“You can have a hit that’s an artistic failure and a flop that’s an artistic success.”
Joel Gray has been many things in his long and storied acting career. But he was always keeping a secret: ‘If you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.’
Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the “Transformer” movies and with Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” did not enter a plea on Friday after being charged with disorderly conduct and harassment.
“How about an a photo for the Forward?” I asked Harold Prince during our chat at the September 16 American Theatre Wing’s “Hail the Prince of Broadway” Gala at the Plaza.
altartv.com altr.tv Maybe you know who wrote Bonnaroo’s 2k12 theme song, maybe you remember that killer opener for Matisyahu/Dirty Heads’ tour, maybe you’re down with Newt Gingrich’s lunar colony and you’re looking for a ride. But if not, there’s a good chance Moon Taxi doesn’t ring a bell. So, bulletpoints: a Nashville group fending off jam-band status with a slew of proficient, likeable pop tunes to their name. A jam-band they are not, but the label isn’t totally undeserved. Proof: this video. Moon Taxi follows up a hell of a summer, well, a hell of a calendar year with a stop at Firefly Music Festival in Delware. Check out the expansive, high energy live version of “Cabaret” from Moon Taxi, Live At The Fest. SUBSCRIBE TO ALTARTV www.youtube.com SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST itunes.apple.com FOLLOW US twitter.com LIKE US www.facebook.com
Written in America but taken to Poland in the 1930s. Performed by BenZion Witler and Shifra Lehrer, Moyse Oysher and Florence Weiss, and others. Recorded by Mappamundi on the Cabaret Warsaw cd and performed at the cd release concert at Duke University June 2, 2012. At this concert: Beth Holmgren, vocals; Jane Peppler: vocals, violin, concertina; Aviva Enoch: piano; Ken Bloom: guitar, clarinet, domro, bowed dulcimer; Jim Baird: bass, guitar; Bob Vasile: guitar and bouzouki. See cabaretwarsaw.com and http for more information.
Frederick Wiseman’s documentary about Paris’s famed Crazy Horse cabaret shows that exotic dancers have camaraderie along with an unexpected wholesomeness.
The unsettling coup of ‘Cabaret’ is how it slyly holds up a mirror to us and shows just how little we may have changed since its setting in Weimar Germany.
Written by Moshe Broderson and Henech Kon for the kleynkunst Yiddish theater, this song lampoons the difference between an old-world religious chasid and a more cynical, modern world Litvak. From the Cabaret Warsaw dry run, October 2011. Mappamundi has prepared a program of music from Warsaw, Poland between the World Wars. Jane Peppler, vocals; Aviva Enoch, piano. See mappamundi.com and (for Jane and Aviva’s duet) http