By: Anonymous on December 3, 2007 - 4:38pm - Add new comment
Center Stage happens to be our generic name for an arts and entertainment blog, where I can introduce and WE can discuss just about anything that is not movies.For movie talk, we already have the Reel to Real blog, which also will be updated soon.Center Stage is not meant to just list everything happening in town -- We already have our Around Town Calendar every Friday for that.
By: Anonymous on December 3, 2007 - 5:08pm - Add new comment
I have to admit, I assumed too much when I learned the title -- but I am still thrilled to learn that Joe Ely has a new live recording set for release on Jan. 15.It is a live recording of a concert by Ely with primo accordion player Joel Guzman, and the title of the CD is
By: Anonymous on December 4, 2007 - 8:28pm - Add new comment
Actor Kevin Helmer has been active in promoting many of the theatrical works in Lubbock. I thought that is what I would be reading when he e-mailed me today.Instead, he had bad news.I asked him if I could simply reproduce his e-mail -- Here it is -- Do take note of his language warning -- and Kevin, if I somehow screw up your link, please log on and share it via this blog.From Kevin Helmer:The Lubbock Community Theater lost a good friend and supporter and, yes, actor on Monday.
By: Anonymous on December 5, 2007 - 2:25am - Add new comment
There's every possibility that this blog could just fill with Ralph DeWitt quotes. I'm not certain even he knows when he has said something either funny-haha or funny-sarcastic that cuts to the bottom line.Ralph sent me an e-mail to let me know that his venue is selling tickets for upcoming shows by David Allan Coe and SAOSIN, at which point I revealed my ignorance, not for the first or last time, and fired back an e-mail asking, "Hey Ralph, What is a SAOSIN."Wisdom from DeWitt:"That's actually the name of a band. I have no idea what it means.
By: Anonymous on December 7, 2007 - 12:29pm - Add new comment
My thanks to Casey Monahan at the Texas Music Office / Office of the Governor in Austin for supplying me with the following information. Monahan, Steve Ray and Marc Fort did the research.29 Grammy Award nominees from Texas -- but I do not see any from Lubbock and/or West Texas this year...Here's the news from the TMO:29 Texas artists received a total of 34 Grammy nominations today from the Recording Academy.
By: Anonymous on December 10, 2007 - 7:02am - Add new comment
The 2007 edition of Ballet Lubbock's "The Nutcracker" opens on Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, with tickets already selling very, very quickly at Select-A-Seat outlets.I was surprised, however, to receive an e-mail at home over the weekend from Ballet Lubbock artistic director Yvonne Racz, stating, "I am going to be the Mouse King on Thursday, opening night."Assuming that one of her dancers had been injured or had fallen ill, I replied with a request for those details.
By: Anonymous on December 11, 2007 - 10:32pm - Add new comment
Don Caldwell tells me that changes are in store with the popular Nostalgia Concerts and other variety shows in 2008 at the Cactus Theater.Frankly, it all sounds a little risky to me, but then I am not the theater owner trying to make everyone happy when... some folks say they cannot afford the ticket price,... and some folks say they
By: Anonymous on December 13, 2007 - 8:51am - Add new comment
When does it stop? Or should I ask, how far will it go?Lubbock city officials say that drawings by an award-winning Lubbock artist and Texas Tech instructor are "offensive."The targeted art works by Lahib Jaddo are described by Betsy Blaney of the Associated Press as "predominantly pencil-sketched images of a nearly fully clothed mother who is breast-feeding, and a nude pregnant woman."