Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Love A Summer Night

Especially in the hood! 

Well, my hood, anyway.

Came out of Peery's Egyptian Theatre the other  night after a trip down Memory Wild West Lane...a bit thirsty from all the dust being kicked up at Hole in the Wall...and was quite refreshed by these sights!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Film Festival At The Egyptian: A Knock On The Hippocampus

The year was 1965. Our family had just moved to Syracuse, Utah from Farmington, New Mexico. One state away and what a difference a state line can make! For one, who ever heard of putting ketchup on hamburgers!? To the five of us kids, (elder brother already moved out, younger brother not yet born) having to make adjustments to a new place should have been, by now, old hat, having experienced a rather itinerant, literal sojourn on earth. But we were kids and uprooting was hard. Every time. No matter how many times we had done it before.

Something that was always a comfort, for me especially, was "going to the show." And go to the show, we did.

Peery's Egyptian Theater where I first saw this rollicking romp, which I must have seen at least seven times in as many days, (remember when you could stay and watch a movie over again without having to leave the theater?) is screening it again this week! It's part of the Pharoah's Phamily Phun Philm Phestival. They're showing other movies, too, like "High Noon" and "Shane," and "Gigi" which I think is a really ugly movie. But, that's beside the point. What is right ON the point is that I get to go see Cat Ballou with my sister and my daughter, at the historic Egyptian in Ogden, Utah. What would you call that circuitous kind of serendipity?

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Come And See...The Moon Is Dancing"

"For more than forty years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with."

Tickets are $20.00 and $16.00 for students and seniors. Student rush tickets will also be available for $15.00 one-hour prior to the performance at the Egyptian box office.

Tickets are available at the Peery's Egyptian Theater Box Office, by calling 800.888.TIXX or at smithstix.com

Phone: 801.689.8700

Event Hours: 7:30 pm

Admission: $20/$16/$15 student rush

Location: Peery's Egyptian Theater

Address: 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden

Friday, February 12, 2010

Jonesin' For Winterfest!

ARE YOU READY? Ogden Winter Fest begins tonight. If all I get to see are the toboggan parade and this event,

I will be this happy: