Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A to Z:Zebra

Anyone who completes the A to Z: Challenge deserves their stripes just like a zebra. Stripes are important. Wouldn't a zebra just be another horse without the stripes?

The above was a fun movie. The movie wasn't a stretch below is a zebra in action...

Here is a video of a baby zebra...

Well enjoy! The blog will be back to normal programing tomorrow. However, a lot of the normal programing is about the same as most of my A to Z: Challenge posts.

Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z: Young, Youth

Nothing will demonstrate how old or out of shape you are then playing a gme of tag with a six year old in the park. My out of shape, graying haired, 40 something body doesn't have the energy to keep up. My joints don't take the impacts of jumping off playground equipment like it used too. The short sprints leave me gasping for air like I was a chain smoker.

Yes, I know my daughter is growing and I am weakening. Picking her up and pushing her isn't as easy as it used to be. Some of it is my own darn fault, some of it is people get to busy to go to the gym, the cost of doing the activities you want to do is too much. We all have excuses.Not saying they are not legit. It is just part of life, once you stop doing physical things it is easy for your body to "rust."

Yes my youthful days might be behind me but I have a youthful heart. My bodsy might be closer to old than young but I 'm not done. I still give it a try. I am a lucky man to be able to play with my daughter. So, if you are in a park and you see a grizzly, middle age man, weezing as he chases a little girl around it might just be me. I suppose it is good for me. Running, jumping, shocking my body (which is saying "What the heck are you doing? You know you aren't young anymore) is all worth it. I just wish my daughter would share some of that energy she has with me. Since the bottom line is my daughter is happy, we are having fun, and I am spending time we can both cherrish before it slips away.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tribute to George Jones

Geoge Jones was a giant in the Country Music World. His voice and songs will be missed. Jones passed away last week. George Jones was born on September 12, 1932 in Saratoga, Texas he died on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.Jones had 14 COuntry number one hits in his career, he was awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy Award (He also won four other Grammy awards), he was a Kennedy Center Honoree, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, The U.S. National Medal of the Arts, and many other awards.

I posted this video on my facebook page once I heard he had passed away. The song kind of fit. The question is Who will fill his shoes?

His first number one hit was "White Lightning"

This one is probably his best known song..

The Country Music World mourns his lost, we hope he rests in peace. What were your favorite George Jones songs? Any favorite memories?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A to Z: X-Men

I like the X-Men movies. Here is the movie trailer for the first one...

I don't recall seeing this one...

and I missed this one...

and I really didn't know there was a cartoon...

Anyway, what is your favorite X-Men  character? Favorite X-Men show or movie?

I'll be back with a new post soon....

Friday, April 26, 2013

A to Z: Bob Weir

I was in the middle of writing another blog for the challenge today, when I found out about Bob Weir falling on stage last night. Bob Weir was a member, guitarist, and vocalist for The Grateful Dead. Currently he is on tour with Further, with Phil Lesh.

Last night he fell over on stage and was helped to a chair to finish the song...

From what I see he didn't look okay and his playing didn't appear to be that great. After the song Weir was helped off the stage as the band took a break, the band later returned to finish the show without Bob.

According to Rolling Stone "Phil Lesh told the crowd that Weir was suffering from a strained shoulder and that the set would go on without him." Jambands.com explained that the shoulder issue was due to a work out and that Weir had taken "a muscle relaxant which ultimately inhibited his performance."

The tour is supposed to continue on Saturday in Atlantic City. Hopefully he is okay and the tour will continue filling the air with songs that you know. No news on Furthur's site or Bob Weir's site. I wish him a speedy recovery. Please feel free to visit the other sites and read more, they are linked where quoted.

Thanks and I will have a new post tomorrow....

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A To Z: Victorious, The Louisville Cardinals and my Bracket

It has been a busy month with the A to Z: Challenge. The Louisville Cardinals winning the NCAA Basketball Championship and me winning my bracket almost slipped past the blog. What does it have to do with V? Well today V is for victorious.

But before we celebrate the victors I have to tip my hat to the Michigan Wolverines. I mean they knocked out Kansas a team I had going to the finals and putting my bracket into jeopardy.

