7 Fingers’ Dear San Francisco

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North Beach’s Club Fugazi is a small San Francisco performance venue built in 1913. It is best known as home to the 45-year run of the ever-changing Beach Blanket Babylon musical review, which is now closed. The building has had a long life. It was: It was the venue at which Thelonious Monk recorded his [Read more …]

New York City Theater

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We love seeing live theater. And New York City Theater is a compelling draw. Once Broadway re-opened, we took a trip to get our theater fix. The theaters were filled with masked audiences that had shown proof of vaccination before entering. And many of the shows were only one-act (no intermission). And some theaters had [Read more …]

London England

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We have been to London England many times. On this trip, we only had a few days there. We spent our time visiting with friends, hitting a few museums, seeing a play and walking around some of our favorite neighborhoods (and a new one, in the case of Southditch). And of course, we tried some [Read more …]

The Jungle: Bringing Calais France to San Francisco

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The Jungle Sometimes we forget history and it takes a good play to remind us.The Jungle is one such play. It reminds us of the horror that African and Middle Eastern refugees faced when they fled their countries in hopes of gaining amnesty in England. Twp. men who volunteered and created a theater at a [Read more …]

Ashland Oregon

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Whenever we driving through Oregon, we like to stop in Ashland Oregon. This pretty little city has streets lined with interesting boutiques and art galleries (especially the large, multi-floor Ashland Art Center which houses numerous studios in addition to galleries) and pretty B&Bs within walking distance of the town. Ashland is also alive with the [Read more …]

Havana Cuba’s Nighttime Entertainment

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Cuba is an island of music. We took advantage of every opportunity to explore different elements of this musical heritage. We spent many hours in cafes and lounges, selected primarily on the basis of the music they offered. Although this mandated many, many drinks, we made the necessary sacrifice to enjoy a broad range of [Read more …]

London Theater, Restaurants and Hotel

London Theater London, like New York City, always has a plethora of theater choices. On this trip, we saw 2 plays: 1984. We both loved the George Orwell book (which Tom reread in anticipation of seeing the play) and were anxious to see the play. The good news is that the short (1:40) play was [Read more …]

Louisbourg Nova Scotia and its Fortress

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The town of Louisbourg is notable primarily as the 18th-century site of the largest (4,000 to 5,000 people on almost 15,000 acres) French military fortress and thriving fishing town on the Atlantic coast. (A fortress, as we learned is a military base that includes a town within its walls.) The Fortress of Louisbourg served as [Read more …]

Catching up with Chicago – 2014

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Our 2014 Chicago trip was designed primarily around two a chance to visit two “art” exhibits: An Art Institute of Chicago exhibit of Rene Magritte’s work from his most productive and innovative period, between 1926 and 1938; and A visit to three of Frank Lloyd Wright [Read more …]

Catching Up with San Francisco Theater

Between catching up from our four month Asia trip, weeklong trips to LA and New York, finishing my book (which is scheduled for September publication) and the winding down of Joyce’s consulting career, we missed all too much of what was going on in our adopted home town of San Francisco: restaurant openings, museum and [Read more …]