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Professional rookies

sandiegoreader.com — In Tiger Style!, Albert and Jennifer "substituted professional growth for personal growth." Jennifer Chen sees a therapist for the first time. And she comes prepared: a list of her phobias, one of her shortcomings, another with her attributes. She can't simply explore personal issues. She must be "the best at therapy!"

Instead of floating daggers...

sandiegoreader.com — Mike Lew's Tiger Style! at La Jolla Playhouse shows the effects of super-strict parenting on two Chinese-Americans. Jennifer and Albert dove through every academic hoop cum laude but find themselves a few years later without "life skills." Jiehae Park's peerless takes their plight over the woods and through the river.

Ascending Mt. Bard

sandiegoreader.com — Steve Froehlich and Kym Pappas in Taming of the Shrew Carla Nell, artistic director of InnerMission Productions, directed Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, performed last month. It was her initial attempt at the Bard. I asked her how it feels to climb that mountain for the first time.

Last Call: Love's Labor's Lost at Old Globe

sandiegoreader.com — The men are scarcely aware of how the tables have turned in Love's Labor's Lost. One of the year's better productions must close this Sunday. Even with the play's disturbing, though fully justified, un-comic ending, the Old Globe's Love's Labor's Lost is a keeper.

San Diego Reader

sandiegoreader.com — Shana Wride, J. Michael Flynn, Cristina Soria, and Chris Petschler in The Cocktail Hour A dying tradition. Like the old New England dining rooms, which A. R. Gurney, Jr., also wrote about, the cocktail hour was a special time for East Coast Brahmins at day's end.

Central San Diego before 1930

sandiegoreader.com — In the summer you could get a fifty-cent pass for the whole week. " She recalls passing her ticket out the window to a friend to squeeze two rides for the price of one, joining others in rocking the vehicle back and forth until the motorman became angry, and using the trolley to ride to San Diego High in the morning or to music lessons in the afternoon.

Love’s Labor’s Lost in the towering eucalypti of the Old Globe’s festival stage

sandiegoreader.com — You could subtitle Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost the "Taming of the Adolescents." The Old Globe's got a charmer on its outdoor stage. Director Kathleen Marshall, scenic designer John Lee Beatty, Peter Golub's original music, and a uniformly fine cast turn Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost into a Greenbelt of Babel.

Last call: Gypsy at Cygnet Theatre

sandiegoreader.com — Manny Fernandes and Linda Libby One of the year's best shows must end its run this Sunday. Cygnet's Gypsy is a "must see." And if you haven't yet, well... "Sing out, Louise!" begins one of the most famous entrances in show business and one of the greatest musicals of all time.

Rip current warning at area beaches ahead of Labor Day weekend

abc7ny.com — A danger lurking at the shore could pose issues for beachgoers ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend, and lifeguards are warning swimmers to be aware of rip currents. Distant storms are making for dangerous surf all along our coastline, and even though powerful Hurricane Gaston is more than 1,000 miles away, it is still sending big waves in our direction.

More about surfaces than depths

sandiegoreader.com — Doug (Anthony Methvin) and Bud (Tom Zohar) With their new musical, Doug and Bud can't see the forest or the trees. They only see a long Broadway run, a sweep of all the awards, eternal fame, the usual... Somehow they've arranged a backer's audition at a rehearsal studio - i.e., Diversionary Theatre's main stage.
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Sep 25, 2016

RT @laurabehnke7: We have had some amazing #NYC sunsets lately! Tonight did not disappoint. #SunsetDogWalk #UWS https://t.co/pBpXNXYI8V

Sep 25, 2016

RT @NWSNewYorkNY: It has been a warm and dry month thus far. Here is how the month is trending through yesterday. https://t.co/Spame0dSIF

Sep 25, 2016

Another chilly night, followed by nice daylight hours tomorrow. Rain arrives late tomorrow evening, lasting into Tuesday morning. #abc7ny https://t.co/o0Do93NoVJ

Sep 25, 2016

Another chilly night with frost well N&W. Also a few shots at much-needed rain in the Accuweather Forecast on #abc7ny at 5. See you then! https://t.co/5vUPuCncAj

Sep 24, 2016

It's the coolest night since Spring, and some areas will deal with a bit of frost in your Accuweather Forecast coming up on #abc7ny!

Sep 24, 2016

RT @ABC7NY: PROGRAMMING NOTE: Eyewitness News will be on after #STANvsUCLA - see you then!

Sep 24, 2016

Going LIVE on Facebook now to talk about coolest air since Spring! #abc7ny  https://www.facebook.com/jeffsmithABC7/ 

Sep 24, 2016

Crisp and cool through tomorrow with frost at night well N&W. Next rain arrives late Monday night. #ABC7NY https://t.co/QBdOit62aT

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