Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, 2014

The Biker Chef and I attended the annual Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD again this year. It’s about the 20th rally for the Chef, and the 3rd one for me. The first two years that I rode along, we just passed through, got a patch commemorating the event from the Jackpine Gypsies, who started the…
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Review Of Evita At The Ordway In St. Paul, MN

I’ll admit that I haven’t paid much attention to Evita. Of course, I’ve heard the famous “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” but somehow a live performance hadn’t come across my path until this week here in Minnesota. (I didn’t even see the movie starring Madonna.) I know, where have I been? It is a beautiful, moving story…
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Review Of Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike At The Guthrie

Christopher Durang’s play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a character show. He had very specific types in mind as he was writing it. I woke up this morning wondering how the casting call might read: Wanted: two males, four females for modern comedy inspired by classic characters – older man, a bit grey and shaky,…
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My Fair Lady And Other Great Summer Shows

I want to thank The Guthrie Theater, and other venues, for continuing to invite me to their productions. Lauren, PR at The Guthrie, says, “We love our online media.” We love you, too! I love promoting the arts online and off. This summer is packed full of wonderful opportunities to attend live performances. At The…
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Review Of Illusions Theater’s My Antonia At The Lab In St. Paul, MN

When I received the invitation to attend opening/press night for this performance, I was sad because I knew I couldn’t get down to St. Paul at that time. The PR contact, Anne Ulseth, offered me another time, and I jumped on it. I had recently found a copy of the novel at a used book store…
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