Dear Readers ... I want to share with you a most pleasant evening our SDTR writer-reviewers had together, this past Monday 5/6th, as 20 of us gathered for our Annual SDTR Reviewers Dinner - where the reviewers had a chance to socialize, and meet our new contributing writers of this past year.
We all shared in a rather sumptuous family-style meal of varied shrimp dishes, beef-and-chicken ... and of course, the best NOODLES in the city ... all washed-down with their famed Beer & Saki Towers ... ummm, good, and hosted by owner Steve Yeng, at the OB NOODLE HOUSE.
Steve Yeng and Rob Appel
Guests present, were Esther Paul, Eric Tauber, Kristen Fogle, JP Schuiteman, Steve & Joanie Shirley, Ron & Nowell Bierman, Jerry & Mark Straye, Bill & Rosemarie Ballard, Robert Hampton, Jim Greer, Mike & Adela Polin, and Michael McCafferty.
SDTR Reviewer's Dinner
A so-fun (and very popular) OB hang-out, do drop-in any night at the OB NOODLE HOUSE (2216-18 Cable St. - corner of Voltaire & Cable, in Ocean Beach) ... and, ask for "Steve" .. he is a winner as well!
Try their Beer & Saki Towers !!!
Maia Makhateli - White & Black Swan
(photo by Angela Sterling)
A shout-out to our many dance readership, coming-up this next weekend (May 18-19), will be the CALIFORNIA BALLET Company's 45th Anniversary Celebration Dance Concert at the SD Civic Theatre - where Founder-Director Maxine Mahon is mounting the full-length "Swan Lake" ballet, featuring Dutch National Ballet guest stars Maia Makhateli, in the duo-roles of the White Swan and Black Swan, and Ray del Caceres, as BENNO, along with the California Ballet's corps-de-ballet - conducted by John Stubbs, with the SD Symphony Orchestra.
Ray del Caceres - Premier Danseur
As a San Diego-based professional ballet company to be proud of - just think, 45-years of continuous performances - Maxine Mahon's California Ballet Company, stands among the best in the United States!
"Swan Lake" Corps-de-ballet
(photo by Brad Matthews)
For last minute reservations, for this coming Saturday (8pm) or Sunday (2pm), call their Box Office at (858) 567-5676, or go online at www.californiaballet.org.
The ensemble was top-notch and known to San Diego’s theatre-going audience. Hats off to you all! (But not in shul. We Jews keep our heads covered in synagoguh Also, watch for New Details on
BRAVO SD AWARDS
Please also be sure to check-out the SHOWBIZ News Link, on the Table of Contents (right side of page) to see the Feature announcement of the 2nd Annual BRAVO SD AWARDS - details and personalities involved!
Just sharing some
thoughts and memories,
Editor - Rob Appel