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Snohomish High Drama Club Reimagines ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ in the ’60s


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Luke McClellan as Jester, Shyla Weeks as King Sextimus, and Levi Beck as Minstrel during a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, May 4, of Snohomish High’s “Once Upon A Mattress.”

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish High’s drama club takes a Broadway classic back in time to the beat of a different drum for its rendition of “Once Upon A Mattress,” which still has two weekends of performances.
The royal court of the Middle Ages is reworked around the 1960s for this musical.
The students decided to use the 1960s as the backdrop for their show as the vast changes of the decade offer a parallel.
Senior costume designer Tucker Ferguson, a college freshman, dresses each character in bold dresses, beige pants, and more: there are 10 costume changes across the 17 scenes.
The era is “a bit more relevant to us in the sense that it’s not ancient,” said sophomore Molly Dumont, dressed in a brown plaid sports jacket like one of the knights .
In “Once Upon a Mattress”, the royal court experiences a revolution underpinned by good and evil.
The show has two separate casts for performances.
Shyla Weeks and Lila Vice star as King Sextimus, whose voice was first taken by a curse. Weeks must mime with pronounced movements to communicate what is happening.
This curse on the king came from the queen, played by Kylie Anderson and Christina Draper.
The Queen protects her sweet son, Prince Dauntless (a role shared by Jackson Zimmerman and Logan Ferguson), and she has demanded that no one can marry until he marries a real princess.
Two others in the kingdom, Lady Larken and her beau Sir Harry (role shared by Luke McClellan and Dylan Baker), are blocked by the decree, and aim to remedy it. Kenzi Moore and Makenzie Stinson share the role of Lady Larken. Moore said Larken could be “very cocky”.
Playing Queen Aggravain is a challenge to “communicate evil while being kind,” Anderson said.
His advisers include an evil trio, once of whom is Nightingale, depicted as a bird puppet (role shared by Ella Byerly and Rachael Hassler).
Princess Winnifred, revolutionary princess, shakes up the court (role shared by Byerly and Sami Burton.)
The student-run theater troupe recruits freshmen, with new faces such as Weeks making their debut.
The cast is tight-knit and has tightened up in running the show after theater adviser Scott Randall quit for personal reasons in March. The acting theater adviser is Cami Cole.
Shows have the full Snohomish High Orchestra providing music.
The remaining sessions are May 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and May 14 and 21 at 1 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults or $10 for students. The room is in the Snohomish High PAC, 1315 5th St.

Monroe High Theater Goes Crazy “Addams Family”

Monroe High Theater’s spring production is a wacky stage adaptation of “The Addams Family.” In it, the goofy family meets their daughter’s new boyfriend. Expect the unexpected in this room. The remaining sessions are Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults or $10 for students. Performances are held inside the Monroe High Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Road.

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Site News: Welcome to the Official Pure Xbox Gaming Club! https://vivasclub7.com/site-news-welcome-to-the-official-pure-xbox-gaming-club/ Sun, 08 May 2022 12:45:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/site-news-welcome-to-the-official-pure-xbox-gaming-club/

Want to enhance your Xbox Game Pass experience? Join the official Pure Xbox Game Club!

We can’t give any credit to the staff for that – the PX Game Club is the brainchild of ralphdibny and the rest of the contributors to the Pure Xbox forums, who have created a community that meets monthly to play a game on Xbox Game Pass and share their experiences. Games are voted on monthly by the contributors involved.

The game for May 2022 is Life is Strange: True Colorswhich was just added to Game Pass.

Below is the forum thread to get involved (it has over 1,500 entries so far!):

If you’re interested in what kind of discussion is going on, here’s an example of what a contributor had to say about last month’s Pure Xbox Game Club title, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy:

“I finished the game yesterday and overall really enjoyed it. The characters are great and so is the voice acting, although I found Gamora’s lines to be a little forced at times. Drax and Mantis have my favorite lines, the fight is slow to start but in the end with all the abilities it’s a lot of fun.

A few minor issues, the game is very long, took me just over 19 hours, and because of that you face a lot of the same enemies over and over again which can get tiring towards the end. They could have cut 1 or 2 chapters but it does not matter. Summary, great acting, great music, great looks, a solid 8/10 for me.”

