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Why some of us don’t have one true calling

Don’t know what you want to be when you grow up?

Me either.

Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?

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Theatre for Broke People

I mean God bless ‘em, but tickets to see Hamilton or The Book of Mormon on Broadway can run as high as $475. (You noticed I refrained from writing *WTF* in bold cap letters right after that number, right?)

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Vox Lumiere Update 11/10/15

We had a very fun couple of weeks there leading up to All Hallow’s Eve. And we even got a little smarter in the process. Sit back and relax, and prepared for all the awesomeness that is the Vox Lumiere show update for 11/10/15.

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V is for vinyl

Vinyl* just sounds better. It’s true! Okay, that’s not completely true… lots of folk claim that vinyl sounds better, even though this is scientifically untrue. According to science, a CD and a vinyl record being pulled from the same original material are... read more


♥♥♥♥ It’s always nice to have someone say something nice about you. Our good friend Geri Mars came to the opening night fun of Vox Lumiere – The Phantom of the Opera at the LATC in September. I *knew* we had a picture of her on the red carpet, but for the... read more

Jeremiah Tatum

We were heartbroken today to learn of the sudden passing of one of the Vox Lumiere family. Jeremiah Tatum, a beautiful dancer and featured performer in a number of Vox Lumiere productions including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, passed away this weekend. Jeremiah was... read more

Happy Bastille Day

Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll! Veni, vidi, vici! “Huh?”, you ask. Why are these three things listed together? Well, they’re all what’s commonly (?) referred to as a Hendiatris – from the Greek... read more

Worst superhero ever?

Yes, blasting lightening bolts out of your nostrils is still the worst superpower, but Squirrel Girl may well be the overall worst superhero – ever. I can’t even begin to understand how being able to fill your mouth with lots and lots of acorns can help... read more

Superheroes as fine art?

The Greeks had their Titans. Michelangelo had David, and the Bible (featuring God no less). And Mauro Perusshetti (http://www.mauroperucchetti.com/) has the Caped Crusader.  Check it out. Victoria and I were coming home from a lovely brunch on Sunday and drove right... read more

Worst superpower ever

Really, it’s gotta be right? And it’s gotta hurt like hell. But, you probably don’t have to buy any of those cheap plastic electric nose hair clippers that just don’t ever really do anything but make your head vibrate as it painfully pulls the... read more


Mother’s Day is upon us and I’m thinking a lot about my Mom. Mother’s Day is upon us and I’m thinking a lot about my Mom.

For men in Egypt, and in other countries in the Middle East, it is taboo to disclose your mother’s name in public, because her name might bring you shame and ridicule. It’s hard for us in the west to get our head’s around this and eventually over time, a mother’s name becomes forgotten and she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’.

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