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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Paloma & Co. by Chloe Veltman

Sasha Frere-Jones' recent article in The New Yorker about the British songstress Paloma Faith’s entrée into the United States market got me thinking about the fortunes of British female s…

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Spielberg the Storyteller? by Chloe Veltman

I feel sort of embarrassed to say this as the thing has gotten such euphoric reviews, but Steven Spielberg's new movie about Abraham Lincoln kinda left me cold. I exited the theatre over the…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 04:31PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Theatre Dictionary by Chloe Veltman

The Theatre Development Fund has launched a whimsical online resource called Theatre Dictionary.The tool is being billed as "a video guide to 'theatre lingo' by TDF and theatre companies fro…

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Opera Design As Mothballed Artifact by Chloe Veltman

The current production of Tosca at the San Francisco Opera is wonderful to hear. The orchestra plays lavishly and the excellent double cast (which featured Patricia Racette in the title…

SOURCE: Chloe Veltman at 06:55PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

We Are Now Entering The Theatre Time Zone (Bring Earplugs And A Blanket) by Chloe Veltman

Why does time so often play tricks on us when we go to the theatre? Why do plays rarely feel the length that they actually are -- even ones that claim a unity of time, place and action?I ask…

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Martin Sexton's Incomparable Thing by Chloe Veltman

From the moment a friend in Washington DC introduced me to Martin Sexton this summer (when I was over there doing a fellowship at the Library of Congress) I have been hooked on the singer-so…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

11-year-old Jasmin Tejeda reviews The Lion King by Chloe Veltman

Today's blogpost is brought to you by 11-year-old San Francisco school student Jasmin Tejeda (pictured left). Jasmin joined me for The Lion King during its latest run in San Francisco.&…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hack Day by Chloe Veltman

I snapped the poster pictured on the left this morning when I was in a stall in the ladies bathrooms at the Stanford gymnasium. It was hanging on the inside of the stall door and I suspect e…

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Perfect Pitch Perfect by Chloe Veltman

I am hard-pressed to find a more wonderful anecdote to these discombobulating times of mudslinging politics, economic crises and really awful weather, than Pitch Perfect. I saw the film yest…

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Greeks by Chloe Veltman

My head was full of thoughts about Costas Vaxevanis, the journalist who was arrested and put on trial by the Greek authorities a few days ago for publishing a list of wealthy Swiss bank acco…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Voice by Chloe Veltman

I've lately -- and embarrassingly belatedly -- become hooked on The Voice, NBC's singing show which asks celebrity judges from the music world like Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green to pic…

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, Saturday, Sunday by Chloe Veltman

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series and a rogue group of fans left the city in a state of disrepair. Crazy times. Mitt Romney's threats notwithstanding, at least we will always hav…

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Friday, October 26, 2012

On Unhelpful Curatorial Statements by Chloe Veltman

I quite often find myself wishing that curatorial statements could be excised from the walls of art museums. Or that they could be less pretentious.This feeling struck me palpably last week …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Designing Moby-Dick by Chloe Veltman

When Orson Welles adapted Herman Melville's Moby Dick for the stage in 1955, Kenneth Tynan famously wrote: "It is absurd to expect Orson Welles to attempt anything less than the impossible. …

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Tim Eriksen's Fall Color by Chloe Veltman

I was lured to the East coast this week with the promise of fall color and experienced not only incredibly vibrant scenery out of doors but also colorful art happenings inside, including one…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Et Tu, Sondheim by Chloe Veltman

If you want to make bank as a musical theatre creator, come up with a production that will have recycle value.And if you can write something that will come into vogue, say, ooh, I dunno, eve…

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Girl Crush by Chloe Veltman

When Bellini wrote The Capulets and the Montagues in 1830, trouser roles  were on their way out. Romeo was the last major role of this kind in Italian opera.To see Joyce DiDonato p…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Andras Schiff's Rainbow-Tempered Clavier by Chloe Veltman

Andras Schiff gave an hour-long lecture about J S Bach last night at Davies Symphony Hall. The pianist recently began a two-year residency with the San Francisco Symphony, during which time …

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Movie Date in Cowboy Country by Chloe Veltman

I spent the weekend in Lone Pine, a cowboy town on the far side of California.I'm not kidding about the cowboys; there were horses hanging outside the saloons on the main thoroughfare while …

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Deep Listening by Chloe Veltman

This picture represents a yogic approach to voice. The different chakras in the body are aligned with the vowel sounds. While western singing practices mostly focus on the resonance of the v…

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Catching Up on the Weekend by Chloe Veltman

OK. Playing catchup on a few experiences of the past few days. Had to get some thoughts out about public book readings this morning and now will devote some time to sharing brief thoughts ab…

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What the Dickens? by Chloe Veltman

Some novelists and poets are extraordinary readers. By all accounts, Charles Dickens was an incredible orator. And I've gotten goosebumps while listening to Dylan Thomas read Under Milk Wood…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Will Write for Food. Not. by Chloe Veltman

We've all known it for a while now: It's become close to impossible to make a living as a full-time arts journalist these days.And it's not just arts journalists who know it; a friend of min…

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Memory and Nostalgia in Hamlet, My Fair Lady and an exhibition about Lee Miller and Man Ray by Chloe Veltman

Finding a way to talk about California Shakespeare Theatre's production of Hamlet, SF Playhouse's take on My Fair Lady and the Man Ray and Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism exhibition at th…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vegas off the Strip by Chloe Veltman

What made last week's Public Radio Program Directors Conference in Las Vegas barely tolerable was getting off The Strip for an evening.I have visited Vegas before several times (for conferen…

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Take Me Out To The Opera by Chloe Veltman

San Francisco Opera's Opera in the Ballpark event is one of the best things about living in San Francisco. I've been to every single simulcast, which the company presents once a year at the …

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Something to See at the SF Fringe by Chloe Veltman

My life has been a bit of a blur between returning from working for the music division at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and preparing for the Public Radio Program Directors Confer…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Advertorial Podcasting for the Library of Congress's Music Division by Chloe Veltman

One of my final acts as a hired gun at the Library of Congress's music division this summer was to help the concert office produce a podcast to advertise its upcoming season. The challenge w…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Revolution will be Radio-ized by Chloe Veltman

It's official: the classical music revolution has arrived.I think there can be no greater sign of this than the advent of the upcoming music festival created by Classical Revolution, a grass…

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Danny Kaye's Parachute by Chloe Veltman

The Library of Congress's Music Division looks like the archetypal government institution. The walls are beige. There's little natural light. The staff cubicles and reader study desks are un…

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Stage as Pulpit by Chloe Veltman

Artists as diverse as John Gay and Bono have long used the stage as a pulpit from which to preach a political, religious or social message. Al Green has come to realize the power of sharing …

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