Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sac City Rollers
Sac City Roller girls are a bunch of incredible kick-ass women who love to skate! I spent several wonderful hours today photographing them and each and everyone of them inspired me by their beauty, their spirit and their sense of fun. One of the best parts was creating a mock brawl that pitted girl against girl being playfully vicious as they pulled hair, smacked, kicked, growled and wrestled. Call me crazy but I had the best time!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The tales don't get much darker than this one and it's another one based on a true story-- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, taking revenge on the world with the help of his shiny razor. It's a great show, it literally fills the theatre with lot's of action in the aisles and wonderful acting throughout. This one is currently running now through Sunday.
Hello everybody, my name's Gypsy, what's yours?
Gypsy is fun, colorful, sexy, one of my all time favorites with one great song after another. Another musical based on a true story... Here is this weeks poster.
Read the review by Marcus Crowder online in The Sacramento Bee.
Music Circus Season, 2008!
It's a wild ride every week for the next few months but what a ride. I love doing this! Music Circus season started off this year with The Sound of Music, a charming and beautiful musical based on a true story and has delighted millions over the years. You can read the Sacramento Bee review here: Sound of Music Review
I create a poster for every show...
Friday, July 18, 2008
Gods Amongst Us
Watching these iconic performers last night left little doubt in my mind that there are some people on this earth that leave an indelible mark on our soul. Sting, The Police and Elvis Costello are such performers and the show at Sleep Train Ampitheatre last night was a wonderful place to be.
Here they are, living icons of the music world, performing songs that just the first note will immediately transport some of us back to a moment in our lives, some visual or emotional memory that is burned in. Songs that make a difference just by being fun... Roxanne, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic. Love them!
Elvis Costello stood and sang at the mike, no jumping around like he might have in the early days of his performances but who cares. Here is a man with a brain for melody and lyrics that few can compare to. The dark humor of Watching the Detectives-- "she's filing her nails while they're dragging the lake... "
...or the wistful romance of Every Day I Write the Book--
"Don't tell me you don't know what love is
When you're old enough to know better
When you find strange hands in your sweater
When your dreamboat turns out to be a footnote
I'm a man with a mission in two or three editions"
Who thinks like that? Elvis Costello does and the world is a better place for it.