The Band’s Visit–the Music is Great

(mubi) As seems to be our fate, we completely missed the dates of Lincoln Center’s Rendezvous with French Cinema and everything was sold out, including the French films downtown. So we decided to go to the theater. We had been promising ourselves to see this anyway. (playbill.com) The score by David Yazbek consists of Arabic-Israeli…

A Glorious Night of Brahms Piano Trios–Ma, Ax, and Kavakos

As Carnegie Hall was sold out, we had the privilege of sitting with 119 other devotees on the stage, a wooden sounding box that once again proved the extraordinary Carnegie Hall acoustics. These three artists joined together for love of Brahms, as each of them could sell out CH any old time. I wondered why…

A Valentine to Getting Older Gratefully

We all have reason to know Bette Davis’ famous saying, “Getting Old Ain’t for Sissies,” but we also know the alternatives are not great. A doctor once told my husband that having a low-level chronic condition was a good way to keep yourself healthy. Well, folks, guess what–we all do have a low-level chronic condition–it’s…

A Time to Vote and a Time to March

(latimes.com)Yes, we’re going out there again–it’s the anniversary of the first Women’s March, which took place the day after Trump’s inauguration. There were lots of us. Today, we’re going out again on the anniversary of Trump’s first year. We have even more to march about. (wivb.com)The government has been shut down by Republicans who cynically…

A Valentine to the Met Sung by Leontyne Price–The Opera House–Go Wednesday

(filmlinc.org)I’m writing this today so that those of you who are interested can still see this wonderful film and I’m going to start with the times and date you can still see it: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm & 6:30 pm and if you go to metopera.org/theoperahouse you can find the theaters showing…