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Gone Too Soon: Pushing Daisies

In the classic film community, the term “gone too soon” is often tossed around when stars passed on at an early age. Selfishly, I wish Judy Garland could have stuck around for a few more performances and films. Well, suck it up, Hilary, that’s life. I believe “gone too soon” better applies to the lives […]

Childlike Wonder: Shirley Temple Meets Honey Boo Boo

A few months ago, I saw this image floating around and it really piqued my curiosity about the differences in America’s adoration in the past for Shirley Temple and their current obsession with Honey Boo Boo. I will admit, I’ve seen a few episodes of the show featuring the toddler in a tiara and there […]

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It: The Wizard of Oz (Pt. 2)

Remakes must be handled delicately. Prequels, sequels, or even mere extensions of filmic classics are risky endeavors. Cheaper by the Dozen was unimpressive. Alice in Wonderland was typical. There has never been a great adaptation of Gatsby, so I have hope for Leo DiCaprio. Taking The Wizard of Oz and altering it in any form […]

Spoiler Alert!: Spoiling the Master of Suspense (Part Two)

Warning: this post may be infested with spoilers; enter at your own risk. I had the privilege of being introduced to classic films at a young age. Doris Day in With Six You Get Eggroll… James Stewart and June Allyson in The Glenn Miller Story… and Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain. Few children […]

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook: On the Air

As I’ve mentioned before in the past, I worked a short stint at two radio stations in Amarillo. At FM90, some of the equipment from decades past were stored to show students, like myself at the time, how technology has changed over the years. I couldn’t fathom—quite frankly, I still don’t understand—how they managed to […]

Preview — Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook: Show Tunes

I’d say 8 o’ clock is the best time to watch television. You’re not really concerned about dinner anymore, the dishes have been stowed… yet, it’s not quite bedtime. Lucky for you, tonight at 8, KACV has season 3 of Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook! If you can recall (long, long ago… in a galaxy far, […]

Preview: Live from Lincoln Center — Kristin Chenoweth

Long ago, when I first started blogging for KACV, I expressed my love for Kristin Chenoweth and all that she does (okay, maybe not GCB). You can imagine my excitement when Live from Lincoln Center — Kristin Chenoweth: Dames of Broadway popped up on the program guide! To spell out the message of this blog […]