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Entries by George Heymont from 02/2012

Can't Stop the Music

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Joyful Noise, a new movie musical starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, boasts a dynamite soundtrack and an extremely appealing cast.

What Becomes a Legend Most?

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

By the time Channing headed out onto the runway that circled the orchestra pit for her curtain call and waved to the people in the balcony, I was ready to jump over the rail right into her arms. I was hardly alone.

When Professional Worlds Collide

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

There is a point where a passion for one's work crosses over into workaholism. Much like someone with a substance abuse problem, the drive to get another "creative high" can keep an artist chasing after professional rewards while neglecting his personal relationships.

I'm in the Mood for Love

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, why not pause for a moment to think of those films whose approach to romance never fails to please.

Artists on a Mission

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

Two hugely inspirational documentaries recently screened at the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival (Third i) examine artists who have found themselves (quite unexpectedly) on a mission that may well keep them occupied for the rest of their lives.

Women on the Verge

| Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts

Joy Carlin has directed the Bay area premiere of Body Awareness with a keen sensitivity to the kinds of remarks that can quickly escalate a misunderstanding to the point where two people might seem close to ending a relationship.

Unexpected Musical Delights

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Arts

Once you've experienced Chico & Rita (a sumptuous, exotic animation feature), you'll have no doubt why it was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

Blasts From the Past

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

2012-02-27-20111001unlikelytreasuresstephanie.jpg Anyone who visits garage sales, flea markets, or shops on eBay knows that there is hidden treasure to be found in recycling items that have gone out of fashion.