Studio 'E' is a unique and wonderful venue to see singer-songwriter's up close in an intimate setting.
Laurie has booked some great acts there where I have many memories and have seen many fabulous performers. To think it will be unavailable for future events is really disheartening.
I wish Laurie luck but it is my hope (and many others I'm sure) that Jeff Martin who owns the space will continue to sponsor more shows in that venue.
So Jeff, let me be the first to lobby for continuing concerts at Studio 'E' as the most down home and people friendly venue in Sonoma County!
Studio 'E' ~ Long May You Run........... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Like what im seeing with sound im hearing...cheers. great imagination u have.
My hair is done up real purdy. On my way to the Hopmonk!
Yes, I concur. I also happened to spot the other two members, Alexis and Nikos, I presume, reading unacceptable periodicals at a Border's(pre-shutdown)...i believe Alexis was reading 'Town and Country' and Nikos was reading 'Model Airplane News'.
I saw this band once they totally ripped off the talking heads one of their songs was just a talking heads song no one just played another bands song but they did and another thing their tatoos are totally inaccurate they don't play ROCK ROLL its just jazzpunkrastafunk and they aren't fooling anyone also I take issue with the term epic in regards to their practice sessions because that's a colloquialism that doesn't apply here and also I once saw eden at the barnes and noble he was reading esquire unironically
This movie has a lot of things in it's favor. There are at least three well-known actors I recognize from other work, and the acting is great all around. The photography is really great too and full advantage is taken of the Russian River area's terrain, bridges and quaint Guerneville itself. There are creative photographic elements involving special techniques as well ( don't want to spoil it.) I think the plot of a dynastic family getting away with near-murder in a small community isn't out of place either. The qustion of how often to look the other way or acquiesce to power is something we all ask ourselves, or should ask ourselves, on a regularly.
I am an actress and I have never been so moved by a piece of theater, ever! And David if you havent seen ruined read it that is way more tremendous and that didnt move a tear out of my eye. I was sobbing like a baby the whole show of Elephant man. And you have to take into consideration you saw it opening weekend and the space they were given! It was one of my favorite shows ever! Sure your a critic doesn't mean you have to be so horribly rude!!!!! Trust me I know I was a journalist and even shows I hated I said it with out being brash!
Although I'll admit I'm not familiar with the music, as good as it may be, it seems to some that the film is less documentary and more embellished. Just check out what Bob Lefsetz says about it. http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/index.php/arc…
With all due respect to the Bohemian, I also had the absolute incredible fortune of attending The Elephant Man at Spreckles this Sunday afternoon and was nothing short of impressed. I found the performance excellent, and thought it honored John Merrick's legacy beautifully. Not an easy play to pull off, and not light fare, granted. Excellent acting, great scenery (no three or four minute scene changes, nor any actors who took an accidental misstep only to find it publicly written about(!)), took risks that paid off, and excellent costuming. BRAVO! Apparently my sentiments weren't alone given the standing ovation from every audience member. I'm kind of hard on plays too, admittedly. I have spent time onstage myself, teach children's theater, grew up attending theater (thanks, mom!!) and most likely have higher expectations than the average attendee. The play affected me emotionally afterwards, as this play should. I highly recommended it if you appreciated the film by the same name. The experimental side show at the beginning was the risk that paid off! We were instantly transformed into Merrick's world upon entering the space, and walked through an old fashioned carnival freak show just to get to our seats! I feel strongly about putting in a good word here after the obvious dedication of the cast, crew and director has largely gone unacknowledged, or worse, ruined. The one thing I do, however, agree on is David Templeton's take on Peter Warden's performance. ABSOLUTELY STELLAR! Really and truly. What talent! Everyone involved should be proud, proud, proud. All I can think is perhaps this review is strangely akin to Merrick's misunderstood life. Catch it while you can!!!
After reading (trusting?) David's reviews for some time now, I must say this scathing commentary shows little to do with reality. I saw this production this past weekend and found it to be totally wonderful. The Circus pre-show was totally unique (and fun) and I was fascinated to see this small 'experimental' theatrical space so easily transformed into many diverse locations - "three to four minute scene changes" is also fictitious. The characters were real and the acting was engaging and there wasn't one person in the audience with me that did not appear to be emotionally touched. My hat goes off to Mr. van der Horst and his marvelous cast for taking something cinematic and bringing it to life for a grateful audience. From now on I'll take David Templeton's reviews with a block of salt.
Rohnert Park is anything but uneventful. There is always activity here, and it is a hub of education(SSU and Credo and Tech Highschools),shopping, resources for industry, and much more. It just turned 50 therefor it is still aquiring a culture. It has a more open door when it comes to allowing commerce because it is not trying to hold onto the past. The community is young and cultures are well mixed. In the years to come the Green Music center will have a big impact. I hope a bigger impact than gaming and Hooters.
I'm the actor who spoke the line with which this review begins. It was a sell-out house the night David Templeton attended, and the second the show ended, the audience, after an hour of rapt attention and visible tears, was on their feet wildly applauding. For an hour the whole theater had felt like a troubled union hall, actors improvising as angry, hungry workers in and around the audience, as scenes unfolded before them. After the play there was a passionate discussion of current labor and immigration issues in Santa Rosa that felt like Act 2 of Odets' play. If you prefer rehashed Broadway comedies and musicals, God bless you. This is theater with cajones for people who have same (mutatis mutandis for gender.) PASSION, PULSE, AND POWER: that's my idea of theater, but, like I say, if you haven't got the ha'penny to feel it, God bless you. There's plenty of kultchural events around town (a few of which this reviewer lovingly describes) that will make you laugh and leave catchy melodies in your head without the bother of an opened heart or an exploded mind. On the other hand, if you want theater that will take your breath away--well, not my friend David's, apparently, but most of the rest of the audience--THIS IS IT.
Hell yea Gabe way to hit the nail on the head -Sebastian a.k.a. Johnny Haggard
It's a rare and wonderful romp of joy-suitable for all ages-in fact kids love it.
This will be a great event!
This is a great play! Corrections : The director is also the playwright, Thomas Patrick Devon Chapman, and the show time is just under 2 hours.
Thank you so much Gabe and everyone who made this night such an incredible success! I could not have dared dream that we would get a full-time band out of this crazy experiment. The crowd was amazing and all of the performers were outstanding. We have a vision to collaborate with all the talent in this area and document it well to put this place on the map as a cultural mecca. We want to collaborate with other artists to form a collective to make this happen. If you are in on this project, holler at me on DyaTribal's Facebook page.
Congratulations to all the winners as well as the spontaneous talent that erupted on that stage. Thank you to the judges and audience for such an overwhelming response to our project, formerly known as "band #5". As Gabe announced the night of the event we have, indeed, decided to enter into a relationship as a "real" band. Keep an ear out for DyaTribal.
To some, a modern masterpiece. To others (like Targét), a threat to civilized society. How odd...
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