By Sue May
“Parable (Greek παραβολή – parabolē), was the name given by rhetoricians (Greek) to illustrations in the form of brief fictional narratives.” (Wikipedia)
I loved Chris Farah’s live-illustration of Fancy! Farah’s one-woman show, Fancy! A Southern Gothic Camp Parable, is a peek into Farah’s creative genius, while her interview reveals her practical strong work-ethic yet passionate view on the creative process.
Fancy is a simple country girl with a mother who is determined to insure her daughter utilizes all of her inherited talents, and knows her place in life. Along with other impressive characters, Fancy’s mother bestows her worldly principles as Fancy embraces her side-splitting world of an Orleans high-falutin’ prostitute with heart.
The priceless lesson imparted during this modern parable is: If Fancy is able to embrace and love herself no matter what her circumstance she finds herself in, we are all capable of such enlightenment. Thanks Fancy for being you, and thank God for Camp!
Enjoy the video, it was a joy to create and a special thank you to Chris Farah.
NEWSFLASH! FANCY! WINS A BEST OF EXTENSION, THE VIRGIN AWARD, AND NOMINATED FOR BEST SOLO SHOW!
(August 2013 Update: The video is now posted on Vimeo vs. embedded w/VideoPress in the WP blog. Sorry to those who were unable to embed the video on other sites.)
Directed, Shot and Edited by Sue May
Produced by Simplexity MediaWorks™
393 Miles From Malibu: 1st Appellate District, Court of California, Case #A134729, Disposition, Malibu Lagoon
Today, the 1st Appellate Court of the State of California handed down a decision that will soon effect all Malibuites. The Court denied the Appellants (#A134729) petition for a stay that would once again delay the June 1 start date. You can see the PDFs of the following documents here: Case Summary, Disposition, Scheduled Actions, Briefs, Docket, Trial Court, Parties & Attorneys.
The Disposition reads as follows:
Appellants have filed a petition for writ of supersedeas, seeking a stay of the construction project at the Malibu Lagoon. To support such a writ, appellants must show irreparable harm and “that ‘substantial questions’ will be raised on the appeal and must explain the underlying case in a manner that ‘facially’ demonstrates the merits of these issues.” (Civil Appeals and Writs, Eisenberg, Horvitz, & Wiener, ? 7:287 [citations omitted, emphasis in original]; see also People ex rel San Francisco Bay v. Town of Emeryville (1968) 69 Cal.2d 533, 537 [power to stay should be “sparingly employed and reserved for the exceptional situation.”].) The petition is denied as appellants have not met that burden; specifically, they have not demonstrated that the appeal presents an exceptional situation presenting a substantial issue on appeal that, even facially, has merit. The application by the City of Malibu to file an amicus brief is granted.
Saturday, May 12th is the 2nd Preserve Malibu Cash Mob presented by Preserve Malibu… enjoy the sneak peek and see if you can guess the establishments!
Preserve Malibu Cash Mob #2
Meet @ PCH X Trancus Canyon Road
Saturday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (new location at 4 p.m.)
Spend $20 | Meet Three New People | Have Fun
Andy Weber, world-renowned Tibetan Thangka master painter, visited the Los Angeles area this past weekend. This posting features a photo essay of Weber, his students, and their art work during the two-day class on Tibetan Thangka painting. Weber, hosted by Asian Classics Institute of Los Angeles (ACI-LA), directed by a Lama Marut. Thank you Andy, please return soon.
My own introduction to the world of Tibetan Thangka painting took place near the Boudhanath Stupa in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.
~ Andy Weber
Photo Essay: © 2012 Sue May
Sue May, Editor
Miles From Malibu, Webzine
Produced by My Dog Spot Productions
Directed by Sue May
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**MFM is calculated from Malibu City Hall to a location, event, person, etc. in and around, and out of Malibu. Malibu is 21-miles long and approx. 5-miles deep – so don’t let the numbers fool you!
Dagmola Sakya & Family w/Friends in Malibu 2012
A very special thank you to Dagmola and the Sakya family for visiting Malibu. Thank you to Malibuites Carol Moss, for hosting and so much more, and Bibi Jordan for photographing the Sakya family.
Photo Essay Credit: Bibi Jordan and Sue May
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