¡Déjate de Cosas!

El otro día escuché a Doña Herminia, nuestra Coordinadora de Aseo en la Oficina, hablar con su hijo por teléfono. “Ya déjate de cosas,” le decía. ¡Y mi antenita de español dominguero inmediatamente se puso a trabajar! I heard Doña Herminia, our cleaning lady at work, on the phone with her son the other day. … Continue reading ¡Déjate de Cosas!

Good News (and a personal request…)

Dear friends, (español abajo) I have good news, and a personal invitation to make a difference in a project that is very dear to me. I have recently been invited to join the Los Mangos Public Library’s Board of Directors, spearheading the development of its artistic and curricular activities. It is truly an honor to volunteer … Continue reading Good News (and a personal request…)

Happy Birthday, Carole King: The Performances

(español abajo) Yesterday’s Happy Birthday, Carole King! tribute at The Palm was simply magical, and I think the event deserves a bit of behind-the-scenes storytelling. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with the amazing Kim Kuzma and guitarist Eduardo León in past projects, and have always been awed by their ability to create beautiful music, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Carole King: The Performances

Cosas que No Entiendo, Edición “La Voz de Vallarta”

(English below) Imposible negarlo: soy adicto a La Voz de Vallarta, el concurso de canto local basado en los grandes concursos internacionales del mismo nombre. He estado asistiendo desde que comenzó esta temporada durante el mes de diciembre, para echar porras y pestes. Últimamente, mientras más asisto a La Voz de Vallarta, más le encuentro … Continue reading Cosas que No Entiendo, Edición “La Voz de Vallarta”

Three Tools for Successful Online Promotion

(español abajo) Unless you happen to be a very successful performer, chances are you will have to make a bit of noise on your behalf to let potential audiences know about your upcoming gigs in town. In this day and age when just about everyone uses Facebook, you’d think the only thing one needs to … Continue reading Three Tools for Successful Online Promotion

Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert: Business as Usual

In many ways, the sophomore Christmas Concert at Teatro Vallarta by the Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus was very similar to their freshman effort. The ensemble, smaller than last year, delivered a variety of holiday favorites, and some lesser known selections—accompanied with piano and the occasional rhythm section—to a slightly smaller audience. Like last year, special … Continue reading Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert: Business as Usual

Welcome to Puerto Vallarta’s Performing Arts Reality Show!

(español abajo) When NBC cancelled Smash—the TV network’s star-studded evening musical drama about Broadway professionals striving to reach the top of their game—last season, many of us were left standing cold turkey, in search of a substitute to whet our appetites. Fortunately for those of us that live in Puerto Vallarta, there is no shortage … Continue reading Welcome to Puerto Vallarta’s Performing Arts Reality Show!

A Letter to Young, Theater-Going Parents

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? A theater is no place for your three year-old, no matter how adorable or well-behaved you think he or she is. None whatsoever. Not even your six year-old, unless the performance is age-specific. You see, you may or may not realize it, but between birth and puberty—and then … Continue reading A Letter to Young, Theater-Going Parents

What is this?

Well, this is what I’m up to this week, at home. When my countertop water bottle dispenser died, I pondered whether I wanted to continue using precious counter space for it or whether my huge water bottles belonged on the floor. I chose the latter. So I looked for one of those plastic syphons at … Continue reading What is this?

I am haunted by depression

I am haunted by depression. I have been for most of my adult life. So my waking up routine involves a series of “exercises” that help me take care of myself by making sure that my perception of life, things and people around me is in check. Age and a recent medication switch to a … Continue reading I am haunted by depression

The 2013 Manifesto

For the longest time I used to feel apprehensive about mixing my "worlds," i.e. the part of me that enjoys doing artsy craftsy things with the part of me that does homoerotic photography from time to time, the part of me that does other types of projects, and so on. So, for the longest time, … Continue reading The 2013 Manifesto