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Mahopac Theater Club doubles the fun https://vivasclub7.com/mahopac-theater-club-doubles-the-fun/ Fri, 06 May 2022 11:00:04 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/mahopac-theater-club-doubles-the-fun/
Mahopac High School Drama Company students performed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” from April 28-30. (Photo credit: Manny Martinez, Mahopac High School)

The Mahopac High School theater kids have had a lot to juggle this year. In addition to regular and demanding school work, they had to manage a very condensed theatrical season which consisted of presenting two plays since the Christmas holidays.

“This year has felt like a long season,” said drama director Christopher Purr, an English teacher. “We played the fall play and immediately jumped into the spring musical. There were many challenges, but the students rose to the challenge.

For three nights, April 28-30, the Mahopac High School Drama Company dazzled crowds with the springtime musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

The fall drama, “Clue,” had premiered in mid-January instead of November due to high school construction. As soon as that play ended, the drama club was back, working on the springtime musical.

“It’s pretty much the same group of students, so that was a lot to ask,” Purr said. “The children show so much commitment. Almost all of the students chose to stay on board for the Spring Musical.

To complicate matters, the “Spelling Bee” show was a big production that required a large stage and technical team. In addition to learning their lines, the dozens of student actors also had to learn the songs.

Chorus teacher Jacob Rhodebeck taught vocal music to the actors and provided piano accompaniment, while band teacher Richard Williams led the pit band.

As she has done for every play for years, English teacher Sonya Velez rallied the cast and served as an assistant drama director.

“We’re all pretty tired,” Purr said. “But we had a great time.”

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Charlotte NC Snug Harbor Music Club Celebrates 15 Years https://vivasclub7.com/charlotte-nc-snug-harbor-music-club-celebrates-15-years/ Thu, 05 May 2022 17:21:29 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/charlotte-nc-snug-harbor-music-club-celebrates-15-years/

Snug Harbor from Plaza Midwood, photographed in 2008.

Snug Harbor from Plaza Midwood, photographed in 2008.

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At the corner of Pecan and Central Avenues, a crane hovers several stories above the parking lot where Plaza Midwood landmarks such as Sammy’s Deli, Elizabeth Billiards, Yoga One and Family Dollar once stood. CVS still clings to corner terrain, but many of the old stops are gone.

Yet across from CVS, an unassuming brown building with faded picnic tables out front flaunts its pirate flag.

This week, this neighborhood bar/live music venue – Snug Harbor – celebrates its 15th anniversary with back-to-back nights of special live shows.

Thursday marks the return of Shiprocked!, the dance party that started it all. Friday welcomes New York-based Afrobeat guitarist (and former Fela Kuti sideman) Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band. On Saturday, Charlotte’s Yardwork (once one of the hottest bands in town) reunites for a special anniversary show with Boone’s Naked Gods.

The lineup is indicative of Snug talent booker Zach Reader’s go-anywhere style when it comes to constructing the schedule.

Throughout its history, Snug Harbor has hosted country Tuesdays, the Shiprocked!, rap and breakdancing battles during the Knocturnal run, weird theatres, rock operas, cookouts and swap meets – in addition of his standard indie rock, punk and local rock.

“Diversity has always been there,” says general manager Chris Burns.

“And we’re trying to match that with the booking,” adds McCannell.

“It’s hard to book a room that size,” says Taylor Knox of Yardwork, whose duties at Tremont Music Hall included lining up bands. “I don’t know how many times I’ve seen something on Snug’s calendar and thought, ‘How did they get that?'”

Much of the club’s success can be attributed to its ability to continue to attract a young clientele without losing the older generation.

“They don’t live in the past,” Knox says. “They follow what (younger crowds) want to see.”

“I knew it would work”

McCannell was 14 when he started attending shows at the Milestone.

While still in high school, he began booking local bands to play fundraisers for The Relatives’ youth outreach program, where he served on the youth advisory board. He worked in Fat City and NoDa’s Steeplechase (where Peculiar Rabbit is now) and ran short-lived shows at nearby Dish. He also booked occasional shows at The Room/Mojo’s and Tremont Music Hall.

He says he learned a lot from the original owner of Tremont and Dish, Penny Craver. “She said, ‘There’s no money in it,’ but I knew it would work,” he says.

He and a former partner teamed up with the late Kelly Call, opening up Snug Harbor in the space vacated by Fire & Ice. “The most important thing is that the place is run by musicians,” says McCannell. As a sound engineer, he likes to surprise touring bands with the quality of the sound and its general behavior.

“We conquered them,” he says.

