My son got married last night at The Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale - one of the top rated resorts in the world. It was an intimate and beautiful outdoor ceremony at sunset followed by a lovely reception.
In addition to being the union of two individuals and families, it served as a reunion and possible detente and reunification.
It may not be perfect and the situation may be unorthodox and confusing, but it's my family and last night I was especially happy and proud to be a part of it and them!
Below are some rather surprising photos from last night...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Sixty-five years ago today the 7,000 or so prisoners not well enough to join the "Death Marches" were freed from Auschwitz, the Nazi Death Camp located in Poland, by the Russian "red" Army.
Posted by Gpawilli at 5:41 AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Gotta love David Letterman!!!
Is anyone rooting for Jay Leno in this mess he and NBC created, and put upon Conan? I have not heard one person come to Jay's defense. Why is that? Is it because he is a putz and has been been funny?
This is also the third time I have heard different celebrities speak of Jay's stealing from other comedians - specifically Howard Stern.
This is funny!
Posted by Gpawilli at 1:32 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This morning I was perusing the internet and found an article on Theatermania.com written by Peter Filichia rating several "best" theater categories of the past decade and he named a personal favorite of mine, Christine Ebersole, as Best Musical Actress of the past decade.
You can read the full article here:(http://www.theatermania.com/peterfilichia/index.cfm?mode=viewentry&id=E5DAD578-2219-54E7-B9D9D1D1DAFE44C2)
I was first introduced to Christine years ago when she was on the Rosie O'Donnell show. I loved he humor, wit, heart, and pure and beautiful voice, and I have plans to see her, along with my friend Ray, when she visits the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on February 26th. I have been excited!
Several years ago when Christine was playing both Big and Little Edie Beale on Broadway in "Grey Gardens" I had tickets to see her (and the show). Unfortunately, she decided to take a few days off, including my performance, and although I was disappointed, I was able to return my tickets because her name was above the title (a little known rule).
This morning, after reading Peter Felichia's article I wrote to Rosie letting her know of Christine's new accomplishment and for the first time since early August, she answered me.
Hell, I thought Ro had blocked me or something as it has been so long she she has answered one of my questions. The last time was early August - just before I was kicked out of her Atlantic City concert.
Now I have to work on finagling backstage passes to meet Christine after her performance.... hmmmmm!
(Oh.. and I apologize for not being around lately. I have written a few articles over the past few weeks, but afterwards haven't felt they were good enough to post.)
Posted by Gpawilli at 9:07 PM