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Telluride Colorado and Its Wonderful Film Festival

Posted on September 2nd, 2016
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                    The 43rd Telluride, Colorado Film Festival kicks off today and will run through the entire Labor Day weekend. Cutting edge new films, revivals of classics, and a special award presentation to Casey Affleck highlight the events. Among the revival films are classics like The Barefoot […]

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On Seeing Elvis Presley in Las Vegas August 1970

Posted on August 29th, 2016
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Last Friday night, August 26, was Elvis Presley Night at U.S. Cellular Field where the Chicago White Sox hosted the Seattle Mariners. While watching the game, I was struck by how many people in the stands came in full Elvis regalia: white jumpsuit costumes, sideburns, the whole package. Just over 39 years after his death, […]

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Salute to Telluride Film Festival

Posted on August 26th, 2016
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                  There is no way to adequately describe the sublime beauty of Telluride, Colorado — nor is there a way to capture the exciting vibe of its annual film festival which starts next week. The city itself sits in a box canyon at an altitude of 8,750 feet […]

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Phantom of the Opera Continues its Run

Posted on August 22nd, 2016
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On the evening of January 19, 1988, I was lucky enough to obtain a ticket to the tenth preview performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater in New York. The Majestic is a venerable setting that opened in 1927 — it has more than 1,600 seats, one of Broadway’s largest venues. Through […]

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In the Footsteps of Movie Locations

Posted on August 19th, 2016
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While traveling for business and/or pleasure I have always made it a practice to visit locations where well known movies were filmed. It is interesting to see a filming location, and then compare it to what is shown on the big screen. The above photo is the house where the 1991 version of Father of […]

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