Over the years it has been home to music legends Slick Rick, the Pharcyde, Andre Williams and Mike Watt.

Burns, who had worked nearby at Thomas Street Tavern and the Diamond, was eager to join the team and started holding the door during Shiprocked!

“They take care of the staff and it shows,” Burns says.

“The location is cool. They get good shows,” adds Knox, “but the staff make this place.

During the pandemic, which shuttered Snug for 15 months, staff members — most of whom had been there for more than a decade — were able to get unemployment. On top of that, landlords (including Brooklyn-based Derrick Ghent) have teamed up with other sites to lobby for help and rent relief, while Dilworth’s Just Fresh actually delivered boxes fresh vegetables to employees every week during the shutdown.

When Snug Harbor reopened, most employees returned.

Since then, the club has launched quarterly charity concerts with proceeds going to benefit a local non-profit. its premiere benefited the Mutual Aid Free Store, which provides goods to the homeless in Charlotte.

And his owners hope Snug can keep doing what he does for as long as possible.

“It’s scary to watch it all,” says co-owner Scott McCannell, who recalls similar gentrification on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and South Street in Philly, places where artsy neighborhoods gave way to chains like Gap, Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s.

Stores like CLTCH have helped Gordon Street retain its funky vibe, but quirky thrift stores like Century Vintage, Stash Pad and Buffalo Exchange – and hip spots like Reggae Central and Nova’s Bakery – have moved or closed.

“It’s crazy to think that we’re one of the oldest businesses along with Common Market, House of Africa and Mama’s Caribbean Grill,” McCannell says. “It was interesting to see the neighborhood evolve. There are always new faces.

Snug Harbor 15th Anniversary Celebration

When: 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Or: Snug Harbour, 1215 Gordon Street

Tickets: $10 Thursday; $15 Friday and Saturday.

Details: www.snugrock.com.

This story was originally published May 5, 2022 1:21 p.m.

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Art Lovers Movie Club: Vivian Caccuri and Gustavo von Ha, “Vivian and Gustavo” https://vivasclub7.com/art-lovers-movie-club-vivian-caccuri-and-gustavo-von-ha-vivian-and-gustavo/ Tue, 03 May 2022 16:40:28 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/art-lovers-movie-club-vivian-caccuri-and-gustavo-von-ha-vivian-and-gustavo/

Welcome to the Art Lovers Movie Club, where you’ll find a selection of artist videos available exclusively online at artreview.com.

Over the past 25 years, sertanejo artists, producers, and businessmen have established one of Brazil’s most popular musical genres (as well as a highly profitable industry). It is a romantic musical genre also described as sofrência (translated roughly as “suffering”): usually sung in duets, the artists mourn a broken heart or a missing home, in mythical settings. When not feeling the pain of loss, songs often praise excessive drinking as a way out of grief and as an expression of self-reliance and freedom. Sertanejo the music became more important than any Brazilian musical genre in terms of profit and political power. Vivian Caccuri and Gustavo Von Ha imitate the “duo” format that has become a standard feature in sertanejoto remix images and songs highlighting the fictional aspects of the characters, myths, aspirations and national ideals of this genre.

About the artists

Vivian Cacuri lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His work explores musical cultures, proposing sound experiments that go beyond the auditory field and encompass the visual, the physical and the technological.

Gustavo von Ha lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. His work engages with questions beyond hegemonic narratives – often structured into performative actions that begin from the artist’s research period – and exist in the space between reality and fiction, authorship and
cultural industry.

Screening dates:
Vivian Cacuri and Gustavo Von Ha, Viviane & Gustave (2020), episodes 1 to 4: May 3-17, 2022