Then Michigan crushed a team I covered this season, The Florida Gators. Yes I was rooting against the Wolverines again. Well I knew someone else had Michigan to win everything. 

The Wolverines then beat the Syracuse Orange to reach the title game. Again making me nervous...


The Louisville Cardinals masrch to the championship was relatively eas. They started against 16 seeded NC A&T...

Then they faced 8th seeded Colorado State...

Then they faced 12-seeded Oregon., before a big show down with the Duke Blue Devils

Then they played the surprise team the Wichita State Shockers to earn a spot in the championship game...

I had picked Louisville to win everything. I had already clinched second place with my picks. I needed Louisville to win or second place was going to be my finish. It was a close a game...

but in the end my bracket and the Louisville Cardinals were victorious.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A to Z: U2

Why not get back to the music with U2? No reason but to continue on with the challenge.

My favorite album by the band is "Joshua Tree"

U2: Joshua Tree

This might be my favorite song, but then again I am partial to B.B. King, "When Love Comes to Town"

My favorite one without a guest is "One"

But it was their early stuff that grabbed me like "New Year's Day"

and this song is simply beautiful..The Sweetest Thing..

Like any great band they have a bunch of song out there. What are your favorites? Thanks for checking out the blog and I will have a new post soon. (like in hours)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A to Z: Trans Am

As a child the Pontiac Trans Am grabbed me. Perhaps it was the "Smokey and The Bandit" movies.

Maybe it was because it was a sports car and a popular one. It was one you would see on the road too.

1978 Pontiac Trans Am Gold Edition  Back then I remember wanting it in gold and convertable.

Here is a pretty one from before I got the Trans Am kick...

1973 Super Duty 455 Trans Am. snap.

The Trans Am enjoyed a production run from 1969-2002. The Trans Am would change it looks through the years..Here is the 1982 version..

1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am V8 5.0 - my dream car when I was little!
and the 1993 version...

93 Trans Am...sickkk

Here is the 2002..

2002 Trans Am

and another one..

2002 Trans Am WS6 convertible 6 speed pontiac firebird

Sadly Pontiac is no more. I never got a Trans Am...

Monday, April 22, 2013

A to Z: Storm Thorgerson R.I.P

Today my blog honors a man who passed away last week. He was a man who worked in the music business but was not a musician but an artist. Storm Thorgerson is probably a name you don't recognize. However, you probably have his work in your home n your CD or vinyl collection. Even some of you who are totally electronic might have his work on a T-shirt. 

Thorgerson passed away last Thursday. He designed album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Styx, The Cranberries, and Phish. It is Pink Floyd who is most famous. 

You have probably seen this one..

Pink Floyd / Darkside Of The Moon

he did this one as well...

Atom Heart Mother: Pink Floyd

and this one..


I think a lot of people wish he was still here. Here is Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"...

I'll be back tomorrow with a new post.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Night at the Ballet

This year I have been able to enjoy a lot of cultural events from different countries and cultures. Most I reviewed some I just came to watch. That has continued this month, I was able to watch the Russian National Ballet perform Chopiniana and Romeo and Juliet. You can read my review here

Here is a video displaying some of the stars from this ballet theatre..

Here is a bit of Chopiniana...

Here is a bit of Romeo and Juliet...

IT ended up being a nice date night fore me and the misses. I will be back soon with an A to Z post...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A to Z: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Okay, I have followed the music of Devon Allman since I first heard him with his, then band Honeytribe, at the Wanee Festival in 2011. Since then he has toured with Honeytribe and currently has a brand new solo album. However, I want to talk about his other band that released their debut in 2012, called The Royal Southern Brotherhood which by the way is on tour.

Devon Allman is the son of Greg Allman from The Allman Brothers Band. I wouldn't call him the Prince of Southern Jam music based on his bloodlines. Devon, is a working class type musician who is one of the hardest working musicians out there. Check out his bands, tour dates, and productivity. Any way add St. Louis guitarist in Mike Zito to fill in the guitars.

Zito has recorded his own solo albums, in 2010 he won the Blues Music Award for song of the year for his song "Pearl River." He has also played with Ana Popovic and guested with many others.

The band also features Grammy Award winning percussionist/vocalist Cyril Neville. Like Devon, Cyrill has a musical bloodline. Cyril was a member of The Meters, The Neville Brothers, and The Voices of Wetlands All-Star Band.

