A few months ago marked the 1st anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. A death that shocked the world to a certain degree. He left a legion of fans in mournful remembrance. Jackson’s death, like his life, was shrouded in conspiracy and bizarre events. Another Icon becomes the victim of fame. We should have seen it coming. History it seems, when it comes to popular Icons, revels on repetition. Think Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee and Kurt Cobain. So many of these Icons left us in their prime. So what went wrong and why the trend?
An Icon by definition is a devotional... Read More
Who can I trust in a world of gossip?
What subject can I write about that has never been addressed?
Where can I find happiness in a "depressed America?"
When do I know, and not just hope or think?
Why do I make myself stay awake, when my body desires sleep?
How do I give and not expect to receive?
Which religion do I believe when they all claim to be true?
Whatever shall I do when all else fails, and accomplishment is key?
Whose worthy of a princess if he is not willing to make her his Queen?
Does maturity happen because it evolves... Read More
Light-pink satin toe shoes dangled from their ribbons, tied together and hung over the back of the wooden chair. Their owner sat on the floor mat massaging her feet. Her big toes showed traces of blood. Today she had ceased exercises as soon as she felt her toes beginning to burn. Overdoing it wouldn't be helpful in the least. The performance was only ten days away. She needed to be in strong physical shape in order to dance the steps, make the jumps and stand on her toes throughout most of the presentation.
She was going to soak her feet in cold water laden with Epsom salts. The minerals... Read More
2nd Annual Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Festival
Los Angeles-Leimert Park Village was all abuzz throughout Labor Day Weekend. The occasion was the 2nd Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival. The 2010 theme was “Community Counts.” Throngs of people from the community and beyond enjoyed some soulful music, dance and had a nice poetic experience. I was one of many who were in attendance all three days of the festival, September 4, 5, and 6, 2010.
The Leimert Park Group encouraged all to chill, while being thrilled with the talents of internationally... Read More
This year marks the 30th annual presentation of the world’s first outdoor comedy concert. That’s right, Comedy Day is turning 30, but you can trust that it will continue to bring five hours of funny to Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. The free event features 40 comedians on one stage in a non-stop relay of jokes.
This year’s lineup, a combination of up-and-coming talent, national and Bay Area favorites, and a cadre of comedians who first performed during Comedy Day’s early ‘80s infancy, includes: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Ammiano, Diane Amos,... Read More
UTV Motion Pictures
Directed and Written by Anusha Rivzi
Produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
With all the big, bright splashy blockbusters that have become the typical summer fare, it’s very easy to forget that there are other movies out there. Smaller movies with actors and directors you’ve never heard of. But in their own way just as entertaining as the mega-budget special effects laden extravaganzas we break our necks to be the first to see.
PEEPLI [LIVE] is exactly one of those smaller films. I would probably have waited... Read More
Public television depends upon its viewers for the majority of its fundraising. Always on offer is a vast array of programming suitable for family, and after 8 PM programming is directed more to older family members. I always snuggle up on the sofa, all cozy and with a bit of anticipation, to watch these programs. Lately, BBC's Masterpiece Theatre has been presented to us in generous portions, usually on Sunday evenings and Friday nights as well.
The casting crew has screened the actors they put through their auditions and they are the real deal. They have passed all the tests and possess... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....