Steve Grand – All American Boy

There was a time in the not so distant past that an musician would burst onto the scene in the form of a single, or maybe a television appearance, or even maybe a demo record that got released. The general public usually had no knowledge of the artist prior to […]

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Kara Shay Thomson as Magda Sorel in The Consul (Photo by B. Mazzurco)

The Consul @ Florida Grand Opera

  This past Saturday Florida Grand Opera opened its final production of its 74th season, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul. Written in 1950, The Consul was Menotti’s first full length opera and it premiered not at the Met, but down the street at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. It also ran […]

Lux Lisbon – Get Some Scars

The U.K has always been a hotbed for musical innovation, and thanks to iTunes and its brethren it’s almost become second nature to reach across the world and discover a new artist. Sure there’s a lot of chaff floating around, but occasionally you stumble across a real gem.  Enter a […]

Lux Lisbon - Get Some Scars

Bridgette Gan  and Peter Strummer Photo: Madeline Gray)

The Daughter of the Regiment

On Saturday March 21st, Palm Beach Opera presented its second performance of Donizetti’s comic opera The Daughter of the Regiment (La Fille du Regiment)  at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The Daughter of the Regiment  was composed in 1839 by Gaetano Donizetti, with a […]

In the Voice of Our Mothers

South Florida theater goers recognize the name Sheri Upbin. She and her company West Boca Theatre have created a name for themselves by presenting high quality, challenging works. GFour productions hit the ground running a few years ago with a couple of little shows called Menopause, The Musical and 2011’s […]

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Classic Doctor Who: The Ark in Space

Classic Doctor Who #7 – The Ark in Space

The Ark in Space is probably any New Whovian’s best possible introduction to Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor! One is less likely to be as impressed with Baker’s actual first episode as the Doctor, Robot, which aired just prior to this one (but which Netflix is currently not streaming). Originally airing from […]

Florida Grand Opera – Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers

  Florida Grand Opera is currently presenting their third offering of their 74th season, Georges Bizet’s 1863 opera Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers). With a libretto by Eugène Corman and Michel Carré, The Pearl Fishers was Bizet’s first major opera, and it predates Carmen (his last and most […]

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Daniel  Okulitch in Enemies, A Love Story (photo by Palm Beach Opera)

Enemies, A Love Story – The World Premiere

Friday was an exciting night at The Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. For the first time in its over 50 year history Palm Beach Opera presented the World Premiere of a new opera. For an art form that very often finds its classics in the 18th and 19th centuries, […]

Classic Doctor Who #6 – The Green Death, Part 2

When we last left our heroes, Jo Grant (Katy Manning) was growing closer to handsome, young, brilliant Professor Clifford Jones (Stewart Bevan) and his quest to secure an ecologically sound future for the Earth, and emotionally further from time-traveling Time Lord, the Doctor (Jon Pertwee). The director of Global Chemicals, […]

DW: Green Death

Classic DW: The Green Death

Classic Doctor Who #6 – The Green Death, Part 1

The Green Death wraps up the 10th Anniversary season of Doctor Who (originally broadcast May 19 to June 13, 1973) with aplomb! Episode One At the Global Chemicals Centre in the mining village of Llanfairfach, in the South of Wales, a group of out-of-work miners have assembled to protest Global […]