Monday, June 28, 2010

You know something, I'll tell you the truth. You're kinda OK

Its sooooo good you have to watch it....
And costumes by the legendary Edith Head. (Won Oscars for All About Eve, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, A Place in the Sun, The Sting....)

5 Oscar Nominations.
* Best Actress in a Leading Role (Natalie Wood)
* Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Black-and-White (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson, Sam Comer, Grace Gregory)
* Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Milton R. Krasner)
* Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Edith Head)
* Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen. (Arnold Schulman)

Diana Vreeland 3 Sk8 & Surf

In 1982, former editor of Vogue magazine, and then curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, Diana Vreeland reveals that she was always in love with the sport of surfing and equally enjoys skateboarding. She recalls coming out of the museum late at night as skaters were doing ollies and jumping all over the marble front steps and plaza.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

do you think we'll be listening to lady gaga in 40 years?

another cher moment. circa 1976-ish. such a voice and style innovator.

vintage cher

my mom had the entire album on vinyl, but this was one of my favorite songs to play. i liked the rhythm, the way the twinkle of the song made me see stars in a night sky, and the story.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Merce Cunningham Dance Company at REDCAT Benefit

Baryshnikov and Cunningham

Merce Cunningham and Mikhail Baryshnikov in 'Occasion Piece' (1999) | Photo: Robert Whitman

Two of the most recognizable names in dance–Mikhail Baryshnikov and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company–headline a show on June 7 to benefit REDCAT and the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, which works to preserve the legacy of the iconoclastic choreographer, who died at 90 last year.

The REDCAT performance will feature Occasion Piece2, a version of a work that Baryshnikov and Cunningham originally performed together in 1999. The music is from “Song Books” by–another longtime Cunningham collaborator and his life partner–composer John Cage.

An extremely limited number of tickets for this intimate benefit event are still available. For more information or to reserve a seat, please email

Special Benefit with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and guest artist Mikhail Baryshnikov at REDCAT
June 7
6 pm cocktail reception and 7:30 pm performance

9pm dinner with the artists