[Imc-reno] Re: Reno stuff
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Wed Jun 8 15:04:09 PDT 2005
Jerry, Les Blank has a scene in "Burden" when Herzog is
going nuts. This is real documentaryism (not faked, like
"Nanook of the North" was). Imagine having to pay out of the
film budget for helicopters to fly to New Orleans to get
replacement parts for the Caterpillar bulldozers they
were using! And the enemy tribe of indians paid by the
local oil company to attack Herzog's actors - there they
really are, advancing with poison-tipped spears and arrows
toward the folks standing on the deck of the still-on-dry-
land-just-a-movie-folks-SHIP. And you know that Herzog's
talent began to go off the edge themselves, from having to
wait it out in the jungle heat (and living with the bugs)
while various delays manifested..
Try to pick off a DVD of this showing (unless one is
already out there). And see "Fitzcaraldo" too - I thot it
was a magnificent prooduction with respect to Brazil's
colonization (and perhaps reflecting a model which the rest
of South America was forced to undergoe). Don't forget
that Herzog's funding came from European sources. He had
to keep convincing them that "Fitzcaraldo" was going to
be a worthy investment (as his tractors kept breaking
down in the mud). HAL.
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Jerry E. Smith" <jerryesmith at gbis.com>
> We are screening Les Blank's documentary Burden of Dreams this Tuesday
> evening at 7 in the Green Room (144 West Street). Blank follows German
> filmmaker Werner Herzog through the jungles and mountains of South America
> during Herzog's trouble-plagued shooting of his epic masterpiece
> Fitzcarraldo. To read more about it and to see production stills for Burden
> of Dreams go to our website www.gbfs.org Admission is $6, $4 for our film
> society members. The fresh-popped popcorn is always free.
> City of Reno
> Community Relations Division
> News Release
> June 7, 2005
> For Immediate Release
> VIRGINIA STREET TO BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY FOR RETRAC WORK
> Virginia Street will be closed at the railroad tracks Wednesday
> (June 8) from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for construction related
> to the Reno Transportation Rail Access Corridor (ReTRAC) project.
> Granite Construction, which holds the design-build contract for the
> City project, indicates the closure is necessary for pouring of the invert
> slab underneath the new bridge over the trench.Southbound Virginia Street
> traffic will be re-routed to Sierra Street, while northbound traffic will be
> re-routed to Center Street.
> Completion of the ReTRAC project will result in the elimination of
> 11 at-grade crossings, including the Virginia Street crossing, which will
> enhance pedestrian and motorist safety.The bridges over the trench at those
> street crossings will be an average of 54 feet long and 80 feet wide.More
> than 640,000 square feet of concrete will be poured for the trench which
> will be about 2.25 miles long.The $264,019,072.00 ReTRAC project, scheduled
> for completion in spring of 2006, is on time and on budget, according to
> Reno Public Works Department officials.
> Steve Frady, Public Information Officer
> (775) 326-6309
> (775) 813-6911 cell phone
> (775) 334-3066 fax
> Media Release June 5, 2005
> Contact - Elinor Bugli (775-883-4154)
> Mile High Jazz Band Presents "Jazz and Poetry" in Carson City June 14
> The Mile High Jazz Band and vocalist Sheryl Adams will be joined by local
> poets for an evening of "Jazz and Poetry" at Comma Coffee on Tuesday, June
> 14, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, is across the
> street from the state legislature building in Carson City. Admission is $5
> general, $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc., and free for age
> 18 and under. Swing dance instruction from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. is $5
> "Poets have captivated audiences at our previous 'Jazz and Poetry' events,"
> said David Bugli, leader and pianist for the Mile High Jazz Band. "They
> choose poems that relate to the musical selections in interesting and
> sometimes unexpected and humorous ways."
> For information about "Jazz and Poetry," call the Mile High Jazz Band at
> 775-883-4154, or visit their web site: www.MileHighJazz.com.
> Media Release: June 5, 2005
> Contact: Elinor Bugli 775-883-4154
> "POPS PARTY" CONCERT ON FATHERS DAY
> AT THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION
> The Carson Chamber Singers and special guests, harmonica virtuoso Tom
> Stryker and tenor Patrick Jolly, will join the Carson City Symphony for the
> twenty-first annual Pops Party Concert on Fathers Day, June 19, 2:30 p.m.,
> at the Governor's Mansion. Doc-O the clown will be on hand to greet the
> crowd, and refreshments and prizes will add to the festivity.
> The Symphony, directed by David Bugli and guest conductor Alan Pefley, will
> play movie music, show tunes, marches, and more. Highlights include music
> from "Chicago," "Harry Potter," and "Lord of the Rings." The symphony
> strings will be featured in "The Lovers' Waltz," a sweet, romantic tune by
> Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.