On drums the band features Yonrico Scott who used to play for Derek Trucks. Charlie Wooton rounds up the band on bass. But more importantly, than who is in the band what does this band sound like?

Let me share with you what The Royal Southern Brotherhood sounds like...

Here is a teaser about their album...

Their first video...

Here they are live covering the Rolling Stones..

Give them a listen you will be glad you did. They set a record this weekend at Wanee Festival 2012 with over 10,000 people watching them on the smaller Mushroom State. They also had some special guests like Greg Allman, Tab Benoit, and Artimus Pyle join them. Another reason to see them you never know who might join them. Well I hope you enjoy and I will be back with a new post soon!

Friday, April 19, 2013

A to Z: Queen

There is a kind of magic about Queen. Over the years I have come to respect Brian May as a guitarist and Freddie Mercury was incredible fronting the band. There music appealed to me in different times of my life. Really, how many bands can appeal to you as a child, a young adult and a grizzling aging one?

I liked this song when I first heard it going to summer camp in Florida, my daughter who just turned six likes this song, and her brother who is 16 liked this song when he was young. Take a listen to "Another One Bites the Dust"...

And  the biggest sports anthem...

Obviously I picked Queen to blog about today since the letter in the A to Z: Challenge is Q. Sometimes this blog is just a great exciuse to write about bands or musicians. In my college years, Queen resurfaced to me. The Highlander films were big with the crowd I was hanging out with. The epic sword swinging tale about immortals who could only die if their heads were cut off.The original movie came out while I was in high school but I guess it was kind of a cult classic. Here is the movie trailer...

Okay, I am rambling a bit. Queen provided the music for the films and put out a great album called "A Kind of Magic."  Hence Queen's comeback in my life...

Then there was this song with David Bowie, which still resonates with me in today's world. It was older but thanks to classic rock radio stations it kind of made a comeback 10 years later or so...

Then Freddie passed away. Their was an epic concert. Whioch featured an all-star cast. Elton John, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, and more,,,

Then Queen tried to carry on with Paul Rodgers....

But the original Queen ruled even in Wayne's World...

Well thank you for taking a little journey through my life and Queen. I hope you enjoy and I will be back soon with a new post.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A to Z: Pat Summerall R.I.P.

Pat Summerall who is best known for his work in the broadcast booth at NFL games passed away at the age of 82 earlier this week. Died of cardiac arrest while in a hospital for a broken hip. John Madden called him "the voice of football."

Here is a tribute video to him,,,

Here he talks about overcoming one of his personal demons..

Greg Cosell from NFL   films remembers him...

Awards and honors include being inducted into the Natioanl Sportscasters and Sportswriters Halll of Fame. In 1977 he won their Sportscaster of the Year Award. He wasalso inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame. Not bad a two Hall of Fame career, may he rest in peace.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A to Z: Orianthi

Okay for O I will blog about one of the better female guitarists out there. Her full name is Orianthi Panagaris but she is one of those artists that simply go by one name, Orianthi. The 28-year old guitarist has already had an incredible career. She has been a guitarist for Michael Jackson and Alioce Cooper. She has performed with some other great artists as well. She has had a big hit.

Elle Magazine named her one of the top female guitarists in 2009. Guitar International Magazine awardeed her the 2010 Breakthrough Guitarist of the Year. Paul Reed Smith guitars produces a signature guitar model for her. Not too shabby at all.

Here is her hit single "According to You"...

and her follow up hit...

Here she is with Alice Cooper...

Here is her guitar solo with Michael Jackson..

Here she is with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai...

I mean if she can hang with thwat group she must be alright. Well I will be back soon with another post...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A to Z: Network News

I am wired. I don't get my news from television. I don't have cable and I don't get local channels. I don't get the Newspaper. I get my news online or via snipits on the radio. Sometimes headlines grab me when I check my email or I will find an article of interest via twitter, linkedin, or facebook.Trust me I get plenty of news probably overloaded with it.

Yesterday, I wish I didn't get the news at all. First there was the bombings in Boston. I am glad the death toll was lowewre than what I heard on the radio. Still shocking news. Deaths and so many injuries. When they describe roads as being blood stained that can't be good. Maybe after 9/11 this type of thing really gets me, maybe I am just getting older and I understand the value of human life better. Regardless, my thoughtss and prayers went out to Boston.

