Tilda Swinton plays a pair of sisters who write competing gossip columns, and leftist philosopher Herbert Marcuse even shows up as a character. “That’s just us having fun,” says Joel. “He seemed like an unlikely movie character, just our perverse thing going on there.”. Brolin’s fixer character is based on the real-life MGM publicity chief Howard Strickling as well as on the real Eddie Mannix, an actual MGM vice president who sometimes played a fixer role. The pair was responsible for hushing up potential scandals, and, according to Hollywood lore, they covered up some doozies.
— Richard Scheinin, Coachella by the Bay, Bay Area music fans always look forward to mid-April’s Coachella ballet - digital clipart set, ballerina clipart, ballet clipart, tutu clipart, ballet slippers. Valley Music and Arts Festival, But most don’t make the trek to Southern California for the event, they stay at home and wait for Coachella to come to them, The festival draws the industry’s best acts and many of them also schedule Bay Area dates around the event, Given that the festival has yet to announce its lineup, there’s no way of knowing which Coachella acts will end up playing here, Yet, it’s pretty easy to make an educated guess, We’ll start with Coldplay, heavily rumored to be one of this year’s Coachella headliners, The multiplatinum group will play San Jose’s HP Pavilion April 27-28 ($49.50-$110; www.ticketmaster.com), Other likely Coachella suspects with local dates include Belgian experimental rocker Gotye (April 12; Independent, San Francisco; $20; www.theindependentsf.com), French electronic music duo Justice (April 17; Fox Theater, Oakland; $39.50; www.ticketmaster.com), indie-rock troupe Wild Flag (April 18; Fillmore, San Francisco; $28; www.ticketmaster.com), excellent rapper Childish Gambino (April 19; Fox Theatre; $25) and dream-pop act M83 (April 22-23; Fillmore; $28)..
Redwood Symphony. With guitarist Jon Mulvey. Conducted by Eric Kujawsky. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony, Daugherty’s Gee’s Bend, and Rossini’s Overture to La Scala di Seta. Main Theater, Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. $10-$30. Children under 18 admitted free with an adult. redwoodsymphony.org. MUSIC Series. California Pops Orchestra. All shows begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 8: On Broadway; including music from “Cabaret” and “Mamma Mia.” March 29: Swing it!; tribute to the Big Bands, with guests Black Tie Jazz. May 17: Spies, Heroes, Comedy and Mayhem; featuring music from “The Untouchables,” “Mission Impossible,” “The Lone Arranger” (with apology to Rossini) and more. Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. $15-$42. Free parking in lots 5 and 6. 650 856-8432 or www.calpops.org.
Most people are familiar with the 2006 film of “Dreamgirls” and Jennifer Hudson’s stunning portrayal of Effie White, ballet - digital clipart set, ballerina clipart, ballet clipart, tutu clipart, ballet slippers. while the play — which opened in 1981 and won six Tony Awards the following year — is not as well known, This production is a good opportunity to get reacquainted with the story without the distraction of the star power of Beyonce, Jamie Foxx and company, Written by Tom Eyen and produced and choreographed on Broadway by the unparalleled Michael Bennett (“A Chorus Line”), it’s a retelling of a familiar story of a rhythm-and-blues group (think The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown and others) which tries out its act at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and — miraculously — gets a big break..
The Bay Area News Group received a pair of honors Monday in a national journalism contest for its coverage of an under-performing online school network that reaped millions of California tax dollars and of the Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people during a dance party. Jessica Calefati, a former reporter in the news organization’s Sacramento bureau, took first place in the National Headliner Awards for education writing, and the staff of the East Bay Times won second place for spot news for its coverage of the Ghost Ship fire, which was honored last week with the Pulitzer Prize.
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