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This has been a very busy month for California Highway headlines -- I think there were more in June than in the past 3 months combined!
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The writeup of my last Hollywood Fringe Festival​ show: Might As Well Live: Stories by Dorothy Parker​ at The Complex Theater​. BLUF: Great if you enjoy #DorothyParker, more ehh if you wanted to truly see her wit and get a deeper understanding. The performances were good, but cried out for more depth in each story, and a connection between the stories.
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A mid-week Hollywood Fringe Festival​ show: "Medium Size Me": Amy Halloran's story of being a large-size actress in Hollywood... how that was no good... and how it got worse when she lost weight. A fascinating study in what Hollywood says about body image. Alas, I saw the last performance, but hopefully it will make it to the Best of Fringe.
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The first show from yesterday: The Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical​ as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival​ at the Lounge Theatre​. BLUF: An epic scope musical (think: Les Mis) in its first performance: a good start (especially for those who like the story), but it needs to continue down the development path (as most musicals do).
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First Hollywood Fringe Festival​ show from yesterday: Nigerian Spam Scam Scam​ at Theatre Asylum​. A hilarious retelling of how a Hollywood writer/actor led along a Nigerian spammer by pretending to be a millionaire from Florida. The first show that ever had me asking whether I could get CPE credit for theatre; my wife thought we should have this as entertainment at ACSAC. Yes, it is that funny.
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A musing on the cross pollination of your hobbies and work, and how it relates to the Bitter Lemons Imperative (with a little bit of auditing and cybersecurity, thrown in)
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Instead of going to the closing of the Hollywood Fringe Festival​, last night we went to the Drum Corps International​ "Western Corps Connection" in Riverside (at Riverside City College​). Spectacular show, with excellent performances by Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps​, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps​, Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps​, Gold Drum & Bugle Corps​, and newcomer Golden Empire Drum & Bugle Corps​. For those of you who only know the live theatre world, this is an amazing demonstration of musical quality and dance that would rival a Broadway show. We always treasure the one DCI show we see each year, and wish more of the Mid-West and East Coast corps would tour out here.
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Sometimes, the rant just has to come out. This is for all the people upset about the 5-4 decision yesterday from the Supreme Court, and the earlier decision in the week on the ACA. BLUF: Deal. We dealt with Bush v. Gore and Citizens United. It's your turn.
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The second show at Hollywood Fringe Festival​ from yesterday: Uncle Impossble's Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social​ at Complex Theatres​, by Rex The Impossible​. Good, but a bit disappointing as it could have been so much more. But what do I know? I'm a big Sheriff John​ fan, and still remember the days of Wonderama​.
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Here's the writeup of the second show from yesterday: Merely Players, a meta-musical about the audition, rehearsal, and first performance of a new musical based on the painting "Bus Stop" by Max Ginsburg Studio​ by the The Boyle Community Players​ (really a production from the Color and Light Theatre Ensemble​), at the Hollywood Fringe Festival​ at the Lounge Theatre​. Short summary: Quite an entertaining look at backstage life for this non-professional, with some performances I really liked.
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This week's news chum. My thoughts on the LastPass​ Hack this week, some articles on food waste and selling ugly vegetables, why the #glutenfree fad is bad for celiacs, exploring whether only old people buy music, architectural notes in Tuscon and the disappearance of Mission Hills Bowl​ in LA, and the return of the Rothschilds.
It's Saturday, and that means it is time to clear out the links. These are articles I found interesting during the week, but either didn't have the time or the inclination to write about then: The Lastpass Hack. One of the big security items last week was the hack of Password Manager “Lastpass” ...
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Today's show: "Marry Me a Little" by Good People Theater Company​ at the Hollywood Fringe Festival​. Excellent production with great performances and voices combined with lovely Stephen Sondheim​ music.
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Daniel is a mild-mannered computer security specialist with interests in a wide variety of things, especially live theatre, highways, Judaism, history, and off-beat news. His primary home is on Livejournal, but you can also find him on Facebook and G+.
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