Reviews – June 2012

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Theatre

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
The Pantages Theatre
June 5-17, 2012

Starring in the National Tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be Douglas Sills as “Gomez” and Sara Gettelfinger as “Morticia”!
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
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DVD

CIVILIZATION: THE WEST AND THE REST WITH NIALL FERGUSON
BBC

Niall Ferguson, internationally acclaimed author and historian, brings you the highly anticipated documentary series Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson. Named by TIME as one of their top 100 most influential people, Ferguson investigates the influence of the West and its hold over the rest of the world since 1500 A.D. The way people live – or aspire to live – is unmistakably an invention of the West. All over the world, more and more humans eat a Western diet, wear Western clothes and live in Western housing. The religion exported by the West, Christianity, is still followed by a third of mankind. But are we living through the beginning of the end of the West’s ascendancy? In this remarkable series, Niall Ferguson explains how by juxtaposing the West and ‘the Rest’, we can uncover the keys – the six killer applications – of Western ascendacy: Competition, Science, Democracy, Medicine, Consumerism, and Work Ethic. These keys may hold the real explanation of how, for roughly five centuries, a clear minority of mankind managed to secure the lion’s share of the Earth’s resources.

Books

Las Nuevas Reglas de la Postura
BOND

Muchas personas se provocan sus propios dolores de espalda y del cuerpo debido a sus malos hábitos cotidianos de postura y movimiento. Muchos se dan cuenta de que su mala postura es probablemente la raíz del problema, pero no consiguen cambiar sus hábitos establecidos.
En Las nuevas reglas de la postura, Mary Bond aborda el tema de los cambios de postura desde adentro hacia afuera. La autora explica que podemos aprender a percatarnos de un nuevo sentido que nos ayudará a mantener una postura saludable, en lugar de intentar hacerlo mediante el entrenamiento de los músculos hasta que adquieran una forma ideal. Basada en su experiencia de 35 años de ayudar a la gente a mejorar su estado físico, Mary Bond nos revela cómo los factores emocionales pueden hacernos asumir posturas poco saludables.

Leonardo da Vinci: Arte y ciencia del universo
BLUME

Escrito por uno de los expertos sobre Leonardo da Vinci más destacados del mundo, Leonardo da Vinci: Arte y ciencia del universo es una biografía que sirve como entrada dentro de la mente brillante de Leonardo da Vinci.
Desde su nacimiento en Vinci, este ameno estudio traza la vida del artista renacentista, incluyendo su aprendizaje en Florencia y sus trabajo en Milán, Roma y Amboise. Reproducciones de sus cuadernos y de algunas de sus obras más reconocidas decoran las páginas de este pequeño pero esclarecedor libro.

The Miles
Kensington Publishing Corp.

When Liam Walker joins a running club in New York City, it’s with some trepidation. Liam has always loved running, but the world of team racing, and the camaraderie that goes with it, are new to him. Still, after years of stagnancy – working for the same magazine, living in the same apartment, and jumping from one short-term boyfriend to another – he’s ready to try.

At the club, Liam meets athletes of every stripe. Some are fiercely competitive, others more interested in the after race bagels or team nights out partying. The revelations on the track hardly compare to what happens off it, Liam starts to realize all the ways in which life is measured by hills and valleys, in how far you’re willing to push yourself, and in who’s waiting for you at the finish line.

CONCERTS

CONCIERTO EL REY III
Homenaje a José Alfredo Jiménez
Saturday, June 23 – 7:00pm
Ford Theatre

A sweeping lineup of talent that includes Mariachi Monumental de America, Tamborazo Pancho Villa and the sensational voices of Nelson Velasquez, Cindy Luna, Gabriel Gonzalez, Maria Espinola, Roberto Romo and Angie Villela bring to life the iconic songs of José Alfredo Jiménez, Mexico’s greatest composer of ranchera music. El Folklórico de Los Ángeles and rope artist Heriberto Espinoza will make their debut. www.FordTheatres.org

ROBERTO CARLOS
Un Millón de Amigos Tour
Sábado 16 de Junio
NOKIA Theatre – L.A. Live

El legendario cantante brasileño Roberto Carlos se presenta en el NOKIA Theatre de Los Ángeles, como parte de su gira Un Millón de Amigos. Por fin tendremos la oportunidad de presenciar en concierto en Los Ángeles a uno de los más grandes cantantes de todos los tiempos. Interpretando todos sus éxitos, temas como La Montaña, Amigo, Lady Laura y muchísimos más. Boletos a la venta en www.TicketMaster.com

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