Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Week in Entertainment

DVD: Candide with Sir Thomas Allen, Paul Groves, and Kristin Chenoweth (thanks, Kathie!) A genuinely beautiful animated film called The Song of the Sea.

TV: Cleared Perception off the DVR backlog. I'm glad they didn't go with the Daniel-loves-Kate-so-she-doesn't-marry-Donnie ending they were flirting with. That would have been such a mistake for the characters. Since the show is apparently not coming back, the ending was the ending, and for once it's reasonable. There was no way they could work out as a couple. Also caught up on Modern Family, which is as always amusing but not earth-shattering. Don't get me wrong, I like it a lot, but I did manage to go a couple of months without it.

Read: The Mathematician's Shiva, which I saw at Zeno's blog and enjoyed very much.The Replacement Child, recommended by Judy Blume at the end of In the Unlikely Event as being about a family who lived through the events of her novel. The Fateful Day, the latest in the Libertus series. Began The Edge of Nowhere, first in a trilogy set on Whidbey Island. Pretty good so far.

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At 9:57 AM, June 23, 2015 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

So glad you enjoyed the "Candide." Did you also see Kelli O'Hara in the supporting role of Valencienne in this winter's Met's "Merry Widow" on PBS last Friday (speaking of Broadway stars with opera chops)?

 

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