Then later, I found out a guy I used to work with died. An apparent accident on a scenic rock where he fell to his death. He was someone I interacted with almost on a daily basis over a couple of years. He was a good guy and very helpful. I feel for his family and his kids. I know it is one death, but its a little harder when it is closer to home, when it is someone you know.

Hopefully there will be some better news...

Monday, April 15, 2013

A to Z: My Monster and Me

I reviewed the World Premier of My Monster and Me which you can read if you like. It was an original play for younger theater goers put on by the Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company. The play dealtwith important issues such as bullies, fears, friendships and missing a parent. The costumes were cool. My daughter enjoyed it, even if the Boogieman was a bit scary. She thought it was cool she got the Boogieman's autograph after the show. The coolest thing for me was I got to spend time with my daughter. Short and sweet...

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A to Z: Little Feat

Today's blog is about the band Little Feat. I missed them during their first line up from 1969-1979. Which the band featured an incredible songwritter Lowell George. George died of heart failure in Arlington, Viginia after a show in Washington in 1979.

Here the band performs "Two Trains" ...

I did catch them during their comeback period with Craig Fuller..1987-1993

Here is their video for "Texas Twister"...

The band was influenced a lot of music I listened to. Jimmy Page called the band his favorite American Band in 1975. Lowell George produced the Grateful Dead's Shakedown Street Album, and drummer Richie Hayward played drums for Robert Plant, Warren Zevon, Eric Clapton, and many more. Jimmy Buffett played tribute to him.

Here is a vintage performance of "Dixie Chicken"...

A very fitting blog post considering today is Lowell George's birthday. Well I hope you enjoy and I will be back soon with a new post

Friday, April 12, 2013

A to Z: Kids

It was my daughter's birthday on the 11th. So what was going to be a night out with just the family at Chuck E. Cheese became an impromptu birthday party when my daughter told the neighbors. So, I ended up piling in a three year old, and two six year olds in my car. My wife ended up running late so I had the kids for a half hour trip plus another 45 minutes by myself before my partner showed up. Needless to say the kids wore me out. (or maybe I hit the Street Ball Game and football toss game a bit hard for an out of shape 40 something year old kid.) Oh well kids...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A to Z: Jazz

Today's letter is J so I thought I would dedicate it to jazz and take a look back at some of the jazz concerts I have reviewed. Of course not only will I share my reviews but I will try to find some neat videos to share as well.

My first jazz concert review..

Isaac Bryd Jr and the Judah Tribe (picture above-video below)

Coincidentally my first jazz review was published three years ago. The Alhambra Dinner Theater in Jacksonville, Florida had a jazz night that I went to while I was on vacation. The show highlighted some of North Florida's best jazz bands including The Derryk Lawrence Project, The Fusion Band, and Isaac Byrd Jr. and the Judah Tribe.  Local comedian Nick Harvey was the MC. You can read my review here.

Here is Allana Southerland-Prince of The Fussion Band...

Probably one of the best shows I have covered was the Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary concert at the The Kennedy Center. Dee Dee Bridgewater and Christian McBride were incredibele. Throw in the rest and wow! You can read my review here. Below is a taste...

There was John Tesh and his Big Band last summer. You can read my review here. Tesh is a talented musician. Here he is in action with the band...

Diana Krall and her special guest Denzal Sinclaire  was an exceptional night of jazz at Wolf Trap. You can read my review here.

I was really impressed by Sinclaire's voice take a listen...

Diana Krall..

I have covered some artists that blur the lines of jazz as well Norah Jones, Al Di Meola, and the California Guitar Trio to name a few. Bluring the lines of musical categories doesn't bother me, if the musci sounds great it is all good. I even covered a play called Side Man which was about a jazz musician. You can read my review of the award winning production here.

Hope you enjoyed and I will be back tomorrow for the letter K.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A to Z: I is for Is It

I drove my daughter to school this morning, she is almost six. She asked me a question "Is Big Foot Real?"
She had heard Big Foot mentioned on a show my wife has been watching on Netflix. I answered the question stating I didn't think so, but some people claim Big Foot is real so maybe. Honest answer, I don't think Big Foot is real. Some people do think Big Foot is real. What I think could be wrong so Big Foot could be real. Simple little question but the answer is important.

