February on TV

February 2019

Here are the topics that I mentioned on the segment!

You can watch a video of the segment here!

February 2019 2

2019! January on TV

2019 Jan 1

Happy New Year! The year started off excitingly as the namesake of this website himself, Theo, joined me on the segment. He came with me to the studio because he is still on winter break from school, but we didn’t plan on having him come on the segment. When they asked if he wanted to join us, he jumped at the chance! It was so great to have him with me and he said it was fun to be on TV!

Here are the topics that I mentioned today on the show:

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    1:30pm at Eccles Theater
  • Saturday, January 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 2019
    The Little Prince at Capitol Theater
    • Additional events:
    • Tuesday, January 8, 7-8 pm, The Kings English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East.  Set and Costume Designer Jacob Climer will share his plans for bringing The Little Prince to life for Utah Opera’s January production at the Capitol Theatre.  Climer’s colorful designs for characters and events in the story will be on display, and a French scholar will share readings and ideas about the novella.
    • Tuesday, January 22, 10:45-11:45 am, University of Utah School of Music, room TBA.  Utah Opera’s conductor for its production of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince, based on the novella of the same name by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, will discuss the music of the opera, his preparation to conduct it, and share insights from his own career.
  • Sundance Kids Films:

Watch the segment here!

2019 Jan 3

2019 Jan 2

Sundance 2018

As I mentioned on my January segment/blog post, we were really excited to attend a number of Sundance Film Festival shows this year. In the past I’ve taken Theo to the Sundance Kids section of films, but this year we branched out and went to “regular” films too. They were all documentaries and we had a great time!

The Sundance Kids section film that we watched, Science Fair, was Theo’s favorite. We also learned more about the Intel ISEF science fair during the documentary Inventing Tomorrow. The documentary about Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, inspired him to pull out our old DVDs of the show that we received as a gift when Theo was a toddler. Those are classics! We also saw the documentary Kusama – Infinity about the groundbreaking Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. There is a work by her at the local Utah Museum of Fine Arts that we look forward to seeing, now that we know more about her and her artwork.

Another one of Theo’s favorites was the documentary Chef Flynn about the young chef Flynn McGarry who started cooking in his home around Theo’s age, and is now opening his new restaurant in NYC called Gem (at age 19!). We were excited to see Chef Flynn himself during the Q&A after the film. One of the great perks about this film festival coming to town each year. Until next year, Sundance!