> The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Judy Monson, will sing "Music!
> Music! Music!," "A Stephen Foster Tribute," and an arrangement of "You Raise
> Me Up" with instrumental ensemble and vocal solo by Patrick Jolly. A Carson
> City resident, Jolly has sung in operas, musical theater, and concert
> settings, conducted choruses, and composed music, and he has performed with
> and guest conducted the Carson City Symphony.
> Stryker, Jazz Harmonica Recording artist, formerly with Johnny Puleo and His
> Harmonica Gang, will make his first appearance with the Carson City
> Symphony. He will be featured in special arrangements of "The Harmonica
> Player" and "What's New?," and with Jolly, in "Body and Soul." The concert
> is funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the
> National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
> Admission is free. Seating is on the lawn; the audience is welcome to bring
> blankets (some chairs will be provided) and food. The Carson City Jaycees
> will provide an array of snacks and beverages for sale before and during the
> concert. Proceeds benefit the Jaycees and the Carson City Symphony
> In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the BAC Performance
> Hall, corner of Minnesota and King Streets, Carson City. For more
> information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or check the web site:
> This is what's Gonnahappen This Week..
> 6/7/2005 - Kathleen Edwards - GARAGE
> 6/7/2005 - Hindsight & The Palmore Bros.
> 6/7/2005 - Audio Boxx - THE GARAGE
> 6/9/2005 - Smokey Joe's Cafe - Eldorado
> 6/9/2005 - Women's Council Luncheon!
> 6/9/2005 - Sparks Hometowne Farmer's Market
> 6/10/2005 - John Eddie Performing At Harrahs Tahoe
> 6/10/2005 - The Mark Castro Band
> 6/10/2005 - Mental Focusing for Students
> 6/10/2005 - 7th Annual EuroFest 2005
> 6/10/2005 - Charo!
> 6/10/2005 - Boogie Monsters - Garage Performance
> 6/10/2005 - Come to the Mountains and Meet the Kings
> 6/10/2005 - Butterflies Are Free
> 6/11/2005 - FREE Kid's Art Fest
> 6/11/2005 - Squaw Valley Fine Arts Festival
> 6/11/2005 - 4th Annual Kids Free Fishing Day
> 6/11/2005 - The Kronos Quartet
> 6/11/2005 - Carson City Rendezvous
> 6/11/2005 - Give Hope Northern Nevada Golf Classic
> 6/12/2005 - Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues Show
> 6/12/2005 - Colin Quinn, SNL Alum Comes to Atlantis
> 6/12/2005 - 6th Annual Best of Tahoe Chefs
> 6/12/2005 - Maroon 5 - Reno Hilton
> 6/12/2005 - Colin Quinn
> See www.Gonnahappen.com for details
> Media Release
> June 6, 2005
> Contact: Cameron Crain cameron at nevada-shakespeare.org
> Details: 775/324.4198
> The Author Takes the Stage
> in A Single Woman
> Jeanmarie Simpson as Jeannette Rankin in 2004
> photo by Paul Stockton
> New York, NY Playwright Jeanmarie Simpson will step into the role she
> created and which she has performed more than a hundred times. Beginning
> tomorrow night, June 7, through the show's closing performance on June 19,
> Simpson will play Jeannette Rankin, first US Congresswoman and lifelong
> pacifist in a portrait that covers 9 decades.
> "A Single Woman consists of brilliantly-selected brief excerpts from her
> speeches in Congress, responses to newsmen, and correspondence. In
> Sacramento the playwright, Jeanmarie Simpson, who is also artistic director
> of the Nevada Shakespeare Theater in Reno, herself played Rankin. I can only
> say that she ranks with the best I've seen in 70 years of theater-going in
> my native NYC, the San Francisco region since 1957, repeated trips to London
> for its stage, and to Moscow..." -- Bill Mandel, Pacifica Radio commentator
> and author of Saying No To Power.
> Unrequited love of Fiorello LaGuardia, nemesis of FDR, celebrated by JFK and
> Coretta Scott King, champion of the underdog, hero for peace.
> A Single Woman. You should know her, but you don't.
> Don't miss Jeanmarie Simpson's award winning play running through June 19 at
> The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street.
> Complimentary tickets available for peace activists, feminists, veterans and
> social workers. Call 775/324.4198 or email cameron at nevada-shakespeare.org
> for reservations. Please give 72 hours notice.
> A Single Woman will play for two more weeks at the Culture Project's 45
> Below theatre, 45 Bleecker Street, May 24 through June 19, Tuesdays through
> Saturday evenings at 8pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 4pm. The play
> is not suitable for children. Call 775/324.4198 for free reservations and
> information. Other ticket orders: www.theatermania.com and tdf.org.
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