You Can’t Always Sing & Dance: Memories Of A Particularly Special Person And Friend

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December 23, 2009 · Posted in Commentary · Comments Off on You Can’t Always Sing & Dance: Memories Of A Particularly Special Person And Friend 

By LIONEL ROLFE

December 23, 2009

My friend Karen Kaye, executive director of Connections for Children in Santa Monica, a non-profit provider of babysitting and other services for single working mothers, is dying. She’ll probably be gone by the time you read this. Read more

THE BIG EVENT AT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE: GET ALL THE GRUBBY DETAILS & REAL LOWDOWN HERE

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December 9, 2009 · Posted in Miscellany · Comments Off on THE BIG EVENT AT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE: GET ALL THE GRUBBY DETAILS & REAL LOWDOWN HERE 

AUTHORS AT THE GEFFEN — The three authors who hopefully provoked and even entertained an audience at Red Hen Press’ night at the Geffen Playhouse on Nov. 16 included, from left, Marc Acito, Annie La Ganga and Lionel Rolfe. Acito is the author of “The Gospel According to Marc” and “The Attack of the Theater People.” Acito, a regular NPR commentator, was funny and thought provoking with descriptions of his experiences as a house painter and the deaths of the people whose homes he worked on. Annie La Ganga, a performance artist and prose poet whose “Stoners and Self Appointed Saints,” is a discovery of Red Hen Press, did a kind of surreal and literary strip tease, describing her feelings of making love while she imagined herself to be a mermaid. Rolfe did his usual, talking about Thomas Mann and Arnold Schoenberg, among other such ponderous things.