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Twitter Applies Comey’s ‘Open Setting’ Excuse To Everyday Life

During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, former FBI director James Comey declined to answer several questions, giving the reason that the public hearing was an “open setting.”

For instance, senators received this particular response when Comey was questioned about the dossier compiled by a British spy and whether he believed President Donald Trump colluded with Russia.

And although his refusal to answer these questions is presumably because they touched on classified information, Comey said the phrase so often, it became drinking-game worthy.

The phrase also seems like a great way to excuse yourself from answering something you don’t want to answer.

Twitter ran with this idea and turned the phrase into a really funny meme. 

Here are the best of the bunch:

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Setting the Record Straight: The Nutcracker Comes to America

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The clichéd rivalry between the East and West Coasts of the United States confounds those of us who grew up in distant lands. When it comes to ballet, in particular, many American balletomanes appear oblivious to the bustle outside the precincts of New York City.

On the subject of The Nutcracker, for example, many subscribe to the myth that George Balanchine’s 1954 reinvention of the Russian classic for New York City Ballet “sparked an American holiday tradition” — in the words of Laura Jacobs, who penned a fascinating exploration of Balanchine’s Nutcracker for Vanity Fair, even as she played fast and loose with the essential detail of the ballet’s arrival on American shores.

Other scholars – like Jennifer Fisher, who wrote a sociological meditation on the industry that now props up most American ballet companies (Nutcracker Nation) – identify Willam Christensen’s 1944 production for San Francisco Ballet as the first full-length American production, whose enormous popularity astonished even its creator.

And now a captivating children’s book arrives to set the record straight for the younger generation.

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In The Nutcracker Comes to America, author Chris Barton introduces us to the remarkable Christensen brothers, Willam, Harold and Lew, whose “dance-loving, violin-playing grandfather” emigrated from Denmark and settled in Utah. We follow the young men’s zigzagging journeys from the ballet studio to vaudeville stages across the country, to New York to dance for the greats like Balanchine and Fokine, and into the army, against the backdrop of World War II.

Lew, the most naturally gifted of the three, became the first homegrown American danseur noble, and a choreographer of some repute. For Lincoln Kirstein’s Ballet Caravan, he created Filling Station, a comic slice of Americana set in a gas station populated with “truckers, a gangster, a state trooper, and a little girl who really needed to use the restroom.”

The restless Christensens couldn’t seem to stay put. Which turned out to be providential for American ballet, especially on the West Coast. Willam brought ballet to Portland, Oregon, and later established the formidable Salt Lake City company that would be known as Ballet West. In between, there was San Francisco, where he and Harold spun off the ballet troupe from the opera company, while Lew “traded in his ballet shoes for army boots.”

It was during wartime America, when many dancers were off fighting and money was especially scarce, that Willam needed a big hit “to keep ballet alive in San Francisco.” He loved the great Russian classics and though he’d never seen them performed – at least not in their entirety – he would research them painstakingly. As part of his research for The Nutcracker, he cornered Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova and had them recount for him as much of the detail of the Petipa production as they could recall from their own experience dancing in it.

The Christensens’ peregrinations, and the delightful goings-on onstage and backstage during the first Nutcracker, are illuminated in the arresting illustrations by Cathy Gendron – multiple coatings of thin oil glaze meticulously layered over pencil drawings on gesso, then lightly textured, as if burnished by steel wool. The colors glow softly on the page, and the whimsical yet realistic figures convey energy and emotion that will intrigue adults as much as children.

Ballet to the People‘s favorite drawing is of Lew Christensen on a New York City sidewalk, still in his army uniform, having just returned from wartime service. He is looking wistfully through the windows of a ballet studio while class is in session. The narrative reads: “[Y]ears in the army had done a number on his body. He couldn’t dance like he’d danced before.”

Lew would eventually bring the Balanchine technique and style to San Francisco Ballet in the early 1950’s, when he took over the company reins after Willam moved to Salt Lake City.

Don’t be misled by the book title. This is much more than the story of the transplanting of a famous Russian ballet. And not just a book for little girls who dream of dancing in tutus and pink satin pointe shoes.

This is a real-life adventure story about “a trio of small-town Utah boys” with grit and talent, who bucked stereotypes, endured failures and persevered, and who individually and together enriched the cultural life of America.

