Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Big Dogs!

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well we knew it would happen - G Lady goes to the dogs. BUT we also knew it would be with artful ones; dogs with flair.

If you missed the latest G Lady video, well don't. There's a lot to know about this puppy mill. And while you might have missed these creatures gracing a Portsmouth park, they will sprout up again on a lawn near you.

So check out the video at THIS LINK, and canine creator Dale Rogers at THIS ONE.

and tune in next week for a peek at improv exercises. .

Tata and bow wow for now,

Gossip Lady

Get OUT Tonight!!

Greetings Gossip Lovers.

Okay folks, short, short notice - but listen up. "Jerry Finnegan's Sister" is as good as it gets, so get out there. Today! Last show! It's sweet, fun, smart; What's not to like?

AND I just got notice that the final show (8 p.m.) is only $10!!

G Lady's just sayin', this show and its stellar performances by Dan Beaulieu and Abi Langsner rival this beautiful day. So go already. You won't regret it.

Yours in proselytizing,

Gossip Lady

Show is part of ACT ONE's Festival of Fun, at West End Studio Theatre, info at 603-2986

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Last Chance, Last Dance ...

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Well, just take a look at all these happy little, hopeful faces. It was opening day of "Grease" at Prescott Park. And guess what this weekend is? The FINAL one for the main stage event.

After Sunday Sandy and Danny are gonso, so go on with ya, get a move on.

Once again the weatherman is talking possible rain. The park has lost 8 "Grease" performances due to the wet stuff to date. Tonight LOOKS as if they may squeak through - so hustle!

Oh, by the by. G Lady went to last night's concert; saw that WILD fiddlin' women April Verch. Spec - tac - u - LA. Those little girls dancing to the left of the stage were none-to-shabby either.

Festivals and concerts are numbered as well folks. Not much time left for live art along the Piscataqua. Sigh. Too, too fast. Well, don't say I didn't warn you.

Get a move on now.

Yours in love of art under the stars.
Gossip Lady.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Free Range Kids!

Greeting Gossip Lover!

Kids these days; so deprived really. I Pods, Twitter-thingies, laptops none of it makes up for having nearly every moment of their day laid out for them; where they’ll go and what they’ll do, along with an adult who walks them nearly every inch of the way.

Well in MOST cases that is.

G Lady had the good fortune of experiencing a team of Free Range kids in action recently and LOVED it! It’s incredible what kids can do with just a BIT of GUIDANCE rather than adult involvement.

Here are pics of a few of the BlackBox Theatre Productions', kids (at Seacoast Rep), a youth-organized, youth-run company, which will present it’s last production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown “ on Aug. 11 and a “back by popular demand” a production of “Hair” on Aug 10.

Sound crew, performers, directors, musicians, and techies, they’re all 22 and under and doing what kids need to do, exercising their OWN creative and decision-making skills, getting that gray matter in gear.

Rock on BlackBox! Rock on Rep! We need more Adult GUIDED and adult free time for our youth. Why shouldn’t they have the chances we had, eh? Our we really all that bad, hum?

Oh the memories; the hours writing plays and yes actually producing them in a barn; writing and illustrating books; working the band in the garage … well you get the idea.

So, set those kids free folks. What the world needs now is more Free Range Kids!

Yours in the love of fostering ingenuity and talent,
Gossip Lady.

Photos: Photo 1; (l to r) Kimberly Burke, Curran Russell, Camden Munson and Dominque Lessard
Photo 2, Hannah Forsley, Andrew Bridges, Michael Peele

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dramatic Art

Greetings Gossip Lovers,

Just want to say how heartening it was to see SO many thespians at an art exhibition opening. Sure they attend regularly, but not in these numbers.

G Lady suspects it's because the show at the Gallery at 100 Market features the work of two theater photogs, Jasmin Hunter and Sofia Piel, (along with featured painter Elizabeth Stewart and 20 or so other artists).

It's a must see G Lovers. This theater photography brings a whole different mood to the show, funny, frightening - and well dramatic of course.

Check it out - and all the other killer art hung around the city at commercial and alternative galleries. Heck Three Graces is just outside 100's door. We're rich! Rich I tell ya!

Yours in the heat of the moment

Gossip Lady

PHOTO: by Jasmin Hunter from a Players' Ring production. (Talk about passion!! - just LOVE it).
(disclaimer, disclosure, open door policy, whatever it's term, THAT McCartin Woman, tied to me at birth, is associated with 100 Market)