Category Archives: Notes in the News

On current and historic events, likely with a musical angle

2021 YEAR END POP CULTURE QUIZ

One point for each correct answer. No googling! – since I didn’t use google to come up with these questions (only to spell check afterwards) – which is a bit of a brag, yes, yet maybe also revealing something questionable … Continue reading

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Pit and Pendulum TRAILER

Hot off the editing bay: The Trailer for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”! “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my second short film musical adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe classic (say that clause three … Continue reading

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Pit & Pendulum Posters

Introducing the poster design for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“: and its alternate / sibling poster: You probably noticed some imagery from the film that is being introduced for the first time on my blog’s discussions about … Continue reading

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LOVING – Photographic Treasures from the Nini-Treadwell Collection

Glimpses at a Photographic History of Men in Love 1850 – 1950 Twenty years ago Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell were browsing through stacks of vintage photographs in a Dallas antique store when they came upon a 1920s photograph of … Continue reading

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FREE TELL-TALE HALLOWEEN SCREENING

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING OF “THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE” HALLOWEEN NIGHT IN MANHATTAN’S EAST VILLAGE My first Edgar Allan Poe musical short film adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will screen for free as part of the Theater … Continue reading

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HEXEN in HOF TONIGHT

A Bewitching Production Born out of a Pandemic My musical “Hexen” (“Witches”) is back on the boards, or rather the foyer, in Theater Hof in Germany. Originally premiered in the fall of 2020, it is back in repertory this season, … Continue reading

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The Obama Portraits at Brooklyn Museum

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TELL-TALE at HALLOWEEN HORROR PICTURE SHOW

There’s another chance to see my musical short film Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” this Friday at a live film festival screening in Orlando, Florida. “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” will be screening courtesy … Continue reading

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Beautiful and yet Painful to Watch

How a Tell-Tale Compliment Became a T-Shirt Dare My friend Dean Jackson recently watched “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” and sent me a message about his reaction to my short film. I don’t make a habit of repeating on … Continue reading

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BEST ACTOR at the DENALI FILM FESTIVAL

Hi Danny!  We hope this finds you well! Congratulations! You won Best Actor in the 2020 Denali Film Festival! Please visit the laurel center for your winner laurel!  It was an honor to feature your work! Please be in touch … Continue reading

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A Thank You from Hair We Share

Dear Danny, On behalf of the staff and the board of directors of Hair We Share we want to thank you for joining our “Track Your Ponytail” program. It means so much to us and the person who will receive … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE at DENALI

“THE TELL-TALE HEART – A MUSICABRE” plays at the DENALI FILM FESTIVAL July 15-18 streaming on-line Alaska’s Denali Film Festival (click here to go there) had accepted my short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a … Continue reading

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LOOK, MA! NO HAIRS!

(More about all that to be posted soon … )

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P&P – Today the Hair Gets Shorn!

Today I cut my hair. All of it. Off. Beard too. I’ll be completely clean shaven and bald. This has been in the works for over a year. I got the closest hair cut of my life July 2019, and … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SKIPTOWN MUSICAL WINNER

Skiptown Playhouse Film Festival Awards “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” or an incredible delightful distinction vs an insignificant dialectic dilemma As Vincenzo CarubiaI, festival director of the Los Angeles based Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival, elaborates in announcing the … Continue reading

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P&P – And So It Begins

We have had two shooting days on “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“. And I already have enough material for maybe four production diary posts, including one that will be quite the doozy! But I probably won’t have … Continue reading

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