Section 2, part 2
(1) Seve Rizzo [in response to my question about his favorite movies]: Thank you. Not necessarily Mr. Curious. Just lured by your invitation to ask. I don’t see a lot of movies, and usually forget them immediately. Or very quickly. And no one I know has my taste. But here are the ones that stick out now. I might come up with a few more and you might say “stop, those are nobody’s taste.” I’ll bet you a fiver (cents) that they’re not your cup of tea.
(3) Laura Beyer: I know you like movies as much as I do. I am watching a bunch of them this weekend having borrowed 7 from the library. I just saw “Breathe” and liked it very much. It is a true story about a “golden couple” very much in love. He catches polio and she is pregnant. They are told that he will be confined to a respirator for the rest of his life. But some how they hook up with a man who helps him by building a device that makes the respirator usable at home so they can bring him home. Then they modify it for portable use. It is so good.
You recommended “Deli Man” a year or so ago. I finally got it out. I was amazed to find “Hobby’s Restaurant” in Newark featured on it. I had been there once with my Aunt Eadie who worked in the area.
(4) Zuzu Welsh: Surf in and vote Zuzu Welsh Band – The Tavern
(5) Ilene Logelin: Didn’t know about your hernia operation. Glad that you are doing well. Thanks for jokes 1 &3. A giggle a day keeps the blues away!
Section 12A. NC events
(1) David Joe Miller: The Friends of the Buncombe County Library present Storyteller and Producer, David Joe Miller on Thursday evening June 21st at 7pm in the Lord Auditorium of Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville. Doors will open at 6:30 and show will end by 7:50pm.
David Joe will be telling family stories and speaking on the importance of those family stories. After the show he will discuss ways of finding, learning and telling your own family stories. “So many people I encounter feel that they really don’t have many interesting family stories but, with a little urging and a few memory starters, I can usually help them discover a treasure of family characters, settings and plots that they can develop into amazing stories.” says Miller.
In 1989, David Joe Miller began his storytelling career as an employee of the National Storytelling Association and Festival in Jonesborough, TN. He soon became their staff storyteller and created the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild which is now the oldest performing storytellers guild in the country.
In 1997, David Joe launched his free-lance storytelling career and has traveled all over the United States telling stories in schools, libraries, corporate boardrooms and festivals. He has taught corporate executives and sales leaders how to use narrative in their presentations and has taught teachers how to use persuasive storytelling in teaching narrative writing skills. He has entertained thousands including audiences at Disney, World Bank, Library of Congress, The Smithsonian, The Nature Conservancy and a fundraising event for former Vice President, Al Gore.
Today David Joe and his wife Robin, reside in Asheville where he continues to tell stories. David Joe also produces spoken word shows for storytellers and poets at several different venues in Asheville as well as venues in Jonesborough, TN, The Storytelling Capital of the World.
(2) Kimberly Hughes:
Section 12B, PA/NJ event
Laugh-Out-Loud Tribute to Wild ’70s in Disaster! A Musical,’ Coming to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre June 8 to 17
West Windsor, N.J. – From earthquakes to tidal waves to infernos, disaster movies were the film genre of the 1970s that just would not go away. Prepare to laugh as Pierrot Productions presents “Disaster! A Musical” at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times are Fridays, June 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, June 9 and June 16 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, June 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on June 8.
Audiences can relive – or discover for the first time – an era at the movies that brought disaster at every turn. When a group of New Yorkers attends the opening of a floating casino and disco, chaos ensues in the form of multiple calamities that harken back to such films as “Earthquake,” “The Swarm,” and “The Poseidon Adventure.” The parody is full-on ’70s, adorned by cringe worthy fashions like platform shoes and bell bottoms, and set to the beat of hit songs such as “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff.” Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, the show had a 2016 run on Broadway that included a Tony Award nomination.
The ensemble cast features Chris Schmalbach of Palmyra as Ted, Haley Schmalbach of Palmyra as Sister Mary, Jennifer Fischer of Hamilton as Marianne, Jennifer Winn of Ewing as Jackie, Jim Petro of Hamilton as Chad, Joe Zedeny of East Windsor as Tony, Connor McDowell of Levittown, Pa., as Scott, Jeffrey Milstein of East Windsor as Maury, Joseph Stockette as Langhorne, Pa., as Jake, Nicholas Benedetti of Ewing as Ben/Lisa, Ally Masson of Levittown, Pa., as Levora, and Gina Migliaccio of Hamilton as Shirley. Playing multiple roles are Mike Wemer of Mt. Holly and Dana Cavagnaro of Hillsborough. (Among these roles are workmen, chef, waitress, taxi driver, wealthy couple, blinded woman, victims and passengers.)
The production team includes Artistic Director Pete LaBriola, Musical Director Lou Woodruff, Vocal Director Janine Bowen and Choreographer Kat Ross-Kline.
Tickets are $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; and $16 for students/children. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.