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Entries by George Heymont from 08/2011

Painfully Awkward Situations (On Stage and Screen)

| Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

Three new dramedies put the search for true love under a curious lens with appealing and often poignant results. Although each takes place in a different country, each is locked into a specific period in its local culture.

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

| Posted 08.04.2011 | Arts

In just a few short weeks, the world will observe the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Even though Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, pa...

Dose Damn Damsels in Dis Dress

| Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

The other night, as I entered San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre for a performance of Billy Elliot the Musical, I couldn't help noticing an impressively ...

Invasion of the Narcissists

| Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

Like politics, the entertainment industry is filled with monstrous egos awash in a sea of dysfunctional behavior.

New Stars Are Born

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

2011-08-15-Screenshot20110815at9.39.10AM.jpg Rather than being ostracized as losers, many of today's gifted children find a wealth of opportunities waiting to help them develop and polish their craft.

Laying a Clear Dramatic Foundation

| Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts

Each play took place in a very different time frame and was written by a playwright with a unique world view. Each was the work of an extremely prolific playwright.

There's More To Shtetl Humor Than Tevye the Dairyman

| Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts

2011-08-26-yiddish.jpgBack before World War II (when Yiddish was a thriving language) it was standard practice for the great works of literature and song to be translated into Yiddish.

The Fabulous Invalid Clings to Life

| Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

In the past 50 years, cultural exchange programs have allowed artists, athletes, and students to travel and work abroad as a means of fostering greater understanding. These exchanges have led to curious forms of cross-pollination.