Just because we have never seen something doesn't make it not real. Just because I don't think something is real, doesn't mean it couldn't be. So is it? Is Big Foot real? There are other things I have never seen are they real? Is god? Are aliens real? I know what I belief and think but is it?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A to Z: Haiku

April is also National Poetry month. I am celebrating that by writing 30 poems in 30 days on another site since I am a fan of writing challenges. Anyway I decided to write a Haiku just for the A to Z: Challenge..

Blog posts A to Z

April Spring time tradition

Like blooming flowers

Monday, April 8, 2013

A to Z: Guitar and Piano

Last week I was able to review a concert that featured just a guitarist and pianist. Only two instruments were used during the concert a grand piano and a classical guitar. The instruments were in good hands as the guitarist was Al Di Meola and the piaist was two time Grammy Award winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba. You can read my review here.

Here they are performing together at a different show...

Here is Gonzalo Rubalcaba prforming by himself...

Here is Al Di Meola...

and another performance of them together...

Well I hope you enjoy and I will be back with a new post tomorrow,,,

Sunday, April 7, 2013

R.I.P. Andy Johns

His name might not ring a bell. However, the musicians and albums Andy Johns worked on certainly due. Unfortunately this studio genius has passed away.

Some of the Albums he engineered:

Led Zeppelin: 
II, III, IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffeti, Coda

•Led Zeppelin• Led Zeppelin III    Album Cover

The Rolling Stones:

Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock and Roll

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

Blind Faith, Free, Mott and the Hopple, Joni Mitchell, Godsmack

Eric Clapton:
Eric Clapton, Crossroads

Eric Clapton - Crossroads

His work as a producer is incredible as well.

Some of the albums he produced:

Humle Pie: As Safe As Yesterday Is, Town and Country
Free: Highway, Live! Heartbreaker

free highway album cover

Cinderella: Night Songs, Long Cold Winter
Van Halen: For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Bon Jovi, L.A.Guns, The Steve Miller Band, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Chickenfoot and the lsit could go on and on...

R.I. P. Andy Johns the music world will miss your talents

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A to Z: Fiction

I started this blog five years ago as I had started writing articles on  whim. It also lead me to outlets for my poetry. Something I wrote a lot more of in my younger days but was too shy, or insecure, to really share. anyway, this year I tried yet another new writing style fiction. I hadn't created any fiction since perhaps my early college days which would be a good two decades ago. I don't even know if "flash fiction" existed back then.

If you like to read them I will share them. They were under a dance theme. I will start with the three flash fiction stories I wrote.

The first one was about Tap Shoes. Then I wrote one about The Dance Teacher. Finally I wrote one about The Dance Marathon.

I also wrote a short story also on a dance theme about The Last Dance.

I will be writing some more flash fiction and short stories in the future. I found them to be a great creative exercise especially when responding to a certain category. I will probably post something tomorrow on here that isn't A to Z related. Regardless, I will be back Monday pressing on with the A to Z: Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned! 

Friday, April 5, 2013

A to Z: Ebert, R.I. P.

I am trying to keep my blog true to what it is as I go through the A to Z: Challenge. Obviously somedays will be sa stretch but they represent the wild mood swings exhibited on the blog, or should I define the random twists my rambles take. Hwever, as I demonstrated with the Alice post I work in things that I cover into my blog but try to always find a bit extra to add. I also cover interesting celebraties to write about their birthdays and deaths. Most of the time they are musicians, sometimes actors, soetimes writers and sometimes others.

Today my post is dedicated to the movie critic Roger Ebert. I review theater, concerts and sometimes movies and while I can't say he influenced me he did do a lot for what I review in terms of movies. In my youth he did influence me and my sourounding world on what movies to see with his show with Gene Siskel.

Here is a tibute article from hjis home town Chicago Tribune, Roger Ebert used to wrtite for the Chicago Suns-Time. Here iis th Sun-Times tribute.

Here is a clip about him finding his new voice from CBS..

Here he is doing what I remember him doing...

