Thursday, July 31, 2008

I saw Brideshead Revisited last night. (As I approached the cinema, I saw the marquee said Eraserhead and not Brideshead and I was briefly confused.) I liked it -- it's the first costume drama I've seen in a while, and I'd forgotten how engrossed I get in them. And the whole thing just seemed very well crafted to me all around from concept and plot to dialog to cinematography, with none of the craftsmanship calling attention to itself.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

GALA Choruses Festival in Miami, July 12-15. Highlights for me (besides our chorus singing) were Coro Allegro, Boston, Washington D.C. and Atlanta Gay Men's Choruses (with a sighting of a friend of mine I didn't expect to see), and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus's USS Metaphor (with great lines like 'I want to speak with your top man'.)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Leslie Jordan at Progress Energy Center July 11 was a fun one-man show. Lots of laughs, some tender moments and no doubt that he has great performing (and ad libbing) chops. Honestly, I don't think I'd really heard of him before, but on a friend's recommendation went, and I'm glad I did.