Something missing indeed
arts / Drama / jazz / music / opera

Something missing indeed


ROH and the Verfremdungseffekt “There’s something missing,” sang Kurt Streit as Jimmy McIntyre in the Royal Opera House presentation of Bert Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny. He was right. What was missing was any acknowledgment of what differentiates this work from the run-of-the-mill productions we usually see on the … Continue reading

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Working on weekly video stream


Countdown to Virtual Meeting Point May 6, 2014, 8pm GMT Preparatory work on my Youtube video stream is proceeding as I experiment with the various options. My hope is to run a weekly “Virtual Meeting Point” every Tuesday evening, target date May 6, 2014, under various headings: Culture (spelled Kulcher), covering music (probaby featuring a … Continue reading

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Russian Stalingrad 3D movie now on general release


But Bradford’s not showing it on the IMAX Screen. The nearest IMAX showing is at Birmingham Cineworld. Cineworld – Bradford Vicar Lane, Bradford Leisure Exchange, Bradford ‎11:25‎  ‎14:30‎  ‎17:30‎  ‎20:30‎ Showcase Cinemas Leeds Birstall, Gelderd Road, Batley ‎21:55‎ Bradford showings are not IMAX Why Stalingrad should always be called Stalingrad In 1961 they renamed the city Volgograd because … Continue reading