Here are some reaction from "Stars"...

Roger Ebert lost his battle with cancer. Thanks for the memories and recommendations may you rest in peace.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A to Z: DC Metro Theater Arts

Today's letter is D. So I Thought I would dedicate to a place I write at called DC Metro Theater Arts.If you are interested in the performing arts in the Washington DC area I would recommend the site to you. They cover a bit beyond DC as well inccluding Fredericksburg, Frederick, Annapolis and Baltimore.

Yes most of the site is theatre related. The site does reach outside DC being linked to Broadway World in New York. The site does cover more than theatre covering dance, concerts, some movies, and more events. There are also well writen columns.

I've covered a lot of concerts. The music varies tro include authentic Irish folk muisc, Burmese rock, classical, jazz, country, rock, alt rock, bluegrass, show tunes, alt country, pop, and more. I have also covered (and of course the site as well) a lot of theatre including National Tours, International Tours, to cutting edge local theatre.

Other events I have covered for the site include a circus, a Chinese Dance Theatre event, commedians, children theatre, and puppets. The site covers a lot of stuff and posts daily.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A to Z: Charles Town

Let's not confuse Charles Town with Charleston. Charles Town is the largest city in Jefferson County in West Virginia. It is also very close to where I live thus I frequent it very often. If you are a regular reader of my blog it is the town that I volunteer at the cold weather shelter.

The biggest thing in Charles Town is the horse racing track and casino. The casino features slots and table games. They also have free concerts from time to time...

Aston “Family Man” Barrett of The Wailers performing at the Charles Town Races and Slots

It isn't the only place to hear live music in Charles Town. One of my favoriute places to listen to music is Beasley's Books and Eccentrics. It is a book store, with a bar in the middle of it, and when you hear someone play there it is like listening to them in the comfort of your living room..

Above is a picture of Billy Thompson, whoi is one of the area's best blues guitar players. He is really a regional if not national talent who just happens to make his home near me. He is played all over in festivals, clubs like the famous Blues Alley in Washington.

Okay the town isn't all about music and gambling though that does sound kind of fun. Of course it would be better if you were winning at the gambling and the music was great. 

There are other fun things that go on in Charles Town like the farmer's market, parades and the festival..

Below my daughter enjoys a ride..(trust me she enjoyed it depite the unsure look on her face)

Jsut sharing a bit about a nearby town..

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A to Z: Bird, Arlee

Today I continue the A to Z: Challenge with the letter B. Today I am going to play it forweard a bit and give tribute to Arlee Bird. His last name is Bird and it fits for today. I know a few folks played tribute to him on the first day, but the second day might be more of a surprise.

Any way he is the one who created the event. Now it has grown so big, become so fun and successful he needed to recruit a whole team to run it. But without Bird we might not have this..

The A to Z blogging challenge is a lot of fun and it is addicting too. This is my third year of doing the challenge and I keep coming back.

Arlee Bird also has his own blog called "Tossing it Out" which you can visit here. Thanks for stopping by and I will be back with a new post on Wednesday with smething related to the letter C.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A to Z: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is a strange story and it is a bit strange that every time I have seen it the show has been different. Every movie version I have seen it different. Every theatrical performance has been different too!

In November of 2011 I reviewed The Greenbelt Arts Center's production of Alice in Wonderland. In 2012 they brought that show to the Capital Fringe Festival. You can read my review here. Lauren Katz reviewed the Fringe version here. The show was an avent-garde version of the book.

Friday night I reviewed Other Voices production of The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. My five year old daughter loved both performances by the way. This production was much bigger, with a bigger cast, including lots of dancers, teenagers, kids, and experienced actors. The show was longer too. You can read my review here. The theatre was different as well which you would expect between Greenbelt and Frederick. The Greenbelt show was in a smaller studio theatre while the Frederick show was in the larger, historic Weinberg Center for the Arts.

Like I said the movie versions have been different too. Here is the trailor for the orginal 1951 movie...

Here is the Trailor for Tim Burton's version..

Well it is April and once again I am participationg in the A to Z: Blog Challenge. I was going to do this post yesterday but I wasn't home enough to do it. Well thanks for stopping bye. This moonth should be a wild ride as we mix of the content a bit more for the challenge.