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Friday, June 12, 2009

Great Neil Patrick Harris recap as 2009 Tony Award telecast bows out

After all my years of watching The Tonys, over and over,
with good hosts and bores and the just in-betweens
just waiting for... well something, to capture a mood
perfectly, it happened Sunday night.


Behind the Music: The True Story of Neil Patrick Harris’s

Final Tony Awards Number (with Bonus Lyrics)

By Dave Itzkoff


See also: Live Blogging the Tony Awards
By Dave Itzkoff and Charkles Isherwood

Shout out to the Signature Theatre back in Arlington,
and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing
Director Maggie Boland for winning the Tony for
outstanding regional theater.
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The NBA Finals? That's funny.
Why would I waste two-and-a-half perfectly good
hours watching that, when as everyone knows, you
only have to watch the last two minutes of an NBA
game, which takes six minutes to slog through
with commercials.

There's nothing but nothing more boring in sports
than the intentional foul in the last two minutes of
an NBA game, finals or not, especially the way most
NBA players clank their crucial free throws.

I haven't watched more than 20 minutes of an
NBA game since the Heat beat the Mavericks for
the title.
NCAA Field Hockey, Lacrosse and Soccer on the
other hand... I'm there from beginning to end.

And to conclude... the original Browadway El Gallo,
Jerry Orbach singing a song that a former dramaturg
girlfriend of mine in D.C. used to play all the time
from The Fantasticks album, with us singing songs
from the cast album, with her as Luisa and me as Matt.
We even sang the songs on the way to and from
Oriole games in Baltimore, esp. on Sunday drives.

I recommend the Michael Ritchie feature film
version, though it's not for everyone.
That's when I first realized how scary talented
Jean Louisa Kelly was!

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night we had! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is saying something considering what seems like the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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Before I was a Hoosier, I was an NMB Charger, Class of 1979.

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation

In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation
"In the Heart of a Great Country, Beats the Soul of Hoosier Nation." -South Beach Hoosier, 2007.