The more I think about Miley Cyrus' performance of "Wrecking Ball" at last night's American Music Awards, the more I dig it (even if reluctantly).
I shuddered with mixed emotions. The power ballad is meh — like my friend Barb Morrison points out, would be a Journey song if you subbed in Steve Perry's voice — but Cyrus' performance of it on the AMAs incorporated a crudely animated "space kitten" lip-synching the words in the background added a unique twist that's somewhat more watchable than her twerkout shenanigans. Cyrus may have been in a tacky Underoo-looking getup again with aging-dancer-style high-cut bottoms — but the fabric print was feline too.
This Monday night is crammed full of options — if you're a jazz lover, or theater aficionado and want to help in the continued fight against AIDS by supporting a local arts organization dedicating to awareness-raising and providing assistance to those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS.
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That first episode, like all shows thereafter, began with that eerie, supercool synthesizer intro we all know and love — a harbinger of a new style of space-age electro-pop that inspired a slew of other tunes — like The Time Lords’ “Doctorin’ the Tardis by the Time Lords, aka Time Boy and Lord Rock, aliases of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty of The KLF. (The 1988 song is pretty much a mash-up of the Doctor Who theme music with Gary Glitter's "]" plus "Blockbuster!" by Sweet and "Let's Get Together Tonite" by Steve Walsh. )
“An Unearthly Child” begins in a London junkyard and introduces the first year’s four principal characters — the Doctor (played by William Hartnell), schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright and precocious teenager Susan Foreman. In the show, the teachers encounter a police box, the Tardis, from within which they hear Susan's voice.
If you love maps and expressive visual art, then Cartography of the Soul is a sure bet for you — even if the capitals and legends are of the most figurative sort. Participating artists include Carrie Jadus, Mark Aeling, Femily Killer, Joe Coleman, Paul Glass, Salvador Saint Germain, Carolina Cleere, Bask, Mark Levasseur and Sarah Dees. Reception tonight 6-9 p.m. Soft Water Studio, 515 22nd St. S., 727-344-9695.
Here are the biggest shows happening through Nov. 24.
Talk about a win-win, right?
But one monthly event just so happens to take the waterfront by storm: The Harbour Island Art Walk — don’t miss this month’s chapter on Nov. 24.
Bring your camera for photo opportunities with Santa by the tree. Listen to the sounds of the season with live carolers and performers. Complimentary hot chocolate from Joffrey’s Coffee will be served, and Jimmy John’s will offer free sandwiches.