For older readers and adults (and dance writers keen to fill in the gaps in their historical knowledge), Barton provides a more detailed timeline at the end of the book, including some marvelous vintage photos.

Throughout the children’s tale and the more grown-up addendum, a light wit prevails, and there is much to read between the lines. About the 1892 premiere of The Nutcracker at the Mariinsky Theatre, Barton comments laconically, “It does not catch on.” And those who are familiar with the hard business of ballet know that it was the Christensens’ sheer determination that kept San Francisco Ballet afloat for decades.

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English critic Richard Buckle famously groused that every Christmas brings us “one more Nutcracker closer to death.”

Yet across America, spurred by the early Christensen and Balanchine productions, and by the popularity of the brilliantly animated ‘Nutcracker Suite’ in Disney’s Fantasia, the ballet has become a hallowed ritual — not just for audiences, but for the legions of young performers who grow up through the ranks of mice, soldiers, Mother Ginger’s children, candy canes, snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and Russian acrobats, their eyes on the prize: the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

So many of those young dancers in training are unaware of the colorful history behind this tradition. Barton and Gendron’s new book does its bit to fill that gap, with charm and wisdom.

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Half Hoop Stud earrings in solid sterling silver with amethyst setting. February birthstone. Gift for women

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The 1956 collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm triggered a night of sheer terror for the Andrea Doria’s 1,706 passengers and crew and set in motion one of history’s most dramatic rescues at sea. From the moment the Andrea Doria settled on the sea floor in 240 feet of water, skilled sport divers have risked their lives to simply touch the “Mount Everest of wreck diving.” Not all returned alive. Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria expeditions during the early 1980s before becoming a Navy pilot and settling in Washington State. Nearly twenty years after first exploring the Andrea Doria – and following twelve months of training in the sport’s amazing advances in equipment and techniques – Hunt hugged his wife and children goodbye and returned to New York to dive the Andrea Doria once again. The experience transformed him forever. Setting the Hook explores the Andrea Doria through an introspective odyssey of memory, heart-pounding adventure, and history as thirty years of extreme diving and enduring friendships merge in a personal tale of learning to accept life’s oldest challenge. Review Excerpts:A deep-sea diver explores shipwrecks and his own character in this gripping scuba memoir…Hunt’s taut scenes and meticulous prose will have readers holding their breath, but his saga probes hidden depths as well. -Kirkus Reviews…fascinating read of true adventure, very much recommended. -The Midwest Book Review’setting the Hook” is excellently written, well structured, and superbly proofed…fully delivered on the diving, adventure and technical fronts, but it was the human angle of the author’s very personal journey that elevates this much recommended book. – C.H. Blickenstorfer, scubadiverinfo.com…a book truly meant for everyone…heartfelt and inspiring story of diving, the fragility of life, and a reflection on our humanity. -Dive News Network Media Group, publishers of five regional print and electronic magazinesPeter Hunt’s engaging memoir…offers a thoughtful perspect

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Setting Up The Jokes For Maximum Effect

Perfection isn’t always within reach. Nor are there any guarantees of success. Watch a professional golfer as he prepares to tee off. Or a pitcher as he prepares to throw a baseball toward the batter standing at home plate. They’re concentrating very hard on executing a move they’ve been practicing for a long, long time.

When artists and athletes come close to perfection, the results are thrilling. In the following video, Osiel Gounes performs a variation from the Diana & Acteon pas de deux (having trained at the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana, the 24-year-old Gounes recently joined the Norwegian National Ballet).

It takes long hard years of planning, practicing, and discipline to make something appear effortless. In November 1999, a Los Angeles production of Putting It Together transferred to Broadway with a cast headed by Carol Burnett, Ruthie Henshall, George Hearn, Bronson Pinchot, and John Barrowman. This is what it looked like when things went smoothly as the show was being videotaped.

Then something unexpected happened to Burnett who, after years of doing comedy sketches on her television show, handled the situation like a pro.

Wardrobe malfunctions can be unsettling, hilarious, scary, or (in the case of Janet Jackson’s 2004 half-time show at Superbowl XXXVIII), historic. However, when push comes to shove, if a comic element is involved, it helps to have the audience in on the joke.

