Residual tension – echoes of a brief period when the two split up – animates “Stan & Ollie.” At one point, old betrayals and rivalries boil over, and Baird stages one pivotal confrontation while a Beatlesesque group plays in the background, suggesting that the petty problems and resentments of a couple of vaudeville pros will soon be atomized into irrelevance by the coming pop invasion. The arguments, when they arise, are regrettably on-the-nose and spelled out. But by that time, “Stan & Ollie” – working through Reilly and Coogan’s superb physical and emotional work – has allowed viewers to understand what made their characters so great, and so beloved, in a film that magnanimously invites us into a world no less recognizable for being almost entirely erased.
The performance was an adrenaline rush, I could still feel some of its effects after intermission, when the superb pianist Leif Ove Andsnes walked onstage — in a finely tailored black suit — to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No, 1 in C major, This was a marvelous performance, immediately calming, while tapping into the profound vitality that nourishes the music, After the orchestra’s long introductory statement, the pianist entered with playing of crisp definition: absolutely clear, with bass lines etched to resound, and with harmonies voiced just so, You might say that Andsnes’ solo lines simply emerged from Beethoven’s nourishing well of vitality, like the real-time embodiment of sale 30% off, multicolor python leather ballet flats, size 9 us an invisible force..
Fire reminder: It’s been noted before but can’t be overemphasized — we’re at the height of the wildfire season. After four years of drought, the fire danger in the regional parks and other open space is extreme. As a result, smoking is prohibited in wildland areas throughout the regional parks. Campfires and barbecues are permissible only in designated areas, and they are prohibited when fire danger is high. Park visitors can help by not smoking along the trails, extinguishing barbecues and disposing of coals properly and not driving over or parking on dry grass. Your car’s hot manifold can ignite it. If you see smoke, call 911.
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As the audience, judges and competitors gave them a standing ovation, Tommy said, “Showed that old stoners can perform when they need to.” In a highlight reel, he said that it’s said that “dancing can make you young. I’ve proved it to be true. I’m very proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish.” Peta added that he was “probably the most rewarding partner I’ve ever had.”. I had four favorite dances this week and all but one were the “unplugged” version. Tommy and Peta’s rumba was one, and the contemporary dance by Bethany Mota and Derek Hough to “I Want You Back” was another. Using a large picture frame, the dance wove in and out with a complicated choreography that’s typical of Derek. Bruno called it a “modern masterpiece,” and Carrie Ann said she didn’t want to blink and miss a step. Going along with the picture-frame theme, Len added that it was a “Picasso of a dance — I loved it.” The pair was rewarded with four 10s for a perfect 40 for the performance.