Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weather Report - Film Chanois - New York Choral Society

Sunday==>Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, hopes that you all are having a great weekend. Billi Pod is happy to report to you loyal and faithful readers and followers that his weekend has gone well and that the weather today is acceptable.

Now I realize that “acceptable” has many meanings, depending on where you live ... but this morning we have azure blue skies, puffy clouds, sun and a temperature of 39º, wind chill 33º, at 11:00am ... yeah ... this is "acceptable" for the Northeast ... but ...

Tomorrow and Tuesday we will have snow, sleet and rain ... oh well ...

Let’s move on to ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

FILM CHINOIS, in 1947 China an American operative on a secret mission becomes enmeshed in a web of intrigue involving a Maoist femme fatale==>B.

No question about it ... this drama brings back memories of classic Hollywood films such as The Maltese Falcon, Citizen Kane, etc. 

The story line has almost too many twists and turns as nothing is as it first appears and this gets a bit old toward the end.

The acting is excellent, especially Roseanne Ma as Chinadoll, the Maoist femme fatale, and Katie Lee Hill as Simone, a Chinese songstress (and other things, too).

The sets, staging and lighting are outstanding.

All-in-all it was an enjoyable and pleasant evening’s entertainment ... so ...

Billi Pod says==>it is worth seeing.

It is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 1:30, with intermission, and runs through February 8th.

Another nice thing about the evening ... before the show I met up with Dian Crystal aka My Lady in the theater lobby and we were able to do some brief catching-up. 

My Lady==>looking forward to being with you and Marty aka Whatever on Tuesday at Meske.

Moving on some more ...

Billi Pod’s entertainment event for today is a classical music concert ...

3:00==>NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY AND ORCHESTRA @ Carnegie Hall - The program is:

Mendelssohn - “St. Paul” Oratorio
(concert - complimentary ticket)

This oratorio tells the story of the conversion of Saul, later known as the apostle Paul. It consists of three dramatic sections: the martyrdom of St. Stephen, Saul’s conversion, and Paul’s later life of spreading the gospel. This performance will be sung in the original German with English super-titles.

The concert is at Carnegie Hall at 57th Street and 7th Avenue.

I anticipate that my comp. ticket will be in the upper nosebleed section ... but no matter because the acoustics at Carnegie Hall are outstanding, regardless of where you are seated.

OK ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... we will close this posting out without any references to DeflateGate ... so ... time to get ready to head out for my concert ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.64 miles (or, 5,768 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>96.84 miles (average 4.04 miles per day)

Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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