Monthly Archives: February 2015

The 21st Sedona International Film Festival: Orson Welles Tribute: Special Report

If you hadn’t heard, the 2015 Sedona International Film Festival, now fully underway, is celebrating the 100th birthday of former Sedona resident and major film icon, Orson Welles.  Welles’ daughter Beatrice, herself a part-time Sedona resident, helped the festival put together a program of special films illustrating both the life and career of her famous […]

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The 21st Sedona International Film Festival – Night Will Fall: Special Report:

It may have rained for most of Monday in Sedona but dampened spirits were the last thing on festival goers minds as films continued to play up until 11 pm last night.  It’s now Tuesday and today at the 2015 Sedona International Film Festival, with its first of 2 showings, is the must-see documentary of […]

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The 21st Sedona Annual Internationl Film Festival – The Great Invisible & Keep on Keepin’ On: Special Report

It’s Monday morning, the Oscars are done for another year and the 2015 Sedona International Film Festival continues.  A staple diet of any festival is the documentary, and today, among the exciting lineup of films, including the festival premiere of Girl on the Edge and a special showing of Mr. Holland’s Opus this evening at […]

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Follies – Theater Works: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Peoria

In his excellent, must-read book Finishing The Hat, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim explained that the original idea for his 1971 musical Follies was to write a murder mystery.  All characters had one reason or another to bump a co-character off, so why not make the whole thing a who-done-it?  That’s the shape the show […]

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The 21st Sedona International Film Festival – Girl on The Edge: Special Report

It’s Sunday, and already the 2015 Sedona International Film Festival is well under way with an opening night concert and several movie showings already under its belt. Tonight, for obvious reasons, followers of film will temporarily center their attention not so much on the festival but on the Academy Awards in Hollywood.  Don’t forget, you […]

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Pluto – Stray Cat Theatre, Tempe

“I don’t like that at all,” states mom, Elizabeth (Neda Tavassoli) when she first hears the news that Pluto is no longer considered a planet, particular now that it upsets her formula for remembering all the names of the planets in the solar system. In Pluto, the new and unsettling play from writer Steve Yockey […]

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