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Don't Wanna Be...April 19, 2013
You know that feeling of anticipation that night before Christmas, or getting ready to dig into the Moosetracks ice cream or getting ready to make out with that cute guy who you’ve had a crush on for six months? Yeah, that’s the anticipation I had going to see the Chicago production of American Idiot. I was pumped because somehow I missed this musical in its Broadway prime and was ready to correct this tragic situation. The curtain goes up, the music starts, the stage looks incredible, the actors are jazzed, but ultimately…like Christmas, Moosetracks, and cute guy…this production left me a little disappointed. American Idiot is the story of three boyhood … Read more
Camilla Staveley-Taylor Chats with CheekyApril 5, 2013
The Staveley-Taylor sisters, professionally known as The Staves, have a lot going on at the moment. Having released their debut record Dead & Born & Grown back home in England last year, The Staves (Emily, Jessica and Camilla) performed two showcases at Austin’s SXSW Music and Media Conference just days before their Atlantic Records LP hit the American market. Cheeky caught up with the baby of the group, ukulele-playing Camilla Staveley-Taylor, in between gigs while at SXSW. “It’s good, it’s hot,” chuckles Staveley-Taylor of the trio’s time in Austin. The Staves’ first performance at this year’s fest was at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, a venue the sisters played at 2012’s SXSW. … Read more
Bad TV Has Reached New DepthsApril 5, 2013
Well, I don’t know how many of you have been watching the reality competition show Splash, but I haven’t until this past Tuesday. Thought I would tune in to see if, by chance, Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks show up to reenact the underwater-mermaid-make out scene from their same-name movie. No such luck. Instead, much in the fashion of Dancing with the Stars, we are stuck with “D-List” celebrities, such as: Drake Bell - Who? Rory Bushfield - Um…who? Katherine Webb - WHO?? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Oh wait, I know this one. Brandi Chastain - Nope. Keshia Knight Pullman – Uhhhh…no. Ndamukong Suh - I got nothing. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? Louie Anderson – Okay, looking familiar. Nicole Eggert – Baywatch days are … Read more