Previous Art Lovers Movie Club films include Luis Roque Heaven, screened from March 18 to 25, 2020; Wong Ping an emo nose (2015), screened March 26-31, 2020; by Laure Prouvost shed a light (2018), screened from April 2 to 9, 2020; Alex Da Corte TRUƎ LIFƎ and BAD GROUND (2017), screened from April 9 to 15, 2020; Stine Deja’s 4KZEN (2017), screened from April 17 to 23, 2020; Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s fog dog, screened from April 24 to 30, 2020; Ivens Machado Versus (1974), screened May 11-19, 2020; by Roger Hiorns BENIGN (2005), screened May 15–21, 2020; At Jennet Thomas CONDENSED ANIMAL>>EXTENDED ANIMAL#2 (2018), screened June 5–12, 2020; by Larry Achiampong The eviction (2019), screened June 12–22, 2020; by Shezad Dawood Leviathan Cycle (2017-2018), screened from May 21 to June 26, 2020; at Heman Chong Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Singapore Breaker Day 10, April 16, 2020) 4K 60 Binaural Walk 263 (2020), screened from June 26 to July 3, 2020; Berwick Street Film Collective night cleaners (1975), screened July 3–17, 2020; Chez Tuan Andrew Nguyen We were lost in our country (2019), screened July 17–31, 2020; Grace Schwindt, Only a free individual can create a free society (2014), screened 7August 21, 2020; Hayoun Kwon, 489 years (2016), screened from October 2 to 16, 2020; Tulapop Saenjaroen, Sunday people (2019), screened from October 16 to November 2, 2020; Grada Kilomba, A world of illusions (2017-2019), screened from November 4 to 25, 2020; Shen Xin, Taunt a Nightingale #1 (2017), screened from January 15 to February 8, 2021; Charwei Tsai, Hear her sing (2017), screened from February 8 to March 1, 2021; Gelare Khoshgozaran, Medina Wasl: communicating city (2018) and The men of my dreams (2020), screened March 2–23, 2021; Lu Yang, Crazy Mandala (2015), Delusional crime and punishment (2016) and crazy world (2020), screened from March 24 to April 14, 2021; Xiaowen Zhu, oriental silk (2015), screened from April 23 to May 14, 2021; Ali Ali, mahjar (2020), screened from May 20 to June 10, 2021; Chris Zhongtian Yuan Wuhan Punk (2020), screened from June 11 to July 2, 2021; Alberta Whittle, HOLDING THE LINE: a chorus in two parts (2021), screened from June 18 to July 17, 2021; Maya Schweizer, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Metropolis. China report (2004-06), screened from July 13 to August 3, 2021; Chem↑Pom, black of death (2013), screened from August 17 to September 7, 2021; Richard Fung, Dirty laundry (1996): screened September 8–30, 2021; Clarisse Tossin Ch’u Mayaa (2017): Screened October 1–22, 2021; Anand Patwardhan, Images you haven’t seen (2006): screened from October 22 to November 12, 2021; Shannon Te Ao, What was or could be today (again) (2019): screened from November 12 to December 3, 2021; Forensic Oceanography, Liquid Traces – The Case of the Boat Left for Dead (2014): screened from February 9 to March 2, 2022; Andrea Luka Zimmerman, plastic arts class (2020): March 3-17, 2022; Sun Kim, Born under (2021): March 18 – April 8, 2022; Farideh Sakhaeifar, Halabja, 1988 (2018): April 11–May 2, 2022.

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Flutist, pianist, horn player will perform at the music club concert https://vivasclub7.com/flutist-pianist-horn-player-will-perform-at-the-music-club-concert/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 12:27:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/flutist-pianist-horn-player-will-perform-at-the-music-club-concert/
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From left, pianist Neil Di Maggio, flautist Andrea Di Maggio and French horn player John Mason will perform at a free concert at the Santa Barbara Music Club on May 7.

The Santa Barbara Music Club will present a free concert at 3 p.m. on May 7you the First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara.

The husband and wife team of Andrea and Neil Di Maggio will perform a variety of music for flute and piano. The concert will open with two very contrasting works by French composers: the elegant Sonata in E minor, Opus 58, n° 5 by Françoise Devienne and the sparkling Sonatine by Pierre Sancan. They will then be joined by French horn player John Mason in Ballade, pastorale et danse (2002) by American composer Eric Ewazen.

The concert will close with the Fugue from Variations on a Theme by Handel, Opus 24 by Johannes Brahms.

Flutist Andrea Di Maggio is sought after both as a performer and a teacher. She graduated from San Jose State University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in music performance, where she studied with Paris Conservatory flautist Isabelle Chapuis. Ms. Di Maggio obtained a teaching position at Arizona State University, and while completing her freshman year of graduate school taught undergraduate flute majors, implemented and taught a flute course to music education students and performed in faculty recitals.

She then transferred to UCSB to study with Jill Felber and graduated with honors with a master’s degree in flute performance. While a graduate student at UCSB, she received awards from the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Santa Barbara Music Club, and the Léni Fé Bland Foundation.

Ms. Di Maggio performs solo and in chamber music recitals and is a founding member of Sonos Montecito, the wind quintet in residence at Westmont College, where she has been a flute teacher since 2012.

