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2000 Stories by David Gofstein

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  • CD-Rama

    published December 28, 2000

    David Shepherd Grossman's Stumbling Off 6th Street is, like the previous dozen or so collections from the Valley's own troubadour, a... More >>

  • Sundome-upon-Avon

    published November 23, 2000

    To the Onlie Begetter of this sonnet Mr. W.S., all happinesse (and forgivenesse) and that eternitie promised. Shall I compare thee to... More >>

  • Filthy Funnyman

    published November 2, 2000

    Jackie Martling has a joke to tell you. Well, actually, he's got a million of 'em. But none that we can actually tell you the punch line of. At... More >>

  • Shaolin at the Moon

    published October 12, 2000

    You won't see some Hollywood actor in bad makeup doing kung fu in slow motion. There will not be even one kid called "Grasshopper." Don't expect... More >>

  • Foreverly Yours

    published October 12, 2000

    For just about a half-century now, The Everly Brothers have been making gorgeous music together. First singing together as little kids on... More >>

  • The Art of Play

    published October 5, 2000

    As any well-meaning parent who has tried it will tell you, dragging the kids to an art museum can be a real disaster. To start with, everywhere... More >>

  • Kilt With Kindness

    published September 28, 2000

    "Ae Men o' Plaid" (with copious apologies to Robert Burns) See the marching souls before us! Mark their stirrin',... More >>

  • The Butler Did It

    published September 21, 2000

    Brett Butler's career could serve as a template for what passes as current-day show-business success. Humble beginnings leading to big-time... More >>

  • Hi Bob!

    published September 14, 2000

    A few years back, Billboard magazine compiled its list of the 100 top-selling albums of all time. Right up there among The Beatles, Elvis... More >>

  • A Wurlitzer Apart

    published September 14, 2000

    How cool would it be if a film lover could go back in time and experience the golden days of the silent screen? Just imagine a trip to an ornate... More >>

  • Miss America Goes to Berlin

    published August 31, 2000

    When a show is billed so grandly as to be called a "revolutionary reincarnation" of a classic musical, it's wise to be skeptical. After all,... More >>

  • Playing in Peoria

    published August 17, 2000

    It's one of those great movie moments: Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) turns to Betsy Booth (Judy Garland) and says, "I know, let's put on a show."... More >>

  • Shakespeare -- The Lost Episodes

    published June 8, 2000

    It's not like those intrepid theatergoers here in the desert don't have plenty of chances to brush up on their Shakespeare. Season after season,... More >>

  • Ho Ho Ha Ha Hee Hee

    published June 1, 2000

    There pretty much couldn't be a cooler show-business story than the amazing tale of Wallace and Ladmo. Think about it: a cheapo local kids' TV... More >>

  • Songs by the Gross

    published June 1, 2000

    So why ain't this guy a star? David Shepherd Grossman has been the definition of a working musician for going on 20 years now. The guy... More >>

  • Get Trucked

    published May 18, 2000

    Over the past quarter-century, the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting has grown into one of Phoenix's finest museums. The Hall's... More >>

  • Toshiro or Not Toshiro

    published May 4, 2000

    The Asian-American community has never been well served by our mass media or popular culture. Japanese and Chinese images are pretty much limited... More >>

  • Opera Fools' Day

    published March 30, 2000

    Classical grand opera is no laughing matter. With its labyrinthine story lines, massive productions and pampered performers, it's no wonder that... More >>

  • Air Tonic

    published March 2, 2000

    Return with us now to those fabulous days of yesteryear, back to a time when America was not going to let a little thing like World War II get in... More >>

  • Mo' Better Mix

    published February 17, 2000

    When you read the reviews of MOMIX, you see every description under the celestial bodies. The members of this dance troupe have been called... More >>

  • There Ain't No Rhyme for Jonathan

    published February 10, 2000

    Fans of Jonathan Richman frequently find themselves answering the question, "Jonathan who?" It's not a household name, after all. Some will... More >>

  • Without a Nyet

    published February 3, 2000

    The three virtuoso musicians who make up Trio Voronezh -- that's "Vo-RO-nesh" to the non-Russian speakers among us -- have come a long... More >>

  • Arlo and Behold

    published January 20, 2000

    "Dave, it's Arlo calling." There was no need to ask "Arlo who?" The instantly recognizable voice on the other end of the phone has been a... More >>

  • Dorf on Comedy

    published January 20, 2000

    Whatever happened to television sketch comedy? Nowadays you really only find it on late-night TV shows such as Saturday Night Live or... More >>

  • A Sign of the Times

    published January 13, 2000

    Have you ever stood on a street corner or maybe sat on a bus and "eavesdropped" on a signed conversation? It's a remarkable sight, watching the... More >>

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