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September 4, 2010

Santa Fe Opera Season

Read all about this summer’s season and a brilliant new version of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann: http://www.scene4.com/0910/renatestendhal0910.html  
September 4, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 54

Our sleuthing began 75 km east of Lyon on an empty country road, between rabbit cages and sad bistros. Whereas nowadays a plaque guides the pilgrims […]
August 27, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 53

Translating Stein’s murder mystery Blood on the Dining-Room Floor was very much a case of transleaping. I had to leap into a language, German, that gives […]
August 16, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 52

After the marker of 5O Stein blogs — talking about Stein’s one and only writing block –- did I contract one myself? No, for me, too, […]
August 1, 2010

A “Walküre” for the 21st Century

Every now and then there is a new reason to fall in love with San Francisco. This time it’s the advancing project of a new San […]
July 17, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 51

Sorry to interrupt the mystery story, but there is urgency in this alluring dress — if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area! You’ve got […]
July 2, 2010

“Tanzträume” – a film about Pina Bausch’s “Kontakthof” danced by teenagers

A last filmed legacy of the great Pina Bausch shows her at work while she was still alive: Tanzträume: Jugendliche tanzen Kontakthof von Pina Bausch is […]
July 1, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 50

Here’s my own small anniversary: 50 times Gertie, many more quotes! Inspired by the sisterhood of She Writes, in Oct. 2009, I started sharing my musings […]
June 28, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 49

A hearty Happy Birthday to She Writes! In “Alphabets and Birthdays” Gertrude suggests: “And you have to think of alphabets too, without an alphabet well without […]
June 20, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein# 48

Writing lessons from Gertrude Stein. Gleaning through my field of ALA (American Literature Association) notes, I found exciting snippets from a Stein panel that still hums […]