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This is for those who know (and love, let us face it) our dear Lady of Manners, cupcake_goth.

If you do not know who this lovely lady is, feel free to skip thisCollapse )

On the advice of others...

Is anyone interested in purchasing a 1940's Westinghouse sewing machine?

This is an item that came to me via my late aunt's estate. It includes the sewing machine, and a work table into which the machine will 'fold.'

Asking price: $100.

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Remember, remember, the fifth of November
The gunpowder, treason and plot.
I know of no reason the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.


Too frickin' hilarious....

"North Carolina Church to burn bibles on Halloween."

I wish I was kidding. I'm tempted to send this to PZ Myers, but I suspect he has already heard about it.

Also tempted to sent it to my mother, but she might not find it so amusing. I know Hal will find it interesting.


Anyone in TN?

Costume Shop Supervisor needed for Fall 2009 semester
Anticipated Temp Costume Shop Manager Position Fall 2009

We are anticipating a maternity leave replacement opening in our shop this coming fall term. This is an excellent opportunity for a professional theatre technician building or contemplating a career in academia, or journeyman freelancer interested in management.. .. even a sabbatical gig for experienced teachers. We are hoping for someone who can bring something to our campus as a guest that we don't usually have.... Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be looking for work this fall, and post it on your call board:

Costume Shop Supervisor needed for Fall 2009 semester (temporary leave replacement) .

5 day week (plus dress rehearsals as necessary). Mid August -Mid December 2009.

Primary responsibility: supervising the day-to-day activities of mid-size academic costume shop with staff of graduate and undergraduate workers at varying skill levels, to ensure the completion of all costumes as needed for productions. Expected duties: coordinating all projects on the calendar with student, faculty, and guest artist designers, providing workroom assignments based on skill level of students, scheduling and workflow, maintaining show budget paperwork and expenditures. The semester's production schedule of 3 main stage and 2 studio projects (in rep) is primarily contemporary this year - including a new script (ACTF entry) and the musical Blood Brothers; excellent organization and garment alteration skills are absolutely necessary. Appropriate technical and managerial guidance for student designers; training for lab students in basic sewing is expected. Attendance at dress rehearsals as deemed necessary. Purchasing for shows and general supply will be coordinated with resident staff/faculty. Teaching and possible design opportunities exist, commensurate with experience and interest.

This position requires a minimum BA/BFA in theatrical costume (or a related field) + significant professional experience in costume shop operation; MFA and related education experience is preferred. Knowledge of garment construction and alteration for the theatre a must; knowledge and skill in sewing equipment maintenance, strong interpersonal skills, strong managerial, supervisory, and multi-tasking skills required.

Contract salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Accepting letters, resumes +refs until filled. University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance, TC 144 Bldg Memphis TN 38152. 901-678-2152 For more information please contact: Janice Benning Lacek at jblacek@memphis. edu or jbenninglacek@ hotmail.com


For those who have traveled...



KRXQ Sacramento Radio Hosts Encourage Abuse Against Transgender Children

I am fuming, and I hope others will be as well. I've already emailed the producer, and I hope others will do the same.

and station manager email- jfox@entercom.com

(916) 766-5000
5345 Madison Ave
Sacramento, CA


Save Radio

Stop the Performance Tax!

This one is not just a 'duh' moment for me. I have a friend who is just starting out in life and she works in Radio.


Need some help

I've offered to organize the bachelorette party for a young lady who is marrying another friend of mine this coming August. Plan is really simple: dinner, show, dancing.

Dinner will depend on where the show will be, and for that, I hope to do something a little different. I plan to take the bride to be to a burlesque show.

Now I know that there are several places in the Bay Area for burlesque (thank you!) but we've got a snag. One of the potential members of the party will not be 21 by the time of this outing.

So! Anyone out there know of a burlesque show that is 18+ rather than 21+? I found one that looked interesting, but it doesn't seem to have a regular venue. More's the pity, because it was a primarily male burlesque review.



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