She also runs a private flute studio, with award-winning students from the Santa Barbara Music Club, the Music Teachers Association of California, and the National Flute Association.

Ms. Di Maggio plays a silver Miyazawa Boston Classic flute with gold and platinum headstock.

Mrs. Di Maggio’s husband, pianist Neil Di Maggio, enjoys a dual career as a soloist and collaborating pianist and researcher at Westmont College.

Mr. Di Maggio received his Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from San Jose State University and his Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

He earned his second Masters of Music, Collaborative Piano, from UCSB, where he studied with renowned collaborative artist Anne Epperson. Other influential teachers were pianists Yael Weiss and Betty Oberacker and harpsichordist Laurette Goldberg.

Currently Director of Research and Lead Management at Westmont College, Mr. Di Maggio also owns a piano studio, and his students have been winners of Santa Barbara Music Club and Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation competitions.

His collaborative projects include Opera Santa Barbara, UCSB, Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus, Westmont College and numerous private instrumental and vocal studios. Along with Ms. Di Maggio, Mr. Di Maggio enjoyed helping local non-profit organizations by giving benefit recitals for organizations such as Artios Academies, Network Medical and Royal Family Kids.

John Mason, who plays the French horn, is a freelance musician in the greater Los Angeles area and records for film and television. His most recent work includes music for John Williams for “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” (2017), “Geostorm” and various Marvel film and television projects, as well as The Black Eyed Peas; upcoming album.

Mr. Mason also performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Opera and Santa Barbara Symphony, and is the principal horn player of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony.

In accordance with public health guidelines, all concert attendees, including children under 12, must present proof of full vaccination, with the last dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered at least 14 days prior to the date of the concert. concert, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Masks are compulsory and must cover both the nose and the mouth. Social distancing is required.

For more information, visit sbmusicclub.org.

Email: kzehnder@newspress.com

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Hickory Music Club supports the CVCC Jazz Band | Local News https://vivasclub7.com/hickory-music-club-supports-the-cvcc-jazz-band-local-news/ Wed, 06 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/hickory-music-club-supports-the-cvcc-jazz-band-local-news/

HICKORY – The Catawba Valley Community College jazz band recently offered a free monthly concert at the Hickory Music Club.

Under the direction of David Cortello, the CVCC Jazz Band performed some old jazz favorites and an original composition by Cortello.

“The CVCC has become one of the most sought-after music schools in the area,” said Hickory Music Club Secretary Nellie Pruitt.

With a rich 100-year history, the Hickory Music Club is the only remaining music club in the area and provides an opportunity to meet and forge new relationships with other musicians in the community.

“I am proud of the members of the Hickory Music Club and the impact they have on the arts in our community,” said Ada Smith, vice president and program manager.

The Hickory Music Club donated to the CVCC Music Department and voted to make the donation annual.

“We have tremendous support for the arts in this area,” said CVCC Music Program Director Caroline Simyon. “Donations from the Hickory Music Club will help our growing CVCC instrumental program and support our singers in competitions.”

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For more information on the Associate of Fine Arts in Music program at CVCC, visit https://bit.ly/3iOlb78 or contact Simyon at 828-327-7000 ext. 4305 or email csimyon@cvcc.edu.

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Penn State Asian Classical Music Club Hosts Annual ‘Celebrate Late Spring’ Showcase | Way of life https://vivasclub7.com/penn-state-asian-classical-music-club-hosts-annual-celebrate-late-spring-showcase-way-of-life/ Mon, 04 Apr 2022 03:49:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/penn-state-asian-classical-music-club-hosts-annual-celebrate-late-spring-showcase-way-of-life/

Penn State’s Asian Classical Music Club held its annual showcase titled “Celebrate Late Spring” at 7 p.m. Sunday in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Heritage Hall.

Funded by Penn State Global, the club performed 10 songs for the showcase with a variety of instruments.

“We wanted to show everything we do,” said Zixin Chen (an accounting graduate). “We love using all kinds of instruments to make music, and I hope it sticks with people.”

The show began with a video of musicians playing a song, as club musicians set up the stage in traditional attire.

“A String that Lost Bone” was the first song of the evening, and it was performed as a solo. A small group from the club performed the fast-paced love song “A Rose for You.”

Each song had a video in between to provide more context and also give the performers more time to set up.

