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She has purchased all sorts of mannequins - from antique French haute couture forms to headless mannequins to a mannequin with a ram's head and marionettes with no heads - in her world travels and at flea market sales, and even from the late I. Magnin store. - "
- When she (Cathy) entertains, she prefers walk-around mixers for several dozen friends to seated dinner parties.
"I want people to be at ease," she said. "I've had small dinners, but I prefer more interactive socializing." -
Chic, elegant, and interesting. I've always loved Cathy's great style, both in her wardrobe and her home. And it has been such fun seeing how both of our lives, and our styles, have evolved in the years since that first day. The giddy, nervous young man looking for a career. And the chic lady in the crocodile heels.
The Urban Opera Chorus had some challenging choreography to execute during the evening, which they handled well and their singing was beautiful.
So this is the bottom line: I don't know if we'll ever see another production from this team, led by Chip Grant and Kue King, but I hope we do. There is a dedication and imagination on display in this production from every corner that really impressed me. You have two more chances to see it this weekend- so get yourself a ticket. This really is urban opera- and it's something different, sophisticated and well worth your time."
21 August, 2009
I hope you all have great plans for the weekend. And have found your way to that 'dream house' you've always wished for - no matter what its form.
20 August, 2009
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19 August, 2009
"Urban Opera is a new San Francisco-based opera company focused on telling the beautiful, yet often improbable, stories of the classic operas in a compelling way for a modern audience.
Urban Opera sets these tales of passion, betrayal, love and loss in unexpected locations in the City with minimal sets and emerging, talented singers who aren't afraid to take risks -- this is not your grandparents' opera."
"A city that is destroyed by flames,
sailors who come and go,
and a tragic queen ... very San Francisco"
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Seriously, how charming and wonderful. Love the paper, love the mirror, and I love the glimpse of chinoiserie wall covering through the opened door.
And, anyone with a collection of tartanware boxes nestled in their bedroom is CLEARLY going to be a-okay in my book. lol.