Coughing is not always involuntary. You hear incessant coughing and hacking in concert halls all the time, even in the most intimate passages, and it seems to be growing. My theory is that it is a way to inject oneself into the performance, for whatever psychological reasons. As someone with aspy tendencies, I prefer to stay home and listen to recordings, rather than raise my blood pressure dealing with the tasteless cretins who pass for polite society today.
She was doing stage work as late as 1987, so I'm sure there is someone still lurking around who worked with Miss Martin. Her tales of working with Ezio Pinza in South Pacific and the sexual harassment she had to endure from him are really quite astounding. Back then, though, they were troupers, for better or worse.
Gaga is like Eve Harrington, except she skipped the Broadway part. I don't expect her to trod the boards any time soon. But the perennial candidate, Rosie, shall bless us with her presence for years to come.
You know what is tiresome? People who post supposedly provocative topics in the form of questions based upon a current social media trope and/or right wing talking point. You are taking some disparate views expressed by others and trying to make it into an assault on your rights somehow. It is quite "trans"parent.
Went to the movies to see Rocketman. The theater was very sparsely filled, but sure enough, there were too older people that sat in back of me. He started right in with a very loud monologue about his medications or some such, punctuated by loud snorts. The lady, whenever anything would happen or about to happen would loudly sigh, like an ohhhhh sound - every damn time. Even after I went and bought artery clogging treats and sat elsewhere, the snorts and sighs co