Two new productions do a splendid job of achieving this goal. In one (a revival of a 420-year-old Shakespearean play), a simple hat trick clearly explains the plot’s secret to the audience. In the other, a cheap shot delivers one of the funniest golden shower scenes ever filmed. As director Charlie Vaughan notes “First Period will probably offend a lot of people… with heart and emotion.”

Indeed it will. Imagine a cross between Hairspray, Heathers, Carrie, and these winsome characters from Little Britain. If you’re looking for the slightest hint of subtlety, abandon all hope.

Set in 1989 (hence the glaring lack of smartphones), “First Period” is only one of the many double entendres scattered throughout this film. For his first feature film script, Brandon Alexander III stars as Cassie Glenn, a teenage legend in her own mind, who has moved to a new suburban landscape.

On her first day at her new school, Cassie is determined to make new friends. At first, the only student even mildly interested in making her acquaintance is the school’s social outcast, Maggie Miller (Dudley Beene), whose unfortunate nickname is “coat rack.”

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Cassie Glenn (Brandon Alexander III) makes friends with her new
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Cassie, whose mother is played by Cassandra Peterson (a/k/a Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), soon encounters such bizarre personalities as:

  • Ms. Wood (Tara Karsian), the closeted guidance counselor who doesn’t pick up on Cassie’s hint that she recently had her “cat” shaved.
  • Ms. Mallow (Diane Salinger), the deranged art teacher.
  • Madam Mulva (Judy Tenuta), a low-grade, no-talent psychic with a strong bullshit detector.
  • Mr. Klein (Jack Plotnick), the science teacher who likes to flirt with the girls in his class but is too grossed out by human anatomy to have a serious discussion about the female reproduction system.

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Jack Plotnick as Mr. Klein, the science teacher

Cassie’s determination to enter and win the school talent show immediately pits her against the vapid evil of Heather (Lauren Rose Lewis) and Other Heather (Karli Kaiser), who have the school’s top two closeted jocks wrapped around their manipulative little fingers. Needless to say, the two Heathers won’t hesitate to use Dirk and Brett to make sure that Cassie and Maggie get humiliated in front of the entire student body.

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Brett (Leigh Wakeford), Maggie (Dudley Beene), Cassie (Brandon
Alexander III), and Dirk (Michael Turchin) in First Period

The students, of course, have their individual specialties. Maggie secretly desires to become a white, female rapper while Cassie can’t wait to give her new friend a makeover. As the clueless Dirk, fashion model Michael Turchin (who will marry Lance Bass on December 20) provides plenty of eye candy with a wink and a nod to the audience that he’s well aware of the stereotype he’s spoofing.

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Michael Turchin is Dirk in First Period

It goes without saying that the creative team behind First Period knows this film genre upside down and inside out. Michael Mullen’s costume designs are hilariously appropriate for the 1980s, while the overall production design by Dudley Beene (who plays Maggie) is stunning. As director Charlie Vaughan notes:

“My heroes have always been outcasts. From the first time I saw The Bride of Frankenstein in the second grade, I knew I wanted to make movies. Discovering John Waters’s Hairspray in the sixth grade only solidified this desire. I wanted the characters that inhabited his films to be my friends, but also, like Waters, I wanted to make movies with my friends. First Period is my love letter to the culty films of John Waters, and the films of my youth. Ah, the ’80s. So whether or not you knew people like Cassie or Maggie in high school (or, better yet, you were like Cassie and Maggie) we are sure you will be wrapped up in the infectious fun of First Period. After all, isn’t it about time to let your freak flag fly?”

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Maggie (Dudley Beene) always keeps a sharp kitchen
knife handy for special occasions in First Period

Some interesting pieces of trivia dawn from First Period’s press kit:

  • Cassie’s look was inspired by the fabulous ’80s icon Molly Ringwald.
  • Maggie was inspired by Jamie Gertz from Square Pegs.
  • Maggie’s rap battle is an homage to the movie Teen Witch where an unpopular girl suddenly and miraculously belts out a rap called “Top That.”
  • The name of the high school, Florence Fisher High, is named after the real recovering addict that Jerri Blank from Strangers With Candy was based on.
  • After struggling to find a high school that would let First Period film at it, we lucked into two elementary church schools that welcomed us with open arms.