A slower song titled “Moonlight” followed, which included various piano solos. “A Town With an Ocean View” had guitar solos with an ocean sound in the background.

“Bipolar” was a song that involved many different instruments, including a synthesizer.

“The song is so different from anything I’ve ever heard,” said Boyke Feng (young in economics). “It was fantastic.”

“Blossoms on a Moonlit River in Spring” was a mandolin-piano duet that followed.

The club also performed the main theme from “Game of Thrones” and a song from the show called “Light of the Seven”. It included a large group of musicians.

“That was probably my favorite song of the whole show because I love [‘Game of Thrones’]said Wen Ren (junior engineer). “I’m so glad they played there.”

“Fantasia: Chang’an in Ancient China” was another great group number that featured many instruments. The song “Pleasures” followed, and it featured a variety of percussion instruments.

The last song titled “Sing for Chinese Opera” was performed by a small group of musicians in the style of Peking Opera. The band then bowed and thanked the audience for coming.

“It was a great show, and I’m so happy that a lot of people came to support us,” Chen said. “We all like to play music.”

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VEB Movie Club: Hit the drum slowly https://vivasclub7.com/veb-movie-club-hit-the-drum-slowly/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/veb-movie-club-hit-the-drum-slowly/

Gabe (4): Welcome to the VEB Movie Club. It’s admittedly a bit of an odd time to bring this feature back, one designed during the pandemic when it wasn’t clear when baseball would return. Appropriately, the idea of ​​bringing him back was also conceived when it was unclear when baseball would return. But even before anyone agreed to watch a movie, the season had a start date. But at the same time, it’s also the best time to watch a baseball movie, so why give up on that idea? The week before opening? Plunges you into baseball fever.

Heather, none of us have seen Bang the Drum Slowly, but you read the book a few years ago. I haven’t read the book. I can honestly say that I rarely go to a movie this blind. I have no idea what it is, other than it being a baseball movie. I have this vague notion that someone dies in the movie, but I might just confuse it with another sports movie around the same time that I haven’t seen, Brian’s Song (which, yes, readers I know , is a soccer movie). I guess you liked the book enough to want to see the movie, hence why this is the selection.

Heather (lil): Since you mentioned you were going into this movie pretty much blind, I won’t spoil anything for you. I will say that I unfortunately have a terrific memory and know everything that is going to happen from reading the book (if anyone is interested in reading my breakdown, you can find it here). What I will tell you is that the book is considered one of the best sports books of all time and is the second in a series of four books in this universe written by author Mark Harris. Charles Poore of New York Times wrote of it “Bang the Drum Slowly is the best baseball novel that has appeared since we all started comparing baseball novels”. Harris is also credited with writing the screenplay – he’s the only credited writer I could find for the film. That doesn’t necessarily mean a product as good as the book, but I have high hopes.

I did find, however, that Roger Greenspun of The New York Times wrote “This is one of those rare cases where a close adaptation of a good book resulted in a possibly even better film”, in his review of the film, so I feel like my instinct might be proven correct.

* We are both watching the 98 minute film. Heather finishes first, I finish shortly after

Lil: I guess first of all I have to say that I really liked this movie. For what it was – a story from last summer of a dying man – it wasn’t too sentimental (honestly, I found it quite funny). In fact, for much of the movie, only a few people knew the truth about Bruce Pearson’s condition. I think that was kind of the point. There was a line that I liked that talked about that. Bruce says “Everyone would be nice to you if they knew you were dying”, to which Arthur (in the book, I believe his nickname is actually “Author” because he wrote a book, but the movie’s subtitles and my ears both think they said ‘Arthur’ in the movie) responds “Everyone knows everyone’s dying; that’s why people are as good as they are. I can’t say if that was meant to be sarcasm and a comment on how maybe we should be nicer to each other, but that was my initial read, especially in the context of the movie where once the team starts being nicer to each other, they play better. I think it’s a lovely message, but surprisingly soft and delicate for a “sports movie”, and it works perfectly with the film’s theme where, to be successful in their sport, men must learn to be softer and more nice to each other

I was also surprised at how well it held up. There were a few moments that dated the movie that don’t hold up to a modern view, but I think overall that message holds true today. I couldn’t help but think of modern parallels for different situations the characters found themselves in.

The last thing I really have in my notes is how surprised I was by Robert de Niro’s portrayal of Bruce Pearson. It’s not the kind of role I think of him for, but I felt like he really transformed in it. I thought I was only going to be able to see Niro, but I forgot it was even him.

