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Archive for July, 2008

07/30/2008

Hollywood, Here I Come

  Celeb scouting in West L.A. and the Hills.  By Charlie Huisking When I told my friends I had booked a room at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, most of them thought it was a ghoulish choice.  “Isn’t that the place where John Belushi died?” they asked.   Yes, Belushi did die of a drug […]

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07/15/2008

New York State of Mind

Shows,shopping and a snake in Times Square.   By Charlie Huisking   When I go to New York to see theater, I usually don’t gravitate to comedies. But two light-hearted shows on Broadway are generating so much buzz right now, I couldn’t resist. The 39 Steps is an uproarious sendup of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock […]

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07/11/2008

Some Enchanted Evening

  The Broadway revival of South Pacific lives up to its rave reviews.   By Charlie Huisking   For the price of my ticket to Broadway’s sumptuous new production of South Pacific, I could have flown to the REAL South Pacific.   A slight exaggeration, but I had to pay a broker nearly three times […]

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07/8/2008

Liquid Art

New York City’s new waterfalls make a dazzling impression.   By Charlie Huisking   During my visit to New York last week, I did the normal tourist things: saw four Broadway shows, wandered through museums, ate at some nice restaurants, and took in the waterfalls in the East River.   Waterfalls? Yes, New York’s gritty […]

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