San Diego Musical Theatre’s “Man of La Mancha” is a moving tale of dreams, heartbreak and the realities of Spanish life circa 1594 as two stories unfold on the Horton Grand Theatre stage through Oct. 27.The first is of a man named Don Miguel de Cervantes (Broadway veteran Robert J. Townsend), an unsuccessful poet, soldier and actor who has turned to tax collecting as a means of survival. Unfortunately for him, he foreclosed on a monastery and — as a consequence — is imprisoned in Seville, Spain and is awaiting trial for heresy since the show takes place in the midst of the Spanish Inquisition.(The Inquisition was a 355-year effort by Catholic monarchs to identify heretics and bring them to justice.)His fellow detainees have their own hierarchy in the prison, as Cervantes and his also imprisoned servant Sancho (Broadway veteran Jeffrey Landman) quickly find out. To save his meager possessions — mostly costumes, but especially a manuscript for a play … [Read more...] about REVIEW: SDMT puts on a compelling ‘Man of La Mancha’
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By Sandra Roig on Oct 14, 2019 in Books, Europe, Regions, Spain, Travel Equipment, Travel Literature, Western Europe Through books about Barcelona, you will be able to find out the secrets of the city that guides and review pages rarely tell you. The writers, enticed by the beauty of Catalonia´s capital, show the reader a new perspective about the city of Barcelona. Why not dedicate time to books about the city, in order to make your stay in Barcelona that little bit more magical? 1. The world famous “La sombra del viento” It is worthwhile starting a fascinating journey around the world of literature dedicated to Barcelona with a book that was written in 2001 by Carlos Luis Zafon. Many positive reviews and impressive volumes of sale make it possible to consider “La Sombra del viento” as one of the best books about the history of Barcelona. Critics sometimes try to challenge the literary value of a book, but there is no doubt that what Zafon achieved was … [Read more...] about Top 5 books about the history of Barcelona
Hi Meredith, I'll make things short and quick. I was in a stagnant relationship for two years with a man who put up walls and strung me along, and I kept letting it happen. Eventually I couldn't take it anymore. Four months ago, it ended, finally, but it felt like it was over long before there was an official breakup. Within one month of really disconnecting from this ex (blocking him, etc.), I met a man – a wonderful man, who is communicative, inspiring, funny, and respectful. In some ways, based on interests, he is almost like the male version of me. We click in so many ways. I'm spending a ton of time with him and I want to see him even more. I loved my ex. I still love him because deep down, inside what could be an awful shell, he is a good man. Just not the man for me. That's why it's so surprising that I've completely fallen for this new man and can't fight it – and don't want to. I want something to be wrong, because I'm so smitten. Is it too soon to be this … [Read more...] about Is it too soon to be this smitten?
Adam Handling Chelsea, the most recent eponymous opening from the renowned restaurateur has launched a luxurious, all-you-can-eat Sunday Lunch experience, focusing on the very best of British produce, complete with free-flowing drinks packages, which has fast become the place to brunch on a Sunday in London’s Chelsea! Located in the iconic building that is home to the Belmond Cadogan Hotel, the restaurant’s new lunch offering has been designed by Adam to draw on the property’s illustrious heritage, the property was once home to bohemian socialite Lillie Langtry and known as Oscar Wilde’s London residence. Adam has taken this history and used it to inspire a quintessentially British, luxurious Sunday lunch feast that will guarantee to delight. The Luxury Editor was asked to come along and experience this new food experience by Adam and here is what we thought. About Adam Handling Adam Handling’s beautifully presented modern British menus start with careful … [Read more...] about Sunday Lunch at Adam Handling Chelsea Review
A year after the celebrity chef’s death, a collection of Anthony Bourdain’s personal belongings will be offered in an online auction in October. The sale, which is run by New York’s Lark Mason Associates, features more than 200 lots that the late Bourdain acquired during his life, including artwork, various books, decorative furnishings as well as several manuscripts of his own work. Among them are a 2016 oil painting by Canadian artist Brad Phillips, titled “Cristine and me as Still-Life”; a couple of silkscreen prints by Welsh illustrator Ralph Steadman; and a pair of paintings by American artist John Lurie. Steadman had collaborated on several occasions with Bourdain, creating the art for his 2016 cookbook “Appetites” and even appearing on the chef’s TV show “Parts Unknown”. A highlight of the auction is John Lurie’s “The Sky Is Falling, I Am Learning to Live with It” that Bourdain reportedly purchased … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain’s Art Collection Heading To Auction