4: I didn’t even know that Deniro was in this movie! That’s the little info I had. It’s the Deniro era of Mean Streets! Older Deniro and Younger Deniro might as well be two different actors. It’s not a huge physical transformation, but it’s just a lot more physical in its performance and has great charisma while making it look effortless. I was a fan of his performance if you couldn’t tell. And it’s one of his “easiest” roles so to speak, at least at this point in his career.

I found it to be a fascinating look at pre-free agency baseball. Obviously, that’s not what the movie is about, but a lot of the background stuff rings really true. The star pitcher is waiting for more money. It was much more common before free will became a thing, because it was the only tool they had. And he ended up using it as a ruse to get Bruce on the team with him, but I suspect that if Bruce never had that diagnosis, he’d still be trying to hold out for more money. The stud’s perspective is kept grounded while it’s at least implied that he’s ready now. This still happens now of course. Is that what you mean by modern parallels?

Lil: It was exactly what I thought. I couldn’t help but think about the lockout when the veteran player walks up Wiggen while watching spring training and advises him not to watch while he holds because they’ll see that he will want to play and use it against him.

4: The baseball scenes were… not the most compelling. For starters, whenever a cast member was close enough to be seen, the action was obviously taking place at a spring training facility during the regular season with a very obvious fake crowd noise. I thought Moriarty had a pretty convincing pitching motion. And Deniro, for God’s sake, was he 1.75m and 100 pounds in this movie? He is so skinny. He seems to have precisely zero muscle. This guy couldn’t be a catcher in 1973 or now really. Imagine him trying to block the plate back in the days when people like Pete Rose were trying to destroy you. I legitimately can’t believe how small he looks

Lil: In the movie, he says he’s 1m75 or something like that! I didn’t mind that he looked skinny because he was supposed to be sick, but I also noticed how his uniforms seemed to be dripping on him. I actually thought during the movie the baseball scenes didn’t look too bad – at one point I wondered if they used real game clips – but that was during the editing of baseball plays that showed they were playing better, not the end ups.

For a baseball movie that appears to contain a lot of baseball, there’s actually very little baseball played, if that makes sense.

4:Honestly, it was mostly the distraction to notice that they were obviously playing at a spring training complex which affected the realism more than the actual game – that they cleverly seemed to use real clips of real baseball players whenever they could. And the game in the last game is the best “baseball” of the players. But yeah, I just noticed the very distinct spring training context and once I noticed that it became clear when the actors were used and when it was a snippet from an actual game. But that’s a problem for me, and it didn’t affect the quality of the movie for me.

According to Wikipedia, they used both Shea and Yankee Stadium as filming locations, but I’m guessing they weren’t allowed to play on the field. Admittedly, it’s not a real team either (although it definitely looks like the Yankees), but you never see the actual crowd when they shoot at the spring training venue.

Two more baseball related notes: hearing a .260, .270 average described as not great is funny, and maybe a modern viewer will take that at face value for how much the average has changed, but that would be in fantastic for a catcher in 1973 when the average for each position was .257. It’s funny how perceptions work. And it was a bit strange to see Deniro’s father hanging around in the dugout towards the end.

Lil: I thought the same thing when I heard that! If Yadi hit .270, that would be amazing. The scene near the end when Bruce gets on the plane is another one that caught my attention that this movie is set in the 70s.

Overall, I really liked the movie. I thought that did the book justice. I felt like the acting was really good. And I felt it told a compelling story without being clunky or overly dramatic. I also thought it was really funny. I didn’t expect it to be that funny, but there were several times when I burst out laughing.

4: I am okay. I was quite impressed with the team interactions which seemed pretty accurate (a cleaned up version anyway). It’s not my favorite baseball movie, but it’s up there. I’ll end with an apt quote from Roger Ebert in his 4-star review: “And then, as the shape of the film begins to show, we realize it’s not so much a sports film as a film about those subjects elusive, male ties and working in America. That men play baseball and sport is their job is what makes this the ultimate baseball movie; never before has a movie considered the game of baseball. inside.

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Reasons to obtain a quick and easy online loan | IPass https://vivasclub7.com/reasons-to-obtain-a-quick-and-easy-online-loan-ipass/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 08:56:00 +0000 https://vivasclub7.com/?p=1001 Certain online lenders offer these advantages:

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