck. It also takes a certain, shall we say, “charisma” to romp among the rough-and-rowdy crowds found at Monster Jam. No doubt there’ll be side-by-side...

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Selection Reminder: El Bulli: Cooking in Progress at Enzian Theater!

Posted By on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Saturday, Jan. 28 – El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Like a lot of innovations, molecular gastronomy is easily parodied – and admittedly, the cuisine’s foams, airs and colloids, produced with chemicals and tools never seen in a home cook’s kitchen, can tip over into laughable rather than delicious...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Selection Reminder: The Bright Light Social Hour at the Social!

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Friday, Jan. 27 – The Bright Light Social Hour It’s hard to take the Bright Light Social Hour entirely seriously, if only because it’s not entirely clear whether or not they do. There’s a sort of wink-and-a-nod detachment to their music, as if they’re letting you know that,...

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Selection Reminder: Reptar tonight at Will's Pub!

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Friday, Jan. 27 – Reptar The underground electronic music world has recently witnessed a smattering of young artists crib their aliases from ’80s kids’ TV shows, like DuckTales, Thundercats and Reading Rainbow. Perhaps Reptar are leading the way for folks to form rock acts named after ’90s cartoon...

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Selection Reminder: Mr. Bing & L’Art Nouveau!

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Friday, Jan. 27 – Mr. Bing & L'Art Nouveau Art History 101 might have been more fun if it had taken place outdoors and featured movies instead of droning lecturers with faded slides. Snacking encouraged? A bonus. Now that you’re out of school, you might try a little...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Why No One Was Really "Robbed" in Oscar Snubs

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:40 PM

So, one month from tonight the 84th Academy Awards will take place, and Twitter will light afire with the spurned bleating of people who didn't like the films that won. It's already on fire with people who don't like the nominations. Whether it be the snubs (Albert Brooks,...

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