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‘Absolutely Fabulous’ delights
Pour some Champagne, light a smoke and put on something gorgeous, dahling, because the women of “Absolutely Fabulous” are back. It’s been 24 years since Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley made their debut as hard-partying best friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone on the BBC sitcom, and they...
By Sandy Cohen The Associated Press FULL STORY
Patsy, Eddie and friend Kate Moss hit big screen
LONDON — Champagne socialites Eddie and Patsy are back onscreen in a movie spin-off of the hugely popular BBC television series “Absolutely Fabulous.” The film comes 24 years after the self-absorbed duo, played by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, first hit TV screens in 1992. The pair sat ...
By Sian Watson The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Seinfeldia’ offers little on comedy
Eighteen years ago, in one of the most anticipated moments in American television history, fans of “Seinfeld” obsessed over the series ending its nine-season run and struggled with saying goodbye to one of the most influential, hilarious and successful comedies of all time. In a sense, though, ...
By Matt Sedensky The Associated Press FULL STORY
TheatreWorks premieres new political drama, ‘Confederates’
A talented young newspaper reporter grapples with an ethical dilemma when he learns something that could derail an outstanding presidential candidate in “Confederates” by Suzanne Bradbeer. Presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, this world premiere couldn’t be more timely, given that this ...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Birbiglia gives improv its first close-up on the big screen
NEW YORK — Good improv is like a magic act, conjured out of thin air. A handful of people step onto the stage with nothing prepared, and — poof! — an hour of laughs tumbles forth from unpredictable, off-the-cuff scenarios. No other type of comedy has grown more in the last decade, and now, th...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
Susan's City Scene
“THE REAL AMERICANS” AT THE MARSH SAN FRANCISCO: DAN HOYLE COMES BACK FROM THE HEARTLAND WITH SOME PEOPLE HE WOULD LIKE YOU TO MEET. A few years ago, actor and playwright Dan Hoyle set off to look for the United States that exists between the coasts and outside the big cities. He returned to tel...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
Music@Menlo takes on Russian transformation
Russian music is the theme of this year’s Music@Menlo chamber music festival. Last Saturday’s opening night concert, at the Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts, addressed the question: How, in less than 35 years, did the image of Russian music change from the lush but restrained romant...
By David Bratman Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY

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