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Brandon Alexander III (Cassie) and Dudley
Beene (Maggie) are the stars of First Period

How much viewers enjoy First Period will depend, to a great extent, on who they see it with. If you see it alone, its weak points will start to show. If you see it with a bunch of politically correct people who are in no mood for rape jokes, the film’s tasteless humor will be lost on you and your friends.

If, however, you’re surrounded by people with an appetite for bawdy humor, fashion violations, drag, beefcake, and the kind of double entendres that pepper the films from Q. Allan Brocka’s popular Eating Out franchise, you’ll have yourself a rollicking good time. Here’s the trailer:

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Identical twins have always been a perverse source of amusement. In 1956, The Wrigley Company began using images of identical twins in their ad campaigns for Doublemint Gum.

In 1988, Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin starred in a film farce entitled Big Business. The following two clips set up the initial premise and then show the joke exploding into full force.

In 1997, a musical based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton (two conjoined twins who toured the vaudeville circuit) opened on Broadway. This year’s reworking of the show is about to open at the St. James Theatre on Broadway.

To fully appreciate the dramatic and comedic power of using twins, one must look back to its early source, the Roman dramatist Plautus (254-184 BC). A master craftsman of stage farce, his play, Menaechmi, drew many of its laughs from the mistaken identities of a pair of twins.

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Danny Scheie and Adrian Danzig in Shakespeare’s
The Comedy of Errors (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

The California Shakespeare Theater recently presented a new production of The Comedy of Errors (in which Shakespeare decided to double his comic opportunities by writing for two sets of twins instead of just one). Cleverly directed by Aaron Posner, the production relies on audiences paying careful attention to those cast members who are doubling up on characters.

  • Ron Campbell doubles as Egeon (the Syracusan merchant who fathered one set of twins) and Angelo the goldsmith.
  • Liam Vincent doubles as the Duke of Ephesus and Balthasar the merchant.
  • Patty Gallagher doubles as a courtesan as well as Egeon’s lost wife (who has become the Lady Abbess of Ephesus).

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Patty Gallagher, Adrian Danzig and Danny Scheie
in The Comedy of Errors (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

In recent years, Posner has developed quite a reputation for his work staging plays such as Macbeth and The Tempest. In the following clip, he talks about how to make Shakespeare relevant to contemporary audiences.

As dramaturgy intern Aliya Charney explains with regard to the CalShakes production of The Comedy of Errors:

“Posner adds to the play’s themes of doubling and confusion with a cast of seven. Both sets of twins (four characters total): Antipholus of Ephesus/Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus/Dromio of Syracuse (played by Adrian Danzig and Danny Scheie, respectively) are performed by two actors, while other cast members play multiple personalities on stage as well. The actors, therefore, rely on quick changes (some of which take place on stage before the audience), accent shifts, and physical humor to tell the story of mistaken identity between two sets of brothers.”

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Danny Scheie in The Comedy of Errors (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Working on Nina Ball’s unit set (with some delicious costuming work by Beaver Bauer), Posner’s inventiveness can be staggering. But when you have a performer like Danny Scheie (who portrays both Dromios) to work with, it’s hard to go wrong. At times, it’s best to let Scheie just run with a gimmick (like rotating his hat to indicate which Dromio he is portraying at any given moment). Whether interacting with his master (Antipholus of Syracuse), his master’s twin (Antipholus of Ephesus), Adriana (the wife of Antipholus of Ephesus) or her sister, Luciana, Scheie never fails to delight.

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Nemuna Ceesav and Danny Scheie in a scene from
The Comedy of Errors (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

While Posner’s staging offers Adrian Danzig and Danny Scheie a wealth of comedic opportunities, their work is enhanced by movement director Erika Chong Shuch and Dave Maier (the resident fight director at California Shakespeare Theater).

The radiant Nemuna Ceesay (Adriana) and Tristan Cunningham (as her sister, Luciana) enjoy some spirited interplay as the two most confused women in Shakespeare’s comedy (which had its first recorded performance on December 28, 1594). Easily moving in and out of supporting characters are the gifted trio of Ron Gallagher, Liam Vincent, and Patty Gallagher.

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