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First review: It’s thumbs down for the new John Adams opera

Joshua Kosman is first in print with a review in the San Francisco Chronicle of the world premiere of the John Adams-Peter Sellars opera, Girls of the Golden West. He’s unimpressed with what he calls as ‘operatic tofuturkey’: Bloated, repetitive, self-righteous and dull, this commission by the San Francisco Opera (in partnership with the Dallas […]

Memories of being poor gave this priest a purpose: Helping others

Father John Adams steered So Others Might Eat into many needy corners in the District.

Overrated/Underrated: Goodbye, Warped Tour, and Adam Sandler steals 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

UNDERRATED Danny Janklow’s ‘Elevation’: Not yet in his 30s, this saxophonist has made a name for himself around L.A. as part of John Beasley’s revered MONK’estra, along with stints backing Kendrick Lamar and Aloe Blacc. His second album builds on that reputation with a soulful sense of swing on...

John Quincy Adams would have slain on Instagram

In a long, eventful life filled with accomplishments, John Quincy Adams often gets the credit for the one thing he didn’t do: being the first President of the United States to be photographed. That record goes to William Henry Harrison, poor sod, who had his picture taken around the time of his inauguration in 1841. […]

Hiking With John Adams In The Mountains Where His New Opera Is Set

"From time to time when driving in the High Sierra I'll see amateur gold miners, panning in a river that 150 years ago gave up the best of its treasure to the first prospectors," says the composer, "and I'll be tempted to wonder if the image of these latter-day panners, hoping only for a tiny […]

Devils end road trip with 4-3 overtime win over Wild

Adam Henrique, with a strong bounce-back performance, sets up John Moore's overtime winner for the Devils        

Cunningham: Compliance Costs Of The ABA's New Bar Passage Data Collection Requirement Outweigh Its Benefits

Larry Cunningham (Vice Dean, St. John's), Collecting Ultimate Bar Passage Data: Weighing the Costs and Benefits: Friday afternoon the ABA Associate Deans’ listserv received a message from William Adams, Deputy Managing Director of the ABA. In it, he described a new process for collecting data on bar passage. A copy...

Britney, Adam Levine and New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Does it get any better?

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

In recent years the hosts of Vegas’ nightlife cater to the LGBTQ crowd, as if recent residencies from Cher, Elton John and Ricky Martin didn’t already offer fans of fabulousness a warm welcome.

Girls of the Golden West: Go See It!

If you read this blog, you know that next week San Francisco Opera will present the premiere run of performances of Girls of the Golden West, by John Adams, libretto by Peter Sellars, directed by Peter Sellars.I have not seen it, I have...Show More Summary

The Quiet Chaos Resulting from a CCSF Campus Not Opening Its Parking Lot for an Hour – Endless Double Parking and Blocked Buses

TweetIDK, I’ve never seen this, in all my years – people double parking near the CCSF John Adams Campus for up to an hour, ’cause somebody forgot to open the gate: And this is around the corner – it took this #21 Hayes driver a couple minutes of beeping / waiting to buck up the […]

Cult of Personality

In the 1780 Constitution of Massachusetts, John Adams wrote (Part the First, section XXX):

Washington Post: Trump Lost the Virginia Governor’s Race

It wasn’t Ed Gillespie who lost the governor’s race in Virginia on Tuesday. It wasn’t Jill Vogel who lost the lieutenant governor’s race or John Adams who lost the race for state attorney general. It was Donald Trump. “Northam defeats Gillespie in Va., giving Democrats first key win in Trump era,’ blared the main headline […]

Blue Wave, Meet Red Wall

In 1776, John Adams wrote that a “representative assembly” should “be, in miniature, an exact portrait of the people at large. It should think, feel, reason, and act like them.” John Adams, meet Virginia. On Tuesday, the people made their thoughts and feelings abundantly clear. Show More Summary

Call me by your namesake

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

John Adams and Peter Sellars didn't bother to learn a fucking thing about the Puccini masterpiece whose title they stole.

Will Ferrell reveals pitch for a scrapped Step Brothers sequel

Anyone who has ever watched TV has probably caught a showing of Step Brothers, Adam McKay’s 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as a pair of frustratingly immature step-siblings who veer wildly between being best friends and mortal enemies, and now Ferrell has shared a story pitch for where a possible … Read more...

Socialism Causes Underage Prostitution

(John Hinderaker) Adam Smith said there is a lot of ruin in a country, but Venezuela is getting ridiculous. How much lower can socialism drag that once-prosperous place? Venezuelans have eaten their pets and raided zoos for dinner; now,...Show More Summary

JOHN HINDERAKER: Socialism Causes Underage Prostitution. “Adam Smith said there is a lot of ruin i…

JOHN HINDERAKER: Socialism Causes Underage Prostitution. “Adam Smith said there is a lot of ruin in a country, but Venezuela is getting ridiculous. How much lower can socialism drag that once-prosperous place?”

Weights From Detroit

2 weeks agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

By Brad Snyder Photos: Bob Ryder Winford Harris 159.4 vs. Chris Chatman 158 Isiah Jones 160 vs. Antonio Wade 159.6 Mohammed Adam 142.6 vs. Darroyl Humphrey 146 John Chalbeck 162.6… Read More » The post Weights From Detroit appeared first on fightnews.com.

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